On the Controlled Evolution of Access Rules in Cooperative Information Systems

Stefanie Rinderle, Manfred Reichert

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    For several reasons enterprises are frequently subject to organizational change. Respective adaptations may concern business processes, but also other components of an enterprise architecture. In particular, changes of organizational structures often become necessary. The information about organizational entities and their relationships is maintained in organizational models. Therefore the quick and correct adaptation of these models is fundamental to adequately cope with changes. However, model changes alone are not sufficient to guarantee consistency. Since organizational models also provide the basis for defining access rules (e.g., actor assignments in workflow management systems or access rules in document–centered applications) this information has to be adapted accordingly (e.g., to avoid non-resolvable actor assignments). Current approaches do not adequately address this problem, which often leads to security gaps and delayed change adaptations. In this paper we present a comprehensive approach for the controlled evolution of organizational models in cooperative information systems. First, we introduce a set of operators with well-defined semantics for defining and changing organizational models. Second, we present an advanced approach for the semi-automated adaptation of access rules when the underlying organizational model is changed. This includes a formal part concerning both the evolution of organizational models and the adaptation of related access rules.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE
    Subtitle of host publicationOTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2005, Agia Napa, Cyprus, October 31 - November 4, 2005, Proceedings
    EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-32116-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-29736-9
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
    Event13th International Conference Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2005 - Agia Napa, Cyprus, Greece
    Duration: 2 Nov 20054 Nov 2005
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference13th International Conference Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2005
    Abbreviated titleCoopIS
    CityAgia Napa, Cyprus


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