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Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on March 11, 2015

Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Talking about SECURITY: There are two type of companies dealing with any kind of sensitive DATA or having DATA-driven business:

1) those that have been hacked
2) those don’t know that they have been hacked

The Cloud-base services widely available now just increase the suspiciousness of customers and make them not rush into the cloud. The problem is not related to the quality or security of the cloud services, but to the insider risk factor. The administrator for a Cloud-based services can access executive-only financial data and conduct as insider delivering a confidential information to outsiders.

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Just several of bunch of BIG PROBLEMS derived from BIG DATA

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on March 6, 2015

BIG-DATA-CeDAWI- Power consumption is issue – power costs for the petaflop systems can exceed $5M annually
– Network capacity is issue – instead of moving DATA to the compute processor, the computational power is being moved to the DATA;
– CAP problem is issue – in Distributed Platforms three conditions Consistency, Availability and Partitioning can’t live together;
– Moore Law is issue – Moore Law doesn’t work anymore – DATA to be processed grows much faster than computing power

So, there are large space for innovative and applied research in area of DATA SCIENCE

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The Interactive Technologies in Education – National Competition

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on May 9, 2014

 

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education organized by Institute of Education Problems held in Baku. All teachers did impressive work – Hearty Congratulations to ALL!
I just wanted to notice the issue we shouldn’t forget about – Technology is NOT a Solution, Technology is a Tool, Technology is an Environment, Technology is a Booster, Technology is a Transparency, etc. Technology is not purpose, it is just a “pipeline” to provide quality content that also maybe nicely decorated by technology…
In short, rephrasing the words of Bill Gates, I can say: “Technology applied to high quality content will magnify its quality, technology applied to poor content magnifies its poorness”.
Again my cordial congratulations to all more than 300 teachers that presented works during competition, you are doing great work forming the base of the technological culture in our youth!

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IEEE Day 2013 – Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on September 29, 2013

IEEE Day 2013 - Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan

IEEE Day 2013 – Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan

IEEE DAY 2013 EVENT PROGRAM

01 October – IEEE Day 2013 is important anniversary that engineers worldwide celebrate the first time when IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. It is fourth celebration worldwide and first in Azerbaijan will take place at the Qafqaz University.
While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE is focused on what’s next. Thus, this year the theme of IEEE Day will be “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”.
These are full-day hands-on technical seminars on a wide range of Technology topics for IT Professionals and Students to help them become Technologically Updated. All our speakers are high level certified IT and technical professionals with rich experience of applying their knowledge in corporations and businesses.

TECHNICAL SESSION:
Database Administration & Development
Network, Platforms & Supercomputing
Software Development & Frameworks
Cloud Implementations
Workshop & Closing

SPEECH TOPICS:
IEEE Day 2013. IEEE as a Global Professional Platform.
Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Oracle and Java Developers
Best 10 New Features of Oracle Database 12c
IPv6 Planning, Deployment and Operation Considerations
UNIX, Linux and New Features in Solaris 11
Database Machine – EXADATA
Spring Framework Overview and Spring MVC
Groovy on Grails
Reverse Engineering an Android Application
Education in the Cloud
Infrastructure in the Cloud
Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow

IEEE-Day-2013-Baku-Azerbaijan

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New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 27, 2013

New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

New Idea Competition has been announced by Qafqaz University Technopark

New Idea Competition has been announced in the framework of newly launched Qafqaz University Technopark

Intellectual Property Statement:

All ideas remain the property of the submitter

Short Description:

The purpose of this competition is to contribute new ideas on a broad range of IT-related areas such as: Mobile App, Internet, Software App, Gaming, SaaS, Enterprise Software, New Business Model, Services, Robotics, IT and Consumer Electronics, IT for healthcare, etc.

Competition Organizer:

Qafqaz University Technopark

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is Student of the University located in Azerbaijan or Alumni and has New Innovative Idea on IT-related area. Age limit for participants is 30.

Application Assessment Criteria:

  • Innovation: We are looking for breakthrough ideas. They must be Information Technology oriented. Ideas should be unique and different, providing a competitive advantage. Ideas that show the greatest innovation will be viewed more favorably.
  • Commercial Viability: Can the idea be commercialized within two years? Can the idea create or serve a market need? What are the customer benefits? Is there a clear strategy for making the idea into a high-growth business? Judges will be evaluating ideas on their potential to generate revenue, profits and employment.
  • Investment Opportunity: If an investment opportunity was available and contemplated, would investors invest in this venture? Is the entrepreneur team invested in the venture?
  • Entrepreneur Team: Are key leaders and advisors available (or identified subject to financing) to fill key positions to execute the venture plan? (right team)
  • Quality of Presentation: As the judging progresses to the final round, some emphasis will be placed on entrant’s quality of presentation (clear, concise), both written and orally.
  • Business Plan: Quality of Business Plan (appropriate training will be provided on Apprel 25, 26, 27)

Idea Assessment Rounds?

  • Round 1. Online Application
  • Round 2. Presentation in front of Jury Board
  • Round 3. Preparing of Business Plan and Budget

Important Dates:

  • Round 1: Mart 25, 2013 (Online Application)
  • Round 2: April 15, 2013 (Presentation)
  • Round 3:
    • April 25-27, 2013 (Training)
    • May 12, 2013 (Business Plan Deadline)

Why to participate? (Benefits/Awards)

  • Get Enterpreneurship Trainings given by professionals
  • The opportunity to have assigned Business Mentor
  • The opportunity to be placed into Qafqaz University Technopark Incubator
  • The opportunity to find investor for your idea
  • The opportunity to found your company
  • Attention in the media

How to apply?

You will be required to register on the Qafqaz University Technopark Online Application System till Mart 25, 2013

Contact us:

www.NewIdeaCompetition.qu.edu.az
NewIdeaCompetition@qu.edu.az

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IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 22, 2013

IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan

IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter organized IEEE Seminar at the Azerbaijan Technical University

IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter organized IEEE Seminar at the Azerbaijan Technical University

The seminar on two topics “IEEE as Global Professional Engineering Platform in Azerbaijan” and “IEEE Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research” organized by IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter and supported by Mikro Information Handling and Distribution FZEAzerbaijan Technical University and Qafqaz University was held at the Azerbaijan Technical University.

The first part of seminar was devoted to IEEE history and activities in Azerbaijan as well as to benefits and opportunities of IEEE Membership for faculty of Higher Education Institution. It was noticed that the key values of IEEE membership are technical innovation, access to cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits. IEEE memberships support IEEE’s mission to advance technology for humanity and the profession. At the same time, memberships build a platform to introduce technology careers to faculty and students around the world.

During the seminar speakers made stress on the fact that Digital Environment and Big Data with population over 2.3 bln. has great impact on that how we accomplish our duties and job, how we communicate and collect information, how we teach and learn. Universities as a initiators of big transformation are rethinking their teaching strategies: we speak more and more often about electronic references, full text data access, Web resources, that are integral part of university education in the digital environment. Digital libraries are already deliver information for academic study and research that available 24/7 from anywhere offering flexible arrangements for students, faculty and researchers.

This topic focuses on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library which is one of the most significant and most-cited publisher in engineering and technology. With IEEE Xplore Digital Library, it is easy the get comprehensive coverage of key ideas and exciting discoveries. For 100 years, Proceedings of the IEEE has been the best way to stay informed about trends in engineering and technology. There many flexible options of the IEEE subscription to meet the needs of any size organization including higher education and research institutions.

Each year, the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) examine the influence and impact of scholarly research journals. In the new June 2012 reports, IEEE journals again rank as premier scholarly publications across all three methods of citation measurement, including Impact Factor.

