DIS seminar - Tue. 15 December, 12.00, **AULA B2** - Terry Heath

SPEAKER: Terry Heath

Senior Software Engineer -- IBM Research -- T.J. Watson Research Center,
NY, USA

TITLE:Siena: a tool for modeling and executing artifact-centric business
processes

ABSTRACT: Classically, Business Process Management (BPM) applications
are developed and deployed by large IT teams using complex tools and
development methods. These methods assume fixed, well-defined
requirements in advance and the resulting solutions are typically
inflexible and frequently get in the way of business process innovation.
By contrast, Siena is a radically simplified approach that allows for
the modeling and execution of business process designs based on an
Artifact-Centric modeling approach.Siena explores: 1. a radically new
agile method for developing BPM applications that let innovators focus
on business transformation; 2. a radically simplified modeling tool that
empowers innovators to model and manage the entire application lifecycle
of BPM applications; 3. a standard XML representation/model of a BPM
application; 4. a web 2.0 model execution engine that reduces dependency
on large development teams to rapidly develop and deploy BPM solutions.

Then the seminars will start again in middle January 2010.
Enjoy your Christmas- and New Year-linked holidays

Massimo Mecella and Domenico Lembo
(Chairs of the Seminars series)

Web page of the Seminars series:
http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~seminf/