University of Heilongjiang
As part of the INTEROP NoE, interoperability requirements and existing facilities on the area of business process management were studied. This paper summarizes the contributions and discusses current research trends. Business process management is seen as a set of continuous processes in an enterprise related to the strategic decisions, production and delivery workflows, IT support, and evaluation of the appropriateness and performance of the workflows. As enterprises are under increasing pressure to be agile for collaboration, interoperability and external business processes with partners in a joint business network become essential.