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  1. Lyubomyr Chyrun, Vasyl Andrunyk, and Victoria Vysotska
    CONTENT ANALYSIS PECULIARITIES OF USER INTERNET ACTIVITIES FOR PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE SLICE FORMATION

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  2. Zeljko Burcar
    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ ROLE, THEIR ROLE AND POTENTIAL PRINCIPALS’ PERCEPTIONS

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  3. Antoaneta Kirova
    THE HSR AS AN INNOVATIVE AND ECOLOGICAL MODE OF TRANSPORT

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  4. Myroslav Boychuk and Olena Yaroshenko
    MODELING OF OPTIMAL CREDIT STRATEGY OF A PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTOR WITH DELAY

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  5. Alexandra V. Penugalova and Alexander S. Chulkov
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN STATE AND MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

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  6. Mariya Petkova Hristova
    ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING WITH QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY QUALITY

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  7. Petya Koralova
    CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT CORRIDORS IN BULGARIA BY PROMOTING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

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  8. Maya Lambovska and Ognyan Simeonov
    METHODOLOGICAL FEATURES FOR RESTRAINING THREATS TO ORGANIZATIONS

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  9. Volodymyr Pasichnyk & Tetiana Shestakevych
    THE DATA ANALYSIS APPROACH IN IT-SUPPORT OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

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  10. Adis Rahmanovic and Muzafer Saracevic
    THE FEASIBILITY AND BENEFITS OF GPS TELEMETRY MONITORING SYSTEM IN MINING

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  11. Wangbo
    E-COMMERCE PRACTICE EXPLORATION AND TEACHING REFORM BASED ON THE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT MAJOR

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CONTENT ANALYSIS PECULIARITIES OF USER INTERNET ACTIVITIES FOR PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE SLICE FORMATION

Lyubomyr Chyrun
Vasyl Andrunyk
Victoria Vysotska

Abstract
A system for the analysis of the psychological and emotional state of the individual is developed. The aim is to assess the individual through social networks and the practical recommendations. The analysis of assessment data, the problems of this area and the relevance of the system were studied. The diagrams are developed that describe the structure and logic of the system. Description of system requirements according to RUP methodology was done and a prototype application that simulates the activity of individual analysis system was created. In the course of this work, it was carried out creation and development of the information system through which it is possible to conduct a psychological analysis of the individual using his/her Twitter messages. The system helps to automate information gathering project, as well as obtaining and saving the results. It was carried out the analysis of the subject area, as well as considered a variety of information systems based on the certain principle. There was conducted an analysis of the generally known methods and criteria of information systems development. Also, there was also conducted an analysis of the system functionality. There were foreseen the functions that would exist in the system and their usefulness. There was also carried out a systematic analysis of the information system of personality psychological analysis, as well as described the subject area problem and defined project purpose. Using systematic approach basic principles, there were described requirements created by the information system.

Keywords:
information resources, commercial content, content analysis, content monitoring, content search

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ ROLE, THEIR ROLE AND POTENTIAL PRINCIPALS’ PERCEPTIONS

Zeljko Burcar

Abstract:
The aim of this research is to identify differences between primary and secondary school principals’ roles and the differences between the roles that principals perform and potential principals perceive. Under the term "potential principals" the author considered teachers and expert associates which have legal conditions to access the contest for principal and have the opportunity, to be chosen for principal function. The used questionnaire, constructed by the author, contained 192 variables about principals’ tasks, and 10 questions provided data about the respondents’ surroundings. Sample N=119 principals (N=83 elementary, N=36 secondary, presents 10% of principals’ population in Croatia), and N=120 potential principals, provided answers in six categories of the Likert scale; from completely disagree to completely agree. Results confirm that the principals perform more duties that the law requires of them. Statistically, significant differences between principals’ jobs in elementary and secondary school exist in six variables. Differences between teachers’ perception and jobs principals do exist in 39% of examined variables.

