Introduction to Process Discovery using Python (Bachelor’s)



Gyunam Park

PhD Student


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Process Discovery using Python (Bachelor’s)

Course Details

Language: The language of the course is English; therefore, all meetings and the written reports will be in English.


Process Mining is a growing branch of Data Science that focuses on analyzing event data recorded in Information Systems, focusing on the process perspective.

Investments in Process Mining from public and private companies are steadily increasing, and are expected to more than double in the next five years.

Hence a good knowledge of Process Mining is an important skill for Data Scientists.

Process discovery is the initial and one of the most challenging process mining tasks. Based on an event log, a process model is constructed thus capturing the behaviour seen in the log.

This Software lab course is designed to enable students to get their hands on the discovery process. This course includes implementation of the algorithms either to discover or enable in discovering the process. Process Discovery involves the core discovery algorithms and their visualizations.

This Software Lab course includes tutorials describing the existing ProM Framework and Process discovery techniques/visualizations.

The course will use Python as the core language for implementation. It is expected that the students will follow the Software engineering principles during the course term.

Introductory Sessions

All the above topics will be introduced in brief. Participation is mandatory throughout the course. In the introductory sessions, topics will be assigned to the students and deadline for submitting the report and implementation will be discussed.

Groups will be formed to work on the assignments

Student work structure:

Students will be required to understand and implement the assignment requirements in Python and provide proper visualizations. A proper SDLC lifecycle will be followed during this phase to track the development. The details of the methodology will be communicated in the introductory session.

A written report on the implementation, its advantages and issues should be produced individually by the students.


The grading will take into account the written report and the Python model implemented.


  • Software Engineering knowledge(Design, development and testing)
  • Prior programming experience. Not necessarily Java or Python.
  • Interest to learn and code in Python




The registration is carried out by the central registration process in June 2023

In order to increase your chance for being elected for this lab, please state your qualifications, experiences, and overall grades in your enrolled study as detailed as possible. Please give clearly why you are definitely a suitable candidate for this lab.

You will be informed about the first meeting in the weeks after the registration closes.