DMN Decision Execution on the Ethereum Blockchain

  • Stephan HaarmannEmail author
  • Kimon Batoulis
  • Adriatik Nikaj
  • Mathias Weske
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10816)


Recently blockchain technology has been introduced to execute interacting business processes in a secure and transparent way. While the foundations for process enactment on blockchain have been researched, the execution of decisions on blockchain has not been addressed yet. In this paper we argue that decisions are an essential aspect of interacting business processes, and, therefore, also need to be executed on blockchain. The immutable representation of decision logic can be used by the interacting processes, so that decision taking will be more secure, more transparent, and better auditable. The approach is based on a mapping of the DMN language S-FEEL to Solidity code to be run on the Ethereum blockchain. The work is evaluated by a proof-of-concept prototype and an empirical cost evaluation.


Blockchain Interacting processes DMN 



We thank Alexander Kastius for his valuable contribution to the prototype implementation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Haarmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kimon Batoulis
    • 1
  • Adriatik Nikaj
    • 1
  • Mathias Weske
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstituteUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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