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June 24, 2022

The deadlines for submitting the paper for the Springer or National monographs (June 30, 2022). Furthermore, we kindly ask you to follow the paper guidelines and instructions and submit your paper as A NEW submission via Easy Chair – Symorg 2022.

Guidelines and instructions: https://symorg.fon.bg.ac.rs/paper-instructions/

As we follow a double-blind reviewing procedure, the authors will remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout peer review. Please do anonymize the first version of the manuscript. Author names, affiliations, and any other potentially identifying information should be removed from the manuscript text.

June 15, 2022

On the last day of the Symposium eminent representatives of leading national and multinational companies were panelist on topics of digital transformation and sustainable business management and crisis supply chain management.

Program kicked off with the panel Crisis Supply Chain Management which pointed to the growing significance of supply chains for the economy and everyday life, and attempted to shed light on current problems in supply chains sustainability. One of the conclusions was that supply chains must become protagonists of resilience in order to best respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic and to the current events on the global stage. Resilience was identified as the key word and key response to changes in external environment.

Alongside panel moderators, Nikola Todorović on behalf of Milsped and Professor Biljana Cvetić from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, a group of panelists contributed to the discussion and drew conclusions on the topic at hand: Svetlana Dabić Miletić, Ph.D., Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade; Robert Grabljevec, Executive Director, Jacobs Center, General Sales Agent, DHL Aviation for Southeast Europe; Darko Samardžija, Group Supply Chain Director, A.D. Imlek Belgrade; Goran Popović COO, Bambi; Nemanja Ivokvić, Distribution Center Director, Ahold Delhaize; Miloš Parežanin, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade.

The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation and imposed new business trends. The panel Digital Transformation and Sustainable Business Management opened a debate on new trends in business organization in the conditions of constant change and responded to the challenges of sustainable business management.

Panel moderators, Dejan Petrovic, Ph.D. and Zorica Bogdanović, Ph.D. exchanged their views, experiences and knowledge on the topic with panel participants: Bosiljka Radović, Head of Digital Channel Office, Banca Intesa; Zorica Grba, Senior Delivery Manager for Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies CO; Jelisaveta Radosavljević, Principal SAP Consultant at msg global, Sanja Ribar, Director of Business Transformation, EY; Dušan Milićević, General Manager Comtrade System Integration; Jelena Petrović, Country Operations Manager, TX Services; Dušan Marinković, Manager of Product Delivery Management, Strategy and Transformation, Yettel; Darko Todorović, VP of Engineering and Delivery at HTEC Group.

Wrapping up the Symposium, co-chairs of the Organizing Committee of the Conference, Sandra Jednak, Ph.D. and Gordana Savić, Ph.D. and the president of the Program Board, Marko Mihić, Ph.D. gave their final remarks and expressed gratitude to all the participants, members of the organizing committee and volunteers.

SymOrg 2022 was focused on digital transformation, sustainable governance and post-pandemic higher education reform. The symposium gathered over 300 participants from the economy, academia and the public sector from Serbia, as well as from around the world. More than 140 scientific papers were presented at the conference, in 13 academic sections and 5 panels and round tables.

June 13, 2022

The third day of Symorg 2022 at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences began with the following parallel sessions: Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Management; Rethinking Marketing and Communication in Post Covid Era; Managing Human Resources in Post Covid Era; Lean Business Systems – Structures, Processes and Models, Digital Transformation of the Financial Industry; Blockchain Technology in Business and Information Systems; Business Analytics.

