Towards Business-to-IT Alignment in the Cloud

  • Kyriakos KritikosEmail author
  • Emanuele Laurenzi
  • Knut Hinkelmann
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 824)


Cloud computing offers a great opportunity for business process (BP) flexibility, adaptability and reduced costs. This leads to realising the notion of business process as a service (BPaaS), i.e., BPs offered on-demand in the cloud. This paper introduces a novel architecture focusing on BPaaS design that includes the integration of existing state-of-the-art components as well as new ones which take the form of a business and a syntactic matchmaker. The end result is an environment enabling to transform domain-specific BPs into executable workflows which can then be made deployable in the cloud so as to become real BPaaSes.


BPaaS Service Design Discovery Selection Alignment Mediation 



This research has received funding from the European Community’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 (ICT-07-2014) under grant agreement number 644690 (CloudSocket).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyriakos Kritikos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emanuele Laurenzi
    • 2
  • Knut Hinkelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.ICS-FORTHHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandOltenSwitzerland

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