On September 30, 2019, the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Applied systems and technologies in the information society” (AISTIS-2019) was held on the basis of Faculty of Information Technologies of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (hereinafter – KNU).

The conference brought together teachers, scientists, teachers of higher education institutions, methodologists, IT professionals and specialists in applied disciplines, experts of educational centers and business structures, managers and heads of education institutions, and students. Sergiy Londar, Director of the State Scientific Institution “Institute of Educational Analytics” (hereinafter – SSI “IEA”), Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor and Oleksandra Bryniuk, Assistant to Director addressed the meeting.

The conference was dedicated to the discussion of the current issues and trends in the field of information technologies, as namely:

  • applied information systems in the digital economy;
  • applied information systems in transport, engineering, agriculture, financial and banking sectors, energy, medicine;
  • applied information systems and technologies in education, science, and technology;
  • data protection in applied information systems;
  • advanced systems and technologies in information communications;
  • problematic legal issues arising from the use of digital technologies.

Valentyna Pleskach, Head of the Department of Applied Information Systems of the KNU, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, delivered the opening speech.

The work of the plenary sessions began with a presentation by Sergiy Londar, on the topic: “Prospects for the development of Education Management Information Systems in Ukraine”, in which he substantiated that the establishment and use of Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) is an effective tool of improving the quality and competitiveness of the national education. The State Information System of Education (DISO) is an example of such an information system, which was developed in 2016 and was a good step forward, but today, it lacks the capacity for effective education reforming. In light of this, within the implementation of the World Bank Project «Strengthening Evidence-Based Policymaking with Education Statistics and Analysis» and in the collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the SSI “IEA” developed a new information system – Automated Information Complex of Educational Management (hereinafter – AIСOM), which has significant advantages and opportunities (web technology for respondents’ access to the AICOM, integrated information security system, availability of form and reports constructor, etc.)

Summarizing his speech, Director of the SSI “IEA” stressed the importance of new information tools introduction in Ukraine, in particular, the Education Management Information System for identifying and investigating the “educational trajectory of a successful person” as well as adjusting in this context the necessary educational measurements and periodic monitoring of relevant indicators. This would allow setting up the interrelation between the labour market and education sector, as well as to improve the mechanism of budget financing of education institutions, and reorient the content of educational services and the process of their provision in order to achieve the benefits in adult life by students.

The plenary part of the conference was followed by section meetings, as well as master classes, exhibitions on the theme of applied information systems and technologies. At the end of the conference, the results of work in the field of applied systems and technologies in the information society were summarized.

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Collections of articles of the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Applied systems and technologies in the information society” (Kyiv, September 30, 2019)