Business Process Modeling and Simulation with DPMN

How to make expressive process models with a precise operational semantics using the Discrete Event Process Modeling Notation (DPMN)
Gerd Wagner G.Wagner@b-tu.de

Copyright © 2021-22 Gerd Wagner

Draft version, published 2022-06-08.

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Abstract

This book explains how to make expressive process models with a precise operational semantics using the Discrete Event Process Modeling Notation (DPMN). As opposed to the predominant low-level process semantics provided by Petri Nets, which represent an abstract computational formalism without ontological foundations, DPMN has a more high-level operational semantics based on the fundamental ontological categories of objects and events. DPMN is based on the Object Event Modeling and Simulation (OEM&S) paradigm, representing a general Discrete Event Simulation approach based on Object-Oriented Modeling and Event Scheduling.

Due to their ontological foundation, OEM&S and DPMN can be extended by adding concepts for Agent-Based Business Process Modeling and Simulation in a natural way.

This book is a companion of Discrete Event Simulation Engineering, with which it has a large overlap.

This book is available in the following versions: Open Access HTML e-book PDF