The Annual Meeting of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining will take place in Barcelona on Monday September 11th 2017. The 2017 meeting starts at 16.00 in Room 2017 (VS217), and it follows the BPI workshop at the BPM 2017 conference.

16:00 – 16:05 Welcome
16:05 – 16:15 Overview of Activities and Developments in the Process Mining Space in 2016-2017
(Wil van der Aalst)This session will provide a quick overview of the goals of the task force and its activities. It also reflects on its activities and the developments in the process mining space.
16:15 – 16:30 Process Mining in Spain
(Josep Carmona)This session will provide an overview of the process mining activities in Spain. Josep Carmona, also the host of this year’s BPM conference, will summarize and reflect on initiatives in Spain.
16:30 – 17:00 XES Standardization and Certification
(Eric Verbeek)On November 11th, 2016, the IEEE Standards Association has officially published the XES Standard as IEEE Std 1849TM-2016: IEEE Standard for eXtensible Event Stream (XES) for Achieving Interoperability in Event Logs and Event Streams. The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining has been driving the standardization process for over six years, because the standard allows for the exchange of event data between different process mining tools.

Eric Verbeek will give a short update on XES developments and then focus on XES certification. Recently, the XES WG accepted the XES Certification proposal distinguishing different levels of XES support for import and export (A1-D2). Now it is time to operationalize the certification process and the task force should play a key role in this. Eric will explain the different certification levels and discuss the organization.

17:00 – 17:25 Brainstorming Session on New Activities
(All)The mission of the task force is to “promote the research, development, education and understanding of process mining”. The goal of this session is to think of new activities or ways to strengthen existing ones. Example questions include:

  • What are new success process mining stories and data sets?
  • Should there be a stand-alone process mining conference or not?
  • New workshops or special sessions (SSCI, CEC, WCCI, KDD, ICML, PAW, etc.)?
  • Best Process Mining Dissertation Award in 2018?
  • Do we need a database with tool information?
  • Books and articles aimed at practitioners?
  • New process mining MOOCs?
  • How to make process mining an integral part of Six Sigma?
  • How to better utilize the LinkedIn Process Mining Group?
  • Do we need a new Process Mining Manifesto?
17:25 – 17:30 Closing