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Season’s Greetings! Wishing you and your family a truly fulfilling Happy New Year 2013! With warm regards,

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on December 31, 2012

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Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on November 26, 2012

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit - Opening Ceremony

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit

Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit took place in warm (despite of end of autumn) Chesme distinct of Izmir region, Turkey 22-23 November, 2012. The meeting attracted chairs from about 50 universities including:

  • Istanbul Technical University
  • Middle East Technical University
  • Yildiz University
  • Bilkent University
  • Hacettepe University
  • Fatih University
  • Ege University
  • Selchuk University
  • Qafqaz University (Baku)

Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit is platform to get together leaders of Computer Engineering education. The purpose of meeting is to discuss common problems and challenges, share knowledge and experience, provide an opportunity to know others and be known, establish mutually beneficial cooperations and collaborations.

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit

Microsoft’s representative Mustafa Kasap has introduced about company’s programs for students, faculty and universities.

==Microsoft’s support for students:

  • Imagine Cup – developments competition
  • DreamSpark Standard and DreamSpark Premium programs provide to students development software for free
  • DreamSpark Premium – ELMS
  • MS Student Partner – trainings for selected students on new technologies
  • Summer School – Internship
  • Student Business – appropriate website to help caruer development, job search

==Microsoft’s support for faculty:

  • Open Academy – http://www.acikakademi.com – text, video, audio sources to learn computer technologies (80.000 studendt subscriptions)
  • Faculty Connection – http://aka.ms/fc trainings for fuculties and teching resources in following disciplins (but not restricted with this):
  • Cloud computing, Information Management, Net Centric Computing, Programming, Embedded Systems and Devices, Security, Operating Systems, Mobile Application Development, etc.
  • Azure Accounts http://aka.ms/mk to get cloud computing account and use existing infrastructure of cluster computing (IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service) for 5-9-12 months. Also instructor may apply to get accounts for students those take appropriate class.

==Microsoft’s support for universities:

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit - Ancient City Efes

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit – Ancient City Efes

Prof. Adnan Yazici from Middle East Technical University has renimded to participants about last year establishment of Computer Engineers Association. Prof. Halit Oguz Tuzen critisized the view of some government institutions, in paticular Professional Competence Institution, to Computer Engineering as profession. According to him this official institution is confusing two professions: computer engineer and certified specialist.

Prof.Dr. Altay Guvenir from Bilkent University presented topic on “Frieqently Asked Questions in MUDEK Akkreditation”. MUDEK is association recognized by the Higher Education Council of Turkey as the National Quality Assurance Agency in accrediting engineering programs. MUDEK is member of ENAEE – European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education
One of the most important criteria of engineer competance is to make students work within project-teams that require multidisciplinary knowledge. Good ideas, thoughts and projects have any meaning just in case if they will be applied and likely immediately.

Assoc.Prof. Ahmet Koltuksuz from Yasar University presented speech on “Cyber Security Education and Proposals”. He informed listeners about new trends in Cyber Security and improvements that should be done in teaching of this subject because of the new trends.
National Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition http://nationalccdc.org/

Representative from Turkcell (Turkey leading telecom company) new business models and startups based on these models creat threat for mobile Communication Service Providers. Skype has more then 220 mln users that creats more than 20 bln. minutes of VoIP coomunication. Smart phone users send billions messages using WhatsApp application what eliminates using of SMS service. At the same time this established acosystem and trends creates new opportunities and challenges for service provides.

According to Dr. Sinan Utku who is United States Patent Attorney, Technology Development and patenting have strong relation. Cilicon Valley were in evidence in the 1910. What is the secret of US technology success? One of the most valuable reason is really working patenting process supported by appropriate legislation.
Some business people in Wall Street called Patent Wolfs buys bunkrupt technological companies to investigate the opportunity of applying to court against successfull companies that may break obtained patents.

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit - The Library of Celsus in Ephesus

Region Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit – The Library of Celsus in Ephesus

The last session of meeting in 23 November had been devoted to taking a decision on location for the next summit in 2013. Event there were three potential candidate universities: Black Sea University (Trabzon), Firat University (Elazig) and Qafqaz University (Baku, Azerbaijan), most of participants voted for Qafqaz University. Therefore, next Computer Engineering Department Chairs Summit will be held in Baku in October 07-08 immediately before annual AICT2013 International Conference (www.aict.info/2013) also organized by Qafqaz University with technical support of IEEE (www.ieee.org).

