Come join us at camp!

Process Mining Camp is where professionals gather to learn from seasoned experts. A place where you can meet fellow explorers and exchange ideas and business cards. Old-timers and greenhorns alike, this is where we get down to business and share stories from the frontier at the campfire.

Whether you are an expert or have just recently heard of process mining, here you can meet other people who are just as curious and passionate about process mining as you are. Learn about how others are using process mining, and what they have to tell you.

Practice Talks

How are other folks using process mining? We have asked five experienced practitioners to tell us all about their successes, the difficulties they faced, and tips and tricks they can share. Straight from the heart and ready for you to apply.

Expedition Workshops

Join a small group of people to focus on one thing that is near and dear to your heart. Here you can get to the bottom of whatever interests you the most, and meet new friends who are just as obsessed with that topic as you are.

Keynotes

The “godfather” of process mining, Wil van der Aalst, will take you on a tour through its history. Anne Rozinat, one of the world's foremost experts on process mining, will give you an overview about the spectrum of process mining use cases.

Process Mining all day

Dive into process mining for a full day, and meet the rest of the process mining community. We take care of food and drinks right there, so you can continue that conversation over lunch, coffee, or dinner. Come in, the water's great!

28 May 2013

Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven

9:00 – 19:00

All talks and workshops are in English.

  • Learn from honest practice talks
  • Dive deeper in our workshops
  • Meet your fellow process miners
  • Have some food and drinks, it's all included

Ticket price: € 49,-

Early birds dress in style

Register before 19 May 2013
and get an official camp t‑shirt!

Breaking it down ·The Camp Program


9:00

Registration

Get your badge and t-shirt, grab a coffee, and get to know the other campers.

10:00

Anne Rozinat· Fluxicon, Netherlands

Hear about different types of process mining projects in Anne's opening keynote.
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10:30

Tijn van der Heijden· Deloitte, Netherlands

Tijn will present his tried and tested methodology for process mining projects.
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11:00

Lalit Wangikar· CKM Advisors, USA

Lalit knows how to combine process mining with other tools to close the loop.
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11:30

Philipp Horn· Volkswagen, Germany

Analyzing the world's largest purchasing process with process mining.
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12:00

Lunch

Help yourself to a warm lunch buffet, served right outside the camp room.

13:00

Mitchell Cunningham· Suncorp, Australia

Learn how Suncorp is integrating process mining into their process lifecycle.
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13:30

Walter Vanherle· bpi3, Belgium

Walter will tell you how you can check SLAs and KPIs with process mining.
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14:00

Youri Soons· Auditdienst Rijk, Netherlands

Improving the efficiency and quality of auditing with process mining.
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14:30

Coffee break

Recharge your caffeine levels and find your fellow workshop members.

15:00

Expedition Workshops

Join a small group of fellow campers, who are just as passionate about your specific workshop topic as you are. Dive deep, discuss, and exchange ideas in one of the camp's 14 expedition workshops. Read more...

16:30

Coffee break

A room full of process mining experts and lots of coffee. What's not to like?

17:00

Wil van der Aalst· TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Closing keynote about the history of process mining, from the man who started it.
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18:00

Dinner & Campfire

All's well that ends well: Share a warm dinner buffet with your fellow campers, and then continue the discussion over drinks.

Tales from the frontier ·Talks you will remember

Practice talks are the heart and soul of Process Mining Camp. We have found a number of smart and experienced process mining professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you, no holds barred. Every speaker has 20 minutes for their talk, followed by ten minutes of discussion with the audience. There are only three rules: Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Lalit WangikarCKM Advisors, USA

When you approach operational performance improvement tasks, you inevitably need to address process performance as well. Learn from Lalit how process mining has helped to get a much better understanding of the process in several financial services projects. He will also discuss the challenge of using different tools to get a holistic picture.

Lalit is an experienced strategic consultant and analytics expert. His team won the Business Process Intelligence Challenge 2012 due to their successful conversion of analysis results into business level recommendations.

