Contemporary workflow-management systems cannot represent change or evolution of business processes. When a change is needed due to external reason, an offline procedure is invoked in order to create a new workflow engine template for the future instances in the workflow enactment module. The standard interfaces do not deal with the business process metadata in a way that can actually change it as a reaction to inbound knowledge. There are many relevant cases, especially in the virtual enterprise arena, where the business process is not deterministic and is influenced by external parameters (such as the selection of virtual partners), so the knowledge of what should be done is available, however it is external to the system. There is a need to develop a modeling mechanism that enables to transfer process definitions in an automatic way, without the need for human interference. One way of confronting with these issues is the use of a rule-based engine to monitor business process execution. This engine will contain internal meta-rules that refer to metadata entities, i.e. rules that describe how to act on other rules (business process routing) when a change is detected, while executing all needed consistency checks.