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BPM for the Masses: Empowering Participants of Cognitive Business Processes

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP,volume 308)


Authoring, developing, monitoring, and analyzing business processes has required both domain and IT expertise since Business Process Management tools and practices have focused on enterprise applications and not end users. There are trends, however, that can greatly lower the bar for users to author and analyze their own processes. One emerging trend is the attention on blockchains as a shared ledger for parties collaborating on a process. Transaction logs recorded in a standard schema and stored in the open significantly reduces the effort to monitor and apply advanced process analytics. A second trend is the rapid maturity of machine learning algorithms, in particular deep learning models, and their increasing use in enterprise applications. These cognitive technologies can be used to generate views and processes customized for an end user so they can modify them and incorporate best practices learned from other users’ processes.


  • BPM
  • Cognitive computing
  • Blockchain
  • Privacy
  • Machine learning

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Slominski, A., Muthusamy, V. (2018). BPM for the Masses: Empowering Participants of Cognitive Business Processes. In: Teniente, E., Weidlich, M. (eds) Business Process Management Workshops. BPM 2017. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 308. Springer, Cham.

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