"Can a ?Metaverse by Design? Benefit from Digital Process Twins?"
: Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, 6-2023
Can a ?Metaverse by Design? Benefit from Digital Process Twins?
Sprache des Titels:
Subject-Oriented Business Process Management
?The Metaverse represents the next generation Internet? - this industry
belief challenges the current understanding of Internet-based interaction, and
the way it progresses towards a cyber-physical network. Will development techniques
for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Internet-of-Behaviors (IoB), and Internet
of Everything (IoE) deliver what is the essence of Metaverse applications? In
this reflection paper this question is tackled through the lens of Digital Process
Twins (DPTs), as they are already an effective and efficient technology for Cyber-
Physical System (CPS) development. The argumentation of industry for establishing
the Metaverse as the next generation Internet allows the identification and
specification of design requirements. In this contribution these requirements are
derived from conceptual inputs onMetaverse developments. The requirements are
used for analyzing subject-oriented Digital Process Twin capabilities on whether
they can support design and implementation of Metaverse applications. Benefits
that can be delivered by executable Digital Process Twins models do not only concern
the design (process) when being supported by subject-oriented abstraction
and representation overcoming interoperability barriers, but also by the validation
of behavior models and their synchronization at runtime, in particular with physical
components increasing the immersion capabilities of Metaverse applications.