The Process Model Matching Contest 2013

Ugur Cayoglu; Remco Dijkman; Marlon Dumas; Peter Fettke; Luciano Garcia-Banuelos; Philip Hake; Christopher Klinkmüller; Henrik Leopold; Andree Ludwig; Peter Loos; Jan Mendling; Andreas Oberweis; Andreas Schoknecht; Eitam Sheetrit; Tom Thaler; Meike Ullrich; Ingo Weber; Matthias Weidlich

In: 4th International Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse. International Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse (PMC-MR-13), located at BPM2013, August 26-29, Peking, China, Springer, 2013.


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.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence