Towards Dynamic Business Process Management: Adapting Processes via Cloud-based Adaptation Processes

  • Roy OberhauserEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 257)


Dynamic business process management (dBPM) is contingent on the practical viability of automated process adaptation techniques. Various approaches to support process adaptation have been investigated, yet they typically expect some level of manual interaction or involve some amalgamation of additional modeling paradigms or language extensions. Additionally, cross-cutting process adaptation concerns and a distributed and cloud-based process adaptation capability have not been adequately addressed. AProPro (Adapting Processes via Processes), a flexible and cloud-capable approach towards dBPM, supports adapting target processes using adaptation processes while retaining an intuitive and consistent imperative process paradigm. The evaluation consists of case studies in both a business and an engineering domain and demonstrates the approach in a distributed Adaptation-as-a-Service cloud setting. The results show the viability of the approach across various domains.


Dynamic business process management Dynamic BPM Adaptive process-aware information systems PAIS Adaptive workflow management systems Process change patterns Aspect-oriented processes Cloud-based BPM Adaptation-as-a-service Web services 



The author thanks Florian Sorg for his assistance with the implementation and evaluation and Gregor Grambow for his assistance with the concept. This work was supported by AristaFlow and an AWS in Education Grant award.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentAalen UniversityAalenGermany

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