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Stojanovska M.,UKIM | Miovska M.,University of Padua | Jovanovska J.,University of Belgrade | Stojanovski V.,University of Vienna
Forest Policy and Economics | Year: 2014

Leaving the centralized and trying to embrace the market economy, the forestry sector of the country has been brought to a challenge of moving from government to the new trend of governance. The paper examines whether governance principles of participation, accountability and transparency are comprised in the process of preparation of forest management plans. By scrutinizing the prevailing governance theory through a relevant legislative content analyses and conducted in-depth interviews with relevant stakeholders, the paper provides findings about cooperative forest policy-making in the process of forest management plan preparation through self organizing networks of participants from policy and society. Results obtained from the Law on forests and other related secondary legislation show that only two entities are involved in the preparation process, whereas the Ministry of forestry, agriculture and water economy and the Public enterprise "Macedonian Forest". On the other hand, results obtained from the conducted in-depth interviews and the legislation content analysis correspond to the situation where the governance principles of participation, transparency and accountability are not respected in the process of creation of forest management plans. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Markoska E.,Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje | Kostoska M.,UKIM | Ristov S.,UKIM | Gusev M.,UKIM
2015 23rd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2015 | Year: 2015

Distance laboratories are environment that can successfully replace the traditional physical laboratories. They allow the students to have practice even in arbitrary time. Many universities migrated their traditional laboratories in some cloud, staying locked there. In this paper we present a methodology of how to mitigate the risk of vendor lock-in for distance laboratories. We use the P-TOSCA model to describe the virtual laboratories placed in some virtual machines in the cloud, and by using the P-TOSCA engine we present how a cloud-based distance laboratory can be transferred to other cloud. We also present how to group virtual laboratories of several courses into one virtual machine, which will save the cloud resources and facilitate the cloud management. © 2015 IEEE.

Markoska E.,Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje | Ackovska N.,UKIM | Ristov S.,UKIM | Gusev M.,UKIM | Kostoska M.,UKIM
2015 23rd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2015 | Year: 2015

Software development has provided methods and tools to facilitate the development process, resulting in scalable, efficient, testable, readable and bug-free code. This endeavor has resulted in a multitude of products, many of them nowadays known as good practices, specialized environments, improved compilers, as well as software design patterns. Software design patterns are a tested methodology, and are most often language neutral. In this paper, we identify the problem of the heterogeneous cloud market, as well as the various APIs per a single cloud. By using a set of software design patterns, we developed a pilot software component that unifies the APIs of heterogeneous clouds. It offers an interface that would greatly simplify the development process of cloud based applications. The pilot adapter is developed for two open source clouds - Eucalyptus and OpenStack, but the usage of software design patterns allows an easy enhancement for all other clouds that have APIs for cloud management, either open source or commercial. © 2015 IEEE.

Mitreva E.,Goce Delcev University of Štip | Taskov N.,Goce Delcev University of Štip | Sazdova J.,Goce Delcev University of Štip | Georgieva I.,Goce Delcev University of Štip | Gjorshevski H.,UKIM
Quality - Access to Success | Year: 2015

In this paper we analyze the situation of Macedonia’s companies in terms of implementation and certification of the quality system and the application of different system standards. Analyzing the results of the survey, we have come to the realization of the need for certified quality system in Macedonian companies occurred because of market pressure as the main driving force, but many of them only formally certificate the ISO 90001:2008 standards. Formal certification of the standards does not create desirable advantages in the market and does not meet the requirements of ISO standards. A particular problem in the Macedonian economy is small and medium companies that do not have sufficient resources to be able to make the system requirements by themselves. The use of the requirements and certification of various standards/systems: quality, environment, health and safety of employees, social responsibility, the safety of food products, etc., requires a new proactive management style and system orientation and reengineering of the business processes. In this paper, based on the results of the survey, we propose a methodology that will help the Macedonian managers with the design and implementation of integrated management systems. © 2015 SRAC - Societatea Romana Pentru Asigurarea Calitatii. All rights reserved.

Popsimonova G.,Institute of Agriculture | Agic R.,Institute of Agriculture | Ibusoska A.,Institute of Agriculture | Bandzo S.,Institute of Agriculture | And 4 more authors.
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2012

Greenhouse tomato makes the largest share of vegetable production in the World. The developments of biological sciences and high technology in the protected crops sector have enabled drastic increase in the yield and contributed to improvement of the fruit quality. Main indicators for the fruit quality still remain to be evaluated by appearance (shape, color, size) whereas the sensor traits (taste and aroma) are somehow neglected. Among the consumers there is a general impression that tomatoes grown on substrates are artificial, plastic, tasteless products, compared to the "genuine" tomato raised on soil. On the other hand, Macedonian vegetables have a very good reputation in the region with their fresh recognizable taste and aroma. It will be a challenge in the future to preserve it. Limiting factors for profitable glasshouse production in the Republic of Macedonia are the extreme temperatures in winter and in summer time. For that reason, not only that the glasshouse capacities are underutilized, but the expensive tomato hybrids that are intended for at least 10 months cropping period can not return the profit within the short cropping period of 3-4 months. The institutional and educational systems in Macedonia do not keep the pace with latest developments in the greenhouse industry. In absence of the know-how the greenhouse operators are directed to search for consultancy, technology and equipment from foreign suppliers and providers.

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