International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM)


International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management

Publisher: Inderscience

Business processes have played an important role in enabling business
application integration and collaboration across multiple organisations. The
integration can be categorised into two types: internal integration and
external integration. Internal integration includes all the integration
aspects within one enterprise. Enterprise application integration (EAI) is a
typical example of internal integration. External integration covers all the
possible integration patterns across multiple enterprises. The typical
business process based external application integration includes business
process to application integration (BP2Ai) and business process to business
process integration (BP2BPi).

To stay competitive, companies must be agile in adapting their business
processes to the ever-changing market dynamics. The adaptive business
process based enterprises should look beyond the traditional enterprises and
marketplaces through collaborative interactions and dynamic e-business
solution bindings. The enterprise infrastructure has to provide the
capability for dynamic discovery of trading partners and service providers
as well as enabling federated security mechanisms, solution monitoring and

The International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management
(IJBPIM) focuses on the emerging business process modelling, simulation,
integration and management using emerging technologies. IJBPIM is the first
academic journal that concentrates on the information technology (IT) level
as well as the relationship between the business level and IT implementation

The objectives of IJBPIM are to establish an effective channel of
communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and
research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of
business processes in e-business solutions, engineering design
collaboration, logistics management, etc.

It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of business
process integration and management. The international dimension is
emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet
the needs of accelerating technological and ecological change and changes in
the global economy.

IJBPIM publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case
studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews. Special
Issues devoted to important topics in Business Process Integration and
Management will occasionally be published.

ISSN (Online): 1741-8771
ISSN (Print): 1741-8763


Frank Leymann
University of Stuttgart


Liang-Jie Zhang
e-Business Solutions & Autonomic Computing Dept
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road, Route 134
Yorktown Heights NY 10598


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Current Issue: Volume 2 Issue 3 2007

Date: 19 February 2008

Original posting date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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