Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Formal Methods for Business Process Modelling

by Violet Ka I Pun, Jan. 29, 2024

A postdoctoral researcher position in Formal Methods for Business Process Modelling is available at Dept. of Computer Science, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway

Deadline: 25th February 2024
Salary: starting from ~NOK 576 000 per annum
Duration: 2 year, with the possibility of an extension for up to 1 year

Link to the detailed job posting: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/256574/

About the project

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This postdoctoral research fellow position is part of the Norwegian Research Council Young Research Talents project CROFLOW (Enabling Highly Automated  Cross-Organisational Workflow Planning, https://croflow.github.io/). The goal of the project is to develop an innovative model-driven methodology and framework that facilitates planning business process with highly automated analyses and tool support.

Cross-organisational workflows involve multiple concurrently running business processes, each of which consists of multiple workflows within an organisation, or across various organisations. While tasks in these individual workflows may run independently in parallel, there are very often dependencies between them, e.g., execution orders or shared resources, which makes planning such workflows particularly challenging and error prone. Such complications could eventually lead to substantial negative impacts on financially- and safety-critical workflows. The project aims to leverage various techniques in formal methods to model and analyse cross-organisational workflows in terms of concurrent programs, and to automate workflow revisioning upon changes in the dependencies.

About the position

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For this specific position, we are interested in developing a framework allowing highly automated workflow modelling and planning based on the orchestration of static analyses and dynamic refactoring of the workflow models. The prospective postdoctoral researcher should be interested in formal modelling for concurrent programs, with the application on concurrent workflow models. Together with the other project members and external partners, the researcher will contribute to the project from the perspectives including automating the planning and dynamic refactoring of cross-organisational workflows.

The postdoctoral researcher will have the possibility to collaborate with the external project partners of CROFLOW, including Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of L├╝beck in Germany.

Contact: Associate Professor Violet Ka I Pun ( [email protected] )