Guest Talk: An IoT-Driven Approach to Monitor Multi-party Business Processes Interacting with Physical Objects
Date/Time: 14.09.2016, 11:30
The execution of cross-organization business processes often implies the exchange of physical goods without necessarily changing the ownership of such goods. Typical examples are logistic processes, where goods are managed by shipping companies that are not the owners of the goods. To ensure that these processes are properly executed, and that the goods are properly handled, all parties must put in place a monitoring system and exchange information with the other ones.
The presented solution, on the other hand, centralizes monitoring tasks directly onto the exchanged goods. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, goods become Smart Objects. By sensing information coming from the environment, Smart Objects can be aware of their status. Also, by having an internal representation of the process into which they are involved, they can keep track of the execution of the process, and promptly report when the execution deviates from the model as soon as it occurs.
Born in Varese, Italy on January 21st 1989, Giovanni Meroni received the Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in September 2011, and the Master Degree in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in October 2013 with the thesis "SCoReS - SeNSori COmposition and REtrieval Service". After being employed for a year as an IT consultant for the IT services company Gruppo Reti in Busto Arsizio, in November 2014 he joined the PhD program in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently a PhD student. His research topics are mainly related to Business Process Management, the Internet of Things and Service Oriented Architectures.
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