CHOReOS Interview: Maira Leščevica was born and is living in Latvia. She is Professor at SSII (Socio-technical Systems Engineering Institute) VIA, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.
How would you present the CHOReOS project?
CHOReOS addresses the needs of several users on different levels. It can help mainstream consumers using fresh ICT products as well as complex services providers like airports. It is aimed to increase the viability and performance of information systems through the introduction of ultra-large-scale solutions, choreographies and specific development environment (IDRE) granting advanced possibilities of products verification and validation.
For us, it is an honour to participate in CHOReOS, which is a futuristic project. Besides this project, the institute participates in distributed simulation developments on the Future Internet and on the Cloud ; FP7 FUPOL is one example.
What is your specific role in the CHOReOS project?
I'm focusing in the Market Analysis section to complement the development side of the project. More specifically, I'm studying Market trends in the businesses that may exploit choreographies, collection and assessment of early market inputs using UTAUT acceptance methodology. My task is one of the elements in Integrated Technology Acceptance and Sustainability Assessment Model (IASAM) that will be used for CHOReOS pilots and overall results evaluation.
Among professionals, who will benefit from Choreos advances?
The main beneficiaries can be listed in two domains:
|Primary domains ||Secondary domains |
|Air transportation - Intelligent Airport, Digital travellers||Education|
|Mobile operators||Healthcare and social care |
|CRM SaaS||Government institutions|
|Internet Services Providers||Social media, Media and Entertainment |
A word about yourself and your organization.
A few words on my background, as a Doctor in Economics, I'm a Management and Business Consultant for 20 years, Management and Business Trainer for 18 years, Researcher at SSII at VUAS and Professor at Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. I'm also the "Business Environment Administration" Master program Director. I was Senator at VUAS from 2007 - 2012.
I additionally studied - several times - in Ireland, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway, Poland...
Scientific areas: Assessment and Forecasting Methods, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development.
The Socio-technical Systems Engineering Institute (SSII VIA) of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Latvia was found in 2006. Research directions involve Logistics information systems and RFID technologies, Hybrid and distributed simulation systems, E-Democracy processes modelling, Socio-technical evaluation of technologies, Use of virtual and augmented reality in the training process and visualisation.