Everything you always wanted to know about your process, but did not know how to ask

E.G.L. de Murillas, H.A. Reijers, W.M.P. van der Aalst

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The size of execution data available for process mining analysis grows several orders of magnitude every couple of years. Extracting and selecting the relevant data to be analyzed on each case represents an open challenge in the field. This paper presents a systematic literature review on different approaches to query process data and establish their provenance. In addition, a new query language is proposed, which overcomes the limitations identified during the review. The proposal is based on a com-bination of data and process perspectives. It provides simple constructs to intuitively formulate questions. An implementation of the language is provided, together with examples of queries to be applied on different aspects of the process analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
EditorsMarcelo Fantinato, Marlon Dumas
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319584560
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2016) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 18 Sept 201622 Sept 2016
Conference number: 14

Publication series

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


Conference14th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2016)
Abbreviated titleBPM 2016
CityRio de Janeiro
Other2016 BPM Demo Track, BPMD 2016, co-located with the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2016
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  • Databases
  • Event logs
  • Process mining
  • Query languages


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