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Multi-level 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 one case, such as …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Computer human interaction
Data science
Information security
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

Service-oriented business models

With services becoming more and more prominent, a viable, service-oriented 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. Moreover, many industries are moving towards adding services to their products or providing their products as services. For example, IT providers are moving towards Cloud and software Services and manufacturing firms are offering added value …

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

Modeling methods to improve predictive analytics

The project aims to investigate how conceptual modeling methods can be used to improve understanding of the data and help to select the best approach for predictive analytics.

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

Conceptualizing Business Analytics Challenges in the Digital Age

The main objective of this project is to analyse what are the main challenges of business analytics and to propose methods to avoid those challenges.As part of this project, previous studies will be reviewed to identify the challenges scholars have pointed out. A conceptual framework will then be proposed to understand these challenges and explain how they can be addressed.

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Disciplines
Data science
Service science
Study levels
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

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

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

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

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

Digital business models

The ongoing proliferation of a digital lifestyle and the exposure to global innovation raises the expectation level of customers for new products and services. The ongoing technological innovations make this possible, but require digital business models to turn them into viable commercial offerings. This is not only relevant for new (‘born-on-the-web’) companies, but also for traditional companies who run the risk of having their core business disrupted. While some see the technological change coming but struggle with the new business …

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

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

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 …

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

Service-oriented business models

With services becoming more and more prominent, a viable, service-oriented 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. Moreover, many industries are moving towards adding services to their products or providing their products as services. For example, IT providers are moving towards cloud and software services and manufacturing firms are offering added value …

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

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