Event Log Knowledge as a Complementary Simulation Model Construction Input

Niels Martin, Benoît Depaire, An Caris

Abstract

Business process simulation models are typically built using model construction inputs such as documentation, interviews and observations. Due to issues with these information sources, efforts to further improve the realism of simulation models are valuable. Within this context, the present paper focuses on the use of process execution data in simulation model construction. More specifically, the behaviour of contemporary business processes is increasingly registered in event logs by process-aware information systems. Knowledge can be extracted from these log files using process mining techniques. This paper advocates the addition of event log knowledge as a model construction input, complementary to traditional information sources. A conceptual framework for simulation model construction is presented and the integration of event log knowledge during the modeling of particular simulation model building blocks is outlined. The use of event log knowledge is demonstrated in a simulation of the operations of a roadside assistance company.

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Martin N., Depaire B. and Caris A. (2014). Event Log Knowledge as a Complementary Simulation Model Construction Input . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-038-3, pages 456-462. DOI: 10.5220/0005100404560462


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@conference{simultech14,
author={Niels Martin and Benoît Depaire and An Caris},
title={Event Log Knowledge as a Complementary Simulation Model Construction Input},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2014},
pages={456-462},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005100404560462},
isbn={978-989-758-038-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Event Log Knowledge as a Complementary Simulation Model Construction Input
SN - 978-989-758-038-3
AU - Martin N.
AU - Depaire B.
AU - Caris A.
PY - 2014
SP - 456
EP - 462
DO - 10.5220/0005100404560462