Modeling, Executing and Monitoring IoT-Driven Business Rules

Universität Ulm

Presentation at the Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS);

Yusuf Kirikkayis, Saragossa, Spanien, 13 June 2023, 9:30 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is used in various areas to ease daily life and to make it more efficient. The IoT is a network of physical objects equipped with sensors, actuators, software, and technologies for exchanging the gathered data. In numerous domains, such as healthcare and smart home, IoT devices can be used to enable smart applications. Business Process Management (BPM), in turn, enables the analysis, modeling, implementation, execution, and monitoring of business processes. Extending BPM with IoT capabilities enhances process automation, improves process monitoring, and enables managing IoT-driven business rules. In the context of the latter the aggregation of low- level IoT data into high-level business information is a paramount important step. However, modeling, executing, and monitoring IoT-driven business rules based on BPMN 2.0 and Decision Model and Notation (DMN) might not be the best suited approach. This paper presents a framework that provides an extended BPMN notation for modeling, executing, and monitoring IoT-driven decision processes. The framework is implemented as a proof-of-concept prototype, a real-world scenario is presented to illustrate its use.