proTeus - Process Technology Evolved for User Systems

Project Description

The proTeus project is the newest joint endeavor of Ulm University and Persis GmbH. Following in the footsteps of the very successful PHILharmonicFlows project, also a cooperation between Ulm University and Persis GmbH, proTeus aims at examining further issues related to the new field of object-aware process management.

Object-aware process management enables the tight object-centric integration of business data and business processes. Furthermore, it allows for a high level of flexibility for end-users while executing business processes.

The proTeus project will evolve the notions introduced in object-aware process management by adding increased build-time flexibility to the high level of runtime flexibility made possible by the PHILharmonicFlows framework. This includes support for object and process variants, schema evolution and object inheritance.
Also, work is being done concerning the topic of traceability in object-aware processes, which is quite challenging when compared to traceability in traditional, activity-centric process management systems.
Lastly, the proTeus project will deliver methods for implementing the very fine-grained authorization and access rights system necessary in object-aware workflows.

As the project is a cooperation with Persis GmbH, Ulm University has a strong industry partner who will lead the development of a prototype incorporating the technologies generated by this project.

The project is funded by the German government, more specifically the “Zentrales Innovationprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)”, which specializes in supporting joint endeavors between SMEs and academic institutions.



Project Details

Project Team

Opens internal link in current windowProf. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowKevin Andrews
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowSebastian Steinau
Persis GmbH
Opens internal link in current windowVera Künzle
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems

Project Partners

University of Ulm, Institute of Databases and Information Systems

Persis GmbH, High-Level Human Resource Software


Förderkennzeichen: KF3302901LF4


The proTeus project has been running since 2014.


Master & Bachelor Theses