Business Process Management Workshops
Abstract. The research field of process mining deals with the extraction of knowledge from event logs. Event logs consist of the recording of activities that took place in a certain business environment and as such, one of process mining’s main goals is to get an insight on the execution of business processes. Although a substantial effort has been put on developing techniques which are able to mine event logs accurately, it is still unclear how exactly characteristics of the latter influence a technique’s performance. In this paper, we provide a robust methodology of analysis and subsequently derive useful insights on the role of event log characteristics in process discovery tasks by means of an exhaustive comparative study.