A Conversation with Wil van der Aalst

We continue our interview series with the “godfather” of process mining, Wil van der Aalst. He has written an enormous number of books and papers, but he mainly shines by his consistent quality.
Wil is a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and the head of the Process Mining group at TU/e.

Wil talks about how process mining research was started ten years ago, how he defines process mining today, what it takes to be successful as a scientist, and — last but not least — how to escape military service.