Quotation Di Ciccio, Claudio, Mecella, Massimo. 2015. On the Discovery of Declarative Control Flows for Artful Processes. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 5 (4): S. 24:1-24:37.




Artful processes are those processes in which the experience, intuition, and knowledge of the actors are the key factors in determining the decision making. They are typically carried out by the ``knowledge workers'', such as professors, managers, researchers. They are often scarcely formalized or completely unknown a priori. Throughout this paper, we discuss how we addressed the challenge of discovering declarative control flows, in the context of artful processes. To this extent, we devised and implemented a two-phase algorithm, named MINERful. The first phase builds a knowledge base, where statistical information extracted from logs is represented. During the second phase, queries are evaluated on that knowledge base, in order to infer the constraints that constitute the discovered process. After an outline of the overall approach and an insight on the adopted process modeling language, we describe in detail our discovery technique. Thereupon, we analyze its performances, both from a theoretical and an experimental perspective. A user-driven evaluation of the quality of results is also reported, on the basis of a real case study. Finally, a study on the fitness of discovered models with respect to synthetic and real logs is presented.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title On the Discovery of Declarative Control Flows for Artful Processes
Volume 5
Number 4
Year 2015
Page from 24:1
Page to 24:37
Reviewed? Y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2629447
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2629447


European Wide Service Platform for Green European Transportation
Di Ciccio, Claudio (Former researcher)
Mecella, Massimo
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1108 Informatics (Details)
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1127 Information science (Details)
5306 Business data processing (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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