Monday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Track
Room: 314



Pre-Conference Tutorial - Half Day

Modeling and Managing Business Decisions Using Decision Tables

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Jan Vanthienen

Jan Vanthienen

Professor in Information Management, K.U. Leuven

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION: Business

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT: Some

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    When modeling and managing complex business logic in real business situations, decision tables and table structures have proven a powerful technique to represent sets of related business rules in the form of tables and to model relations between the decision elements.  Because of their overview and communication abilities, decision tables allow us to model business decisions in a correct, complete and consistent way, ensuring high quality and conciseness of the decision logic.

    This tutorial encompasses best practices with different decision representations and experiences with the modeling of business rules by business experts in real business situations (insurance, legislation, credit scoring, operating procedures)

    What you will learn:

    • Concept, objectives and application areas
    • Decision tables and alternative notations
    • Decision tables for business analysis and business processes
    • Modeling decision tables, normalization and factoring
    • Hierarchies of decision tables
    • Decision analysis, verification and validation
    • Optimizations, conversions, implementation and tools


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Jan Vanthienen is professor of information management at the Business Information Systems Group of KU Leuven (Belgium), where he is teaching and researching on business rules, processes and decisions. The area of business rules modeling, validation and verification, and decision modeling in the context of business process modeling has been his major area of research and expertise for many years. He is a regular speaker at BBC, where his nickname seems to be: not (just) the decision table guy.


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