Mining the Organisational Perspective in Agile Business Processes

  • Stefan Schönig
  • Cristina Cabanillas
  • Stefan Jablonski
  • Jan Mendling
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 214)


Agile processes depend on human resources, decisions and expert knowledge, and they are especially versatile and comprise rather complex scenarios. Declarative, i.e., rule-based, process models are well-suited for modelling these processes. Although there are several mining techniques to discover such declarative process models from event logs, they put less emphasis on the organisational perspective, which specifies how resources are involved in the activities. As a consequence, the resulting models do not specify who should execute which task and with which constraint (like separation of duties) in mind. In this paper, we propose a process mining approach to discover resource-aware, declarative process models. Our specific contribution is the extraction of complex rules for resource assignment that integrate the control-flow and organisational perspectives. Our experiments demonstrate the expressiveness of the mined rules with a reference to the Workflow Resource Patterns and a real-world use case.


Declarative process mining Organisational perspective Resource perspective Event log analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Schönig
    • 1
  • Cristina Cabanillas
    • 2
  • Stefan Jablonski
    • 1
  • Jan Mendling
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria

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