Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:43

Keynote by Manfred Reichert at the CoopIS'12 Conference in Rome

romeManfred Reichert was invited keynote speaker at the 20th Int'l Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS'12) --CoopIS'12 took place in Rome, Italy from Sep 12-14, 2012. In his keynote entitled "Process and Data - Two Sides of the Same Coin?", Manfred addressed the fundamental relations existing between business processes on one hand and business objects on the other. Furthermore, with PHILharmonic Flows he introduced an integrated framework for the flexible support of object-aware processes. The relation between process and data is discussed in Chapter 13 of our book, while the PHILharmonicFlows framework is presented in Chapter 14.

 Manfred during his presentation

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Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert, Process and Data - Two Sides of the same Coin (download as PDF) Invited Keynote at CoopIS'12, 13 September 2012, Rome, Italy

Companies increasingly adopt process management technology which offers promising perspectives for realizing flexible information systems. However, there still exist numerous process scenarios not adequately covered by contemporary information systems. One major reason for this deficiency is the insufficient understanding of the inherent relationships existing between business processes on the one side and business data on the other. consequently, these two perspectives are not well integrated in existing process management systems. In his keynote, Manfred emphasized the need for both object- and process-awareness in future information systems, and illustrated it along several case studies. Especially, the relation between these two fundamental perspectives was discussed, and the role of business objects and data as drivers for both process modeling and process enactment was emphasized. In general, any business process support should consider object behavior as well as object interactions, and therefore be based on two levels of granularity. In addition, data-driven process execution and integrated user access to processes and data are needed. Besides giving insights into these fundamental properties, an advanced framework supporting them in an integrated manner was presented and its application to complex process scenarios shown. Overall, a holistic and generic framework integrating processes, data, and users will contribute to overcome many of the limitations of existing process management technology.

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