Monday, January 27, 2020

Challenge 06

For the sixth year in a row the Enterprise Engineering (EE) Challenge has been organised in collaboration with dr. Wided Guédria and Prof.dr. Erik Proper of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, (LIST) and the HU University of Applied Sciences (Master of Informatics and the Smart Sustainable Cities Centre of Expertise). The EE Challenge is a competition between groups of students (4 to 5 people) of the Master of Informatics (MSc) in which a mobility issue in Luxembourg is being tackled. For this, 23 students from the MoI traveled to Luxembourg in February 2019, accompanied by Pascal Ravesteijn and Ing. Mieke Braadbaart, member program management of the master. This year Francesco Ferrero, Lead Partnership Officer - Mobility, Logistics and Smart Cities at LIST, presented the problem statement that was brought forward from the organization (MUV - Mobility Urban ValuesMUV - Mobility Urban Values) EU-funded project. The assignment involved the development of a strategy for a smart mobility solutionservice: how can the existing MUV serviceapp be developed further so that it will be successfully adopted by the inhabitants of the town of Dudelange and by other cities at large.
On the last day of the challenge the five student teams presented their results. The level of the elaborations and presentations was high. The team of Wilma van Etten, Geert Dreuning, Tim Loggen, Gerard Folkerts and Geert Jan Klinkhamer won the EE Challenge 2019! Congratulations to you!
The EE Challenge 2019 provided MUV with valuable inspiration for further innovating the app. The challenge resulted in feedback for the MUV consortium and the LIST researchers, for their current research activities. Students of the MoI offered the opportunity to do their Master Thesis project under the co-supervision of LIST researchers. Professor Erik Proper will also be available as member of the thesis commission at exam sessions of the Master of Informatics (MSc). The EE Challenge is one of the activities of the EE Network and is an integral part of ITIS 'research activities’ (IT for Innovation Services, ITIS), a collaboration between Prof. Erik Proper and Dr. Ir. Raymond Slot MBA, former lecturer at University of applied sciences of Utrecht. Both have a seat in the management of the EE Network. The Master of Informatics ( consists of three areas: learning of theoretical concepts and their application in practice, development of personal skills and the development of scientific research skills. The international study trip is part of the personal skills curriculum. The Smart Sustainable Cities Centre of Expertise provides a platform where people from the business world and from institutes of knowledge can join HU University of Applied Sciences to develop innovative products and services that will bring smart, sustainable and healthy cities a step closer. Students, businesses, lecturers and researchers work together in projects in order to apply the latest knowledge and insight.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Challenge 05

On 7-9 February 2018, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) organised the 5th EE Challenge.

What is the EE Challenge?

The EE Challenge events are in integral part of IT for Innovation Services' (ITIS) research activities in the domain of Enterprise Engineering (EE). These events are designed to enable small groups of students to work on a case study brought forward by a local company. During such an event, researchers in different aspects of Enterprise Engineering research provide mini-lectures on relevant research topics, to further inspire the students.

The 5th EE challenge was organised by Dr. Wided Guédria. It involved twenty-one professionals doing a part-time Master of Science in Informatics (with a specialisation in Enterprise Architecture) from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht (NL). The students were accompanied by Prof.dr. Pascal Ravesteijn and Mieke Braadbaart, one of the managers of the Master.

This year, the EE Challenge involved the definition of a strategy around a Smart Mobility Service: how to grow a smart mobility ecosystem? This challenge was brought forward by LuxMobility and Sustain, together with ITIS researchers, and focussed on the further development of the existing Smove smart mobility service.

The three days at a glance

During three days, the participants worked in groups on the challenge which was presented on the first day by Patrick van Egmond from LuxMobility. This was followed by thee mini-lectures, highlighting different key topics, by LIST’s leading researchers in the field. Prof.dr. Erik Proper gave a lecture on “Service Dominant Logic”, highlighting the role of services and value co-creation in the modern day economy. Dr. Pierre-Jean Barlatier spoke about “Being open or not? Designing strategies for innovation”, while Dr. Ivan Razo-Zapata presented bleeding-edge research results for service design and value co-creation. On the last day, the students presented their outcomes to the jury comprising Mr. van Egmond from LuxMobility, as well as Dr. Barlatier, Dr. Guédria, Prof. Proper, Prof. Ravesteijn, and Dr. Razo-Zapata.

This year’s 3-day EE challenge was a success and ended up with team S3MB winning the challenge. For LuxMobility, the EE Challenge provided valuable inspiration on how to further innovate their Smove service. For the LIST researchers the event provided valuable feedback towards their ongoing research activities, as well as further strengthening the existing partnership with LuxMobility and Sustain. Additionally, some of the visiting students indicated an interest in doing a Master Thesis project under the co-supervision of LIST researchers, while involving a case study in the context of their employers, providing more opportunities for validation and application of research results.

For pictures of the 5th EE Challenge, look here.