Lecturers 2014

List of professors of the 4thd International Week .

No Lecturer’s Name University, Country
1 Prof Dr Salem Abdel-Baddeh Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Abdel-Badeh M Salem is a professor emeritus of Computer Science since  September 2007 till now. He was a former Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at Ain Shams University, Cairo-Egypt (1996-2007).  He was a professor of Computer Science at Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University from 1989 to 1996.  He was a Director of Scientific Computing Center at Ain Shams University (1984-1990). His research includes intelligent computing, expert systems, medical informatics, and intelligent e-learning technologies.  He has published around 300 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in these areas.  He has been involved in more than 300 conferences and workshops as an Int. Program Committee , organizer and Session Chair.  He is author and co-author of 15 Books in English and Arabic Languages.He was one of the founders of the following events, First Egyptian Workshop on Expert Systems 1987, Int. Cairo Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications in 1992 and Int. Conf. on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems 2002, and one of the main sustainers of annual Int. Romanian Internet Learning Workshop Project (RILW), 1997. In addition he was Secretary of Egyptian Computer Society (1984-1990), Member of National Committee in Informatics – Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (1992-200), Member of Egyptian Committee in the Inter-Governmental Informatics Program, IIP-UNISCO, Paris (1988-1990) and Coordinator of the Annual International Conference for Statistics, Scientific Computing, and Social and Demographic Research (1983-1990).  In addition he was a partner of a MEDCAMPUS Projects on Methodologies and Technologies for Distance Education in Mediterranean (1993-1995).He is a Member of the Editorial Board of 50 international and national Journals in the following countries: Canada; Italy, Romania, Japan, Turkey, UK and Egypt. Also, He is member of many Int. Scientific Societies and associations in USA, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and Egypt. Recently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the  International Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health (IJBMIeH), Egyptian Computer Science Journal (ECSJ) and  Associate Editor of International Journal of Applications of Fuzzy Sets and Artificial Intelligence (IJAFSAI). He is organizer of Web Intelligence and Bioinformatics (WIBIO) Workshop http://ecsjournal.org/ecs/wibio/About.html
2 Prof Dr Ing Gerd Muhlenbeck FH Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Gerd Muehlenbeck is Professor at Fachhochschule Nordhausen, University of Applied Science. He was studying at Universität Dortmund, TH Darmstadt, University, and at Gymnasium Werden. He realized some research projects: i.e., 2004 – 2008 High Pressure Vessels made out of Composite Fibers, 2009 The Yield Stress of Steel Used to Build Explosion Shock Resistant Vessels, 2010 On Going Explosion Protection of Lithium Ion Battery Cells and Their Enclosures. He has got many patents and publications.
3 Dr. Hatice Yazgan Çankırı Karatekin University, Turkey
Hatice Yazgan graduated from Ankara University Department of International relations and has two master degrees both from Ankara University and University of Durham (United Kingdom) on International Relations / European Union where she was on Jean Monnet scholarship from European Commission. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from Ankara University/Turkey, Department of International Relations with her dissertation on “Europeanization of Turkish Foreign Policy”. Her research interests include European Union politics, policies, esp. EU Enlargement and Turkey-EU relations. She previously attended Erasmus teaching mobility in Portugal and Hungary in 2013. Currently she works as a faculty member in Çankırı Karatekin University/Turkey.
4 Dr. Yiğit Anıl Güzelipek Çankırı Karatekin University, Turkey
Yiğit Anıl Güzelipek graduated from Konya Selçuk University Department of International relations. In 2005, he participated to Erasmus Exchange Program as a student in University of Szczecin. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from University of Bucharest as Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ scholar with his thesis on “International Approaches and the Turkish Perspective on Bosnia and Herzegovina Crises (1991-1995)”. His research interests include Balkans, in particular Former Yugoslavia territory and ethnic conflicts. Currently he works as a faculty member in Çankırı Karatekin University/Turkey.
