Newsletter stream #6 (06/2021)


Welcome to the sixth issue of the process mining newsletter!

In this issue, Ine van de Moosdijk and Boudewijn van Dongen reveal a number of behind-the-scene details on ICPM 2021, which is going to be back to its live, in-person event format. For the end-user’s corner, we have the pleasure to publish a fast-flowing double interview with Ivan Neskovic and David Suana, Regional Solution Champion Operations Planning and Head of Commercial Sampling Operations at Givaudan. We explore the paved path and look at the new research frontiers of automated planning for process mining with a pioneer in the field, Andrea Marrella. Massimo Mecella narrates his academic story and introduces the next BPM conference, to be held in Rome in September. Coming back to ICPM 2021, the Workshop Chairs Xixi Lu and Jorge Munoz-Gama present the different flavours with which the workshops enrich our flagship conference themes. If you are a process discovery developer, you can read more about the Process Discovery Context 2021, announced by Eric Verbeek. Finally, the XES Standard Working Group invites all process mining practitioners, researchers, software vendors and consultants to take part in the Improving Event Data Preparation for Process Mining survey. The results will be of inspiration for the XES 2.0 workshop, to be co-located with ICPM 2021. These and more updates are summarised in a dedicated announcement of the ICPM 2021 organisation team.

The links to the articles are below. Happy reading! As always, your valuable input is welcome for the upcoming newsletter issues. Please feel free and welcome to contact us at


  1. End-user’s corner: Ivan Neskovic and David Suana end-users corner
    A chat with David Suana and Ivan Neskovic
  2. ICPM goes live again ICPM conference room
    Talking with Ine van de Moosdijk and Boudewijn van Dongen
  3. Exploring newland: process mining and automated planning challenge and study conference room exploring newland
    Talking with Andrea Marrella
  4. Conference room: BPM 2021 academic stories conference room
    Talking with Massimo Mecella
  5. ICPM 2021 Workshops: choose your flavour! ICPM conference room
    Presented by Jorge Munoz-Gama and Xixi Lu
  6. Updates on ICPM 2021 ICPM conference room
    Announced by the ICPM 2021 organisation team
  7. PDC 2021: put your discovery algorithm to the test! ICPM challenge and study developers point
    Presented by Eric Verbeek
  8. Survey: Improving Event Data Preparation for Process Mining XES survey
    Announced by the XES Standard Working Group