DBIS Projects

Project Overview

Below you can find a list of research projects DBIS is currently involved in. Just click on the title to open further details or directly check out the project pags via the menu on the left hand side.

ATAPIS (Adaptive Time- and Process-aware Information Systems)

The major goal of this project is the development and implementation of basic concepts of a comprehensive approach for the specification, control and monitoring of time-aware processes in adaptive process-aware information systems. Thereby, special attention will be payed to the execution of temporal processes under real world conditions, and to the dynamic adaptation of such temporal process instances. In particular, it must be possible to execute temporal processes in a real process management system without having to make compromises in ensuring the correct execution of temporal process instances, or the performance of the respective process management system.

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C³Pro (Enabling Change and Compliance for Collaborative Processes)

In the C3Pro project we analyze flexibility and adaptivity of collaborative business processes in connection with business process compliance. Hence, consistency and correctness will be of central interest as well as the provision of change propagation methods to business partners with respect to autonomy, security, and trust constraints.

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MARPLE (MAnaging Robust mobile Processes in a compLEx world)

Research focus of MARPLE is to enable a tight integration of process management technology and mobile computing. Our overall vision is to provide sophisticated mobile process support; i.e., to realize generic process management features on mobile devices including support for process changes,  process instance migrations, etc.

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niPRO (Personalized and Intelligent Process Portals)

The goal of the niPRO project is to use innovative semantic technology to integrate relevant process information in intelligent, user-adequate process information portals (also denoted as process cockpits). A niPRO process cockpit shall supply knowledge workers with both structured and unstructured process information in the right place in due course. Thereby, structured process information is typically provided by enterprise information systems by means of logged execution data. Examples of unstructured process information include textual process descriptions, procedural requirements, forms, guidelines, and checklists.

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PHILharmonic Flows (Process, Humans and Information Linkage for harmonic Business Flows)

Our basic mission in this project is to develop concepts, methods and tools for realizing object- and process-aware application systems. In particular, we aim at a flexible integration of business data, business processes, and thus want to overcome limitations known from activity-centered Workflow Management Systems.

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PROCEED (PROactive Consistency for EE product Data management)

One goal of the PROCEED project is the integration of the different, available IT systems, which are involved in the life cycle of E/E product data.

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proCollab (Process-aware Support for Collaborative Knowledge Workers)

Collaborative knowledge work (CKW) is becoming the predominant type of work in highly developed countries. Leveraging their expertise, skills, and experiences, knowledge workers daily deal with demanding, complex situations. Today, tehre is a lack of an appropriate context- and process-aware support for knowledge workers, reducing their productivity and hindering the reuse as well as the continuous improvement of elaborated solutions.

The procollab project aims at developing such a support through a new, innovative solution in order to significantly facilitate knowledge workers' daily workload.

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proView (Personalized and Updatable Process Visualizations)

The proView project develops a framework that enables stakeholders to business process models based on personalized process views - a personalized process view abstracts a business process model in a stakeholder-centered way, e.g., by only displaying those activities the stakeholder is involved in. Such process abstraction not only increases model comprehensibility, but also foster model changes and evolution. Furthermore, the proView approach provides alternative process representations to stakeholders (e.g., process graphs, forms or trees) such that they can choose the one most favorable in their current working context. The overall goal is to assist stakeholders in understanding and adapting business processes they are involved in.

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QuestionSys (A Generic and Flexible Questionnaire System Enabling Process-Driven Mobile Data Collection)

Psychological studies are often performed using „pen & paper“ questionnaires. This results in a massive workload when the data collected is digitized. In addition, this task is error prone, resulting in increased costs for correction and cleanup. To relieve researchers from such manual tasks a system needs to be created to improve the efficiency of such data collection processes. Therefore, we aim at a process-driven approach to support the questionnaire lifecycle based on generic tools.

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Qube (Quality Assessment and Management in Business Process Design, Implementation and Enactment)

SOPHINA (Software Products and Processes with Integrated Variability Support)

The SOPHINA project targets at a holistic approach that manages the variability of software products and software development processes in an integrated manner, considering all phases of the product and process lifecycle. In particular, SOPHINA will allow tracing variability across the various artifacts created during the software development process. Finally, a controlled evolution of software products, processes and related artifacts shall be enabled. As major application domain, SOPHINA considers the development process of the software for interdependent electric / electronic components in the automotive domain.

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SustainHub (Sustainability Data Exchange Hub)

Funded by the 7th Framwork Programme of the European Commission, SustainHub is a collaborative project encompassing 15 partners from seven European countries. SustainHub is supposed to proved a network solution and efficient approach to collect sustainability data for products and processes along the supply chain. Thereby the management of sustainabilty data in the supply chain will be facilitatedas well as the eco-efficiency of products and production processes will be increased.

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