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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
  • This seminar is open to both master (course code CS 719) and bachelor (course code SM 457) students
  • 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.

Key dates:

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

  • Friday October 2: Strict deadline for registration for the seminar
  • Tuesday October 6: Strict deadline to submit your topic preferences via the sign-up form (link TBD)
  • Friday October 9 (10:15 – 11:45): Mandatory kick-off meeting (via Zoom) plus topic assignment
  • Nov 23 – Dec 4: presentation sessions (exact timeslots TBD)
  • Friday Dec 18: Deadline to submit your final report


  • MSc. students register through Portal2 for the CS 719 course
  • BSc. students register by sending an e-mail with the subject “Registration for seminar on process analysis” to han(at) (Please use your university e-mail address, include your name, and matriculation number)


Participants will be assigned a topic and a corresponding academic paper that shall serve as a starting point for a literature survey. Participants should indicate three preferred topics in the dedicated sign-up form.

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.