Business process representation based on business vocabulary and business rules semantics

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:00
Dissertation Defence Hall (K. Donelaičio St. 73- 403 room)

Author, Institution: Eglė Mickevičiūtė, Kaunas University of Technology

Science Area, Field of Science: Technological Sciences, Informatics Engineering - 07T

Summary of the Doctoral Thesis: Summary

Scientific Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rimantas BUTLERIS (Kaunas University of Technology, Technologi-cal Sciences, Informatics Engineering – 07T).

Dissertation Defence Board of Informatics Engineering Science Field:
Prof. Dr. Robertas DAMAŠEVIČIUS (Kaunas University of Technology, Tech-nological Sciences, Informatics Engineering – 07T) – chairman;
Prof. Dr. Eduardas BAREIŠA (Kaunas University of Technology, Technological Sciences, Informatics Engineering – 07T);
Prof. Dr. Romas BARONAS (Vilnius University, Technological Sciences, Infor-matics Engineering – 07T);
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolaj GORANIN (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Technological Sciences, Informatics Engineering – 07T);
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raimundas MATULEVIČIUS (University of Tartu, Technologi-cal Sciences, Informatics Engineering – 07T).

The doctoral dissertation is available on the internet and at the libraries of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Donelaičio g. 20,Kaunas), and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekio al. 14, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania)

The development of an information system starts with business process modeling and identification of the business domain vocabulary and rules. In order to develop complete and comprehensive business process specification, it is appropriate to use several business modeling standards that deal with different business aspects and provide any participant with an opportunity to choose the most acceptable method of business representation. The selection of the most acceptable business representation method may speed up and improve communication between domain participants thus helping them avoid misunderstandings due to incorrect interpretations or misuse of terms, especially when the model is large and, therefore, difficult to read. This dissertation is devoted to integrating business process and business rules modeling standards in order to get a comprehensive and consistent business process specification. This decision is based on BPMN2 and SBVR modeling standards as the analysis showed that complex application of these two standards allows the best representation of real world objects and processes. Transformation of graphical business process models to business vocabularies and business rules models was implemented in order to ensure the compatibility of these two models.