Role-based process view derivation and composition

Xiaohui ZHAO, Chengfei Liu, Sira Yongchareon, Marek Kowalkiewicz, Wasim Sadiq

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The process view concept deploys a partial and temporal representation to adjust the visible view of a business process according to various perception constraints of users. Process view technology is of practical use for privacy protection and authorization control in process-oriented business management. Owing to complex organizational structure, it is challenging for large companies to accurately specify the diverse perception of different users over business processes. Aiming to tackle this issue, this article presents a rolebased process viewmodel to incorporate role dependencies into process view derivation. Compared to existing process view approaches, ours particularly supports runtime updates to the process view perceivable to a user with specific view merging operations, thereby enabling the dynamic tracing of process perception. A series of rules and theorems are established to guarantee the structural consistency and validity of process view transformation. A hypothetical case is conducted to illustrate the feasibility of our approach, and a prototype is developed for the proof-of-concept purpose.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalACM Transactions on Management Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


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