Towards functional safety and security for adaptive and flexible business processes

Authors Verena Geist
Christine Natschläger
Christa Illibauer
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Editors
Title Towards functional safety and security for adaptive and flexible business processes
Type article
Journal Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
Number 5
Volume 30
DOI 10.1002/smr.1952
Month May
Year 2018
Pages e1952
SCCH ID# 17004
Abstract

Business Process Management (BPM) provides many benefits for a company including productivity, efficiency, compliance, risk management, consistency, repeatability, and measurability. Many of these aspects also ensure and improve functional safety, privacy, and security in process execution. However, managed business processes lack flexibility, i.e. changing a business process requires more effort than adhoc execution and adaptation. Thus, especially in small companies, the acceptance rate of managed business processes is low. So we claim that in current BPM approaches, the structuredness ensuring functional safety and security concepts contradicts with the objective for flexibility. The main goal of the AdaBPM project is to address this contradiction by providing a formal approach to handle advanced adaptations and exception handling in business processes. The result of our research is an approach for flexible BPM combined with the possibility to nevertheless manage the process and define safety and security restrictions.