A Holistic Framework for IoT-Aware Business Processes

Universität Ulm

Presentation at the BPM; Yusuf Kirikkayis, Münster, Deutschland, 12 September 2022, 11:30 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a variety of smart applications, including smart home, smart factory, and smart health. As Business Process Management (BPM) can also benefit from IoT technologies, the combined use of BPM and IoT has attracted considerable research works. Providing integrated lifecycle support for modeling, executing, and monitoring IoT-aware business processes constitutes a challenge. Existing process modeling and execution languages such as BPMN 2.0 are unable to fully meet the requirements of IoT-aware processes. In this paper, we present an extension of BPMN 2.0 for modeling, executing, and monitoring IoT-aware business processes. We introduce specific artifacts and events that enable IoT awareness during the execution and monitoring of IoT-driven business processes. The resulting framework is illustrated along a real-world scenario.