Quotation Mendling, Jan, Weber, Ingo, van der Aalst, Wil M.P., vom Brocke, Jan, Cabanillas Macias, Cristina, Daniel, Florian, Debois, Søren, Di Ciccio, Claudio, Dumas, Marlon, Dustdar, Schahram, Gal, Avigdor, García-Bañuelos, Luciano, Governatori, Guido, Hull, Richard, La Rosa, Marcello, Leopold, Henrik, Leymann, Frank, Recker, Jan, Reichert, Manfred, Reijers, Hajo A., Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie, Solti, Andreas, Rosemann, Michael, Schulte, Stefan, Singh, Munindar P., Slaats, Tijs, Staples, Mark, Weber, Barbara, Weidlich, Matthias, Weske, Mathias, Xu, Xiwei, Zhu, Liming. 2018. Blockchains for Business Process Management - Challenges and Opportunities. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 9 (1), 1-16.




Blockchain technology offers a sizable promise to rethink the way interorganizational business processes are managed because of its potential to realize execution without a central party serving as a single point of trust (and failure). To stimulate research on this promise and the limits thereof, in this article, we outline the challenges and opportunities of blockchain for business process management (BPM). We first reflect how blockchains could be used in the context of the established BPM lifecycle and second how they might become relevant beyond. We conclude our discourse with a summary of seven research directions for investigating the application of blockchain technology in the context of BPM.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Blockchains for Business Process Management - Challenges and Opportunities
Volume 9
Number 1
Year 2018
Page from 1
Page to 16
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3183367
Open Access N


Mendling, Jan (Details)
Cabanillas Macias, Cristina (Former researcher)
Di Ciccio, Claudio (Former researcher)
Solti, Andreas (Former researcher)
Daniel, Florian (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Debois, Søren (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dumas, Marlon (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Dustdar, Schahram (TU Wien, Austria)
Gal, Avigdor (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
García-Bañuelos, Luciano (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Governatori, Guido (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
Hull, Richard (IBM Research, United States/USA)
La Rosa, Marcello (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Leopold, Henrik (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Leymann, Frank (IAAS, Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Recker, Jan (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Reichert, Manfred (Ulm University, Germany)
Reijers, Hajo A. (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (University of Vienna, Austria)
Rosemann, Michael (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Schulte, Stefan (TU Wien, Austria)
Singh, Munindar P. (North Carolina State University, United States/USA)
Slaats, Tijs (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Staples, Mark (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
van der Aalst, Wil M.P. (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
vom Brocke, Jan (University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein)
Weber, Barbara (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Weber, Ingo (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
Weidlich, Matthias (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Weske, Mathias (Hasso-Plattner Institute, Universität Potsdam, Germany)
Xu, Xiwei (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
Zhu, Liming (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
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)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
5306 Business data processing (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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