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Deriving Role Engineering Artifacts from Business Processes and Scenario Models

Abstract

Scenario-driven role engineering is a systematic approach to engineer and maintain RBAC models. Such as every engineering process, this approach heavily depends on human factors and many of the corresponding engineering tasks must be conducted manually. However, based on the experiences we gained from our projects and case studies, we identified several tasks in role engineering that are monotonous, time-consuming, and can get tedious if conducted manually. These tasks include the derivation of candidate RBAC artifacts from business processes and scenario models. In this paper, we present an approach to automatically derive role engineering artifacts from process and scenario models. While our general approach is independent from a specific document format, we especially discuss the derivation of role engineering artifacts from UML activity models, UML interaction models, and BPMN collaboration models. In particular, we use the XMI (XML Metadata Interchange) representation of these models as a tool- and vendorindependent format to identify and automatically derive different role engineering artifacts.

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Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Paper)
Event Title
SACMAT 2011 - ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies
Divisions
Workflow Systems and Technology
Event Location
Innsbruck, Austria
Event Type
Conference
Event Dates
June 15-17, 2011
Publisher
ACM
Date
15 June 2011
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