The article highlights the importance of personnel training for digital economy. A list of the most demanded soft skills necessary for future jobs in industrial sector has been formed according to the results of foreign and Russian research. The list includes complex problem-solving, social, process and systems skills, and cognitive abilities. The research conducted by the authors is focused on the soft skills formation and development, which is relevant both for employers and universities which train specialists. For training of the skills mentioned above such interactive forms of learning as case study, round table and computer business simulator are suggested. The article studies the experience of practical usage of each of these forms in the discipline of "Business Informatics" in bachelor's and master's degrees programs, gives some examples and specifics of application. By modeling the processes of interactive classes, the link has been established between the activities performed by students and certain skills formation. The specification of interactive activities has made it possible to work out a differentiated approach for formation of soft skills of the future and recommend such interactive forms of training students for their further development. In this case soft skills are formed in line with acquisition by students of competences stipulated by the educational standards of higher professional education
This volume contains a set of dedicated scientific contributions to the 11th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. The peer-reviewed and tentatively selected papers cover a broad scope of modern research in Business Informatics, and include new results in such domains as: Knowledge Management and Semantic Web, Business and information systems development, Business, people and systems interoperability and Business intelligence.
In 2012 the conference is hosted by National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) in Nizhny Novgorod. Our university is Russia’s leader in the field of scientific research conducted at the junction of Management, Economics and Governance of IT. In particular, NRU HSE is the originator and the promoter of Business Informatics in Russia. Therefore NRU HSE pays particular attention to sustainable international cooperation and leverages scientific research in that area.
We strongly believe that materials presented will contribute to further advances in Business Informatics and will foster intensive scientific cooperation between researchers.
The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2020) was held June 22–24, 2020. This time, the conference was hosted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was organized online. While this is not the preferred format of an academic conference, it provided the opportunity to rethink many aspects of a conference organization. Being among the first conferences switching to an online format during this pandemic, this was a challenging but exciting process.
As a leading forum for research concerning Business Informatics, the aim of this event is to discuss and broaden our understanding of the field of Business Informatics which is characterized by investigating the theoretical and practical concerns of ubiquitous information flows in the company and its surrounding technological, economic or social entities.
By adopting a multi-disciplinary orientation from such fields as Computer Science, Information Systems, or Economics, many different facets are put forward. Accordingly, this CBI conference used a format that enabled in-depth synchronous video discussions among researchers during the sessions as well as asynchronous forum discussions afterwards. By offering seven different tracks – in addition to a General Topics track – that were not confined to a specific research community, many perspectives on Business Informatics were covered at this 22st CBI. The tracks were:
Enterprise Modelling, Engineering and Architecture
Information Systems Engineering
Artificial intelligence for Business
Business Analytics and Business Data Engineering
Business Innovations and Digital Transformation
Data-Driven Business Applications
IEEE CBI 2020 received 86 submissions, 32 of which have been selected as full presentations at the main conference. Each submission was reviewed by at least two Program Committee members and received a recommendation from the corresponding Track Chairs. This review process allowed to select the most relevant and highest quality papers and to offer the audience an exciting program. Moreover, the conference included invited talks from Ulrich Frank (University of Duisburg-Essen), Herwig Mannaert, Universiteit Antwerpen and Steven Latré, Universiteit Antwerpen / IMEC.
IEEE CBI 2020 also hosted four co-located workshops attracting participants from both industry and academia.
The organization of a conference was only possible through the help and commitment of many people. We would like to thank the program committee and track chairs that guided us through the review process. Further, we would like to express our gratitude to the session chairs that enabled inspiring discussion throughout the conference. We thank Cristina Ceballos at IEEE for her constant support for the preparation of these proceedings. Lastly, we would like to give thanks to the local organizing team Antwerp.
