Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing
2-3. February, 2017, Düsseldorf

It’s not often that a German term or concept becomes an international buzzword. And it’s even less seldom that such a term originates from a government initiative. The German federal government has managed to create just such a marvel of innovation by coining the expression “Industry 4.0” as interconnection of industrial production with intelligent information technology at the Hannover Messe 2011. Since then, much has been written and said about Industry 4.0, the Internet of things, smart factories and artificial intelligence. At the Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing, we take it a step further: Our presenters will show you what they have already done in practice at well-known companies and which commercial and economic benefits these companies have drawn from this.

The presentations and lectures at the 2-day conference “Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing” are from experts for experts and introduce and present concrete application cases and business scenarios of Predictive Analytics in the context of industrial production. As attendee, you’ll learn about the ways in which Predictive Analytics can be applied in a wide range of fields and discover how the solutions function in detail. The objective of the Predictive Analytics World is to both inform as well as inspire and it is a forum for the professional exchange between experienced experts and interested newcomers to the industry.

We invite you to take part in this extraordinary event – be it as an attendee, speaker or sponsor. Together, let us translate the vision of an Industry 4.0 into action. We’re looking forward to your participation and your presentation proposals!


Prof. Dr. Wil van der Aalst
Distinguished University Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology

Process Mining based on the Internet of Events

Process mining provides new ways to utilize the abundance of event data in our society. This emerging scientific discipline can be viewed as a bridge between data science and process science: It is both data-driven and process-centric. Process mining provides a novel set of tools to discover the real processes, to detect deviations from normative processes, and to analyze bottlenecks and waste. The Internet of Events (IoE) not only includes classical sources of information like the webpages, information systems, and social media, but also incorporates the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, mobile devices and Industry 4.0.
Analogous to spreadsheets, process mining provides a generic domain-independent technology (starting from events rather than numbers). In his talk, Wil van der Aalst will argue that process mining should be an integral part of tomorrow’s data scientist. He will introduce basic concepts and elaborate on his collaboration with industry. His research group at TU/e applied process mining in over 150 organizations, developed the open-source tool ProM, and influenced the 25+ commercial process mining tools available today.

Prof. Dr. Erika McBride
Prof. Dr. Erika McBride
Director of Advanced Analytics
The Dow Chemical Company
Martin Spitzenpfeil
Martin Spitzenpfeil
Data Scientist
Dr. Marcel Tilly
Dr. Marcel Tilly
Microsoft Research
Jane Zavalishina
Jane Zavalishina
Yandex Data Factory

Executive summary

The Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing is the leading vendor-independent expert conference for application-oriented Predictive Analytics in Industry 4.0. Users, decision-makers and Predictive Analytics experts will be meeting on the 2nd and 3rd of February in Düsseldorf, to learn about the latest research and advances and exchange ideas both professionally and personally while being inspired by the successes already achieved.


  • Predictive Maintenance & Logistics
  • Outlier & Anomaly Detection
  • Fault Prediction & Failure Detection
  • Risk Management & Prevention
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Image & Video Recognition
  • Internet of Things & Smarte Sensoren
  • Stream Mining & Real-time Prediction
  • Machine ~, Ensemble ~ & Deep Learning
  • Process Mining & Network Analyses
  • Model Management & Model Factory

Presentation formats

Keynote: Visionary presentation about one significant topic from Predictive Analytics.

Session: Presentation of a concrete application case of Predictive Analytics with presentation of the solution in detail and clear statements about the economic success of the project.

Presentation formats for sponsors

We invite service providers and product providers to present their services and products to the expert audience in Sponsored Sessions or Sponsored Deep Dives:

Sponsored Session: Presentation of a company’s own product or customer project ideally using examples from customer experiences.

Participant satisfaction

„Lots of content-rich presentation – not sales shows for service providers and software vendors (unlike other events). Very open exchanges during the Q & A which followed the talks and no glorification of results by the speakers. Participants with a high level of technical knowledge, thus enabling fruitful discussions during the breaks.“

„The presentations were all of good quality. In particular, the keynote speeches were well chosen and interesting and diverse topics were covered during conference.“

„The presentations at Predictive Analytics World had an excellent balance of the technical and business side of predictive analytics from very experienced and enthusiastic speakers.“

High proportion of decision-makers (in %)

Experts with experience (in %)


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