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Detailed Program

Monday 6th September


During the day there will be:

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Welcome Drinks
5th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management

Keynote by:
P. Fettke & N. Mehdiyev
17th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence

Keynote by:
B. van Dongen
14th Workshop on Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management
Workshop on BPM Problems to Solve Before We Die
1st Int. Workshop on BPM governance for and beyond digital transformation
Keynote by:
T. Hernaus
9th International Workshop on DEClarative, DECision and Hybrid approaches to processes

Keynote by:
T. Hildebrandt
The Fourth Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management
Keynote by:
A. Koschmider
5th International Workshop on Business Processes Meet the Internet-of-Things
Workshop on Business Process Management and Routine Dynamics
14:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 18:00

Keynote by:
Markus Becker & Brian Pentland

18:30A light welcome drink in the courtyard of DIAG. End is expected after 90 mins maximum (it starts immediately after the end of the technical workshop sessions). It is a simple way to say “ciao” to each other after the long period in which we were distant.

Tuesday 7th September

09.00 – 09.30 Opening Ceremony

Room: Auditorium

09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech: Hajo Reijers

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Manfred Reichert

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 1: Process Discovery

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Marlon Dumas

  • Weighing the Pros and Cons: Process Discovery with Negative Examples
    Tijs Slaats, Søren Debois and Christoffer Olling Back
  • A Method for Debugging Process Discovery Pipelines to Diagnose the Consistency of Discovery Insights
    Christopher Klinkmüller, Alexander Seeliger, Richard Müller, Luise Pufahl and Ingo Weber
  • Extracting Decision Models from Textual Descriptions of Processes
    Luis Quishpi, Josep Carmona and Lluís Padró

11.00 – 12.30 BPM Forum – Session 1: Business Process Modeling

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Jorg Desel

  • Interactive and Minimal Repair of Declarative Process Models
    Carl Corea, Sabine Nagel, Jan Mendling and Patrick Delfmann
  • Augmenting Modelers with Semantic Autocompletion of Processes
    Maayan Goldstein and Cecilia Gonzalez-Alvarez
  • DMN 1.0 Verification Capabilities: An Analysis of current Tool Support
    Carl-Christian Grohé, Carl Corea and Patrick Delfmann
  • Consistency Checking of Goal Models and Case Management Schemas
    Rik Eshuis and Aditya Ghose

11.00 – 12.30 Tutorial 1: Cognitive Effectiveness of Representations for Process Mining

Room: Room A

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.00 RPA Keynote Speech

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: G.C. van de (Inge) Weerd

  • Humans, Processes and Robots: a journey to Hyperautomation
    Andrés Jiménez Ramírez

15.00 – 16.00 Blockchain Keynote Speech

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Ingo Weber

  • Blockchain in the wild: how industries are adopting trust networks
    Francisco Curbera
    It has been over 10 years since blockchain burst into the technology world, and over 5 years of Hyperledger, a blockchain initiative targeting business applications of the technology. Since then, there has been significant activity in the development of solutions and establishing consortia across multiple industries. In this talk I will review some of the lessons learned by focusing on the business impact of blockchain beyond the financial industry.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Session 2: Conformance Checking

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Francesco Leotta

  • CoCoMoT: Conformance Checking of Multi-perspective Processes via SMT *
    Paolo Felli, Alessandro Gianola, Marco Montali, Andrey Rivkin and Sarah Winkler
  • Aligning Data-Aware Declarative Process Models and Event Logs
    Giacomo Bergami, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Andrea Marrella and Marco Montali
  • A Discounted Cost Function for Fast Alignments of Business Processes
    Mathilde Boltenhagen, Thomas Chatain and Josep Carmona

16.30 – 18.00 BPM Forum – Session 2: Process Analytics

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Chiara Ghidini

  • Detection of Statistically-Significant Differences between Process Variants via Declarative Rules
    Alessio Cecconi, Adriano Augusto and Claudio Di Ciccio
  • Silhouetting the Cost-Time Front: Multi-Objective Resource Optimization in Business Processes
    Orlenys López-Pintado, Marlon Dumas, Maksym Yerokhin and Fabrizio Maria Maggi
  • Are We Doing Things Right? An Approach to Measure Process Inefficiencies in the Control Flow
    Fareed Zandkarimi, Jonas Rennemeier and Jana-Rebecca Rehse
  • Evaluating Compliance State Visualizations for Multiple Process Models and Instances
    Manuel Gall and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

16.30 – 18.00 Tutorial 2: Applications of Automated Planning for Business Process Management

Room: Room A


Welcome dinner in Porto Fluviale, via del Porto Fluviale 22, 00154 Roma. Moving to the dinner venue is free on your own.
Take your badge with you.
Dress code : as you like, either smart casual or elegant

Wednesday 8th September

09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech: Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Marco Montali

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 3: Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Amy Van Looy

