[ecoop-info] 2 Ph.D. positions in Software Architecture - University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Tue Feb 12 10:37:06 CET 2013

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2 Ph.D. positions in Software Architecture - University of Groningen, 
The Netherlands

About the research group
The Software Engineering & Architecture (SEARCH) unit at the University 
of Groningen is one of the leading research groups in the field of 
software architecture. The group aims to improve the ways we architect 
industrial software-intensive systems that meet quality standards. The 
group carries out joint research projects with universities, research 
institutes, and industrial partners, thus combining academic know-how 
with industrial practice. The research topics of the SEARCH group 
include software architecture design and evaluation, architectural 
knowledge management, architectural patterns and pattern languages, 
architecture-centric evolution, service-oriented architectures and 
software product lines.
For more information please check the following websites: 
http://www.cs.rug.nl/~paris/ and http://www.cs.rug.nl/search/ or email 
us (paris at cs.rug.nl).

Project description:
The 2 PhD positions will be part of an ITEA2 project entitled PROMES - 
Process Models for Engineering of Embedded Systems.
The development processes for Embedded Systems have to ensure 
multi-disciplinary, multi-site and multi-organisation development at the 
same time. Furthermore, new engineering technologies have come up such 
as model-driven development or product line engineering which have put 
new challenges on processes as they rely on multiple integrated 
lifecycles. The demands on processes and the effort for defining and 
adapting a process to the specifics of a project thus have increased 
significantly. Yet, existing models have turned out to be insufficient 
as they do not take these factors adequately into account.
The project will develop new mechanisms for defining and handling 
process components (process assets) while integrating mechanical, 
electronics, and software engineering disciplines. Special consideration 
will be given to the ability to compose processes, to manage their 
interfaces (import / export), and to support compliance with reference 
processes and models. The project goes beyond existing work by covering 
a larger range of processes at a higher level of detail and by providing 
a higher level of process customizability. The team of the University of 
Groningen will focus on the architecting part of the envisaged process 
framework and will work closely with the Dutch industrial partners.

How to apply
The positions are immediately available and will be open until suitable 
candidates are found. Applications for the positions should include a 
Curriculum Vita (name, address, degree(s), date, etc.) and the names and 
email addresses of three professional references. Please send your 
application to the following contact person. Please feel free to make 
informal requests about the position.

Prof.dr.ir. Paris Avgeriou (http://www.cs.rug.nl/~paris/)
Head of the Software Engineering & Architecture (SEARCH) group
Tel: +31 50 3637057
E-mail: paris at cs.rug.nl

Required profile
- You should have a M.Sc. or equivalent in computer science, software 
engineering or a related discipline.
- You are expected to have an excellent academic record (list of 
examination marks from your university degree) and be curious, creative 
and ambitious.
- You should be able to write scientific articles and reports (proven by 
your graduation thesis or another comparable report) and be fluent in 
- You should have affinity to research with an industrial focus, be a 
team player, open-minded and actively participate in knowledge sharing.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary from a minimum of 2,062 EUR 
gross per month and a maximum of 2,638 EUR gross per month based on a 
full time position. The successful candidate will be employed by the 
University of Groningen. The contract is for a total of four years 
(initial one-year assessment period). The doctoral thesis should be 
finished at the end of the four-years term. The conditions of employment 
are available at the University of Groningen website under Human Resources.

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