What we know and what we do not know about DMN

  • Kathrin Figl University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jan Mendling Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Gul Tokdemir Cankaya University, Turkey
  • Jan Vanthienen KU Leuven, Belgium
Keywords: DMN, BPMN, Process Modeling


The recent Decision Model and Notation (DMN) establishes business decisions as first-class citizens of executable business processes. This research note has two objectives: first, to describe DMN's technical and theoretical foundations; second, to identify research directions for investigating DMN's potential benefits on a technological, individual and organizational level. To this end, we integrate perspectives from management science, cognitive theory and information systems research.

Research Note