Merging Conceptual Modeling and Law for Legally Compliant Information Systems Design – A Framework-Based Research Agenda

Becker Jörg, Eggert Mathias, Heddier Marcel, Knackstedt Ralf


Abstract
Legal regulations play an important role in the design of information systems and their related organizational systems. A legal assessment subsequent to the system's development can demand expensive modifications or even the need for replacing existing systems. Legal infringements and resulting disputes can permanently damage an organizations image. To avoid these problems, we argue for the consideration of relevant legal regulations as early as the design phase of systems development. Conceptual modeling has proven to be an optimal instrument for system designers. In this paper, we propose a framework-based research agenda for the improvement of conceptual modeling for the explication and communication of legal requirements. We then show exemplary how the framework can be used by researchers to classify existing research results or to derive new research questions in the field of designing legally compliant information systems.

Keywords
legal visualisation, conceptual modeling, research framework, information systems design



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2012

Conference
45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Venue
Maui, HI, USA

Book title
Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45)

Start page
5241

End page
5250

Language
English

ISBN
978-0-7695-4525-7

DOI

Affiliation
University of Muenster - ERCIS