Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Blockchain und BPM (Sommersemester 2017)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske (Business Process Technology) , Adriatik Nikaj (Business Process Technology) , Dr. Luise Pufahl (Gastdozenten oder Dozenten der Uni-Potsdam)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 28.04.2017
  • Lehrform: Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 4

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-A Analyse
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-E Entwurf
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-K Konstruktion
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-M Maintenance
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-K Konzepte und Methoden
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-S Spezialisierung
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-T Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-K Konzepte und Methoden
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-S Spezialisierung
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-T Techniken und Werkzeuge


Blockchain is the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is a distributed technology that relies on sharing transactional data among a network of participants who do not necessarily trust each other. Recent blockchain technologies also allow programs, known as smart contracts, to be deployed and executed on a blockchain (https://www.ethereum.org) with the purpose of enabling more complex transactions.

Business Process Management (BPM) is a discipline that applies IT systems to operational business processes performed in an organizational or technical environment. Additionally, BPM is concerned with the design and execution of business process choreographies - inter-organizational processes that describe the interaction between different organizations. 

In this seminar, we focus on investigating blockchains technologies for executing process choreographies assuring a trustworthy interaction among participants who do not necessarily trust each other. Students will have the opportunity to learn and understand state-of-the-art blockchain technologies and implement small prototypes in a BPM context. 


This lecture is for master students with an interest in BPM and blockchain technologies.


Untrusted business process monitoring and execution using blockchain. In Intl. Conf. Business Process Mgmt. (BPM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 2016.

More literature will be provided during the course of the seminar.


Each student is graded by:

1) one presentation in the middle of the semester,
2) one final presentation at the end of the semester, and
3) an implemented prototype together with a technical report.


The kick-off meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th of April at 13:30 in H 2.57.


Kick-off Meeting


Application Deadline


Registration Deadline

During semester

Individual Meetings with Supervisor


Intermediate Presentation


Final Presentation


Final Paper Submission