Funded Projects

End-to-End Solution for Business Process Composition and Management (BP-Com)

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Principal Investigator (PI):
Dr. Basit Shafiq
Project Details:
Start Date 20-Oct-2016
Duration 12 months
Budget PKR 12.76 million
Status On Going Project
Progress Report N/A
Publications N/A
Thematic Area Other
Project Website http://web.lums.edu.pk
Executive Summary

The project aims at improving efficiency and reducing cost for development, deployment, and management of business processes (BPs) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Specifically, the objective is to utilize the cloud-based services and resources for rapid development and deployment of BPs for SME organizations that cannot bear with the high cost of personnel and software/hardware resources for coding, administration, and hosting of their business processes. A BP is a set of logically related activities performed to achieve a well-defined business outcome. Examples of BP include online/Internet order processing, payroll management process, inventory management process, Tax return filing process. The purpose to develop an end-to-end solution is to enables SME sector organizations to compose, refine, deploy, and execute their business processes using the Web services and resources available in the public cloud. BP-Com will provide a collaborative environment in which organizations share their requirements for new processes and/or details of their existing processes in a privacy-preserving manner to enable collaborative composition of business processes. In addition it is also planned to develop prototype of the proposed BP-Com system so that other SMEs can replicate similar systems for offering BP composition and management services.