Paul Grefen benoemd tot Academic Dean imagine. change. Academy

Speciaal voor geselecteerde executive relaties van Ricoh Nederland, is er de nieuwe Ricoh imagine. change. Academy, die in april 2014 van start gaat. De Ricoh Academy biedt bedrijfskundige insights en een waardevol netwerk gericht op co-makership. Prof.dr.ir. Paul Grefen (capaciteitsgroep Information Systems) is recentelijk benoemd tot Academic Dean van deze Academy.
 
Hoogwaardig Masterclass programma
Ricoh Nederland en TiasNimbas hebben in co-creatie een hoogwaardig Masterclass programma opgesteld, dat tot doel heeft de deelnemers te inspireren en vooral concrete, vernieuwende en waardevolle handvatten te bieden. De imagine. change Academy vormt een uitgelezen manier om met elkaar de dialoog aan te gaan over ontwikkelingen in het bedrijfskundige en ICT landschap.
Meer informatie: www.ricoh.nl/academy.

Colloquium IE&IS/IS – W&I/IS May 2, 2014

Speaker:
Joaquin Vanschoren

Event Details

Title:
Open, networked science in machine learning.

Abstract:
Research in machine learning and data mining can be speeded up tremendously by moving empirical research results out of people’s heads and labs, onto the network and into tools that help us structure and alter the information. OpenML is a collaborative open science platform for machine learning. Through plugins for the major machine learning environments, OpenML allows researchers to automatically upload all their experiments and organize them online. OpenML automatically links these experiments to all related experiments, and adds meta-information about the used datasets and algorithms. As such, all research results are searchable, comparable and reusable in many different ways. Beyond the traditional publication of results in papers, OpenML offers a much more collaborative, dynamic and faster way of doing research.

After this talk a drink will take place in the PVOC.

Ph.D. Thesis: The Role of Contextual Factors in Process Harmonization by Heidi Romero

On Monday, April 28th, Heidi Romero will defend her Ph.D. thesis entitled  “The Role of Contextual Factors in Process Harmonization”.

Prom./coprom.: prof.dr.ir. P.W.P.J. Grefen, prof.dr. A.J. van Weele & dr.ir. R.M. Dijkman.

At this moment of posting, the thesis text is not yet available from the TU/e library.
Click here for the abstract.

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Colloquium IE&IS/IS April 4, 2014

Speaker:
Egon Lüftenegger

Event Details

Title:
Service-Dominant Business Design

Abstract:
Egon presents an overview of his journey towards the development of his PhD thesis “Service-Dominant Business Design”, a novel multi-layered framework for business design.   The framework was developed for designing business by adopting the Service-Dominant Logic. The Service-Dominant Logic is a recognized theory for the development of Service Science that focuses on value co-creation and value networks rather than the traditional manufacturing-driven logic driven by value creation and value chains: the Goods-Dominant Logic.

The Service-Dominant Business Design Framework is presented as steps for doing business design by using four layers: Service-Dominant Strategy, Service-Dominant Business Models, Business Service Compositions and Business Services. The layers of the framework were developed as a set of tools for supporting the Service-Dominant Business Design process. These tools were constructed by using Action Design Research (ADR) and literature review as research methods.  By using ADR, Egon worked inside an asset-based financial services company with global footprint for constructing and testing artifacts as management tools that support the Service-Dominant Business Design process.

Invitation to Join the SAP Student Entrepreneurship Program

The Technical University Eindhoven is invited to participate in the SAP Student Entrepreneurship Program, which supports university Entrepreneurship Centers and Startup Incubators in preparing students to form early Startups using technology from SAP.

Qualified student Startups have the opportunity to join the SAP Startup Focus Program which works with Startups in the Big Data, real time and predictive analytics spaces to develop new applications on SAP HANA and accelerate traction in the market. Benefits include:

Project Harvesting SPR repair materials

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 company Philips.

Background, Present situation:
De Service Parts & Repair afdeling repareert onderdelen (“artikelen”) van medische systemen die in het ziekenhuis defect zijn gegaan voor de Service Parts Supply chain organisatie (SPS) van Philips Healthcare. Met regelmaat kunnen artikelen als geheel niet gerepareerd worden wat betekent dat het in zijn geheel wordt afgevoerd. Er kunnen echter nog bruikbare onderdelen zitten in het af te voeren artikel die bij overige reparaties hergebruikt kunnen worden. Nu maakt men hier géén gebruik van daar het huidige repair proces en SAP systeem hier niet op is ingericht.

Reason why this project is nessecary:
Beoogde efficientie verbetering en kosten besparing binnen de service parts & repair afdeling door hergebruik van onderdelen en tegelijkertijd de afvalstroom reduceren met minder milieubelasting tot gevolg.

Projectgoal:
De afstudeeropdracht bevat:
1. een haalbaarheidsstudy met daarin de volgende aspecten:
-het opzetten van een business case om mogelijke besparing in kaart te brengen (voornamelijk vanuit financieel oogpunt)
-het toetsen van de uitvoerbaarheid in de huidige SAP omgeving en de mogelijke vereiste aanpassingen daarin
-een 1e opzet van het proces en vereiste wijze van werken (vanuit SAP en logistiek oogpunt)
-het toetsen van de eisen & richtlijnen vanuit Quality & Regulatory, finance oogpunt etc.
op basis waarvan een go/no go beslissing tot implementatie kan worden genomen,
2. de implementatie: het SAP technisch en logistiek (supply chain) inrichten van een compliant process (bij positieve haalbaarheids study), en
3. het opleveren van een procesbeschrijving en benodigde werkinstructies
om onderdelen van niet te repareren artikelen te kunnen hergebruiken via binnen de SAP MBP omgeving op een wijze die voldoet aan gestelde eisen & richtlijnen.
Bij een negatieve business case zal het vervolg van de afstudeeropdracht in onderling overleg opnieuw gedefinieerd moeten worden.

