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 +====== ProM 6.2 released ======
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 +   ​Process Mining that Works
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 +See [[http://​www.promtools.org/​prom6|www.promtools.org/​prom6]]
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 +===== ProM 6.2 =====
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 +Processes are an integral part of today'​s world, driving services and internal functionalities in businesses, governmental bodies, and organizations around the globe. While there are plenty of systems available for supporting the execution of such processes, the current practices for monitoring and analyzing this execution in the organizational reality still leaves a lot to be desired. **Process Mining** is able to fill that gap, providing revolutionary means for the analysis and monitoring of real-life processes.
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 +**Process Mining** research is concerned with the **extraction of knowledge about a (business) process from its process execution logs**. Process Mining strives to gain insight into various **perspectives**,​ such as the process (or control flow) perspective,​ the performance,​ data, and organizational perspective (The processmining.org web site has more in-depth information and scientific publications available). ​
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 +==== ProM ====
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 +**ProM** is an **extensible** framework that supports a wide variety of process mining techniques in the form of plug-ins. It is **platform independent** as it is implemented in Java, and can be downloaded **free of charge**. We welcome and support **practical applications** of ProM, and we invite researchers and developers to **contribute** in the form of new plug-ins. ​
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 +ProM 6.2 is distributed in parts, which offers maximal flexibility. First, the **ProM 6.2 core** is distributed as a downloadable package using the **GNU Public License (GPL)** open source license. This means that you can download and install ProM 6.2 without restrictions,​ but that any software that uses the core also needs to be distributed using the GPL license. Second, the **ProM 6.2 plug-ins** are distributed as separate packages, which **typically** use the **Lesser GNU Public License (L-GPL)** open source license. Note that the use of third part software might require a plug-in to be issued under a different license than the L-GPL license, but in principle ProM 6.2 plug-ins will use the L-GPL license. This means that you can download and install the plug-ins without restrictions,​ and that you are free to distribute software that uses these plug-ins using your own license. However, if you distribute a changed versions of such a plug-in, you are required to distribute this changed plug-in under the L-GPL license as well.
 +
 +==== Packages and plug-ins ====
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 +Currently, there are already more than 100 packages containing more than 400 plug-ins available, and we support the import of (and the conversion between) several process modeling languages, such as:
 +  * Petri nets (PNML, TPN)
 +  * EPCs / EPKs (EPML)
 +  * BPMN (XPDL)
 +  * and many more
 +There are mining plug-ins, such as:
 +  * Plug-ins supporting control-flow mining techniques (such as the Alpha algorithm and Genetic mining)
 +  * Plug-ins analyzing the organizational perspective (such as the Social Network miner)
 +  * Plug-ins for mining less-structured,​ flexible processes (such as the Fuzzy Miner)
 +  * and many more
 +Furthermore,​ there are analysis plug-ins dealing with:
 +  * The verification of process models (e.g., Woflan analysis)
 +  * Verification of Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) formulas on a log
 +  * Performance analysis (Basic statistical analysis, and Performance Analysis with a given process model)
 +  * and many more
 +Finally, ProM sports a number of log filters, which are a valuable tool for cleaning logs from undesired, or unimportant,​ artifacts.
 +
 +==== Release notes ====
 +
 +  * Consolidated ID attribute in OpenXES. ​
 +  * Consolidated URLs 
 +  * (www.promtools.org/​prom6). ​
 +  * Improved timestamp handling in OpenXES. ​
 +  * Added check when overwriting files. ​
 +  * General bug fixes.
 +  * Added packages: ActiTrac, CNet,    CNetReplayer,​ FlexReplayer, ​
 +  * Passage, PNetAlignmentAnalysis,​ PNetReplayer,​ ProcessLogGenerator,​ RuntimeLTLChecker,​ Simple-LogOperations,​ YAWL
 +  * Updated packages: AllPackages,​ AlphaMiner, AProMore, BPMN, ConceptDrift,​ Cosimulation,​ CPNet, Declare, DeclareMiner,​ ETCon-formance,​ Flex, GuideTreeMiner,​ HeuristicsMiner,​ ILPMiner, ​ InteractiveVisualization,​ KeyValue, Log, LogAbstractions,​ LogDialog, LogMerge, LTLChecker, OperationalSupport,​ PatternAbstractions,​ PetriNets, PNAnalysis, TraceAlignmentWithGuideTree,​ Uma, Widgets, XQueryProvider,​ YAWLReplay ​
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 +==== Contributors ====
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 +Arya Adriansyah, Thomas Baier, J.C. Bose, Joos Buijs, Carmen Bratosin, Andrea Burattin, Jan Claes, Boudewijn van Dongen, Robert Engel, Dirk Fahland, Roberto Guanciale, Christian Günther, Santiago Hernandez, Danny van Heumen, Massimiliano de Leoni, Zheng Liu, Jengfei Li, Fabrizio Maggi, Jorge Munoz-Gama, Joyce Nakatumba, Joel Ribeiro, Helen Schonenberg,​ Minseok Song, Giorgio Spagnolo, Nikola Trcka, Irene Vanderfeesten,​ Eric Verbeek, Zhaoxia Wang, Jochen de Weerdt, Michel van Welie, Jan Martijn van der Werf, Michael Westergaard,​ Jun Yuan
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 +===== Contact =====
 +
 +Eric Verbeek\\
 +Dept. of Math. and Comp. Science\\
 +Eindhoven University of Technology\\
 +Eindhoven, The Netherlands\\
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 +Phone: +31 40 247 3755\\
 +Mobile: +31 6 4277 8860\\
 +E-mail: h.m.w.verbeek@tue.nl\\
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