5 Dr Mihaela Filofteia Tutunea Babes-Bolyai University  of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mihaela Filofteia Tutunea has received her PhD in Cybernetics and Economic Statistics at Babeş-Bolyai University. She has important work and research experience in the ITC field, software design and implementation, online business environment, cyber-marketing, mobile software resources, design and implementation online tourism solutions.Since 2008, she is a lecturer  at Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business and she is giving courses on Information technology and communication, E-business, Online Business Environment, Business Information Systems, E-tourism.Also she has significant experience in managing and implementation projects financed from EU structural funds;  she is director of a national project financed from EU structural funds and also was member of other international projects such as SMEs Go Global Network and Innovative and Responsible Tourism Territories , financed by INTERREG IVC.She is a member of International Association of computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) and  a member of CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association). At the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca University, she is a member of University Senate, member of Senate Human Resources Committee, and member of the Council of Faculty of Business.
6 Dr Rozalia Veronica Rus Babes-Bolyai University  of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Rozalia Veronica Rus has been working at the Faculty of Business, Babeș-Bolyai
University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania since 2003. In 2009, she received her PhD degree in Cybernetics and Statistics for Economy from Babeş-BolyaibUniversity, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2011, she is a lecturer at the Hospitality Services Department, Faculty of Business, Babeş-Bolyai University and she is teaching courses on Database, Hospitality Information Systems and Decision Support Systems for Hospitality.She participated in several international and national projects. Between 2011
and 2013 she was a member in two sub-projects financed by INTERREG IVC: SMEs Go Global Network (SMEGoNET) and Innovative and Responsible Tourism Territories (IART Territories).  Her research is focused on Business Intelligence, Hospitality Information Systems and E-Tourism.
7 Prof Dr Adriana Burlea Schiopoiu University of Craiova, Dolj, Romania
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is a professor of human resources management at the University of Craiova, Romania. Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Social Audit, Corporate Social Responsibility, Negotiation Techniques at University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Romania. Visiting Professor teaching and research in Cross-Cultural Management BEM Bordeaux
Management School, 680, Cours de la Libération, Talence, France. Visiting Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management at University of Corsica “Pasquale Paoli”, IAE Corte, Corte Corsica, France.  Visiting Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management, Intercultural Management at Saint-Etienne School of Management (SESOM).  Professor Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is Romanian ambassador for ARGH (Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines – http://www.reims-ms.fr/agrh/02-presentation/04-ambassadeurs.html) and member of the Académie des Sciences du Management de Paris – http://www.asmparis.org/csdr/view/30.  She is member in many organising committee for national and international conferences. She stimulated and encouraged the cooperation between her university and the other universities around the world (for example, Co-operation with staff and teacher from other International Universities in various scientific projects – For example universities form France, USA, UK, Swiss, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Holland).
8 Dr Tatiana Hrivíková University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Applied Languages, Slovakia
Tatiana Hrivíková is a teacher at the Faculty of Applied Languages (FAL), University of Economics in Bratislava at the Department of Intercultural Communication. Currently she works as a Vice-dean for development. In 2010-2012, she was the head of Department of Intercultural Communication.Her areas of professional interests are as follows:

  • Foreign Languages and Cultures;
  • Cultural literacy;
  • European Civilisation;
  • Cultural Identity;
  • British, American and Slovak Studies;
  • Communicative and intercultural competence;
  • Testing and evaluation;
  • English for specific purposes;
  • Language skills development.


At the University of Economics in Bratislava, she is responsible for:

  • Management of the System of Quality Assurance at FAL;
  • Process of International Accreditation (FAL coordinator);
  • Re-accreditation of Study Programmes;
  • Development of Doctoral Study Programme;
  • Double-Degree Programme creation;
  • Care for students with special requirements;
  • Guarantor of courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes.