Tijn van der HeijdenDeloitte, Netherlands

How do you start with your process mining project? What activities are essential for succes and what kind of data do you need to extract? Tijn approached this question in a very structured way in his Master thesis. He will show you how his process mining project methodology starts with the questions that you have about your process based on a case study at the Rabobank Nederland.

Tijn has degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Operations Management. He successfully introduced process mining as a new standard to achieve continious improvement for the Rabobank during his Master project.

Mitchell CunninghamSuncorp, Australia

Suncorp, Australia's largest insurance provider, have an established BPM team and process management methodology, and a single claims-processing IT platform. Suncorp is integrating process mining into their existing process management methodology at a range of points across the process lifecycle. They have also explored connecting process mining results to service process outcome measures, like customer satisfaction. Mitchell will give an overview of the key successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Mitchell is a process analyst with experience across the business process management lifecycle. He has a particular interest in process performance measurement and the integration of process performance data into existing process management methodologies.

Walter Vanherlebpi3, Belgium

Service Level Agreements are the basis for contracts between companies. Learn how Walter used process mining to measure service process execution baselines for time-based KPIs. He also used the results to conduct a business planning and operational review to help assess and possibly predict the impact of the proposed process improvements.

Walter is a passionate business management professional with almost 30 years of consulting experience. He has solved lots of customer problems and is quick to pin down the business value of process mining in gaining insight into the true processes.

Youri SoonsAuditdienst Rijk, Netherlands

The Dutch National Auditing Service monitors the annual reports of all Dutch ministries and provides assurance on the financial statements that are included. In the past six months, Youri and his colleagues have used process mining to perform their audits in a more efficient way. In his presentation, Youri will show how process mining helped to audit a subsidy program, what kind of analyses they performed, and what the benefits were.

Youri has been working as an IT auditor for the Dutch National Auditing Service for more than 5 years. Currently, he is establishing process mining as a regular auditing tool within the institution.

Philipp HornVolkswagen, Germany

Process mining is particularly interesting when you can apply it to high-volume processes in different entities around the world. Philipp will talk about his experiences in an analysis project of the ordering process of Volkswagen AG, one of the biggest purchasing processes of the world. At the end of the project, the results were reviewed by different types of stakeholders in a joint workshop.

Philipp has worked in the Business Intelligence area of the Purchasing department of VW for more than 5 years. He understands the importance of processes for operational excellence and is a front runner of adopting new techniques to understand and improve processes.

Expeditions ·Dive deeper in our workshops

Conference keynotes are inspiring, and presentations can give you a great overview. But what if you want to dive deeper into a topic? Sometimes you would just like to sit down with a handful of smart people, and get some unfiltered opinions and advice.

When we asked the campers from last year's Process Mining Camp about their experience, they really liked the practice talks. But what they found most inspiring was meeting other process miners who shared their special interests.

So we asked ourselves: How can we make sure that everyone has that experience at Process Mining Camp? — We came up with the Expedition Workshops, and here are the rules of the game:

  • Each expedition workshop is limited to a maximum of ten campers. Small groups make sure that you can contribute to the discussion and address points that are important for you.
  • Everybody is in charge. All expeditions have a dedicated guide, but they are there to help with their knowledge and experience, and not to lecture or lead.
  • You have up to two hours for your expedition. Because, nobody likes rushing a good discussion.

Expeditions are our little experiment for this year's camp. We are convinced that they can unleash the collective energy and knowledge of our smart camp audience and, most importantly, that you will have a great time on your expedition.

Here are some expedition workshops you can attend at camp. We are going to be adding more topics during the coming days, stay tuned!

Methodology

Explore methodologies and best practices for process mining with Tijn van der Heijden (Deloitte, Netherlands).

Closing the Loop

What is the best way to turn process mining results into actionable improvement? Join Lalit Wangikar (CKM Advisors, USA).

Business Value

Would you like to be able to quantify the business value of process mining? Talk ROI with Walter Vanherle (BPI3, Belgium).

Mining for Auditors

Process mining is a great tool for auditors. Talk about how to best put it into practice with Youri Soons (Auditdienst Rijk, Netherlands).

IT Service Management

How can you improve ITSM processes with process mining? Find out with Roy van Wel (Ministry of Defense, Netherlands).

Healthcare Mining

Healthcare is both a promising and challenging field for process mining. Talk about where it hurts with Ronny Mans (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands).

Setting Up Shop

How can you master organizational barriers and get sponsorship for your project? Discuss with Frank van Geffen (Rabobank, Netherlands).

Adding Data

You want to leverage additional data sources to enrich process mining analysis? Join Hajo Reijers (TU Eindhoven / Perceptive, Netherlands).

Customer Experience

Can process mining be used to improve customer experience? Find out with Shaun Moran (Customer Dimension Analytics, Ireland).

Forensics and Mining

How can you use process mining techniques for forensics and security? Discuss with Thomas Stocker (Freiburg University, Germany).

Social Mining

Analyzing how people work together can reveal powerful insights. Get social with Alberto Manuel (Process Sphere, Portugal).

Industry Meets Academia

How can you cooperate with universities and make it a success? Join Arthur ter Hofstede (Queensland University of Technology, Australia).

Open Source Development

The open source ProM is a powerful platform for development. Join ProM mastermind Boudewijn van Dongen (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands).

Standardizing Log Data

What features does a log standard need? Join the organizer of the XES standard working group, Eric Verbeek (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands).

Opening Keynote byAnne Rozinat

To understand the added value of process mining, you need to look at the precise use case and business context in which it is applied. Anne will discuss a number of example scenarios in which process mining can be used to help organizations. Get an overview about the different use cases for process mining and learn how you fit in.

Anne Rozinat has been an early process mining enthusiast since she first encountered process mining as a student. After her PhD with Wil van der Aalst on conformance checking, decision mining, and simulation, she is now focusing on the practical side of process mining as a co-founder of Fluxicon.

Closing Keynote byWil van der Aalst

Wil takes you on a journey through the history of process mining. From the roots that date back as much as to the 1950s, through the early beginnings of process mining as we know it, and all the way up to today, he will give you an overview about the milestones and progress in the field. Learn how process mining relates to neighboring fields and where we are today.

Wil van der Aalst is the personification of process mining. He started to work on “workflow mining”, as it used to be called, way back when nobody even thought the necessary data existed. As a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Wil has supervised countless PhD and Master students on the topic and is head of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining.

Campsite ·Zwarte Doos

For this year's Process Mining Camp we have found a truly great venue. Its name, De Zwarte Doos, translates to English as “black box” — so while process mining opens up the black box of opaque processes, our camp will have a black box of its own to enter!

The Zwarte Doos is a modern building situated in a scenic part of the TU Eindhoven campus, close to a small lake, so you can even take your expedition workshop outside if the weather's nice. We will have food and drinks right there — and since the Zwarte Doos houses a Grand Cafe, we expect the food to be more than adequate.

The Zwarte Doos also serves as the university cinema, with a large and modern screening room. This is where the camp presentations are going to be held, so you can expect comfortable seating and a nice, bright projector.

The Zwarte Doos is located in the very south-western corner of the TU Eindhoven campus, and it can be reached from Eindhoven Central train station by a five minute's walk. If you want to come by car, parking space is available nearby on the university campus.

  • Come by train: The train station is Eindhoven Centraal. Leave the station on the northern side (where buses stop), and turn right. You can see the university buildings in a few minutes' distance. Cross at the traffic lights, and follow the scenic path. The Zwarte Doos is on your right, about twenty meters after crossing a small bridge.
  • Come by plane: Eindhoven has an airport serviced mostly by smaller airlines. Bus routes connect the airport to the central train station. If you come in via Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, there are train connections directly to Eindhoven central station every 30 minutes, leaving from a station right below the ground floor of the airport.
  • Come by car: When you are on the TU Eindhoven campus, look for a tall, green building, it is right next to the Zwarte Doos. Also, you may want to print the campus map here. Parking on the campus is € 7,50 per day (paid in cash, or by “Chipknip”).

