A research on modelling and simulation of rules based business processes with shared resources

Audrius Rima

Doctoral dissertation

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The dissertation investigates business process with limited and shared recourses modelling and simulation problem.

The dissertation consists of introduction, 4 chapters, general conclusions, a list of publications by author on the dissertation topic and summary in English.

The introduction reveals the investigated problem, importance of the thesis and the object of research and describes the purpose and tasks of the paper, research methodology, scientific novelty, the practical significance of results examined in the paper and defended statements. The introduction ends in presenting the author’s publications on the subject of the defended dissertation, offering the material of made presentations in conferences and defining the structure of the dissertation.

Chapter 1 reviews business process modelling and simulation methods and tools. A comparison of business process simulation tools is proposed. There is presented an overview of the business process models suitability for simulation. Chapter presents the differences between the business process execution and simulation. The chapter ends with the conclusions.

Chapter 2 examines the resource modelling in business process models. Chapter discloses the processes of competition for resources problem. There are proposed the resource classification method. Types of concurrency in business processes are identified and described in this chapter. Concurrency for resources between business processes must be taken into consideration, as it affects the progress of a process or processes in the course of time.

Chapter 3 proposes a method for modelling and simulation of concurrent business processes or of a business process with shared resources. There are formulated requirements for resource modelling and simulation of business processes. There are proposed an approach for resource representation in business process models. The proposed method is intended to display resources with desired properties in a BP model easily understandable by business representatives.

Chapter 4 describes the experiments using the business process with shared resources modelling and simulation method. Experiments performed with real business processes showed that the simulation with shared resources provide results closer to observed in reality. The results are summarized in the third and fourth chapters and the final conclusions are given at the end of the work.

10 articles focusing on the subject of the discussed dissertation are published. Five – in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 5 – in refereed conference materials. 9 presentations on the subject have been given in conferences at national and international level.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20334/2397-M

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