Meeting of the advisory board of
the BIS-21++ PROJECT
20 April 2006, Institute for Parallel Processing
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 25 A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Kiril Boyanov, Prof. Stoyan Markov, Prof. Nina Sinyagina, Prof. Vladimir Lazarov, Prof. Elena Paskaleva, Prof. Galia Angelova, Prof. Hristo Turlakov, Prof. Dimitar Todorov, Prof. Aneta Karaivanova, Dr. Ivan Lirkov, Prof. Velizar Shalamanov, Prof. Ivan Popchev, Prof. Stefan Dodunekov, Prof. Ludmil Alexandrov, Prof. Ludmil Dakovski, Prof. Rumen Nikolov, Prof. Svetozar Margenov
Dr. Luben Boyanov took minutes.
Professor K. Boyanov presided the meeting and presented the following
- Evaluation of the work and progress of the PhD students during the first year of the BIS21++ project
Welcome, introduction and opening remarks
Evaluation of the work and progress of the PhD students during the first year of the BIS21++ project
Prof. Lazarov stated that during the past project year all PhD students worked hard in the fields of their research. Their achievements have been presented at various seminars, during the organized by the BIS21++ project Information Days and prepared papers for scientific journals and conference proceedings. Several young scientists were at the final stage of their PhD theses and during the second year of the project, several thesis defenses should be expected. Vladimir Lazarov presented briefly the work of every PhD student. The overall opinion was that all PhD students were working in the right direction and only minor changes in the individual work plans might be necessary. No reorganization of the WP tasks would be necessary at this stage. All participants agreed that the PhD students should continue their hard work and try to finish their theses during the BIS21++ project and recommended their publications to be in refereed journals. The Advisory board members were encouraged to send their personal recommendations to the PhD studentsí advisors by e-mail in order to avoid some problems in the future and to improve their current work and achievements.
After the discussion Prof. Kiril Boyanov suggested to vote on the work of each student whether the work during the first project year was successful. All works were voted as successful.
Prof. Boyanov made detailed presentation of the work of Prof. V. Getov. After some discussions the Advisory Board recommended the initiation of a procedure in the Supreme Testimonial Committee of Bulgaria for a DSc defence. The Advisory Board suggested one of the three reviewers of V. Getovís work to be from an EU country. DSc is not often granted in Bulgaria (it is similar to Doctorat díEtat in France) and an award of a such degree shows an exceptional excellence in the relevant scientific and research work by the person.
Prof. Boyanov adjourned the second meeting of the Advisory Board.