Towards an integrated methodology for the development of blockchain-based solutions supporting cross-organizational processes

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Abstract

Blockchain technology is argued to have the potential to facilitate the development and improvement of cross-organizational business processes, on various aspects of the business process management discipline. In this paper, we review existing work on the use of blockchain technology to support business processes with a focus on cross-organizational settings. Based on this, we suggest to view blockchain as a software connector helping organizations to integrate the IT systems they use to support business processes. In addition, this paper suggests to use a model-driven engineering approach for the development of such connectors. By doing so, the need to develop a methodology helping to model and implement blockchain-based software connectors supporting cross-organizational business processes is highlighted. By adopting such an approach, organizations would be able to facilitate and speed up the development of blockchain-based solutions. This in turn would facilitate experimentations with this technology, which is considered as an important phase for organizations to derive value from it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science:
EditorsManuel Kolp, Jean Vanderdonckt, Monique Snoeck, Yves Wautelet
PublisherIEEE Computer society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 29 May 201931 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)2151-1349
ISSN (Electronic)2151-1357

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period29/05/1931/05/19

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • BPM
  • business process management
  • cross-organizational business processes
  • MDE
  • methodology
  • model-driven engineering
  • software connector

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    Victor, A. D. S., & Corentin, B. (2019). Towards an integrated methodology for the development of blockchain-based solutions supporting cross-organizational processes. In M. Kolp, J. Vanderdonckt, M. Snoeck, & Y. Wautelet (Eds.), RCIS 2019 - IEEE 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science: [8877045] (Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science; Vol. 2019-May). IEEE Computer society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RCIS.2019.8877045