WebRatio at SMAU 2010

The workshop 'BPM challenges and innovative trends in the company's service' was held at SMAU 2010.
Marco Brambilla (DEI Researcher and WebRatio Partner) e Stefano Butti (WebRatio CEO) highlighted the current challenges in the Business Process Modeling and Management fields, including:

  • social BPM: how to foster online social communities for collaborative real-time process improvement;
  • mobile BPM: how to build essential mobile BPM applications for everyday life, spanning from online flight check-in to purchase control;
  • data-centric BPM: how to integrate data and process modeling, by combining MDM (Master Data Management) and BPM, so as to achieve less expensive integration between BPMS and DBMS;
  • BPM on the cloud: how to exploit cloud computing platforms and services for performance and cost scalability of BPM solutions.

Besides highlighting the needs and trends, the workshop discussed the visions of the major players and analysts in the field and proposed some approaches to the problem, with special attention to MDD (Model Driven Development) as a possible solution. To make the discussion more concrete, the MDD approach was exemplified with the WebRatio development environment.