Probabilistic Trace Alignment

Giacomo Bergami, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Marco Montali and Rafael Peñaloza


Alignments provide sophisticated diagnostics that pinpoint deviations in a trace with respect to a process model. Alignment-based approaches for conformance checking have so far used crisp process models as a reference. Recent probabilistic conformance checking approaches check the degree of conformance of an event log as a whole with respect to a stochastic process model, without providing alignments. For the first time, we introduce a conformance checking approach based on trace alignments using stochastic Workflow nets. Read more

Efficient Approximate Conformance Checking Using Trie Data Structure

Ahmed Awad, Kristo Raun and Matthias Weidlich


Conformance checking compares a process model and recorded executions of a process, i.e., a log of traces. To this end, state-of-the-art approaches compute an alignment between a trace and an execution sequence of the model. Since the construction of alignments is computationally expensive, approximation schemes have been developed to strike a balance between the efficiency and the accuracy of conformance checking. Specifically, conformance checking may rely only on so-called proxy behavior, a subset of the behavior of the model. Read more


At EY, we’re dedicated to helping organizations solve their toughest challenges and realize their greatest ambitions. EY is one of the world’s four largest audit firms with more than 700 offices in 150 countries. Our global organization comprises around 300,000 people.

Through our four service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax — we help our clients capitalize on transformative opportunities. Organizations cannot transform and scale without understanding what processes need to change first. This is where process mining comes in. Read more


Over 1 million users in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on Signavio’s unique offering to make process part of their DNA. Signavio’s Business Transformation Suite enables mid-size and large organizations to effectively mine, model, monitor, manage and maintain their business processes.

SAP acquired Signavio in the first quarter of 2021. Combining the Business Process Intelligence unit of SAP with Signavio aims to strengthen SAP’s capacity to help organizations understand, improve, transform, and manage processes at scale. This combined approach includes analysis, redesigning, testing and optimizing new processes to serve customer excellence, accelerate digital transformation and foster collaborative process optimization. Read more


Mavim is an Intelligent Transformation Platform built on Microsoft, providing software to enable digital transformations for complex global organizations that are changing or re-inventing their operating models in order to respond quickly in a rapidly shifting environment. At the heart of Mavim’s platform is Process Mining, an application that helps map out the “as-is” to the eventual “to-be.” Through clear and defined visual diagrams and workflows on Microsoft Visio, every process of your operational model is extracted as a big picture. Read more


UpFlux is the solution to understand and monitor your processes as they actually occur.  We are a Brazilian company founded in 2017 and a pioneer in the development of Process Mining to improve operational efficiency by combining artificial intelligence and process management.  We have already completed dozens of projects to improve productivity, quality, and compliance for diverse processes in diverse industries. UpFlux delivers transparency for processes with automated process mapping and compliance verification with multiple models by extracting data from different information systems. Read more

TIBCO Software

TIBCO Software Inc. unlocks the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions. Our Connected Intelligence Platform seamlessly connects any application or data source; intelligently unifies data for greater access, trust, and control; and confidently predicts outcomes in real time and at scale. Learn how solutions to our customers’ most critical business challenges are made possible by TIBCO at


John Davis
USA Read more


Software AG offers ARIS Process Mining as part of the ARIS platform, which is Software AG’s solution for business transformation and process excellence initiatives. With ARIS as one of the early commercial process mining offerings in the market, Software AG and global partners have implemented hundreds of process mining projects.

ARIS Process Mining allows to discover, measure, and analyse your business processes to continuously improve performance. Know the variants and where the bottlenecks are to effect change. Ensure adherence to legal regulations and continuously track how well KPIs are being met or better yet exceeded. Read more

XES 2.0 Workshop

Although the popularity and adoption of process mining techniques grew rapidly in recent years, a large portion of effort invested in process mining initiatives is still consumed by event data preparation rather than process analysis. The Task Force on Process Mining conducted a study focused on the challenges faced during event data preparation (from source data to event log).

The XES 2.0 workshop shares the results of this survey and will help guide the evolution of the current XES standard towards XES 2.0. Read more


LANA is a team of international process and IT experts. As specialists for AI-supported analysis of business and production processes, our goal is to make companies smarter, more efficient and faster through automated process analysis. We achieve this with our Process Mining software LANA, whose machine learning algorithms are unique on the market.

As a company, we have been active in the heart of Berlin since 2016. LANA was originally founded by the innovation manager Karina Buschsieweke and the Process Mining experts Dr. Read more


QPR Software Plc (Nasdaq Helsinki) was founded in March 1991. They provide solutions for strategy execution, performance and process management, process mining and enterprise architecture in over 50 countries. Users of QPR Software gain the insight they need for informed decisions that make a difference.


Mr. Jaakko Knuutinen
+358 44 283 04 27
Huopalahdentie 24
00350 Helsinki Finland Read more

Call for ICPM Demo Track Extended Abstracts

The ICPM 2021 Demo Track is intended to showcase innovative Process Mining (PM) tools and applications that may originate either from research initiatives or from industry. The Demo Track will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging technologies with researchers and practitioners in the PM field.

