Semantic Web Rules

Volume 6403 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 194-209

Norm Compliance in Business Process Modeling

  • Guido GovernatoriAffiliated withNICTA Queensland Research Lab.
  • , Antonino RotoloAffiliated withCIRSFID, University of Bologna

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We investigate the concept of norm compliance in business process modeling. In particular we propose an extension of Formal Contract Logic (FCL), a combination of defeasible logic and a logic of violation, with a richer deontic language capable of capture many different facets of normative requirements. The resulting logic, called Process Compliance Logic (PCL), is able to capture both semantic compliance and structural compliance. This paper focuses on structural compliance, that is we show how PCL can capture obligations concerning the structure of a business process.