Business process and business rule modeling languages for compliance management: A representational analysis

zur Muehlen, M., Indulska, M. and Kamp, G. (2007). Business process and business rule modeling languages for compliance management: A representational analysis. In: J. Grundy, S. Hartmann, A. H. Laender, L. Maciaszek and J. F. Roddick, Proceedings - Tutorials, Posters, Panels and Industrial Contributions at the 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling - ER 2007 Auckland, New Zealand. 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2007), Auckland, New Zealand, (127-132). 5-9 November 2007.

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Author zur Muehlen, M.
Indulska, M.
Kamp, G.
Title of paper Business process and business rule modeling languages for compliance management: A representational analysis
Conference name 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2007)
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 5-9 November 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings - Tutorials, Posters, Panels and Industrial Contributions at the 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling - ER 2007 Auckland, New Zealand
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Australian Computer Society
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-920682-64-4
ISSN 1445-1336
Editor J. Grundy
S. Hartmann
A. H. Laender
L. Maciaszek
J. F. Roddick
Volume 83
Start page 127
End page 132
Total pages 6
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Organizations are under increasing scrutiny to document their compliance to regulatory requirements. To this end, they have to formally document their operating procedures to support their compliance management efforts. Both process modeling languages and rule modeling languages are candidates for the documentation of organizational policies and procedures. While both types of languages are currently used to document organizational practices, little work has been done to understand their synergies and overlap. Accordingly, in this paper we use the Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) representation theory as a basis for such an analysis. We perform a representational analysis of two popular rule modeling languages, viz.,SRML and SBVR. We compare their representation capabilities with those of four popular conceptual business process modeling languages, and focus on the aspects of maximum ontological completeness and minimum ontological overlap. The outcome of this study shows that a combination of two languages, viz. SRML and BPMN, is more suitable for documenting compliance than any single modeling language, and that the combination of process and rule modeling languages shows synergies.
Subjects E1
280111 Conceptual Modelling
720499 Management and productivity issues not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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