|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.
|NEW P1849 (CIS/SC) IEEE Draft Standard for XES - eXtensible Event Stream - For Achieving Interoperability in Event Logs and Event Streams|
was approved as a new standard by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on 22 September 2016. A copy of the document will be forwarded to the Standards Publications Department. The editor assigned to work on the project will contact the XES WG.
The recirc is done, no new comments have been received, and no votes have been changed. As a result, the comments that resulted from the ballot have now been dealt with, and the resulting version (D03) has been put on the agenda of the next RevCom meeting, which is on September 19.
On June 27, 2016, a recirculation of the the XES Standard Proposal was initiated. This recirculation was necessary because we needed to incorporate one of the comments that resulted from the ballot. This comment stated that for a Standard Proposal the use of local times in tiemstamps is undesirable, instead, a Standard Proposal should use UTC times in timestamps. This has been acknowledged and incorporated into version D03 of the XES Standard Proposal.
On March 4th, the response rate was 77%, and the approval rate 100%. This means that in the end both will be above 75%, which means that both thresholds will be reached.
We are completing the standardisation process for XES (IEEE 1849), the second standard sponsored by IEEE CIS. At this time, it is necessary that people from our community vote about the approval of this standard. As a consequence, I would like to ask you if you are interested in acting as voter.
On January 17, 2016, the XES WG has approved the XES micro extension. This extension is now considered to be one of the standard XES extension.
On October 26, 2015, the first round for the XES micro extension proposal has started. The planning for this proposal is as follows:
|October 26 - November 8||First round for comments|
|November 9 - November 22||Second round for comments|
|November 23 - December 6||Round for approval|
If approved, the micro extension will be added to the then-current XES Standard Proposal, which will then be send to the IEEE CIS for ballot.
A second internal draft for the XES Standard Proposal is ready. In October, there will be the last internal round for comments on this proposal. In November, there will be an internal round for approval of the Proposal. The resulting internal Proposal will then be promoted to the first external Proposal, which will be submitted to the IEEE CIS in December.