Quotation Yeshchenko, Anton, Francescomarino, Chiara Di , Ghidini, Chiara , Maggi, Fabrizio Maria , Petrucci, Giulio . 2017. An eye into the future: leveraging a-priori knowledge in predictive business process monitoring. In Business Process Management, Hrsg. Josep CarmonaGregor EngelsAkhil Kumar, 252-268. Barcelona: Springer.




Predictive business process monitoring aims at leveraging past process execution data to predict how ongoing (uncompleted) process executions will unfold up to their completion. Nevertheless, cases exist in which, together with past execution data, some additional knowledge (a-priori knowledge) about how a process execution will develop in the future is available. This knowledge about the future can be leveraged for improving the quality of the predictions of events that are currently unknown. In this paper, we present two techniques - based on Recurrent Neural Networks with Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) cells - able to leverage knowledge about the structure of the process execution traces as well as a-priori knowledge about how they will unfold in the future for predicting the sequence of future activities of ongoing process executions. The results obtained by applying these techniques on six real-life logs show an improvement in terms of accuracy over a plain LSTM-based baseline.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title An eye into the future: leveraging a-priori knowledge in predictive business process monitoring
Title of whole publication Business Process Management
Editor Josep CarmonaGregor EngelsAkhil Kumar
Page from 252
Page to 268
Location Barcelona
Publisher Springer
Year 2017
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65000-5_15
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Yeshchenko, Anton (Details)
Francescomarino, Chiara Di (FBK-IRST, Brazil)
Ghidini, Chiara (FBK-IRST, Italy)
Maggi, Fabrizio Maria (University of Tartu, Italy)
Petrucci, Giulio (FBK-IRST, Italy)
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