March 31, 2015
An interesting report on additional capabilities for BPMN inside Pro M open source tool is a great news.
The article has some math but it also offers screenshots of ProM tool how BPMN is implemented. Most process mining tools and methods work with Petri Nets and ability to convert to a BPMN flowcharts makes business people and researchers collaborate better.
September 3, 2014
New version of XPDL 2.2 is here.
XPDL is the Serialization Format for BPMN
BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) is a visual process notation standard from the OMG, endorsed by WfMC, and broadly adopted across the industry.
BPMN standard used to define only the look of how the process definition is displayed on the screen.
An editor for Eclipse Luna can be downloaded from within Eclipse using http://download.eclipse.org/bpmn2-modeler/updates/kepler/1.0.1
September 25, 2013
Also, BPMN 2.0 is gaining an upper hand
So I would recommend this book instead
November 15, 2012
In November 2012 I (Vojtech Huser) did another tutorial with Harm Scherpbier on workflow technology. Slides as PPT file are available here:
Also one video from the tutorial is here: (thanks to Dr. Harm Scherpbier)
October 31, 2012
To read more about a very good recent textbook about workflow technology: go to a JBI book review here:
July 27, 2012
In order to do process mining in healthcare, one soon discovers that simplifying a log is important.
Maybe you don’t need all individual vital signs – but just an event that vital signs action were taken by some clinician.
For that you will need your coded events replaced by some higher level concept (blood pressure – vital signs, respiratory rate – vital signs).
Than you simply collapse events happening within a certain time frame (e.g., 10 minutes) into just one event (vital signs).
Several terminology problems arise with that.
For more fun, google SA-MXML
June 15, 2012
The number of available process mining algorithms keeps getting higher and you might be wondering which one to start with.
Well, try the Fuzzy miner, dressed up in a more user friendly package. More info here http://fluxicon.com/blog/2012/05/say-hello-to-disco/
April 16, 2012
In a CDISC SDM-XML standard, there are interesting examples of workflow.
And an HTML generated out of their example XML file is here:
March 29, 2012
Flowcharts can be used to represent phenomes.
This new site: http://phekb.org tries to capture those.
They specify the EHR algorithms to determine a phenotype using mostly ICD9, LOINC and RxNorm terms.
They also use this flowchart sw: http://www.knime.org/screenshots