Livestream for Process Mining Camp 2022

Process Mining Camp 2022

No dice getting a ticket for Process Mining Camp tomorrow? You are in luck — We are going to provide a livestream1, so you can watch the talks from the comfort of your home!

Tune in live for Process Mining Camp by visiting https://processminingcamp.com tomorrow, Thursday, 23 June, at 10:00 CEST. The program will run until 18:00. Check your timezone here and add the time to your calendar if you don’t want to miss it.

There is no registration required. Simply point your browser to https://processminingcamp.com when it is time. You can watch the camp talks and add your questions for the Q&A while we are on the air, right there on the camp website.

See you tomorrow, in Eindhoven and all around the world!


  1. Presuming fair internet weather and technology climate, so fingers crossed! ↩︎

Process Mining Camp 2021: Friday

Process Mining Camp 2021

Process Mining Camp is just one week away. There are less than a handful of tickets left, so get yours now and sign up here if you want to come!

To get ready for camp, you can watch the recordings of Process Mining Camp 2021. If you have missed them before, watch the kick-off of last year’s camp, the audit day, the manufacturing day, and our camp day focused on process owners. Today, we bring you the recordings of the fifth and last day. The Friday was all about robots.

It started with the closing keynote by Wil van der Aalst, where he argued for a hybrid automation approach with the human in the loop. Together with Wil, we then talked about robots, ethics, and the future of machine learning with Manuela Veloso, Head of AI Research at JPMorgan Chase.

Man or Machine: Hybrid Intelligence

Process mining is not a magic wand. It is a discipline that requires a smart human being who can make the connection between the data and the underlying business process — with the help of the process mining tool. You have to apply your domain knowledge to interpret the results and develop improvement ideas.

Pundits love to tell us which professions will be replaced by robots any day now. All the while, the smart devices in our pockets and at home are not as smart as we would like them to be. Where exactly lies the boundary between what machines can do, and what will humans continue to do well into the future? In his closing keynote, Wil explored the questions of where technology outperforms humans, where human intelligence is needed, and where both blend together to combine the best of both worlds.

Process Mining Café: Robot Ethics

Human-AI interaction has many challenges. For example, organizations are reluctant to deploy learned policies if they do not trust them because they don’t understand them. Explainability research tries to address this by creating explanations for otherwise black-boxed models. Furthermore, ethical considerations and data privacy play a role.

Together with Manuela and Wil, we discuss misconceptions about artificial intelligence and how realistic expectations can lead to more productive learning systems.


Process Mining Camp takes place on Thursday, 23 June 2022. Add the time to your calendar and register now for this year’s camp!

Process Mining Camp 2021: Thursday

Process Mining Camp 2021

This year’s Process Mining Camp is just around the corner. See the program here and sign up now!

To get ready for camp, you can watch the recordings of Process Mining Camp 2021. If you have missed them before, watch the kick-off of last year’s camp, the audit day, and the manufacturing day. Today, we bring you the recordings of the fourth day. The Thursday was all about process mining in telecommunications.

It started with the presentation by Gary Bonneau from Cox Communications, who showed how he got from disparate data sources to end-to-end process visibility. Gary and I then talked about data autonomy and skills with the Process Mining Camp speaker and process miners of the year Carmen Lasa Gómez from Telefónica and Javier García Algarra from U-tad University.

End to End Process Analysis

Cox Communications is an American company that provides digital cable television, telecommunications, and home automation services in the United States. Gary is a senior manager for product operations at Cox Business (the business side of Cox Communications).

Gary has been working in the telecommunications industry for over two decades and — after following the topic for many years — is a bit of a process mining veteran as well. Now, he is using process mining to visualize his fulfillment processes. The business life cycles are very complex. Multiple data sources must be connected to get the complete picture of the end-to-end process. At camp, Gary showed how process mining allows him to analyze his process by himself, independently from the IT department.

Process Mining Café: Make Your Data Work

Process mining provides a new autonomy to process owners who can finally analyze their own process without long IT projects or consultant teams.

Together with Carmen, Javier, and Gary, we discuss who owns the process mining data, how to get access to data to analyze on your own, and what kind of skill profile an independent process miner has.

Stay tuned for the videos from the last day of camp.


Process Mining Camp takes place on Thursday, 23 June 2022. Add the time to your calendar and register now for this year’s camp!

Disco 3.2

Software Update

We are happy to announce the release of Disco 3.2.

This update is all about making what’s good about Disco even better, most notably importing data. Disco will now support an even wider array of timestamp formats, in both CSV and XES imports. And you can now directly import Excel spreadsheets of unlimited size.

We have updated the graph layout and runtime for Disco, to make sure you get the best performance and the latest security fixes 1. This update also improves the general performance and stability of Disco, and we have fixed a number of bugs and annoyances.

Thanks for all your ideas, and your bug reports. Keep them coming and, as always, thank you for using Disco!

How to update

As with every update, this release also contains a number of smaller enhancements and fixes. We recommend that you update to the latest version of Disco at your earliest convenience.

Disco will automatically download and install this update the next time you run it, if you are connected to the internet.

If you prefer to install this update of Disco manually, you can download and run the updated installer packages from fluxicon.com/disco/download

Changes

  • CSV Import:
    • Improved parsing timestamps with sub-millisecond precision and time zones.
    • Give more specific feedback on import problems.
  • Excel Import: Load event logs from XLSX files of arbitrary size.
  • XES Import: Parse timestamps with sub-millisecond precision.
  • MXML Import: Parse timestamps with sub-millisecond precision.
  • Process Map: Improved performance and stability of graph layout.
  • Connection: Improved proxy configuration.
  • Platform: Java update.

  1. You need to download and install this update manually to make sure you get the latest version of the Java runtime and graph layout. ↩︎

Process Mining Camp 2021: Wednesday

Process Mining Camp 2021

The Early Bird deadline for this year’s Process Mining Camp passes tomorrow at 12:00 CEST. Join us if you can and sign up now!

To get ready for camp, you can watch the recordings of Process Mining Camp 2021. If you have missed them before, watch the kick-off of last year’s camp and the audit day. Today, we bring you the recordings of the third day. The Wednesday was all about process mining in manufacturing.

It started with the report of two impressive improvement projects by Minh Chau Nguyen and Klaus Kühnel from Wacker. Minh Chau, Klaus, and I then dove into Lean manufacturing with the process mining veteran Joris Keizers, who achieved a 50% cycle time reduction for Veco’s core production process.

Process Mining at Wacker

Wacker is a German chemical company that produces silicone rubbers, polymer products, biotech solutions, and polysilicon and wafers for the semiconductor industry. Minh Chau is a digitalization manager and Klaus is a project and program management practitioner at Wacker.

Minh Chau and Klaus have seen how process mining complements existing analysis tools in the toolbox of a productivity manager in the era of digitized industries. They showed two concrete cases from analyzing the polysilicon production process at Wacker. One of the projects has resulted in saving the company 17 million Euros per year and the other one lead to a cost reduction of 400 thousand Euros per year.

Process Mining Café: Shop Floor Talk

A core aspect of Lean Manufacturing is that you “walk the GEMBA”: Managers physically visit the production lines to look for waste and opportunities in the process. With process mining you analyze the process based on data, at a remove from the actual manufacturing process.

Together with Joris, Minh Chau, and Klaus, we discuss whether this is a problem and — if so — how it can be overcome.

Stay tuned for the videos from the following days of camp.


Process Mining Camp takes place on Thursday, 23 June 2022. Add the time to your calendar and register now for this year’s camp!