Quotation Baier, Thomas, Rogge-Solti, Andreas, Weske, Mathias, Mendling, Jan. 2014. Matching of Events and Activities - An Approach Based on Constraint Satisfaction. In The Practice of Enterprise Modeling, Hrsg. Ulrich Frank, Pericles Loucopoulos, Óscar Pastor, Ilias Petrounias, 58-72. Manchester, UK: Springer.


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Nowadays, business processes are increasingly supported by IT systems that produce massive amounts of event data during the execution of a process. This event data can be used to analyze the process using process mining techniques to discover the real process, measure conformance to a given process model, or to enhance existing models with performance information. While it is essential to map the produced events to activities of a given process model for conformance analysis and process model annotation, it is also an important step for the straightforward interpretation of process discovery results. In order to accomplish this mapping with minimal manual effort, we developed a semi-automatic approach that maps events to activities by transforming the mapping problem into the optimization of a constraint satisfaction problem. The approach uses log-replay techniques and has been evaluated using a real process collection from the financial services and telecommunication domains. The evaluation results demonstrate the robustness of the approach towards non-conformant execution and that the technique is able to efficiently reduce the number of possible mappings.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Matching of Events and Activities - An Approach Based on Constraint Satisfaction
Title of whole publication The Practice of Enterprise Modeling
Editor Ulrich Frank, Pericles Loucopoulos, Óscar Pastor, Ilias Petrounias
Page from 58
Page to 72
Location Manchester, UK
Publisher Springer
Year 2014
ISBN 978-3-662-45501-2
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-45501-2_5

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Solti, Andreas (Former researcher)
Mendling, Jan (Details)
External
Baier, Thomas (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany)
Weske, Mathias (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany)
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Applied Information Technology with Focus on IT in Organization (Details)
Information Business IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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