Colloquium IE&IS/IS Nov 7, 2014

Speaker:
Shaya Pourmirza (Remco Dijkman) GET

Event Details

Title:
Switching Parties in a Collaboration at Run-time

Abstract:
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.

Nominations Educations Award 2014

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.

Venue Event

30 October 2014; The drink starts at 16.00h, and the official ceremony starts at 17.00h.
The Villa, Eindhoven

TU/e’ers koppelen gezondheidsapps met GameBus

If you are developing (or have developed) an app which could be connected to the GameBus infrastructure then please contact Pieter Van Gorp.

Onderzoekers van TU/e-faculteit IE&IS gaan een app maken die bestaande gezondheidsgerelateerde apps aan elkaar koppelt: GameBus. Verschillende generaties familieleden kunnen met GameBus de competitie aangaan met andere families, via bestaande apps. Elk van de familieleden verzamelt punten met zijn eigen favoriete bezigheid, van e-tikkertje spelen tot kruiswoordpuzzels oplossen.

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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Colloquium IE&IS/IS – W&I/IS Oct 3, 2014 @K.10 4PM (+PVOC afterwards)

Speakers:
Samaneh Bagheri & Mohammad Rasouli (Rob Kusters/Jos Trienekens)

“Ladies first”

Samaneh Bagheri
Title:
Business-IT Alignment in PSS Value Networks: A Capability-based Framework

Abstract:
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.

Mohammad Rasouli
Title:
Service Orientation in Demand-Supply Chains: Towards an Integrated Framework

Abstract:
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