I-Week 2021

M SIRAJUL ISLAM – Information for Business

Offered by the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

Course in InSIS – 4IZ573 , classroom –

Dr M. Sirajul Islam is an Associate professor in information systems at the Informatics department of Örebro University School of Business, Sweden. Siraj is specialized in teaching and research in the areas of eGovernment, Information systems security management, ICTs for development (ICT4D), Education and Crisis management with a special interest in marginalized communities in developing regions. He is at present the Director of the Master’s Programme in Information Systems security management at the Örebro University, Sweden.


Course syllabus:

Information is power and this power dictates the destiny of a business in today’s competitive business environment. The success of a business in the exponentially connected modern world is heavily depended upon how strategically we use, adapt as well as adopt information systems and technologies.  The business value of IT investment is not just derived from the changing nature of technologies, but also the transformative organizational, management and cultural changes of firms.  Therefore, managers in the modern business world need to know how to invest wisely so a firm can outperform competitors, how to manage and adapt with the core business-related changes, such as IT innovation, new business models, expansion of digital commerce, management changes, and changes in firms and organizations.

In line with such context, students in this course will learn the importance of information and information systems, organization and management of networked enterprises and infrastructures, development and strategic use of various types of business information systems for the digital age.

GERHARD-WILHELM WEBER- Operational Research and Finance in Times of Changes


Offered by the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

Course in InSIS – 4EK611, classroom –

G.-W. Weber is a Professor at Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland, at Faculty of Engineering Management, in the Chair of Marketing and Economic Engineering. His research is on data mining, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mathematics, operational research, finance, economics, optimization and optimal control, neuro-, bio- and earth-sciences, medicine and development; he is involved in the organization of scientific life internationally. He received Diploma and Doctorate in Mathematics, and Economics / Business Administration, at RWTH Aachen, and Habilitation at TU Darmstadt (Germany). He replaced Professorships at University of Cologne, and TU Chemnitz, Germany. At Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, he was a Professor in Financial Mathematics and Scientific Computing, and Assistant to the Director, and has been a member of five further graduate schools, institutes and departments of METU. G.-W. Weber has affiliations at Universities of Siegen (Germany), Federation University (Ballarat, Australia), University of Aveiro (Portugal), University of North Sumatra (Medan, Indonesia), Malaysia University of Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, KTO Karatay University (Konya, Turkey), Vidyasagar University (Midnapore, India), Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (Babol, Iran), Istinye University (Istanbul, Turkey), Georgian International Academy of Sciences, at EURO (Association of European OR Societies) where he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences” and IFORS (International Federation of OR Societies), where he is member in many national OR societies and working groups, at Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group, etc. G.-W. Weber has supervised many MSc. and PhD. students, authored and edited numerous books and articles, and given many presentations from a diversity of areas, in theory, methods and practice. He has been a member of many international editorial, special issue and award boards; he participated at numerous research projects; G.-W. Weber received various recognition by students, universities, conferences and scientific organizations, nationally and internationally.   


Course syllabus:

We will introduce into some basics of Economics and the Financial sector. In fact, we shall discuss on underlying Times, Spaces, Lives and Switching as well. We will make an Operational Research by optimal Trading Strategies and Portfolio Processes.

Especially, we will discuss the world and how it is changing, in terms of “jumps” in spaces and times, including Regime Switching and Paradigm Shifts. In our oral Discussion we will refer to the speaker’s new findings in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Space Travel and Design, Creation and Recreation as well.

We investigate a stochastic optimal control problem for a delayed Markov regimes-switching jump-diffusion model. We establish necessary and sufficient maximum principles under full and partial information for such a system. We prove the existence-uniqueness theorem for the adjoint equations, which are represented by an anticipated backward stochastic differential equation with jumps and regimes. We illustrate our results by a problem of optimal consumption problem from a cash flow with delay and regimes.

From Game Theory, we shall present an solve a 2-players non-zero Stochastic Game. Eventually, we shall discuss on a modern pension fund system.

Note: In optimal control, a natural connection with Semi-infinite Optimization is given by the “flow” of the dynamics. In its stochastic counterpart, the “event” or “scenario”, being an element of the probability space, parametrizes the flow. When “delay” enters into the dynamics, (initial) states are replaced by “initial functions” as a flow variable.

MAŁGORZATA PAŃKOWSKA- Enterprise Architecture Modeling


Offered by the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

Course in InSIS – 4IT470, classroom –


Małgorzara Pańkowska is Professor of Social Science and Chair of the Deaprtment of Informatics at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. She received

the qualification in econometrics and statistics from the University of Economics, Katowice.

She is in the Board of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Katowice Chapter. More information on http://web.ae.katowice.pl/pank/.


