Eindhoven University of Technology
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. The authors investigate the requirements for a process simulation environment that allows simulation experiments to start from an intermediate execution state. They propose an architecture addressing these requirements and demonstrate it through a study conducted using the YAWL workflow engine and CPN simulation tools.