Generation of Business Process Simulation

Xinming Jin, Andy Carpenter, Hilary Kahn

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    This paper describes ongoing work to develop a generic simulation capability for business processes. The goal of the simulation process is to support the process planning function, by allowing alternative process plans and schedules to be evaluated. The system is built as a specialisation of a more generic simulation kernel which can be customised to suit different domains; business process simulation has been selected as the target domain because of the range of challenges it poses. The design of the system is differentiated from more conventional approaches in a number of ways. One key difference is that both the generic simulation kernel and the customisation of it to form a business process simulation system are generated automatically from formalised specifications. These specifications are developed in EXPRESS (ISO 10303-11)[EXPRESS] as a set of information models and then processed by various tools to create complete implementations in Java. The research is still at a relatively early stage of development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationhost publication
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2003
    EventProduct Data Technology (PDT) Europe 2003 - Manchester
    Duration: 25 Nov 200327 Nov 2003


    ConferenceProduct Data Technology (PDT) Europe 2003
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