This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First Workshop on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, S-BPM ONE 2009, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in October 2009. The papers are organized in topical sections on visionary engagements; essential capabilities; and penetration perspectives.
This volume contains a selection of papers from the First Workshop on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM ONE). Establishing a multi- and cross-disciplinary interchange of underyling and applied concepts, successful application studies, and innovative development ideas, the workshop emphasized the proactive realization of role- or actor-oriented modeling on the basis of exchanging messages when accomplishing tasks.
The workshop was organized as a forum for the discussion of foundations, achievements, reflections, and further developments. In this way, its contributions not only addressed the current state of the art, but also the various lines of research and development, either running or planned. The state of the art is reflected in terms of concepts, modeling language, and tool features on the one hand. On the other hand, it is reflected through the discussion of industrial case studies. These indicate the current practice when implementing the subject-oriented BPM paradigm in industrial settings. By challenging conceptual foundations they also allow us to define a common ground for future developments in research and practice.
The S-BPM ONE contributions focus on challenges arising from the evolution of service-oriented architectures and the need for more flexible business organizations. The latter require coherent and adaptive representation and processing techniques for business process modeling and execution. Corresponding technologies have to be grounded in theories of computer science, in order to provide an adequate infrastructure for thorough BPM including technology-enhanced change management.