UNIVERSITY OF TARGU MURES
This paper outlines the architecture and initial proof-of-concept implementation of an open and extensible business process model simulator based on CPN tools. The key component of the simulator is a transformation from BPMN process models to CPNs. This transformation is structured as a set of templates that can be extended and modified by developers in order to incorporate new functionality into the simulator. The paper illustrates how this templating mechanism can be used to capture different types of tasks and resource allocation policies.