Last year’s Post propedeuse award winner Irene Vanderfeesten hands over the award to Pieter.
Shaya Pourmirza (Remco Dijkman) GET
Switching Parties in a Collaboration at Run-time
During the execution of a service collaboration, a party may
drop out for technical reasons or business reasons. In that
case, that party must be replaced in the collaboration, at
run-time, by a new party. Ideally, the new party can pick up
where the old party left. Currently, algorithms exist that can
help with the selection and adaptation of the new party to
incorporate it in the collaboration. Also, algorithms exist that
can help to pick up a business process where it left off.
However, to the best of our knowledge, no algorithms exist that
can help a new party in a collaboration to pick up where the old
party left off. This paper fills that gap, by providing an
overview of the components and operations that are necessary to
enable a party in a collaboration to be replaced by another
party at run-time. In addition the paper presents a
strategy, and the corresponding algorithms, that realize the
architecture. As a proof-of-concept, a tool was developed that
implements this strategy.
Every year, Industria organizes the Education Awards ceremony. Awards will be handed out to the best lecturers of 2013-2014 in the categories: Propedeuse (First year Bachelor), Post-propedeuse (second and third year Bachelor), Operations Management and Logistics, Innovation Management and for Talent.
Uzay Kaymak, Pieter Van Gorp, Remco Dijkman and Bilge Celik are amongst the nominees! Uzay is nominated for Propedeuse, Pieter for Post propedeuse, Remco for Operations Management and Logistics and last but certainly not least Bilge for the Talenaward.
30 October 2014; The drink starts at 16.00h, and the official ceremony starts at 17.00h.
The Villa, Eindhoven
If you are developing (or have developed) an app which could be connected to the GameBus infrastructure then please contact Pieter Van Gorp.
Elke generatie heeft zo zijn populaire tijdverdrijven, zo is de gedachte achter de GameBus. Kinderen spelen tikkertje, hun ouders maken een fietstocht en de grootouders lossen een puzzel op. Allemaal gezond voor lichaam en/of geest, maar die uiteenlopende hobby’s bevorderen het contact tussen de generaties niet.
De GameBus-app moet bijvoorbeeld de ‘play-units’van TU/e-spinoff Head Up Games, waarmee je e-tikkertje kunt doen, koppelen aan apps voor de smartphone die je bewegingen via gps vastleggen, en aan digitale varianten van denksporten die populair zijn bij ouderen. “We richten ons in eerste instantie op apps met een open application programming interface”, zegt projectleider dr. Pieter Van Gorp van de groep Information Systems van de faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS). “Dat betekent dat we de data kunnen gebruiken zonder dat we hoeven samen te werken met de makers van de app.”
GameBus geeft je ook punten als je fysiek bij elkaar op bezoek gaat, vertelt Van Gorp. “Dat is het sociale aspect van gezondheid waar de geldschieter, EIT ICT Labs (onderdeel van het recent opgerichte European Institute of Technology, red.) nadruk op legt, naast de fysieke en cognitieve of mentale gezondheid.”
Het project, waarin wordt samengewerkt met het ICT-bedrijf Synergetics, zorginstelling ZuidZorg en diverse Italiaanse partners, gaat in januari van start. In de zomer moet er een functionerende app zijn voor Android-systemen. In eerste instantie wordt GameBus gekoppeld aan de genoemde Head Up Games, de gps-tracker Strava, en online Sudoku’s van griddlers.net.
De bedoeling is dat bijvoorbeeld thuiszorginstellingen -in dit project ZuidZorg- de ‘challenges’ gaan definiëren waarmee de gebruikers punten kunnen verdienen. Om enthousiasme te kweken, komt er ook een prijs voor de familie die de meeste punten behaald. “Dan moet je denken aan bijvoorbeeld een elektrische fiets”, zegt Van Gorp.
Ontwikkelaars van apps die relevant kunnen zijn voor GameBus kunnen zich melden bij Pieter Van Gorp.
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Samaneh Bagheri & Mohammad Rasouli (Rob Kusters/Jos Trienekens)
Business-IT Alignment in PSS Value Networks: A Capability-based Framework
Product-service system (PSS) or integrated solution is defined as bundles of products and services that meet customer operational needs. Provision of such solutions heavily relies on collaboration among multiple partners include customers within a value network. In this context, advanced information technology (IT) is regarded as a foundation for the operation of PSS value networks. This requires alignment between IT and PSS business strategy. Business‐IT alignment (BIA) refers to the degree to which IT strategy supports a business strategy. BIA in a value network can raise the ability of partners to collaborate more effectively and improve network performance. However, the theory of traditional firm‐level BIA is not tailored to the specific situations of PSS value networks.In this presentation we investigate the applicability of BIA concepts and definitions at a PSS value network level. Alignment in firm-level literature looked at fit between business and IT capabilities. To substantiate this at a PSS value network level, we identified and classified generic value network business capabilities on the one hand and IT capabilities on the other hand. By exploring and discussing the interrelations between the two types of capability, a conceptual framework for understanding BIA in a PSS value network is derived.
