Extending BPMN Business Process Model with SBVR Business Vocabulary and Rules


  • Tomas Skersys Kaunas University of Technology
  • Lina Tutkute Kaunas University of Technology
  • Rimantas Butleris Kaunas University of Technology
  • Rita Butkiene Kaunas University of Technology




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


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

Author Biographies

Tomas Skersys, Kaunas University of Technology

assoc. professor at Department of Information Systems; researcher at Centre of Information Systems Design Technologies

Lina Tutkute, Kaunas University of Technology

Phd student at Department of Information Systems

Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology

Centre of Information Systems Design Technologies, director

Rita Butkiene, Kaunas University of Technology

Assoc. professor at Department of Information Systems