Aggregating causal runs into workflow nets

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This paper provides three aggregation algorithms for deriving system nets from sets of partially-ordered causal runs. The three algorithms differ with respect to the assumptions about the information contained in the causal runs. Specifically, we look at the situations where labels of conditions (i.e. references to places) or events (i.e. references to transitions) are unknown. Since the paper focuses on aggregation in the context of process mining, we solely look at workflow nets, i.e. a class of Petri nets with unique start and end places. The difference of the work presented here and most work on process mining is the assumption that events are logged as partial orders instead of linear traces. Although the work is inspired by applications in the process mining and workflow domains, the results are generic and can be applied in other application domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency VI
EditorsWil M.P. van der Aalst, Marco Ajmone Marsan, Giuliana Francheschinis, Jetty Kleijn, Lars M. Kristensen
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-35179-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-35178-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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