Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lectures, 5th June, Slatina’ Hotel in Vrnjačka Banja, 17h

Milovan S. Milivojevic (H-index: 4, citations: 164; Scopus), “Exploring the application of genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks within companies in Western Serbia” – Abstract

Milovan S. Milivojevic obtained degrees in Flexible Manufacturing Technologies and Robotics from the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (MSc., 1990; Magister, 1995; Serbia). He went on to hold positions as an assistant at the same institution (1990-1995) and later as the head of the Informatics Center of Aluminum Mill SEVAL, Serbia (1996-2000). Currently, he is a professor of applied studies at the Western Serbia Academy (2000-2023) and a research associate at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Kragujevac (2019-2023). He received his PhD from the Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac in 2016. His areas of interest are Data Science and Machine Learning. Dr Milivojevic has published 5 papers on the SCI list and over 70 papers at international scientific conferences. He has also participated in 10 scientific projects, including the DEVONNA innovation project, which received the Seal of Excellence from the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 projects. The project was based on the application of genetic algorithms and neural networks. He is a reviewer for SCI list journals.

Dana Rad (H-index: 6, citations 215; Scopus) “A network analysis of the community of inquiry framework impact on students’ grit – a complementary sequential mediation analysis approach” – Abstract

Dana Rad
Dana Rad is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Psychology and Social Sciences at Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania. She is Head of Center of Research Development and Innovation in Psychology. She holds a double specialization in Psychology (PhD in Applied Cognitive Psychology) and Systems Engineering (PhD student in Systems Engineering). She was a Visiting Professor at several prestigious European Universities and PI and research scientist in more than 20 European Union funded projects. She is a member of the editorial review board of 13 International Journals. Her research interests include: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Organizational Psychology, Neural Networks, Psychoinformatics and Digital Wellbeing. She is a coauthor of 20 books and more than 175 international conferences and journal papers. She is a member of IANLP, IACAT, IAENG, COPSI and APA. Dr. Dana Rad is registered as an autonomous psychologist with the right to practice freely in the following specializations: clinical psychology, educational psychology, school and vocational counseling, and work and organizational psychology.

Goran D. Putnik (H-index: 21, citations: 1547; Scopus), “Open X and Neo-industrialization 2.0: An introduction” – Abstract

Goran Putnik
Goran D. Putnik, Dr. Habil., Dr. Sc., Full Professor, Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. He has graduated in Production Engineering, and subsequently earned his MSc and DrSc degrees in the area of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, where he was an assistant lecturer (after 3 years experience in industry), until he joined the University of Minho, Portugal, from early 1993.
His scientific and engineering interests are: design, control and management of manufacturing systems and enterprises, enterprise integration and interoperability, ICT in manufacturing, formal theory of manufacturing systems and enterprises, intelligent manufacturing systems and enterprises, design theory, artificial intelligence and machine learning, concurrent and collaborative engineering, distributed, agile and virtual production systems and enterprises, management of chaos and complexity in organizations.
His publishing record comprises more than 400 publications in international and national journals and conferences, of which more than 100 papers published in international journals indexed in SCI or SCOPUS, including 18 books, of which the “Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations” is distinguished. He has supervised 14 concluded PhD projects and is supervising 4 on course. He is regularly invited for scientific committees of international conferences, as a reviewer for a number of leading scientific journals related to manufacturing and management and presented invited lectures at seminars, workshops and universities, and Keynote lectures at conferences. He is founder or co-founder of four international scientific conferences. He also serves as Associate Editor in 2 international scientific journals, and Member of the Editorial Boards in 15 international scientific journals, of which 9 indexed in SCI or SCOPUS, and served as a Guest Editor of 17 Special Issues in 11 international scientific journals, all indexed in SCI or SCOPUS.
Presently, he is the member of the CIRP – “The International Academy for Production Engineering”.