Frank P. Milani, Luciano García-Bañuelos, and Marlon Dumas

Fredrik P. Milani is Lecturer at University of Tartu, Estonia. He obtained his PhD in 2015 from the same University for his work on managing variability in consolidated business processes. His current research interests are in the field of recent and emerging technologies such as blockchain and their ability to enable business process innovation. Email:

Luciano García-Bañuelos is Associate Professor of Software Engineering at University of Tartu. He obtained his PhD in 2003 from Grenoble Institute of Technology for his work on long-running transactions. His current research interests are in the fields of service-oriented computing and business process management, with a focus on formal methods for business process modeling and analysis. Email:

Marlon Dumas is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Tartu, Estonia where he leads a team of 20+ researchers focused on BPM. Prior to this appointment, he was faculty member at Queensland University of Technology and visiting researcher at SAP Research, Australia. Marlon is co-editor of the textbook "Process-Aware Information Systems" (2005) and co-author of "Fundamentals of Business Process Management" (2013). Email:, twitter: @marlon_dumas

Blockchain and Business Process Improvement

The authors begin their discussion by stating, “We’re in the year of Blockchain…” They believe that Blockchain Technology has the potential to have a significant impact on a wide spectrum of business process. Read their interesting analysis of this new technology and how they believe it can relate to Business Process Improvement.