Multi-instance mining: discovering synchronisation in artifact-centric processes

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Abstract

In complex systems one can often identify various entities or artifacts. The lifecycles of these artifacts and the loosely coupled interactions between them define the system behavior. The analysis of such artifact system behavior with traditional process discovery techniques is often problematic due to the existence of many-to-many relationships between artifacts, resulting in models that are difficult to understand and statistics that are inaccurate. The aim of this work is to address these issues and enable the calculation of statistics regarding the synchronisation of behaviour between artifact instances. By using a Petri net formalisation with step sequence execution semantics to support true concurrency, we create state-based artifact lifecycle models that support many-to-many relations between artifacts. The approach has been implemented as an interactive visualisation in ProM and evaluated using real-life public data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops - BPM 2018 International Workshops, Revised Papers
EditorsFlorian Daniel, Quan Z. Sheng, Hamid Motahari
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages18-30
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11641-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11640-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event16th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume342
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period9/09/1814/09/18

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    van Eck, M. L., Sidorova, N., & van der Aalst, W. M. P. (2019). Multi-instance mining: discovering synchronisation in artifact-centric processes. In F. Daniel, Q. Z. Sheng, & H. Motahari (Eds.), Business Process Management Workshops - BPM 2018 International Workshops, Revised Papers (pp. 18-30). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 342). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11641-5_2