Blending IoT with BP

Issues, Solutions, and Recommendations

The 1st International Workshop on Blending Internet-of-Things with Business Processes.

To be held in conjunction with The 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering at Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, from 3 to 7 June, 2019.

The workshop is cancelled due to insufficient number of submissions. We invite the authors to consider the following options:

  • BIOC and FAISE workshops (deadline very soon) (
  • CAiSE Forum
  • PIE and ODOCH workshops

Please, note that the first 2 options go for LNBIP proceedings while the third targets CEUR-WS proceeding

Call for papers

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is one of the fastest growing fields in the ICT world. According to Gartner1, 6.4 billion connected things were in use in 2016, up 3% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. And in a McKinsey’s2 recent survey , it was found that 98% of executives include enterprise IoT initiatives somewhere within their strategic road maps. The survey shows that areas scheduled for ``IoTification’’ include those ``related to improving service operations, increasing visibility into operations, enabling new business models, and creating new product and service offerings’’. To capitalize on the business and non-business opportunities that this ever-growing number of things could sustain, things could be composed in a way that each component thing would ``know’’ what to do and when, where, and with whom to interact. For the sake of specifying compositions of things, we resort to the concept of business logic (aka business model) that underpins the functioning of Business Processes (BPs).

This workshop examines the blend of IoT with BPs in terms of conceptual, technical, and legal issues that undermine this blend, solutions that achieve this blend, and recommendations that sustain his blend. Compared to BPs that is a well-established discipline, IoT remains relatively new and barely ``touched’’ as a R&D discipline. Indeed, today's things act as ``silos'' due to challenges related to diversity and multiplicity of things' development and communication technologies, users' reluctance and sometimes rejection because of privacy invasion caused by things, limited IoT-platform interoperability, lack of an IoT-oriented software engineering discipline that would guide thing analysis, design, and development, and, finally, passive nature of things that primarily act as data suppliers (with some actuating capabilities). By analogy to BPs that primarily compose activities, things could be composed in a way that would address the ``silo'' concern.

Our objective is to bring both the BP community and the IoT community together to discuss the cross-fertilization of IoT and BPs. IoT is an inter-disciplinary domain that could benefit from other domains for instance, Business Process Management(BPM) and social computing to develop composite things, Artificial Intelligence to develop cognitive things,and Normative systems to develop accountable things.

This workshop is expected to be presentation-oriented. It will be an open forum for the BP and IoT communities wishing to examine the cross-fertilization of these two disciplines. It will discuss ongoing research, identify industry needs, share practical experiences, and elaborate future trends.

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Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must conform to Springer‚ LNBIP format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices.

Information about the Springer LNBIP format can be found at:

Submission is done through EasyChair at the following page: When submitting your paper, you have to select "1st International Workshop on Blending Internet-of-Things with Business Processes".

The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Three to five keywords characterising the paper should be listed at the end of the abstract. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.