The parallel sessions were  followed by a panel discussion titled Transformation of Higher Education, aimed at defining strategic directions for the development of higher education in Serbia and the region. The panelists were Professor Milan Martić, PhD, the Dean of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Professor Vladimir Popović, the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and the following eminent regional experts, researchers and businesspeople:

  • Marijana Dukić Mijatović, Ph.D., State Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development,
  • Aleksandra Nikolić, Ph.D., Minister of Science, Higher Education and Youth, Sarajevo Canton,
  • Igor Balaban, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Science, Projects and International Cooperation, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia,
  • Neven Vrček, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia,
  • Mijalce Santa, Ph.D., Vice Dean for International Cooperation and Science, Faculty of Economics Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia (online),
  • Petar Uskoković, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade,
  • Žaklina Stojanović, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade,
  • Srdjan Kolaković, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad,
  • Full professor Milo Tomašević, Ph.D., Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade,
  • Full professor, Milija Suknović, Ph.D., Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade,
  • full professor, Marija Kuzmanović, Ph.D., Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade,
  • Milenko Gudić, Ph.D., Director of REFOMENT Consulting & Couching, Belgrade, Serbia, Coordinator of the UN PRME Working Group on Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education, lecturer at the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro,
  • Radoslav Veselinović, Member of the Board of Directors, Galeb Group, Serbia.

The Dean opened the panel discussion by welcoming the panelists and the audience on behalf of 260 employees and 6,000 students of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. The dean stated that the round table aimed at sharing the experiences and knowledge on the digitalization of higher education accelerated by Covid-19, and suggesting the changes required to ensure sustainable management in higher education and the survival of our faculties. The Dean then invited Mrs. Marijana Dukić Mijatović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development, to present the Ministry’s views on selected topics.

The State Secretary’s presentation lead to a  discussion on the following topics: Cooperation with the Economy for development of Higher Education programs, Multidisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Study Programs; Higher education financing; Digitalization of higher education institutions; Covid-19 influence on the realization of teaching and scientific research; Advantages and disadvantages of distance learning; Publishing the results of scientific research work and publishing activities; Promoting sustainability in higher education programs; and Qualification standards in higher education.

The growing speed of digitalization faced higher education institutions with a challenge to stand out and reach their students. It has become essential for faculties to cooperate with the economy sector and thus acquire information necessary for adaptinng the curricula to market requirements. Although the Faculty of Organizational Sciences has already sucessfully established this cooperation, there is still room for further improvement.

The most challenging taks has become to find ways to keep the best young players in the country. The attitude towards sustainable development has not changed. One of the conclusions is that the common thread is internationalization, since it opens up other perspectives and topics that can lead to higher education reforms.

June 12, 2022

Belgrade, June 12, 2022 – Second day of Symposium started with Plenary Sessions. Faculty welcomed key note speakers from India, Mr. Basant Agarwal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota and Mrs. Prianka Harjule, Department of Mathematics, Malavia, National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur.

The Covid-19 has caused an extraordinary increase in online sales and package delivery. As a result businesses have turned to AI to speed up remote operations and cut expenses, said Mr. Basant while providing insights and discussing the topic, The Role of Artificial Intelligence for the Sustainable Business in the post Covid-19 World.

The combination of sustainability and optimization investments are linked to business gains. Optimal use of resources is an excellent sustainable goal, said Mrs. Prijanka, while delivering arguments on the topic, Applications of Intelligent Optimization Techniques in Sustainability.

After the first part Parallel sessions have followed, on the upcoming topics, E-Business Eco Systems, Digital Operations and Logistics Management, Evidence-based Public Policy making in Post-Covid Environment, Quality Management and Standardization in Digital Transformation Era, Managing Digital Transformation Projects under Discontinuity, Digital Transformation of Public Administration.

On the Conference Agenda Ph.D. Colloquium and Panel: Circle U. were then revelead.

Moderator at Ph.D. Colloquium were Dragana Makajić-Nikolić, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice-dean for Postgraduate Studies and Veljko Jeremić, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice-dean for Scientific Research and Development. Doctoral colloquium represented an important outlook where Ph.D. students had a unique opportunity to present research ideas, both to peers and senior researchers, and obtain much-needed feedback for their prospective scientific endeavors.

The Panel: Circle. U brought together domestic and international experts, experienced professors and students, who shared their experiences and exchanged ideas for future sustainable and innovative projects. The moderator of this panel was Vesna Damnjanović, Ph.D., Full Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences and Circle U. Academic Chair of University of Belgrade.

