Separating Compliance Management and Business Process Management

  • Elham Ramezani
  • Dirk Fahland
  • Jan Martijn van der Werf
  • Peter Mattheis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 100)


The ever growing set of regulations and laws organizations have to comply to, introduces many new challenges. Current approaches that check for compliance by implementing controls in an existing information system (IS) decrease the maintainability of both the set of compliance rules and the IS. In this position paper, we advocate the separation of the compliance process from the organization’s business processes. We introduce a life cycle for the management of compliance rules. A separate compliance engine is used to define and check compliance rules independent from the existing IS within an organization.


compliance management life cycle compliance requirements compliance rule compliance checking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elham Ramezani
    • 1
  • Dirk Fahland
    • 2
  • Jan Martijn van der Werf
    • 2
  • Peter Mattheis
    • 1
  1. 1.Hochschule FurtwangenGermany
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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