Service Orientation in Demand-Supply Chains: Towards an Integrated Framework
Offering customer-centric value through dynamic and networked capabilities is a strategic need in the current business environment. This strategic need can be met by a Service-Oriented Demand-Supply Chain (SODSC) concept. Various direct and indirect notions in different contexts have been developed about SODSC concept. However, the lack of integration between these notions can easily lead to confusion. This presentation aims to counter this confusion by providing a framework for structuring various related notions. Based on a cybernetic system approach, the service-oriented value, partnership and control aspects of SODSC have been investigated respectively. On the basis of a distinction between demand and supply chain perspectives, two distinct dimensions of service orientation have been explored in each of the aspects. The resulting integrated framework, visualized by three related two-dimensional matrices and illustrated by real cases, offers the possibility to characterize and analyze the various SODSC notions.
After these talks a drink will take place in the PVOC
Previously, in July 2014 I successfully completed a MSc degree in Transport Logistics at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Transports. My thesis dealt with possible mitigation strategies for uncertainty and risk in logistics distribution in the high-tech industry. Furthermore, while pursuing my MSc degree, I also worked for Samsung Electronics Romania as a Procurement Specialist.
I completed my bachelor studies by obtaining two degrees. Firstly, I graduated from the Mathematics and Computer Science program that I was enrolled in at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Sciences in 2011. Subsequently, in 2012, I completed a bachelor program in Business and Administration from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Business and Administration Sciences. My research projects were focused on system control and optimization and database management systems in administration, respectively.
I obtained my Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 (5-years degree) from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, with a specialization in Communications.
After my studies I fulfilled my military service and then I worked for 3.5 years as a software developer in a private company based in Athens, Greece.
In September 2014 I completed my MSc degree in Business Information Systems, at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, with a specialization in Business Process Management. My master project was about the Design of a Standard Architecture for Service Management based on the BASE/X framework, which is a business engineering framework for service-dominant business. The project was carried out at De Lage Landen International B.V. (DLL), a global provider of leasing and finance solutions where we also implemented a prototype in a BPM tool (from Pega, a leader in BPM market) to act as a proof of concepts of the BASE/X framework regarding the agility of organizations to offer new service compositions to the market.
During my post-graduate studies, I also worked for a short period as a student assistant, tutoring Bachelor level students for a Design-based learning project.
Since September 2014, I work as a Research and Education employee in the Information Systems (IS) research group of the Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) Department of TU/e. I am involved in the “ITS (Intelligent Transport System) Reference Architecture NL” project with the aim to establish a ground for mobility standard in The Netherlands, taking existing heterogenous architectures into account. A business framework that will show the benefits (and costs) for deployment of mobility systems and the connection to the architecture framework are also objectives of the project.
Today Eric van der Geer-Rutten-Rijswijk (vice-managing-director of IE&IS) surprised Paul! On behalf of the Board Paul received a very nice bouquet. For the past eight years he was the chairman of the Information Systems group. As of september 1st Paul is Director of the Graduate Program. Uzay Kaymak is now the new chairman.
Decision support via linguistic summaries
The business environment (climate) is constantly changing, and it is becoming more and more complex. Making good decisions may require considerable amounts of relevant data, information, and knowledge. With the advancement in information technology, more and more data are stored and analyzed. The amount of data is beyond human cognitive capabilities and comprehension skills. There is an urgent need to process those data into knowledge. To meet those needs, the fields of data mining and knowledge discovery are developing rapidly. Following this trend, also the methods to summarize the data and to analyze these summaries are getting more and more important.
In this presentation we will present briefly the decision support framework, as well how the linguistic summaries fit there. We will conclude with some examples.
The Information Systems group is often contacted by industrial organizations with assignments that could lead to student projects at various levels (master thesis project, bachelor completion project, etc.) Through this website we make these topics available to our students. In this post, we announce one such project, involving companies NIPPUR and AD.
Every year Algemeen Dagblad (AD) and its subsidiaries report in the newspaper and online on crime and perception of security of Dutch residents. This report is called ‘Crimewatch’ or ‘AD Misdaadmeter’. The articles are due somewhere February/March of each year.
The content is prepared by research journalists. They focus primarily on quantitative data. Data is received from the National Police.
AD would like to extend these reports by involving new sources to enhance to quality of the reports and by introducing new methods and techniques that allow to add new angles in reporting.
AD would like to extend the reports by datamining relevant text oriented data that can be found on the internet. To add the ‘sentiment’ of the people of the Netherlands about the topics mentioned.
Nowadays it is possible to collect social media data (as available on 100s of thousands websites e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, blog posts etc etc). Next techniques exist to analyse these texts and determine positive or negative sentiment and corresponding confidence of prediction. In many messages additional information can be found to further analyse this data and determine certain topics of interest and geographical locations.
For AD it could be very interesting to determine what people are talking about when crime is concerned and how they feel about it. To investigate the relationship between actual crime and the perception of the people. If possible zooming in on specific topics and regions.
- dutch knowledge
Contact for more information: Anna Wilbik