Boudewijn van Dongen

Boudewijn’s research focusses on conformance checking. Conformance checking is considered to be anything where observed behavior, needs to be related to already modeled behavior. Conformance checking is embedded in the larger contexts of Business Process Management and Process Mining. Boudewijn aims to develop techniques and tools to analyze databases and logs of large-scale information systems for the purpose of detecting, isolating, diagnosing and predicting misconformance in the business processes supported by these systems. The notion of alignments play a seminal role in conformance checking and the PA group is world-leading in the definition of alignments for various types of observed behavior and for various modelling languages.

Position: HGL
Room: MF 7.064
Tel (internal): 2181
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Recent courses

  • 2AMI10 Foundations of Process Mining - Data science is the profession of the future, because organizations that are unable to use (big) data in a smart way will not survive. It is not sufficient to focus on data storage and data analysis. The data scientist also needs to relate data to process analysis. Process mining bridges the gap between traditional model-based Read More ...
  • 2IMI05 Capita selecta process analytics - People interested in the ‘process side’ of information systems can take the course ‘Capita selecta architecture of information systems’. This course will be organized in an ad-hoc manner taking into account the interests of the student. The focus will always be on a particular ‘hot topic’ in the information systems domain. The course can, in Read More ...
  • 2IOI0 DBL Process Mining - In this DBL, students get a chance to get a first glimpse on process mining. Through a practical case, students will learn the basics of data mining in the context of (business) processes and they build a prediction model for process aspects. In the basic course Data Analytics for Engineers, students have seen the basics Read More ...
  • 2IMI00 Seminar Process Analytics - In this seminar, a group of master students will get in touch with research in the area of Information Systems, where Process Mining and Process Analysis from Event Data are the central themes. We study recent publications in the area of process mining and practical applications on real-life examples, to provide a good insight into Read More ...

Recent external assignments

  • Workflow mining bij GGZNHN (in Dutch) - GGZNHN is een specialistische ggz-instelling die behandelingen biedt aan mensen met ernstige psychiatrische aandoeningen[1]. Deze opdracht heeft betrekking op de groep mensen (volwassenen) die wordt aangemeld door de huisarts voor een ambulante ggz-behandeling.  Cliënten worden rechtstreeks via de huisarts aangemeld, via externe ketenpartners of via de aan GGZNHN verbonden basis-ggz (Amici).  Een ambulante behandeling wordt Read More ...
  • Do CHANGE project with Onmi Design - Onmi Design is currently working on the Do CHANGE project, funded in the Horizon 2020 program from the European Commission. In this project they are developing a health ecosystem that provides real-time behaviour change coaching based on input from various sensors. The student would assist in the development of analysis algorithms and integration of these Read More ...

Recent presentations

Recent projects

  • Certif-AI - Certif-AI: Certification of production process quality through Artificial Intelligence Description Production processes can be made ‘smarter’ by exploiting the data streams that are generated by the machines that are used in production. In particular these data streams can be mined to build a model of the production process as it was really executed – as Read More ...
  • Process Mining in Logistics - Process Mining in Logistics is a joint project of the Data Science Center Eindhoven and Vanderlande industries. Description Logistics processes are notoriously difficult to design, analyze, and to improve. Where classical processes are scoped around the processing of information associated to a specific unique case, logistics deals with physical objects that are grouped and processed Read More ...
  • Philips Flagship - Description The Data Science Centre Eindhoven (DSC/e) is TU/e’s response to the growing volume and importance of data and the need for data & process scientists (http://www.tue.nl/dsce/). The DSC/e has recently started a long-term strategic cooperation with Philips Research Eindhoven on three topics: data science, health and lighting. As a first concrete action, 70 PhD Read More ...
  • DeLiBiDa - Desire Lines in Big Data Description The goal of process mining is to extract process-related information from event logs, e.g., to automatically discover a process model by observing events recorded by some information system. Despite recent advances in process mining there are still important challenges that need to be addressed. In particular with respect to Read More ...
  • BPR4GDPR - Business Process Re-engineering for General Data Protection Regulation Description The goal of BPR4GDPR is to provide a holistic framework able to support end-to-end GDPR-compliant intra- and interorganisational ICT-enabled processes at various scales, while also being generic enough, fulfilling operational requirements covering diverse application domains. To this end, proposed solutions will have a strong semantic foundation Read More ...
  • 3TU.BSR - 3TU – Big Software on the Run Description Millions of lines of code – written in different languages by different people at different times, and operating on a variety of platforms – drive the systems performing key processes in our society. The resulting software needs to evolve and can no longer be controlled a priori Read More ...

