Authors: Schahram Dustdar, Robert Gombotz
Addresses: Vita Lab, Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. ' Vita Lab, Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Abstract: Recovering and analysis of workflows executed in Service-Oriented Systems (SOS) can be expected to gain more and more relevance in service-oriented information technology in the not so distant future. Our work attempts to perform workflow mining in logs provided by service-oriented architectures. Firstly, we introduce the idea of Web Services Interaction Mining (WSIM) and give an overview of related fields of research. Secondly, we propose a classification of SOS according to the log information they provide and analyse mining opportunities in the respective classes. To illustrate the potential of WSIM, we describe a complete workflow mining cycle in a SOS of very rich log information. Since such rich logs are often not available, we then direct our attention to mining in limited logs. We present our first steps towards a workflow mining algorithm, specifically tailored to Web Services (WS). We conclude with a discussion of open issues and future work.
Keywords: web services; interaction mining; workflows; process mining; workflow mining; data mining; business process integration.
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.4, pp.256 - 266
Published online: 27 Feb 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article