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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2018-09-02–2018-09-07: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to University of Melbourne (UNIMELB)

Anton Yeshchenko

Researcher: Anton Yeshchenko

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/infobiz/team/yeshchenko-anton/
Goal of the stay:

The goal of the stay will be co combine join expertise of researchers to work on the project entitled “Learning from the good and the bad: Diagnosis and prediction of business process deviances”. This project aims to develop an innovative approach to analyse process execution data logged by IT systems in order to diagnose and predict business process deviance. Anticipated outcomes include novel business intelligence algorithms producing deviance diagnostics, predictions and recommendations and exposing results via interactive visual analytics.


Work packages addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1), WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2)

2018-09-02–2018-11-02: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Markus Heuchert

Researcher: Markus Heuchert

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/de/institut/is/personen/markus-heuchert
Goal of the stay:

Goals of the secondment are to extend the research on conceptual modeling of omni-channel environments, especially with regard to the touchpoint concept. By taking this approach motivated by system theory, one can apply it on the customer-based touchpoint modeling and thereby create a new and better means for describing omni-channel environments. 

 


Work packages addressed: WP6: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Strategy (Phase 2), WP7: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Modelling (Phase 2)

2018-08-23–2018-10-13: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to University of Melbourne (UNIMELB)

Claudio Di Ciccio

Researcher: Claudio Di Ciccio

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: http://www.wu.ac.at/infobiz/team/diciccio/en/
Goal of the stay:

The declarative modelling of business processes is based upon the specification of behavioural rules that constrain the work-flows enactment. Those constraints specify the conditions that require or forbid the execution of activities. To date, multiple languages have been introduced that specify the behavioural relations which hold true within classical, imperative process models. Behavioural relations mainly consist in mutual execution bindings between pairs of activities. The perspective of behavioural relations and declarative process model languages are thus conceptually overlapping. The aim of the cooperative research endeavour is to build upon the results of the cooperation held in Queensland University of Technology to analyse to what extent they can be translated into one another, study in depth their expressive power, and apply imperative and declarative techniques to process mining in synergy. In our work, formal and practical aspects will be investigated.


Work package addressed: WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2)

2018-08-15–2018-10-31: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Saimir Bala

Researcher: Saimir Bala

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

Software development projects are highly complex in nature. These projects include, among other
aspects, the execution of an overall software development process. In practice, various project
management approaches exist that guide the managers during the development of software projects.
However, in order to meet quality, time and budget limits objectives, the software project needs to
be monitored. In other words, managers need to gain transparency on what is the actual software
development process being followed by team members. In particular, managers want to know the
actual versus planned progress, what are the resources that actively participate in the work, whether
resource-occupancy is high, what are actual tasks performed by the different organizational roles,
what are typical patterns of work that lead to specific outcomes, etc. A starting point for analysis is
the empirical evidence given from the historical evolution of artifacts (e.g., files, documentation,
etc). Therefore, there is the need for approaches that are able to extract process knowledge from the
artifacts produced and stored in software repositories. However, these data do not come in a format
that is ready to be analyzed by process mining approaches. Hence, techniques that are able to
extract the software process from these repositories are needed. The goal of this stay is to merge
exiting skills software repositories analysis from the group of WU Vienna and skills in discovering
knowledge-intensive processes from the group of UNIRIO in order to obtain a novel approach for
discovering knowledge about the software development process.


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

2018-08-09–2018-09-07: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to University of Melbourne (UNIMELB)

Alessio Cecconi

Researcher: Alessio Cecconi

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/infobiz/team/cecconi-alessio/
Goal of the stay:

Within the process mining area, automated process discover techniques are aimed at reconstructing
a process model given only its execution log. Nevertheless the output of these techniques is usually
a flat model, which does not cover the full spectrum of features of modern process modelling
languages, e.g., BPMN. Because of that, researchers of the host university proposed a technique for
automated discovery of hierarchical BPMN models containing interrupting and non-interrupting
boundary events and activity markers. The goal of the secondment would be to cooperate in order to
enhance even more the automated process discovery technique through the injection of declarative
structures. Given the unpredictable activation nature of boundary events, it follows the intuition of
taking advantage of declarative structures to identify process branches generated by those unusual
or rare events, e.g, exceptions, message catch, signal catch, etc.


