9th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence 2013

to be held in conjunction with BPM 2013 Beijing, China, August 26th - 30th 2013

BPI 2013

Business Processing Intelligence (BPI)

Ninth International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI’13) to be held in conjunction with BPM’13

Important Dates

Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 25 May 2013 8 June 2013 **extended deadline**
Notification of acceptance: 25 June 2013 1 July 2013 **extended deadline**
Camera-ready version workshop papers: 23 July 2013 (Strict deadline)
Workshop Day: 26 August 2013
Post-proceedings deadline: 15 September 2013 (Strict deadline)

Workshop Program

The BPI 2013 workshop will be held on 26 August 2013, from 9:00h to 17:00h. The workshop will start with a keynote talk and, afterwards, the accepted papers will be presented. Authors have 20 minutes for their presentations and 10 minutes for discussion.

During the workshop, the winner for the third international Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPI Challenge) will be announced.


9:00 - 9:10 Opening
9:10 - 10:00 Keynote by Hyerim Bae:
10:00 - 10:30 break
10:30 - 11:00 Joos Buijs, Boudewijn Van Dongen and Wil Van Der Aalst. Discovering and Navigating a Collection of Process Models using Multiple Quality Dimensions
11:00 - 11:30 Andreas Rogge-Solti, Wil M. P. van der Aalst and Mathias Weske. Discovering Stochastic Petri Nets with Arbitrary Delay Distributions From Event Logs
11:30 - 12:00 Viara Popova and Marlon Dumas. Discovering Unbounded Synchronization Conditions in Artifact-Centric Process Models
12:00 - 13:00 lunch break
13:00 - 13:30 Seppe Vanden Broucke, Cédric Delvaux, João Freitas, Taisiia Rogova, Jan Vanthienen and Bart Baesens. Uncovering the Relationship between Event Log Characteristics and Process Discovery Techniques
13:30 - 14:00 Alfredo Jose Bolt Iriondo and Marcos Sepúlveda. Process remaining time prediction using query catalogs
14:00 - 14:30 S.J.J. Leemans, Dirk Fahland and Wil Van Der Aalst. Discovering Block-Structured Process Models From Non-Conforming Event Logs
14:30 - 15:00 Results of the BPI Challenge
15:00 - 15:30 break
15:30 - 17:00 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
Jochen De Weerdt
Information Systems School
Queensland University of Technology
P-block Level 8, Gardens Point Campus - 2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Tel.: +61 7 3138 9489
E-mail: jochen.deweerdt@qut.edu.au
URL: http://www.jochendeweerdt.be/

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
Centraal Beheer Achmea
The Netherlands
URL: http://www.linkedin.com/in/anakarlamedeiros
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
  • Ana Karla Alves de Medeiros, Centraal Beheer Achmea, The Netherlands
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 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
  • Domenico Sacca, Università degli studi della Calabri, Italy
  • 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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