Quotation Soffer, Pnina, Hinze, Annika, Koschmider, Agnes, Ziekow, Holger, Di Ciccio, Claudio, Koldehofe, Boris, Kopp, Oliver, Jacobsen, Arno, Sürmeli, Jan, Song, Wei. 2019. From event streams to process models and back: Challenges and opportunities. Information Systems (IS). 81 181-200.




The domains of complex event processing (CEP) and business process management (BPM) have different origins but for many aspects draw on similar concepts. While specific combinations of BPM and CEP have attracted research attention, resulting in solutions to specific problems, we attempt to take a broad view at the opportunities and challenges involved. We first illustrate these by a detailed example from the logistics domain. We then propose a mapping of this area into four quadrants – two quadrants drawing from CEP to create or extend process models and two quadrants starting from a process model to address how it can guide CEP. Existing literature is reviewed and specific challenges and opportunities are indicated for each of these quadrants. Based on this mapping, we identify challenges and opportunities that recur across quadrants and can be considered as the core issues of this combination. We suggest that addressing these issues in a generic manner would form a sound basis for future applications and advance this area significantly.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Information Systems (IS)
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title From event streams to process models and back: Challenges and opportunities
Volume 81
Year 2019
Page from 181
Page to 200
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2017.11.002
Open Access N


Di Ciccio, Claudio (Former researcher)
Hinze, Annika (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Jacobsen, Arno (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Koldehofe, Boris (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Kopp, Oliver (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Koschmider, Agnes (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Soffer, Pnina (University of Haifa, Israel)
Song, Wei (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)
Sürmeli, Jan (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Ziekow, Holger (Hochschule Furtwangen, Germany)
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)
5306 Business data processing (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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