June 12, 2022

The Circle U. Panel: How to Engage Students to Become More Innovative and Sustainability Driven? 18th SymOrg International Symposium will be held live on Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm in hall D201 in the new building at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Uniersity of Belgrade.

The panel will bring together domestic and international experts, experienced professors and students, who will share their experiences and exchange ideas for future sustainable and innovative projects. The moderator of this panel is Vesna Damnjanović, Ph.D., Full Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences and Circle U. Academic Chair of University of Belgrade.
Panellists are:

  • Melina Kalagasidis Krušić, Ph.D., Full Professor, Circle U. project coordinator for WP4, Serbia;
  • Viktória Nagy, Ph.D., PBL-project coordinator, Circle U Alliance, Université Paris Cité, France
  • Nataša Petrović, Ph.D., Full Professor, Representative of Circle U. project for circular economy, Serbia;
  • Biljana Stošić, Ph.D., Full Professor for Innovation, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade
  • Jacquemin Amélie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Circle U. Academic Chair, UCLouvain, Louvain School of Management, Belgium;
  • Loménie Nicolas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Circle U. Academic Chair, University of Paris, France;
  • Foss Morten, Senior researcher, Circle U. Academic Chair, Aarhus University, Denmark;
  • Duško Ilić, Ph.D., Professor, Circle U. Academic Chair, King’s College London, UK
  • Students of the winning team from FON of the Global Case Challenge 2021, Winners of the Saint Sava Award 2022: Zorana Dulović, Mina Petrović, Tamara Đorđević, Sergej Stanišić and Dragan Stojanović!

 

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June 11, 2022

Belgrade, June 11, 2022 – Today, the XVIII International Symposium SymOrg 2022 on the topic “Sustainable Business Management and Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-COVID Era” has officially opened at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.

At the opening ceremony, Marko Mihić, the Chair of the Program Committee of SymOrg, Milan Martić, Dean of the FOS, Vladan Đokić, Rector of the University of Belgrade, Ivica Radović, State Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Milan Dobrijević, State Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Sandra Jednak and Gordana Savić co-chairs of the Organizing Committee of SymOrg, welcomed the participants.

In the name of the Dean of the Faculty, Milica Latinović addressed the participants: It is our great honour to welcome you on behalf of 260 employees and 6,000 students. Special regards go to the University of Belgarde Rector, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and State Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications for joining us today. In 1989, FOS started the Symposium to provide a meeting point for scientists, researchers, business practitioners and other stakeholders. The complex problem of contemporary management is dealt with from different perspectives in the 17 symposiums held up to date. Following the mission of creating, spreading and implementing knowledge, FOS had developed a wide range of models for gathering and directing institutions and people connected to organizational sciences, what we had in mind when we organized this Symposium.

The participants were greeted by the Chair of the Program Committee of SymOrg, Marko Mihić,

Our internal highlight for the Conference is back to the future, and we have no relation with the movie title; in fact, Faculty was founded fifthy years ago and SymOrg has never been organized at the Faculty premises. This is the first time this Conference is organized at Faculty, and I sincerely hope the successful one. We are going back to the roots, but in the new building which is our future. Moreover, SymOrg program with 13 academic tracks and five panels is oriented to the future with a focus on exploring alternatives and indications for post-pandemic world. Lots of research confirmed our decision in designing such a Program of the Conference. Digital transformation grew 20 percent year after year, becoming the top business initiative in 2021 with 80 percent of organizations working on it. Pandemic helped to accelerate digital transformation and create a landscape that will continue to encourage innovations and technological adoption moving forward. It is undeniable that Covid-19 brings many uncertainties; however one thing seems already certain, management of sustainable development goals has become necessity sooner than originally expected.

I must say that one of the weaknesses of our University as a whole is the lack of cooperation beetween the academia, theory and practises, business, enterprises and one of the very light traces of this connection and one of the faculties whose very deeply focuses on this connection is the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, they are doing a very nice bridge between the academia and business. A conference like this is a nice place to connect academia and business, said the Rector of the University of Belgarde.

