Seminar on Process Analysis (CS 719 & SM 457)

This seminar is concerned with state-of-the-art research related to process analysis, covering subjects such as process modeling, process mining, stream processing, and robotic process automation.


In this seminar, you will have the following goals:

  • Read, understand, and explore scientific literature based on an assigned topic
  • Write a concise report that summarizes the state of the art in your topic (10-12 pages, excl. references)
  • Give a presentation on your topic (15 minutes + 10 minutes questions)
  • Discuss your results with fellow students


  • This seminar is organized by Han van der Aa, Alexander Kraus, and Adrian Rebmann
  • It is open to both master (course code CS 719) and bachelor (course code SM 457) students
  • The seminar is given in both the FSS and HWS
  • Make sure to carefully consider the prerequisites and key dates listed below


Participants must have taken a course or otherwise obtained prior knowledge in the area of business process management, process modeling/analysis, or process mining. For master students, having completed or currently participating in IS514 (Process Mining & Analytics), IS515 (Process Management & Analytics), or IE677 (Advanced Process Mining) is required.

Key dates (HWS21, subject to change):

All dates refer to 23:59 local time unless otherwise indicated

  • Wednesday September 14: Deadline to submit your topic preferences (form will be sent to participants)
  • Friday September 17 (10:15 – 11:45): Mandatory kick-off meeting (via Zoom)
  • End of November/Early December: Presentation sessions (exact slots TBD)
  • Friday January 21: Deadline to submit your final seminar paper


  • MSc. and BSc. students need to submit their registration via the centralized seminar application procedure in Portal2


Participants will be assigned a topic that shall serve as a starting point for a literature survey. Participants should indicate three preferred topics in a dedicated sign-up form (provided later).

A list of topics can be found here.

You are also free to propose your own topic/paper by looking at publications at key venues such as the international conferences on Business Process Management (BPM), Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), and Process Mining (ICPM), as well as journals such as Information Systems and Decision Support Systems.