Change point detection and dealing with gradual and multi-order dynamics in process mining

J. Martjushev, R.P. Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, W.M.P. van der Aalst

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In recent years process mining techniques have matured. Provided that the process is stable and enough example traces have been recorded in the event log, it is possible to discover a high-quality process model that can be used for performance analysis, compliance checking, and prediction. Unfortunately, most processes are not in steady-state and process discovery techniques have problems uncovering "second-order dynamics" (i.e., the process itself changes while being analyzed). This paper describes an approach to discover a variety of concept drifts in processes. Unlike earlier approaches, we can discover gradual drifts and multi-order dynamics (e.g., recurring seasonal effects mixed with the effects of an economic crisis). We use a novel adaptive windowing approach to robustly localize changes (gradual or sudden). Our extensive evaluation (based on objective criteria) shows that the new approach is able to efficiently uncover a broad range of drifts in processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives in Business Informatics Research
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, BIR 2015, Tartu, Estonia, August 26-28, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsR. Matulevicius, M. Dumas
Place of PublicationDordrecht
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-21915-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-21914-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


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