Press release: The XES Standard for Exchanging Event Logs Approved by IEEE SA

By Wil van der Aalst and Eric Verbeek
November 24, 2016

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – On November 11th, 2016, the IEEE Standards Association has officially published the XES Standard as IEEE Std 1849TM-2016: IEEE Standard for eXtensible Event Stream (XES) for Achieving Interopability in Event Logs and Event Streams. The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining has been driving the standardization process for over six years, because the standard allows for the exchange of event data between different process mining tools.

Through the XES Standard, event data can be transported from the location where it was generated to the location where it can be stored and analyzed, without losing semantics. The XES Standard enforces that this transport and storage is done in a standardized way, that is, in a way that is clear and well-understood. Next to providing a standardized syntax and semantics, the XES Standard also allows for extensions, e.g., adding cost information or domain specific attributes to events.

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Updated version of the Coursera course "Process Mining Data Science in Action"

A new version of the free Coursera course “Process Mining: Data Science in Action” will start on November 28th 2016. The course is highly relevant for anyone that wants to improve his/her analytical skills. The focus is on data science methods applied to event data, e.g., for BPM, CRM, ERP, CEP, and (Lean) Six Sigma. A data scientist without Process Mining training is ill-equipped to uncover the organization’s real processes, analyze compliance, diagnose bottlenecks and improve processes. The next generation of process analysts, managers and auditors will depend on this new technology!

Over 100.000 people have registered for earlier versions of the course in the last two years. Many participants of the “Process Mining: Data Science in Action” course got “hooked to the magic of analyzing event data”. Participants that completed the course learned to automatically discover real processes, check conformance, and analyze performance. Also the new course provides access to software and real-life data sets. Hence, there are many good reasons to join this new Process Mining course.

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SoSyM Most Influential Regular Paper Award

On October 6, 2016, the paper titled Process Mining: A Two-step Approach to Balance Between Underfitting and Overfitting by W. M. P. van der Aalst, V. Rubin, H. M. W. Verbeek, B. F. van Dongen, E. Kindler, and C. W. Günther, has received the Software Systems and Modeling Most Influential Regular Paper award In Saint-Malo, France.

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