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DEVS Modeling Of Run-Time Workflow Simulation And Its Application


Byoung K. Choi, Duckwoong Lee, Dong H. Kang

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Choi, B. K., Lee, D., & Kang, D. H. (2008). DEVS Modeling Of Run-Time Workflow Simulation And Its Application. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 31-36). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0031.



Existing studies on workflow simulation focused mainly on simulating process definition models at build time. Recently, a novel workflow simulation method called run-time workflow simulation (RTWS) was proposed with which process instances at run-time can be simulated. This paper presents a formal DEVS model of the run-time workflow simulation module that can be embedded in an existing business process management system (BPMS). The presented DEVS model has been implemented and a test-bed BPMS for RTWS experiment was developed.

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