On September 11, the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, the University of Žilina, was co-organizing the online workshop dedicated to the automated vehicles. This stakeholder evaluation workshop was managed by the colleagues from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the frame of the Drive2theFuture project. This project is supported by the EC in the frame of the H2020 research and innovation programme. The goal of the workshop was to gain the opinion of the stakeholders, how the automated vehicle may influence different impact areas (safety, security, environment, traffic efficiency, user acceptance, market penetration, socio, economics, policy, regulatory) of the future transport and logistics.
Discussion of participants and moderators divided into the five stakeholders’ groups (Citizens, Senders, Receivers, Logistic Service Providers, Local Authorities) covered five logistics scenarios of the automated vehicles application:
Scenario 0: Business as Usual (BAU)
Scenario 1: automated freight transport last-mile delivery (air)
Scenario 2: automated freight transport last-mile delivery – shared with passenger transport (road)
Scenario 3: automated freight transport long-haul (rail)
Scenario 4: automated freight transport long-haul (road)
The overall result of this discussion is presented in the picture.
Based on the overall result, the stakeholder’s representatives accept the role of automated vehicles. The automated vehicles used for long-haul freight transport (rail and road) have higher acceptance. The last mile delivery is strongly supported by the logistic service providers and the local authorities. This is the result gained from the discussion of 24 experts from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The more complete results will be available when other similar workshops will be organized and evaluated.
We would like to thank the following institutions for allowing their representatives to take part in our workshop:
Mulica o.z. – civic association, The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovicie, KIA Motors Slovakia, ČESMAD – the association of road transport operators of the Slovak Republic, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Association, Slovakia, College of Logistics Přerov, PKP Cargo International, RTI Wagon s.r.o., VVUŽ ŽSR (Research institute of ŽSR)
Online International Workshop on Reliability Engineering and Computational Intelligence will be held in Faculty of Management Science and Informatics from October 27, 2020 till October 29, 2020. The workshop will focus on current trends in reliability analysis of complex systems and applications of artificial intelligence in reliability engineering. Selected contributions presented at the Workshop will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by Springer.
Our faculty is currently coordinating the international project Education of future ICT Experts based on Smart Society Needs - SmartSoc. The just ending academic year is the first of the three years of the project. The main project activity this year is still blended mobility (SmartSoc Blended Mobility 2020).
According to the original plan, the blended mobility was to end in May 2020, with a two-week meeting of all its participants (physical mobility). Due to the epidemiological situation caused by the coronavirus, it was decided in March to postpone this meeting to September. Unfortunately, in the end, the face-to-face meeting of the participants in the blended mobility cannot take place.
However, the organizing committee prepared an alternative virtual activity. This allows for the signing of an addendum to the project contract with the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Program (SAAIC).
Virtual activity - online workshop will take place from 2 to 9 September. It will be attended mainly by participants in combined mobility. However, we would also like to invite "external" participants - students, teachers, employees of partner companies, anyone who is interested in something from the online workshop programme.
As part of the virtual activity of the SmartSoc project, lectures by university teachers, presentations of student teams and their business plans and discussions on the topic of smart society and especially smart IT solutions for the present and future are prepared, in line with smart specialization strategies of EU member states and the United Nations Agenda 2030 document.
Registration of external participants for the online workshop of the SmartSoc project is possible until Friday, August 28, 2020, via the form.
The entire online workshop will take place in a group created on Microsoft Teams. External participants will be added to it based on the data from the form.
Our faculty introduces for the students of the University of Žilina the GOOGLE DEVELOPER STUDENT CLUB (DSC). From the upcoming academic year, Google Developer Student Club will be started as at the first and only university in Slovakia. DSC is a student community that are interested in the Google developers technologies.
The University of Žilina cancels student exchanges in the autumn term 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The university management decided about it on June 9, 2020. All exchange students can study their courses in the frame of the virtual mobility (online).
The Faculty of Management Science and Informatics continues in producing and distributing of the face shields in Slovakia. Faculty's 3D printers are still working to help all insitutions that need support during Covid-19 pandemic.Our success story started by iniciative of our students. They created a team that was enlarged later with other faculty members - teachers and researchers. The team leader is Mr Lukas Cechovic from the Department of Technical Cybernetics. He founded earlier a 3D printer lab at the faculty.
The faculty was able to reach financial support from diferent sources - different foundations. Costs for production of one face shield were 5 Euros. We are proud that we were able to gain 15 thousand Euro to produce all face shields. The majority of these financial sources was collected thanks the crowdfounding challenge. We received a grant from O2 telecommunication operator too. We would like to express our thanks to our partners: Globesy, icz Slovakia, Nadácia KIA Motors Slovakia, TransData, OFZ, a.s., QuadroTech Development, ON Semiconductor Slovakia, Scheidt&Bachmann Slovensko, GoodRequest, Kros, Siemens, Siemens Healthineers, Redhat, TopTrans EU, IT akadémia, Accenture.
Our faculty is celebrating its 30 year anniversary soon. We are happy that a lot of students, teachers and industry partners supported our activity. We received several e-mails and letter from the hospitals and other medical institutions.
Thanks to the new Erasmus+ project (2020-1-SK01-KA107-077885), in the frame of the KA107 call, our faculty will start exchange of students and teachers with three HEI from the Bosnia and Hercegovina:
- University of Sarajevo
- University of East Sarajevo
- Visoka skola "Logos centar" in Mostar
We would like to share with you how the state examinations and final thesis defences where organized at our faculty in the actual academic year. The main keyword is "online" :-). In the following pictures, you can see how the faculty members responded to this challenge. Great thanks to our graduate Valentina. She symbolic announced to "the world" a successful end of the study of all our undergraduate and graduate students. Congratulations to all our successful students!
After consulting the Emergency Committee of the University of Zilina (UNIZA), the university management decided to interrupt the contact (classroom) teaching from Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12 AM. This measure is valid until a further notice.
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