Work package addressed: WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2)

2018-08-03–2018-10-06: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Ann-Kristin Cordes

Researcher: Ann-Kristin Cordes

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher
Website: https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/de/institut/is/personen/ann-kristin-cordes
Goal of the stay:

In industry the organizations usually carry out problem-driven innovations. In contrast to problem-driven innovations, opportunity-driven innovations can be performed. Therefore, it is necessary to spot external opportunities and it is needed to have a high level of awareness for opportunities. Unfortunately, organizations are not aware of this. Hence, a lack of awareness is existing. That means an unconscious incompetence is present in the organizations. In order to measure suchlike unconscious incompetence in organization, the aim of this research stay is to develop a maturity model for measuring unconscious incompetence in an organizational setting.


Work packages addressed: WP6: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Strategy (Phase 2), WP9: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Analysis (Phase 2)

2018-07-30–2018-09-01: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Steven Groß

Researcher: Steven Groß

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/infobiz/team/gross-steven/
Goal of the stay:

The study is about the adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is a technology used to automate process tasks that would otherwise be performed manually, or by customizing existing IT systems. RPA has become an instrumental technology in enabling businesses to grow more successfully. Its demand is projected to significantly increase within the next few years. However, the cost of implementing RPA is much higher than the cost of the technology itself. The agility of the RPA development process along with the quality of the organizational set-up are key elements in delivering on-time and in-budget ROI.


Work packages addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1), WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2)

2018-07-30–2018-08-31: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bastian Wurm

Researcher: Bastian Wurm

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/infobiz/team/gross-steven/
Goal of the stay:

Increased competition and growing customer demands have forced organizations to constantly seek techniques to provide high quality individualize services/ products. Individualization comes with increased costs, as it requires different business process variants to be designed, implemented, managed and maintained. Invariably, there is a stable link between the individualization of flow units (i.e. products and services) and necessary process adaptation; the more diverse customer needs a company wants to address, the more process variants are required. Because this is an expensive and difficult undertaking, many companies refrain from competing via process individualization, and try to obtain a competitive advantage by increasing the efficiency of their existing standard business process. During this secondment, we set out to develop a conceptual model for process individualization in the digital age. This model shall help companies to determine new and efficient ways to offer individualized products and services to their clients. 


Work packages addressed: WP1: Technological Enablers – Social Media (Phase 1), WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2)

2018-07-30–2018-09-30: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Tobias Pauli

Researcher: Tobias Pauli

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.is.rw.fau.de/ueber-uns/person/wissenschaftliche-mitarbeiter/tobias-pauli/
Goal of the stay:

The introduction of smart machines and devices as boundary objects in service systems leads to increasing interdependencies of business processes and business models of the actors involved in the process of value creation. The goal of the secondment therefore is to create an overview of existing methods and tools to design and develop business models and the underlying business processes and identify shortcomings with regard to dynamic interdependencies in service ecosystems.


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

2018-07-24–2018-10-19: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Jens Brunk

Researcher: Jens Brunk

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

Predictive process monitoring is emerging as a technique to predict and act upon the outcome of a running business process instance. It might be used to advance current businesses by enabling better decision making. Together with the colleagus of UNIRIO we will touch upon our previous work in the area and intend to extend existing predictive methods, such that they will also be able to include contextual information (machine status, weather data, ...). Until this point, most process mining and monitoring techniques focus only on the log data that is generated by the underlying information system. However, analysis and prediction accuracy can be greatly improved when additional information, such as the context, is included.

Furthermore, a second goal of the stay will be to evaluate data and text mining techniques and datasets in the context of natural language processing. Through the automatic evaluation of user generated content on discussion spaces of websites, website moderators will be supported in managing the big amount of content that users generate.