  • Task Clustering Method Using User Interaction Log to Plan RPA Introduction
    Yuki Urabe, Sayaka Yagi, Kimio Tsuchikawa and Haruo Oishi
  • From Symbolic RPA to Intelligent RPA: Challenges for Developing and Operating Intelligent Robots
    Lukas-Valentin Herm, Christian Janiesch, Hajo A. Reijers and Franz Seubert
  • Process Mining on Blockchain Data: A Case Study of Augur
    Richard Hobeck, Christopher Klinkmüller, H.M.N. Dilum Bandara, Ingo Weber and Wil Van der Aalst

11.00 – 12.30 BPM Forum – Session 3: Process Mining I

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Andrea Marrella

  • Exploratory Process Mining: Tell Me Which Way To Go From Here
    Francesca Zerbato, Pnina Soffer and Barbara Weber
  • Discovering Business Process Architectures from Event Logs
    Dorina Bano, Adriatik Nikaj and Mathias Weske
  • Privacy-Preserving Continuous Event Data Publishing
    Majid Rafiei and Wil M.P. van der Aalst
  • Expectations vs. Experiences – Process Mining in Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Companies
    Florian Stertz, Juergen Mangler, Beate Scheibel and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

11.00 – 12.30 Tutorial 3: RuM: Declarative Process Mining, Distilled

Room: Room A

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 Session 4: Process and Resource Analytics

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Luise Pufahl

  • Multivariate Business Process Representation Learning utilizing Gramian Angular Fields and Convolutional Neural Networks
    Peter Pfeiffer, Johannes Lahann and Peter Fettke
  • Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Group-Oriented Workforce Analytics
    Jing Yang, Chun Ouyang, Arthur ter Hofstede, Wil van der Aalst and Michael Leyer
  • A Case Study of Inconsistency in Process Mining Use: Implications for the Theory of Effective Use
    Rebekah Eden, Rehan Syed, Sander J J Leemans and Joos Buijs

14.00 – 15.30 Industry Forum – Session 1

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Massimiliano de Leoni

  • Introduction to the Industry Forum
    Massimiliano de Leoni
  • Has the Pandemic Impacted my Workforce’s Productivity? Applying Effort Mining to Identify Productivity Shifts during COVID-19 Lockdown
    Wolf-Dietrich Zabka, Peter Blank and Rafael Accorsi
  • The BPM Context Matrix: A Framework for Managing and Designing Context-Aware Business Processes
    Jan Vom Brocke, Manuel Weber and Thomas Grisold

14.00 – 15.30 Tutorial 4: Artifact-driven Process Monitoring: a viable solution to continuously and autonomously monitor business processes

Room: Room A

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 18.00 Demo & Resources Space

In the open air with some accompanying drinks.
They will take place in the courtyard of DIAG.

19.00 Conference Party

Bus leaving the venue at 19.00.

The conference party (aperitifs in the open air, dinner, open bar, a DJ will entertain us, all in a COVID-19 compliant manner) in a private villa. Buses will leaves from the conference venue at 19.00. Getting back to the conference venue will be via buses as well starting from 23.
Dress code: as you like, either smart casual or elegant.

Thursday 9th September

09.30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech: Giuseppe De Giacomo

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Massimo Mecella

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 5: Predictive Process Monitoring

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Jan Mendling

  • Robust and Generalizable Predictive Models for Business Processes
    Praveen Venkateswaran, Vinod Muthusamy, Vatche Isahagian and Nalini Venkatasubramanian
  • Incremental Predictive Process Monitoring: The Next Activity Case
    Stephen Pauwels and Toon Calders
  • Learning Uncertainty with Artificial Neural Networks for Improved Remaining Time Prediction of Business Processes
    Hans Weytjens and Jochen De Weerdt

11.00 – 12.30 BPM Forum – Session 4: Process Mining II

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Barbara Weber

  • Classifying and Detecting Tasks and Routines in Processes using Event Graphs
    Eva L. Klijn, Felix Mannhardt and Dirk Fahland
  • Looking Beyond Activity Labels: Mining Context-Aware Resource Profiles using Activity Instance Archetypes
    Gerhardus van Hulzen, Niels Martin and Benoît Depaire
  • Decision Support for Knowledge Intensive Processes using RL based Recommendations
    Asjad Khan, Aditya Ghose and Hoa Dam
  • Generating High Quality Samples of Process Cases in Internal Audit
    Yaguang Sun

11.00 – 12.30 Blockchain Forum – Session 1

Room: Room A
Session Chair: Pierluigi Plebani

  • An empirical evaluation of smart contract-based data quality assessment in Ethereum
    Marco Comuzzi, Cinzia Cappiello and Giovanni Meroni
  • Enhancing Blockchain based Processes with Decentralized Oracles
    Davide Basile, Valerio Goretti, Claudio Di Ciccio and Sabrina Kirrane
  • Methods for Distributed Identities: Evaluation and Insights
    Walid Fdhila, Nicholas Stifter, Kristian Kostal, Cihan Saglam and Markus Sabadello

