Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Calumet, USA
Kuan-Chou Chen is the Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Department Head of the Department of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics, as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Calumet. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an 'Outstanding Scholar Award.' He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Calumet, 2005).
Speech Title: Impact of Globalization on Human Resources Management --- A Systems Thinking Analysis
Abstract: Globalization is the process of
denationalization of markets, politics and economics systems,
i.e. the rise of the so-called global economy. Globalization
refers to an extension beyond national borders of the same
market forces that have operated for centuries. The effects of
globalization are not just a recent phenomenon. The term is used
since 1980s, reflecting technological advances that have made it
easier and quicker to complete international transactions. The
most appealing aspect of this has been the integration of
financial markets made possible by modern electronic
Globalization occurs when companies decide to take part in the emerging global economy and establish themselves in foreign markets. They will adapt their products or services to the customer's linguistic and cultural requirements. They take advantage of the Internet and establish an effective presence on the international marketplace with multilingual corporate web site or even as an e-business. In general, globalization influences the number and kinds of jobs that are available and requires that organizations balance a complicated set of issues related to managing people in different geographies, cultures, legal environments, and business conditions. Human resources functions such as staffing, training, compensation, and the like must be adjusted to take into account the differences in global management.
Overall, globalization requires a combination of linguistic, engineering, cultural awareness, and marketing knowledge that is not easily available. This presentation demonstrates a systems thinking model of globalization based on nowadays human resources management practices and theory. These key components will serve as foundation information to build a conceptual system model explores the implementation system behavior. The system model will guide the human resources decision makers and administrators as they attempt to steer the globalization clear of these obstacles. The relationships in the model are designed to be simple and functional and do not necessarily represent any particular business environments. It is meant to be a generic human resources globalization system model with implications for scenario planning sequences. The interrelationships of five primary sectors that are at the HR globalization system are presented in this paper. They include  demographics,  economy,  change,  total quality management, and  new technology. There are interactions within each of these sectors depicted by system loop map.
Prof. Mohsen Razzaghi
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mississippi State University, USA
Prof. Mohsen Razzaghi's area of research
centers on orthogonal functions, optimal control, wavelets,
fractional calculus and their applications in science and
engineering. His work is about numerical approximation using
polynomial series and orthogonal functions, in particular, in
the area of "hybrid functions" by combining piecewise and
continuous basis functions. He was the first to use Legendre
wavelets for approximating solutions to problems in dynamical
systems with jump discontinuities.
He has over 160 refereed journal publications in mathematics, mathematical physics, and engineering. Most of his refereed papers are published in prestigious international journals. He was invited to write an article titled, "Walsh Functions" for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1999. According to Google Scholar, one of his papers coauthored with a Ph.D. student was cited over 475 times.
Speech Title: Environmental Management and Mathematical Modeling
Abstract: After several decades of rapid technological
advancement and economic growth, levels of pollution and
environmental degradation are rising all over the world.
Research and development in emissions reduction and an efficient
mathematical modeling offer the best promise to assist the
development of an effective means to halt the accelerating trend
of environmental deterioration. Applications of mathematical
research methodologies such as optimization techniques and
control theory are crucial to the development of environmental
management. Orthogonal functions often used to represent an
arbitrary time function have been used to solve various problems
in optimization techniques. Orthogonal functions may be widely
classified into three families. The first includes sets of
piecewise constant basis functions (PCBFs) (e.g., block-pulse,
Walsh, etc.), the second consists of sets of orthogonal
polynomials (e.g., Chebyshev, Legendre, etc.), and the third are
widely used sets of sine-cosine functions in the Fourier series.
While orthogonal polynomials and sine-cosine functions together
form a class of continuous basis functions, PCBFs have
discontinuities or jumps. For problems in environmental
modeling, images often have properties that vary continuously in
some regions and discontinuously in others. Thus, in order to
properly approximate these spatially varying properties, it is
necessary to use approximating functions that can accurately
model both continuous and discontinuous phenomena. Therefore,
neither continuous basis functions nor PCBFs alone can
accurately model these spatially varying properties.
In this talk, we present a new approach to the problems in environmental modeling. Our approach is based upon hybrid functions, which are combinations of piecewise and continuous basis functions. Numerical examples are included to demonstrate the applicability and the accuracy of the proposed method.
Assoc. Prof. Eko K. Budiardjo
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia
Assoc Prof. Dr. Eko K. Budiardjo has been the faculty member of the Faculty of Computer Science - University of Indonesia since 1985. Teaching, research, and practical services are aligned; give result in a full spectrum of academic achievement. Majoring in Software Engineering as professional track record, he has made some scientific contribution such as Software Requirement Specification (SRS) patterns representation method, R3 Method, ZEF Framework, and FrontCRM Framework. Graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1985, holds Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick - Canada in 1991, and awarded Philosophical Doctor in Computer Science from the University of Indonesia in 2007. He is a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG); a senior member of the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT). Currently he is the Head of Reliable Software Engineering (RSE) Lab. Faculty of Computer Science Universitas Indonesia, and Chairman of The Indonesian ICT Profession Society (IPKIN).
Speech Title: Knowledge Acquisition in Reverse Engineering within R3ST Software Maintenance Environment
Abstract: In software engineering body of knowledge states that reverse engineering is one of the software maintenance techniques. The obstacle founded in reverse engineering is the knowledge acquisition of the software object being observed. One has to have domain knowledge as the foundation, prior to the object specific knowledge acquisition. By applying the Requirements Recovery and Reconstruction (R3) method, we are able to explore the end-to-end of actor system interaction, and construct ontology of an object union to its domain ontology. The first step in exploring is identifying the application WIMP (Window Icon Menu Pointer) interface as the point of exploration. Navigating from those points, we can record the end-to-end interaction. In the R3 method based Software Tools (R3ST), domain and specific knowledge of the object is expressed in ontology by means the OWL Protege. By applying the method and tools we are able to construct majority of software requirements specification. R3ST also equipped with template based requirements document generator. This speech will explain the ontology model and the acquisition technique for constructed the reverse engineering.