How can we optimize differentiating business processes and exploit their full potential? Here Volker Stiehl provides answers, utilizing the various options that the BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) standard offers for planning, implementing and monitoring processes. The book presents an approach for implementing an architecture for applications that strives to find a balance between development and maintenance costs, sustainability, scalability and fault tolerance; that meets flexibility requirements without becoming inordinately complex itself; and that keeps the end application as abstract as possible from the system landscape in which it operates. Based on the semantic enhancements found in version 2.0 of the BPMN standard, which have made it possible to execute process models, his approach exploits BPMN to create and run complete application architectures. In this context, BPMN is not just used to model the business processes of the application, as the “B” in BPMN might suggest; but also to model and execute the integration processes between the systems. Throughout the book, the software package SAP Process Orchestration is used to illustrate the implementation of the proposed architecture, yet all recommendations are intentionally kept generic so that they can be implemented on any other comparable platform as well. Software architects, IT managers, software developers and project managers, as well as students of information and business technology will find the book a valuable resource. The proposed application architecture offers them a detailed blueprint, the principles of which they can use to plan and implement process-driven distributed applications.
This book collects essential research on the practical application of executable business process modeling in real-world projects, i.e., model-driven solutions for the support and automation of digital business processes that are created using languages such as BPEL or BPMN. It mainly focuses on empirical research, but also includes an up-to-date cross-section of case studies in order to assess examples of BPM’s practical impact in the industry. On the one hand, executable models are formally and precisely defined so that computers can interpret and execute them; on the other, they are visualized so that humans can describe, document and optimize business processes at a higher level of abstraction than with traditional textual programming languages. While these important research areas have long been separated from one another, this book is an attempt at cross-fertilization, driven by the insight that business processes are the software behind today’s digital organizations, and that achieving a precise representation of such processes is key to their reliable execution. Consequently, the book presents various case studies and experiments that investigate questions of interest to both academia (e.g., identifying challenges for which no solution exists; sharing new insights into how existing approaches are actually used) and industry (e.g., guidelines on using certain technologies and on modeling comprehensible and executable processes). Both researchers and practitioners will benefit from the presentation of how concepts are transformed into working solutions. The studies are presented in a structured manner and with sufficient rigor to be considered empirical research, further enhancing the book’s value for the research community, while practitioners will find concrete guidance on making the right decisions for their projects.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12h International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2022, which took place in Fribourg, Switzerland, in June 2022. The 12 full and 9 short papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 56 submissions. BMSD is a leading international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in business modeling and its relation to software design. Particular areas of interest are: Business Processes and Enterprise Engineering; Business Models and Requirements; Business Models and Services; Business Models and Software; Information Systems Architectures and Paradigms; Data Aspects in Business Modeling and Software Development; Blockchain-Based Business Models and Information Systems; IoT and Implications for Enterprise Information Systems. Each year, a special theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The BMSD 2022 theme is: Information Systems Engineering and Trust.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the BPM Forum of the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2020, which was planned to take place in Seville, Spain, in September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference took place virtually. The BPM Forum hosts innovative research which has a high potential of stimulating discussions. The papers selected for the forum are expected to showcase fresh ideas from exciting and emerging topics in BPM, even if they are not yet as mature as the regular papers at the conference. The 19 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 125 submissions to the main conference. They were organized in topical sections named: process modeling; process mining; predictions and recommendations; BPM adoption and maturity; and standardization, change, and handoffs.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing, EDOC 2022, which took place in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, in October 2022. The 15 full papers included in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: enterprise security; enterprise architecture; business process modeling and monitoring; business process mining and discovery; and process-driven applications.
