BPI Challenge 2015 — Winners and Submissions
As a process miner, you need access to the process manager, or another subject matter expert, to ask questions, validate, and prioritize the analysis results that are coming up.
However, the very first step of any analysis is to explore the data and develop a first understanding of the process. Hypotheses are formed based on the questions that were defined together with the process owner in the scoping phase of the project.
This is exactly the step in a process mining project that the annual BPI Challenge allows you to practice:
- You receive anonymized but real-life data for a process
- You get a description of the process and some questions the process owners have about it
- The data set is public and anyone can analyze it. In the end a winner will be chosen by the jury
- You get feedback from the reviewers in the jury about your analysis
Even after the BPI Challenge competition is over, you can still use the data sets to practice exactly that initial analysis step in a project — And to compare your approach with the other submissions.1
But of course participating in the actual competition is much more fun. And last week, the winners of this year’s BPI Challenge were announced.
First of all, Irene Teinemaa, Anna Leontjeva and Karl-Oskar Masing from the University of Tartu, Estonia, won the prize for the best student submission. One of the noteworthy aspects of their work was that they used a lot of different…