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Towards the Combination of BPMN Process Models with SBVR Business Vocabularies and Rules

  • Eglė Mickevičiūtė
  • Rimantas Butleris
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 403)

Abstract

Combination capabilities of BPMN and SBVR are analyzed in this paper. In order to combine these two standards we have to analyze current proposals. Process modeling focuses on visualization of process with specific notation. However, today there is a need to have business rules separately from process in order to reduce the size of the process model and avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications between analysts and domain experts or between organizations. Therefore, there is a need to combine business process management and business rule management in one user-friendly environment.

Keywords

BPMN SBVR business process business rule integration transformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eglė Mickevičiūtė
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rimantas Butleris
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsKaunas University of TechnologyLithuania
  2. 2.Centre of Information Systems Design TechnologiesKaunas University of TechnologyLithuania

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