Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary
    Pages 1-6 Open Access
  3. Christian Stary, Matthias Neubauer
    Pages 7-25 Open Access
  4. Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary, Udo Kannengiesser, Richard Heininger, Alexandra Totter, David Bonaldi
    Pages 27-67 Open Access
  5. Udo Kannengiesser, Richard Heininger, Lubomir Billy, Pavol Terpak, Matthias Neubauer, Christian Stary et al.
    Pages 69-111 Open Access
  6. Chiara Di Francescomarino, Mauro Dragoni, Chiara Ghidini, Nicola Flores, Franco Cesaro, Udo Kannengiesser et al.
    Pages 113-166 Open Access
  7. Matthias Neubauer, Florian Krenn, Ioan-Alexandru Schärfl, Christian Stary, Dennis Majoe
    Pages 167-191 Open Access
  8. Chiara Di Francescomarino, Chiara Ghidini, Mauro Dragoni, Udo Kannengiesser, Richard Heininger, Dennis Majoe et al.
    Pages 193-208 Open Access
  9. Udo Kannengiesser
    Pages 209-230 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-232

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

This volume presents several case studies highlighting the latest findings in Industry 4.0 projects utilizing S-BPM features. Their potential is explored in detail, while the limits of engineering a company from a communication-centred perspective are also discussed.

After a general introduction and an overview of the book in chapter 1, chapter 2 starts by condensing the industrial challenges driven by the German “Industry 4.0” trend to form a concrete vision for future production industries. Subsequently, chapter 3 introduces the basic concepts of S-BPM and its capabilities, in particular for supporting the restructuring of processes. The next three chapters then present various case studies, e.g. at an SME offering the production of atypical, unique and special purpose machinery, equipment and technologically complex units particularly useful in the automotive and electronic industries; and at a further SME producing highly-customized floor cleaning machines. Rounding out the coverage, the last two chapters summarize the achievements and lessons learned with regard to the road ahead.

Overall, the book provides a realistic portrait of the status quo based on current findings, and outlines the future activities to be pursued in order to establish stakeholder-centred digital production systems. As such, developers, educators, and practitioners will find both the conceptual background and results from the field reflecting the state-of-the-art in vertical and horizontal process integration.


Business Process Management Business Rules BPM Industry 4.0 Adaptive Systems Case Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Neubauer
    • 1
  • Christian Stary
    • 2
  1. 1.Johannes Kepler Universität LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Johannes Kepler Universität LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2017
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48465-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48466-2
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