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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
Ecosystems
Industry
Logistics
Planning
Business & Economics
Enterprise Architecture
Modeling
Mathematics
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
Bogea Gomes, S., Santoro, F. M., da Silva, M. M. , & Iacob, M. E. (2024). Visualization of Digital Transformation Initiatives Elements through ArchiMate Viewpoints. Information systems frontiers. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-023-10469-4
Koot, M. , Mes, M. R. K. , & Iacob, M. E. (2024). Building an Ontological Bridge Between Supply Chain Resilience and IoT Applications. In H. A. Proper, L. Pufahl, D. Karastoyanova, M. van Sinderen, & J. Moreira (Eds.), Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing: 27th International Conference, EDOC 2023, Groningen, The Netherlands, October 30 – November 3, 2023, Proceedings (1 ed., pp. 79-96). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46587-1_5
Claessens, J. L. J., Maats, E. P. E. , Iacob, M. E., Wisse, R. P. L., & Jongsma, K. R. (2023). Introducing e-health technology to routine cataract care: patient perspectives on web-based eye test for postoperative telemonitoring. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 49(7), 659-665. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000001189
Pourmehdi, M. , Iacob, M. E. , & Mes, M. R. K. (2023). Towards a Reference Architecture for Planning and Control Services. In C. Griffo, S. Guerreiro, & M. E. Iacob (Eds.), Advances in Enterprise Engineering XVI: 12th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference, EEWC 2022, Revised Selected Papers (1 ed., pp. 121-138). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 473 LNBIP). Springer. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34175-5_8
Maneschijn, D. G. J. C. , Bemthuis, R. H., Arachchige, J. J. , Bukhsh, F. A. , & Iacob, M. E. (2023). Balancing Simplicity and Complexity in Modeling Mined Business Processes: A User Perspective. In J. Filipe, M. Śmiałek, A. Brodsky, & S. Hammoudi (Eds.), Enterprise Information Systems. ICEIS 2022 (pp. 3-21). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 487). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39386-0_1
Piest, J. P. S. , Iacob, M. E., & Wouterse, M. J. T. (2023). Tutorial: Conceptualizing intelligence amplification in human-centred AI applications using the design canvas. In T. Ahram, & R. Taiar (Eds.), Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET-AI 2023): Artificial Intelligence and Future Applications (Vol. 70, pp. 129-138). AHFE Conference. https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1002937
Mukti, I. Y., Setiaji, Dwianti, I. , Aldea, A. , & Iacob, M. E. (2023). Implementing a Service-Oriented Rural Smartness Platform: Lessons Learned from a Technical Action Research in West Java, Indonesia. In T. P. Sales, H. A. Proper, G. Guizzardi, M. Montali, F. M. Maggi, & C. M. Fonseca (Eds.), Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing. EDOC 2022 Workshops (Vol. 466, pp. 129-144). (Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing. EDOC 2022 Workshops; Vol. 466), (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 466). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-26886-1_8
Mukti, I. Y. (2023). Defining, Designing, and Implementing Rural Smartness. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555777
Piest, J. P. S., Masuda, Y. , & Iacob, M. E. (2023). Digital Architectures Under Society 5.0: An Enterprise Architecture Perspective. In T. P. Sales, H. A. Proper, G. Guizzardi, M. Montali, F. M. Maggi, & C. M. Fonseca (Eds.), Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing. EDOC 2022 Workshops. EDOC 2022.: IDAMS, SoEA4EE, TEAR, EDOC Forum, Demonstrations Track and Doctoral Consortium, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, October 4–7, 2022, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 5-24). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 466). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-26886-1_1
Firdausy, D., De Alencar Silva, P. , van Sinderen, M. J. , & Iacob, M. E. (2022). A Data Connector Store for International Data Spaces. In M. Sellami, W. Gaaloul, P. Ceravolo, H. A. Reijers, & H. Panetto (Eds.), Cooperative Information Systems: 28th International Conference, CoopIS 2022, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, October 4-7, 2022, Proceedings (pp. 242-258). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 13591 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17834-4_14
Firdausy, D., De Alencar Silva, P. , van Sinderen, M. J. , & Iacob, M. E. (2022). Towards a Reference Enterprise Architecture to enforce Digital Sovereignty in International Data Spaces. 117-125. Paper presented at 24th IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics, CBI 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBI54897.2022.00020
Piest, J. P. S. , Iacob, M. E., & Wouterse, M. J. T. (2022). Designing Intelligence Amplification: Organizing a Design Canvas Workshop. In Accelerating Open Access Science in Human Factors Engineering and Human-Centered Computing (Vol. 68, pp. 247-251). Article 33 https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1002739
Piest, J. P. S. , Iacob, M. E., & Wouterse, M. J. T. (2022). Designing Intelligence Amplification: a Design Canvas for Practitioners. In Accelerating Open Access Science in Human Factors Engineering and Human-Centered Computing (Vol. 68, pp. 68-76). Article 8. https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1002714
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). (International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS - Proceedings; Vol. 1). 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.
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  2023/2024

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  2022/2023

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