Quotation Janiesch, Christian, Koschmider, Agnes, Mecella, Massimo, Weber, Barbara, Buratti, Andrea, Di Ciccio, Claudio, Fortino, Giancarlo, Gal, Avigdor, Kannengiesser, Udo, Leotta, Francesco, Mannhardt, Felix, Marrella, Andrea, Mendling, Jan, Oberweis, Andreas, Oberweis, Andreas, Reichert, Manfred, Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie, Serral, Estefanía, Song, WenZhan, Su, Jianwen, Torres, Victoria, Weidlich, Matthias, Weske, Mathias, Zhang, Liang. 2020. The Internet of Things Meets Business Process Management: A Manifesto. IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine. 6 34-44.




The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of connected devices that collects and exchanges data through the Internet. These things can be artificial or natural and interact as autonomous agents that form 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 in practice, we strongly believe that, on the one hand, the management of IoT applications will greatly benefit from BPM concepts, methods, and technologies. On the other hand, the IoT poses challenges that will require enhancements and extensions of the current state of the art in the BPM field. In this article, we question the extent to which these two paradigms can be combined, and we discuss emerging challenges and intersections from a research and practitioner's point of view in terms of complex software systems development.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine
Language English
Title The Internet of Things Meets Business Process Management: A Manifesto
Volume 6
Year 2020
Page from 34
Page to 44
URL http://xplorestaging.ieee.org/ielx7/6745853/9234728/09234741.pdf?arnumber=9234741
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/msmc.2020.3003135
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Di Ciccio, Claudio (Former researcher)
Mendling, Jan (Details)
Oberweis, Andreas (Former researcher)
Weske, Mathias (Former researcher)
Buratti, Andrea (University of Denmark, Denmark)
Fortino, Giancarlo (Universityof Calabria (Unical), Italy)
Gal, Avigdor (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Janiesch, Christian (Julius-Maximilians-Universit ̈at W ̈urzburg, Germany)
Kannengiesser, Udo (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Koschmider, Agnes (Kiel University, Germany)
Leotta, Francesco (Sapienza Universit`a di Roma, Italy)
Mannhardt, Felix (Norwegian University of Scienceand Technology in Trondheim, Norway)
Marrella, Andrea (Sapienza Universit`a di Roma, Italy)
Mecella, Massimo (Sapienza Universit`a di Roma, Italy)
Oberweis, Andreas (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT), Germany)
Reichert, Manfred (Ulm University, Germany)
Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (University of Vienna, Austria)
Serral, Estefanía (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Song, WenZhan (University of Georgia, United States/USA)
Su, Jianwen (University of California, United States/USA)
Torres, Victoria (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Weber, Barbara (Universityof St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Weidlich, Matthias (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Zhang, Liang (Fudan University, China)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1105 Computer software (Details)
1108 Informatics (Details)
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1112 Logistics (Details)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
5306 Business data processing (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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