THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
World Congress on Decision Tables

Thursday | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Track
Room: Maple



World Congress on Decision Tables [WCDT]

Decision Table Anatomy: From Clear Tables To Advanced Decision Structures

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Jan Vanthienen

Jan Vanthienen

Professor in Information Management, K.U. Leuven

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    When modeling and managing the business logic in complex decision situations, an overview picture is worth a thousand words. Whether it is about the outline of a set of business rules, or the consistent specification of decisions for a business process model, decision tables have proven a valuable business-friendly notation that guarantees conciseness, completeness, correctness and consistency.

    Decision tables are very natural, but a lot of expertise is already available in this domain. Well-designed decision tables and structures fit nicely with the areas of business rules, business decisions, and business processes.

    This presentation brings you:

    • An overview of notations and best practices for tabular representations
    • Modeling solutions: a roadbook to better decision structures
    • Some background:  kinds of tables, relations between decision elements, table hierarchies, factoring and normalization, semantics, optimizations
    • Verification and validation in and between tables
    • Real examples from business and government
    • Business capability by business people in real business situation
       


    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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