Monday, 4th of July

8:15 – 8:45


Super C, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen

8:45 – 10:15

Introduction Process Mining: A 360 Degree Overview

Presenter: Josep Carmona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain standing in for Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

An overview of the field of process mining introducing the different types of process mining and the basic ingredients (i.e., process models and event data). Next to presenting event data, process discovery, and conformance checking, a compact overview is given of software and typical applications. This provides participants with a 360-degree view of process mining.

10:45 – 12:15

Process Discovery I: Foundations of Process Discovery

Presenter: Sander Leemans, RWTH Aachen University, Germany standing in for Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Process discovery is probably the most interesting, but also most challenging, process mining task. After introducing Directly-Follows Graph (DFGs) and basic filtering, two main approaches are presented: (1) bottom-up process discovery (e.g., Alpha algorithm) and (2) top-down process discovery (e.g., inductive mining).

14:00 – 15:30

Conformance Checking I

Presenter: Boudewijn van Dongen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

In this session, the students will get an introduction in the field of conformance checking. Conformance checking is the subfield of process mining that focusses on the relation between modeled and observed behavior. After a general introduction, students are introduced to the computations and foundational concepts of token-based replay and alignments as a means to quantify the relationship between an event log to a model. Using token-based replay and alignments, several fitness metrics, both on trace and log level are introduced. Throughout the session a real-life like example is used to illustrate the concepts and at the end of the first session students should be able to manually compute both trace-based and log-based fitness using token replay or alignments for small example log and models.

16:00 – 17:30

Process Discovery III: Declarative Process Mining

Presenters: Claudio Di Ciccio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy & Marco Montali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

We overview fifteen years of research on declarative process mining, that is, process mining for declarative process specifications. The declarative specification of processes is based on the elicitation of behavioral rules that constrain process executions. We focus on three fundamental tasks: reasoning, discovery, and monitoring.

18:45 – 23:30

Welcome Dinner

Forum M, Buchkremerstraße 1–7, 52062 Aachen
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