Process Mining Party

Process Mining Party

So we heard you like process mining, but do you also like to party? Well, if you do, you are in for a treat: Join us for our very first Process Mining Party next week!

When? — on Monday, 8 September 2014, starting at 21:00
Where? — at Hoogste Tijd in Eindhoven, NL

Why? — What, you need a reason to party? Ok, let us elaborate…

Next week, the BPM 2014 Conference will take place at Eindhoven University of Technology. This is the 12th instalment of the premier academic conference of Business Process Management. Originally, the location for the conference was to be in Haifa. However, due to the volatile political situation in Israel, the conference has been relocated to Eindhoven.

The BPM Conference is the most prestigious academic conference in the BPM area. Wil van der Aalst started the conference in 2003 and since then it takes place every year somewhere else. Researchers try to get their best papers into the main conference, which only accepts around 20 articles each year with several hundred submissions. Newer work is presented during one of the themed, parallel workshops at the workshop day.

The BPM conference, and from the workshops especially the BPI workshop, have always been the first choice for process mining researchers to publish and discuss their new work. (You can check out our recap posts from 2012 and 2013 to see how much has been going on.) This year, process mining is stronger than ever at the BPM conference, with process mining-related papers making up more than 50% of the conference program.

Monday, 8 September, is the day of the BPI Workshop and it is the process mining day of the conference this year. Consider this:

  • The BPI workshop itself is full of process mining papers. And other workshops have process mining presentations as well. If you are interested in what is new in the process mining research field, you can register just for the workshop day for 135 Euros (105 Euros for students).
  • Starting from 14:30 in the afternoon, you can join the BPI workshop for free to first witness the announcement of the winner of the BPI Challenge 2014.
  • Afterwards, the best 2014 Process Mining Dissertation Award ceremony takes place, rewarding the best process mining doctoral thesis this year.
  • And in the end the annual meeting of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining takes place, which is open not just to members of the task force but for anyone interested in process mining.

When we realized that all these process mining people where coming right to our home town, we decided to throw a process mining party to celebrate, inviting all of you along as well. And that’s what we are doing!

Fluxicon is organizing the party and the music. And the Special Interest Group (SIG) Process Mining of the Dutch industry association Ngi-NGN is sponsoring the first few rounds of drinks.

When: Monday, 8 September, 21:00 – 02:00
Where: Hoogste Tijd, Eindhoven (see map)
Entrance fee: Nope
Free drinks: As long as they last…

Expect a relaxed atmosphere, great music, and nice people.

It’s a special day for process mining and a fantastic opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together. We hope you can join us, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!