Establishing a Procedure Model for Combining and Synergistically Aligning Business Rules and Processes within Ontologies

  • Alexander Sellner
  • Adrian Paschke
  • Erwin Zinser
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6403)


Business Rule Management (BRM) and Business Process Management (BPM) present two viable strategies for improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness as well as achieving enterprise agility. In addition, both approaches aim at establishing a close IT-business alignment. Recently, semantic paradigms have been introduced in order to achieve a close relationship and automated understanding between BRM/BPM models and natural language. This paper presents a prototypical approach for integrating business rules into a natural language-like and strongly IT-supported subject-predicate-object notation of subject oriented business process models based on a shared organizational semantic vocabulary. Scientific findings derived from this approach are used to establish a consistent procedure model for representing and linking business rules and processes within ontologies.


Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules Subject oriented business process modeling Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Sellner
    • 1
  • Adrian Paschke
    • 2
  • Erwin Zinser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementFH JOANNEUM University of Applied SciencesGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institut for Computer Science, AG Corporate Semantic WebFreie Universitaet BerlinBerlinGermany

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