Secondments

RISE_BPM's Innovation and Staff Exchange will be documentend in terms of secondments. They will be presented and archived within this section. 

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2015-10-26–2015-11-25: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Xixi Lu

Researcher: Xixi Lu

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.tue.nl/universiteit/faculteiten/wiskunde-informatica/de-faculteit/medewerkers/detail/ep/e/d/ep-uid/20080623/
Goal of the stay:

Noise and deviance detection. In business process management, Big Data, which refers to rich and possibly unstructured data sources, creates new opportunities but also challenges in analyzing them. One of the challenges is how to clean these unstructured and noisy event data, which may manifest themselves as imperfect patterns, in preparation for conducting process analysis projects. Another interesting challenge is how to align these event data with normative process specifications, detect deviance, and check process compliance. The goal of this project is to further investigate these two problems and propose new approaches for detecting imperfect patterns and deviations that occur in event data. The focus is to efficiently align event data (observed behavior) with process specifications (normative behavior) in order to check process compliance and detect process deviations.


Work package addressed: WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1)

2015-10-26–2015-11-25: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Maikel Leemans

Researcher: Maikel Leemans

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: http://www.tue.nl/staff/m.leemans
Goal of the stay:

The overall aim of the exchange with QUT in the context of RISE_BPM is to make fundamental advancements in the area of analyzing Big Data event logs for the enhancement and improvement of (existing) process models. Hence, these fundamental advancements will contribute to the effective use of Big Data event logs during the analysis phase of the business process lifecycle; and can be positioned in the context of process mining.

The focus of the exchange with QUT is on process enhancement and improvement. Based on contact prior to the exchange, the challenge of process repair has been selected as a common topic of interest for both parties.
Key academic and technical challenges revolves around the question: how can we effectively and efficiently utilize large (big data) event logs and process models to analyze and repair deviations in said process models?
We believe that the above challenge calls on the joint expertise of both QUT and TU/e.

Objectives of the exchange project with QUT:
• Novel contribution to the area of process model enhancement and improvement. Ideally, the work should be captured in a scientific paper.
• Exchange of knowledge in the area of data science, and specifically, process mining.
• International experience.


Work package addressed: WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1)

2015-10-21–2015-10-30: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) to Universidad de Sevilla (USE)

Changyong Lee

Researcher: Changyong Lee

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher > 10 years
Website: http://tmlab.unist.ac.kr
Goal of the stay:

The goal of this stay is to investigate open issues in real-time computing and BPM. Several topics related to real time computing such as resource management, SLAs/Commitments, predictions in the organizational domain, performance measurement, technology supporting big data analysis are discussed in this secondment. For example, for the technology support real-time computing, comparison of the performance between open-source platform and a commercial software (e.g. ParStream) could be one of the interesting topics. It is also interesting to create dashboards with mechanisms that helps the user to select the best graphs for it (maybe after analyzing the features of the data that is going to be represented using some kind of statistical analysis or similar). In this visit, we will elaborate each topic.


Work package addressed: WP3: Technological Enablers – Real-time Computing (Phase 1)

2015-10-21–2015-10-30: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) to Universidad de Sevilla (USE)

Minseok Song

Researcher: Minseok Song

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher > 10 years
Website: http://mssong.postech.ac.kr
Goal of the stay:

The goal of this stay is to investigate open issues in real-time computing and BPM. Several topics related to real time computing such as resource management, SLAs/Commitments, predictions in the organizational domain, performance measurement, technology supporting big data analysis are discussed in this secondment. For example, for the technology support real-time computing, comparison of the performance between open-source platform and a commercial software (e.g. ParStream) could be one of the interesting topics. It is also interesting to create dashboards with mechanisms that helps the user to select the best graphs for it (maybe after analyzing the features of the data that is going to be represented using some kind of statistical analysis or similar). In this visit, we will elaborate each topic.


