The Evolution of an Architectural Paradigm - Using Blockchain to Build a Cross-Organizational Enterprise Service Bus

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2021-01-05
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Amend, Julia
Fridgen, Gilbert
Rieger, Alexander
Roth, Tamara
Stohr, Alexander
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Cross-organizational collaboration and the exchange of process data are indispensable for many processes in federally organized governments. Conventional IT solutions, such as cross-organizational workflow management systems, address these requirements through centralized process management and architectures. However, such centralization is difficult and often undesirable in federal contexts. One alternative solution that emphasizes decentralized process management and a decentralized architecture is the blockchain solution of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Here, we investigate the architecture of this solution and examine how it addresses the requirements of federal contexts. We find that the solution’s architecture resembles an improvement and cross-organizational adaption of an old architectural paradigm, the enterprise service bus.
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Enterprise Blockchains, blockchain, case study, cross-organizational enterprise service bus, enterprise integration
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Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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