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Process Mining: A quick overview of web resources on the subject

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Process mining is a hot research subject considering the large number of publications (see for instance Google Scholar and the full publication list of Wil van der Aalst).

Besides official publications there are of course less ‘official’ and less scientific writings about the subject. I was curious what I would find so I started a search on the world wide web…

The number 1 result is of course, home of the well-known tools ProM and ProM Import developed at the TU/e. This website also explains the basics of process mining. A better introduction to the subject for ‘newbies’ might be the Wikipedia article on Process Mining.

Personally, I would put the LinkedIn group on Process Mining third. This group contains discussions on the subject and links to interesting (blog) posts are added. Another community around process mining is formed by the ProM-user and ProM-developer mailing lists. The ProM forum is not much used but has my personal preference above the (‘old fashioned’) mailing lists.

For those already more in to process mining the ‘IEEE task force on process mining’-wiki could be of interest. Extra tip: add the wiki changes RSS feed to your RSS reader 😉

Business people excited about the possibilities of process mining should visit the following websites of companies that support process mining (in no particular order or claim of completeness):

  • Futura Process Intelligence The first company specifically aimed at process mining, based in Eindhoven. Especially the ’14 day challenge’ should appeal.
  • Fluxicon Possibly the second company specifically aimed at process mining 😉 Also based in Eindhoven (must have a reason…). This ‘new kid on the block’ is one to keep your eye on, curious to see where they are say 2 years from now.
  • Surprisingly, the next company is also based in Eindhoven. MagnaView visualizes data and now also supports several process mining visualizations.
  • Process mining as a business has crossed the waters to Norway. Businesscape provides the ‘Enterprise Visualization Suite’ incorporating several process mining techniques.
  • Process mining is also incorporated in tools such as ARIS from IDS Scheer, BPM|One from Pallas Athena and Fujitsu’s ESI (although they call it Automated Process Discovery but its the same… (they disagree! but that’s not true…))
  • And of course I forgot many other great companies… (let me know in the comments!)

Next, blog posts. There are many of them ‘out there’, some of them even talk about process mining. A (very) small selection is provided below, no selection is made on quality or actuality.

Recently, I discovered that research on the subject of process mining is also spreading to Italy and its already spread to Germany, America and Australia.

Well, I hoped I provided at least a few pointers for further reading.


Edit 28-01-’10: corrected some small typing mistakes
Edit 30-07-’10: Entered the correct link to the IEEE TFPM *oops*


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January 22, 2010 at 17:58

My sincere apologies: I’m working

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Hello to my few readers,

I”m really sorry that I did not update my blog for the past two weeks. The reason is simple: I’m working. I’ve started the ‘real’ programming phase of my application. This means that I either am happily programming and don’t want to lose the rhythm or I’m stuck and really frustrated and want to solve it as soon as I can. The problem with blogging (and Twittering etc. etc.) is that the more you work and have interesting stuff to tell, you don’t have time to tell it. And when you have enough time to tell it, you don’t remember what to talk about…

So, I hope that you can stick with me until new year. By then I hope to be finished with my application and start on my thesis. As you know, writing a thesis is not always that interesting so by then I hope to have enough to talk about because I’m sure that time won’t be a problem 🙂

As a ‘gift’ (I have a strange sense of what to give to people ;)) I add the domain model of my application (current status!!!) to this post. This might either add to the confusion or understanding but at least I provide you with data (maybe not information but at least data).

Domain Model (version of 2-12-2009 11:00)

Hope to see you soon!


Oh, by the way, I give an intermediate presentation on Tuesday December 15 from 9:00 – 10:00 at the TU/e, Main Building, Room 5.95 (Seidelzaal). You are more than welcome to be there. I will also announce my final presentation via this blog in due time 🙂

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December 2, 2009 at 17:46

Hello world!

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Welcome to my personal blog on This is my first post.

And since this is my first post, I’ll tell a little bit about me and why I started this blog.

So, I’m Joos Buijs from the Netherlands. At the moment I’m a graduate student ‘Business Information Systems‘ at Eindhoven University of Technology. I’m working at my master thesis/project which is related to process mining, a ‘hot research topic’ at the group I’m working at. But more about my master project in a later blog post.

The goal of this blog is mainly to create a ‘personal brand’, or in other words, to promote myself to future employers, colleagues and the rest of the world. Secondary, but not less important, I want to get in contact with new people and share idea’s and opinions and help each other. For instance, I believe that my master project might help people active in process mining and they can provide me with tips to improve my application.

If you want to get to know me better you can read my ‘online resume’ also known as my LinkedIn profile (which also includes a picture or myself, to make it more personal). And of course, you can always contact me by adding a comment, send me a message or try to meet me in real life 🙂

That’s it for now. I cannot promise a regular update schedule, in most cases its contradictory to my work schedule. Right now for instance I’m taking a break from reading a book (on plug-in development in Eclipse) but when I’m ‘really working’ I have less time to post something interesting (although then I’m likely to have something interesting to post…). Anywho, hope to see you soon!!!

Take care,


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October 20, 2009 at 13:32