The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining is currently writing a manifesto to promote the application, research, development, education and understanding of process mining.
Process mining is a relatively young research discipline that sits between computational intelligence and data mining on the 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. Since this is new and growing area, it can benefit from a Process Mining Manifesto. By defining a set of guiding principles and listing important challenges, this manifesto hopes to guide software developers, scientists, consultants, and end-users. The goal is to improve the maturity of process mining as a new tool to improve the (re)design, control, and support of operational business processes.
Version 2 of the Process Mining Manifesto can be found here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11120389/process-mining-manifesto-V2-24-8-2011.pdf
This document is to be discussed at the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining Meeting on Thursday, September 1st 2011 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. However, the Task Force encourages other people to contribute. If you would like to be involved and support the Manifesto, please send an e-mail to Wil van der Aalst (vdaalst.com / firstname.lastname@example.org). People that provide useful contributions will be listed as co-authors.
Note that the current version of the manifesto is only a draft, i.e., formatting and layout will be improved for the final document. See also to-do list at the end of the draft.
|Wil van der Aalst|
|Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining|