Prof. Dov Dori

Information Management Engineering



Professor Dov Dori is Harry Lebensfeld Chair in Industrial Engineering and Head of the Enterprise System Modeling Laboratory at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Since 2000 he has been intermittently Visiting Professor at MIT, where he is currently Lecturer at the Systems Design and Management Program. He received his PhD in Computer Science in 1988 from Weizmann Institute of Science, MSc in Operations Research from Tel Aviv University in 1981, and BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion in 1975. His research interests include model-based systems engineering, conceptual modeling of complex systems, systems architecture and design, software and systems engineering, and systems biology. Prof. Dori invented and developed Object-Process Methodology (OPM), recently adopted as ISO 19450. He has authored over 300 publications, including journal and conference papers, books, and book chapters. Prof. Dori has mentored over 50 graduate students. He is co-chair of the IEEE SMC TC on Model-Based Systems Engineering and chaired or was co-chair of nine international conferences and workshops. Among his editorial duties, Prof. Dori was Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and currently he is Associate Editor of Systems Engineering. He is Fellow of INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering, Fellow of IAPR – International Association for Pattern Recognition, Member of Omega Alpha Association – International Honor Society for Systems Engineering, and Senior Member of IEEE and of ACM. 

Selected Publications

Mor Peleg, Judith Somekh, and Dov Dori, A Methodology for Eliciting and Modeling Exceptions. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 42

Lior Zoref, David Bregman, and Dov Dori, Networking Mobile Devices and Computers in an Intelligent Home. International Journal of Smart Home 3(4), pp. 15-22, October, 2009.

Avi Soffer and Dov Dori, Bridging the Requirements-Implementation Modeling Gap with Object-Process Methodology. Journal on Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 5(1) pp. 27-34. 2009.

Galia Shlezinger, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, and Dov Dori. Modeling Design Patterns for Semi-Automatic Reuse in System Design. Journal of Database Management, 21 (1) pp. 29-57, Jan-March 2010.

Arnon Sturm, Dov Dori, and Onn Shehory, An Object-Process-Based Modeling Language for Multi-Agent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part C: Applications and Reviews, 40 (2) pp. 227-241, 2010.

Shalom Cohen, Dov Dori, and Uzi de Haan, A Software System Development Life Cycle Model for Improved Stakeholders’ Communication and Collaboration. International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control, V (1), pp. 23-44, 2010.

Carlos A. Osorio, Dov Dori, and Joseph Sussman, COIM: An Object-Process Based Method for Analyzing Architectures of Complex, Interconnected, Large-Scale Socio-Technical Systems. Systems Engineering 14(3), 2011.

Yariv Grobshtein and Dov Dori, Generating SysML Views from an OPM Model: Design and Evaluation. Systems Engineering, 14 (3), pp. 327-340, 2011.

Eran Toch, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, and Dov Dori, Humans, Semantics Services and Similarity: A User Study of Semantic Web Services Matching and Composition. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. 9, pp. 16-28, 2011.

Arieh Bibliowicz and Dov Dori, A Graph Grammar-Based Formal Validation of Object-Process Diagrams. Software and Systems Modeling, 11, (2), pp. 287-302, 2012.

Amira Sharon, Olivier de Weck, and Dov Dori, Model-Based Design Structure Matrix: Deriving a DSM from an Object-Process Model. Systems Engineering, pp. 1-14, 2012.

Miri Barak, Sergey Kozyrev, and Dov Dori, The Use of Visual Semantic Web for Designing Virtual Expeditions. Int. J. of Learning Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.">297-313, 2012.

Dov Dori, Extending the human spatiotemporal comfort zone with CAVERN – Computer-based Augmented Virtual Environment for Realizing Nature. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 4(3), pp. 23-44, Fall 2012.

Judith Somekh, Mordechai Choder, and Dov Dori, Conceptual Model-Based Systems Biology: Mapping Knowledge and Discovering Gaps in the mRNA Transcription Cycle. PLoS ONE, 7(12): e51430. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051430, Dec. 20, 2012.

Yevgeny Yaroker, Valeriya Perelman, and Dov Dori. An OPM Conceptual Model-Based Executable Simulation Environment: Implementation and Evaluation. Systems Engineering, 16(4), pp. 381-390, 2013.

Yaniv Mordecai and Dov Dori, Model-Based Risk-Oriented Robust Systems Design with Object-Process Methodology. International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management, 1(4), pp. 331-354, 2013.

Amira Sharon and Dov Dori, A Project-Product Model-Based Approach to Planning Work Breakdown Structures of Complex System Projects. IEEE Systems Journal, 2014, Digital Object Identifier:

Niva Wengrowicz, Yehudit Judy Dori, and Dov Dori, Transactional Distance in an Undergraduate Project-based Systems Modeling Course. Knowledge-Based Systems 71, pp. 41-51, 2014.

Judith Somekh, Gal Haimovich, Adi Guterman, Dov Dori, and Mordechai Choder, Conceptual Modeling of mRNA Decay Provokes New Hypotheses. PLOS ONE, Sept. 2014. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107085. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107085.

Dov Dori and Somwang Thipphayathetthana, Model-Based Guidelines for User-Centric Satellite Control Software Development. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 2015. Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/sat.1123.

Dov Dori, Aharon Renick, and Niva Wengrowicz, When Quantitative Meets Qualitative: Enhancing OPM Conceptual Systems Modeling with MATLAB Computational Capabilities. Research in Engineering Design, 2015 (early view).

Alex Blekhman, Juan P. Wachs, Dov Dori, Model-Based System Specification with Tesperanto: Readable Text from Formal Graphics. IEEE SMC: Systems, 45(11) pp. 1448-1458, 2015.

Niva Wengrowicz, Yehudit Judy Dori, and Dov Dori, Student-Oriented Meta-Assessment in a Project-Based Systems Engineering Course. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016.

Yaniv Mordecai, Ori Orhof, and Dov Dori, A Conceptual Modeling Framework for Interconnectivity and Interoperability. IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 1, 2016.



model-based systems engineering
• conceptual modeling of complex systems
systems architecture and design
• software and systems engineering
systems biology
Modeling of complex systems, object process methodology, and software and systems engineering.
Enterprise Systems Modeling Laboratory

Contact Info

Room 517 Bloomfield Building