Decentralized Governance Design (DGD) workshop at CAiSE23 organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, KU Leuven and UGent Business Informatics
The 2nd International Decentralized Governance Design workshop will be organized as a workshop at the 35th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE23) in Zaragoza, Spain, on June 12, 2023. The organizers are Fadime Kaya and Jaap Gordijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Yves Wautelet (KU Leuven) and Geert Poels (UGent). See DGD 2023 for details and the call for papers.
Vlerick Centre for Enterprise Architecture and Digital Design webinar with Professor Stijn Viaene (Vlerick, KULeuven) and Professor Geert Poels (UGent Business Informatics): What can practitioners learn from Enterprise Architecture research?
See Vlerick Insights for a summary and video compilation of the interview.
In June 2022 KULeuven LIRIS and UGent Business Informatics organize the 34rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (Caise ’22).
We have a new site which looks similar to the old one but should hopefully be more stable. We’ll move all the content here soon.
Cost and Value Analytics, Models & Optimization (CVAMO) is a new research lab that groups 10 professors and about 28 pre- or postdoctoral researchers form different departments linked to the degree in Business Engineering at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Ghent University). The goal of CVAMO is to successfully leverage technological innovation to competitive business growth. This can only be realized when there is a mutual understanding about technological aspects on the one hand and cost and value drivers on the other hand.
This week three researchers are presenting their work at Caise 2021:
- Camelia Maleki and Abdel-Jaouad Aberkane will present their Phd Project at the CAISE Doctoral Consortium
- Thomas Derave will present his work at the main conference on Friday.
Tandem Master Dissertation between student from UGent Master Business Engineering and student UKLO Master in Business Administration
Under the supervision of Prof. dr. Geert Poels and Prof. dr. Renata Petrevska Nechkoska, Anouk Doom (student master Business Engineering) and Luciano Petreski (student Master in Business Administration) investigate:
Abdel-Jaouad Aberkane wins the CAISE 21 doctoral consortium best presentation award!
36 students from the master Business Engineering participated in the DXC Digital Talent Masterclass.
Our UGentMIS colleague, associate professor Amy Van Looy, was selected as one of 50 most inspiring female tech professionals. The entire team congratulates Amy for this fine achievement. We are so proud to have Amy as one of our UGentMIS members!
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Mertens for winning this year’s CAiSE PhD award. This is a prize for the best PhD dissertation in advanced information systems engineering. Candidates have participated at least once in a CAiSE PhD consortium.
UGentMIS is involved in the organisation of this year’s EMMSAD, more specifically the Evaluation of Modelling Approaches track with Prof. Poels as co-chair. The EMMSAD working conference is a satellite event of CAiSE, which wil run in Grenoble in the week of June 8, 2020 (with EMMSAD on June 8-9).
Ghent University’s Management Information Systems (UGentMIS) research group realised in 2019
- Call for Papers – 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies – VMBO 2020
UGentMIS PhD student Aygun Shafagatova and her supervisor/co-author Amy Van Looy have won the prestigious PhD student best paper award of the BPM 2019 conference for their paper ‘Understanding the Alignment of Employee Appraisals and Rewards with Business Processes’.
Wie: 1of 2 studenten
Wie: 1-2 studenten (duomasterproef mogelijk)
COBIT 2019 is the revised framework for enterprise governance of information & technology. A new step in the development of COBIT is a model for assessing the IT governance maturity and capabilities of an organization. Such model should allow evaluating the performance of the IT governance system.
Early identification of potential Distributed Ledger Technology business cases using e3value models - Defining the pattern (Henri Arno)
Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) like Blockchain are being experimented with in nearly every economic sector. Most of the time, projects don’t survive after their first year and it has proven to be extremely difficult to reap benefits from implementing DLT. What is currently missing is an analytical tool that allows early decision-making on DLT implementation.
The idea of this thesis is to develop a concrete syntax (i.e., notation) for the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing. The development is a joint effort of UGentMIS (Prof. Geert Poels) and the ALARCOS research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Prof. Francisco Ruiz, Prof. Felix Garcia, Prof. Mario Piattini).
Ghent University (Belgium) is hiring two PhD students in the domain of Business Process Management: one technical profile and one management-related profile.
This thesis aims to explore how the blockchain technology may benefit a Flemish start-up in their day-to-day operations. More specifically, the student will have close contact with the founders of the start-up, and will explore different options on how blockchain technology can be applied. Possible use cases to investigate are: (i) to facilitate global transactions between the start-up and its suppliers, (ii) to support the operations that are performed within the company or (iii) to attract financial capital as a means to financially support the start-up.
