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See detailConformance Analysis of Organizational Models: A New Enterprise Modeling Framework using Algebraic Graph Transformation
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL

in International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (2013), 4(1), 42-78

Organizational models play a key role in today’s enterprise modeling. They usually show up as partial models produced in a distributed and non-synchronized fashion by people with different conceptual ... [more ▼]

Organizational models play a key role in today’s enterprise modeling. They usually show up as partial models produced in a distributed and non-synchronized fashion by people with different conceptual understandings. For this reason, there is a major need to organize partial organizational models within a suitable modeling framework, and, moreover, to check their mutual conformance. This builds the basis to integrate the partial organizational models later on into one holistic model of the organization and for model checking certain security, risk, and compliance constraints. In order to attain this goal, the authors present two mutually aligned contributions. The first one is a new enterprise modeling framework—the EM-Cube. The second one is a new approach for checking conformance of models based on the suggested formal modeling technique associated with the proposed framework. They evaluate the potential solution against concrete requirements derived from a real-world scenario coming out of the finance industry. [less ▲]

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See detailHow Far Can Enterprise Modeling for Banking Be Supported by Graph Transformation?
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL

in Ehrig, Hartmut; Rensink, Arend; Rozenberg, G. (Eds.) et al Int. Conf. on Graph Transformation (ICGT 2010) (2010)

This keynote paper presents results coming out of an ongoing research project between Credit Suisse Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg. It presents an approach that shows good potential to ... [more ▼]

This keynote paper presents results coming out of an ongoing research project between Credit Suisse Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg. It presents an approach that shows good potential to address security, risk and compliance issues the bank has in its daily business by the use of integrated organizational models build up by enterprise modeling activities. Such organizational models are intended to serve to describe, evaluate, automate, monitor and control as well as to develop an organization respecting given organizational security, risk and compliance side-constraints. Based on the empirical scenario at Credit Suisse, real-world requirements towards a modeling framework as well as the modeling process are developed. Graph Transformation techniques are proposed as formal framework for this purpose and they are evaluated in the sense of how far they can support the identified enterprise modeling activities in the context of the new enterprise modeling framework. [less ▲]

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See detailModeling and Reconfiguration of critical Business Processes for the purpose of a Business Continuity Management respecting Security Risk and Compliance requirements at Credit Suisse using Algebraic Graph Transformation: Extended Version
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL; Groote, Jan-Friso

Report (2010)

Critical business processes can fail. A Business Continuity Management System is a special management system that will de ne how to recover from such failures and speci es temporary work-arounds to make ... [more ▼]

Critical business processes can fail. A Business Continuity Management System is a special management system that will de ne how to recover from such failures and speci es temporary work-arounds to make sure a company is not going out of business in the worst case. However, because today's implementations are primarily organizational best-practice solutions, their security, risk and compliance issues in such a recovery situation are mostly unknown. Algebraic graph theory can be used as a formal method supporting employees when running business processes need to be recon gured to recover from speci c failures. The example discussed is a loan granting process in a real-world banking environment. Because such a process has to respect certain laws, regulations and rules even in emergency situations, we sketch how this can be done during the process recon guration by looking at security, risk and compliance issues, compatible with the graph technique. Furthermore, we show how the analysis can be extended to requirements concerning the information ow using the process algebra mCRL2. [less ▲]

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See detailEnterprise Modelling using Algebraic Graph Transformation - Extended Version
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL; Ehrig, Hartmut et al

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An analysis of today's situation at Credit Suisse has shown severe problems, because it is based on current best practices and ad-hoc modelling techniques to handle important aspects of security, risk and ... [more ▼]

An analysis of today's situation at Credit Suisse has shown severe problems, because it is based on current best practices and ad-hoc modelling techniques to handle important aspects of security, risk and compliance. Based on this analysis we propose in this paper a new enterprise model which allows the construction, integration, transformation and evaluation of di erent organizational models in a big decentralized organization like Credit Suisse. The main idea of the new model framework is to provide small decentralized models and intra-model evaluation techniques to handle services, processes and rules separately for the business and IT universe on one hand and for human-centric and machine-centric concepts on the other hand. Furthermore, the new framework provides inter-modelling techniques based on algebraic graph transformation to establish the connection between di erent kinds of models and to allow integration of the decentralized models. In order to check for security, risk and compliance in a suitable way, our models and techniques are based on di erent kinds of formal methods. In this paper, we show that algebraic graph transformation techniques are useful not only for intra-modelling { using graph grammars for visual languages and graph constraints for requirements { but also for inter-modelling { using triple graph grammars for model transformation and integration. Altogether, we present the overall idea of our new model framework and show how to solve speci c problems concerning intra- and inter-modelling as rst steps. This should give evidence that our framework can also ? This work is partially supported by Credit Suisse (Luxembourg) S.A., 56, Grand Rue BP 40, L-1660 Luxembourg, Telephone: +352 46 00 11-1, Fax: +352 46 32 70 handle important other requirements for enterprise modelling in a big decentralized organization like Credit Suisse. [less ▲]

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See detailSecurity and Consistency of IT and Business Models at Credit Suisse realized by Graph Constraints, Transformation and Integration using Algebraic Graph Theory
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL; Engel, Thomas UL

in Proc. Int. Conf. on Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design 2009 (EMMSAD'09) (2009)

This paper shows typical security and consistency challenges regarding the models of the business and the IT universe of the dynamic service-, process- and rule-based environment at Credit Suisse. It ... [more ▼]

This paper shows typical security and consistency challenges regarding the models of the business and the IT universe of the dynamic service-, process- and rule-based environment at Credit Suisse. It presents a theoretical solution for enterprise engineering that is implementable, and fits smoothly with the daily needs and constraints of the people in the scenario. It further enables decentralized modeling based on cognitive and mathematical or logical concepts. Normative aspects of the models are analyzed by graph constraint checks, while consistency is checked and ensured by model integration and transformation. To cope with theoretical and practical necessities, the presented solution is kept sound and usable as well as extensible and scalable. All techniques are based on one theoretical framework: algebraic graph theory. Therefore, the techniques are compatible with each other. [less ▲]

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See detailModeling and Reconfiguration of critical Business Processes for the purpose of a Business Continuity Management respecting Security Risk and Compliance requirements at Credit Suisse using Algebraic Graph Transformation
Brandt, Christoph; Hermann, Frank UL; Engel, Thomas UL

in Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, 2009. EDOCW 2009. 13th, Proc. International Workshop on Dynamic and Declarative Business Processes (DDBP 2009) (2009)

Critical business processes can fail. Therefore, continuity processes are needed as backup solutions. At the same time business processes are required to comply with security, risk and compliance ... [more ▼]

Critical business processes can fail. Therefore, continuity processes are needed as backup solutions. At the same time business processes are required to comply with security, risk and compliance requirements. In the context discussed here, they should be modeled in a decentralized local and declarative way, including methodological support by tools. By discussing a simplified loan granting process in the context of a Business Continuity Management System at Credit Suisse, we show how algebraic graph transformation can contribute a methodologically sound solution being compatible with all these requirements in a coherent way. As a consequence significant benefits of automation and quality can be realized. The presented contribution is theoretically sound and implementable by the people in the field. [less ▲]

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