Final day of meeting consisted of memorable tour to exciting ancient Roman city of Efes (Ephesus, click for more information).

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research. The Case Study.

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on August 22, 2012

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum - IEEE Digital Library Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research. The Case Study.

IEEE Digital Library Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research. The Case Study.

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum was held in August 19-21, 2012, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan http://cep.conference.nu.edu.kz/en/conf2011/
Within Parallel Session “Modern resources for Science and Education” keynote speech on “IEEE Digital Library Contribution for Academic Excellence and Research. The Case Study.” was delivered.

It is the fact that Digital Environment and Big Data with population over 2.3 bln. has great impact on that how we accomplish our duties and job, how we communicate and collect information, how we teach and learn. Universities as a initiators of big transformation are rethinking their teaching strategies: we speak more and more often about electronic references, full text data access, Web resources, that are integral part of university education in the digital environment. Digital libraries are already deliver information for academic study and research that available 24/7 from anywhere offering flexible arrangements for students, faculty and researchers.

Our talk focuses on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library which is one of the most significant and most-cited publisher in engineering and technology. With IEEE Xplore Digital Library, it is easy the get comprehensive coverage of key ideas and exciting discoveries. For 100 years, Proceedings of the IEEE has been the best way to stay informed about trends in engineering and technology. There many flexible options of the IEEE subscription to meet the needs of any size organization including higher education and research institutions.

Exhibition stand of MiKRO Bilgi Kayit ve Dagitim A.S.

Exhibition stand of MiKRO Bilgi Kayit ve Dagitim A.S.

In the framework of Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum besides others MiKRO Bilgi Kayit ve Dagitim A.S. company which is the regional representative of IEEE, organized exhibition were all products of IEEE were presented (Mr. Keng-Lam KUAN – Area Manager, IEEE – N. Africa, M. East & India; Mr. Mehmet T. HASEKI – General Manager – MiKRO Bilgi Kayit ve Dagitim A.S.)..

Keynote Speech PDF Presentation

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Qafqaz University continue activities directed to raising of Public Awareness on Information Security

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on June 9, 2012

The 1-st International Information Security Workshop -  Public Awareness on Information Security

Qafqaz University continue activities directed to raising of Public Awareness on Information Security

The 1-st International Information Security Workshop

Azerbaijan, Baku, Qafqaz University
19 – 20 June 2012
http://ce.qu.edu.az/InfoSec

The Organizing Committee would like to invite all interested parties to attend the the 1-st International Information Security Workshop that will be held at the Qafqaz University in June 19 and 20, 2012 and co-organized by the Computer Engineering Department at the Qafqaz University (http://ce.qu.edu.az), BM Technologies (www.bmtech.az), BitDefender (www.bitdefender.com), Lancelot Institute (www.lancelotinstitute.com) and IEEE Computer Society Azerbaijan Chapter (http://chapters.computer.org/azerbaijan).

Workshop Statement:

Today, when cyber infrastructure has affected how we accomplish duties and job, how we get acquainted and communicate, how we teach and learn, how we entertain and spend time, etc. collecting and using personal, financial, governmental information, as well as the importance of protecting that information, is a complex challenge that has legal, business, political and technical ramifications.

The global cyber infrastructure has become the crucial environment for economic prosperity, government efficiency, and national security. At the same time the same environment which provides new inviting opportunities also makes possible new potential risks and threats. Protecting the vital information and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks becomes increasingly difficult and costly mission for governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, and even for citizens. Hacktivism, cyberwar, cyberweapons and their potential threats are becoming a reality.

It’s why high education research institutions, governments, businesses, public and private sector partners all together should work to find effective solutions to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information and resilience of national and global cyber infrastructure. We hope that the 1-st International Information Security Workshop would be successful example of such cooperation and will serve as a booster of public awareness and understanding of information security issues.

Dr. Abzetdin Adamov
Qafqaz University
Chair, Computer Engineering Department

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