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Guest Talk: An IoT-Driven Approach to Monitor Multi-party Business Processes Interacting with Physical Objects

Giovanni Meroni

Date/Time: 14.09.2016, 11:30

Loction: D2.2.094


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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