The PRoM framework : a new era in process mining tool support

B.F. Dongen, van, A.K. Alves De Medeiros, H.M.W. Verbeek, A.J.M.M. Weijters, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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Abstract

Under the umbrella of buzzwords such as Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Business Process Intelligence (BPI) both academic (e.g., EMiT, Little Thumb, InWoLvE, Process Miner, and MinSoN) and commercial tools (e.g., ARIS PPM, HP BPI, and ILOG JViews) have been developed. The goal of these tools is to extract knowledge from event logs (e.g., transaction logs in an ERP system or audit trails in a WFM system), i.e., to do process mining. Unfortunately, tools use different formats for reading/storing log files and present their results in different ways. This makes it difficult to use different tools on the same data set and to compare the mining results. Furthermore, some of these tools implement concepts that can be very useful in the other tools but it is often difficult to combine tools. As a result, researchers working on new process mining techniques are forced to build a mining infrastructure from scratch or test their techniques in an isolated way, disconnected from any practical applications. To overcome these kind of problems, we have developed the ProM framework, i.e., an pluggable environment for process mining. The framework is flexible with respect to the input and output format, and is also open enough to allow for the easy reuse of code during the implementation of new process mining ideas. This paper introduces the ProM framework and gives an overview of the plug-ins that have been developed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications and Theory of Petri Nets 2005
EditorsG. Ciardo, P. Darondeau
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages444-454
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-26301-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event26th International Concerence on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency (ICATPN 2005), June 20-25, 2005, Miami, FL, USA - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 200525 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3536
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference26th International Concerence on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency (ICATPN 2005), June 20-25, 2005, Miami, FL, USA
Abbreviated titleICATPN 2005
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period20/06/0525/06/05

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    Dongen, van, B. F., Alves De Medeiros, A. K., Verbeek, H. M. W., Weijters, A. J. M. M., & Aalst, van der, W. M. P. (2005). The PRoM framework : a new era in process mining tool support. In G. Ciardo, & P. Darondeau (Eds.), Applications and Theory of Petri Nets 2005 (pp. 444-454). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3536). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11494744_25