sidi SCientific committee
Mimoza Bogdanovska Jovanovska
Mimoza Bogdanovska Jovanovska is an associate professor at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola, the Republic of North Macedonia. She has earned her doctoral degree at the University of Ljubljana, in the area of the practical implementation of ICTs in the public sector (e-government). She has authored a number of scientific and research articles (more than 50) and has attended a large number of international conferences and scientific gatherings (more than 20). She is a coordinator of European mobility programmes for teaching staff and students (more than 13). She is the founder of an Accelerator of Startups at St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola. She has been granted a number of European (5) and state grants (2) for conducting her scientific and research endeavours as well as for teaching at other universities. She is an active member of the non-governmental sector and has held the position of president of a civic organisation since 2002. She has initiated and has been actively involved in the realisation of scientific and research and applicative projects (more than 20), financed by the European Union and local sponsors. She is a member of the Council for Cooperation with the Civic Sector, for the area of education, science and life-long learning, at the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia.
Dr Milena Krumova is an assistant professor at the Technical University - Sofia, where she works since 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Economics and Management) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation. Milena is a lecturer at the TU - Sofia in Information Technologies in Organisations, Process Management, and Business Economics. She has published more than 60 scientific papers as an author and co-author. She is a committee member of the International Conference on Information and Software Technologies Proceedings, published by Springer, and a member of the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology. Her current research interests are in the area of learning 3.0/4.0, open data, data analytics, and knowledge discovery. In 2015 Milena was awarded by Go8 Australia as European Fellow to do research at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. In 2016, she was awarded as a Bulgarian educator representative to participate in the Space Camp NASA center at Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Since 2015, she is an educational entrepreneur. and designs and organises one of the most innovative technology contests (STEM contests and hackathons) in Bulgaria. Milena is a National Coordinator for Bulgaria at the NASA Scientist for a Day contest for students of 5-12 grade.
Jacek Maślankowski is a graduate of University of Gdańsk, specialisation Business Informatics. His research areas cover databases, data warehouses, Business Intelligence and Big Data technology. Associate professor at the University of Gdańsk, Jacek teaches courses on computer programming, databases and computer systems security. His experience and expert knowledge is confirmed by the numerous professional certificates. He is an experienced instructor of Cisco Academy, where he teaches certified courses on computer networking and network security. They include, among others: Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate Security. Jacek is an author of numerous scientific papers, regarding mostly data warehousing, published by Polish as well as international publishers. In 2013 he was awarded by University of Gdańsk and received a honoreurs prize of Mrongovius – for the best academic teacher of the year.
Mirela Mărcuț is a PhD assistant at the University of Oradea. Her main research interests include digital policies in the European Union and has published two previous books on the subject with Springer, namely The Socioeconomic Evolution of the European Union: Exploring the Electronic Frontier (2016) and Crystallizing the EU Digital Policy. Exploring the Digital Single Market (2017).
Dr Cătălin Vrabie is a university lecturer specialised in ICT for public administration, e-government strategies and the use of smart technologies, teaching those disciplines at the Faculty of Public Administration within the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest (NUPSPA). His main responsibility is to link the academic knowledge and practical skills needed for the actual and future public servants.