Challenges and opportunities in collaborative business process management: Overview of recent advances and introduction to the special issue

C. Liu, Qing Li, X. Zhao

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Modern business process management expands to cover the partner organisations' business processes across organisational boundaries, and thereby supports organisations to coordinate the flow of information among organisations and link their business processes. With collaborative business processes, organisations can create dynamic and flexible collaborations to synergically adapt to the changing conditions, and stay competitive in the global market. Due to its significant potential and value, collaborative business processes are now turning to be an important issue of contemporary business process management, and attracts lots of attention and efforts from both academic and industry sides. In this paper, we review the development of B2B collaboration and collaborative business processes, provide an overview of related issues in managing collaborative business processes, and discuss some emerging technologies and their relationships to collaborative business processes. Finally, we introduce the papers that are published in this special issue. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-209
Number of pages9
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Business process management
  • Collaborative business process
  • Pervasive computing
  • Process change and evolvement
  • Service-oriented architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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