Are you staying overnight?

We have secured these special camp rates for you at these recommended Einhoven hotels, all in walking distance to the train station and conference site. You will receive an email with discount codes you can use for your reservation when you sign up for camp.

Make the most of your trip ·Process Mining Training

Due to popular demand, especially for those of you who are traveling to Eindhoven from farther away, we offer an additional Process Mining Training on Wednesday, 29 May (the day after Process Mining Camp) to make your trip even more worthwhile.

In this one-day course, we combine theoretical knowledge, practical methodology, and hands-on software training to provide you with a solid foundation about what process mining is, how it works, and what it can (and cannot) do.

For the practical part you will use Fluxicon’s process mining software Disco. You will be fluent in using Disco and able to approach unknown data sets for your own process mining analysis after this course.

The training will be given by Dr. Anne Rozinat. Anne has more than 10 years of experience with process mining and process mining projects.

Anne has obtained her PhD Cum Laude in the process mining group of Wil van der Aalst at Eindhoven University of Technology. She is a co-founder of the process mining company Fluxicon since 2009. In her role as process mining lecturer at business schools such as Tias Nimbas in the Netherlands, she has been consistently ranked as excellent by the students.

If you want to learn more about the training schedule, and for any questions, contact Anne at anne@fluxicon.com.

This training can only be booked together with Process Mining Camp, for a special rate of € 495,- (excl. VAT). There is a maximum of 10 seats available.

Are you ready?Be a part of Process Mining Camp and sign up now!

We can't wait to see you at camp! Last year's Process Mining Camp was a roaring success. We had a great day with outstanding presentations, and lots of people told us, and wrote emails how much they enjoyed it.

This year will be even better. Get ready for all of this...

Practice Talks

Five experienced practitioners will tell you all about their successes, the difficulties they faced, and share tips and tricks. Straight from the heart.

Expedition Workshops

Focus on one thing that is near and dear to your heart in a small group. Meet new friends who are just as obsessed with that topic as you are.

Keynotes

Keynotes from Wil van der Aalst about the history of process mining, and from Anne Rozinat on the spectrum of practical applications.

Process Mining all day

Dive into process mining for a full day, and meet the rest of the community in Eindhoven, the birthplace of process mining.

...and so much more. We hope you are as excited as we are!

Don't wait too long, and sign up now by clicking the blue button on the right. We have a strictly limited number of seats available (with fire regulations and all), and if last year's camp is any indication, tickets will be going fast.

28 May 2013

Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven

9:00 – 19:00

All talks and workshops are in English.

Ticket price: € 49,-

Early birds dress in style

Register before 19 May 2013
and get an official camp t‑shirt!

Your hosts for the day

We are Anne and Christian from Fluxicon, and we love process mining. After finishing our PhDs with Wil van der Aalst in Eindhoven, we founded Fluxicon with two goals in mind. For one, we want to build the best process mining software for professionals. At least as important a goal for us is to spread the word about process mining, to grow the process mining community worldwide, and to bring the community closer together.

For us, Process Mining Camp is that dream come to life. The whole process mining community is coming together in one place for a day. No academic talks, and no sales show. At camp, we focus squarely and exclusively on the practical application of process mining.

At last year's first Process Mining Camp we had a great day with more than 70 smart and driven people and an outstanding program. This year's practice talks promise to be no less exciting, and we can't wait for the expedition workshops to get started!

If there is anything we can help you with preparing for camp, or if you have questions, just shoot us an email at info@fluxicon.com.

We hope to see you at camp soon,

Process Mining Camp 2013 is supported by Eindhoven University of Technology,
the IEEE Task Force for Process Mining, the Ngi, and the BPM Roundtable.

Process Mining Camp 2013 is organized by Fluxicon.