Process Mining

Data Science in Action

Author: Wil M.P. van der Aalst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662498510

Category: Computers

Page: 467

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This is the second edition of Wil van der Aalst’s seminal book on process mining, which now discusses the field also in the broader context of data science and big data approaches. It includes several additions and updates, e.g. on inductive mining techniques, the notion of alignments, a considerably expanded section on software tools and a completely new chapter of process mining in the large. It is self-contained, while at the same time covering the entire process-mining spectrum from process discovery to predictive analytics. After a general introduction to data science and process mining in Part I, Part II provides the basics of business process modeling and data mining necessary to understand the remainder of the book. Next, Part III focuses on process discovery as the most important process mining task, while Part IV moves beyond discovering the control flow of processes, highlighting conformance checking, and organizational and time perspectives. Part V offers a guide to successfully applying process mining in practice, including an introduction to the widely used open-source tool ProM and several commercial products. Lastly, Part VI takes a step back, reflecting on the material presented and the key open challenges. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in process mining. It is intended for business process analysts, business consultants, process managers, graduate students, and BPM researchers.

Process Mining

Data Science in Action

Author: Wil M P Van Der Aalst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662570418

Category:

Page: 488

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The first to cover this missing link between data mining and process modeling, this book provides real-world techniques for monitoring and analyzing processes in real time. It is a powerful new tool destined to play a key role in business process management.

Process Mining

Data Science in Action

Author: Wil M.P. van der Aalst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662498507

Category: Computers

Page: 467

View: 2334

This is the second edition of Wil van der Aalst’s seminal book on process mining, which now discusses the field also in the broader context of data science and big data approaches. It includes several additions and updates, e.g. on inductive mining techniques, the notion of alignments, a considerably expanded section on software tools and a completely new chapter of process mining in the large. It is self-contained, while at the same time covering the entire process-mining spectrum from process discovery to predictive analytics. After a general introduction to data science and process mining in Part I, Part II provides the basics of business process modeling and data mining necessary to understand the remainder of the book. Next, Part III focuses on process discovery as the most important process mining task, while Part IV moves beyond discovering the control flow of processes, highlighting conformance checking, and organizational and time perspectives. Part V offers a guide to successfully applying process mining in practice, including an introduction to the widely used open-source tool ProM and several commercial products. Lastly, Part VI takes a step back, reflecting on the material presented and the key open challenges. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in process mining. It is intended for business process analysts, business consultants, process managers, graduate students, and BPM researchers.

Process Mining in Healthcare

Evaluating and Exploiting Operational Healthcare Processes

Author: Ronny S. Mans,Wil M.P. van der Aalst,Rob J. B. Vanwersch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319160710

Category: Computers

Page: 91

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What are the possibilities for process mining in hospitals? In this book the authors provide an answer to this question by presenting a healthcare reference model that outlines all the different classes of data that are potentially available for process mining in healthcare and the relationships between them. Subsequently, based on this reference model, they explain the application opportunities for process mining in this domain and discuss the various kinds of analyses that can be performed. They focus on organizational healthcare processes rather than medical treatment processes. The combination of event data and process mining techniques allows them to analyze the operational processes within a hospital based on facts, thus providing a solid basis for managing and improving processes within hospitals. To this end, they also explicitly elaborate on data quality issues that are relevant for the data aspects of the healthcare reference model. This book mainly targets advanced professionals involved in areas related to business process management, business intelligence, data mining, and business process redesign for healthcare systems as well as graduate students specializing in healthcare information systems and process analysis.

A Primer on Process Mining

Practical Skills with Python and Graphviz

Author: Diogo R. Ferreira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319564277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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The main goal of this book is to explain the core ideas of process mining, and to demonstrate how they can be implemented using just some basic tools that are available to any computer scientist or data scientist. It describes how to analyze event logs in order to discover the behavior of real-world business processes. The end result can often be visualized as a graph, and the book explains how to use Python and Graphviz to render these graphs intuitively. Overall, it enables the reader to implement process mining techniques on his or her own, independently of any specific process mining tool. An introduction to two popular process mining tools, namely Disco and ProM, is also provided. The book will be especially valuable for self-study or as a precursor to a more advanced text. Practitioners and students will be able to follow along on their own, even if they have no prior knowledge of the topic. After reading this book, they will be able to more confidently proceed to the research literature if needed.

