Process mining is a rapidly growing field of research. This is testified by an established research community, numerous publications and thousands of organizations applying process mining. Because of this interest, we now face a vast body of knowledge that spans multiple disciplines and covers a range of methods, tools, and techniques. A single individual may find it daunting to set up a new research line in this field. After all, it is difficult to oversee all relevant developments and to understand the different approaches available. To help and guide aspiring process mining researchers, this course aims at bringing them together.
Process mining is a rapidly growing field of research. This is testified by an established research community, numerous publications, and thousands of organizations applying process mining. Because of this interest we now face a vast body of knowledge that spans multiple disciplines and covers a range of methods, tools, and techniques. A single individual may find it daunting to set up a new research line in this field. After all, it is difficult to oversee all relevant developments and to understand the different approaches available. It may also be challenging to become part of a research community and find colleagues to collaborate with.
To help and guide aspiring process mining researchers, the process mining school offers a diverse program. First of all, experienced scholars will present overviews of the various sub-domains within process mining and present on open problems they have identified. Additionally, part of the program is devoted to research aspects such as writing (how to write?), publishing (where to submit?), and providing feedback (how to review?). Another part of the program is related to the real-world perspective on process mining by involving industrial experts into the program. Finally, there will be hands-on sessions devoted to the implementation of a process mining algorithm as a plugin in ProM (http://www.promtools.org) and the use of other, state-of-the art tools.
A very important goal of the process mining school is community-building. The idea is to foster an enjoyable and productive social interaction among the participants themselves and with the staff throughout the week. The program is organized at a beautiful, external location, away from the hustle and bustle of every-day academic life. There is ample opportunity for everyone during the classes, joint meals, outdoor and other social activities to intermingle, get to know one another, and - who knows? - setting up future collaborations.
This course will only take place in PHYSICAL form, we are not considering an online or hybrid variant. On September 7 latest ICPM will announce whether the conference will have a physical component or only an online setting. This will also be the time where we decide whether or not the course can take place given the rules and regulations concerning the COVID-19 situation.
Early-stage researchers and attendees of the International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM). Basic knowledge of process mining, both in theory and in practice, is required.
Aim of the course
After the course, the participants:
- Are aware of the recent developments in process mining research;
- Have become aware of an industrial perspective on their line of research;
- Are provided with ideas to further develop their research paper;
- Have gained experience in reviewing papers;
- Have learned how to set up a plugin in the ProM framework.
5 days, 6-8 contact hours per day, 10 hours for writing a report after the course has finished that contains two elements: (1) a reflection on the course, and (2) a plan on how to apply the gained knowledge from the course in your own work.
Fee covers 4 nights of accommodation, breakfast and lunch for all days and dinner three out of the four nights at the accommodation. One night we will go out for dinner somewhere outside of the accommodation, but this is also covered by the course fee. The accommodation is located in Rhenen, which can be reached by both public transport and by car very well. It is also closely located to Eindhoven. In that way, after the autumn school ends there is not much travelling involved when you move from the autumn school to the ICPM conference site and accommodation.
Note: there is a small error in the course fee (excl. housing price) this should be INCLUDING housing.
Extra information about housing
The course starts on Monday morning when you can check in to the hotel as well. It is possible to book an extra night from Sunday on Monday, this is not included in the course fee.
Please attach a biographical sketch (CV) of (max. 2 pages) and a short motivation letter (max. 1 page).
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying: