Towards flexible business processes by supporting self-organizing groups

Authors Christa Illibauer
Christine Natschläger
Editors Felix Piazolo
Verena Geist
Lars Brehm
Rainer Schmidt
Title Towards flexible business processes by supporting self-organizing groups
Booktitle Innovations in Enterprise Information Systems Management and Engineering - ERP Future 2016 - Research, Revised Papers
Type in book
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume 285
ISBN 978-3-319-58800-1
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58801-8_5
Month May
Year 2017
Pages 57-65
SCCH ID# 16066
Abstract

Self-organizing groups are one of the most flexible and complex type of business process adaptations. The actors of a self-organizing group have to communicate with each other and adjust their activities in order to attain a common goal. A major advantage of self-organizing groups is the possibility to leave parts of the process flow unspecified but define the corresponding activities at run-time based on dynamic coordination. In this publication we summarize the requirements of self-organizing groups and provide an approach on how to use an unconventional process engine to support the participants of self-organizing groups to manage their tasks.