Enabling Multi-Perspective Business Process Compliance

Knuplesch, David (2019) Enabling Multi-Perspective Business Process Compliance. PhD thesis, Ulm University.

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A particular challenge for any enterprise is to ensure that its business processes conform with compliance rules, i.e., semantic constraints on the multiple perspectives of the business processes. Compliance rules stem, for example, from legal regulations, corporate best practices, domain-specific guidelines, and industrial standards. In general, compliance rules are multi-perspective, i.e., they not only restrict the process behavior (i.e. control flow), but may refer to other process perspectives (e.g. time, data, and resources) and the interactions (i.e. message exchanges) of a business process with other processes as well.

The aim of this thesis is to improve the specification and verification of multi-perspective process compliance based on three contributions:

1. The extended Compliance Rule Graph (eCRG) language, which enables the visual modeling of multi-perspective compliance rules. Besides control flow, the latter may refer to the time, data, resource, and interaction perspectives of a business process.
2. A framework for multi-perspective monitoring of the compliance of running processes with a given set of eCRG compliance rules.
3. Techniques for verifying business process compliance with respect to the interaction perspective. In particular, we consider compliance verification for cross-organizational
business processes, for which solely incomplete process knowledge is available.

All contributions were thoroughly evaluated through proof-of-concept prototypes, case studies, empirical studies, and systematic comparisons with related works.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 11:16
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 12:26
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/1822

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