Towards a Decision Support Architecture for Digital Preservation of Business Processes

M.A. Neumann, Hossein Miri, M. Beigl, J. Thomson, G. Antunes, R. Mayer

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In this paper, we present and address a number of challenges in digital preservation of entire business processes: (1) identifying digital objects a business process depends on ("Whatto 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2012)
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects: IPRES 2012 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012


Conference9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
Abbreviated titleIPRES 2012

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