Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Business Information Systems, 9th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2006), May 31-June 2 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria P-85, 558-572 (2006).



Witold Abramowicz, Heinrich C. Mayr (eds.)


Business rules for compliant business process models

Stijn Goedertier and Jan Vanthienen


The value of business rules in business process modeling has been recognized by several authors: if the knowledge about implicitly present policies and regulations is made explicitly traceable as business rules we can enhance the flexibility of computer-supported business processes. Yet to date it is not fully clear how business rules can be used to model compliant business process models. In this paper, we show that deontic assignments can be used to formally model business protocols. Within the regulatory framework of a business protocol, participants have the autonomy to perform activities according to their own business policies. This can be modeled using reaction rules.

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