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 or a central orchestrating authority. By making use of the computational abilities of Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain, 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 (dBPMS), that can be used to deploy, execute, analyze and monitor inter-organizational processes in a trustless way.

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