Blockchain-based Cross-Organizational Execution Framework for Dynamic Integration of Process Collaborations

Bibtex

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   Journal   = "Band-1",
  Title    = "Blockchain-based Cross-Organizational Execution Framework for Dynamic Integration of Process Collaborations", 
  Author    = "Philipp Klinger, Freimut Bodendorf", 
  Doi    = "https://doi.org/10.30844/wi_2020_i2-klinger", 
  Abstract    = "Cross-organizational business processes involving multiple participants are choreographed, thus rely on mutual trust of collaborators or need to be coordinated by a central instance. Using Smart Contracts, business processes can be executed without a mutually trusted and centralized orchestrating authority. Former Blockchain-based execution framework proposals focus on orchestration diagrams as a basis for execution. Contrary, this work focuses on BPMN process collaboration diagrams as implementation basis and makes additional transformation steps obsolete. With the herein proposed framework for execution of cross-organizational process collaborations, another approach for the implementation and execution of interorganizational processes on a Blockchain is presented, including a voting mechanism for process deployment as well as a subscription service to facilitate process handovers between participants more efficiently. The framework is exemplified and evaluated with a use case from a large German industrial manufacturing company.

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  Keywords    = "Business Process Management, Blockchain, Process Collaboration, Process Execution Engine, Ethereum
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Abstract

Abstract

Cross-organizational business processes involving multiple participants are choreographed, thus rely on mutual trust of collaborators or need to be coordinated by a central instance. Using Smart Contracts, business processes can be executed without a mutually trusted and centralized orchestrating authority. Former Blockchain-based execution framework proposals focus on orchestration diagrams as a basis for execution. Contrary, this work focuses on BPMN process collaboration diagrams as implementation basis and makes additional transformation steps obsolete. With the herein proposed framework for execution of cross-organizational process collaborations, another approach for the implementation and execution of interorganizational processes on a Blockchain is presented, including a voting mechanism for process deployment as well as a subscription service to facilitate process handovers between participants more efficiently. The framework is exemplified and evaluated with a use case from a large German industrial manufacturing company.

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Schlüsselwörter

Business Process Management, Blockchain, Process Collaboration, Process Execution Engine, Ethereum

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