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Compliant Business Process Design Using Refinement Layers

  • Daniel Schleicher
  • Tobias Anstett
  • Frank Leymann
  • David Schumm
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6426)

Abstract

In recent years compliance has emerged as one of the big IT challenges enterprises are faced with. The management of a multitude of regulations and the complexity of current business processes are problems that need to be addressed.

In this paper we present an approach based on so-called compliance templates to develop and manage compliant business processes involving different stakeholders.

We introduce the concept of a refinement process. In the refinement process each compliance template is refined in a layered way to get an executable business process. The refinement steps are executed on refinement layers by different stakeholders. Compliance constraints are used to restrict the way a compliance template can be refined. Introduced in a certain refinement layer of the refinement process, compliance constraints are propagated to higher refinement layers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Schleicher
    • 1
  • Tobias Anstett
    • 1
  • Frank Leymann
    • 1
  • David Schumm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Architecture of Application SystemsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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