The purpose of this research article is to identify the key requirements of social collaboration solutions which could be used within the Smart commerce concept. The research aims to find what factors and features of social collaboration software are important to different categories of customers. The research also determines online promotion channels that increase the diffusion of social collaboration software. The result of the analysis shows the key factors of social collaboration software for customers. The most influential factors that affect the adopter’s decision are: Ease of use, Security, Price, and Design and Interface. The most useful online promotional channels for social collaboration software are: Search Engines, Official Websites and Blogs, Social Networks, and Email. Furthermore, the most valuable key-factors and online promotional channels are suggested to customers depending on their gender, age, level of innovativeness, type and size of their business.
Response to Peter Schaar (Chairman of the European Academy For Freedom of Information and Data Protection, former German Data Commissioner) about the incompatibility of the Internet and Big Data with Data protection. It declares that technological development has overtaken the policy-making process and applications according to web 3.0 are likely to be far more effective at piecing together personal data than even traditional search engines.
Computer systems have become an integral part of the modern business environment, ensuring a dominant role for Information Communication technologies (ICT) in enterprise activities. The way the global information infrastructure facilitates competition in business has created a new corporate culture for which information systems have become vital managerial components. Business Informatics is an interdisciplinary area, integrating computer science technology and business administration. For Russia Business Informatics is a new, but already well-known education area. For the first time such educational program has been launched in the University Higher School of Economics. The Faculty of Business Informatics (FBI) of the HSE was founded in 2002 as a part of e-Russia program to meet a great demand in the market for ICT-managers.
Heterogeneous multi-radio networks are emerging network architectures that comprise hierarchical deployments of increasingly smaller cells. In these deployments, each user device may employ multiple radio access technologies to communicate with network infrastructure. With the growing numbers of such multi-radio consumer devices, mobile network operators seek to leverage spectrum across diverse radio technologies, thus boosting capacity and enhancing quality of service. In this article, we review major challenges in delivering uniform connectivity and service experience to converged multiradio heterogeneous deployments. We envision that multiple radios and associated device/infrastructure intelligence for their efficient use will become a fundamental characteristic of future 5G technologies, where the distributed unlicensed-band network (e.g., WiFi) may take advantage of the centralized control function residing in the cellular network (e.g., 3GPP LTE). Illustrating several available architectural choices for integrating WiFi and LTE networks, we specifically focus on interworking within the radio access network and detail feasible options for intelligent access network selection. Both network- and user-centric approaches are considered, wherein the control rests with the network or the user. In particular, our system-level simulation results indicate that load-aware usercentric schemes, which augment SNR measurements with additional information about network loading, could improve the performance of conventional WiFi-preferred solutions based on minimum SNR threshold. Comparison with more advanced network-controlled schemes has also been completed to confirm attractive practical benefits of distributed user-centric algorithms. Building on extensive system-wide simulation data, we also propose novel analytical space-time methodology for assisted network selection capturing user traffic dynamics together with spatial randomness of multi-radio heterogeneous networks.
The manual is intended for students of Department of computer engineering MIEM HSE. In the textbook based on the courses "Economics of firm" and "the development strategy of the organization." Discusses the key conceptual and methodological issues of the theory and practice of Economics and development planning of the organization. The use of textbooks will enable students: to analyze key performance indicators, and use the tools of strategic analysis with reference to concrete situations in contemporary Russian and international business. Special attention is paid to the methods and systems of information support of the life support functions of business organizations and management methodology of innovation and investment. An Appendix contains source data for analysis of competition in a particular industry.
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.
Over the last two decades national policy makers drew special attention to the implementation of policy tools which foster international cooperation in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. In this paper, we look at cases of Russian-German collaboration to examine the initiatives of the Russian government aimed at stimulating the innovation activity of domestic corporations and small and medium enterprises. The data derived from the interviews with companies’ leaders show positive effects of bilateral innovative projects on the overall business performance alongside with major barriers hindering international cooperation. To overcome these barriers we provide specific suggestions relevant to the recently developed Russian Innovation Strategy 2020.