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.
|Title of host publication||Business Process Management Workshops (BPM 2007 International Workshops, BPI, BPD, CBP, ProHealth, RefMod, semantics4ws, Brisbane, Australia, September 24, 2007, Revised Selected Papers)|
|Editors||A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, B. Benatallah, H.Y. Paik|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|