Processes and business process models involve rules and decisions describing the premises and possible outcomes of specific situations. However, rules and decisions are often implicit in process flows, process activities or in the head of employees (tacit knowledge). To make them explicit, they must be discovered using state-of-art techniques. For knowledge-intensive processes, it is common that rules and decisions, as opposed to the process-flow, define the allowed behaviour of a process. A new declarative modelling paradigm has been proposed that aims to directly capture the business rules or constraints underlying the process. The approach has gained momentum, and in recent years several declarative notations have emerged, e.g., Declare, DCR Graphs, DMN, GSM, eCRG, and DPIL. Lately, there has been a rapidly growing interest in hybrid approaches, which combine the strengths of different modelling paradigms.
In this workshop, we are interested in the application and challenges of decision- and rule-based modelling in all phases of the BPM lifecycle (identification, discovery, analysis, redesign, implementation and monitoring).