Keynotes

Minos Garofalakis: Complex-Event Mining over Centralized and Distributed Data Streams

Abstract

Massive, continuous data streams arise naturally in emerging large-scale event monitoring scenarios (such as enabling observability for complex distributed systems, or network-operations monitoring in large ISPs), where usage information from numerous devices needs to be continuously collected and analyzed for interesting trends and real-time reaction to different conditions (e.g., anomalies, hotspots, or DDoS attacks). Such applications raise important  memory-, time-, and communication-efficiency issues, making it critical to carefully optimize the use of available computation and communication resources.  In this talk, I will provide an overview of centralized and distributed data streaming models and some of the key algorithmic tools in the space of streaming complex-event mining, along with relevant applications and directions for future research.

Bio

Minos Garofalakis is the Director of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) at the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, and also works as a Research Consultant for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and as a Professor (part-time)  at the Technical University of Crete.  He received the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and previously held senior/principal researcher positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (1998-2005), Intel Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and Yahoo! Research (2007-2008). In parallel, he also held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley (2006-2008).

Minos’s  research interests are in the broad areas of Big Data Analytics and Large-Scale Machine Learning. He has published over 170 scientific papers in refereed international
conferences and journals in these areas, is the co-editor of a volume on Data Stream Management published by Springer in 2016, and has delivered several invited keynote talks and tutorials in major international events. His work has resulted in 36 US Patent filings (29 patents issued) for companies such as Lucent, Yahoo!, and AT&T. Google Scholar gives over 15,000 citations to his work, and an h-index value of 67. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a recipient of the TUC “Excellence in Research” Award (2015), the 2009 IEEE ICDE Best Paper Award, the Bell Labs President’s Gold Award (2004), and the Bell Labs Teamwork Award (2003).

Jan vom Brocke: A Management Perspective on Process Mining – How Organizations Use Process Mining to Generate Business Value

Abstract

Process mining is a fast-growing technology concerned with managing and improving business processes. While the technology itself has been thoroughly scrutinized by prior research, we are only beginning to understand the managerial and organizational implications of process mining. Creating such knowledge is essential for a successful adoption and use of process mining in organizations. In this talk, I will present the results of our research on how organizations generate value through process mining. I will share examples of how organizations are changing their business process management practices in light of the potential of process mining. I will also share how organizations are evolving their BPM capabilities to realize the full potential of process mining. The keynote is intended to stimulate discussion and sharing of experiences with the audience to learn from each other and further improve our BPM capabilities.

Bio

Professor Jan vom Brocke is the Hilti Endowed Chair for Business Process Management, Director of the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein and Co-Founder of DIGITIZE.EU – an innovative platform to inspire and implement ambitious digitalization initiatives across Europe. Jan has published seminal articles, e.g. in MIT Sloan Management Review, and best-selling books, e.g. the BPM Handbook and the BPM Cases book, and he teaches BPM at many of the Financial Times Top Business Schools, such as the University of St.Gallen. Jan is an invited speaker and trusted advisor to many companies – big and small – as well as governmental institutions across Europe.