9 Professor Joan Lu University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Zhongyu (Joan) Lu is Professor in Informatics at the University of Huddersfield. Her extensive research covers information access, retrieval and visualization, XML technology, object oriented technologies, agent technology, data management systems, security issues and Internet computing. She has been an invited speaker for industrial-oriented events and published five academic books and more than 160 papers. Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology workshop and XMLTech (USA) for 11 years (2003-2011). She also serves as Chair of five separate international conferences, is a regular reviewer for several international journals, and a committee member for 15 international conferences. She specializes in XML technology and mobile computing with image retrieval through the latest wireless devices. Professor Lu serves as a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), BCS examiner of Advanced Database Management Systems, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Her XML, Database and Information Retrieval (XDIR) Research Group has 15 current PhD researchers; most of them are international students. Information about her are available: http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/supporting/comp- pg/testimonials/studentname,64451,en.php.
10 Christine Röll FH Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christine Roell trained as a translator and adult educator. Since 1998, she has been working as a teacher of English as a special language and Spanish at the university. Presently she teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Nordhausen, Germany. Apart from business English and Spanish, her special interests are intercultural communication, student centred learning and using films in the classroom. She has also published some materials in this field.
11 Prof Dr Marios Kasinopoulos Cyprus University Of Technology, Aglantzia Cyprus
Marios Kasinopoulos is a Professor at Cyprus University of Technology, where he is teaching Digital Systems Theory, Digital Systems Laboratory, and Economics for Engineers. He made his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering Control, at “Paul Sabatier” CNRS-LAAS, Toulouse, France. Beyond that, he studied at Universite Scientifique et Medical de Grenoble”, France, at Universite des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, France. He participated in teaching in Foreign Institutions in the framework of Erasmus Program exchanges: 2000 Vaasa Polytechnic – Finland. Subject Control Engineering, 2002  Derby University – UK . Subject Digital Electronics, 2004  IUT Tours – France. Subject Control Engineering, 2013  Instituto Politechnico DAV Barcelos – Portugal, Subject Economics for Engineers. He is involved in research in the field of education, i.e.,  Research in various fields of education, like Students Mobility, Degrees Recognition, Quality Assurance (EQA), Degrees Structures, European Qualification Framework (EQF), and other topics related to the Bologna Process. Similar research work is done in the field of Engineering Education in collaboration with the international Network for Engineering Education. Results of the above research work are published in various conferences (see publications). He is also doing research on Internet addiction of adults.  This project is research work on internet addiction of the adult population in Cyprus and Greece. The program is a collaboration of Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus Pediatric Society, and the Adolescent Health Unite, 2nd Department of Pediatrics of the University of Athens.
12 Prof Dr Vera G. Meister Fachhochschule Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences,Germany
Vera G. Meister is a Full Professor for Business Information Systems and Knowledge Management at Fachhochschule Brandenburg, Department of Economics. She is teaching courses, i.e., IT Sourcing and IT Project Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Systems Analysis, Process Modelling, Semantic Technologies – Fundamentals and Application Development. In 2011-2013, Vera G.Meister was working as Contract Lecturer and Full Professor for Business Information Systems at Hochschule fur Oekonomie and Management in Berlin. There, she provided courses on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Technology, Software Engineering, IT Project Management, IT Quality Management, IT Processes in Management, Information Management, Tools and Methods of Applied Computer Sciences. In 2009-2011, she was teaching at Hochschule Lausitz, Hochschule Zittau-Gorlitz, Studienakademie Bautzen. beyond that, she was working for business, i.e., at Industrial Union of Metal Workers (IG Metal) Head Office, Department of Educational and Qualification Policy in Frankfurt on Main and at the Computer Data Institute in Berlin and in Dresden.
