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2 PhD positions in Service Engineering – Jacquard SAPIENSA project

Posted on: April 16, 2008

Project summary:
The SAPIENSA project is performed jointly by the VU University Amsterdam (http://www.thenetworkinstitute.nl/) and the University of Tilburg (http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/feb/organisation/dept/ism/research/infolab/).
It is funded by the Jacquard program (http://www.jacquard.nl/) of the Dutch funding organization NWO.

In this project we will develop a methodology supporting the migration of legacy software systems towards SOA. Migration will be driven by the underlying architectural knowledge. The methodology embraces three phases: architectural knowledge elicitation, which derives architectural knowledge from enterprise assets and stakeholders, and provides the necessary foundation to motivate and drive SOA migration; service transformation using this knowledge to create new business services; service composition, which facilitates designing solutions as assemblies of services. The delivered results will be industrially validated to support SOA migration in two very different and challenging domains: enterprise information systems and embedded systems.

PhD positions:
One PhD position is with the Software Engineering research group at the VU University Amsterdam. The PhD candidate will be supervised by prof. Hans van Vliet and Dr. Patricia Lago. The Ph.D. candidate will research how to represent a SOA model for Architectural Knowledge including the patterns capturing the knowledge for SOA transformations, and the pattern-based transformation language.
For more information you can contact Dr. Patricia Lago, Associate Professor of Software Engineering, (http://www.cs.vu.nl/~patricia, email patricia@cs.vu.nl), phone (+31) (20) 5987745. Please send your application for this PhD position to few-vacatures@few.vu.nl. Indicate [1.2008.00096 INF/SE] in your subject heading (vacancy number 1.2008.00096).

One PhD position is with the Computerised Information Systems Research group at the Tilburg University. The PhD candidate will be supervised by prof. dr. ir. Mike P. Papazoglou and Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel. The PhD candidate will develop the SOA migration methodology.
For more information you can contact Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Associate Professor (http://infolab.uvt.nl/people/wjheuvel, email W.J.A.M.vdnHeuvel@uvt.nl), phone (+31) (13) 4662767. Please send your application for this PhD position to W.J.A.M.vdnHeuvel@uvt.nl. Indicate [SAPIENSA vacancy] in your subject heading.

Requirements for both vacancies are:
* an MSc degree in computer science or equivalent;
* good communication skills in English (both written en oral);

Appointment:
The appointment will be for 4 years. The salary is determined according to the collective rules (CAO) of the Dutch universities. The salary starts at EUR 2.000,- gross per month in the first year and grows to EUR 2.558,- gross per month in the fourth year, based on a full-time employment. You will be enrolled in the research school SIKS (www.siks.nl).

Applicants are requested to send:
* a curriculum vitae;
* supporting material, including a list of publications and a summary of the Master thesis;
* three reference letters;
* a letter clearly stating the motivation to apply.

Deadline for submitting applications is May 1st, 2008, and until the positions are both fulfilled.

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