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 © 2021-23 Gerd Wagner

Draft version, published 2023-10-19.

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Abstract

This book explains how to make expressive process models with a precise operational semantics using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and 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, events and causal regularities. DPMN is the process modeling language of choice in the Discrete Event Simulation paradigm Object Event Modeling and Simulation (OEM&S), which is 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.

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