Work package addressed: WP3: Technological Enablers – Real-time Computing (Phase 1)

2015-10-01–2016-08-31: University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Alexander M. Schmid

Researcher: Alexander M. Schmid

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.uni.li/de/who-s-who/@@person_detail/1751134.67
Goal of the stay:

The goal of this secondment is twofold: a) to develop a plan for addressing existing knowledge gaps on societal and organizational impact factors of transformational information technologies such as Big Data Technology, Social Media, Real-time Computing, Smart Devices, etc., and b) to investigate investigate the mechanisms driving and impeding such transformations, if possible together with Australian organizations. More specifically, we are investigating how implementations of such technologies affect social systems and how governing agencies can successfully realize teleological transformations. Results are to be published.


Work packages addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1), WP5: Analysis of Societal Impact Factors (Phase 1)

2015-09-28–2015-10-27: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Kevin Ortbach

Researcher: Kevin Ortbach

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/de/institut/gruppen/is/personen/kevin-ortbach
Goal of the stay:

The goals for the stay fall within four major categories. First and foremost, we would like to investigate processes and strategic BPM efforts in the context of the sharing economy. To this end, it is planned to gather a list of national and international sharing economy service business models and then to analyze these companies with respect to their success or failure. Here, one focus will be the examination of (causal) effects of technological enablers such as smart devices (part of WP2) on funding success or overall business value. Second, we would like to identify and contact local companies in the context of the sharing economy and conduct workshops on the role of technology for both their overall service model as well as their particular BPM efforts. Third, we are planning on conducting work on the transformation of theoretical insights into IT artifacts. i.e. the connection of empirical findings and the design of novel (BPM) solutions. This will inform future work on WP6-9. Fourth, as this is the first secondment of WWU researchers to UNIRIO, we would like to set the stage for future work of seconded researchers. Here meetings with key staff members of UNIRIO are planned in order to find mutual research objectives and potential areas for collaboration.


Work package addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1)

2015-09-28–2015-10-27: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Martin Matzner

Researcher: Martin Matzner

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/de/institut/gruppen/is/personen/martin-matzner
Goal of the stay:

The secondment addresses three main goals: (1) To initialize a joint research effort of UNIRIO and WWU in the area of process mining (WP 4). (2) To prepare future research of WWU researchers conducted in cooperation with companies being part of the Sharing Economy, where 'Smart Devices' opens up for new ways of sharing physical products among people (WP2/5). (3) To conduct a quantitative study on success and failure of enterprises in the Sharing Economy (WP2,5).


Work packages addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1), WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1), WP5: Analysis of Societal Impact Factors (Phase 1)

2015-09-06–2015-10-03: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to CUPENYA B.V. (CUP)

Manuel Raffel

Researcher: Manuel Raffel

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: http://www.wu.ac.at/infobiz/team/raffel/en/
Goal of the stay:

● To analyse real-time computing concepts and technology for the low latency monitoring and control of business process. ● Analysis of the influence of real-time computing on the four areas of BPM. ● Investigation of the mechanisms enabling organisations to respond to changes in their processes efficiently and effectively. In the context of this WP, the goal of this secondment is twofold. On the one hand, we intend to identify open issues in real-time computing that are of interest for the industry so that the research done as part of this WP is oriented towards real needs from the industry. On the other hand, we intend to set up a validation plan for some of the activities of the WP that includes the definition of case studies as well as the testing environment in which this validation will take place. Consequently, this secondment represents a seminal activity that pretends to establish the initial foundations of the collaborations of the project.


Work package addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1)

2015-09-03–2015-10-04: University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI) to Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)

Roope Jaakonmäki

Researcher: Roope Jaakonmäki

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.uni.li/de/who-s-who/@@person_detail/2211389.67
Goal of the stay:

The goal of the secondment was to get in touch with TU/e Eindhoven's group of researchers in the field of process mining. As text mining and process mining are rather closely related research fields, the goal was to identify possible areas for collaboration in the future. This requires presenting text mining area in TU/e Eindhoven, and identifying the sub-research areas of process mining.


