PhD position in Computer Science – Process Discovery and Analysis at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

by Lars Michael Kristensen, May 11, 2022

Cross-organisational process workflows involve multiple individual ones coming from different organisations. While tasks in these individual workflows may run independently in parallel, there are very often dependencies between them. Such dependencies may lead to bottlenecks that only appear when the participants interact with tasks across multiple workflows of the processes.

The project focusses on devising a new model-based methodology to develop a framework that allows reconstructing the models of the participants’ experience in cross-organisational processes, based on event logs.  We also aim to leverage formal analysis techniques to discover potential bottlenecks in the derived model.  The result of the project will contribute to optimising cross-organisational workflow planning.


The prospective PhD candidate will be associated with the Norwegian Research Council Young Research Talents project CroFlow – Enabling Highly Automated Cross-Organisational Workflow Planning ( The PhD research fellow will be part of the PhD programme in Computer Science: Software Engineering, Sensor Networks and Engineering Computing ( and the HVL Software Engineering Group ( ). The research programme in Computer Science currently includes around 20 professors and associate professors, 40 PhD and post-doctoral research fellows, and a large number of master’s students. 


The PhD scholarship includes work expense funding for travel and conference participation.


For more information about the position, including instructions on to apply, see: (application deadline is June 17).