Keywords: Education system, education analyses, school management, leadership, principal’s role

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THE HSR AS AN INNOVATIVE AND ECOLOGICAL MODE OF TRANSPORT

Antoaneta Kirova

Abstract:
High-speed rails (HSR) connects major cities in developed countries, as listed in the table below. Internationally HSR is developed only in Europe, aiming at the use of trans-European transport network (TEN-T) to link all high-speed lines on the continent into a proper integrated European high-speed network. In terms of the economic development, it is considered that HSR redirects development from one area to another and as far as safety is concerned, most potential rail passengers accept aviation as a safer mode of transport. Another positive outcome is the provision of a better choice of travel mode for public transport users, who already have a lot of options represented by a low-cost bus, a fast plane or a personalized car trip. The general review proves, that besides discussing pros and cons, among which the huge investments, the lack of certainty in the future use of HSR there are positive signs of development. The new trends envisage HSR for freight as well passenger traffic. Still, there is a danger that newer technologies in transportation will boost forward in the time necessary to build a high-speed route. The question who will use the high-speed lines, when air travel provides the high speed, the self-driven cars allow for independent travels and public carriers provide Internet access and comfort to work on board remains.

Keywords: HSR, economic considerations, innovative mode of transport, political issues

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MODELING OF OPTIMAL CREDIT STRATEGY OF A PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTOR WITH DELAY

Myroslav Boychuk
Olena Yaroshenko

Abstract
The activities of pharmaceutical products distribution companies are multifaceted. Тhey establish contacts with producers and consumers, determine the range of prices of medicines, do promotions, hold stocks of pharmaceuticals and take risks in their further selling. Therefore, the usage of mathematical models to research into ways of optimizing the management of pharmaceutical products distribution companies considering payments is of great current interest. The purpose of the paper is to present a model of optimal credit strategy of a distribution company on the pharmaceutical products market taking into account late delivery. In the mathematical terms, the given problem is the one of optimal control, where a number of pharmaceutical products act as a phase trajectory and the amount of credit granted to a distribution company is a control. To tackle the problem sufficient optimality conditions are used. It is established that the model of optimal credit strategy of a distributor with the delay has two modes of crediting (full and no credit) and the optimal mode. The structure of the optimal process for the given model is also described.

Keywords:
Distribution, decision-making, optimal control, differential equations, deterministic models

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN STATE AND MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

Alexandra V. Penugalova
Alexander S. Chulkov

Abstract
Ongoing modernization of the Russian economy and public finance sector reform involves implementing measures to improve the functioning of the state and municipal organizations providing social services. The purpose of this paper is to develop practical recommendations for improving the delivery mechanism of government (municipal) services in a competitive environment. The article compares in social services, subsidies and analyzed species identified by their distinctive features, identified common characteristics and differences in the mechanism of delivery of services. The main results conducted during the preparation of the article analysis boil down to the fact that for the most efficient delivery of government (municipal) services in a market economy and competitive advantage requires a combination of different types of subsidies and methods of their calculation in conjunction with well-developed industry and departmental lists of services.

Keywords:
public services, efficiency of budget expenditures, budgeting

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ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING WITH QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY QUALITY

Mariya Petkova Hristova

Abstract
This article offers quantitative assessment of university quality, algorithms for data processing and obtaining numerical evaluation of its value. Two types of quality are discussed: Class A – of educational objects (subjects, teachers, programmes) and class B – of training students as learning outcomes, acquired knowledge, skills, competencies and values. It is placed emphasized on Class A, where assessments of teachers are obtained and similarly, academic leaders can be evaluated, so that they are proportionally stimulated for quality achieved. The summary conclusion is that to achieve objectification, group multi-subject expertise should be applied. Evaluation, which is multifactorial, multi-subjective, expert and quantitative (on an interval scale) with the participation of outside experts, requires a substantially complex evaluation system that would be worth only if it is based on modern means of electronic processing and correspondence. The principles of electronic data processing in evaluating the quality of education and university objects (subjects, programmes, teachers, etc.) are presented. The article includes designed spreadsheets containing all the attributes: evaluated, assessed, criteria, standards, weight coefficients. Through e-mailing and processing of these tables objective assessments with preserved integrity are obtained. Additional polls are not held. Algorithm of university quality evaluation and algorithm of evaluating a teacher are proposed.