Work package addressed: WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1)

2015-08-25–2015-09-25: University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI) to Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)

Stefan Debortoli

Researcher: Stefan Debortoli

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: https://www.uni.li/stefan.debortoli
Goal of the stay:

The goal of the secondment was to get in touch with TU/e Eindhoven's group of researchers in the field of process mining. As text mining and process mining are rather closely related research fields, the goal was to identify possible areas for collaboration in the future. This requires presenting text mining area in TU/e Eindhoven, and identifying the sub-research areas of process mining.


Work package addressed: WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1)

2015-08-11–2015-09-20: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI)

Markus Monhof

Researcher: Markus Monhof

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: http://www.erc.is/p/markus.monhof
Goal of the stay:

The goal of the secondment is to conduct joint research on quality in (smart) services processes. A deep understanding of factors leading to high service quality is necessary for effective BPM of service processes. Regarding smart devices as technological enablers (WP2) the secondment strives to provide insights on service quality factors that can be influenced by the implementation of smart devices. Additionally, the secondment is supposed to provide a basis for future collaboration with the University of Liechtenstein. Especially for a scheduled follow-up secondment to Uni-Li.


Work packages addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1), WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1)

2015-08-01–2015-09-01: University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI) to Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU)

Matthias Tietz

Researcher: Matthias Tietz

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.uni.li/en/who-s-who/@@person_detail/2175221.67?searchterm=tietz&set_language=en
Goal of the stay:

The secondment was basically part of the WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media combined with WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices. Initially, gaining profound knowledge of experimental research was the idea of the secondment in order to apply theories to improve the online platform CrowdStrom (www.crowdstrom.com) in terms of the user interaction rate as well as getting user registered in the first place. Cognitive biases and the theory of Choice Architecture were mainly the focus of the work.


Work packages addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1), WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1)

2015-07-19–2015-08-21: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI)

Daniel Beverungen

Researcher: Daniel Beverungen

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: http://www.erc.is/p/daniel.beverungen
Goal of the stay:

The main purpose of the secondment is to write joint research papers on the influences that the proliferation of smart devices can have on the planning, design, implementation and analysis of business processes.


Work package addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1)

2015-07-01–2015-07-31: Universidad de Sevilla (USE) to CUPENYA B.V. (CUP)

Adela del-Rio-Ortega

Researcher: Adela del-Rio-Ortega

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: http://www.isa.us.es/adela.delrio
Goal of the stay:

● To analyse real-time computing concepts and technology for the low latency monitoring and control of business process. ● Analysis of the influence of real-time computing on the four areas of BPM. ● Investigation of the mechanisms enabling organisations to respond to changes in their processes efficiently and effectively. In the context of this WP, the goal of this secondment is threefold. First, we intend to prioritise the open issues in real-time computing identified in Dr. Manuel Resinas’s secondment, according to the industry interest. Second, we plan to explore solutions for the open issues with higher priority. And third, we intend to start validating the research results using the case studies and testing environment established in the previous secondment. Consequently, this secondment represents the first step towards the consecution of the objectives of the WP3 described above, consolidating the collaborations of the project.


Work package addressed: WP3: Technological Enablers – Real-time Computing (Phase 1)

2015-07-01–2015-08-01: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI)

Friedrich Chasin

Researcher: Friedrich Chasin

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: http://erc.is/p/chasin
Goal of the stay:

Information Systems (IS) research on sustainability has moved into the focus of IS scholars, most notably under the label of Green IS—typically considering social, environmental, and economic dimensions. Notwithstanding the topic’s palpable relevance, there is still a lack of empirical evidence for the actual impact of information systems on sustainability at individual, organizational, and market levels. This is perhaps not surprising as operationalizing and measuring sustainability is a key challenge. This secondment's goal is to work with the colleagues from the University of Liechtenstein on the problem of answering the question of how can effects of sustainability resulting from the use of information systems be measured for different units of analysis, time frames, and boundary conditions? Especially, the secondments aim is to find out if sustainability can be effectively measured on the level of business processes and its activities.


Work packages addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1), WP5: Analysis of Societal Impact Factors (Phase 1)

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