When the Internet of Things Meet Business Processes: Current States and Open Challenges
Since mid 1990s, the Business Process Management (BPM) has emerged as an important discipline with significant advances in models, standards, tools and technologies. Over the past two decades, the Internet of Things (IoT) has increasingly become pervasive and is widely regarded as an important technology to improve productivity, operational effectiveness, decision making, and to identify new business models for social and economic opportunities. The incorporation of IoT into BPM would allow the development of business processes with higher levels of responsiveness, efficiency, and flexibility. Although the combination of IoT and BPM creates substantial potentials, it also presents many significant challenges. In this presentation, I will review the current state on IoT and BPM, discuss the open challenges, and report some of our recent research activities.
Dr. Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide (UoA). Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries. Prof. Sheng’s research interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), process composition, data analytics, Web technologies, and service computing. He has more than 360 publications and his research has been highly cited by his international peers (9,288 citations, 14 research papers received 100+ citations. The highest cited single paper received 1,524 citations). Prof. Sheng has been invited to give keynotes at a number of international conferences and served as Conference General Chair or Program Chair for several top international conferences in his areas. Dr. Michael Sheng is the recipient of AMiner Most Influential Scholar in IoT (2019), ARC Future Fellowship (2014), Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution (2012), and Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003).