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E-Technologies (2012/2013)

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Contemporary Sciences and Technologies
Academic year: 2023 / 2024
Title: Doctor of Sciences in E-Technologies
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for starting of the program
The third cycle of doctoral studies in E-technology at the Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technologies support traditional IT technologies with an emphasis on business orientation towardsindustry. This expertise is unique and is of great importance for the labor market and customers who want to integrate their systems in traditional IT infrastructures. The program is a continuation of education of personnel who have completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The program will
allow for a higher degree of specialization in scientific research and professional fields and in their own independent research activities, as well as in academic and professional career. In this process of study students will acquire the academic, intellectual and technical competencies and communication skills through various forms of preparing for research. Rapid changes in society impose and require a new approach to preparing new generations with scientific titles for the needs of society, based on knowledge, and intended for the global labor market in the area of technology.
The program provides continuing education of personnel, who have completed undergraduate andpostgraduate studies. The program will enable the highest level of scientific-research preparation in the professional field and own research activities, as well as in professional and academic career. In this process of study, students will be equipped with competencies and academic, intellectual and technical communications skills through various forms and will be prepared for scientific research work. Rapid changes in society impose and require new approaches for preparing new generations of scientific knowledge to the needs of the knowledge based society and are dedicated to the global labor market in the field of e-Technology.
Knowledge and understanding
  • Possession of knowledge and understanding of e-technology areas and information architectures, network societies and internet cultures, Internet and web technologies proportionally expanded in comparison with second cycle studies.
  • Ability to develop and implement original and creative ideas in environments where overlapping or interconnected areas of e-technologies.
  • Ability to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and demonstration of specialist competencies in e-technologies.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Ability to critically, independently and creatively solve problems in new, previously not encountered or environments for which has no prior experience in a multidisciplinary context of real organizational environment.
  • Planning, managing and evaluation of independent research in the field of e-technologies implementing appropriate Calculator tools, environments and technologies.
  • Creativity and originality in the interpretation of the knowledge of e-technological processeses and appropriate use of computer-based tools and environments based on defined techniques for research and investigation.
Making judgement
  • Ability for creative integration and synthesis of knowledge from many areas related to media processeses and use of computer tools and techniques.
  • Ability to deal with complex situations related to process-specific technologies, the identification of appropriate specialized domain instances in the internet and informatics and making sound judgments in situations lacking complete information or data based on personal, social and ethical principles and responsibilities related to the application of knowledge and understanding.
Communication skills
  • Ability to clearly and unambiguously communicate conclusions, results, studies and knowledge of e-technologies and informatics specialists’ areas with the ability to adapt to the style and form of expression for non specialists.
  • Competence for critical, independent and creative argumentative research, evaluation methodologies and proposing and defending new hypotheses.
  • Ability to initiate, conduct, and taking responsibility for individuals and groups in cases where communication, organizational and informatics competencies are of essential importance.
Learning skills
  • Ability to identify personal needs and directions for individual and autonomous additional education and its performance independently and autonomously in normal business and IT areas.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for continuous individual learning in specialized and new e- technologies.

Semester 1

  • [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The program goals: - To understand the advanced scientific research debates dedicated to the subject in the chosen field, especially the development of key concepts, epistemological aspects of their research. - To collect relevant research material that will utilize their scientific activities and publicity. - To understand the magnitude of the research process and access to the various methods of scientific research and the same with advanced techniques, to be able to use in scientific and professional activity. - With advanced approach to study the relationship between theory and research practice. - To apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their doctoral theses, projects.
  • [10 ECTS] Advanced topics in the field of cloud processing and Grid
    The goals of the course are to enable a detailed notice of cloud structures (in the cloud) and GRID processing which are the technological bases for any of E-solutions. Various components of these systems will be presented as well as how these components fit together. The purpose of the course is to provide a current review for cloud (cloud concept) and GRID processing, give a report on the real experiences and explain the available technologies as those actuals as well as those announced by companies and laboratories for standardization bodies. Cloud processing (cloud) is a processing paradigm and "distributed" of big dimensions driven by the dimensioned economy, in which there is a choice of power, storage, and abstract service platforms, virtual dynamically skalabile, and managed sent requests to external users-customers via the internet. Cloud processing (cloud) is becoming the main driving power of information technologies in recent years, and guides us that in the future those will not process in local machine but will use centralized device which is operated by the third party. Governments, research institutions and industrial leaders are in development and hary to adopt cloud processing (cloud concept) in order to address the constant demands for increasing processing power and memory increase consumption in the Internet era.
  • [10 ECTS] Advanced concepts in Information Systems
    The study program goals: Study of advanced concepts from the field and terminology of information systems. - Information systems and advanced concepts: hardware, software, networks - E-world: advanced choice for e-business and e-commerce - Evolutionary Processes To learn more about information systems and advanced technologies that improve business values and different business processes across the organization. To apply concepts with different management disciplines, during the process of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and decision making. Understand the redesign process of organizations using information systems. To describe the role of infromacionit systems in decision making. To consider information security as well as ethical and social questions. Become familiar with the Internet, electronic commerce (e-commerce) and electronic business (e-business). Students will be enabled to work on projects, individually or in groups, who by nature can be: case studies, scientific-research projects, development projects or pratical work.

