A Visual Language for Modeling Business Process Compliance Rules

Knuplesch, David and Reichert, Manfred (2017) A Visual Language for Modeling Business Process Compliance Rules. Software & Systems Modeling, 16 . pp. 715-736. ISSN 1619-1374

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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, this paper introduces 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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business process compliance, Extended Compliance Rule Graphs, Business process modeling, Smart processes
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: David Knuplesch
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 11:15
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 16:05
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/1379

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