Research in the Business Process Management field addresses topics to identify, analyze and facilitate the introduction or the improvement of appropriate business processes in the corporate environment to support the company in its effort to efficiently operate the globalised business environment and to coordinate the relevant funding activities.
Current efforts and activities focus on these main technology areas and processes:
The main objective of the PRIME project is to give business professionals a learning environment where they can experiment with new ideas and learn how to handle the entire life cycle of products and processes for all stakeholders of the organization. PRIME proposes to achieve this by enhancing current work environments with a new paradigm based on serious gaming. This will provide the means for learning by experience within a virtual environment that is safe and foments risk taking without detrimental impact on the business. The experience garnered is based on strategic management, including multi-stakeholder negotiation and business connectivity.
The objective of the ATHENA Integrated Project is to be the most comprehensive and systematic European initiative in the field of enterprise application interoperability, removing barriers to the exchange of information in and among organizations. Building on its vision statement that "By 2010, enterprises will be able to seamlessly interoperate with others", ATHENA aims to enable interoperability by providing a comprehensive Interoperability Framework.
PROMISE is an integrated project that aims to develop a new generation Product Information Tracking and Flow Management system. This system will allow all actors that play a role during the lifecycle of a product-managers, designers, service and maintenance operators, recyclers-to track, manage and control product information at any phase of its lifecycle-design, manufacturing, MOL, EOL-at any time and any place in the world. PROMISE also has its IMS dimension, bringing together a large international partnership involving five IMS regions: the EU, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and the U.S.
The project refers to Eco-design and End of Life Management of a telecom device. The main objectives of the project are:
The aim of VOSTER is to collect, analyse and synthesize the results from a number of leading European research projects on Virtual Organisations (VO), geographically distributed, functionally and culturally diverse, dynamic and agile organizational entities linked through ICT.
The objective of IDEAS is to elaborate strategic roadmaps in the domain of enterprise application and software interoperability for the next ten years and to propose to the European Commission a structure and an organisation to support the implementation of these roadmaps in the sixth Framework Programme. The focus of the project was on the research domains of Architecture and platform, Enterprise Modelling and Ontologies.
The objective of GLOBEMEN was to develop a reference architecture for the integration of the processes of a Virtual Manufacturing Enterprise. Three main processes studied were Sales and Marketing, Inter-enterprise Project Management, and Collaborative Product Design.
The objective of MAIN-E was to provide electronic support to Supply Management through the development of an Internet-based inter-enterprise platform. Emphasis was placed on SMEs. Within the framework of the project, a socio-economic study was performed to measure the impact of the platform on European enterprises.
The objective of the Business Architect project was to develop a methodology and software tools to support the process of new product / business development.
GENESIS studied the applicability of process management methodology and software tools in the new product / business development process in an inter-enterprise environment.
E-NTRY developed a web-based platform to support the procurement process, particularly the processes of tendering, bidding and final supplier selection.
AEOLOS developed an integrated methodology and toolset that supports decision making on recycling or the disposal of end-of-life products in the most environmentally, economically and socially sustainable manner.
GLOBEMAN21 developed models and software tools to support enterprise networks and virtual enterprises.
GLOBE developed a methodology and software tools for Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).Start of page