Keywords:
evaluation of university quality, multi-subject expertise, objectification of assessments, electronic data processing, algorithm

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CONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT CORRIDORS IN BULGARIA BY PROMOTING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Petya Koralova

Abstract
TOne of the main problems that hinder the development of railway transport in countries such as Bulgaria is the lack of fully liberalized market. As a result of the review of the Trans-European Transport Network Corridors in 2014, most of the Bulgarian transport strategy documents for the period 2014-2020 are directed toward the funding of railway infrastructure investment projects to stimulate better quality, safety and security of the services provided. In this regard, the main objective of the work is to reveal the possibilities of promoting risk allocation between public and private partners in order to promote construction of railway transport corridors in Bulgaria. Methods of induction and deduction, as well as methods of analysis and synthesis, are applied for the purposes of the research. A brief review of the main infrastructure projects, concerning railway transport corridors in the country, is made. In the paper, special attention is paid to the widely used public-private partnership forms for the fulfillment of railway infrastructure projects. The ideas, presented in the work would be useful for countries that meet the same problems as Bulgaria in terms of attracting private investment initiatives so as to provide railway transport services with better quality.

Keywords:
public-private partnership, railway transport, core network corridors

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METHODOLOGICAL FEATURES FOR RESTRAINING THREATS TO ORGANIZATIONS

Maya Lambovska
Ognyan Simeonov

Abstract
Methodological features of an original model for restraining threats to organizations are presented in this paper. It is worked out in three sections. Conceptual fundamentals of the model for restricting threats are clarified in the first section. Instruments of the model for restricting threats are presented in the second section. These are focus groups, an open investigation by questionnaires, confidence intervals with four evaluations, fuzzy trapezoidal numbers, fuzzy expertons, fuzzy random incidence matrices and aggregate licensing board of threats to the organization. Stages and procedures of the model for restricting threats are explained in the third section of the paper.

Keywords:
Strategic management, Restriction on threats, Licensing board of threats, Fuzzy subsets

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THE DATA ANALYSIS APPROACH IN IT-SUPPORT OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Volodymyr Pasichnyk
Tetiana Shestakevych

Abstract
The paper considers the features of the modern understanding of education as a learner-centered process. The individualization of the learning takes into account the psycho-physical development of the person, its abilities, and special educational requirements in order to ensure favorable conditions for the full development of the personality. The features of the use of information and communication tools to support inclusive education as a form of learner-centered learning were analyzed. The main requirements for recommender systems of information technology support of learner-centered education were outlined, and the main participants in this process were identified. The recommender system of learner-centered inclusive education gives the opportunity to facilitate the work of participants in this process and make improvements in such a process. The application of information technologies to support learner-centered inclusive education gives the opportunity to accumulate large amounts of data. The use of the multivariate analysis technology for the data processing will allow the most effective planning of educational strategies for persons with special needs.

Keywords:
education systems, inclusive education, individual learning trajectory, big data, multivariate data analysis

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THE FEASIBILITY AND BENEFITS OF GPS TELEMETRY MONITORING SYSTEM IN MINING

Adis Rahmanovic
Muzafer Saracevic

Abstract
The aim of this article is to demonstrate the benefits and justification of the use of GPS systems as a function of telemetry monitoring and control of production in the mining industry. The advantages of using GPS systems and information technology to manage the production in mining compared to the traditional way of managing in details are presented in this article. The analysis of the benefits and the feasibility were performed on the implemented case study with already applied GPS system in “RMU Banovici”. Monitoring by GPS tracking systems is finding ways to reduce operational costs and the identification of possible bottlenecks in the production process to slow down or prevent the growth of production and business. In addition to the revenue side of the increase in output per unit of work, we have reduced costs. Thereby GPS system in the market economy in the function of obtaining lower prices of coal as a product becomes not only justified but necessary. Analyzing the results so far of the application, after the introduction of a system for telemetric monitoring and management part of the technological process, to be noted that the time of operation of the main machinery increased significantly. We realize the benefits this system which offers the implementation for monitoring, and primarily this system raised awareness of employees that has a constant supervision of their work.

Keywords:
GPS telemetry system, monitoring in mining, network technology, techno-economic analysis, software for controlling

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E-COMMERCE PRACTICE EXPLORATION AND TEACHING REFORM BASED ON THE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT MAJOR

Wangbo

Abstract
This paper takes the e-commerce course of logistics management specialty of the Ningbo University of Technology as an example to analyze the current situation and existing problems of E-business practice teaching in application-oriented colleges in China. At the same time, according to the logistics management professional goals and curriculum objectives, based on the school logistics management professional future employment direction and skills requirements, the reform issues of practice teaching of e-commerce course in the logistics management of the Applied University of Technology have been explored.



Keywords:
logistics, management, e-commerce, practice, teaching, applied undergraduate studies.

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