Making work flow: on the application of Petri nets to business process management

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Abstract

Information technology has changed business processes within and between enterprises. More and more work processes are being conducted under the supervision of information systems that are driven by process models. Examples are workflow management systems such as Staffware, enterprise resource planning systems such as SAP and Baan, but also include many domain specific systems. It is hard to imagine enterprise information systems that are unaware of the processes taking place. Although the topic of business process management using information technology has been addressed by consultants and software developers in depth, a more fundamental approach has been missing. Only since the nineties, researchers started to work on the foundations of business process management systems. This paper addresses some of the scientific challenges in business process management. In the spirit of Hilbert’s problems1, 10 interesting problems for people working on Petri-net theory are posed. Part of paper is taken from my inaugural lecture "Making Work Flow: On the Design, Analysis, and Enactment of Business Processes" [6]. Note that by no means we are suggesting that the problems in this paper are of the same stature as the 23p roblems raised by David Hilbert in 1900.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications and Theory of Petri Nets 2002: 23rd International Conference, ICATPN 2002, Adelaide, Australia, June 24-30
EditorsJ. Esparza, C. Lakos
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-22
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-43787-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event23rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets, ICATPN 2002 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 24 Jun 200230 Jun 2002
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume2360
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets, ICATPN 2002
Abbreviated titleICATPN 2002
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period24/06/0230/06/02

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