13 Prof Dr David Toumajian SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen, Germany
David Toumajian is a Professor for International Management and Marketing, SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen. In 2006-2012, he was the Assistant Professor in Marketing, Dominican University of California. In 2005-2006, he was the  Visiting Professor in Marketing, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.He has done his PhD studies at University of Utah, US. He has studied at University of Oregon, US, as well as at Fachhochschule Riedlingen, University of Granada, and Sonona State University.In 2002-2005, he was the Marketing Manager at Dancing Crane Imports, Salt Lake City. In 2000-2002, he was employee of International Sales and Marketing, Hewlett-Packard Gmbh in Böblingen
14 Jean Dominique Seroen Haute Ecole ICHEC- Brussels Management School, Brussels, Belgium
Jean Dominique Seroen is professor at ICHEC. His field of expertise covers: digital economics, e-Business strategy, Business models, e-Learning. He is experienced in international projects (Lifelong Learning, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Media+, Force).
15 Igor ter Halle Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
Igor ter Halle is a research fellow at the Centre of Customer Experience and Customer Co-creation at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. Igor research and teaching interests are social media and media technology. His research projects are focusing on the ROI of social media for small enterprises. He also head of the online communications program
at the same university. In this position he is responsible for a specialization program for business students who pursue a career in online communication or online marketing.The program has been developed in close collaboration with regional businesses and NGO’s. In the program students are being prepared for roles in consulting and project management. His teaching involves courses in search engine marketing,social business, new media theories, online analytics and online content.
Igor also works as a consultant for a communication agency. In this position he has done consulting projects for various industries and NGO’s and taught executive courses in social media and internet marketing.
16 Dr Nina Rizun Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Nina Rizun is an Associate Professor and  Candidate of Technical Sciences. She is working at The Department of Economic Cybernetics and Modern Information Technologies, Alfred Nobel University in Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine. In 2009, she participated in summer school in Economics (a joint project with University of Amsterdam Georg-August University of Gettingen under the support of Tempus Program). In 2008, she took part in on-the-job upgrading course at the Professional Development Department at National Metallurgy Academy of Ukraine,  Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine. In 2003,  she received the Diploma of the Associate Professor of the Department of the informatics and mathematical methods in Economics at Dnipropetrovs’k University of Economics and Law, Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine In 1999 she received the Diploma of the Candidate of Technical Sciences (Enterprise Economy and Production Organization) in National Mining Academy, Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine.
17 Dr Caterina Ferrone University of Salerno – Management and Information Technology Department – Fisciano (Salerno) Italy
Caterina Ferrone is a Research Fellow at University of Salerno, Commitments in Business Management and Accounting at University of Naples and at University of Salerno. She is Member of Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale Giovani, Member of CSEAR and member of ISTR. Her research concerns Non profit organizations, Social cooperatives and Social enterprises, Corporate Social Responsibility. Her projects covers the following topics: social cooperatives, corporate social responsibility, and financial instruments.
18 Prof Dr Gloria Esteban de la Rosa University of Jaen, Spain
Gloria Esteban de la Rosa is a Profesor of University of Jaen in Spain. Gloria Esteban de la Rosa was studying at University of Granada in Spain, and at University of Jaen. Professor’s research publications concern international commerce, immigration problems, implementation of information communication technology at Spanish schools, and processes of international cooperations. Gloria Esteban de la Rosa is involved in many internal as  well as the international projects.
19 Piet De Lombaerde Karel De Grote University College, Antwerpen, Belgium
Piet De Lombaerde is a docent and a consultant on/offline marketing communication at Karel de Grote Hogeschool.  He graduated Artevelde Hogeschool Gent, KISP Gent, Lessius Hogeschool Antwerpen, UAMS.
20 Prof Dr John H.S. Craig Girac Ltd.,(De Montfort University + Heidelberg SRH University, United Kingdom
John  H.S. Craig is the Managing Consultant of Girac Consultants Production, responsible for quality. environment, health & safety, culture change. He is doing research into cultural mechanisms and dynamics in management systems.In 1990 – 1999, he was the Chief Executive of the British Approvals Service for Cables. He is the UK expert for data cables installation and EMC (on IEC committees) and member of Chaired European committees on cable testing and marketing. In 1988 – 1990, he was Managing Director of  Minns Electronics (Northampton), responsible for design and manufacture of radio transmission transformers. In 1987 – 1988, he was the Senior Market Research Consultant with Input Limited, examining computer maintenance performance, world-wide workshops. In 1983 – 1987, he was  the   Materials Manager to Chief  Project Manager of Picker International Capital medical equipment, so he introduced MRP I & II production computer systems.
