11th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence 2015

to be held in conjunction with BPM 2015 Innsbruck, Austria, August 31 - September 3, 2015

BPI 2015

Business Processing Intelligence (BPI)

Eleventh International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI’15) to be held in conjunction with BPM’15

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: 29 May 2015
Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 29 May 2015 5 June 2015  
Notification of acceptance: 29 June 201526 june 2015
Camera-ready version workshop papers: 20 July 2015 (Strict deadline)
Workshop Day: 31 August 2015
Post-proceedings deadline:


9:00 - 9:10 Opening
9:10 - 9:30 Dina Bayomie, Iman M. A. Helal, Ahmed Awad, Ehab Ezat and Ali Elbastawissi. Deducing Case IDs for Unlabeled Event Logs
9:30 - 9:50 Diego Calvanese, Marco Montali, Alifah Syamsiyah and Wil van der Aalst. Ontology-Driven Extraction of Event Logs from Relational Databases
9:50 - 10:10 Xixi Lu, Dirk Fahland, Frank van Den Biggelaar and Wil van der Aalst. Detecting Deviating Behaviors without Models
10:10 - 10:30 Sander J.J. Leemans, Dirk Fahland and Wil van der Aalst. Using Life Cycle Information in Process Discovery
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20 Arik Senderovich, Sander J.J. Leemans, Shahar Harel, Avigdor Gal, Avishai Mandelbaum and Wil van der Aalst. Discovering Queues from Event Logs with Varying Levels of Information
11:20 - 11:40 Giray Havur, Cristina Cabanillas, Jan Mendling and Axel Polleres. Automated Resource Allocation in Business Processes with Answer Set Programming
11:40 - 12:00 Niels Martin, Benoît Depaire and An Caris. Using event logs to model interarrival times in business process simulation
12:00 - 12:20 Joerg Evermann, Tom Thaler and Peter Fettke. Clustering Traces using Sequence Alignment
12:20 - 12:30 Announcement Winners BPI Challenge 2015
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 Felix Mannhardt, Massimiliano de Leoni, Hajo A. Reijers and Wil van der Aalst. Measuring the Precision of Multi-perspective Process Models
14:20 - 14:40 Thomas Vogelgesang and H.-Jürgen Appelrath. PMCube: A Data-Warehouse-based Approach for Multidimensional Process Mining
14:40 - 15:00 Ilya Verenich, Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Fabrizio Maggi and Chiara Di Francescomarino. Complex Symbolic Sequence Clustering and Multiple Classifiers for Predictive Process Monitoring
15:00 - 15:20 Divya Kundra, Prerna Juneja and Ashish Sureka. Vidushi: Parallel Implementation of Alpha-Miner Algorithm and Performance Analysis on CPU and GPU Architecture (Remote Presentation)
15:20 - 15:30 Closing
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Meeting IEEE Taskforce on Process Mining
17:30 onwards Welcome reception

Workshop Program

The BPI 2015 workshop will be held on 31 August 2015, from 9:00h to 17:00h. The accepted papers will be presented during the workshop and authors have 20 minutes for their presentations and 10 minutes for discussion.

At the end of the workshop, the winner for the fourth international Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPI Challenge) will be announced.




Business Process Intelligence is an area that spans process discovery, conformance checking, process mining, predictive analytics and many other techniques that are all 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 company processes at design time and the way they are handled at runtime, focussing on processes in isolation as well as the interplay between many parallel processes both within and between companies.

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.

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 from event logs
  • Mining of non process aware systems / event streams
  • Multi perspective process mining
  • Statistical analysis in the business process management lifecycle
  • Predictive analytics
  • Recommender systems
  • Conformance / compliance analysis
  • Root cause analysis for process deviations
  • Business process visualization
  • Visualization of process mining results
  • Machine-learning and business processes
  • Measurement of business process models and business process modeling
  • Information retrieval related to business process management
  • Similarity related to processes and cases
  • Integration of processes and process models
  • Mathematical optimization of business processes
  • 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

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality and technical quality. 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 (Corresponding Organizer)
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/
Andrea Burattin
Institut für Informatik
Universität Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 507 512 6474
Fax: +43 507 512 9871
E-mail: andrea.burattin@uibk.ac.at
URL: http://andrea.burattin.net/
Jochen De Weerdt
Research Centre for Management Informatics
Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven
Naamsestraat 69, B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)
Tel.: +32 (0)16 37 62 68
E-mail: Jochen.DeWeerdt@kuleuven.be
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

Barbara Weber
Institut für Informatik
Universität Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck
URL: http://qe-informatik.uibk.ac.at
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
  • Walid Gaaloul, Insitut Telecom, France
  • Gianluigi Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Daniela Grigori, Paris-Dauphine University, France
  • Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Michael Leyer, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
  • 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
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Anna Kalenkova, Higher School of Economics (HSE)
  • Marco Montali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano          
  • Jorge Munoz-Gama, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile      
  • Andreas Rogge-Solti, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien                         
  • Seppe vanden Broucke, KU Leuven                       
  • Suriadi Suriadi, Massey University          
  • Artur Caetano, Universidade de Lisboa

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