Workflow Support in Wearable Production Information Systems

  • Stefan SchönigEmail author
  • Ana Paula Aires
  • Andreas Ermer
  • Stefan Jablonski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 317)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical objects like electronic hardware or humans using wearable digital devices. IoT allows things to be controlled remotely across existing network infrastructures. A business process is a collection of related events, activities, and decisions that involves a number of resources. To support processes at an operational level, a Business Process Management system (BPMS) can be used. During process execution, a variety of information is required to make meaningful decisions. With the emergence of IoT, data is generated from physical devices sensing their environment that reflects certain aspects of operative processes. We introduce a toolset for an IoT-aware business process execution system that exploits IoT for BPM by providing IoT data in a process-aware way, considering IoT data for interaction in a pre-defined process model, and providing wearable user interfaces with context specific IoT data provision. The toolset has been evaluated extensively in production industry.


Process execution Internet of Things Wearable interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Schönig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Paula Aires
    • 2
  • Andreas Ermer
    • 2
  • Stefan Jablonski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Maxsyma GmbH & Co. KGFloßGermany

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