Business Process Management Workshops

BPM 2011 International Workshops, Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Florian Daniel,Kamel Barkaoui,Schahram Dustdar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642281079

Category: Computers

Page: 482

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LNBIP 99 and LNBIP 100 together constitute the thoroughly refereed proceedings of 12 international workshops held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2011, in August 2011. The 12 workshops focused on Business Process Design (BPD 2011), Business Process Intelligence (BPI 2011), Business Process Management and Social Software (BPMS2 2011), Cross-Enterprise Collaboration (CEC 2011), Empirical Research in Business Process Management (ER-BPM 2011), Event-Driven Business Process Management (edBPM 2011), Process Model Collections (PMC 2011), Process-Aware Logistics Systems (PALS 2011), Process-Oriented Systems in Healthcare (ProHealth 2011), Reuse in Business Process Management (rBPM 2011), Traceability and Compliance of Semi-Structured Processes (TC4SP 2011), and Workflow Security Audit and Certification (WfSAC 2011). In addition, the proceedings also include the Process Mining Manifesto (as an Open Access Paper), which has been jointly developed by more than 70 scientists, consultants, software vendors, and end-users. LNBIP 99 contains the revised and extended papers from BPD 2011, BPI 2011 (including the Process Mining Manifesto), BPMS2 2011, CEC 2011, ER-BPM 2011, and edBPM 2011.

Beyond Deep Blue

Chess in the Stratosphere

Author: Monty Newborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857293411

Category: Computers

Page: 287

View: 3873

More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion at that time. Beyond Deep Blue tells the continuing story of the chess engine and its steady improvement. The book provides analysis of the games alongside a detailed examination of the remarkable technological progress made by the engines – asking which one is best, how good is it, and how much better can it get. Features: presents a total of 118 games, played by 17 different chess engines, collected together for the first time in a single reference; details the processor speeds, memory sizes, and the number of processors used by each chess engine; includes games from 10 World Computer Chess Championships, and three computer chess tournaments of the Internet Chess Club; covers the man-machine matches between Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes three historical matches between leading engines – Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.

Modeling Business Processes

A Petri Net-Oriented Approach

Author: Wil van der Aalst,Christian Stahl

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015382

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 6264

An introduction to the modeling of business information systems, with processes formally modeled using Petri nets.

Modern Business Process Automation

YAWL and its Support Environment

Author: Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede,Wil M.P. van der Aalst,Michael Adams,Nick Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642031212

Category: Computers

Page: 676

View: 8463

The ?eld of Business Process Management (BPM) is marred by a seemingly e- less sequence of (proposed) industry standards. Contrary to other ?elds (e.g., civil or electronic engineering), these standards are not the result of a widely supported consolidationofwell-understoodandwell-establishedconceptsandpractices.Inthe BPM domain, it is frequently the case that BPM vendors opportunistically become involved in the creation of proposed standards to exert or maintain their in?uence and interests in the ?eld. Despite the initial fervor associated with such standardi- tion activities, it is no less frequent that vendors either choose to drop their support for standards that they earlier championed on an opportunistic basis or elect only to partially support them in their commercial offerings. Moreover, the results of the standardization processes themselves are a concern. BPM standards tend to deal with complex concepts, yet they are never properly de?ned and all-too-often not informed by established research. The result is a plethoraof languagesand tools, with no consensuson conceptsand their implem- tation. They also fail to provide clear direction in the way in which BPM standards should evolve. One can also observe a dichotomy between the “business” side of BPM and its “technical” side. While it is clear that the application of BPM will fail if not placed in a proper business context, it is equally clear that its application will go nowhere if it remains merely a motivational exercise with schemas of business processes hanging on the wall gathering dust.

Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency

36th International Conference, PETRI NETS 2015, Brussels, Belgium, June 21-26, 2015, Proceedings

Author: R. Devillers,Antti Valmari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319194887

Category: Computers

Page: 351

View: 1756

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency, PETRI NETS 2015, held in Brussels, Belgium, in June 2015. The 12 regular papers and 2 tool papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. In addition the book contains 3 invited talks in full paper length. The papers cover various topics in the field of Petri nets and related models of concurrency.

Reference Modeling for Business Systems Analysis

Author: Fettke, Peter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599040565

Category: Computers

Page: 410

View: 4207

"This book provides insights into state-of-the-art modeling languages and methods used for reference modeling. A reference model provides a blueprint for information systems development and analysis. Well-established reference models for industrial, retail and other industries are described"--Provided by publisher.

