Kostal I.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2017
The KUKA industrial robot can operate in the operating modes Manual Reduced Velocity (T1), Manual High Velocity (T2), Automatic (AUT) or Automatic External (AUT EXT). If the operator wants to test the precision of the Tool Center Point of the KUKA industrial welding robot tool motion along the programmed path in a given robot program in a serial production conditions or in conditions similar to these, he has to carry out this testing in the operating mode T2, AUT or AUT EXT. However, the operator many times changes robot operating modes during this testing and he tests the robot in T1 mode, too. We have created a .NET search application that can find required logs by the operator in the robot log file Logbuch.txt, which include all operating modes changes during testing of the robot program. On the basis of these found logs, the operator can choose an effective strategy for its further retesting. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
Hlavova N.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism | Year: 2017
The aim of this paper is to identify the impact of natural resources on Human Development Index in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. We begin with overview of some of the previous studies of natural resources and their impact on economic growth and other economic and non-economic indicators. Then we perform a regression analysis of the impact of the share of natural resources in total export on Human Development Index. The regression analysis showed that the higher share of natural resources in total export leads to the higher value of Human Development Index in the economies dependent on resource exports and has a negative effect in other economies. © 2017. ASERS Publishing. All rights reserved
Hudec M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2017
Data summarization by quantified sentences of natural language simulates human reasoning in summing up from the data. Linguistic summaries are focused either on a whole data set, or on a part of a data set delimited by the flexible restrictions expressed as fuzzy sets. First, the paper examines influences of t-norms in compound predicates merged by the and connective and constructed fuzzy sets on the validity (truth value) of summaries. Further, linguistic summaries with restriction may express mined knowledge from the outliers and therefore be of low quality, even though the validity of summary could be high. The main aim of this paper is building a quality measure based on validity and coverage. Finally, additional possibilities related to the suggested measure and perspective topics for future research are outlined. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017.
Chocholata M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
SMSIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Strategic Management and its Support by Information Systems 2017 | Year: 2017
This paper deals with the analysis of the relationship between the regional growth and volatility for a sample of 114 NUTS 3 regions of V4 countries over the period 2000-2013. Since the existence of the spatial dependence was confirmed, besides traditional non-spatial analysis were the estimated models enriched by inclusion of the spatial dimension. Although the results based both on non-spatial and spatial models confirmed on average the positive relationship, after the inclusion of country dummies it was proved the significantly negative relationship for the regions of the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-31-2014 | Award Amount: 3.00M | Year: 2015
Health inequities have been increasing in Europe, particularly in a context of an ageing society and economic crisis. In countries with different levels of infrastructures and health system preparedness, inequities create significant policy challenges. The main goal of this project is to advance knowledge of policies that have the highest potential to enhance health and health equity across European regions with particular focus on metropolitan areas. To achieve this goal, the project will develop tools based on a population health index to evaluate the health and wellbeing of European population. This index will be informed by evidence on the relationship between multiple determinants (e.g. demographic, social, economic, environmental, lifestyle, and health care) and health outcomes in the past 15 years. It will be constructed using a multicriteria model structure, following a socio-technical approach: integrating the technical elements of a multicriteria value model and the social elements of interdisciplinary and participatory processes. The index will be applied to evaluate the populations health in 273 NUTS 2 European regions and 9 selected pilot metropolitan areas (covering populations of 28 EU countries). The space-time analysis and comparison of the population health index will be enabled by a user-friendly web-based Geographic Information System. The population health index will be used to foresee and discuss the impact of multilevel policies and combinations of policies in population health and health equity across European regions, thus providing a basis for policy dialogue. Multicriteria resource allocation models, conflict analyses, analysis of policies feasibility, and scenario analyses will then assist in providing evidence on which policies have the highest potential to improve health and reduce health inequities at different geographical levels, and in suggesting alternative policy options for health policy development and regulation.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.2-1 | Award Amount: 10.37M | Year: 2012
The objective of this 4-year project is to provide the analytical basis for a socio-ecological transition in Europe: the change to a new growth path with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as is envisaged in the EU 2020 strategy. In order to support the transition, we analyse the need, the feasibility and best practice for change, specifying the institutional changes needed at all policy levels to implement these options. The old and new challenges Europe is facing define the starting point: globalisation, new technologies and postindustrialisation, demographic change and ecology in the context of welfare systems that have come under stress due to high public deficits. The vision is that Europe will become a role model for a high road growth path which actively incorporates social and ecological goals, employment, gender and cultural aspects in an ambitious, forward looking way while continuing to be competitive in a globalised world. To achieve these objectives, the consortium will carry out and synthesise robust research in research areas covering the challenges to the welfare system, the biophysical dimension of socio-economic development, the identification of drivers towards socio-ecological transition, the role of governance and institutions on the European as well as the regional level. The consortium will benefit from ongoing dialogue with international experts in the form of expert panels and sounding boards, taking into account their views on the direction and feasibility for this new growth path. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 34 partners from universities and research institutes with international and interdisciplinary expertise. It represents 12 member states. High level Scientific and Policy Boards will monitor the analysis and the policy conclusions to guarantee the impact and dissemination of the results.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.1-1 | Award Amount: 3.59M | Year: 2012
