Falko Koetter

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Ensuring compliance to laws and regulations in their business processes is a burdensome obligation for today's companies. Compliance requirements cover many areas of business and IT, including process design, deployment and run-time. Past approaches only covered some of these aspects. In this work we introduce a generic compliance descriptor, integrating(More)
Management of business processes is typically performed on multiple levels, each with different granularity, language constructs, and abstraction. Starting from an initial sketch of the activities to be performed, several refinements are made to entirely specify the business process, its artifacts, and participants. Then, information relevant for process(More)
When managing IT environments and designing business processes, compliance regulations add challenges. Especially considering adaptive environments in the context of a service-oriented architecture in combination with exploiting the advantages of cloud technologies, maintaining compliance is cumbersome. Measures have to be taken on many application levels -(More)
Business process execution generates great amounts of information on process results and intermediate activities. Most of this information is represented by events linked to their related process execution. Process monitoring uses such events and links to correlate incoming events to their corresponding process instances. These links may however get lost in(More)
Today, a company’s service processes are interwoven with external services and customers. In these cross-company service networks, partners are interchangeable and market conditions may shift rapidly. Thus, a need for business process optimization arises, though conventional approaches often cannot be used as company’s IT is not process centered. To achieve(More)