This book constitutes revised papers from the eleven International Workshops held at the 15th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2017, in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2017: BPAI 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Business Process Innovation with Artificial Intelligence; BPI 2017 – 13th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence; BP-Meet-IoT 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Business Processes Meeting Internet-of-Things; BPMS2 2017 – 10th Workshop on Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management; ‐ CBPM 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Business Process Management; CCABPM 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Cross-cutting Aspects of Business Process Modeling; DeHMiMoP 2017 – 5th International Workshop on Declarative/Decision/Hybrid Mining & Modeling for Business Processes; QD-PA 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Quality Data for Process Analytics; REBPM 2017 – 3rd International Workshop on Interrelations between Requirements Engineering and Business Process Management; SPBP 2017 – 1st Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management; TAProViz-PQ-IWPE 2017 –Joint International BPM 2017 Workshops on Theory and Application of Visualizations and Human-centric Aspects in Processes (TAProViz'17), Process Querying (PQ'17) and Process Engineering (IWPE17). The 44 full and 11 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed short papers and workshop papers of the 19th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, ADBIS 2015, held in Poitiers, France, in September 2015. The 31 revised full papers and 18 short papers presented were carefully selected and reviewed from 135 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on ADBIS Short Papers; Second International Workshop on Big Data Applications and Principles, BigDap 2015; First International Workshop on Data Centered Smart Applications, DCSA 2015; Fourth International Workshop on GPUs in Databases, GID 2015; First International Workshop on Managing Evolving Business Intelligence Systems, MEBIS 2015; Fourth International Workshop on Ontologies Meet Advanced Information Systems, OAIS 2015; First International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage, SW4CH 2015; First International Workshop on Information Systems for AlaRm Diffusion, WISARD 2015.
Software has become ever more crucial as an enabler, from daily routines to important national decisions. But from time to time, as society adapts to frequent and rapid changes in technology, software development fails to come up to expectations due to issues with efficiency, reliability and security, and with the robustness of methodologies, tools and techniques not keeping pace with the rapidly evolving market. This book presents the proceedings of SoMeT_19, the 18th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, held in Kuching, Malaysia, from 23–25 September 2019. The book explores new trends and theories that highlight the direction and development of software methodologies, tools and techniques, and aims to capture the essence of a new state of the art in software science and its supporting technology, and to identify the challenges that such a technology will have to master. The book also investigates other comparable theories and practices in software science, including emerging technologies, from their computational foundations in terms of models, methodologies, and tools. The 56 papers included here are divided into 5 chapters: Intelligent software systems design and techniques in software engineering; Machine learning techniques for software systems; Requirements engineering, software design and development techniques; Software methodologies, tools and techniques for industry; and Knowledge science and intelligent computing. This comprehensive overview of information systems and research projects will be invaluable to all those whose work involves the assessment and solution of real-world software problems.
Concurrent and parallel systems are intrinsic to the technology which underpins almost every aspect of our lives today. This book presents the combined post-proceedings for two important conferences on concurrent and parallel systems: Communicating Process Architectures 2017, held in Sliema, Malta, in August 2017, and Communicating Process Architectures 2018, held in Dresden, Germany, in August 2018. CPA 2017: Fifteen papers were accepted for presentation and publication, they cover topics including mathematical theory, programming languages, design and support tools, verification, and multicore infrastructure and applications ranging from supercomputing to embedded. A workshop on domain-specific concurrency skeletons and the abstracts of eight fringe presentations reporting on new ideas, work in progress or interesting thoughts associated with concurrency are also included in these proceedings. CPA 2018: Eighteen papers were accepted for presentation and publication, they cover topics including mathematical theory, design and programming language and support tools, verification, multicore run-time infrastructure, and applications at all levels from supercomputing to embedded. A workshop on translating CSP-based languages to common programming languages and the abstracts of four fringe presentations on work in progress, new ideas, as well as demonstrations and concerns that certain common practices in concurrency are harmful are also included in these proceedings. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves concurrent and parallel systems.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed short papers, workshops and Doctoral Consortium papers of the 20th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, ADBIS 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in August 2016. The 11 short papers and one historical paper were carefully selected and reviewed from 85 submissions. The rest of papers was selected from reviewing processes of 2 workshops and Doctoral Consortium. The papers are organized in topical sections on ADBIS Short Papers, Third International Workshop on Big Data Applications and Principles (BigDap 2016), Second International Workshop on Data Centered Smart Applications (DCSA 2016) and ADBIS Doctoral Consortium.