BPAF: A Standard for the Interchange of Process Analytics Data
Business Process Management Workshops: BPM 2010 International Workshops and Education Track, Hoboken, NJ, USA, September 13-15, 2010
12 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2012 Last revised: 12 Apr 2012
Date Written: September 3, 2010
During the initialization and execution of a process instance, multiple events occur which may be of interest to a business, including events that relate to the instantiation and completion of process activities, internal process engine operations and other system and application functions. Process mining and other analytical techniques often involve extracting this process history data from a process execution environment and submitting the data to the process analytics environment for processing. We present the Business Process Analytics Format, an XML-based interchange format for process audit events that combines an extensible state model with a robust XML representation, is able to accommodate multiple event originators and can map to the popular MXML format used in process mining applications.
Keywords: BPAF, Process Analytics, MXML, Workflow Audit Trail, Event Trace
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