Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Process Simulation Center (P-S.C)?

The P-S.C is a web app that allows you to create executable process models in the cloud. The abbreviation is derived from the web address In the P-S.C, models are "coded" using a simple specification language developed in-house. Thus, the P-S.C is a programming environment for visual programs with which business and production processes can be modeled and simulated. On this basis, these processes can then be optimized.

Who is addressee of the P-S.C?

The P-S.C is a tool for people who not only want to visualize but also simulate processes. Hence, it is aimed at experienced process modelers, consultants in the field of process management, and students from all areas in which operational processes are of interest.

Why is the P-S.C based on Petri nets ?

Petri nets are a modeling language for dynamic systems based on simple mathematical principles. Today's applications of Petri Nets are mainly in the areas of Workflow Management, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Process Mining. We have packed Petri nets into a WebApp and given them a modern design. Thus, they hardly differ optically from other modelling languages, but offer 100% simulation possibilities!

What other modeling languages are supported by the P-S.C?

We are already combining Petri nets with swimlanes as they are used in other process modeling languages. The organizational units of the swimlanes in turn can be displayed in organization charts. Plus, we use process maps to link the models. In the medium term, we plan to support further modeling languages.

How can I learn the language of P-S.C?

Part of the WebApp is a comprehensive tutorial with many examples and models. This tutorial grows with new functions of the P-S.C.

As a student at the University of Applied Sciences Worms you can get to know the P-S.C in the lectures "Business Process Management" of the Bachelor's course Business Informatics and "Process Management" of the Master's course Business Informatics. Students from other faculties are also welcome to get to know the tool in one of the above-mentioned courses.

Everyone else can learn about the tool in a seminar where a lot of exciting and useful things about "process management" are explained.

For further information, feel free to Contact us!

How difficult is it to use the P-S.C?

The P-S.C is already being used in lectures and student courses at the Worms University of Applied Sciences. Students of these courses, who already have previous knowledge in programming, learn the usage of the tool within a few hours. However, more complex modeling requires training. However, the results have a much greater significance than just painted process models.

Can I also use the models outside of the P-S.C?

All P-S.C models can be exported as graphics (in SVG format). In this case, however, these are only drawings which are no longer executable.

Will there be a graphical editor?

This is not intended so far, because you can create - with a bit of practice - executable models much faster by coding rather than by drawing them. Instead, a meta-language is planned, with which process models can be developed even faster!

Can the simulator also be used for control purposes?

We already do that! Installing the P-S.C on a Raspberry enables us to use it as a software control for a small assembly line and a simple production unit. More complex scenarios such as a high-bay warehouse are currently being planned.

How can my university or company become a partner?

Please Contact us by mail and send us your request!

We will then contact you and explain how members of your university can register. As soon as your university or company is registered as a partner, your employees and students can log in to P-S.C.

What can I do if my registration has expired?

Please also Contact us.

We will check your request and can then adjust the duration of your account. This is especially the case for users who have registered as a visitor and for whom there is no possibility to register via a partner.

How can I learn more about the P-S.C?

Please use the Contact button and mail us your question!