Early identification of potential Distributed Ledger Technology business cases using e3value models – Defining the pattern (Henri Arno)

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) like Blockchain are being experimented with in nearly every economic sector. Most of the time, projects don’t survive after their first year and it has proven to be extremely difficult to reap benefits from implementing DLT. What is currently missing is an analytical tool that allows early decision-making on DLT implementation. In a recent… Continue reading Early identification of potential Distributed Ledger Technology business cases using e3value models – Defining the pattern (Henri Arno)

Language Development for Business Process Architecture Description (Ilias Benabdellah)

The idea of this thesis is to develop a concrete syntax (i.e., notation) for the Business Process Architecture Language (BPAL) we are currently developing. The development is a joint effort of UGentMIS (Prof. Geert Poels) and the ALARCOS research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Prof. Francisco Ruiz, Prof. Felix Garcia, Prof. Mario Piattini).… Continue reading Language Development for Business Process Architecture Description (Ilias Benabdellah)

Analysis of the impact of blockchain on healthcare through enterprise modelling (Sophie De Vuyst)

This thesis investigates how blockchain can be used in healthcare applications. The research starts with a study of the state-of-the-art of blockchain applications in healthcare (based on academic literature, popular press, information on the web). This state-of-the-art review of secondary data will be extended with primary data collected through a survey with Belgian hospitals and… Continue reading Analysis of the impact of blockchain on healthcare through enterprise modelling (Sophie De Vuyst)

Enhancing Agile Development through Modelling of User Stories (Emma Willard & Axelle Pysson)

Context In Agile Software Engineering, working software is valued over comprehensive documentation (http://agilemanifesto.org). Currently, practitioners of agile development practices often misinterpret this as ‘no documentation’. Consequently, user stories are almost the only kind of requirements documentation maintained in the application of agile development methods. A user story describes a feature required to be provided by… Continue reading Enhancing Agile Development through Modelling of User Stories (Emma Willard & Axelle Pysson)

Comparing user stories with behaviour-driven development scenarios (Laura Lambrecht)

Context In Agile Software Engineering, working software is valued over comprehensive documentation (http://agilemanifesto.org). Currently, practitioners of agile development practices often misinterpret this as ‘no documentation’. Consequently, user stories are almost the only kind of requirements documentation maintained in the application of agile development methods. A user story describes a feature required to be provided by… Continue reading Comparing user stories with behaviour-driven development scenarios (Laura Lambrecht)

User stories: text-to-model and model-to-text transformations (Margaux Vander Plaetsen)

Context In Agile Software Engineering, working software is valued over comprehensive documentation (http://agilemanifesto.org). Currently, practitioners of agile development practices often misinterpret this as ‘no documentation’. Consequently, user stories are almost the only kind of requirements documentation maintained in the application of agile development methods. A user story describes a feature required to be provided by… Continue reading User stories: text-to-model and model-to-text transformations (Margaux Vander Plaetsen)

Natural Language Processing to Assure the Quality of User Stories (Michiel Blommaert)

Context In Agile Software Engineering, working software is valued over comprehensive documentation (http://agilemanifesto.org). Currently, practitioners of agile development practices often misinterpret this as ‘no documentation’. Consequently, user stories are almost the only kind of requirements documentation maintained in the application of agile development methods. A user story describes a feature required to be provided by… Continue reading Natural Language Processing to Assure the Quality of User Stories (Michiel Blommaert)