University of Oslo
Processes count to the most important assets of companies. Ensuring the compliance of processes to legal regulations, governance guidelines, and strategic business requirements is a sine qua non condition to controlling business behavior. Implementing business process compliance requires means for modeling and enforcing compliance measures. In this paper, the authors motivate the need for automation in compliance management and introduce the role of policies. They then distinguish eight requirements for a compliance management framework. They also discuss different ways of conducting compliance checking. Finally, they propose a policy-based framework for business process compliance management.