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Author: Marlon Dumas,Marcello La Rosa,Jan Mendling,Hajo A. Reijers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662565099

Category: Computers

Page: 527

View: 4816

This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises – many with solutions – and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.

Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems

Challenges, Methods, Technologies

Author: Manfred Reichert,Barbara Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642304095

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 5699

In today’s dynamic business world, the success of a company increasingly depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Companies have therefore identified process agility as a competitive advantage to address business trends like increasing product and service variability or faster time to market, and to ensure business IT alignment. Along this trend, a new generation of information systems has emerged—so-called process-aware information systems (PAIS), like workflow management systems, case handling tools, and service orchestration engines. With this book, Reichert and Weber address these flexibility needs and provide an overview of PAIS with a strong focus on methods and technologies fostering flexibility for all phases of the process lifecycle (i.e., modeling, configuration, execution and evolution). Their presentation is divided into six parts. Part I starts with an introduction of fundamental PAIS concepts and establishes the context of process flexibility in the light of practical scenarios. Part II focuses on flexibility support for pre-specified processes, the currently predominant paradigm in the field of business process management (BPM). Part III details flexibility support for loosely specified processes, which only partially specify the process model at build-time, while decisions regarding the exact specification of certain model parts are deferred to the run-time. Part IV deals with user- and data-driven processes, which aim at a tight integration of processes and data, and hence enable an increased flexibility compared to traditional PAIS. Part V introduces existing technologies and systems for the realization of a flexible PAIS. Finally, Part VI summarizes the main ideas of this book and gives an outlook on advanced flexibility issues. The book’s target groups include researchers, PhD students and Master students in the field of information systems. After reading the book, they will better understand PAIS flexibility aspects. To support the easy use as a textbook, a series of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter and slides and further teaching material are available on the book’s web site www.flexible-processes.com. Professionals specializing in business process management (BPM) who want to obtain a good understanding of flexibility challenges in BPM and state-of-the-art solutions will also benefit from the presentations of open source as well as commercial process management systems and related practical scenarios.

Workflow Patterns

The Definitive Guide

Author: Nick Russell,Wil M.P. van der Aalst,Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029820

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1709

A comprehensive guide to well-known workflow patterns: recurrent, generic business process constructs, described from the control-flow, data, and resource perspectives.

Process-Aware Information Systems

Bridging People and Software Through Process Technology

Author: Marlon Dumas,Wil M. van der Aalst,Arthur H. ter Hofstede

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741434

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 5479

A unifying foundation to design and implement process-aware information systems This publication takes on the formidable task of establishing a unifying foundation and set of common underlying principles to effectively model, design, and implement process-aware information systems. Authored by leading authorities and pioneers in the field, Process-Aware Information Systems helps readers gain a thorough understanding of major concepts, languages, and techniques for building process-aware applications, including: * UML and EPCs: two of the most widely used notations for business process modeling * Concrete techniques for process design and analysis * Process execution standards: WfMC and BPEL * Representative commercial tools: ARIS, TIBCO Staffware, and FLOWer Each chapter begins with a description of the problem domain and then progressively unveils relevant concepts and techniques. Examples and illustrations are used extensively to clarify and simplify complex material. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises, ranging from simple questions to thought-provoking assignments. Sample solutions for many of the exercises are available on the companion Web site. Armed with a new and deeper understanding, readers are better positioned to make their own contributions to the field and evaluate various approaches to a particular task or problem. This publication is recommended as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in computer science and information systems, as well as for professionals involved in workflow and business process management, groupware and teamwork, enterprise application integration, and business-to-business integration. A Solution's Manual is available online. An Instructor Support FTP site is also available.

