Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

Research On Rules-Based Business Process Modelling And Simulation

Kęstutis Stankevičius (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Olegas Vasilecas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Googling the term “Business Process Simulation” in April 2013 yielded only 42.1 thousand hits. It is not much compared with googling the term such as “Business Process Modelling” in the same time, which yielded approx. 1.470 million hits. That is 35 times more compared to the previous search. The difference between modelling and simulation is arguable. In fact, the terms ‘simulation’ and ‘modelling’ are often used synonymously, but the authors prefer to distinguish between the terms and look at modelling as an act of building a model while simulation is considered an act or even a process of using that model for a specific purpose or study. If simulation is a manipulation process of one or more variables, which can be changed and observed, then this kind of process is best managed and controlled by business rules that can also be manipulated in the simulation process.

Article in: English

Article published: 2014-04-24

Keyword(s): business process modelling, business process simulation, business rules.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2014.19

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