Call for Research Papers

The International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM) is the premium forum for researchers, practitioners, and developers in process mining. The objective is to explore and exchange knowledge in this field through scientific talks, industry discussions, contests, technical tutorials, and panels. The conference covers all aspects of process mining research and practice, including theory, algorithmic challenges, applications, and connections with other fields.

The conference is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and supported by the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining.

Process mining is an innovative research field that focuses on extracting business process insights from transactional data commonly recorded by IT systems, with the ultimate goal of analyzing and improving organizational productivity along performance dimensions such as efficiency, quality, compliance, and risk. By relying on data rather than perceptions gained from interviews and workshops, process mining shifts the way of thinking from “confidence-based” to “evidence-based” business process management. Thus, process mining distinguishes itself within the information systems domain by its fundamental focus on understanding, analyzing, and improving business processes based on process data.

Current process mining challenges include scalability, i.e., dealing with volume, velocity, veracity, and variability of input data, especially in real-time/online settings using event streams; approximation, i.e., balancing computation time with accuracy; understandability and explainability, i.e., providing easy-to-understand and explainable analytics; multi-perspective analysis, i.e., considering data, resources and time beyond the process control flow; measurability, e.g., providing a comprehensive framework for measuring differences between observed and modelled process behavior, and ethical and confidential aspects of process mining, i.e., how to ensure that process mining procedures and results do not violate ethical and privacy principles.


Topics for Research Papers

ICPM 2024 encourages papers on new methodologies, techniques, and applications for process mining, as well as case studies coming from industrial scenarios. Also, papers describing novel tools, fundamental research, and empirical studies on process mining are expected. For the sake of replicability of the presented studies, the addition of supplementary resources is strongly encouraged, such as used datasets, publicly accessible implementations of new techniques, and experimental packages for empirical studies. The use of novel, previously unpublished datasets is most welcome. Research on existing datasets must clearly showcase the novelty or unprecedented results of the applied analysis.

Selected, accepted research papers will be considered for publication in an extended and revised form in a special issue of the flagship journal Process Science, edited by Springer (

The thematic areas in which contributions are sought include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Process mining techniques

  • Automated Discovery of Process Models
  • Conformance/Compliance Analysis
  • Construction of Event Logs
  • Event Log Quality Improvement
  • Decision Mining for Processes
  • Rule/constraint-based Process Mining
  • Mining from non-process-aware systems
  • Analyzing Event Streams
  • Object-centric and Multi-instance Process Mining
  • Data-centric Process Mining
  • Multi-perspective Process Mining
  • Simulation/optimization for Process Mining
  • Predictive Process Analytics
  • Prescriptive Process Analytics and Recommender Systems
  • Responsible Process Mining
  • Privacy-preserving Process Mining
  • Process Model Repair
  • Process Performance Mining
  • Variants/deviance Analysis and Root-cause Analysis
  • Visual Process Analytics
  • Process Monitoring
  • Process Querying and Repositories

Process mining fundamental research

  • Formal Foundations of Process Mining
  • Comparative and Benchmark Studies on Process Mining
  • Conceptual Models Related to Process Mining
  • Human-centered Studies on Process Mining
  • Process Mining Quality Measures
  • Process Mining Guidelines

Process mining applications and case studies in

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Chatbots for Process Mining
  • Business Activity Monitoring and Business Intelligence
  • (Cyber) Security and Privacy
  • Operations Management and Lean Six Sigma
  • Process Performance Measurement
  • Process Reengineering
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sensors, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Wearable Devices
  • Industry 4.0
  • Specific domains (such as accounting, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Process Mining community welcomes the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our professional endeavors. We celebrate the diversity in our community and foster an environment that welcomes individuals irrespective of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nationality, beliefs, sexual orientation, physical capabilities, education, and professional background. We urge all participants to uphold DEI principles in their written work, reviews, presentations, and any engagement linked to the ICPM conference.

Open Science Principles

The ICPM conference encourages authors of research papers to follow the principles of transparency, reproducibility, and replicability. In particular, the conference supports the adoption of open data and open source principles and encourages authors to disclose (anonymized and curated) data in order to increase reproducibility and replicability.

Authors are encouraged to make research artefacts (e.g., prototypes, interview protocols, questionnaires) or the datasets (used in, or produced by, the empirical evaluation) reported in the paper available in a suitable form. To facilitate this, we kindly ask authors to include links in their manuscripts to private or public repositories where reviewers can access the associated research artefacts. This information may be presented in a dedicated section, such as  “Data availability” or “Reproducibility”. This requirement does not apply to papers that neither involve an empirical study nor a prototype implementation.

Authors who are unable or choose not to share their research artefacts and datasets with the program committee are encouraged to provide an explanation within their submitted manuscript, detailing the reasons behind their decision. This statement may be removed from the final version of the paper if it gets accepted. Possible reasons may involve privacy restrictions or non-disclosure agreements. While sharing research artefacts is not mandatory for submission or acceptance, the program committee members may use this information to inform their decision.

To enhance the accessibility of research artefacts and datasets, authors are advised to make them accessible via public repositories (e.g., Zenodo, Figshare, GitHub, or institutional archives) under an open data license such as the CC0 dedication or the CC-BY 4.0 license. Making research artefacts and datasets available via cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Docs is discouraged due to the volatility of the links associated with these services.

Finally, authors are encouraged to self-archive their pre- and post-prints in open, preserved repositories, such as their institutional preprint repository, arXiv, or other non-profit services, in line with IEEE’s copyright agreement (see IEEE Preprint Policy).

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor submitted elsewhere while being submitted to ICPM 2024. All files must be prepared using the latest IEEE Computational Intelligence Society conference proceedings guidelines (8.5′′ × 11′′ two-column format). The page limit is set to 8 pages (IEEE Format). All papers must be in English. The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgments section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text.

Templates are available for LaTeX and Word at the following link:

The paper should be submitted through the ICPM 2024 submission system.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Afterwards, there will be a discussion period to finalize the decisions.

At least one author of each accepted contribution is expected to register for the conference to present the paper and sign a copyright release form.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: May 23, 2024 (AOE)
  • Paper submission: May 30, 2024 (AOE)
  • Notification: July 16, 2024
  • Camera-ready: August 23, 2024
  • Conference start: October 14, 2024