Generalizability and Applicability of Modelbased Business Process Compliance-Checking Approaches – A State-of-the-Art Analysis and Research Roadmap

Becker Jörg, Delfmann Patrick, Eggert Mathias, Schwittay Sebastian


Abstract
With a steady increase of regulatory requirements for business processes, automation support ofcompliance management is a field garnering increasing attention in Information Systems research.Several approaches have been developed to support compliance checking of process models. One majorchallenge for such approaches is their ability to handle different modeling techniques and compliancerules in order to enable widespread adoption and application. Applying a structured literaturesearch strategy, we reflect and discuss compliance-checking approaches in order to provide an insightinto their generalizability and evaluation. The results imply that current approaches mainlyfocus on special modeling techniques and/or a restricted set of types of compliance rules. Most approachesabstain from real-world evaluation which raises the question of their practical applicability.Referring to the search results, we propose a roadmap for further research in model-based businessprocess compliance checking.

Keywords
business process modeling, business process compliance management, business process compliance checking, regulation, legal requirements



Publication type
Article in Journal

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2012

Journal
BuR - Business Research

Volume
5

Issue
2

Start page
221

End page
247

Language
English