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prof.dr. M.E. Iacob (Maria)

Full Professor

About Me

Maria Iacob is a full professor of Enterprise Systems Engineering at the Department of High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship, at the University of Twente. She is also Educational Director of the Business Information Technology Bachelor and Master and of the Master of Risk Management. Previously she worked as a scientific researcher at Telematica Instituut (2000-2006). She has done research in the areas of enterprise and information systems architecture (design and quantitative analysis), service-oriented architectures, model-driven development, model transformations, e-services architectures, supply chain integration, smart logistics, Industry 4.0, e-government, business process (re)engineering and management, business modeling, intelligence amplification and data-driven decision making.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Automatic Identification
Construction Industry
Industry
Logistics
Planning
Mathematics
Business Model
Enterprise Architecture
Business & Economics
Enterprise Architecture

Ancillary Activities

  • TKI Dinalog
    Member of the "Programmacommisie Topsector Logistiek"

Research

Maria-Eugenia Iacob is currently full professor of Enterprise Systems Engineering at the Department of High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship, at the University of Twente. Previously she worked as scientific researcher at Telematica Instituut (2000-2006). She holds a Ph.D. degree in Discrete Mathematics from the University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has done research in the areas of enterprise and information systems architecture (design and quantitative analysis), service-oriented architectures, model-driven development, model transformations, e-services architectures, supply chain integration, smart logistics, Industry 4.0, e-government, business process (re)engineering and management, business analytics, business modeling, and intelligence amplification.

Publications

Recent
Maneschijn, D. G. J. C. , Bemthuis, R. H. , Bukhsh, F. A. , & Iacob, M-E. (2022). A Methodology for Aligning Process Model Abstraction Levels and Stakeholder Needs. In J. Filipe, M. Smialek, A. Brodsky, & S. Hammoudi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (Vol. 1, pp. 137-147). SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0011029600003179
Firdausy, D. , De Alencar Silva, P. , van Sinderen, M. J. , & Iacob, M. E. (2022). Semantic Discovery and Selection of Data Connectors in International Data Spaces. Paper presented at Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA 2022, Valencia, Spain.
Collou, L. , Bruinsma, G. , & Iacob, M. E. (2021). BITInLine: A serious game to enhance business information technology and strategy alignment. In P. Fotaris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Game Based Learning, ECGBL 2021 (pp. 141-150). (Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning; Vol. 2021-September). Dechema e.V.. https://doi.org/10.34190/GBL.21.032
Mukti, I. Y. , Firdausy, D. , Aldea, A., Prambudia, Y. , Van Sinderen, M. , & Iacob, M-E. (2021). Architecting a service-oriented rural platform: Improving rural economic climate through participation in the digital business ecosystem. In Proceedings 2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC) (pp. 92-103). (IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC; Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOC52215.2021.00013
Piest, J. P. S. , Iacob, M. E. , van Sinderen, M. J., Gemmink, M., & Goossens, B. (2021). A Reinforcement Learning Platform for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Logistics. In 2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW) (pp. 289-298). (IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW); Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW52865.2021.00060
Koot, M. , Iacob, M-E. , & Mes, M. R. K. (2021). A Reference Architecture for IoT-Enabled Dynamic Planning in Smart Logistics. In M. La Rosa, S. Sadiq, & E. Teniente (Eds.), Advanced Information Systems Engineering - 33rd International Conference, CAiSE 2021, Proceedings: 33rd International Conference, CAiSE 2021, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, June 28 – July 2, 2021, Proceedings (pp. 551-565). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12751). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79382-1_33
Piest, J. P. S. , Meertens, L. O., Buis, J. , Iacob, M. E. , & van Sinderen, M. J. (2021). Smarter interoperability based on automatic schema matching and intelligence amplification. In 10th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA 2020: Tarbes, France, November 17-19, 2020 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2900). CEUR. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2900/
Piest, J. P. S. , Iacob, M. E. , & van Sinderen, M. J. (2021). A federated interoperability approach for data driven logistic support in SMEs. In M. Zelm, B. Young, G. Doumeingts, H. Karray, & L. Elmhadbhi (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, I-ESA 2020 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2900). CEUR. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2900/
Bemthuis, R. , Mes, M. , Iacob, M. E. , & Havinga, P. J. M. (2021). Using agent-based simulation for emergent behavior detection in cyber-physical systems. In K-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, & R. Thiesing (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC (pp. 230-241). [9383956] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9383956
Gomes, S. B., Santoro, F. M., Da Silva, M. M. , & Iacob, M. E. (2019). A reference model for digital transformation and innovation. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 23rd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2019 (pp. 21-30). [8945004] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOC.2019.00013
Aldea, A. , Iacob, M-E. , Daneva, M., & Masyhur, L. H. (2019). Multi-criteria and model-based analysis for project selection: An integration of capability-based planning, project portfolio management and enterprise architecture. In 2019 IEEE 23rd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW) (pp. 128-135). [8907326] (Proceedings IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW); Vol. 23). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW.2019.00032
Iacob, M. E., Charismadiptya, G. , van Sinderen, M. J. , & Piest, J. P. S. (2019). An architecture for Situation-aware Smart Logistics. Paper presented at 10th SOEA4EE Workshop, Paris, France.
Bemthuis, R. H. , Koot, M. , Mes, M. R. K. , Bukhsh, F. A. , Iacob, M-E. , & Meratnia, N. (2019). An Agent-Based Process Mining Architecture for Emergent Behavior Analysis. In 2019 IEEE 23rd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW) (pp. 54-64). [8907303] (Proceedings IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW); Vol. 23). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW.2019.00022
Franck, T. , Iacob, M. E. , van Sinderen, M. , & Wombacher, A. (2018). Towards an integrated architecture model of smart manufacturing enterprises. In B. Shishkov (Ed.), Business Modeling and Software Design: 7th International Symposium, BMSD 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 112-133). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 309). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78428-1_6
Bosdriesz, Y. , van Sinderen, M. , Iacob, M., & Verkroost, P. (2018). A Building Information Model-centered Big Data Platform to Support Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry. In M. Zelm, F-W. Jaekel, G. Doumeingts, & M. Wollschlaeger (Eds.), Enterprise Interoperability: Smart Services and Business Impact of Enterprise Interoperability (pp. 209-215). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119564034.ch26
Iacob, M. E., Monteban, J. , Van Sinderen, M., Hegeman, E., & Bitaraf, K. (2018). Measuring Enterprise Architecture Complexity. In 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2018 (pp. 115-124). [8536112] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW.2018.00026
Other Contributions