Since its founding, FOS has been improving its study programs and teaching processes, and that was the key to the successful development. Having in mind the exceptional results that the Faculty achieves in the field of Higher Education and R&D, as well as numerous results of its students on the world map, the Ministry of Education, Science and Development has awarded the Saint Sava Award to Faculty six times in the last 12 years. Together we will continue to nurture the tradition, to innovate study programs and upgrade the quality of teaching and scientific work, said State Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ivica Radović

State Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Milan Dobrijević, addressed the public:

We are very honoured to contribute to this very important Symposium with long lasting tradition. Our government is heavily devoted to digital transformation, everybody are witnessing the combined efforts of different ministries and also on the level of the Prime minister office to the digital transformation and to the different types of investments into it. We are investing in the areas of artificial intelligence, in smart specialization and digital skills, which are becoming critically important in this moment.

In the next few days, we will have the opportunity to share academic and industry knowledge and insights about sustainable business management and digital transformation. Authors will show their findings across 13 academic sessions, while Ph.D. students will present their work at a doctoral colloquium. In addition, we are glad to have panel Circle U. as a part of the Erasmus+ project. On Monday, representatives of universities and ministries will discuss issues and challenges in Higher Education in today’s world. The final day is dedicated to the business with two events: a Supply Chain Management panel and a Business Forum, said the Organizing Committee co-chair, Sandra Jednak.

Co-chair of the Organizing Committee, Gordana Savić, saluted the participants, gave more details about the Program schedule and events for the next few days, and wished them a pleasant stay and nice work in the upcoming days.

In addition to the welcoming words of the hosts, introductory lectures on current topics were given by keynote speakers from abroad, Ana Drašković, Business Development Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Aleksander Aristovnik, Professor of Economics and Management in Administration, University of Ljubljana and Manuel Mazzara, Director of the Institute of Software Development and Engineering, Innopolis University.

 

June 11, 2022

This is to inform you that the parking in front of the Athletic Hall Belgrade will remain available for all Symposium guests.

Address of the parking: Bulevar Oslobođenja 54.

June 7, 2022

We are pleased to inform you that the Ph. D. Colloqium – DEADLINE is now EXTENDED to June 09, 2022.

All Ph.D. students are invited to participate in the Doctoral Colloquim which will be held during the 18th International Symposium SymOrg 2022, on Sunday, June 12th, at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade.

Doctoral colloquium represents an important outlook where Ph.D. students have a unique opportunity to present research ideas, both to peers and senior researchers, and obtain much- needed feedback for their prospective scientific endeavors.

The presentation should be sent via e-mail to moderators Dragana Makajić-Nikolić and Veljko Jeremić by June 9th, 2022.

Participation in Doctoral Colloquium activities is free of charge for all Ph.D. students.

June 2, 2022

All students of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade are invited to participate in the presentation sessions at the XVIII International Symposium SymOrg 2022 which will take place on June 11-14, 2022, at the Faculty.

Students who are interested in attending need to fill out a short questionnaire and mark the section they would like to attend. The questionnaire is available here.

Sessions schedule will be available here.

April 14, 2022

We are pleased to inform you that the deadline for abstract submission is now extended to April 30, 2022. SymOrg 2022 encourages submissions from all interested participants from all over the world. Abstracts can be sent via the submission link.

Program Committee wishes to thank the authors who have already submitted their abstracts before the initial deadline. The submitted abstracts are currently under review.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Belgrade on June 11-14, 2022.

April 30, 2022
Deadline for abstract submission
May 20, 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance

June 9, 2022
Deadline for Doctoral Colloquium application
June 5, 2022 Deadline for early-bird registration
June 11, 2022 Deadline for late registration
June 11-14, 2022 Symposium at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences
June 30, 2022 Deadline for paper submission
(Springer LNNS Book Series / National Monograph)
July 30, 2022 Notification of paper acceptance

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