An Architecture and Methodology for a Four-Phased Approach to Green Business Process Reengineering

  • Alexander Nowak
  • Frank Leymann
  • David Schumm
  • Branimir Wetzstein
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6868)


Sustainability and responsible resource exposure has become a major issue in everyday life. Government, customers, and increasing social responsibility force more and more organizations to positively optimize their environmental impact towards a better, livable planet. In this paper we propose a four-layered architecture and corresponding four-phased methodology to enable organizations to (1) define ecological characteristics, (2) sense and measure these ecological characteristics, (3) identify, localize and visualize their environmental impact, and (4) help them to develop appropriate adaptation strategies in order to optimize their environmental impact without neglecting the organization’s competitiveness.


Business Processes Process Views Process Monitoring Adaptation Environmental Impact Green Business Process Reengineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Nowak
    • 1
  • Frank Leymann
    • 1
  • David Schumm
    • 1
  • Branimir Wetzstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Architecture of Applications SystemsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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