Peer to Peer Distributed Business Process Management
The manufacturing industry is entering a new era in which new ICT technologies and collaboration applications are integrated with traditional manufacturing practices and processes to increase flexibility in manufacturing, mass customization, increase speed, better quality and to improve productivity. EU H2020 “vF Interoperation supporting business innovation” (FIRST) provides new technology and methodologies to describe manufacturing assets; to compose and integrate existing services into collaborative virtual manufacturing processes; and to deal with evolution of changes.
We are looking for a PhD candidate to performance research in the area of business process modelling and collaborative business process management. Within this context, a significant challenge can be found in distributed coordination/management of processes, as well as their reliability. This is in particular an issue for collaboration amongst peers where there is limited trust in each partner. This project aims to develop an approach to manage the execution of distributed business process management without requiring a trusted party responsible for the execution. The PhD candidate is also expected to travel to our partners’ locations within the consortium (outside the UK) for up to of 12 months.
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Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.
The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and International students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate: Outstanding academic potential as measured by either a 1st class honours degree or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) for candidates for whom English is not their first language which must be evidence at application.
A fully-funded Studentship includes a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months.
Associated costs, such as for fieldwork and conference attendance, will also be met under the Studentship.