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The process model matching contest 2013


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

University of Karlsruhe

TU Eindhoven

University of Tartu

DFKI Saarbrücken

University of Leipzig

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien




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 definig 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.

BibTeX Entry

    author           = {Cayoglu, Ugur and Dijkman, Remco and Dumas, Marlon and Fettke, Peter and Garcia-Banuelos, Luciano
                        and Hake, Philip and Klinkmüller, Christopher and Leopold, Henrik and Ludwig, André and Loos,
                        Peter and Mendling, Jan and Oberweis, Andreas and Schoknecht, Andreas and Sheetrit, Eitams and
                        Thaler, Tom and Ullrich, Meike and Weber, Ingo and Weidlich, Matthias},
    month            = aug,
    year             = {2013},
    keywords         = {process matching, model alignment, contest, matching evaluation},
    title            = {The Process Model Matching Contest 2013},
    booktitle        = {International Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse (PMC-MR)},
    pages            = {67-88},
    address          = {Beijing , China}


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