Towards Completeness and Lawfulness of Business Process Models

  • Ludmila Penicina
  • Marite Kirikova
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 158)


We address the existing gaps between business process models, enterprise architecture (EA) models and, external regulations that hinder completeness and lawfulness of business process models. As a solution we propose a high-level architecture for business process knowledge management that bridges the identified gaps. We use de-facto industry standards for modelling business processes and EA - BPMN and ArchiMate. We propose to use Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) model as a theoretical foundation for storing business process knowledge represented in BPMN and ArchiMate models and storing elements that address lawfulness of the models. BWW model provides a framework for systematically storing internally maintained process knowledge (models) and externally maintained knowledge (regulations), and supporting completeness and lawfulness of the models. Thus, the main contributions of our approach is supporting completeness and lawfulness of business process models and supporting the creation of information services to increase efficiency in the business process modelling context.


Business process modelling BPMN ArchiMate BWW 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludmila Penicina
    • 1
  • Marite Kirikova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Computer SystemsRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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