Towards a language for rule-enhanced business process modeling

Milan Milanović, Dragan Gašević

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Abstract

Business process modeling is a commonly used approach in the development of service-oriented architectures. The previous research on this topic demonstrated that process-oriented models might be too rigid for dynamic adaptations of the business logic. Rule-based approaches are considered an alternative, which offers more flexibility thanks to the declarative nature of rules and their underlying reasoning algorithms. However, modeling a business process through rules is a tedious process for developers in terms of the overall business process comprehension. In this paper, we propose a hybrid solution - a modeling language that integrates both rule- and process-oriented modeling perspectives. The language (Rule-based BPMN - rBPMN) is based on the integration of the Business Process Modeling Notation with the REWERSE Rule Markup Language. In this paper, after introducing rBPMN, we report on the experience in modeling of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) from the perspective of message exchange patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009
Pages64-73
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 Sep 20094 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period1/09/094/09/09

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