Complex collaborative physical process management: a position on the trinity of BPM, IoT and DA

Paul Grefen, Heiko Ludwig, Samir Tata, Remco Dijkman, Nathalie Baracaldo, Anna Wilbik, Tim d’Hondt

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Abstract

In the modern economy, we see complex business processes with a physical character executed collaboratively by a set of autonomous business organizations. Examples are international container logistics, integrated supply and manufacturing networks, and collaborative healthcare chains - all of which handle physical objects. Over time, these processes have become more complex, more business-critical, more time-critical, and at the same time heavily mass-customized. This implies that the processes need to be managed more explicitly in an increasingly real-time fashion, with ample attention to individual process cases. To support this kind of processes, no single existing technology class suffices. Therefore, we propose to integrate technologies from the areas of business process management (BPM - to manage the processes), internet of things (IoT - to sense and actuate the physical objects) and distributed analytics (DA - to take the right decisions at the right place in real-time) into a trinity. We illustrate our position with an example from the domain of container logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Networks of Cognitive Systems - 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHamideh Afsarmanesh, Yacine Rezgui, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages244-253
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99127-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99126-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume534
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period17/09/1819/09/18

Keywords

  • Business process management
  • Collaborative business process
  • Distributed analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Physical business process

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