PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The conference starts on Thursday, 21st of May 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 situation in Europe, all the events will takes place in the virtual environment only.

The conference programme is available at the following links:

To enter any of the events, please click on the link of thAT event which will take you directly to the Zoom meeting room.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Each year, distinguished academics are invited to share their knowledge and experience with the participants of the conference. 

Dr. Gary DeLorenzo

Dr. Gary DeLorenzo has been teaching at the university level since 1991 and at California University of Pennsylvania (USA) since 2005. He also has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and banking in various information technology positions such as manager, senior systems analyst, technical consultant, programmer and auditor. In addition to teaching systems analysis, systems project management, decision support, and capstone courses in the Computer Information Systems program, he has served as the chair of the Business and Economics Department and director of the Leadership Studies Program. He has presented and published his research both nationally and internationally, was the recipient of the 2008 International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS’s) Ben Bauman Award of Excellence, and was awarded Fellow and Distinguished Scholar, International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management in 2014. Dr. DeLorenzo serves on the IACIS Executive Board.

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Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat

Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat is a Professor at Department of Industrial Engineering, Kasetsart University (Thailand), which is considered as one of Thailand’s prestigious programs. His research studies and academic work are in the areas of productivity and quality measurement, performance management, acquisition logistics, and a networked government. Dr. Phusavat has published more than 80 articles in the referred international journals over the past decade. Dr. Phusavat has been a manager for more than 30 projects relating to public-sector reforms and good governance, organizational structure for state enterprises, service improvement in healthcare and education, and productivity improvement in private firms. Dr. Phusavat has served as Editor in Chief and editorial board members for several leading international journals such as International Journal of Innovation and Learning. 

Dr. Mohamed Buheji

Dr Mohamed Buheji is the founder of the International Inspirational Economy Project and Institutes. He is considered a leading expert in the areas of Inspiration, Excellence, Knowledge, Innovation, Inspiration, Change Management and enhancement of Competitiveness for over 25 years. He is a retired professor from the University of Bahrain. Besides being a Future Foresighter. He is also the Founder of the International Journal of Inspiration & Resilience Economy and International Journal of Youth Economy. He has published since 2008 more than 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and 17 books in the subject of the power of thinking, lifelong learning, quality of life, inspiration and competitiveness. Also, he has five books in English about Knowledge-Economy, Inspiration Economy, Inspiring Government and Inspiration Engineering, Resilience Economy and Youth Economy. He is passionate about transferring his + 500 consultancy projects experience for more than 300 organisations from all over the world, to both education and research. Besides, he serves in the editorial board of 5 internationally peer reviewed journals. He is member of many scientific communities, journals, academic review boards. Lately, he is winner of many awards including the latest CEEMAN best researcher award for 2017, besides being a Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Science.

Dr Dunja Ahmed

Dr. Dunya Ahmed

Dr. Dunya Ahmed is co-founder of International Institute of Inspirational Economy (IIIE)

She is Scientific Committee Chairperson in IIIE and assistant professor and lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Bahrain, in addition she is Strategic Planning & Development Adviser in Supreme Council for Women in Kingdom of Bahrain. She completed her PhD in social work at the University of Warwick, specializing in gender, disability, and Islam. She is the first person to hold a PhD in social work in Bahrain and concentrates mainly on gender equity and the rights of people with disabilities.

Dr. Dunya teaches classes that are relevant socio-economy, social rights and societies. Besides being active in these topics as a board and an active member of several local and regional NGOs. She is also Editorial Board of several international scientific journals (i.e. Journal of Inspiration Economy ) & co-founder of & International Youth Economy Journal. As a believer that world can be changed through inspiration economy & youth economy, which she publish, speak, train about all around the world as a mission of her life.

EDITORS' PANEL

RESEARCH – EDUCATION – BUSINESS FORUM

In the forum, discussants from academia, research and business sector will present their experience and their vision on cooperation among the three sectors. The aim of the forum is to reveal the current challenges faced by the triangle.

Forum chair: Dr. Anca Draghici (Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania)

Education Post-Covid-19:  Expanding Horizons of Teaching and Learning

COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the education process, the education institutions all over the Globe. According to the available data provided by UNESCO through the online Global Monitoring of Schools Closures Caused by COVID-19 (access on April 14, 2020) the situation is unimaginable:

  • 1,576,767,997 affected learners,
  • 4% of total enrolled learners World-Wide that are affected and
  • 192 country-wide closures with education entities close.

Governments, educators and learners are faced with the unprecedented challenge of ensuring that education continues, even whilst pupils, children, students must remain at home for a long period of time.

  • Till now, there have not been used the indicator number of closed schools to characterize the educational process!
  • Till now, there have not been restricted the access to education, culture and art institutions, including libraries and other learning life experiential hubs for such an extended area of the Globe and for such many people!
  • We are confronted with a high autonomy in providing teaching and learning activities online, virtually using new technologies!
  • Instantly:
    • Schools, universities were moved (pushed) on-line and thus, they were confronted with a huge knowledge, resources and technology gap (including personal computers/devices and Internet availability for everyone, educational resources available, the information and communication technology, less personal support etc.),
    • Teachers and learners’ digital competencies value a lot … and it was the main condition for continuing studying, having access to education resources, collaborations

Crisis period and restrictions have pushed us to socialize and share knowledge, new experiences using virtual tools but there was and is still a lack of collaborative work between teachers/educators in the same or different school/university. Furthermore, there have been manifested a weak collaborative work between academic staff and business actors due to the economic crisis. The main question that arises is:

HOW WILL BE THE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROCESSES AFTER THE RESTRICTION RULES WILL BE CANCELLED?

CONTACT

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