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Crowdsourcing-based Technique for the Development of Sociotechnical System with Application to the Monitoring of Natural and Technological Objects

Arnis Lektauers / Andrejs Romanovs / Aleksejs Cumiks / Vitalijs A. Butenko / Semjon Potrjasaev
Published Online: 2014-01-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/itms-2013-0017


Recent natural disasters and major technological accidents, as well as intensification of human activities prove the strategic necessity for the effective use of results of natural and technological object monitoring and its integration within the national economic processes. This paper discusses the possibility of combining modern social technologies and the process of ground-space monitoring of natural and technological objects, as well as improving the efficiency and social importance of this process, by involving public representatives to the dissemination and use of the monitoring data.

Keywords : Crowdsourcing; ground space monitoring; natural and technological objects; social technologies

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About the article

Arnis Lektauers

Arnis Lektauers, Dr.sc.ing., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Modelling and Simulation of Riga Technical University (RTU). His main professional interests include the development of interactive hybrid modelling and simulation algorithms with an application to complex systems analysis and the research of industrial, economic, ecological and sustainable development problems. A. Lektauers is the Secretary of Latvia Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Council of RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology,and a member of Latvian Simulation Society, System Dynamics Society and European Social Simulation Association (ESSA). He is the author of 1 textbook and more than 30 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the field of Information Technology.

Andrejs Romanovs

Andrejs Romanovs, Dr.sc.ing., is an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University. He has 25 years of professional experience teaching post-graduate courses at RTU, as well as developing more than 50 industrial and management information systems. His professional interests include modelling and design of information systems, IT governance, IT security and risk management, integrated information technologies in business, as well as education in these areas. A.Romanovs is a senior member of the IEEE, LSS; author of 2 textbooks and more than 40 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the field of Information Technology.

Aleksejs Cumiks

Aleksejs Cumiks is a doctoral student at the Information Technology Institute, Riga Technical University (Latvia). He received his Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Riga Technical University in 2013. His research interests include electronic commerce and social networks. Since 2011 he has been working as a Research Assistant at the Department of Modelling and Simulation, Riga Technical University (Latvia). Since May 2012, A. Cumiks has been working as an Application Specialist at JSC Itella Information (Latvia). A.Cumiks is a member of IEEE and Society for Modelling & Simulation International.

Vitalijs A. Butenko

Vitalijs Butenko is a Researcher at the ETH Zurich, Department of Management, Technology and Innovation. From 2009 to 2013, Vitalijs was a doctoral student at the Centre of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy. He successfully passed the doctoral exam on May 14, 2013. Vitalijs Butenko holds two master degrees in Telecommunications from RTU, and Ing.sys.com.dipl.EPF degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). His scientific interests range from political economics and game theory to machine learning and modern communications technologies. From 2010 to 2012, Vitalijs held president’s office of the Academic Association of the Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich.

Semjon Potrjasaev

Semyon A. Potryasaev graduated from the Baltic State Technical University “VOENMEH” with a Specialisation of Control Systems Engineer and Moscow Institute of International Economic Relations as an Economist in Finance and Credit. In 2004, he successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis at Saint Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science (SPIIRAS). At present, he works as a Senior Researcher at Saint Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science. He previously worked at commercial educational centres as a Trainer and Consultant on information security and web technologies. Research interests: applied research in mathematical modelling, optimal control theory, mathematical models and methods of support and decision making in complex organization-technical systems under uncertainties and multicriteria.

Published Online: 2014-01-25

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Information Technology and Management Science, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 106–113, ISSN (Online) 2255-9094, ISSN (Print) 2255-9086, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/itms-2013-0017.

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