Towards a Decision Support Architecture for Digital Preservation of Business Processes

M. Neumann, H. Miri, J. Thomson, G Antunes, R. Mayer, M. Beigl:
"Towards a Decision Support Architecture for Digital Preservation of Business Processes";
Vortrag: 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2012), Toronto; 01.10.2012 - 05.10.2012; in:"Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2012)", (2012), ISBN: 978-0-9917997-0-1; S. 74 - 81.

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Abstract:


In this paper, we present and address a number of challenges
in digital preservation of entire business processes: (1) iden-
tifying digital objects a business process depends on ("What
to preserve and why?"); (2) identifying significant changes in
digital objects ("When to preserve?"); (3) determining a re-
deployment setting ("What to re-deploy and why?"). After
highlighting these challenges, we illustrate some aspects of
business processes that are relevant in the context of digital
preservation and provide a model to capture their semantics
formally. We, then, proceed to present a decision support
architecture and address the challenges using the developed
model, as well as pointing out some of its limitations. We,
finally, conclude the paper by discussing the applicability of
our proposed techniques and model.