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MAS-Aided Approval for Bypassing Decentralized Processes: an Architecture
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science. (User Interaction and Knowledge Modelling (UIKM))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6458-2252
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7784-6176
University of Applied Science Western Switzerland.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9816-7439
2018 (English)In: 2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), IEEE Computer Society, 2018, p. 713-718Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Executing business processes in a decentralized manner can improve inter-organizational efficacy. For example, blockchain-based process execution allows, at least conceptually, for cross-organizational compatibility, data integration, and integrity assurance without the need for a centralized trusted operator. However, most business processes run in agile and rapidly changing business environments. Updating a decentralized process requires continuous and extensive consensus-building efforts. Reflecting all organizations' business requirements is hardly practicable. Hence, in many real-life scenarios, to support cases with initially unforeseen properties, organizations can allow to bypass the decentralized process and fall-back to local variants. Yet, the decision to bypass or update a given process can have significant social implications since it may encourage a social dynamic that encourages collective avoidance of the decentralized process. This paper proposes a multi-agent simulation system to assess the social consequences of approving a bypass under given conditions. The proposed simulation is intended to inform the decision-maker (human or machine) on whether to allow to bypass a process or not. Moreover, we present an architecture for the integration of multi-agent simulation system, local process engine, and decentralized process execution environment, and describe a possible implementation with a particular tool chain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2018. p. 713-718
Keywords [en]
Organizations, Computer architecture, Task analysis, Standards organizations, Smart contracts, Multi-agent systems
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Computer Sciences
Research subject
computer and systems sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155526DOI: 10.1109/WI.2018.000-6ISI: 000458968200109Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-8506191306ISBN: 978-1-5386-7325-6 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-155526DiVA, id: diva2:1280711
Conference
2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 3-6 December 2018, Santiago, Chile
Available from: 2019-01-20 Created: 2019-01-20 Last updated: 2019-04-15Bibliographically approved

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