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Process Mining

Data Science in Action
Prof. van der Aalst



Hola a todos,

Os invitamos a asistir a la ponencia que el próximo 19 de Diciembre realizará el Prof. Wil van der Aalst (TU/e) en la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. El Prof. van der Aalst es el precursor de la nueva área llamada minería de procesos, que está a caballo entre la minería de datos y la inteligencia de negocio. Esta área ha recibido mucha atención en los últimos años desde el punto de vista empresarial y académico, y es uno de los focos de G2 en cuanto a la mejora de procesos. En esta charla se ofrecerá una visión global del área así como de los principales desafíos actuales.

Esperamos que os resulte de interés. Saludos cordiales,

Título: "Process Mining: Data Science in Action"
Conferenciante: Prof. Wil van der Aalst (TU/e, The Netherlands)
Fecha: Divendres 19 de Desembre del 2014
Lugar: Aula Màster UPC
Hora: 12h

Data science is the profession of the future, because organizations that are unable to use (big) data in a smart way will not survive. It is not sufficient to focus on data storage and data analysis. The data scientist also needs to relate data to process analysis. Process mining bridges the gap between traditional model-based process analysis (e.g., simulation and other business process management techniques) and data-centric analysis techniques such as machine learning and data mining. Process mining seeks the confrontation between event data (i.e., observed behavior) and process models (hand-made or discovered automatically). This technology has become available only recently, but it can be applied to any type of operational processes (organizations and systems). Example applications include: analyzing treatment processes in hospitals, improving customer service processes in a multinational, understanding the browsing behavior of customers using a booking site, analyzing failures of a baggage handling system, and improving the user interface of an X-ray machine. All of these applications have in common that dynamic behavior needs to be related to process models. Hence, prof. Wil van der Aalst refers to it in his talk as "data science in action". Process mining provides not only a bridge between data mining and business process management; it also helps to address the classical divide between "business" and "IT". Evidence-based business process management based on process mining helps to create a common ground for business process improvement and information systems development. In his talk prof. Van der Aalst also discusses approaches to deal with "Big Event Data". In particular, he will show that interesting process mining can be distributed in unexpected ways.

Short biography:
================ Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the TechnischeUniversiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). He is also the Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Moreover, since 2003 he has a part-time appointment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). At TU/e he is the scientific director of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e). His personal research interests include workflow management, process mining, Petri nets, business process management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 170 journal papers, 17 books (as author or editor), 370 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 60 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he one of the most cited computer scientists in the world and has an H-index of 112 according to Google Scholar) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support. He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of several journals, including Computing, Distributed and Parallel Databases,
Software and Systems Modeling, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Computers in Industry, Business & Information Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, and Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency. In 2012, he received the degree of doctor honoris causa from Hasselt University. In 2013, he was appointed as Distinguished University Professor of TU/e and was awarded an honorary guest professorship at Tsinghua University. He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KoninklijkeNederlandseAkademie van Wetenschappen), Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).

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