Recent publications

  • In-database preprocessing for process mining - Syamsiyah, A. (2020). In-database preprocessing for process mining. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
  • Scalable Discovery of Hybrid Process Models in a Cloud Computing Environment - Cheng, L., van Dongen, B. F., & van der Aalst, W. M. P. (2020). Scalable Discovery of Hybrid Process Models in a Cloud Computing Environment. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 13(2), 368-380. [8669858]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSC.2019.2906203 Abstract Process descriptions are used to create products and deliver services. To lead better processes and services, the first step is Read More ...
  • Enabling efficient process mining on large data sets: realizing an in-database process mining operator - Dijkman, R., Gao, J., Syamsiyah, A., van Dongen, B., Grefen, P., & ter Hofstede, A. (2020). Enabling efficient process mining on large data sets: realizing an in-database process mining operator. Distributed and Parallel Databases, 38(1), 227-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10619-019-07270-1 Abstract Process mining can be used to analyze business processes based on logs of their execution. These execution Read More ...
  • Aligning observed and modelled behaviour by maximizing synchronous moves and using milestones - Bloemen, V., van Zelst, S., van der Aalst, W., van Dongen, B., & van de Pol, J. (Accepted/In press). Aligning observed and modelled behaviour by maximizing synchronous moves and using milestones. Information Systems, XX(XX), [101456]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2019.101456 Abstract Given a process model and an event log, conformance checking aims to relate the two together, e.g. to Read More ...
  • Defining meaningful local process models - Brunings, M., Fahland, D., & van Dongen, B. (2020). Defining meaningful local process models. In W. van der Aalst, R. Bergenthum, & J. Carmona (Eds.), ATAED 2020 Algorithms & Theories for the Analysis of Event Data 2020: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Algorithms & Theories for the Analysis of Event Data 2020: Satellite event Read More ...
  • Data Minimisation as Privacy and Trust Instrument in Business Processes - Zaman, R., Hassani, M., & van Dongen, B. F. (Accepted/In press). Data Minimisation as Privacy and Trust Instrument in Business Processes. In Business Process Management Workshops (BPM 2020) Springer. Abstract Data is vital for almost all sorts of business processes and workflows. However, the possession of personal data of other beings bear consequences. Data is Read More ...
  • Why did my Consumer Shop? Learning an Efficient Distance Metric for Retailer Transaction Data - Spenrath, Y., Hassani, M., van Dongen, B. F., & Tariq, H. (Accepted/In press). Why did my Consumer Shop? Learning an Efficient Distance Metric for Retailer Transaction Data. In Proceedings of ECML PKDD 2020 Abstract Transaction analysis is an important part in studies aiming to understand consumer behaviour. The first step is defining a proper measure Read More ...
  • Conformance checking: relating processes and models, relating processes and models - Carmona, J., van Dongen, B., Solti, A., & Weidlich, M. (2018). Conformance checking: relating processes and models. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99414-7 Abstract This book introduces readers to the field of conformance checking as a whole and outlines the fundamental relation between modelled and recorded behaviour. Conformance checking interrelates the modelled and recorded behaviour of Read More ...
  • A tour in process mining: from practice to algorithmic challenges - van der Aalst, W., Carmona, J., Chatain, T., & van Dongen, B. (2019). A tour in process mining: from practice to algorithmic challenges. In M. Koutny, L. Pomello, & L. M. Kristensen (Eds.), Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency XIV (pp. 1-35). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Read More ...
  • Computing alignments of event data and process models - van Zelst, S. J., Bolt, A., & van Dongen, B. F. (2018). Computing alignments of event data and process models. In M. Koutny, L. M. Kristensen, & W. Penczek (Eds.), Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency XIII (pp. 1-26). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Read More ...

 

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