IEEE CIS Task Force on Process Mining

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2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM 2011) April 11–15, 2011 Paris, France


The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining ( is organizing a special session at the 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM 2011). The goal of this special session is to join experts in the area of process mining to present new techniques and applications. Therefore, submissions of papers on new process mining techniques, applications of process mining, business intelligence, process discovery, conformance checking, process intelligence, etc., are welcome.

Process mining is a relative young research discipline that sits between computational intelligence and data mining on one hand, and process modeling and analysis on the other hand. The idea of process mining is to discover, monitor and improve real processes (i.e., not assumed processes) by extracting knowledge from event logs readily available in today's systems. Process mining provides an important bridge between data mining and business process modeling and analysis. Process mining research at TU/e started in the late nineties. At that time there was little event data available and the process mining techniques were extremely naive and hence unusable. Over the last decade, event data has become readily available and process mining techniques have matured. Moreover, process mining algorithms have been implemented in various academic and commercial systems. Today, there is an active group of researchers working on process mining and it has become one of the “hot topics” in BPM research. Moreover, there is a huge interest from industry in process mining. More and more software vendors started adding process mining functionality to their tools. These developments motivated the Data Mining Technical Committee (DMTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of IEEE to establish a task force on process mining. See for its activities.

The chairs of this special session are:

Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Diogo R. Ferreira, IST – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Important Dates (please check for extended deadlines): Full paper submission due: October 31, 2010 Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2010 Final paper submission date: January 15, 2011 Conference dates: April 11-15, 2011

Accepted Papers will be published in the SSCI electronic proceedings (with ISBN number) and included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex.

See for detailed submission information.