21 Dr Petros Kostagiolas Ionian University, Greece
Dr. Petros A. Kostagiolas holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, U.K.Currently, he is Assistant Professor of „Information Services Management” at theDepartment of Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Greece. He has published his work in international journals and conference proceedings and he has been co-author of five management books. His latest book is published by Chandos publisher (Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries: Beyond the balance sheet – See more at:http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=2572&ChandosTitle=1). His research interests include the theory and practice of information services management, intellectual capital management, quality management, as well as information seeking behaviour. Petros Kostagiolas can be contacted at:


22 Dr Zenovia Cristiana Pop Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania
Zenovia Cristiana Pop is a Teaching Assistant. Her lectures concern logistics, business ethics and CSR, European Economy, Global Economy, International Management. She received the PhD in Management. In her research she focused on Strategic Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
23 Renato Rizzo U.E.Commission Consultant, Padova, Italy
Dr. Renato Rizzo is graduate in Political Sciences at Padua University (1970).After experiences in the Public Administration, he was consultant of  public (Agency for Informatics in Public Administration, AIPA – Presidency of the Council) and professional working groups (Italian Association for Informatics – AICA). Speaker in international meetings and workshops on telework, ICT and social  implications. Workshops and courses for universities: Trento (1995), SDA Bocconi (Milan, 1998), Siena (1999), Bologna (1999), British Columbia (Vancouver, 1998), Koeln (1999), La Sapienza (Rome, 2000 and 2001), Universidad Europea do Trabajo (Madrid, 2001), Trieste (2003 2007), International Week  of IPCA- Barcelos (Portugal, 2013).Free lance consultant, involved in European research projects related to Telework and Information Society as co-ordinator or partner: MIRTI – Euro Telework (www.euro-telework.org)  and many others. EU Commission’s independent  consultant as projects evaluator and reviewer. Author of articles for many newspapers, scientific magazines and books on ICT and social impact.  Now  dr. Renato Rizzo is partner of the DISTANCE EXPERT Research Centre (Paris) for the IST project LIAISON on Location Based Services (LBS), investigating the social impact at European level. After the project conclusion (2008) the partnership and collaboration is  going  on.
24 Prof dr Marco Althaus Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, Germany
Marco Althaus is professor of social sciences in the department of business, computing and law at Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences, near Berlin, and vice chairman of the board, Wildau Institute of Technology.He mainly teaches European politics and public policy, political economy and business-government relations in the BA/MA European Management program. He has authored or edited ten books and more than 100 articles.Among these, he has contributed substantially to academic and practitioner works in the fields of Digital Public Affairs, Grassroots Lobbying, Campaigning, and Corporate Communications.Aside from university teaching, he is involved in professional education and capacity-building.

For ten years, he has worked as a political and communications consultant to business, associations, NGOs, labor organizations, governments and political entities. Before becoming professor at Wildau, he was academic and managing director of the German Institute for Public Affairs (DIPA) in Berlin; communications director for a media holding company DDVG in Berlin; press secretary to the minister of the state ministry of economic affairs, technology and transportation in Hanover, Lower Saxony; press and information staff editor at the German ministry of defense in Bonn, and a newspaper reporter and editor in politics and business for daily newspapers.

25 Dr Francesco Agliata Second University of Naples, Italy
Dr Francesco Agliata is Assistant Professor in Business Economics at the Second University of Naples in Italy. He is teaching Economia Aziendale and Accounting;Cost Accounting; Budget and Reporting; Management Accounting, Consolidated Financial Statements. His scientific interests concern insurance and banking, business management and accounting. In particular, he is working on accounting techniques, management control in public utilities, international financial reporting standards. social cooperatives and Corporate Social Responsibility.