Beyond Tasks and Gateways: Discovering BPMN Models with Subprocesses, Boundary Events and Activity Markers
Raffaele Conforti, Marlon Dumas, Luciano Garcia-Banuelos, Marcello La Rosa, S Sadiq (ed.), P Soffer (ed.), H Volzer (ed.)
BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT, BPM 2014 | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2014
Existing techniques for automated discovery of process models from event logs generally produce flat process models. Thus, they fail to exploit the notion of subprocess, as well as error handling and repetition constructs provided by contemporary process modeling notations, such as the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). This paper presents a technique for automated discovery of BPMN models containing subprocesses, interrupting and non-interrupting boundary events and activity markers. The technique analyzes dependencies between data attributes attached to events in order to identify subprocesses and to extract their associated logs. Parent process and subprocess models are then disc..View full abstract
We thank Anna Kalenkova for her BPMN ProM interface and Pieter De Leenheer for enabling access to the FRIS dataset. This work is partly funded by the EU FP7 Program (ACSI Project) and the Estonian Research Council. NICTA is funded by the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council via the ICT Centre of Excellence program.