A Cloud-driven View on Business Process as a Service

Jöerg Domaschka, Frank Griesinger, Daniel Seybold, Stefan Wesner


Cloud computing is the promise to provide flexible IT solutions. This correlates with an increasing demand in flexibility of business processes in companies. However, there is still a huge gap between business and IT management. The evolution of cloud service models tries to bridge this by bringing up fine grained and multi-dimensional service models. One of the new service models is Business Process as a Service (BPaaS), which promises to bridge the gap from business process to cloud computing. Yet, the BPaaS paradigm is not thoroughly classified with respect to the cloud computing characteristics. In this paper we introduce a first classification of the BPaaS paradigm with the focus on the common cloud characteristics. Therefore, we analyze the traditional path from a business process model to its execution via on-demand resources and derive a leveled model for BPaaS. For each level, we introduce the entities on that level in terms of (i) correlation to cloud characteristics, (ii) concepts and (iii) tools, and evaluate its cloudification options, i.e. the ability to support the provision of a business process as a service. The presented work enables the categorisation of items in the BPaaS paradigm and outlines how traditional business processes can be enabled for cloud delivery. This classification and analysis will be extended, once the BPaaS paradigm reached wider acceptance in academia and industry, and more standards evolved.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Domaschka J., Griesinger F., Seybold D. and Wesner S. (2017). A Cloud-driven View on Business Process as a Service . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-758-243-1, pages 767-774. DOI: 10.5220/0006393107670774

in Bibtex Style

author={Jöerg Domaschka and Frank Griesinger and Daniel Seybold and Stefan Wesner},
title={A Cloud-driven View on Business Process as a Service},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A Cloud-driven View on Business Process as a Service
SN - 978-989-758-243-1
AU - Domaschka J.
AU - Griesinger F.
AU - Seybold D.
AU - Wesner S.
PY - 2017
SP - 767
EP - 774
DO - 10.5220/0006393107670774