Gesellschaft fr Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Business Information Systems, 9th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2006), May 31-June 2 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria P-85, 77-89 (2006).



Witold Abramowicz, Heinrich C. Mayr (eds.)


Why do we actually need the pi-calculus for business process management?

Frank Puhlmann


This paper discusses the applicability of a process algebra, the $π$-calculus, as a formal foundation for Business Process Management (BPM). We therefore investigate the $π$-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 $π$-calculus is a promising foundation for future BPM.

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