A process broker architecture for systems integration

The aim of this project is to investigate and refine Process Management Systems. Organisations and their IT-support have traditionally been structured around business functions, i.e. each function is supported by its own systems and applications. Such a structure is not adequate for today's process oriented organisations with business processes spanning several functions or organisations. This type of organisation gives rise to new requirements on software applications and their integration across intra- and interorganisational boundaries. The project will result in refined methodological support as well as improved implementation architectures for business process integration. The approach of the project is a combination of theoretical investigations and case studies at the industrial partners. The project is a joint undertaking between DSV, KTH and a Swedish software company, Visuera Integration AB.