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A Model-Driven Approach for Accountability in Business Processes

Accountability provides the necessary assurance to different stakeholders (customers, auditors, regulators) about the correct execution of the obligations concerning compliance requirements. Modeling accountability in a business process is an important problem, as SOA is the generally accepted standard for IT systems. This requires the orchestration of several non-functional concerns across services (such as authentication, authorization, logging, among others) to attest the correct operation of control activities. In this paper, we show how a model-driven framework for non-functional concerns can integrate accountability in business processes. Using the NFComp modeling framework, we define and compose a set of non-functional concerns that securely assert that subjects have fulfilled their responsibilities, towards realizing accountability. The approach allows the reuse of the composed accountability concerns in different processes.

Anderson Santana de Oliveira, Anis Charfi, Benjamin Schmeling, Gabriel Serme
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Santana de Oliveira A., Charfi A., Schmeling B., Serme G., "A Model-Driven Approach for Accountability in Business Processes", in Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling,  Proceedings of 15th International Conference, BPMDS 2014, 19th International Conference, EMMSAD 2014, Held at CAiSE 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-17, 2014. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing Volume 175,  Pages 184-199, Print ISBN 978-3-662-43744-5, Online ISBN 978-3-662-43745-2, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-43745-2_13.