Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI2013) location:Beijing (China) date:26-30 August 2013
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.