If current process management systems shall be applied to a broad spectrum of applications, they will have to be significantly improved with respect to their technological capabilities. Particularly, in dynamic environments it must be possible to quickly implement and deploy new processes, to enable ad-hoc modifications of running process instances on-the-fly (e.g., to dynamically add, delete or move process steps), and to support process schema evolution with instance migration (i.e., to propagate process schema changes to already running instances if desired). These requirements must be met without affecting process consistency and by preserving the robustness of the process management system. In the ADEPT2 project we address these challenges in an integrated way and provide a powerful proof-of-concept implementation of a high-end process management system. Our overall vision is to provide a next generation process management technology which can be used in a variety of application domains.

The ADEPT2 technology has been transferred into an industrial-strength product and forms the technological base of the AristaFlow® BPM Suite. See and for further details.

Providing Lifecyle Support for Adaptive Processes in ADEPT2


  • University of Ulm
    Department of Databases and Information Systems
  • Industrial Partners (AristaFlow, iPoint, WJ & P)


ADEPT2 consists of several sub-projects which have been funded by different organizations:

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Federal State of Baden-Württemberg
  • NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)
  • Industrial Partners


ADEPT2 has been running since 2004.


Master & Bachelor Theses