Refereed Journal Publications:

  • M. van Zee, F. Bex, and S. Ghanavati, RationalGRL: A Framework for Argumentation and Goal Modeling, Springer Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ), 2017, Under Review.
  • S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, D. Amyot, A. Perini, L. Peyton, and A. Susi, Integrating Business Strategies with Requirement Models of Legal Compliance, International Journal of Electronic Business, Inderscience Publishers, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 260-280, 2010. DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2010.034171.
  • D. Amyot, S. Ghanavati, J. Horkoff, G. Mussbacher, L. Peyton, and E. Yu, Evaluating Goal Models within the Goal-oriented Requirement Language, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp 841-877, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/int.20433.
  • A. Pourshahid, P. Chen, D. Amyot, A.J. Forster, S. Ghanavati, L. Peyton, and M. Weiss,Business Process Management with the User Requirements Notation, Electronic Commerce Research, Springer, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp 269-316, 2009.
  • L. Peyton, S. Ghanavati and D. Amyot,Designing for Privacy Compliance and Performance Management in Health Care, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Vol. 1, Number 3, Common Ground, 2007, 13-25.

Refereed Conference and Workshop Proceedings:

  • A. K. Massey, E. Holtgrefe S. Ghanavati,Modeling Regulatory Ambiguities for Requirements Analysis, In proceeding of The 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'17),Valencia, Spain, November 2017, (Acceptance rate: 25%).
  • P. Shayegh, S. Ghanavati,Toward an Approach to Privacy Notices in IoT, In proceeding of the 4th International Workshop on Evolving Security & Privacy Requirements Engineering (ESPRE'17),Lisbon, Portugal, September 2017.
  • A. Rabinia, S. Ghanavati,FOL-based Approach for Improving Legal-GRL Modeling Framework - A Case for Requirements Engineering of Legal Regulations of Social Media,In proceeding of the 10th International Requirements Engineering and Law Workshop (RELAW'17),Lisbon, Portugal, September 2017.
  • S. Ghanavati,M. van Zee and F. Bex, Argumentation-based Methodology for Goal-oriented Requirements Language (GRL), In proceeding of the 10th International iStar Workshop (iStar'17),Essen, Germany, June 2017.
  • Diana Marosin and S. Ghanavati, Semi-formal Evaluation of Architecture Design Based on Architecture Principles, In proceeding of the 10th International iStar Workshop (iStar'17),Essen, Germany, June 2017.
  • M. van Zee, D. Marosin, F. Bex, and S. Ghanavati, RationalGRL: A Framework for Rationalizing Goal Models from Argument Graphs, In proceeding of the 35th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'16), Gifu, Japan, November 2016.
  • M. Colesky and S. Ghanavati, Privacy Shielding by Design - A Strategies Case for Near-Compliance, In the 9th IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'16),September 2016, Beijing, China.
  • M. van Zee, D. Marosin, F. Bex, and S. Ghanavati, The RationalGRL toolset for Goal Models and Argument Diagrams, In proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA'16) as a DEMO ABSTRACT, Extended Abstract, Potsdam, Germany, September 2016.
  • D. Marosin, M. van Zee, and S. Ghanavati, Formalizing and Modeling Enterprise Architecture (EA) Principles with Goal-oriented Requirements Language (GRL), In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Advanced Information System Engineering (CAiSE16), Slovenia, June 2016. (Acceptance rate= 16%)
  • S. Ghanavati and T.D. Breaux, Comparing and Analyzing Definitions in Multi-Jurisdictions, In the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'15),August 2015, Ottawa, Canada.
  • D. Marosin and S. Ghanavati, Measuring and Managing the Design Restriction of Enterprise Architecture (EA) Principles on EA Models, In the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW15), August 2015, Ottawa, Canada.
  • M. Van Zee, F. Bex and S. Ghanavati, Rationalization of Goal Models in GRL using Formal Argumentation, In RENext! @ 23rd International IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE15), Ottawa, Canada, August 2015.
  • L. Humphreys, G. Boella, L. Robaldo, L. Di Caro, L. Cupi, S. Ghanavati, R. Muthuri and L. Van der Torre, Classifying and Extracting Elements of Norms for Ontology Population using Semantic Role Labelling, In 2015 Workshop on Automated Detection, Extraction and Analysis of Semantic Information in Legal Texts in Conjunction to ICAIL'15, San Diego, CA, US, 2015.
  • S. Ghanavati and J. Hulstijn,Impact of Legal Interpretation in Business Process Compliance, In TELERISE15 Workshop, In ICSE15 Workshop, Italy, 2015.
  • M. van Zee and S. Ghanavati, Capturing Evidence and Rationales with Requirements Engineering and Argumentation-Based Techniques, The 26th BENELUX Conference ON Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC'14), Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2014.
  • S. Ghanavati, S. Ingolfo and A. Siena, Exploring Legal Business Process Alternatives, 7th IFIP WG 8.1 working conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modelling (POEM'14), Manchester, UK, 2014.
  • S. Ghanavati, R. Muthuri, A. Rifaut, L. Humphreys and G. Boella, The Role of Power in Legal Compliance, In the 7th Int. Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'14), Karlskrona, Sweden,Extended Abstract, 2014.
  • strong>S. Ghanavati, L. Humphreys, G. Boella, L. Di Caro, L. Robaldo and L. van der Torre, Business Process Compliance with Multiple Regulations, In the proceeding of the 33rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'14), USA, 2014.
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot, A. Rifaut and E. Dubois, Goal-Oriented Compliance with Multiple Regulations, In the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'14), Karlskrona, Sweden, 2014,(Acceptance rate = 26%).
  • D. Marosin, S. Ghanavati and D. van der Linden, A Principle-based Goal-oriented Requirements Language (GRL) for Enterprise Architecture, 7th International i* Workshop (iStar'14), Thessaloniki, Greece, In conjunction with CAiSE'14, 2014.
  • G. Boella, S. Colombo Tosatto, S. Ghanavati, J. Hulstijn, L. Humphreys, R. Muthuri, A. Rifaut and L. van der Torre, Integrating Legal-URN and Eunomos: Towards a Comprehensive Compliance Management Solution, In the proceeding of Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL), 2014.
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot and A. Rifaut, Legal Goal-oriented Requirement Language (Legal GRL) for Modeling Regulations, In Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering @ICSE2014 (MiSE), Hydarabad,India, 2014.
  • A. Rifaut and S. Ghanavati, Measurement-Oriented Comparison of Multiple Regulations with GRL, In 5th Int. Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'12), Chicago, USA, September 2012.
  • S. Ghanavati, Amyot, D. and Peyton, L., A Systematic Review of Goal-oriented Requirements Management Frameworks for Business Process Compliance, 4th Int. Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'11), Trento, Italy, August 2011.
  • D. Amyot, G. Mussbacher, S. Ghanavati and J. Kealey, GRL Modeling and Analysis with jUCMNav, In 5th Int. i* Workshop, Trento, Italy, August 2011.
  • S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, D. Amyot, A. Susi and A. Perini,Towards a Framework for Business Process Compliance,International Workshop on Goal-based Business Process Engineering (WGBP'10), Vitoria, ES, Brazil, October 2010.
  • S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, D. Amyot, A. Susi and A. Perini, Making Business Processes Law-Compliant, First Workshop on Law Compliancy Issues in Organisational Systems and Strategies (iComply'10), Fiesole, Firenze, Italy, July 2010.
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot and L. Peyton, Compliance Analysis Based on a Goal-oriented Requirement Language Evaluation Methodology, In 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'09), Atlanta, USA, September 2009. IEEE CS, 133-142. (Acceptance rate: 21%).
  • S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, A. Perini, D. Amyot, L. Peyton, and A. Susi,, A Legal Perspective on Business:Modeling the Impact of Law, In the 4th International MCeTech Conference on eTechnologies, Ottawa,Canada, May. LNBIP 26, Springer, 267-278, 2009.
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot and L. Peyton, Comparative Analysis between Document-based and Model-based Compliance Management Approaches. First Int. Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW'08), Barcelona, Spain, September. IEEE, 35-39, 2008.
  • A. Pourshahid, P. Chen, D. Amyot, A.J. Forster, S. Ghanavati, L. Peyton and M. Weiss,Toward an integrated User Requirements Notation Framework and Tool for Business Process Management, In 3rd Int. MCeTech Conference on eTechnologies, Montreal, Canada, January 2008. IEEE Computer Society, 3-15.(Best Paper Award).
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot and L. Peyton, Towards a Framework for Tracking Legal Compliance in Healthcare, 19th Int. Conf. on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'07), Trondheim, Norway, June. LNCS 4495, Springer, 218-232, 2007, (Acceptance rate: 13%).
  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot and L. Peyton, A Requirements Management Framework for Privacy Compliance, In the Proceeding of the 10th Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER'07), Toronto, Canada, 149-159.

