Automation of Privacy Preserving BPMS in Collaborative Cloud-Based Business Processes

  • Sergei MakarovEmail author
  • Björn Schwarzbach
  • Michael Glöckner
  • Bogdan Franczyk
  • André Ludwig
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 311)


Collaboration in business environments is an ongoing trend that is enabled by and based on cloud computing. It supports flexible and ad-hoc reconfiguration and integration of different services, which are provided and used via the internet, and implemented within business processes. This is an important competitive advantage for the participating stakeholders. However, trust, policy compliance, and data privacy are emerging issues that result from the distributed data handling in cloud-based business processes. In an earlier paper, we have discussed the requirements that a Business Process Management System (BPMS) should meet in order to enable privacy preserving business process as a service. This paper presents the necessary steps for implementing such a BPMS for an architecture to enable management of privacy-preserving collaborative business process.


Privacy Business process BPMS Cloud Implementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei Makarov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Björn Schwarzbach
    • 1
  • Michael Glöckner
    • 1
  • Bogdan Franczyk
    • 1
  • André Ludwig
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Systems InstituteLeipzig UniversityLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Kühne Logistics UniversityHamburgGermany

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