Differences Between BPM and ACM Models for Process Execution

  • Alexander AdensamerEmail author
  • David Rueckel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 319)


As the demand for the modeling of knowledge intensive processes grows, so does the necessity to support this task by appropriate models. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) was proposed as appropriate, whereas still confined mostly to theoretical work. This paper compares the execution of BPM process models to ACM models by applying agent based simulations to different processes based on support case handling. The simulation tools applied to the ACM process models were developed in the course of this work. The greater flexibility of ACM models is found to be more effective in processing executions with competent knowledge workers. Another key observation is the possible improvement of average case duration due to parallelization effects.


Business process simulation Business process management Adaptive case management Modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WBS AkademieBerlinGermany

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