MON 14:00 – 18:00

Location: Othon Palace Hotel – Pontal
Session Chair: Soon


Session 1 – Tutorial (Room 3). Session Chair: Claudio Di Ciccio
14:00-15:30 Process Querying with Uncertainty Avigdor Gal
Session 2 – Main Track (Room 3). Session Chair: Matthias Weidlich
16:00-16:30 Process Model Search using Latent Semantic Analysis
Andreas Schoknecht, Nicolai Fischer, and Andreas Oberweis
16:30-17:00 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Process, But Did Not Know How To Ask
Eduardo González López de Murillas, Hajo A. Reijers, and Wil M.P. van der Aalst
17:00-17:30 A Comparative Analysis of Business Process Model Similarity Measures
Tom Thaler, Andreas Schoknecht, Peter Fettke, Andreas Oberweis, and Ralf Laue

TUTORIAL: Process Querying with Uncertainty

Avigdor Gal

Speaker Associate Professor Avigdor Gal of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management at the Technion is a Technion graduate and an expert on information systems. His research focuses on effective methods of integrating data from multiple and diverse sources, which affect the way businesses and consumers seek information over the Internet. His current work zeroes in on schema matching — the task of providing communication between databases, and connecting such communication to real-world concepts. Another line of research involves the identification of complex events such as flu epidemics, biological attacks, and breaches in computer security, and its application to disaster and crisis management. He has applied his research to European and American projects in government, eHealth, and the integration of business documents. Prof. Gal has published more than 100 papers in leading professional journals, conferences, and books. He authored the book Uncertain schema Matching in 2011.

Abstract  This talk will focus on aspects of uncertainty when querying process repositories to offer, for instance, re-use driven modelling support, harmonisation of model variants, and model-based system validation. Many of these techniques share reliance on the identification of correspondences between the entities of different models, also termed process matching. Taking up recent advances in matching process models in particular, we shall provide an overview of concepts and matching techniques in this domain. The talk will include a brief review of similarity measures for the textual, structural, and behavioural dimensions of process models, which form the basis of matching techniques. The talk will then present a vision of using uncertainty management tools to support effective querying of process repositories.