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ARIS Process World 08

I am writing live from the ARIS Product Innovation Track with the promising subtitle: Leading-Edge Concepts and Technologies for Innovative Process Management. The presentation started with a Star Wars look-alike movie. After a virtual dive from outer space into the Research laboratories of IDS Scheer, the first presentation began on the first level of the virtual laboratory.

The topic of the first agenda point was user interfaces. Helge Hess introduced the mashup technology to the audience. A mashup is integrating different types of information into one easy-to-understand, customizable interface. The key to this new generation of presentation layer are Web services. Open APIs allow open access to data sources via the Internet. This technology can be also be leveraged in enterprise applications. In the future, ARIS will also provide a mashup technology, combining process data with both additional corporate and external data.

ARIS Process World. Performance Mashups 

Afterwards, Stefan Leinenbach from Interactive Software introduced the INTERACTIVE GUI for ARIS. With this, ARIS users should be able to easily model processes without knowing modeling conventions. The modeling is performed in three steps:

  • Step 1: Select your virtual scenario
  • Step 2: Interact as in real business
  • Step 3: Get your ARIS model

Interaktive GUI for ARIS

A graphical interface guides the process designer through the modeling process. The user does not have to be familiar with modeling notation.

The second stop at the innovations journey brought us to level 2 in the IDS Scheer research labs. Processes for People was introduced by Britta Hilt. She is a member of the ARIS BPM Blogger Community. She spoke about the newest developments regarding ARIS Business Publisher. Together with Cogniscape, a demo of ARIS Business Publisher was presented.

Welcome to ARIS Business Publisher

Process models were presented in a nice, graphical way. The demonstrated functionality was very impressive.

Process models presented in a nice, graphical way

On level 3 of the ARIS Research Labs, Karl Wagner spoke about process execution. His focus was on the E2E Bridge. Chris Henn from E2E showed how a model can be executed without programming with a virtual machine for the execution of EPC, BPMN and UML. UML Diagrams can directly be run without generating code. With this, the documentation is becoming the execution. Indeed an interesting approach.

On level 4 of the ARIS Research processes, we listened to a presentation by Thomas Feld about green processes. Green processes maximize efficiency, they balance ecological impact, and they ensure environmental management. For this, environmental information must be added to processes. You see an example on the picture.

Analysis and optimization of Business Processes by ecological and economical aspects

The fifth level of the Labs were presented by Julia Wagner and Michael Rosemann from Queensland University of Technology. Julia Wagner illustrated the research network of IDS Scheer. She introduced different research projects which IDS Scheer is conducting in cooperation with different universities.

Michael Rosemann's presentation was introduced with the trailer of the movie "Lord of the Rings" because he presented a reference model for producing movies. The reference model can help film companies save production costs through implementing best practices models.

Reference Model for the Film Industry

An interactive survey helps companies to specify their specific needs for the production. Then the related models are generated based on their production needs. I hope that I can catch Michael Rosemann during ARIS ProcessWorld. It would be great if he could write a post in the ARIS BPM Blog in which he could describe this approach a bit more in detail. @Michael Rosemann: Please leave a comment if you read this post ;-)