Blockchains for business process management - Challenges and opportunities

J. Mendling, I. Weber, W.M.P. van der Aalst, J. vom Brocke, C. Cabanillas, F. Daniel, S. Debois, C. Di Ciccio, M. Dumas, S. Dustdar, A. Gal, L. García-Bañuelos, G. Governatori, R. Hull, Marcello La Rosa, Henrik Leopold, Frank Leymann, Jan Recker, Manfred Reichert, H.A. ReijersStefanie Rinderlema, Andreas Solti, Michael Rosemann, Stefan Schulte, Munindar P. Singh, T. Slaats, Mark Staples, Barbara Weber, Matthias Weidlich, Mathias Weske, Xiwei Xu, Liming Zhu

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Abstract

Blockchain technology ofers a sizable promise to rethink the way interorganizational business processes are managed because of its potential to realize execution without a central party serving as a single point of trust (and failure). To stimulate research on this promise and the limits thereof, in this article, we outline the challenges and opportunities of blockchain for business process management (BPM). We first refect how blockchains could be used in the context of the established BPM lifecycle and second how they might become relevant beyond. We conclude our discourse with a summary of seven research directions for investigating the application of blockchain technology in the context of BPM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages16
JournalACM Transactions on Management Information Systems
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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  • Blockchain
  • Business process management
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Mendling, J. ; Weber, I. ; van der Aalst, W.M.P. ; vom Brocke, J. ; Cabanillas, C. ; Daniel, F. ; Debois, S. ; Di Ciccio, C. ; Dumas, M. ; Dustdar, S. ; Gal, A. ; García-Bañuelos, L. ; Governatori, G. ; Hull, R. ; La Rosa, Marcello ; Leopold, Henrik ; Leymann, Frank ; Recker, Jan ; Reichert, Manfred ; Reijers, H.A. ; Rinderlema, Stefanie ; Solti, Andreas ; Rosemann, Michael ; Schulte, Stefan ; Singh, Munindar P. ; Slaats, T. ; Staples, Mark ; Weber, Barbara ; Weidlich, Matthias ; Weske, Mathias ; Xu, Xiwei ; Zhu, Liming. / Blockchains for business process management - Challenges and opportunities. In: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 1.
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Mendling, J, Weber, I, van der Aalst, WMP, vom Brocke, J, Cabanillas, C, Daniel, F, Debois, S, Di Ciccio, C, Dumas, M, Dustdar, S, Gal, A, García-Bañuelos, L, Governatori, G, Hull, R, La Rosa, M, Leopold, H, Leymann, F, Recker, J, Reichert, M, Reijers, HA, Rinderlema, S, Solti, A, Rosemann, M, Schulte, S, Singh, MP, Slaats, T, Staples, M, Weber, B, Weidlich, M, Weske, M, Xu, X & Zhu, L 2018, 'Blockchains for business process management - Challenges and opportunities', ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, vol. 9, no. 1, 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3183367

Blockchains for business process management - Challenges and opportunities. / Mendling, J.; Weber, I.; van der Aalst, W.M.P.; vom Brocke, J.; Cabanillas, C.; Daniel, F.; Debois, S.; Di Ciccio, C.; Dumas, M.; Dustdar, S.; Gal, A.; García-Bañuelos, L.; Governatori, G.; Hull, R.; La Rosa, Marcello; Leopold, Henrik; Leymann, Frank; Recker, Jan; Reichert, Manfred; Reijers, H.A.; Rinderlema, Stefanie; Solti, Andreas; Rosemann, Michael; Schulte, Stefan; Singh, Munindar P.; Slaats, T.; Staples, Mark; Weber, Barbara; Weidlich, Matthias; Weske, Mathias; Xu, Xiwei; Zhu, Liming.

In: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Vol. 9, No. 1, 4, 01.02.2018.

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