Wil van der Aalst

Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of the Process and Data Science (PADS) group at the RWTH in Aachen (Germany) and a part-time professor in the PA group. His personal research interests include process mining, business process management, workflow management, Petri nets, process modeling, and process analysis.

Position: HGL
Room: MF 7.064
Tel (internal): 4295
Links: Personal home page
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Scopus page
ORCID page
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  • Best Paper award at ICPM 2020 for Zahra Toosinezhad - Zahra Toosinezhad, Dirk Fahland, and Wil van der Aalst have won the Best Paper award at ICPM with her paper “Detecting System-Level Behavior Leading To Dynamic Bottlenecks“. Congratulations to Zahra , Dirk, and Wil!
  • Best PhD. Dissertation award at ICPM 2020 for Xixi Lu - Xixi Lu, a former PhD student of our group, has won the Best PhD. Dissertation award with her thesis “Using behavioral context in process mining: exploration, preprocessing and analysis of event data“. Her promotor was Wil van der Aalst, and Dirk Fahland was one of her copromotors.


  • RISE BPM - “Propelling Business Process Management by Research and Innovation Staff Exchange” Description RISE_BPM is the first favourably evaluated project proposal submitted by the University of Münster in cooperation with ERCIS partners within the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme. The RISE_BPM project is aimed at networking world-leading research institutions and corporate innovators to develop new horizons for 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 ...
  • DSC/e & NWO Graduate Program - Data Science Center Eindhoven Description Recent technological and societal changes led to an explosion of digitally available data. Exploiting the available data to its fullest extent, in order to improve decision making, increase productivity, and deepen our understanding of scientific questions, is one of today’s key challenges. Data science is an emerging area that aims 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 ...
  • Core - CORE – Consistently Optimised REsilient secure global supply-chains Description The CORE project aims to produce cost effective, fast and robust solutions for worldwide Global Supply Chain system. The project will implement an ecosystem where interoperability, security, resilience and real-time are optimized. The role of the AIS group in the project is to employ process mining Read More ...



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