Root Cause Analysis with Enriched Process Logs

  • Suriadi Suriadi
  • Chun Ouyang
  • Wil M. P. van der Aalst
  • Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 132)


In the field of process mining, the use of event logs for the purpose of root cause analysis is increasingly studied. In such an analysis, the availability of attributes/features that may explain the root cause of some phenomena is crucial. Currently, the process of obtaining these attributes from raw event logs is performed more or less on a case-by-case basis: there is still a lack of generalized systematic approach that captures this process. This paper proposes a systematic approach to enrich and transform event logs in order to obtain the required attributes for root cause analysis using classical data mining techniques, the classification techniques. This approach is formalized and its applicability has been validated using both self-generated and publicly-available logs.


process mining root cause analysis event logs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suriadi Suriadi
    • 1
  • Chun Ouyang
    • 1
  • Wil M. P. van der Aalst
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyAustralia
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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