Infrastructure for research on process-oriented architectures
In business and public administration, process orientation is seen as the key to the rapid adaptability of enterprise architecture to new business models, legal requirements or partnerships.
The resulting demand for rapid transformation of process knowledge into IT-support quickly reaches its limits even with modern service-oriented architectures, if not only composition or configuration are changed, but process innovation and transformation is carried out.
At its core, new forms or applications of model transformation, service transition and behavior optimization are needed, which, due to their complexity, place very high demands on computing power and main as well as mass storage expansion of the infrastructure. These could not be developed and experimentally evaluated without the large research machine applied for. Due to the experimental character and the hardware-oriented approaches of the work, there is no alternative to using a dedicated infrastructure.