A conceptually rich model of business process compliance

Governatori, G. and Rotolo, A.

    In this paper we extend the preliminary work developed elsewhere and investigate how to characterise many aspects of the compliance problem in business process modelling. We first define a formal and conceptually rich language able to represent, and reason about, chains of reparational obligations of various types. Second, we devise a mechanism for normalising a system of legal norms. Third, we specify a suitable language for business process modeling able to automate and optimise business procedures and to embed normative constraints. Fourth, we develop an algorithm for compliance checking and discuss some computational issues regarding the possibility of checking compliance runtime or of enforcing it at design time.
Cite as: Governatori, G. and Rotolo, A. (2010). A conceptually rich model of business process compliance. In Proc. 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2010) Brisbane, Australia. CRPIT, 110. Link, S. and Ghose, A. Eds., ACS. 3-12
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