Business Process Management Workshops

BPM 2017 International Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, September 10-11, 2017, Revised Papers

Author: Ernest Teniente,Matthias Weidlich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974030X

Category: Computers

Page: 799

View: 7143

This book constitutes revised papers from the eleven International Workshops held at the 15th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2017, in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2017: BPAI 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Business Process Innovation with Artificial Intelligence; BPI 2017 – 13th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence; BP-Meet-IoT 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Business Processes Meeting Internet-of-Things; BPMS2 2017 – 10th Workshop on Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management; ‐ CBPM 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Business Process Management; CCABPM 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Cross-cutting Aspects of Business Process Modeling; DeHMiMoP 2017 – 5th International Workshop on Declarative/Decision/Hybrid Mining & Modeling for Business Processes; QD-PA 2017 – 1st International Workshop on Quality Data for Process Analytics; REBPM 2017 – 3rd International Workshop on Interrelations between Requirements Engineering and Business Process Management; SPBP 2017 – 1st Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management; TAProViz-PQ-IWPE 2017 –Joint International BPM 2017 Workshops on Theory and Application of Visualizations and Human-centric Aspects in Processes (TAProViz'17), Process Querying (PQ'17) and Process Engineering (IWPE17). The 44 full and 11 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions.

Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis

First International Symposium, SIMPDA 2011, Campione D’Italia, Italy, June 29 – July 1, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Karl Aberer,Ernesto Damiani,Tharam Dillon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364234044X

Category: Computers

Page: 213

View: 6569

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis held in Campione d'Italia, Italy, in June/July 2011. The 11 revised full papers were carefully selected from 31 submissions. In addition to the thorough review process, the lively discussions at the event itself also helped the authors to improve their papers and to foster interesting extensions. The selected papers cover a wide range of topics spanning from theoretical issues related to process representation to practical experience in process discovery and analysis.

Enterprise Information Systems of the Future

6th IFIP WG 8.9 Working Conference, CONFENIS 2012, Ghent, Belgium, September 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Geert Poels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642366112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 921

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International IFIP Working Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS 2012), held in Ghent, Belgium, during September 19–21, 2012. The theme of the conference was "enterprise information systems of the future –– evolving toward more performance through transparency and agility," mirroring the trend toward more open and more flexible systems. In all, 53 contributions were submitted and after a rigorous review process 10 full papers and 15 short papers were selected for publication in this book. These 25 papers present a well-balanced mix between the traditional social sciences and the novel design science paradigms in enterprise information systems research, and they also include practitioner-oriented and practice-driven contributions. The topics covered fall into three categories: information management in businesses (e.g., enterprise modeling or business process management), information systems from a management perspective (e.g., service innovation, business intelligence, or decision support systems), and ERP offerings and implementations (e.g., software as a service or ERP case studies).

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization

Author: Wang, John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466652039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2754

View: 7552

As the age of Big Data emerges, it becomes necessary to take the five dimensions of Big Data- volume, variety, velocity, volatility, and veracity- and focus these dimensions towards one critical emphasis - value. The Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization confronts the challenges of information retrieval in the age of Big Data by exploring recent advances in the areas of knowledge management, data visualization, interdisciplinary communication, and others. Through its critical approach and practical application, this book will be a must-have reference for any professional, leader, analyst, or manager interested in making the most of the knowledge resources at their disposal.

Fundamentals of Business Intelligence

Author: Wilfried Grossmann,Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662465310

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 2414

This book presents a comprehensive and systematic introduction to transforming process-oriented data into information about the underlying business process, which is essential for all kinds of decision-making. To that end, the authors develop step-by-step models and analytical tools for obtaining high-quality data structured in such a way that complex analytical tools can be applied. The main emphasis is on process mining and data mining techniques and the combination of these methods for process-oriented data. After a general introduction to the business intelligence (BI) process and its constituent tasks in chapter 1, chapter 2 discusses different approaches to modeling in BI applications. Chapter 3 is an overview and provides details of data provisioning, including a section on big data. Chapter 4 tackles data description, visualization, and reporting. Chapter 5 introduces data mining techniques for cross-sectional data. Different techniques for the analysis of temporal data are then detailed in Chapter 6. Subsequently, chapter 7 explains techniques for the analysis of process data, followed by the introduction of analysis techniques for multiple BI perspectives in chapter 8. The book closes with a summary and discussion in chapter 9. Throughout the book, (mostly open source) tools are recommended, described and applied; a more detailed survey on tools can be found in the appendix, and a detailed code for the solutions together with instructions on how to install the software used can be found on the accompanying website. Also, all concepts presented are illustrated and selected examples and exercises are provided. The book is suitable for graduate students in computer science, and the dedicated website with examples and solutions makes the book ideal as a textbook for a first course in business intelligence in computer science or business information systems. Additionally, practitioners and industrial developers who are interested in the concepts behind business intelligence will benefit from the clear explanations and many examples.