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blogs:pub2005:the_prom_framework_a_new_era_in_process_mining_tool_support [2009/05/25 12:25] (current)
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 +====== The ProM framework: A new era in process mining tool support ======
  
 +B.F. van Dongen, A.K.A. de Medeiros, H.M.W. Verbeek, A.J.M.M. Weijters and W.M.P. van der Aalst\\
 +//26th International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets (ICATPN 2005), G. Ciardo and P. Darondeau, LNCS 3536, pages 444-454, 2005//\\
 +© Springer-Verlag Berling Heidelberg 2005\\
 +
 +===== Abstract =====
 +
 +Under the umbrella of buzzwords such as "​Business Activity
 +Monitoring"​ (BAM) and "​Business Process Intelligence"​ (BPI) both
 +academic (e.g., EMiT, Little Thumb, InWoLvE, Process Miner, and
 +MinSoN) and commercial tools (e.g., ARIS PPM, HP BPI, and ILOG
 +JViews) have been developed. The goal of these tools is to extract knowledge
 +from event logs (e.g., transaction logs in an ERP system or audit
 +trails in a WFM system), i.e., to do process mining. Unfortunately,​ tools
 +use different formats for reading/​storing log files and present their results
 +in different ways. This makes it difficult to use different tools on
 +the same data set and to compare the mining results. Furthermore,​ some
 +of these tools implement concepts that can be very useful in the other
 +tools but it is often difficult to combine tools. As a result, researchers
 +working on new process mining techniques are forced to build a mining
 +infrastructure from scratch or test their techniques in an isolated way,
 +disconnected from any practical applications. To overcome these kind of
 +problems, we have developed the ProM framework, i.e., an "​pluggable"​
 +environment for process mining. The framework is flexible with respect
 +to the input and output format, and is also open enough to allow for
 +the easy reuse of code during the implementation of new process mining
 +ideas. This paper introduces the ProM framework and gives an overview
 +of the plug-ins that have been developed.
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +
 +{{publications:​Dongen2005d.pdf|Download PDF}} (554 KB)