Why do we actually need the pi-calculus for business process management?
This paper discusses the applicability of a process algebra, the $Ï€$-calculus, as a formal foundation for Business Process Management (BPM). We therefore investigate the $Ï€$-calculus from a technical viewpoint based on current work in this area. The paper summarizes shifting requirements and discusses evolving theories behind BPM from the past over state-of-the-art to the future. The concepts and theories are concluded by an illustrating example highlighting why the $Ï€$-calculus is a promising foundation for future BPM.
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