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Business model innovation

Business models are increasing becoming an important focus of innovation activities of practitioners and innovation studies of academics. When organizations want to introduce new products or services or need to transform their existing products or services, a viable business model is a critical requirement for commercial success.For example, many Internet services are provided for free and, therefore, challenging their providers to find alternative sources of revenue such as advertisements or premium services. In addition, the innovation of the business model …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Business process management
Information science
Service science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Developing a procedural model that guides the development of reference process models

Given the significance of business process management, many organisations are adopting a process centric approach to their workflow. Through process management, an organisation can create high-performing processes which operate at lower costs, faster speeds, increased accuracy and enhanced flexibility. However, in order to adopt a process management approach, it is crucial to identify the key processes and order them in a logical manner.Reference process models have been created in diverse domains to address this gap. A reference model orders key …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Process model repair

Process model repair refers to the following problem: Given an event log of a process-aware information system that does not fit to a process model, automatically transform the model such that the event log fits the transformed model better than it fits the original model.Thus, process model repair allows keeping models of process-aware information systems in sync with observed process instances by suggesting mechanisms for reflecting traces encountered in event logs in executions of the corresponding models. …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Process data analytics: quality-informed and responsible process mining

Modern organisations consider data to be the lifeblood of their organisations. Technological advances in the fields of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Science empower organisations to become ‘data-driven’ by applying new techniques to analyse and visualise large amounts of data. The potential benefits include a better understanding of business performance and more-informed decision making for business growth.A key road block to this vision is the lack of transparency surrounding the quality of data. Significant data quality issues persist and hinder …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Improving process discovery

Nowadays, commercial and governmental organisations store lots of data related to their business processes. From such recorded data, process mining aims to gain insights in order for the process to be improved.A first step in typical process mining projects is to discover a process model automatically from the recorded event log. Leading process discovery techniques currently provide several guarantees, such as soundness of the model and a good trade-off between including and excluding behaviour of the log in/from the model.In …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Data science
Business process management
Information science
Service science
Statistics and operations research
Study levels
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Understanding the true value of Business Process Management

Many organisations are investing considerable resources for Business Process Management (BPM) with the hope of achieving more efficient and effective business processes. However, ironically, the value of BPM is poorly understood. Questions are continuously brought up in both the practice and academic spheres of BPM that remain unanswered, such as:How does BPM support corporate performance?What direct and indirect ‘value’ does Business process management bring?How can BPM capabilities assist towards achieving company goals?A deeper understanding of the values related to BPM …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Privacy-Preserving Process Analytics

Modern organisations consider data to be their lifeblood. While the importance of data science and the potential benefits of data analytics are widely acknowledged, many people have grave concerns about irresponsible use of their data.Negative publicity surrounding large collections of personal data (incl. location, videos, pictures, emails, etc.) by corporations such as Google and Facebook and subsequent breaches have resulted in people losing trust in, and becoming more suspicious about, how their personal data is being used by such organisations.Process …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Responsible Analytics of Process Data

Technological advances in the field of data science empowers organisations to become ‘data-driven’ by applying new techniques to analyse large amounts of data. The potential benefits include a better understanding of business performance and more-informed decision making for business growth. However, a key roadblock to this vision is the lack of transparency surrounding the quality of data.Process mining is a specialised form of data-driven process analytics where process data, collated from the different IT systems typically available in organisations, is …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Business process automation in the cloud

The ubiquity of cloud computing is shifting the deployment of Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) from traditional on-premise models to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paradigm, thus aiming to deliver Business Process Automation as a Service (BPAaaS) to organisations in the cloud. However, traditional BPMS are designed to serve a single organisation on premise but not for multiple organisations in a cloud environment. To support provision of BPAaaS, it is necessary to establish the design of a new paradigm to address the …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Data science
Information security
Business process management
Service science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Discovering organisational knowledge from process event logs

Process mining enables data-driven process analysis using the massive amount of event log data captured by information systems in today's organisations. Various techniques have been developed to help extract insights about the actual business processes with the ultimate goal to improve process performance as well as the organisations' business performance.As an important sub-field of process mining, organisational mining focuses on discovering organisational knowledge, including e.g. organisational structures and human resources relevant to the performance of a business process, from event …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Data science
Information security
Business process management
Service science
Applied and computational mathematics
Statistics and operations research
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Strategic alignment of online value co-creation: case study for the public sector

The public sector faces specific problems such as:accountabilityunder-utilization of assetsequitable provisioningrisk aversionoperational inefficiencythe need to reform.Co-creation mediated by digital communities can provide great opportunities when strategically aligned via a better understanding of the required capabilities. This research will investigate what constitutes as strategic alignment for co-creation in the context of public sector organizations, by identifying the set of capability areas which are essential for the operational achievement and measurement of the strategic alignment of co-creation mediated by digital communities. Existing …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Business process management
Information science
Service science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

Stochastic Process Mining

Process mining aims to derive information from historical behaviour of processes in organisations which has been recorded in event logs.Business analysts use process mining software to visualise logs and derive information and insights for managers. Ultimately, this information is used to improve processes to, for instance, optimise costs, time and/or the environment. Process mining is an exciting field with lots of opportunity for research and with many successful commercial solutions being offered.Business process models describe what can happen in a …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Computer human interaction
Data science
Business process management
Information science
Service science
Applied and computational mathematics
Statistics and operations research
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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