Business process simulation for operational decision support

M.T. Wynn, M. Dumas, C.J. Fidge, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops (BPM 2007 International Workshops, BPI, BPD, CBP, ProHealth, RefMod, semantics4ws, Brisbane, Australia, September 24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers)
EditorsA.H.M. Hofstede, ter, B. Benatallah, H.Y. Paik
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-78237-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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