Report: The process model matching contest 2013

Ugur Cayoglu*, Remco Dijkman, Marlon Dumas, Peter Fettke, Luciano García-Bañuelos, Philip Hake, Christopher Klinkmüller, Henrik Leopold, Andŕe Ludwig, Peter Loos, Jan Mendling, Andreas Oberweis, Andreas Schoknecht, Eitam Sheetrit, Tom Thaler, Meike Ullrich, Ingo Weber, Matthias Weidlich

*Corresponding author for this work

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Process model matching refers to the creation of correspondences between activities of process models. Applications of process model matching are manifold, reaching from model validation over harmonization of process variants to effective management of process model collections. Recently, this demand led to the development of different techniques for process model matching. Yet, these techniques are heuristics and, thus, their results are inherently uncertain and need to be evaluated on a common basis. Currently, however, the BPM community lacks established data sets and frameworks for evaluation. The Process Model Matching Contest 2013 aimed at addressing the need for effective evaluation by defining process model matching problems over published data sets. This paper summarizes the setup and the results of the contest. Besides a description of the contest matching problems, the paper comprises short descriptions of all matching techniques that have been submitted for participation. In addition, we present and discuss the evaluation results and outline directions for future work in this field of research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationBPM 2013 International Workshops, Revised Papers
EditorsNiels Lohmann, Minseok Song, Petia Wohed
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages22
Volume171 LNBIP
ISBN (Electronic)9783319062570
ISBN (Print)9783319062563
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 26 Aug 201330 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume171 171 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Other11th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2013


  • Contest
  • Matching evaluation
  • Model alignment
  • Process matching


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