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Edited etc. by Jan Owsiński
Issue no. 10A, Autumn/Winter 2004
Updated in Autumn 2005
2006 – September
29-30, 2006 in
About this issue: the highlights
2004 meeting in Warsaw
Invitation to EURO 2006 in Reykjavik
4. ITIB: St. Petersburg, June 2005 and Warsaw, June
5. MODEST 2006
1. About this issue: the
Dear Friends, this issue of the MODEST Newsletter follows the consecutive
meeting of the group in Warsaw at the end of September 2004. Thus, the very
first section of this Newsletter is devoted to the event and its effects.
The subsequent section of the Newsletter consist of invitation to the
conference at which our working group is supposed to organise special
sessions. It is EURO 2006, a flagship meeting of EURO, which will take place
on July 2-5, 2006, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and MODEST is invited to set up a
session or even a series of sessions at this very important international
event. Then, there is a section devoted to ITIB 2005 (Information Technology
in Business), an international seminar traditionally organised by the
Linköping University in Sweden and the St. Petersburg’s State University of
Finance and Economics in Russia. The next ITIB meeting, ITIB 2006, will take
place in Warsaw.
Further, the next MODEST meeting will take place on September 29-30, 2006,
in Szczecin, a big city and a university centre in North-western Poland.
Your are all cordially invited to participate.
2. MODEST 2004 meeting in
The consecutive meeting of MODEST took place at the end of September 2004 in
Warsaw, and, like the preceding meeting of the Working Group, it was run
within the framework of the bi-annual national conference of the Polish
Society of Operational and System Research Society ("BOS 2004"). In
distinction to the previous MODEST meeting, most of the MODEST-related
papers were presented during the proper sessions of the BOS 2004 conference,
and only a working meeting of the group members was organised separately. As
it is already a well established tradition, a book was published resulting
from this meeting and the discussions around it.
The table of contents of the volume is as follows:
Integration, Trade, Innovation & Finance: From Continental to Local
Jan W. Owsiński, ed.
Foreword – Jan W. Owsiński
Chapter 1: Finance and Banking
Jan Gadomski: An analysis of the dynamics of deposits and loans
Irena Woroniecka: Factors determining interest rate level in Poland.
Estimation results for 1993-2002
Qing He and Xiaoguang Yang: Understanding the duration of the exchange rate
Chapter 2: Trade, Openness and Hi-Tech
A. Barbara Kisiel-Łowczyc: Poland’s competitiveness and Finnish-Polish
Jan W. Owsiński, Sławomir Zadrożny: Trade in hi-tech products around the
Baltic Rim – a business-as-usual or a progressive phenomenon?
Tiiu Paas, Egle Tafenau: A gravity model analysis of regional trade
integration in the context of EU enlargement
Helena Lindskog: SOTIP – From an idea to a procurement model
Chapter 3: European Union, Structures and Effectiveness
Maurice Yolles and Paul Iles: Two-speed Europe and international joint
Jacek W. Mercik, Frantisek Turnovec, Marcin Mazurkiewicz: Does voting over
national dimension provide more national influence in the European
Parliament than voting over ideological dimension?European voting power
debate and the formal power indices
Krzysztof Cichocki: An equilibrium model for implementing regional
development by Polish local governments with the aid of EU funds
The book can be ordered from the Systems Research Institute upon contacting
Ms Joanna Runowska ( Joanna.Runowska@ibspan.waw.pl ), to obtain the book at
the MODEST (!) price of 20 € + postage.
Like before, the book is not the proper proceedings volume, since it
contains peer reviewed papers, some of which have not been presented during
the meeting, while, on the other hand, it does not contain some that
actually were presented.
3. Invitation to EURO
2006 in Reykjavik
EURO Working Group MODEST is invited to contribute actively to the
consecutive, 21st EURO conference, EURO 2006, which will be held in
Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 2-5, 2006. You can find a general information on
the conference under http://www.euro2006.org/ , the website of the 21st
European Conference on Operational research, EURO 2006. The leading theme of
the Conference is “OR for Better Management of Sustainable Development”.
In fact, it is possible that we organise a series (stream) of sessions
within our area of competence. In addition, if any of you felt like
contributing by inviting further potential participants, you are indeed
welcome to chair or co-chair those sessions. Note that it is assumed that
each session will comprise three papers.
Thus, you are kindly asked to send in – by e-mail – your suggestions for the
papers to be presented in Reykjavik possibly soon. These preliminary
proposals ought to contain the names and addresses of the authors, the
proposed title of the paper, and a short abstract of about one standard A4
page (1800 characters).
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland: look out for exotic nature, glaciers,
volcanic lava, waterfalls and midnight sun!
ITIB: St. Petersburg, June 2005 and Warsaw, June 2006
The Department of Informatics at St. Petersburg State University of
Economics and Finance in Russia, and the Department of Management and
Economics at Linköping University in Sweden organized and run the ITIB 2005
(“IT in Business”) international conference in St. Petersburg on June 14-17,
The conference was an international event for researchers, academics,
practitioners and students in the advances in, and applications of IT in
Business (private and public). The participants had the opportunity to
present, observe and discuss the latest research results in this area. The
papers submitted were double blind peer reviewed and appeared in the
proceedings in two language versions – the English and the Russian one.
The next ITIB meeting is planned for June 2006 in Warsaw, to be organized by
the same two institutions, mentioned before, and the Warsaw University of
Farm Economics. It will be hosted by the latter institutions (the Institute
of Computer Science).
As in the previous cases, all accepted papers would be published in the
conference proceedings. Main subjects of the conference (although the scope
is not limited to these ones, and of course, emphasis will be placed on
issues related to farming and food economy) are:
e-commerce - Market channel strategy
IT and product/service
development - Logistics
Marketing - Virtual
Public procurement -
SMEs - IT Investment
Financial IT -
For more information, contact Helena Lindskog (Linköping University, Sweden),
5. MODEST 2006
MODEST 2006 will take place in association with the broader conference BOS
2006 in Szczecin, a large city (some 400 thousand inhabitants) and an
important research and educational center (several university-level schools)
in North-western Poland. The city can be reached by train, air and is easily
accessed by roads both from Poland and Germany. There are ferries from the
Scandinavian countries to the nearby haven of Świnoujście.
This time, the broader conference is supposed to host also a bigger number
of foreign scientists, and several English-language sessions are envisaged.
The conference will take place in the premises of the University of
Szczecin, Faculty of Economics and Management, Mickiewicza street 64/66, on
September 29-30 (Friday-Saturday), 2006. The broader conference, BOS 2006,
starts on Thursday, September 28th. You will be notified of the details
concerning the place and the transport connections in due course, after
So, please feel cordially invited to BOS 2006 and register!