A Systematic Literature Review on Business Rule Modeling



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Business processes are constantly evolving and the ways in which processes are managed are also evolving. To keep track of, modify, and manage business processes, business owners are looking for ways to organize their business processes in a way that they are easy to manage. Beyond that, there is also the need to not just manage those processes but also to manage the rules upon which those processes are executed. The business rules that govern an organization's policies are, in most cases, written as documents within the organization’s files. To make it easier to choose alternative languages to model those rules that regulate business processes, this paper presents a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on how business rules can be modeled. We looked at the different notations that can be used to model business rules. We also looked at how they can be incorporated within the business processes. We then provide a list of tools that help to model, verify, and execute business process models enhanced with business rules. To identify these characteristics, we conducted an SLR and built a framework for classifying existing notations to model business rules.



Business rules, Notation, Declarative Models, Business process, SLR, Language, Tool Support