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Book Presentation at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam

hpi logoIn June 2012, Manfred Reichert was invited speaker at the 7th Symposium of the HPI Research School at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam. The overall theme of the symposium was "Future Trends in Service-oriented Computing". In his talk "Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems", Manfred gave an overview on some of the core topics addressed in the new PAIS book.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert, Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems, 7th Symposium of the HPI Research School, Future Trends in Service-oriented Computing Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, June 2012

Abstract. In today's dynamic business world, the success of a company increasingly depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Companies have therefore identified process agility as a competitive advantage to address business trends like increasing product and service variability or faster time-to market, and to ensure business-IT-alignment. Along this trend, a new generation of information systems has emerged---so-called process-aware information systems (PAIS), like workflow management systems or service orchestration engines. This talk addresses these flexibility needs and provides an overview of PAIS with a strong focus on methods and technologies fostering flexibility for all phases of the process lifecycle. This includes flexibility support for pre-specified processes, the currently predominant paradigm in the BPM field as well as for loosely specified processes, which only partially specify the process model at build-time, while decisions regarding the exact specification of certain model parts are deferred to the run-time.

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