More and more people, both in industry and academia, consider process mining (see the promotional video for an introduction) as one of the most important innovations in the field of business process management. It joins ideas of process modeling and analysis on the one hand and data mining and machine learning on the other. Therefore, the IEEE has established a Task Force on Process Mining.
The goal of this Task Force is to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of process mining. More concretely, the goal is to:
- make end-users, developers, consultants, and researchers aware of the state-of-the-art in process mining,
- promote the use of process mining techniques and tools and stimulating new applications,
- play a role in standardization efforts for logging event data,
- the organization of tutorials, special sessions, workshops, panels,
- the organization of Conferences/Workshop with IEEE CIS Technical Co-Sponsorship, and
- publications in the form of special issues in journals, books, articles (e.g., in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine).
After over 20 years of research, process mining has shown to be a rapidly growing discipline. This is testified by an established research community, publications in top conferences and journals, over 35 commercial process mining vendors, and the thousands of organizations already applying process mining.
This has justified the establishment of the International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM), which is entirely devoted to the field under the auspices of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. ICPM is considered the flagship conference on process mining and held annually since 2019.