The interest in Machine Learning applications in Process Mining has seen increasing growth in the last few years along with the relevance of the ICPM conference. Thus, this workshop offers a focused environment to discuss new approaches, applications and their results to a wide audience, composed of researchers and practitioners.
ML4PM will be held in Padua, in conjunction with the ICPM conference.

Call for Papers
This workshop invites papers that present works that lay in the intersection between machine learning and process mining. The event provides a suitable environment to discuss new approaches presented by researchers and practitioners. Main themes include automated process modeling, predictive process mining, application of deep learning techniques and online process mining. The workshop will count with leading researchers, engineers and scientists who are actively working on these topics. Full papers must not exceed X pages and must be an original contribution, not previously published or under review. Moreover, contributions must be written in English and follow the X template.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Outcome and time prediction
  • Classification and clusterization of business processes
  • Application of Deep Learning for PM
  • Stream mining for online process environments
  • Anomaly detection for PM
  • Natural Language Processing and Text Mining for PM
  • Multi-perspective analysis of processes
  • Machine Learning for robot process automation
  • Automated process modeling and updating
  • Conformance checking based on Machine Learning
  • Transfer Learning applied to business processes
  • IoT business services leveraged by Machine Learning
  • Multidimensional Process Mining
  • Predictive Process Mining
  • Prescriptive Learning in Process Mining
  • Convergence of Machine Learning and Blockchain in Process Mining

Workshop Format
The event will be a one-day workshop. The format is planned as follows:

  • Three sections containing 3-4 papers each. Thus, each paper will be presented, setting the grounds for a discussion regarding the technique/application. The paper must be presented by one of the authors within 15 minutes. The main goal is to grow a discussion based on the research; demonstrations are encouraged.
  • One section dedicated only to Ph.D. students, using expert knowledge to give feedback on their research plans. We expect 3-4 participants in this panel. For that, the students present their research plan in 20 minutes, opening a discussion regarding the plausibility of the proposal.
  • The closing section is dedicated to discussing open research challenges for the community where the participants will be asked for their opinions, future goals and thoughts regarding this matter.

Workshop Chairs

  • Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (
  • Sylvio Barbon Jr., State University of Londrina, Brazil (
  • Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy (