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Achieving Life-Cycle Compliance of Service-Oriented Architectures: Open Issues and Challenges

  • Theodoor Scholte
  • Engin Kirda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5939)

Abstract

The introduction of regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley act requires companies to ensure that appropriate controls are implemented in their business applications. Implementing and validating compliance measures in ‘agile’ companies is time consuming, costly, error-prone and a maintenance-intensive task. This paper presents an approach towards dynamically adapting a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) such that business applications remain compliant. In order to ensure compliance, a compliance checking mechanism for the SOA is needed. Upon detection of a threat/violation, the components of a business application are adapted using aspect-oriented programming (AOP). In this paper, we discuss the fundamental problems and we give an architectural description of our approach.

Keywords

Business Process Management Compliance Management Compliance Checking Service-Oriented Architectures Aspect-Oriented Programming Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodoor Scholte
    • 1
  • Engin Kirda
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP ResearchMougins CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut EurécomValbonneFrance

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