BPI Challenge Results 2014
Picking CKM’s contribution as the winners of this year’s competition was unanimous. One of the jury members commented on their work as follows:
I like how 13 clear patterns were defined, how a decision tree was presented to distinguish between them and how this served as a basis for the analysis, prediction and presentation of the results.
This year’s BPI challenge was particularly difficult as many of the questions were in fact outside of the classical process mining space, reaching further into the data mining and data science area than in the previous years.
CKM, with their data science background, directly tackled these questions and identified patterns for how changes impact the IT service level at the bank by leading to new interactions with the service desk and incidents. You can take a look their winning submission here.
To honor their achievement, the winners received a special trophy (see above). This beautiful award has been hand-crafted by Felix Gnther, after an original concept and design. It is made from a single branch of a plum tree, which symbolizes the “log” that was analyzed in the challenge. The copper inlay stands for the precious information that was mined from the log.
Furthermore, this year for the first time there was a student competition category at the BPI challenge. The winners of the student competition are Gabriele Cacciola from the Universiy of Calabria in Italy, and Raffaele Conforti and Hoang Nguyen from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. You can read their winning submission here. As a price, they have received an iPad.
It’s your turn, now!
People often ask us how they can practice their process mining skills. The BPI challenge data sets are a great way to do that. And on top of having the chance to play with some real data, you can also read the submission of all the participants to see their solutions. We recommend to also take a look at the previous BPI Challenges from 2013, 2012, and 2011.
We congratulate not only the winners but all participants of the BPI Challenge for their great work and contribution to advancing the process mining area. Thank you!