LLLightinEurope LifeLong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human capital Tracks in Europe Among all Europeans between 24 and 65 years old who had a tertiary educational degree in 2010, 82.8% were working. In the same age group, 68.3% who completed secondary schooling were working. Only 46% of those who did not complete secondary schooling were working. It is apparent that if Europe wants to be working, higher education is the necessary foundation for being competitive in the labor market. Since this is not only true for generations of future workers currently in school, but equally so for those who are today in their 30s, 40s and 50s, Lifelong Learning must be essential to continued employability. The cumulative investment necessary to generate higher education degrees alone for adults over the next two decades across Europe may be 3.5 trillion euros or about 1.4% of European GDP per year. Even higher investments are required in non-formal and informal Lifelong Learning. To help guide this investment, this research project will find answers to the following urgent questions: 1. How do successful enterprises actively employ Lifelong Learning for their competitive advantage? 2. Which public policy environments facilitate Lifelong Learning for such enterprises and entrepreneurs? 3. How does Lifelong Learning interact with and promote innovativeness on the enterprise level? 4. How much of which skills do European adults actually have? 5. What are the actual learning mechanisms in adult life that lead to these skills? 6. What are the causal effects of these skills on growth, competitiveness and social cohesion? The research consortium includes nine universities and research institutes from four academic disciplines macro-econometrics, innovation dynamics, educational systems, psychometrics to establish empirically proven answers. All outputs of the project (models, reports and tools) are designed to guide, support and facilitate best practice and strategy among public policy officials, enterprise strategists, individual citizens and fellow scientists.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2016 | Award Amount: 1.53M | Year: 2017
At present, transition towards electromobility in urban transport and related companies are among the most studied industrial areas. Different EU countries implement different methodological and business approaches to investigate the possibilities for the acceleration of electromobility integration in urban transport. Studies on these approaches to be shared within the project consortium and with different stakeholders (local authorities, producers of electric vehicles and recharging stations) will provide the basis of the initiative for increasing the interest in electromobility integration in urban transport as a multi-dimensional innovation. The thin red line of electromobility practical integration passes through the sharing of innovative ideas with relevant stakeholders by carrying out field studies, in-depth interviews and electronic on-line studies. EMobilita overall objective is to study the conditions, prerequisites and incentives for electromobility integration in urban transport and elaboration of a roadmap for its development. The specific objectives are: To explore the experience of the European countries in the integration of electromobility in urban transport and to identify good practices; To summarize direct and indirect multi-dimensional effects (social, economic and environmental) of the introduction of electromobility in urban transport schemes; To elaborate a roadmap with concrete measures for introducing electromobility in urban transport; To establish a sustainable partnership between universities and businesses through staff exchange and networking activities. In order to achieve our objectives we created a network of academic and non-academic institutions from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Italy and Greece.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 1.03M | Year: 2016
This proposal seeks to increase and reinforce the cooperation that has been initiated between the University of Economics in Bratislava, Sciences Po and the University of Lige in the field of Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics. This field of international relations is gaining increasing importance, as environmental issues have become an increasingly important matter in international politics. The three partner universities have all developed a specific field of expertise in relation to the topic of the proposal: The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) has developed a wide expertise in the politics of environmental resources, including its security dimension; Sciences Po has recently launched a new research programme entitled Politics of the Earth, which looks at the new geopolitical challenges brought upon by the Anthropocene; The University of Lige (ULG) has specialised into the human impacts of environmental changes, with a focus on migration and health issues. Thus the areas of expertise of the three partners cover a wide range of subjects related to environmental diplomacy and geopolitics: resources, politics and impacts. The key objective of this proposal is to bring these areas of expertise together to create a comprehensive and consistent cluster of research activities. This cluster will allow for a better understanding of the interactions between environmental politics, natural resources and their influence on human populations. In particular, the partnership will seek to achieve the following objectives: 1. Develop joint research activities, events and projects pertaining to environmental diplomacy and geopolitics. 2. Foster cooperation and exchanges of faculty and students between the three partners, as well as with other international, non-EU partners. 3. Reinforce the research and teaching capacities of the partner universities. 4. Develop a common publication strategy
Pruzinsky M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST | Year: 2016
The types of industries are more or less lucrative for expansion in national even international markets. Regardless of whether a decision is made for expansion it is part of the globalization and internationalization that affects all businesses . New markets are often geographically distant, and therefore businesses (especially small), enter them carefully and only rarely . Even in the food penetrating the international markets is not easy. The starting point for the analysis of Company Frozen Feedstock was to search the situation and propose the measures and steps for enterprise in order to be sustainable and able to expand. We collected data for a period over five years. The goal of contribution is to make proposals on increased investment in marketing mix, changes in hiring and training sales representatives and suppliers of raw materials based on the findings of knowledge management. © ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2016.