To be included in the Demo Track, tools will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the PM community as well as on novelty and innovativeness. Previously demonstrated tools are also welcome if there is clear evidence of the value added to the previous version of the tool, such as new tool features and/or its adaptation and use for new practical applications. Read more


KPMG operates as a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. The KPMG member firms can be found in 153 countries. Collectively they employ more than 207,000 people across a range of disciplines.

The KPMG Centre of Excellence for Process Mining as part of KPMG Global Data Analytics Lighthouse was founded in 2018 to promote and facilitate the use of process mining technology across KPMG member firms and its clients. Read more


As a leading process mining vendor, Minit enables businesses to achieve seamless operations by uncovering opportunities for higher operational efficiency.

Its customer-first approach, flexible deployment model, and award-winning solution with features like AI-Powered Root Cause Analysis, Simulations, or patent-pending Hierarchical Process Mining, empower process experts as well as business stakeholders to quickly understand their processes and implement data-driven improvements from day one.

Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and backed by global Venture Capital firms, Minit transforms the way its customers approach continuous process improvement. Read more


MEHRWERK GmbH was founded in 2008 to provide agile and user-friendly data analytics solutions and to achieve cross-industry, data-driven added value for their customers. The company developed MEHRWERK ProcessMining (MPM) on the market-leading self-service BI platform Qlik Sense to offer comprehensive process mining functionalities. MPM combines self-service process mining with associative analysis and enables the integration of extended process mining functionalities, such as advanced analytics, AI based user assistance, award winning conformance checking, big data integration, real-time scenarios and workflow automation. Read more


ABBYY empowers organizations to gain a complete understanding of their business processes and the content that fuels them with its Digital Intelligence platform. ABBYY technologies are used by more than 5,000 companies, including many of the Fortune 500, and are recognized for their leadership in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) and Process Discovery & Mining for driving significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, effectiveness, profitability, and competitive advantage. ABBYY is a global company with offices in 14 countries. For more information, visit Read more


Founded in 2009 by Dr. Anne Rozinat and Dr. Christian W. Günther, Fluxicon has been at the forefront of the process mining movement ever since. Our process mining software Disco is based on proven scientific research, and loved by professionals worldwide for setting the gold standard in performance and user experience. We love to spread the word about process mining, to grow the process mining community, and to bring process miners from all around the world closer together. Process miners from around the globe gather at our annual Process Mining Camp and monthly Process Mining Café, learn about process mining from our book and blog articles, and get their start through our Academic Initiative. Read more

Call for Contributions to the Doctoral Consortium

PhD students working in the area of Process Mining are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM 2021) in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • to provide valuable feedback on students’ research topics, directions, methods and plans;
  • to help students pitch their research ideas to peers in the research community;
  • to promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers;
  • to introduce new scholars to the process mining research community and provide opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers.
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Celonis SE

Celonis believes that every company can unlock its full execution capacity. Powered by its market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System (EMS) provides a set of instruments, applications, and developer studio and platform capabilities for business executives and users. The Celonis EMS offerings help companies manage every facet of execution management from analytics to strategy and planning, management, actions and automation. Celonis has thousands of customers, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L’Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone and Whirlpool. Read more

Visual Analytics Meets Process Mining: Challenges and Opportunities

Silvia Miksch is University Professor and head of the Research Division “Visual Analytics” (CVAST), Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, TU Wien. She served as paper co-chair of several conferences including IEEE VAST 2010, 2011 and 2020 and VIS Overall Papers Chair (IEEE VIS 2021) as well as EuroVis 2012 and on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE TVCG and CGF. She acts in various strategic committees, such as the VAST steering committee and the VIS Executive Committee. Read more

Call for Discovery Algorithms for PDC 2021

PDC 2021 is the 2021 edition of the Process Discovery Contest.

Do you believe you have implemented a good discovery algorithm? Then submit it to the PDC 2021 to put it to the test!

This test contains 480 event logs, for which a model needs to be discovered (training logs), and 96 event logs that need to be classified using the discovered models (test logs).

The 96 test logs are all generated from the same configurable model, which was inspired by a model discovered from a real-life event log and has the following configurable options:

  • Long-term dependencies: yes/no
  • Loops: no/simple/complex
    • A simple loop has a single point of entry and a single point of exit.
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Call for Best Process Mining PhD Dissertation Award 2021

The IEEE Task Force for Process Mining is happy to announce the 2021 edition of the Best Process Mining PhD Dissertation Award.

The award will be delivered during the 3rd International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM 2021).


Eligible candidates are those who officially obtained a PhD degree defended in 2019 or 2020, with a dissertation focused on process mining. Those who applied for the 2020 edition of the prize, can reapply for the 2021 edition as well.

We welcome theses that contributed to advance the state of the art in the foundations, engineering, and on-field application of process mining techniques. Read more