Business Process Management is an established discipline that deals with the identification, discovery, analysis, (re-)design, implementation, monitoring, and controlling of business processes. In turn, the Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity enabling these objects to collect and exchange data. Up to know Business Process Management (BPM) and IoT have developed as two different fields with relatively few touch points. However, there is an increasing amount of work demonstrating the benefits of a closer link of business process management and IoT in the context of smart environments. In this tutorial I will give an overview of existing business process management approaches applied to smart environments and illustrate examples of successful combinations of BPM and IoT to enhance smart environments. Moreover, the tutorial will cover challenges that need to be addressed to better unveil this potential and outline research opportunities.
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