Expect result:
Een kostenbestaring en reductie in af te voeren materialen (minder milieubelastend) als gevolg van hergebruik van onderdelen van niet te repareren artikelen middels een proces wat voldoet aan geldende eisen & richtlijnen binnen de huidige SAP MBP omgeving.

Candidate profile:
De afstudeerder dient een informatie technology/IT study te volgen (liefst met basis SAP kennis) en een haalbaarheidsstudy uit te kunnen voeren waarin een (met name financiele) business case opgezet dient te worden en processen getoetst worden t.o.v. geldende eisen & richtlijnen (o.a. vanuit financieel en quality & regulatory oogpunt)

Contact for more information: Rik Eshuis

Project Visual Management Philips Healthcare

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 company Philips.

Background, Present situation:
Daily start-up meetings in Operations are using data to provide overview of performance and to support scheduling and decisions. These data are (partly real time) maintained and daily presented in Microsoft Excel format. Examples of data used: people & production planning, availability of components, quality issues, safety issues, actions and improvements.

Reason why this project is nessecary:
At present there is no full standardisation between production teams regarding data content and means of presentation. Available systems are not user friendly with respect to filling, maintaining and presenting. Avalable systems are not following the Philips Lean guidelines.

Projectgoal:
Design and introduce a standardised and robust visual management system for daily start up, which can be used in all MR Operations teams in Best, using available data and following Philips Lean guidelines.

Expect result:
The system has to work and to be robust and easy to maintain. Users (Unit Managers, Team Leaders, Shop Floor Controllers, Operators) will be trained to enter data and to present. The design will be carried over to the designated key user (Production Controller).

Contact for more information: Rik Eshuis

Colloquium IE&IS/IS – W&I/IS March 7, 2014

Speaker:
Paul Grefen

Event Details

Title:
BASE/X: Processing Services the Structured Way – Serving Processes the Flexible Way

Abstract:

Service-dominant business is currently one of the leading business developments in many business domains, from financial services to international logistics. The service-dominant business paradigm radically shifts business design and implementation from delivering stand-alone products to delivering integrated service-packages that have a clear value-in-use from the customer perspective. Service-dominant business strategies and business models rely on dynamic business networks in which the partner companies have strong co-creation and co-delivery capabilities – often even including the customer as a partner in the network.  These service-dominant networks have to operate in highly dynamic business markets. This development leads on the one hand to the requirement of managing complex compositions of services in distributed business networks in a structured way and on the other hand to the requirement of treating flexibility in service composition as a first class citizen to support business agility. The BASE/X framework has been developed as an integral approach to deal with these requirments. The approach covers the spectrum from business strategy definition to corporate system reference architecture. Business process management is a key ingredient in BASE/X. In this presentation, we discuss the background of BASE/X and its application in industry – including BPM and service management prototyping efforts.

After this talk a drink will take place in the PVOC.

Colloquium Henrik Leopold (Humboldt University Berlin)

EVENT details

My name is Henrik Leopold and I am a research fellow with the Institute of Information Systems at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. I received a PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.) as well as a master degree in information systems from the Humboldt University Berlin and a bachelor degree in information systems from the Berlin School of Economics. Before my graduation I worked for several departments of the pharmaceutical division of Bayer in Germany and the USA. In July 2013, I completed my doctoral thesis on Natural Language in Business Process Models. My current research interests are business process modelling, natural language processing, and process architectures. The results of my research have been published, among others, in Decision Support Systems and Information Systems. I have been a visiting researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (April-July 2010) and the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (March-April 2012, funded by DAAD). Since 2011 I am also a board member of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (http://www.bpmb.de).

Title: Natural language analysis in process models

Abstract: Natural language is one of the most important means of human communication. It enables us to express our will, to exchange thoughts, and to document our knowledge in written sources. Owing to its substantial role in many facets of human life, technology for automatically analyzing and processing natural language has recently become increasingly important. The goal of this presentation is to give an overview of how natural language processing can be applied in the context of business process modeling. Therefore, it first introduces how the automatic analysis of natural language in process models can be accomplished. Then, it discusses three popular application scenarios of natural language analysis in process models: the automated recognition of naming convention violations, the automated generation of natural language texts from process models, and the automated assessment of process model granularity.  

Colloquium IE&IS/IS Feb 7, 2014

Speaker:
Rui De Almeida

Event Details

Title:
Conditional density approximation using fuzzy and probabilistic representations of uncertainty

Abstract:
This presentation will focus on conditional density approximation using fuzzy and probabilistic representations of uncertainty. Fuzzy systems are typically used for approximating deterministic functions, in which case the stochastic uncertainty is ignored. I will present two different systems that combine the fuzzy and probabilistic nature of uncertainty. The obtained semi-parametric models make very few assumptions regarding the functional form of the estimated density or changes across the input variables space. These models possess sufficient generalization power to approximate a non-standard density and ability to describe the underlying process using simple linguistic descriptors despite the complexity and possible non-linearity of these processes. The additional information and process understanding provided by these models are illustrated using a real world example of conditional volatility estimation for the S&P500 index.