2020 update

January 28, 2020

As of January 2020 https://www.wfmc.org/ seems much less active (last post in 2018).


XPDL language is not adding new versions.


BPMN is at 2.0.2 (published in Jan 2014)


ProM tool has lite and full version. Their forum seems active https://www.win.tue.nl/promforum/





Mining from command line – finally

July 14, 2015

see some hope here.


In the meantime, version 6.4 is outdated

ProM plugin for Rapid Miner

July 14, 2015

If you wanted to run process mining as a component inside other framework, now you can in Rapid Miner

2015-07-14 14_17_16- - Remote Desktop Connection

ProM process mining open source software embraces BPMN

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.

XPDL 2.2 BPMN 2.x and Eclipse based editor

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


Worfklow Management Coalition book series has no new titles

September 25, 2013

Also, BPMN 2.0 is gaining an upper hand

So I would recommend this book instead


‘Real-Life BPMN’ by Jakob Freund


Siemens (with their workflow engine) still among top EHR vendors

April 12, 2013

It is good news that Siemens still remains as #3 EHR vendor

according to Forbes article here:



2012 Workflow Technology Tutorial

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)


Process mining book review

October 31, 2012

To read more about a very good recent textbook about workflow technology: go to a JBI book review here:


How to simplify event log?

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