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Help The IEEE Task Force Write The Process Mining Manifesto

The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining has been working on a manifesto with the goal of clearly defining the scope of process mining, along with a number of guiding principles and challenges for future developments. As founding members of the task force, we at Fluxicon have already provided input on an earlier version of this manifesto. Now the discussion is opened up to a wider audience.

Here is Wil van der Aalst’s complete announcement about the manifesto:

The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining is currently writing a manifesto to promote the application, research, development, education and understanding of process mining.

Process mining is a relatively young research discipline that sits between computational intelligence and data mining on the one hand, and process modeling and analysis on the other hand. The idea of process mining is to discover, monitor and improve real processes (i.e., not assumed processes) by extracting knowledge from event logs readily available in today’s systems. Since this is new and growing area, it can benefit from a Process Mining Manifesto. By defining a set of guiding principles and listing important challenges, this manifesto hopes to guide software developers, scientists, consultants, and end-users. The goal is to improve the maturity of process mining as a new tool to improve the (re)design, control, and support of operational business processes.

Version 2 of the Process Mining Manifesto can be found here:

This document is to be discussed at the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining Meeting on Thursday, September 1st 2011 in , Clermont-Ferrand, France. However, the Task Force encourages other people to contribute. If you would like to be involved and support the Manifesto, please send an e-mail to Wil van der Aalst ( / People that provide useful contributions will be listed as co-authors.

Note that the current version of the manifesto is only a draft, i.e., formatting and layout will be improved for the final document. See also to-do list at the end of the draft.

Wil van der Aalst

Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining

If you have feedback about the manifesto, you can contact Wil directly or let us know in the comments!

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