IEEE CIS Task Force on Process Mining

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IEEE World Congress on Computational intelligence (WCCI2010)

Dear IEEE Task Force members,

I am pleased to announce a special session at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI2010) with the title ‘Computational Intelligence Approaches to Process Mining and Optimisation’. A call for papers is included in this email. Please feel free to redistribute this call to colleagues,

Best Regards,

Chris Turner

Call for Papers

WCCI2010 Special Session on Computational Intelligence Approaches to Process Mining and Optimisation


18 - 23 July, 2010 Barcelona, Spain

WCCI2010 Webpage:



Process mining, as a practice, aims to automatically reconstruct a graphical representation of a process from data (such data is normally in the form of a set of process execution traces described in an event log). In an increasingly complex business environment, there is a need for managers to understand the processes they already have in place. Process mining enhances this understanding. In addition Process Optimisation provides way of improving processes to meet certain objectives in the presence of given constraints. Process optimisation is considered as a problem of constructing feasible business process designs with optimum attribute values such as duration and cost. These relatively new practices have now gained acceptance in both academia and the business world. This session aims to broaden and strengthen the practices of CI based process mining and optimisation.

The WCCI2010 Special Session on 'Computational Intelligence Approaches to Process Mining and Optimisation' invites submissions in areas of process mining and process optimisation that utilise Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques (encompassing Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Evolutionary techniques).


The topics of this special session include, but are not limited to:

Process mining utilising CI techniques
Process optimisation utilising CI techniques
Optimisation of high dimensional processes
Complexity of search space
Mining of process disparities
Integrating qualitative information in business process mining and/or optimisation practices
Real world application of process mining and optimisation approaches
Variable interaction in process optimisation problems
Qualitative analysis of process mining and/or optimisation results
Robust optimisation of processes

About WCCI2010

The 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2010) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. It will host three conferences: the 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2010), the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2010), and the 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2010). IEEE WCCI 2010 will be held in Barcelona, a Mediterranean city located in a privileged position on the north-eastern coast of Spain. Barcelona combines history, art, architecture, and charm within a pleasant, and efficient urban environment where meet old friends, and make new ones. The congress will provide a stimulating forum for scientists, engineers, educators, and students from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.


The paper should be within the 8-page limit, including all figures, tables and references. All final papers must be in PDF format. Please see for templates and paper formatting instructions.

Please submit your papers through the CEC2010 submission website (and select the 'Computational Intelligence Approaches to Process Mining and Optimisation' special session from the 'Main Research Topic' dropdown menu). The website is:

All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of WCCI2010.


Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari -
Dr. Christopher Turner -
Dr. Jorn Mehnen -

| Manufacturing Department, |

School of Applied Sciences (SAS),
Cranfield University, Cranfield,
Bedfordshire, MK43 OAL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 750111
Fax: +44 (0) 1234 754605


Submission of Papers: January 31, 2010
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March 15, 2010
Final Paper Submission: May 2, 2010
Conference: July 18 - 23, 2010


For further information and enquiry, please contact:

Dr. Christopher Turner
Manufacturing Department,
School of Applied Sciences (SAS),
Cranfield University, Cranfield,
Bedfordshire, MK43 OAL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 750111 ext 5264
Fax: +44 (0) 1234 754605