“FUNCTION MODELING IN ORGANIZATIONAL ENGINEERING”
David Sardinha Andrade de Aveiro,
D – Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa –
This thesis has the main purpose of assessing the usefulness to model organizational functions in the context of organizational engineering. To achieve this we present an extensive analysis of current insights found in literature of diverse fields of knowledge, like management, engineering, biology and philosophy, to bridge the gap between the several different perspectives and clarify what in fact are organizational functions and what should be considered artifacts of the functional dimension of an organization. Based on current findings and on previous work done in the field of organizational engineering, an ontology is proposed, for the purpose of modeling the functional concern of an enterprise architecture, in a coherent manner.
Namely, in organizations, representing a function means specifying, for a certain process X, its interdependencies with other parts of the organization, which contribute to its self-maintenance, namely: (1) a norm (goal value) for a certain state variable of the process; (2) which other process (or processes) depend on this norm, in order to remain functional; (3) the set of business rules – embedded in the process itself, or other process(es) – that work as resilience mechanisms to expected exceptions and try to reestablish the norm to the process functioning; (4) set of specialized and accumulated knowledge related to process X’s domain used for treatment of unexpected exceptions in a special dynamics called microgenesis.
We further propose an extension to an existing modeling framework that argues that the multidimensional aspects of the enterprise should be organized into five architectural components: Organization, Business, Information, Application and Technological architectures. The extension we propose is an additional architectural view: the Function Architecture. This architecture allows the modeling of organizational functions separating it’s inherent concerns of: operation, monitoring, resilience and microgenesis, while maintaining coherence in their components and interconnections.
Several benefits seem to arise out of this proposal, like: simplification of organizational models thanks to the separation of concerns; increased traceability between fundamental entities of organizations and model elements reutilization; detection of vital processes and gaps on the organization’s self maintenance mechanisms; among others. The usefulness of these possible benefits will be assessed in the final stage of this thesis which aims at a practical experiment on modeling functions in real organizations, with the proposed architecture, in the context of at least two case studies, already planned for execution.
Keywords: Function Modeling, Organizational Engineering, Organizational Modeling, Organizational Function
Date: 2006-Jul-24 Time: 10:00:00 Room: INESC – Auditório Alfa 9º piso
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OLISSIPO Summer School in Lisbon | Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities
We are happy to announce the OLISSIPO Summer School on Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, at INESC-ID, between July 2-7, 2023.
David Posada, University of Vigo (class)
João Alves, University of Vigo (hands-on)
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal (class)
Mattéo Delabre, Université de Montréal (hands-on)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Claremont McKenna College (class and hands-on)
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University (class and hands-on)
See the preliminary agenda at: https://olissipo.inesc-id.pt/tree-tango-school
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The registration fee is 250€ for students and OLISSIPO members and 350€ for postdocs or other researchers (meals indicated at the schedule of the school are included, accommodation and flights are not). All details will be made available upon registration.
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The 13th Lisbon Machine Learning School | LxMLS 2023
The Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS) takes place yearly at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). LxMLS 2023 will be a 6-day event (14-20 July, 2023), scheduled to take place as an in-person event.
The school covers a range of machine learning topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing problems arising in different application areas. It is organized jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID), the Lisbon ELLIS Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems (LUMLIS), Unbabel, Zendesk, and IBM Research.
Check online for information about past editions: LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020, LxMLS 2021, LxMLS 2022 (you can also watch the videos of the lectures for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020).
31st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2023)
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The ISD 2023 conference held this year also provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to promote their research, practical experience, and to discuss issues related to Information Systems through papers, posters, and journal-first paper presentations.
ISD 2023 will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 30–September 1, 2023.