The Internet-of-Things Meets Business Process Management: Mutual Benefits and Challenges

Christian Janesch, Agnes Koschmieder, Massimo Mecella, Barbara Weber, Andrea Burattin, Claudio Di Ciccio, Avigdor Gal, Udo Kannengiesser, Felix Mannhardt, Jan Mendling, Andreas Oberweis, Manfred Reichert, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, WenZhan Song, Jianwen Su, Victoria Torres, Matthias Weidlich, Mathias Weske, Liang Zhang

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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of connected devices collecting and exchanging data over the Internet. These things can be artificial or natural, and interact as autonomous agents forming a complex system. In turn, Business Process Management (BPM) was established to analyze, discover, design, implement, execute, monitor and evolve collaborative business processes within and across organizations. While the IoT and BPM have been regarded as separate topics in research and practice, we strongly believe that the management of IoT applications will strongly benefit from BPM concepts, methods and technologies on the one hand; on the other one, the IoT poses challenges that will require enhancements and extensions of the current state-of-the-art in the BPM field. In this paper, we question to what extent these two paradigms can be combined and we discuss the emerging challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

SeriesCoRR Computing Research Repository

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102022 Software development
  • 102
  • 502017 Logistics
  • 102001 Artificial intelligence
  • 102025 Distributed systems
  • 502
  • 502050 Business informatics

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