Work packages addressed: WP3: Technological Enablers – Real-time Computing (Phase 1), WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1), WP9: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Analysis (Phase 2)

2018-07-20–2018-08-03: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to University of Liechtenstein (UNI-LI)

Thomas Grisold

Researcher: Thomas Grisold

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/infobiz/team/thomas-grisold/
Goal of the stay:

Organizational unlearning refers to processes where old knowledge is discarded because it is no longer needed. While the concept is attracting increasing interest in the organizational studies, there are a number of blind spots and open questions. One of them refers to the epistemological implications of unlearning, that is, what kinds of knowledge are subject to such processes. Within my secondment, I approached this topic from different perspectives. On the one hand, I explored if/to what extent the concept can be applied to IS-research. On the other hand, I evaluated the results of a study where I interviewed change consultants about interventions and factors that play a role in processes where organizations should not draw on obsolete or hindering knowledge anymore.


Work packages addressed: WP8: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Implementation (Phase 2), WP10: Project Management

2018-07-20–2018-09-19: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Friedrich Chasin

Researcher: Friedrich Chasin

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

The goal of the stay is twofold. First, the previous work on Business Models that are enabled by Business Processes in the domain of Sharing Economy has to be continued. Accordingly, the insights from the publication on "Repainting the Business Model Canvas for Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Collaborative Consumption" has to be extended by validating the model against existing businesses in the domain. A set of over 300 Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Collaborative Consumption (P2P SCC) businesses was identified prior to the secondment to represent potential candidates for the validation. A particular focus of the validation is on whether the model can capture the incumbents' creation of positive network effects. Second, driven by the marriage of the research interests of the QUT and the WWU, the goal is to deepen the understanding of the business processes within trusted and responsible organisations.


Work packages addressed: WP2: Technological Enablers – Smart Devices (Phase 1), WP6: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Strategy (Phase 2), WP9: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Analysis (Phase 2)

2018-07-19–2018-09-18: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Hendrik Scholta

Researcher: Hendrik Scholta

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

Many operations on process models such as model merge and model matching rely on the calculation of similarities between activities. In order to calculate the similarity between process model activities, dedicated similarity metrics can be used. We at the University of Münster developed such a similarity metric that is tailored to the specifics of domain-specific business process modeling languages. The colleagues at the University of Rio de Janeiro run a project on process model matching focusing mainly on wording and graph embeddings. Furthermore, the group also evaluates the matching of real processes of public organizations. The aim of the stay is to further develop and evaluate the similarity metric in the course of the process model matching project.


Work package addressed: WP7: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Modelling (Phase 2)

2018-07-17–2018-08-22: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU) to Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

Florian Fahrenbach

Researcher: Florian Fahrenbach

Researcher Category: Early stage researcher
Website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/infobiz/team/fahrenbach-florian/
Goal of the stay:

The European Union emphasizes a competence based vocational education and encourages memvber states to align their curricula to the European Qualifiaction Framework via qualification standards. However, we currently lack a suitable method to extract and identify common competences from different occupations which are obliged to adapt their qualifications to the European Qualifiaction Framework and different National Qualification Frameworks. Automated text mining may play a significant role as the data within each qualification standard is highly standardized and structured. Text mining has been used to analyze standardized texts, such as patents, job offers or within  people management. In this regard, the research question is: “How can text mining be used to extract competences from qualification standards, adhering to the EQF? In this work, possibilities and constraints of text mining using data from qualification standards will be explored and if possible, tested.


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

2018-07-16–2018-08-15: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) to Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Elena Gorbacheva

Researcher: Elena Gorbacheva

Researcher Category: Experienced researcher < 10 years
Website: https://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/department/groups/is/people/elena-gorbacheva
Goal of the stay:

The goal of my research stay at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) is to initiate a new stream of research between POSTECH and the University of Muenster (WWU) on the application of the blockchain technology to processes in the healthcare sector. Together with the researchers from the Analytics & Information Management Lab at POSTECH during my stay it is intended to conduct a review of academic studies, as well as to analyse extant white papers in this field. Based on the results of this analysis, it is intended to provide recommendations for utilising the blockchain technology for processes in the healthcare sector in Korea.


Work packages addressed: WP4: Technological Enablers – Big Data Technology (Phase 1), WP9: Synthesis of IT Artefacts – BPM Analysis (Phase 2)

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