Semester 2

  • [10 ECTS] Advanced topics in the field of Information and Communication Technologies
    The purpose of this course is to offer students knowledge and deep understanding of advanced methods and approaches needed to support and enhance the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies, alleviating the challenges faced across areas such as business intelligence, effective computing, opinion mining, text understanding, human-computer communication, human-human interaction etc. Most of these techniques are based on machine learning algorithms, which assist in drawing conclusions within unstructured data that allow patterns to be detected, providing an overview of the main problems that researchers are facing nowadays in this field, with a set of selected publications in the area.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Advanced topics in software engineering
    • Advanced topics in applied statistics
    • Advanced topics in XML and semantic web
    • Advanced topics from web architectures
    • Advanced topics from computer architectures
    • Advanced topics in the analysis and design of algorithms
    • Advanced topics of security in E-Technologies
    • Advanced topics from biomedical data mining
    • Advanced topics in applied information processing and communications
    • Advanced topics in the field of information and communication technologies in energy
  • [10 ECTS] Free elective course 1
    • Computer Crime
    • Professional Communication
    • Game Theory
    • Public Institutions and Management

Semester 3/4

  • [20 ECTS] Preparation and submission of the application for the topic of doctoral dissertation -research
    After the second semester, students begin their activities for the development of the plan on his/her doctoral dissertation. Activities include the definition of literature, defining hypothetical framework, the definition of the work methodology and determination of the individual plan as well as the first public presentation. If necessary, can be held elective courses for this purpose.
  • [10 ECTS] Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report I
    Candidates will submit a list of all seminars attended, which are relevant to their field and/or their research interest at any where in the world, on the attached prescribed form to their supervisors for acknowledgement. These seminars should be research in nature. A report should be written by the students in his/her own words for each seminar attended. The report summarizes key points and provides student’s critical assessment. The student is typically required to initiate a discussion with fellow researchers on the topic to help him/her write the report.

  • [10 ECTS] Researching and organizing a workshop for research practice
    Researching and organizing a workshop for research is an integral part of the the study program. Candidates will enhance their knowledge, broaden research outlook, and improve thinking and communication skills. Attendance and participation in workshop, together with the related discussions with fellow researchers on topics addressed in the workshop, will aid in the candidate skills of conducting the dissertation.
  • [20 ECTS] Publications
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience by area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 5

  • [20 ECTS] Presentation of Research Results
    At the end of the 5th semester, after the research activities under the individual plan, overall results of this phase of the paper and the research will be presented publicly by the candidate.
  • [10 ECTS] Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report II
    Candidates will submit a list of all seminars attended, which are relevant to their field and/or their research interest at any where in the world, on the attached prescribed form to their supervisors for acknowledgement. These seminars should be research in nature. A report should be written by the students in his/her own words for each seminar attended. The report summarizes key points and provides student’s critical assessment. The student is typically required to initiate a discussion with fellow researchers on the topic to help him/her write the report.

Semester 6

  • [30 ECTS] Doctoral Thesis
    Continuing the work of doctoral dissertation. Submitted thesis (dissertation), accepted by the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty and submitted to committee members and begins the procedure of public defence.