History-aware, real-time risk detection in business processes (Extended Version)

Conforti, Raffaele, Fortino, Giancarlo, La Rosa, Marcello, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2011) History-aware, real-time risk detection in business processes (Extended Version).


This paper proposes a novel approach for identifying risks in executable business processes and detecting them at run time. The approach considers risks in all phases of the business process management lifecycle, and is realized via a distributed, sensor-based architecture. At design-time, sensors are defined to specify risk conditions which when fulfilled, are a likely indicator of faults to occur. Both historical and current execution data can be used to compose such conditions. At run-time, each sensor independently notifies a sensor manager when a risk is detected. In turn, the sensor manager interacts with the monitoring component of a process automation suite to prompt the results to the user who may take remedial actions. The proposed architecture has been implemented in the YAWL system and its performance has been evaluated in practice.

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ID Code: 42222
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: process model, sensor, risk, YAWL
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:01
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:08

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