Manfred Reichert was invited keynote speaker at the 10th Int'l Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design (BMSD 2020), which took place in Potsdam, Germany, from 6 to 8 July 2020. In his keynote presentation, Manfred discussed fundamental engineering challenges for data-centric process management software in general and data-driven coordination of very large process structures in particular. Moreover, he gave insights into the successful application of the developed process management technology in areas like Industry 4.0, Logistics, and Healthcare.
Manfred Reichert: Data-centric, Large-scale Process Management Software: Engineering, Technologies, Application
Invited Keynote at BMSD 2020, Potsdam, Germany, 6 July 2020
The utmost importance of data for process-aware software systems has led to the emergence of data-centric process support paradigms, e.g., artifact-centric, object-aware, and data-driven approaches to BPM. By tightly integrating process and data, these approaches differ significantly from the widely used activity-centric process paradigm, aiming at the support of data-intensive business processes and offering by far the highest ﬂexibility. In particular, the progress of a data-centric process depends on the availability of data rather than on the completion of activities. Moreover, the focus has shifted from large, monolithic activity-centric processes towards rather small data-driven processes (e.g., object lifecyces), which need to collaborate in order to reach a particular business goal. The keynote speech will provide profound insights into fundamental concepts, features and enabling technologies of data-centric approaches to BPM. Moreover, it will discuss how this process support paradigm opens up new avenues with respect to the engineering, automation, and monitoring of large-scale business processes in the era of digitization and Industry 4.0.