Validating auction business processes using agent-based simulations
Business Process Modeling and particularly modeling business processes as collaborations is one of the challenges of today enterprise software development. The industry of software development becomes more and more expensive making crucial a correct translation from business idea to implementation to allow for a complete understanding and complete exchange of information between development participants. Particularly, large established software infrastructures are critical with respect to the integration of new components. In this paper, we describe an automated mapping from Single Item English Auction BPMN model to an Agent-Object Relationship simulation towards validation of this business process. The mapping underlines the capabilities of agent-based simulations to execute business processes as well as a number of open questions with respect of BPMN collaboration models.
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