Course syllabus:
Course aim: Obtaining both theoretical and practical knowledge on Enterprise Architecture Modelling

Teaching form: Lecture and computer lab work

Course content:
• Introduction to Enterprise Architecture modelling:
◦ EA Frameworks comparison, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman Framework
◦ EA Sustainability aspects
◦ EA evaluation methods discussion
• Presentation of Business Meta-model for EA development
• EA modelling languages, e.g., ArchiMate, SysML, e3Value, and modelling tools, e.g., Visual Paradigm, ArchiMate, Bizagi, Camunda
• Discussion on opportunities to integrate the EA modelling languages and tools
• Case Studies Teaching – Exercises on Application of ArchiMate and Camunda for EA Modelling

FRANCOIS KAISIN -Project Team Management of tomorrow

Course in InSIS – 4SA630, classroom –

François Kaisin is PhD in Biology and has been Director EHS and HR in two international industry groups. He is a professional certified business coach and founder of the Morena Coaching International network in 20 countries. He also teaches about “Project Team Management” at the Business School of the University of Nice. François will be pleased to share the fruit of his reflections on the levers of successful management of project teams, relying on concrete examples of field as a facilitator and coach of project teams going from the Andes to the Swiss Alps, through the Caribbean and the Pampa. He is also coaching trainer in a Canadian School, co-author in a book on employee coaching, emotions and business performance.

Most of the efforts of project teams depend in particular on the human factor, regardless of their scope and complexity. However, there is often a tendency to entrust projects to managers, especially for their technical skills. While today’s access to information is becoming easier and easier, the real challenge lies more in the complexity of human relations, the challenge of young millennials and the business of tomorrow.

Course syllabus:

  • Designing and Building an effective Project Team
  • Managing Human Resources and Conflicts
  • Managing Relationship with Stakeholders
  • Planning Strategic Project Communications
  • Managing “tomorrow” Project Teams
  • Business Cases for decision-makers

MARCIN FAŁDZIŃSKI – Quantitative Risk Management

Offered by the Faculty of Finance and Accounting

Course in InSIS – 1MT555 , classroom –

Marcin Fałdziński, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Statistics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. His research work focuses on time series forecasting and analysis, financial econometrics and extreme value theory. He teaches courses in statistics, econometrics and business forecasting.


Quantitative risk management focuses on estimation of risk measures and backtesting. Students will receive both theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative risk management.

Course syllabus:

  1. Measures of Market Risk
    Market risk measurement
    Value-at-Risk (VaR) – definition and its properties
    Coherent risks measures
    Regulatory uses of market risk
  2. Estimating Market Risk Measures
    Estimation of Value-at-Risk
    historical simulation
    parametric approaches (i.e. volatility models, extreme value theory)
    non-parametric approaches
    other types
    Estimating the standard errors of risk measure estimators
    Estimation of Expected Shortfall (ES)
  3. Backtesting Market Risk Models
    Backtesting based on the frequency tests
    Backtesting based on tests of distribution equality
    Comparing alternative models
    Backtesting Expected Shortfall
  4. Model Risk
    Models and model risk
    Sources of model risk
    Managing model risk

LINA DAGILIENE- Accounting for Sustainability

Offered by the Faculty of Finance and Accounting

Course in InSIS – 1MU555 , classroom – NB177B


Lina Dagiliene, PhD is Assistanet Professor at the  Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania since 2005. Her education and professional experience include sustainability reporting and accounting, measurement and auditing issues. Currently she is also strongly interested and involved in interdisciplinary research, such as implementation of circular economy at different levels, corporate social responsibility issues. 


Course syllabus:

1. Sustainable development and accounting: what is the connection?

2. Development and trends of sustainability reporting: content, methodologies, channels

3. Corporate sustainability reporting: Exploring best practices

4. Accounting ethics and responsibility (ACCA / IESBA Codes of ethics)

5. Fraud and accounting scandals.

6. Sustainability auditing

RICHARD LEIN- German War Preparations and War Economy in World War II

Offered by the Faculty of Economics

Course in InSIS – 5HD381 , classroom –

Dr. Richard Lein works at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institut für für Neuzeit‑ und Zeitgeschichtsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften).


Course syllabus:

1. The legacy of Versailles: Germany and the Great Depression.
2. The takeover of power in 1933: Hitler and the Wirtschaftswunder.
3. Preparation for revenge: German war preparations from 1932–1933.
4. Struggle for autarky: The Vierjahresplan.
5. Profit beats politics: German economic policy towards Southeastern Europe.
6. Who is marching behind the first tank?: The fate of Austria and Czechoslovakia.
7. War at any cost: German war economy 1939–1940.
8. Battle of France is over: European economies under the German rule.
9. A step further?: German invasion to the Soviet Union.
10. Canons instead of butter: Germany and the total war.
11. An imbalance of power: Air raids and Wunderwaffen.
12. Albert Speer, miracle man: German economy on the verge of defeat.
13. Downfall and trials: The end of German war economy