A Visual Language for Modeling Multiple Perspectives of Business Process Compliance Rules (Extended Abstract)

Knuplesch, David and Reichert, Manfred (2016) A Visual Language for Modeling Multiple Perspectives of Business Process Compliance Rules (Extended Abstract). In: 7th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures, EMISA 2016, Vienna.

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A fundamental challenge for enterprises is to ensure compliance of their business processes with imposed compliance rules stemming from various sources, e.g., corporate guidelines, best practices, standards, and laws. In general, a compliance rule may refer to multiple process perspectives including control flow, time, data, resources, and interactions with business partners. On one hand, compliance rules should be comprehensible for domain experts who must define, verify and apply them. On the other, these rules should have a precise semantics to avoid ambiguities and enable their automated processing. Providing a visual language is advantageous in this context as it allows hiding formal details and offering an intuitive way of modeling the compliance rules. However, existing visual languages for compliance rule modeling have focused on the control flow perspective so far, but lack proper support for the other process perspectives. To remedy this drawback, we introduce the extended Compliance Rule Graph language, which enables the visual modeling of compliance rules with the support of multiple perspectives. Overall, this language will foster the modeling and verification of compliance rules in practice.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:DBIS Research > Publications
ID Code:1470
Deposited By: David Knuplesch
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