7th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI '11)

to be held in conjunction with BPM 2011 Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 28th - September 2nd 2011

BPI 2011

Business Processing Intelligence (BPI)

Seventh International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI’11) to be held in conjunction with BPM’11

Workshop Program

The BPI 2011 workshop will be held on 29 August 2011, from 9:00h to 17:30h. The workshop will start with a keynote talk and, afterwards, the accepted papers will be presented. Full papers have 20 minutes for their presentations and 10 minutes for discussion. Short papers have 15 + 5 minutes.

During the workshop, the winner for the first international Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPI Challenge) will be announced. There are two Apple i-Pad's to be won in this challenge!


9:00 - 9:10 Opening
9:10 - 10:10 Keynote: Peter van den Brand, Futura Process Intelligence Process Mining in Practice
10:10 - 10:30 Results BPI Challenge
10:30 - 11:00 break
11:00 - 11:30 Irina Ailenei, Anne Rozinat, Albert Eckert and Wil Van Der Aalst: Definition and Validation of Process Mining Use Cases
11:30 - 12:00 Jo Swinnen, Benoit Depaire, Mieke Jans and Koen Vanhoof: A Process Deviation Analysis - A Case study
12:00 - 12:30 Jan Claes and Geert Poels: Merging Computer Log Files for Process Mining: an Artificial Immune System Technique
12:30 - 14:00 lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Peter Trkman, Marcelo Bronzo Ladeira, Marcos Paulo Valadares De Oliveira and Kevin Mccormack: Business analytics, process maturity and supply chain performance
14:30 - 15:00 Diogo R. Ferreira and Claudia Alves: Discovering User Communities in Large Event Logs
15:00 - 15:20 Michael Leyer and Juergen Moormann: Combining process mining and statistical methods to evaluate customer integration in service processes
15:20 - 16:00 break
16:00 - 16:20 Fabio Aiolli, Andrea Burattin and Alessandro Sperduti: A Metric Based on Alpha Algorithm for Business Process Clustering
16:20 - 16:40 Irene Barba, Barbara Weber and Carmelo Del Valle: Supporting the Optimized Execution of Business Processes through Recommendations Considering Resources
16:40 - 17:00 Daniela Luengo and Marcos Sepúlveda: Applying Clustering in Process Mining to find different versions of a business process that changes over time
17:00 - 17:20 Nour Damer, Mieke Jans, Benoît Depaire and Koen Vanhoof: Making Compliance Measures Actionable: a New Compliance Analysis Approach
17:20 - 17:30 Closing

Important Dates

Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 20 May 2011 27 May 2011
Notification of acceptance: 24 June 2011
Camera-ready version workshop papers: 15 July 2011 (Strict deadline)
Workshop Day: 29 August 2011


Business Process Intelligence (BPI) is an area that is quickly gaining interest and importance in industry and research. BPI refers to the application of various measurement and analysis techniques in the area of business process management. In practice, BPI is embodied in tools for managing process execution quality by offering several features such as analysis, prediction, monitoring, control, and optimization.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a better understanding of techniques and algorithms to support a company's processes at design time and the way they are handled at runtime. We aim to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as business process management, information systems research, business administration, software engineering, artificial intelligence, process mining and data mining who share an interest in the analysis of business processes and process-aware information systems. The workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research and sharing practical experiences.

As a continuance of the traditions of the four previous BPI workshops, we will organize a <i>keynote speech<i> and a <i>BPI workshop forum<i> involving high-profile academics and practitioners in addition to the paper presentation sessions.

The list of topics that are relevant to the BPI workshop includes the following, but is not limited to:

Analysis Techniques at design time and/or runtime:

  • Mining of business processes
  • Statistical analysis in the business process management lifecycle
  • Reasoning related to business process
  • Business process visualization
  • Machine-learning and business processes
  • Measurement of business process models and business process modelling
  • Retrieval related to business process management
  • Similarity related to processes and cases
  • Integration of processes and process models
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Simulation of business processes

Applications of such analysis techniques and case studies in:

  • Performance Measurement of business processes
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Business Process Quality
  • Emergent workflows
  • Process discovery
  • Conformance and risk management for business processes
  • Operations Management and Six Sigma
  • Data warehousing
  • Static and dynamic optimization
  • Self-management
  • Monitoring of business processes
  • Resource Allocation in business processes
  • Prediction
  • Dynamic composition of business processes

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality and technical quality. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution and the relation to previous research. The submission should clearly emphasize the discussion aspects relevant to the workshop.

Submission Guidelines

The length of a paper must not exceed 12 pages, and there is no possibility to buy additional pages. Authors are requested to prepare submissions according to the LNCS/LNBIP format specified by Springer. The title page must contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above. Papers should be submitted electronically through easychair. Members of an international and solid program committee will review all submissions. Each paper will be reviewed by 3 PC members guaranteeing that only papers presenting high quality and innovative research and practice issues in areas relevant to the workshop theme will be accepted.


Boudewijn van Dongen
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 40 247 2181
Fax: +31 40 246 3992
E-mail: b.f.v.dongen@tue.nl
URL: http://www.processmining.org/
Diogo R. Ferreira
IST – Technical University of Lisbon
Avenida Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva
2744-016 Porto Salvo
Tel.: +351 21 423 35 52
E-mail: diogo.ferreira@tagus.ist.utl.pt
URL: http://web.tagus.ist.utl.pt/~diogo.ferreira/
Barbara Weber (Corresponding Organizer)
Institut für Informatik
Universität Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 507 512 6474
Fax: +43 507 512 9871
E-mail: Barbara.Weber@uibk.ac.at
URL: http://qe-informatik.uibk.ac.at

The workshop is co-organized by the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. The goal of this Task Force is to promote the research, development, education and understanding of process mining. For more information about the activities of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining and its members see https://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/

Steering committee

Malu Castellanos
Intelligent Enterprise Technologies Lab
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
URL: http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Malu_Castellanos
Ana Karla Alves de Medeiros
Capgemini Consulting, The Netherlands
Jan Mendling
Humboldt University, Germany
URL: http://mendling.com/
Michael zur Muehlen
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
URL: http://howe.stevens.edu

Program committee

  • Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Ana Karla Alves de Medeiros, Capgemini Consulting, The Netherlands
  • Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Malu Castellanos, HP, USA
  • Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Boudewijn van Dongen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Diogo R. Ferreira, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Walid Galoul, Insitut Telecom, France
  • Gianluigi Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Daniela Grigori, University of Versailles, France
  • Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Joachim Herbst, DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, Germany
  • Chen Li, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Jan Mendling, Humbolt University, Germany
  • Jürgen Moormann, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Anne Rozinat, Fluxicon, The Netherlands
  • Pnina Soffer, Haifa University, Israel
  • Alessandro Sperduti, University of Padua, Italy
  • Barbara Weber, Innsbruck University, Austria
  • Hans Weigand, Infolab, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Ton Weijters, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany

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