Process-based design and integration of wireless sensor network applications

Stefano Tranquillini, Patrik Spieß, Florian Daniel, Stamatis Karnouskos, Fabio Casati, Nina Oertel, Luca Mottola, Felix Jonathan Oppermann, Gian Pietro Picco, Kay Römer, Thiemo Voigt

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Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSNs) are distributed sensor and actuator networks that monitor and control real-world phenomena, enabling the integration of the physical with the virtual world. They are used in domains like building automation, control systems, remote healthcare, etc., which are all highly process-driven. Today, tools and insights of Business Process Modeling (BPM) are not used to model WSN logic, as BPM focuses mostly on the coordination of people and IT systems and neglects the integration of embedded IT. WSN development still requires significant special-purpose, low-level, and manual coding of process logic. By exploiting similarities between WSN applications and business processes, this work aims to create a holistic system enabling the modeling and execution of executable processes that integrate, coordinate, and control WSNs. Concretely, we present a WSN-specific extension for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and a compiler that transforms the extended BPMN models into WSN-specific code to distribute process execution over both a WSN and a standard business process engine. The developed tool-chain allows modeling of an independent control loop for the WSN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management - 10th International Conference, BPM 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages16
Volume7481 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2012 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7481 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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