Business processes have to be enacted with increasing numbers of instances and under a growing pressure to reduce the cost of process enactment. Cloud computing provides scalable computing resources as utility at low cost. Therefore, this paper introduces service systems as new, cloud-based architecture for the scalable and flexible enactment of business processes.


Cloud Computing Business Process Service System Cloud Service Cloud Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Schmidt
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  1. 1.Aalen UniversityAalenGermany

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