MSc Special Topics in Information Systems

Process Mining

 

Skiseminar 

This seminar includes a presentation that will be held in on a one-week blocked seminar. This blocked seminar will be held in the austrian Alps (05th to 12th January 2019) and is associated with a one-week ski-trip (costs apply - organizational information can be found here; further information will be provided at the kickoff meeting)

 

Module

 

This module can be counted as "Special Topics in Information Systems" (6ECTS)  [04WI2017]

KLIPS: https://klips.uni-koblenz-landau.de/v/98708

 

Language

The module will be held entirely in English to open it for non-German speakers. However, in case everyone speaks German, it will be no problem to change to German in the course of the module. The presentations will be in the chosen language.

Topic

Business Process Modeling has reached increasing attention in today's business. To this aim, company processes are created and evolved by human modelers in a collaborative and incremental manner. To support companies in business process modeling, methods are needed that provide modelers with suggestions as to how/what to model, in order to foster standardized, correct and compliant modeling. A plethora of recommendation-systems has been introduced. Recently, some attention has been directed towards machine-learning and related approaches in process modeling.

The contest of this seminar is to implement a process modeling recommendation-system based on (evolutionary) neural network(s). Based on a repository of process models (respectively a log of execution traces), a neural network should be trained to suggest process model elements (which the user should insert) given a current "starting" task (i.e. process model element).  Optionally, the implementation could also be used to automatedly generate process models based on a set of constraints (e.g. tasks that should be included).

The deliverable of this seminar is an implementation. This implementation should be demonstrated based on data sets, e.g. the 2018 BPI challenge log. The implementation and results must be documented and shown in a presentation.

Preconditions

It helps you (but it is not mandatory) if you know basics of business process modeling (ideally, you have already visited BPM).

How to get Credits

“Special Issues in Information Systems”: The module is worth 6 ECTS, and at the end, you will get one single combined grade. It will consist 50% of your implementation, 25% of the documentation and 25% of the presentation. The implementation will be performed by groups of 2-3 people.

Organisation

The course will consist of an inaugural lecture part where you will be introduced to the topic of the course, your implementation, documentation, and your presentation.
The presentations will be organized in blocked style. We will spend one week on a mountain hut where several seminars from the Universities of Koblenz and Münster will meet.
The framework programme will be one week of skiing.  More details will be given in the kickoff meeting.

Timetable

2nd of August, 15:30h, A 310 (NEW DATE!): Kickoff Meeting

August/September: We provide inaugural literature and tools. You have to get familiar with them in order to properly start your implementation in October

October: Module Kickoff: We will give you a detailed intoduction and provide individual topics. After that, we organize 2-weekly meetings in which you report on your progress.

January: The presentation of your implementation will be in January in Kleinwalsertal, as part of a Skiseminar. More information will be announced [soon].

March: To make the preparation of the documentation of your results a little more convenient, we give you additional time after the presentations. The deadline for submitting the documentation will be the 1st of March.

Registration

If you are interested, please contact delfmann@uni-koblenz.de. After the Kickoff-Meeting, you can decide if you want to register.