Trustless Cross-Organizational Business Process Integration – Prototyping of a Blockchain based Business Process Management System


The research project is aiming at prototyping a Blockchain based Business Process Management System (BPMS) to enable trustless process execution amongst various participants without the need for mutual trust. By making use of a Blockchain consensus mechanism, as well as using the computational abilities of Smart Contracts, business processes can be executed and monitored without relying on a mutually trusted or centrally organized orchestrating authority or system. Using a Design Science approach, this project aims to build and evaluate a decentralized Business Process Management System, that can be used to deploy, execute, analyze and monitor inter-organizational process choreographies in a trustless way.

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Related Student Reports (excerpt)

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    (Leon Fruth; Bachelor Thesis; 2018)
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    (Marcel Gedat; Bachelor Thesis; 2018)
  • Konzeption und prototypische Implementierung eines Transpilers für BPMN-Geschäftsprozesse zu Solidity
    (Yannick Maussner; Bachelor Thesis; 2018)
  • Analyse und Konzeption eines Process Mining Ansatzes basierend auf Distributed Ledger Technologien
    (Moritz Hubel, Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
  • Chancen und disruptive Potenziale der Blockchain-Technologie in der Supply Chain von Großunternehmen
    (Sebastian Hiesinger, Bachelor Thesis; 2017)