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A Blockchain-based and resource-aware process execution engine

Title data

Sturm, Christian ; Scalanczi, Jonas ; Schönig, Stefan ; Jablonski, Stefan:
A Blockchain-based and resource-aware process execution engine.
In: Future Generation Computer Systems. Vol. 100 (2019) . - 19 - 34.
ISSN 0167-739X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2019.05.006

Abstract in another language

Business Process Management provides concepts for enterprises to design, document and execute their business processes. Involved artefacts establish the basis for a profound enhancement of processes, like performance improvements or a substantiate assignment of employees (resources) to tasks. These artefacts comprise process models for documentation purposes or Workflow Management Systems for executing processes. Those concepts are adopted well within single companies but are barely implemented for inter-organizational processes reasoned in a lack of trust between participating business partners. For instance, questions like who the host of the workflow engine is and thus have sovereignty over the process execution remains open. Besides expensive third parties, we believe that Blockchain Technology bears potential to solve the lack of trust due to automated consensus finding. We present a Blockchain-based process engine guaranteeing a tamper-proof execution, which is both, highly scalable regarding the size of process models as well as capable of considering employees captured in the organizational perspective of the process model. Comparable approaches suffer from lack of trustworthiness either, are not applicable for large process models, or do not include organizational concerns.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Blockchain; Business process management; Process execution; Business process management system; Organizational perspective; Smart contract
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science > Chair Applied Computer Science IV > Chair Applied Computer Science IV - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jablonski
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:36
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/49145