Normative requirements for regulatory compliance: An abstract formal framework

Hashmi, Mustafa, Governatori, Guido, & Wynn, Moe T. (2016) Normative requirements for regulatory compliance: An abstract formal framework. Information Systems Frontiers, 18(3), pp. 429-455.

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By definition, regulatory rules (in legal context called norms) intend to achieve specific behaviour from business processes, and might be relevant to the whole or part of a business process. They can impose conditions on different aspects of process models, e.g., control-flow, data and resources etc. Based on the rules sets, norms can be classified into various classes and sub-classes according to their effects. This paper presents an abstract framework consisting of a list of norms and a generic compliance checking approach on the idea of (possible) execution of processes. The proposed framework is independent of any existing formalism, and provides a conceptually rich and exhaustive ontology and semantics of norms needed for business process compliance checking. The possible uses of the proposed framework include to compare different compliance management frameworks (CMFs).

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ID Code: 83732
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Norms, Normative Requirements, Norms Compliance, Business Process Regulatory Compliance, Compliance frameworks
DOI: 10.1007/s10796-015-9558-1
ISSN: 1387-3326
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Springer
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Deposited On: 23 Apr 2015 22:20
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 20:50

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