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 Session 6: Data- and Time-awareness in BPM

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Claudio Di Ciccio

  • Zoom and enhance: Action refinement via subprocesses in timed declarative processes
    Håkon Normann, Søren Debois, Thomas Troels Hildebrandt and Tijs Slaats
  • ∆-BPMN: a Concrete Language and Verifier for Data-aware BPMN
    Silvio Ghilardi, Alessandro Gianola, Marco Montali and Andrey Rivkin
  • A Real-Time Method to Detect Temporal Anomalies in Event Log Data
    Sudhanshu Chouhan, Anna Wilbik and Remco Dijkman

14.00 – 15.30 Session 7: Concept Drift and Anomaly Detection from Event Logs

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Depaire Benoît

  • A Robust and Accurate Approach to Detect Process Drifts from Event Streams
    Yang Lu, Qifan Chen and Simon Poon
  • A Framework for Explainable Concept Drift Detection in Process Mining *
    Jan Niklas Adams, Sebastiaan J. van Zelst, Lara Quack, Kathrin Hausmann, Wil M. P. van der Aalst and Thomas Rose
  • Graph Autoencoder for Business Process Anomaly Detection
    Siyu Huo, Vatche Isahagian, Vinod Muthusamy, Hagen Völzer, Prabhat Reddy and Prerna Agarwal

14.00 – 15.30 Industry Forum – Session 2

Room: Room A
Session Chair: Andrea Burattin

  • Improving PhD Student Journeys: Insights from an Australian Higher Education Institution
    Kanika Goel, Sander J. J. Leemans, Moe T. Wynn, Arthur ter Hofstede and Janne Barnes.
  • How service providers can utilize process mining on customer journeys to gain actionable insights for service delivery improvements
    Hansson, Kristin Angel, Felix Mannhardt and Knut Kvale
  • Process Mining applied to Emergency Room: an organizational and change management perspective
    Stefano Aiello, Paola Bardasi, Tiziano Carradori, Veronica Cipriani, Paolo Facoetti, Luca Flecchia, Antonella Grotti, Elda Longhitano, Simona Solvi, Andrea Strada and Massimo Tarantino

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30 Session 8: Digital Innovation and Process Improvement

Room: Auditorium
Session Chair: Hajo Reijers

  • Drivers and Barriers of the Digital Innovation Process – Case Study Insights from a German Public University *
    Emil Kleider, Thomas Kreuzer, Benedict Lösser, Anna Maria Oberländer and Torsten Eymann
  • A stakeholder engagement model for process improvement initiatives
    Charon Abbott, Wasana Bandara, Erica French, Mary Tate and Paul Mathiesen

16.00 – 17.30 RPA Forum

Room: San Francesco
Session Chair: Jose Gonzalez Enriquez

  • A Framework of Cost Drivers for Robotic Process Automation Projects
    Bernhard Axmann, Harmoko Harmoko, Lukas-Valentin Herm and Christian Janiesch
  • Adding Decision Management to Robotic Process Automation
    Maximilian Völker, Simon Siegert and Mathias Weske 
  • AIRPA: An architecture to support the execution and maintenance of AI-powered RPA robots
    Antonio Martínez Rojas, Jesús Miguel Sánchez Oliva, José Manuel López Carnicer and Andrés Jiménez Ramírez

16.00 – 17.30 Blockchain Forum – Session 2

Room: Room A
Session Chair: Giovanni Meroni

  • Studying Bitcoin privacy attacks and their Impact on a Bitcoin-based Identity Method
    Simin Ghesmati, Walid Fdhila and Edgar Weippl
  • Blockchain as a Countermeasure Solution for Security Threats of Healthcare Applications
    Mubashar Iqbal and Raimundas Matulevicius

17.30 – 18.15 PanelIs Process Technology ready for Rare Events?

Room: Auditorium
Moderators: Claudio De Ciccio, Avigdor Gal, Shazia Sadiq

Panel speakers: Giuseppe De Giacomo, Dirk Fahland, Hajo Reijers, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Moe Wynn

Abstract: In a period of uncertainty and disruption, such as the one we are all currently experiencing, it is reasonable to challenge systems and technologies that have worked well in stable and better-understood settings. Come and hear from five experts in business process management, about the role process technology can and should play in handling rare events.

18.15 – 18.45 Closing Ceremony & Awards

Room: Auditorium

20.00 Farewell Dinner

The farewell dinner in Checco er Carrettiere (traditional Roman restaurant), via Benedetta 10, 00153 Rome. Moving to the dinner venue is free on your own. It is suggested to go there by walking (45 mins, 3.5 km) as you will enjoy the beautiful center of Rome in the late afternoon.
Dress code: casual, with comfortable shoes

Friday 10th September

ITBPM 2021
Doctoral Consortium


(*) Papers nominated for the best paper award