Agent-Based Simulation of Business Processes in a Virtual World
Business process modeling (BPM) has proven itself as a useful technique for capturing the work practice in companies. In this paper, we focus on its usage in the domain of company simulation and we present a novel approach combining the clarity of BPM with the strength of agent-based simulations. We describe the enhancement of a general process modeling language, the algorithm transforming these enhanced processes into the definition of agents’ behavior, and the architecture of the target multi-agent system simulating the modeled company. The example is given as the implemented prototype of all proposed methods leading towards the simulation of a virtual company.
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