Book Chapters

  • D. Marosin, and S. Ghanavati, Steering Transformations with Architecture Principles, In: H. A. Proper, R. Winter, S. Aier and S. de Kinderen (Eds), Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformation, Springer, 2017, To be appeared.
  • D. Marosin, and S. Ghanavati, Principle-based GRL, In: H. A. Proper, R. Winter, S. Aier and S. de Kinderen (Eds), Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformation, Springer, 2017, To be appeared.
  • A. Pourshahid, L. Peyton, S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot, P. Chen, and M. Weiss,Model-Based Validation of Business Processes In: V. Shankararaman, J.L. Zhao and J.K. Lee (Eds), Business Enterprise, Process, and Technology Management: Models and Applications, Business Science Reference, IGI Global, USA, pp. 165-183, 2012. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-46660-249-6.

Thesis

Papers in Unrefereed Proceedings

  • S. Ghanavati, D. Amyot, L. Peyton, and G. Mussbacher, A Compliance Framework for Business Processes Based on URN and DOORS, 2007 Telelogic User Group Conference, Atlanta, USA, October 2007.

Refereed Demo Proceedings

  • G. Mussbacher, S. Ghanavati and D. Amyot, Modeling and Analysis of URN Goals and Scenarios with jUCMNav, Research demo at the 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'09), Atlanta, USA, September 2009. Short paper also published by IEEE CS.

Invited Talks

  • Multi-jurisdictional Privacy Compliance in IoT era
    Department of Computer Science, Texas Tech University, USA, November 2016.
  • Multi-jurisdictional Legal Compliance
    Department of Informatic, University of Hamburg, Germany - September 2015.
  • Legal - URN Framework - A Method for Business Process Compliance
    Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), Luxembourg - January 2015.
  • Legal- URN Framework for Privacy Compliance
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada - October 2014.
  • Legal- URN Framework for Privacy Compliance
    Normative Multi-Agent Systems: NorMAS 2014, Bertinoro, Italy - September 2014.
  • Legal- URN Framework for Privacy Compliance
    Bournemouth University, UK - May 2014.
  • Legal- User Requirements Notation Framework for Business Process Compliance
    Centre de Recherche Henri Tudor, Luxembourg - February 2014.
  • Goal-oriented Legal Compliance: A Lightweight URN Profile
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), IRST - ICT, Software Engineering Unit, Italy - March 2010.