Colored Petri Nets for Integrating the Data Perspective in Process Audits

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The complexity of business processes and the data volume of processed transactions increase with the ongoing integration of information systems. Process mining can be used as an innovative approach to derive information about business processes by analyzing recorded data from the source information systems. Although process mining offers novel opportunities to analyze and inspect business processes it is rarely used for audit purposes. The application of process mining has the potential to significantly improve process audits if requirements from the application domain are considered adequately. A common requirement for process audits is the integration of the data perspective. We introduce a specification of Colored Petri Nets that enables the modeling of the data perspective for a specific application domain. Its application demonstrates how information from the application domain can be used to create process models that integrate the data perspective for the purpose of process audits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Conceptual Modeling : Conceptual Modeling
EditorsWilfred Ng, Veda C. Storey, Juan C. Trujillo
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9783642419232
ISBN (Electronic)9783642419249
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. ER 2013 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 11 Nov 201313 Nov 2013
Conference number: 32


Conference32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. ER 2013
CityHong Kong
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Business process audits
  • Petri nets
  • Business process modeling
  • Process mining
  • Business intelligence
  • Business process intelligence

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