Towards Location-Aware Declarative Business Process Management

  • Stefan Schönig
  • Michael Zeising
  • Stefan Jablonski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 183)


Business process modelling usually involves perspectives like the functional (what), the organizational (who), the data-based (consuming and producing which information) and the behavioural (when) perspective. However, the so-called “locational” perspective is either neglected or vaguely contained in one of the others. A locational perspective implies that locations are treated as “first-class” modelling entities like processes and data objects. The assignment of tasks to participants and the progression of a process may then depend on these locations. This contribution describes how such location aware processes may be modelled and how a process execution system can be extended in a way so that it interprets these processes.


Business process execution Location awareness Geo information Process modelling 



The presented work is developed and used in the project “Kompetenzzentrum für praktisches Prozess- und Qualitätsmanagement” which is funded by “Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Schönig
    • 1
  • Michael Zeising
    • 1
  • Stefan Jablonski
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Computer Science IVUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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