Extending BPMN Business Process Model with SBVR Business Vocabulary and Rules

Tomas Skersys, Lina Tutkute, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkiene


Despite the fact that business process (BP) modeling has its long-lasting traditions in various areas of application, this discipline remains in the constant process of improvement and issue-solving. The possibilities of synergy among business process models and business vocabularies & rules are analyzed in this paper. The authors emphasize the existing gap between business process modeling and specification of business vocabularies & rules. Such situation may lead to misunderstandings while reading and interpreting business models and also miscommunication issues within among the organizations. Some of these issues could be resolved by realizing the integration of BP modeling standards with business vocabularies & rules. The paper presents some argumentation to back such statements. Later, basic principles of the approach for BPMN Business process model integration with SBVR business vocabulary & rules are presented and briefly described in this paper.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.itc.41.4.2013


business process; business process modeling; business vocabulary; business rule; SBVR; BPMN; information systems development

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