The conference starts on Wednesday, 20th of May 2020.

In a two-day programme, the conference offers many opportunities to meet new and old friends and colleagues, discuss research achievements and plan new projects. Key events that will take place at the conference are for sure parallel sessions, Editors’ Panel, Academic Leadership Forum, Research-Education-Business Forum, and of course keynote speeches. For young scholars and PhD students, the exhibition of journals may also be exciting. The social program of the conference includes tours and gala dinner.

The detailed programme will be announced soon.


Each year two 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.Gary 

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. 



The discussants will be academic leaders such as current or former university presidents, rectors, pro-rectors, deans, etc.  In the forum, they will discuss relevant issues related to higher education and the context in which universities are operating today.

To be announced soon.


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


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