Extending process logs with events from supplementary sources

F. Mannhardt, M. Leoni, de, H.A. Reijers

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Since organizations typically use more than a single IT system, information about the execution of a process is rarely available in a single event log. More commonly, data is scattered across different locations and unlinked by common case identifiers. We present a method to extend an incomplete main event log with events from supplementary data sources, even though the latter lack references to the cases recorded in the main event log. We establish this correlation by using the control-flow, time, resource, and data perspectives of a process model, as well as alignment diagnostics. We evaluate our approach on a real-life event log and discuss the reliability of the correlation under different circumstances. Our evaluation shows that it is possible to correlate a large portion of the events by using our method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops (BPM 2014 International Workshops, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 7-8, 2014, Revised Papers)
EditorsF. Fournier, J. Mendling
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15894-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Sept 201411 Sept 2014
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture notes in business information processing (LNBIP)
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


Conference12th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2014
Abbreviated titleBPM 2014
OtherConference was originally planned in Haifa, but due to the unstable situation in southern Israel, it was relocated to Eindhoven. BPM Demo Sessions 2014, BPMD 2014, Co-located with the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2014
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