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BPMN Pattern for Agent-Based Simulation Model Representation

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Publication date2012
Host publicationProceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4781-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4779-2
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The explicit representation of a conceptual model allows it to be communicated and analyzed by the stakeholders in a simulation project. When communication involves different types of stakeholders, a good representation that can be understood by all stakeholders is essential. Many existing methods for the conceptual model representation of agent-based simulation models are less friendly to business users. This paper advocates use of the Business Process Model and Notation diagrams for agent-based simulation conceptual model representation in the context of business applications. This paper also proposes a BPMN pattern that provides visual representation of an agent and its behavior represented as a set of internal and external functions.