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Wil van der Aalst at This Year’s Camp & Edmar Kok at Process Mining Camp 2015

In less than two weeks we will all meet for this year’s Process Mining Camp. If you haven’t booked your ticket yet, get in touch with Anne or sign up for the waiting list here.

Today, we are excited to announce one additional speaker: Prof. Wil van der Aalst will be closing this year’s camp program with a keynote on responsible data science!

Wil van der Aalst – Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Wil van der Aalst

Events (often hidden in Big Data) are often described as “the new oil”. Techniques like process mining aim to transform these events into new forms of “energy”: Insights, diagnostics, models, predictions, and automated decisions. However, the process of transforming “new oil” (event data) into new energy (analytics) can negatively impact citizens, patients, customers, and employees.

Systematic discrimination based on data, invasion of privacy, non-transparent life-changing decisions, and inaccurate conclusions illustrate that data science techniques may lead to new forms of “pollution”. We use the term Green Data Science for technological solutions that enable individuals, organizations, and society to reap the benefits from the widespread availability of data while ensuring fairness, confidentiality, accuracy, and transparency.

Look forward to a fantastic camp program on 10 June!

Edmar Kok at Process Mining Camp 2015

To get us all into the proper camp spirit, we have started to release the videos from last year’s camp. If you have missed them before, check out the videos of Léonard Studer from the City of Lausanne, Willy van de Schoot from Atos International, Joris Keizers from Veco, Mieke Jans from Hasselt University, and Bart van Acker from Radboudumc.

The sixth speaker at Process Mining Camp 2015 was Edmar Kok, who worked for a project team at DUO, the study financing arm of the Dutch Ministry of Education. The team was responsible for setting up a new event-driven process environment. Unlike typical workflow or BPM systems, event-driven architectures are set up as loosely-coupled process steps. Each step can be either a human task or an automated step. All tasks are then combined in a flexible way. The new system was introduced with the goal to improve the speed of DUOs student finance request handling processes and to save 25% of the costs.

At camp, Edmar walked us through the specific challenges that emerged from analyzing log data from that event-driven environment and the kind of choices that they had to make. He also discussed the key metrics DUO wanted to monitor from a business side.

Do you want to learn how process mining can be used to very quickly uncover technical errors and KPIs in the pilot phase of a new system? Watch Edmar’s talk now!

If you can’t attend Process Mining Camp this year but would like to receive the presentations and video recordings afterwards, sign up for the Camp mailing list here.

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