8th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence 2012

to be held in conjunction with BPM 2012 Tallin, Estonia, September 3rd - 6th 2012

BPI 2012

Business Processing Intelligence (BPI)

Eigth International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI’12) to be held in conjunction with BPM’12

Important Dates

Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 4 June 2012 (Extended Deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 2 July 2012
Camera-ready version workshop papers: 30 July 2012 (Strict deadline)
Workshop Day: 3 September 2012

Workshop Program

The BPI 2012 workshop will be held on 3 September 2012, 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 second international Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPI Challenge) will be announced.


9:00 - 9:10 Opening
9:10 - 10:30 Keynote: Anne Rozinat, Fluxicon
10:30 - 11:00 A. Adriansyah, J. Munoz-Gama, J. Carmona, B.F. van Dongen and W.M.P. van der Aalst. Alignment Based Precision Checking
11:00 - 11:30 break
11:30 - 12:00 D. R. Ferreira, F. Szimanski and C. G. Ralha. A Hierarchical Markov Model to Understand the Behaviour of Agents in Business Processes
12:00 - 12:30 S. Goel, J. Bhat and B. Weber. End-to-End Process Extraction in Process Unaware Systems
12:30 - 13:00 S. Suriadi, Chun Ouyang, W.M.P. van der Aalst and A.H.M. ter Hofstede. Root Cause Analysis with Enriched Process Logs
13:00 - 14:00 lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 J. Claes and G. Poels. Process Mining and the ProM Framework: An Exploratory Survey
14:30 - 14:50 P.M. Esposito, M.A.A. Vaz, S.A. Rodrigues and J.M. Souza. MANA: Identifying and Mining Unstructured Business Processes
14:50 - 15:10 H.M.W. Verbeek and W.M.P. van der Aalst. An Experimental Evaluation of Passage-Based Process Discovery
15:10 - 15:30 A. Pika, W.M.P. van der Aalst, C. Fidge, A.H.M. ter Hofstede and M. Wynn. Predicting Deadline Transgressions Using Event Logs
15:30 - 16:00 break
16:00 - 16:15 Results of the BPI Challenge
16:15 - 16:30 closing
16:30 - 18:00 Meeting of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining


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 and a more appropriate support of 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 previous BPI workshops, we will organize a keynote speech and a BPI workshop forum 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
  • 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
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 (tentative)

  • Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Walid Gaaloul, Insitut Telecom, France
  • Gianluigi Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Daniela Grigori, University of Versailles St-Quentin an Yvelines, France
  • Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Michael Leyer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Jan Mendling, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Oscar Pastor, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Viara Popova, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Anne Rozinat, Fluxicon, The Netherlands
  • Phina Soffer, University of Haita, Israel
  • Alessandro Sperduti, Padua University, Italy
  • Hans Weigand, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Ton Weijters, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany

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