Conformance Checking with Regulations - A Research Agenda

Luise Pufahl, Jana-Rebecca Rehse
2021 Entwicklungsmethoden für Informationssysteme und deren Anwendung: Fachtagung  
Business processes need to follow prescribed regulations. For audits and for following good practices, organizations need to know whether regulations are followed or where and why deviations exist, such that they can manage their processes accordingly. Conformance checking, a key function of process mining, allows to check the relation between a process model and process data collected by IT systems, and to identify as well as analyze deviations between them. At the same time efforts exists to
more » ... ormalize laws, guidelines, and manuals in the computer-interpretable form of so-called reference process models. Hence, conformance checking appears to be a well-suited approach to automatically check whether a business process fulfills certain regulations, but several challenges need to be overcome. In this paper, we review existing research in this area, describe open research challenges, and design a research agenda to combine techniques from reference modeling and conformance checking to compare real-life process behavior with prescribed regulations.
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