Business process simulation for operational decision support

Wynn, Moe T., Dumas, Marlon, Fidge, Colin J., ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & van der Aalst, Wil M. (2008) Business process simulation for operational decision support. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4928, pp. 66-77.


Contemporary business process simulation environments are geared towards design-time analysis, rather than operational decision support over already deployed and running processes. In particular, simulation experiments in existing process simulation environments start from an empty execution state. We investigate the requirements for a process simulation environment that allows simulation experiments to start from an intermediate execution state. We propose an architecture addressing these requirements and demonstrate it through a case study conducted using the YAWL workflow engine and CPN simulation tools.

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ID Code: 8956
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: BPM'07 Proceedings of the 2007 international conference on Business process management; ISBN 3540782370
Keywords: business process model, simulation, operational decision support, CPN Tools, YAWL
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Deposited On: 14 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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