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An Integrated Architecture for IoT-Aware Business Process Execution

  • Stefan Schönig
  • Lars Ackermann
  • Stefan Jablonski
  • Andreas Ermer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 318)

Abstract

Business processes are frequently executed within application systems that involve humans, computer systems as well as objects of the Internet of Things (IoT). While several works are emerging on combining BPM and the IoT, the exploitation of IoT technology for system supported process execution is still constrained by the absence of a common system architecture that manages the communication between both worlds. In this paper, we introduce an integrated approach for IoT-aware business process execution that exploits IoT for BPM by providing IoT data in a process-aware way, providing an IoT data provenance framework, considering IoT data for interaction in a pre-defined process model, and providing wearable user interfaces with context specific IoT data provision. The approach has been implemented and evaluated extensively in production industry. The results show that the application of IoT enhanced BPM leads to less machine stops.

Keywords

Process execution Internet of Things Wearable interface 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Schönig
    • 1
  • Lars Ackermann
    • 1
  • Stefan Jablonski
    • 1
  • Andreas Ermer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Maxsyma GmbH and Co. KGFloßGermany

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