Modification Operations for Context-Aware Business Rule Management

F. Burgstaller, B. Neumayr, C. Schütz, M. Schrefl
Burg17b (2017)
Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2017), 10-13 Oktober 2017, Québec City, Kanada. IEEE Computer Society, 2017, pp. 194–203, 10 Seiten.
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Abstract (English)

The increasing number, complexity, and variability of business rules in today's enterprises introduces the need for their effective and flexible management. In several research fields, such as the semantic web, library science, and data tailoring, effective organization of knowledge is enabled by contexts. We previously proposed a static structure model for context-based business rule management. To enable flexibility, we complement this model by atomic and composed modification operations. Each atomic modification operation is associated with one of four roles: rule repository administrator, rule developer, user, and domain expert. This enables effective separation of tasks and responsibilities promoting efficient rule management. Composed modification operations describe combinations of atomic modification operations relevant in practice. We apply the proposed approach to the real-world use case of classifying aeronautical messages.

Keywords: Business Rule Management, Contexts, Context Model Evolution, Model Modifications, Contextualized Business Rules, Modification Operations, Rule Management