M.E. Iacob, L.O. Meertens, H. Jonkers, D.A.C. Quartel, L.J.M. Nieuwenhuis, M.J. van Sinderen, From Enterprise Architecture to Business Models and back, Software & Systems Modeling, July 2014, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 1059-1083, Springer.

M.E. Iacob, M.J. van Sinderen, M. Steenwijk, P. Verkroost, Towards a Reference Architecture for Fuel-based Carbon Management Systems in the Logistics Industry, Information Systems Frontiers, November 2013, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 725-745.

M.E. Iacob, D. Quartel, H. Jonkers, Capturing Business Strategy and Value in Enterprise Architecture to Support Portfolio Valuation, In Proceedings of The 16th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2012) "The Enterprise Computing Conference", September 10-14, 2012, Beijing, China, pp. 11-20.

M.E. Iacob, H. Jonkers, M. Lankhorst, E. Proper, Dick A.C. Quartel, ArchiMate 2.0 Specification, The Open Group, Van Haren Publishing, February 2012, 1-937218-00-3.

Moody, D.L., Iacob, M.E. & Amrit, C. (2010). In Search of Paradigms: Identifying the Theoretical Foundations of the IS Field. In T. Alexander, M. Turpin & J.P. van Deventer (Eds.), Proceedings of ECIS 2010.

M.-E. Iacob, H. Jonkers, "Quantitative analysis of service-oriented architectures", International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan.-Mar. 2007, pp. 42-60.

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Education

PhD & PDEng supervision:

  1. Lucas O. Meertens, Relating Business Models and Enterprise Architecture, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Oct 2013.
  2. Adina I. Aldea, Enterprise Strategic Alignment Method (ESAM), University of Twente, The Netherlands, Apr 2017.
  3. Fabian Aulkemeier, Pluggable services: a platform architecture for e-commerce, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Apr 2017.
  4. Andrej Dobrkovic, SynchromodalIT Real Time and Big Data Training, In progress. Estimated end date: Dec 2022.
  5. Iqbal Y. Mukti, E-Government Service Platform for Economic Welfare: Rural Smartness in the West Java Province, in Progress, Estimated end date: May 2023.
  6. Martijn Koot, Resilient Logistics: an application of IoT and data analytics, In progress. Estimated end date: Dec 2022.
  7. Rob Bemthuis, Distributed Business Logic for Resilient Supply Chain Logistics. Estimated end date: Dec 2022.  
  8. J.P. Sebastian Piest, Autonomous Logistics Miners for Small-Medium Businesses, PDEng in progress (will continue with a PhD) Estimated end date PDEng: July 2020.
  9. Yifei Yu, Implementation of Circular Economy in the construction industry, in Progress, Signature PhD, Estimated end date: October 2024.
  10. Danniar Reza Firdaussi, Design of an IDS architecture for logistics, in Progress, Estimated end date PDEng: July 2023.
  11. Fabian Akkerman, Development of DynaPlex; an artificial intelligence toolbox containing (deep) reinforcement learning algorithms for dynamic data-driven logistics decision making, in Progress, Estimated end date: April 2025.
  12. Marjolein Velthuijzen, Model-based Systems Engineering @ Thales, in Progress, Estimated end date: January 2026.
  13. Jillis Kors, Application of Blockchain technology in Healthcare, Estimated end date PDEng: July 2023.
  14. Master & Bachelor supervision:

    Nearly 200 students have completed their studies under my Supervision. A complete list can be found here

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Current Projects

Finished Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 3416
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  3416
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands