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Proceedings of ISRE '97: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (1997)
Annapolis, MD
Jan. 5, 1997 to Jan. 8, 1997
ISSN: 1090-705X
ISBN: 0-8186-7740-6
pp: 236
ABSTRACT
The business rules that underlie an enterprise emerge as a new category of system requirements that represent decisions about how to run the business, and which are characterized by their business-orientation and their propensity for change. In this paper, we introduce a decision making methodology which addresses several aspects of the business rules lifecycle: acquisition, deployment and evolution. We describe a meta-model for representing business rules in terms of an enterprise model, and also a decision support submodel for reasoning about and deriving the rules. A technique for automatically extracting business rules from the decision structure is described and illustrated using business rules examples inspired by the London Ambulance Service case study. A system based on the metamodel has been implemented, including the extraction algorithm.
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M. Feblowitz, C. Wild and D. Rosca, "Decision Making Methodology in Support of the Business Rules Lifecycle," Proceedings of ISRE '97: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering(RE), Annapolis, MD, 1997, pp. 236.
doi:10.1109/ISRE.1997.566874
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