The Next Generation HTTP Protocol (HTTP 2.0) for Enterprise Applications

I will talk in this blog about the next generation HTTP Protocol (HTTP 2.0) and put special emphasis on the implications for enterprise applications. Starting with the challenges and recent improvements to the HTTP protocol, such as WebSockets, I will describe the current state of the HTTP 2.0 specification. Finally, I will discuss implications for… The Next Generation HTTP Protocol (HTTP 2.0) for Enterprise Applications weiterlesen

The Emergence of Rule Management Systems for End Users

Long envisioned in research and industry, they have silently emerged: rule management systems for end users to manage their personal (business) processes. End users use these systems to define rules that automate parts of their daily behavior to have more time for their life. I will explain in this blog entry new trends and challenges… The Emergence of Rule Management Systems for End Users weiterlesen

OData – The Evolution of REST

Introduction Making the data, hidden in various cloud platforms, available and understandable so that it can be processed by software services as well as human beings is one of the key challenges. Tim Berners-Lee coined this challenge “Linked Data”. However, he remained rather vague on how this data should be linked technically. An initiative of… OData – The Evolution of REST weiterlesen

Revisiting Risk Management for Business Process Management/Workflow Systems

Risk management and is a very important topic in the world after the financial crisis and dozens of recent natural hazards. I see risk management as a broad concept that does not only apply to the financial domain, but to any process of any organization. Two years ago, I worked briefly on the topic of… Revisiting Risk Management for Business Process Management/Workflow Systems weiterlesen

What is a Disaster? – Review

During my PhD thesis about information system support for coordinating activities between different response organizations in a disaster, I faced the issue of defining what a disaster exactly is and the coordination challenges related to a disaster response. This also involved discussions how it differs from emergencies or catastrophes. I came up with the following… What is a Disaster? – Review weiterlesen

Research Challenges for Case Management

I describe in this blog entry research and innovation challenges for case management from a business and technical perspective. This blog entry complements my existing blog entries on case management: introduction & standards, what constitutes a case and system concepts. This entry is relevant for managers, business analysts, enterprise architects, researchers and developers. Business Challenges… Research Challenges for Case Management weiterlesen