This thesis aims to provide an overview of the different types of adoptions and improvements that have already been made with artificial intelligence and machine-learning practices in the medical sector. More specifically, the student will assess the current state-of-the art in the sector, and identify the possible future innovations this new technology could bring.
This thesis aims to explore how blockchain technology can be integrated and implemented to register car ownership and related insurance registration forms. More specifically, this thesis will look at the advantages and disadantages of adopting blockchain for this particular case, while also discussing the necessary changes and possible pitfalls that such a change of system could imply.
Adopting blockchain technology within hospitals for managing patient files and sensitive medical data.
This thesis aims to explore how blockchain technology can be integrated and implemented within hospitals to manage patient file registration and privacy. More specifically, this thesis will look at the advantages and disadantages of adopting blockchain for this particular case, while also discussing the necessary changes and possible pitfalls that such a change of system could imply.
This thesis investigates how blockchain can be used in healthcare applications. The research starts with a study of the state-of-the-art of blockchain applications in healthcare (based on academic literature, popular press, information on the web). This state-of-the-art review of secondary data will be extended with primary data collected through a survey with Belgian hospitals and interviews with experts in medical informatics. Next, existing or planned blockchain applications in other domains will be studied to discover opportunities for application in healthcare. Finally, a potentially promising new application will be designed using enterprise modelling techniques. Using these techniques it can be analysed what the impact of the new blockchain application is on relevant variables like patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of service, efficiency and costs.
For the first semester of the academic year 2018-2019 we are looking for a student who wants to help us in developing program exercises for the online learning environment dodona.ugent.be. More information can be found here: vacature_eb
The paper ‘On the synergies between Business Process Management and Digital Innovation’ by Amy Van Looy is nominated for the BPM 2018 best paper award. BPM is the premier conference on Business Process Management and is held this year in Sidney, Australia.
Available for Master Business Engineering Student
Available for 1 business engineering student who is also prepared to do an internship at Delaware
Available for 1 student Master Business Engineering
The idea of this thesis is to develop tool support for the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing. The development is a joint effort of UGentMIS (Prof. Geert Poels) and the ALARCOS research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Prof. Francisco Ruiz, Prof. Felix Garcia, Prof. Mario Piattini).
The idea of this thesis is to investigate how the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing, can be used in the analysis of strategic fit within an organisation. Strategic fit is the condition in which the organisation is able to realise its strategies. The business processes of an organisation are an important component of the enterprise architecture needed to realise the organisational strategies. The question is how can models of business process architecture (developed using BPAL) contribute to the analysis of strategic fit.
CARS is a conceptual modelling approach that we developed with the UGentMIS team to support strategic sourcing in organisations. With CARS, sourcing options can be explored an analysed from the perspective of value co-creation in networks of organisations and other economic actors.
Systematic Literature Review text-to-model transformation in Requirements Engineering (Heleen Vanelverdinghe)
COBIT is the best known and most widely used framework for IT governance. Using COBIT, organisations can design a governance system to make sure that the use of Information Technology delivers value to the organisation and thus contributes to the achievement of the strategic objectives. The UGentMIS team has been involved in the development of COBIT’s latest version, i.e., COBIT 2019.
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Enterprise modelling of the impact of novel technologies on business models, service offerings and business processes
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Geert Poels chairs EMMSAD++ Panel @CAiSE2018, Tallinn, Estland - IoT, Blockchain, Big Data and Intelligent Process Automation: Analysing their impact through modelling
Slides can be consulted by clicking this LINK
On the 24th of May Michael Verdonck successfully defended his phd “Ontology-driven conceptual modeling: Model Comprehension, Ontology Selection and Method Complexity.”
CLICK HERE >>>PhD Position Business & IT (11284)
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
UGentMIS wishes to thank Ben for his enthusiastic engagement since October 1, 2011. Ben has accepted a position of Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) at the Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands, and will be affiliated with our team as a parttime voluntary postdoctoral researcher. We wish him all the best with his new career in far-away Holland!
The UGentMIS research team of the Dept. of Business Informatics and Operations Management will open a PhD position (junior assistant) for research and (limited) teaching in Business & IT (teaching requires mastering of the Dutch language). The candidate is expected to complete a PhD research within 4 – 6 years.
UGentMIS congratulates Nadejda Alkhaldi and supervisor Frederik Gailly for obtaining the joint UGent-VUB doctoral degree in Business Economics
A fine accomplishment of the UGent-VUB Alliance Research Group in Information Systems (UVIS)
On 26 October, Mrs. Renata Petrevska Nechkoska successfully defended her dissertation ‘Tactical management sense-and-respond framework enhancement using ICT’ in Prilep, Macedonia. UGentMIS congratulates Dr. Renata Petrevska for this fine achievement, obtaining the degrees of Doctor of Business Administration (UGent) and Doctor of Management (UKLO).
Who: Business Engineering Students
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- Thursday, 17 August Maria das Graças da Silva will defend her joint Phd with a title “Design Process of Conceptual Modeling Language’s concrete syntax based on ontological theories and visualization of information theories” in auditorium of the NTI (Information Technology Center) of the UFES’ campus of Goiabeiras (Vitória-ES).
Who: Master Business Engineering + Master Business Economics
Who? Master Business Engineering
De beleidsinformatica onderzoeksgroep stelt een nieuwe reeks van onderwerpen voor masterproeven voor. Deze onderwerpen betreffen de toepassing van Information Systems theorieën, technologieën, methoden, modellen en concepten op actuele vraagstukken, problemen en opportuniteiten betreffende de inzet van ICT in bedrijven en andere typen organisaties. Elk onderwerp is praktijkrelevant en tegelijk vernieuwend met betrekking tot de beleidsinformatica discipline.
The impact of Internet of Things on business models, service offerings and business processes (Simon Mertens)
The impact of blockchain on business models, service offerings and business processes (Cedric Manhaeve)
The impact of big data analytics on business models, service offerings and business processes (Charlotte Vandenbrande)
The impact of artificial intelligence on business models, service offerings and business processes (Amon De Keyser)
The impact of augmented reality on business models, service offerings and business processes (Lars Rosseel)
The impact of data and IoT driven unmanned vehicles on business models, service offerings and business processes (Hendrik Vervust)
The impact of intelligent automation on business models, service offerings and business processes (Maxime De Winter)
The impact of social networking services on business models, service offerings and business processes (Amélie Van Hoecke)
The impact of cloud technologies on business models, service offerings and business processes (Andreas Porters)
The impact of 3D printing on business models, service offerings and business processes (Pieter Van Wayenberge)
UGentMIS PhD student Renata Petrevska (Joint PhD with the University of St.Clement Ohridski in Macedonia) was selected as one of three researchers for Elsevier’s ScienceDirect Journeys of Perseverance. Check out her story at Story #2.
Who? Master Business Engineering
Who: Thomas Genie
Promotor: Geert Poels
Who: Jizo Van Lancker and Suzan Coppens
In September ’16 we applied together with researchers from UHasselt and KULeuven for Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) funding on supporting a scientific research community on Process Mining. Recently we received the good news that the FWO accepted our proposal. The grant will mainly leverage international mobility between the flemish and the international partners, to improve collaboration, and to organize symposia on post-doc level.
Een overzicht van de focus op waarde binnen bedrijfsmodellen uit de academische literatuur (Jens Vanhoecke).
Wie: 1 student
Describing the organizational strategy through the development of an integrative framework (Jelle Cappelle)
Wie: 2 studenten (duomasterproef mogelijk)
Who: Corentin Rombaut (Master Business Engineering )
Promotor:** Frederik Gailly
Supervisor: Steven Mertens
Who: Yannick Arys
Promotor: Frederik Gailly
Supervisor: Steven Mertens
The UGent MIS research group has three papers accepted at the 35th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling:
Cloud Computing as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of Cloud Computing on business and operating models? (Jan Van Der Burgt)
This thesis investigates through a number of case-studies whether Cloud Computing presents a sustaining or disruptive technology, and for which (types of) companies. The impact of Cloud Computing as sustaining/disruptive technology will be modelled and analyzed using various Enterprise Modeling techniques and associated tools (e.g., business model canvas, value delivery model/platform, Archi(Mate), …).
Internet of Things as a sustaining or disruptive technology: How can Enterprise Modeling help in analyzing the impact of IoT on business and operating models? (Simon Dhaenens)
This thesis investigates through a number of documented applications and case-studies whether Internet of Things (IoT) presents a sustaining or disruptive technology, and for which (types of) companies and industry sectors (e.g., Industry 4.0). The impact of IoT as sustaining/disruptive technology will be modelled and analyzed using various Enterprise Modeling techniques and associated tools (e.g., business model canvas, value delivery model/platform, Archi(Mate), …).
NoSQL databases - substitute or complement of relational databases? Implications for University education (Ewoud Stroom)
Although the initial hype of NoSQL databases seems to be over, and the concept has evolved into ‘not only SQL’ databases, there is the question whether this database technology should substitute or complement traditional business students university education in relational databases (i.e., entity-relationship modeling, relational database design, SQL).
Implementation of Social Network Analysis in Enterprise Architecture Modeling and Analysis (Pierre Gerardi)