Monday Computer Science Seminar (13.11.2023)


Organizational Capability for Information Management – Do we Feel a Big Data Crisis?

Nowadays, modern business includes acquisition and storing enormous data volumes, larger than ever before. Most often, collected data are used in a shorter time frame, and then they are archived and almost not used, effectively. On the other hand, such data represent a significant value that a company can utilize so as to reach created goals and provide a sustainable development. Unfortunately, a daily practice in many companies still intensively points out to the problem of a serious gap between the identified needs for knowledge, on one hand, and inability of modern software products to address such needs in an effective way, on the other hand. Despite that massive data volumes already exist and that modern information solutions provide the excellent technology prerequisites for a development and industry implementation of high quality software applications. We can call such a phenomenon a “big data crisis”. Some of important causes of the aforementioned phenomenon are in the following: (1) Unsatisfactory level of organization maturity in regard to the: capabilities for information management, quality management, and business processes; (2) Unsatisfactory level of accumulated knowledge in a problem domain; and (3) Unsatisfactory level of accumulated knowledge in a domain of software engineering, particularly in a domain of the development and formal specification of models for software products aimed at generation of company knowledge and decision support. Alleviating the aforementioned phenomenon is a strategic and long term task, possible by simultaneous addressing all its significant causes, only.
In this talk, some of the author’s research and educational efforts will be presented, trying to address the most influencing factors for information management and innovations, leading to the digital transformation process.

Ivan Luković received his Ph.D. at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences in 1996. Currently, he works as a Full Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade, where he lectures in several Computer Science and Informatics courses. His research interests are related to Database Systems, Business Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Data Science. He is the author or co-author of over 200 papers, 4 books, and 30 industry projects and software solutions in the area. He supervised 12 completed Ph.D. theses. He created a new set of B.Sc. and M.Sc. study programs in Information Engineering, i.e. Data Science, at the Faculty of Technical Sciences. The programs were accredited the first time in 2015. Currently, he is a chair of Managing Board of the Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS) journal, and a chair of M.Sc. study program in Information Engineering at Faculty of Organizational Sciences. He is also a member of Serbian AI Society.