1st Workshop on Decision and Rule Mining In conjunction with ICSOC 2015

, Goa, India

About DRUM

Theme and goal

Procedural process modelling languages, such as BPMN, Petri nets, UML Activity Diagrams, EPC, and BPEL, are very useful in environments that are stable and where the decision procedures are predictable and can be predefined. With these languages, process participants can be guided step-by-step by process models in process executions.

The declarative approach is alternative (though non-exclusive) to the procedural one. Declarative specifications, instead of explicitly detailing all possible sequences of tasks in a process, implicitly detail the allowed behavior of the process with constraints, i.e., rules that can be enforced at design time or during the process execution. This type of specifications can also be used together with procedural specifications, e.g., in hybrid approaches or to impose declarative constraints on procedural models.

In both procedural and declarative approaches, business conditions on data, i.e., business decisions, can be used to drive either the choice of the path to follow (in the procedural case) or the application of a rule (in the declarative case).

Making explicit the rules and the decisions that are embedded in procedures or orthogonal to procedural specifications allows business analysts and designers to explicitly define the business logics underlying processes or the constraints to be applied on top of them. Business decision rules can be described by means of declarative models (e.g., Declare models), through set of logical formulas (e.g., LTL formulae), using special notations (e.g., ORM) or even in natural language. Rules and decisions can be explicitly modeled together with or instead of procedural models; mined from online or completed process executions; used to analyze existing procedures by detecting deviances and rule violations; enforced against existing processes and process executions; applied to improve and re-design process models.


The workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Business and Decision Rules
  • Rule Notations, Specifications and Languages
  • User-friendly Notations for defining Rules and Decisions
  • Declarative Process Modelling
  • Rule Checking and Verification
  • Rule, Decision and Process Mining
  • Norms and Laws
  • Flexible Processes
  • Case Studies and Empirical Evaluations

Paper submission

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers. Papers should be written in English, strictly following Springer LNCS style including all text, references, appendices, and figures. For formatting instructions and templates, please visit the dedicated Springer Web page.

The following types of submissions are accepted:

  • Full research papers and experience papers with a maximum length of 12 pages, including references and appendices.
  • Short papers and position papers with a maximum length of 6 pages, including references and appendices.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the electronic submission system available at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=drum2015

Submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and procedure of the main ICSOC 2015 conference (www.icsoc.org).

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Important dates

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  • Claudio Di Ciccio, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM India Software Lab, India

Contact the chairs at the following email address: drum2015 [at] ai [dot] wu [dot] ac [dot] at

Program Committee

  • Mario Luca Bernardi, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Andrea Burattin, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Cristina Cabanillas, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy
  • Massimiliano de Leoni, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Riccardo De Masellis, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Amin Jalali, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Andrea Marrella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Massimo Mecella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Jorge Munoz-Gama, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Stefan Schönig, Bayreuth University, Germany
  • Tijs Slaats, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jan Vanthienen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso-Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany