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An Experimental Study on the Design and Modeling of Security Concepts in Business Processes

Abstract

In recent years, business process models are used to define security properties for the corresponding business information systems. In this context, a number of approaches emerged that integrate security properties into standard process modeling languages. Often, these security properties are depicted as text annotations or graphical extensions. However, because the symbols of process-related security properties are not standardized, different issues concerning the comprehensibility and maintenance of the respective models arise. In this paper, we present the initial results of an experimental study on the design and modeling of 11 security concepts in a business process context. In particular, we center on the semantic transparency of the visual symbols that are intended to represent the different concepts (i.e. the one-to-one correspondence between the symbol and its meaning). Our evaluation showed that various symbols exist which are well-perceived. However, further studies are necessary to dissolve a number of remaining issues.

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Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Full Paper in Proceedings)
Event Title
6th IFIP WG 8.1 working conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling (PoEM)
Divisions
Workflow Systems and Technology
Event Location
Riga, Latvia
Event Type
Conference
Event Dates
6-7 Nov. 2013
Series Name
The Practice of Enterprise Modeling
ISSN/ISBN
978-3-642-41641-5
Publisher
Springer
Page Range
pp. 236-250
Date
2013
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