Faculty of Humanities in Kaunas

khf8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 3222, fax 42 3222,
E-mail:
www http://www.khf.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Saulius Gudas

STAFF

98 teachers (10 habilitated doctors and 74 doctors), 1 research fellow, 40 doctoral students.


MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF THE FACULTY

Poetics, rhetoric and linguistics: fundamental and applied research into literary and non-literary texts
Business environment factors
Information technologies for business and educationLithuanian studies: philological and interdisciplinary aspects
Multilingual discourses: linguistics, literature, culture
Analysis, modelling and management of Lithuania’s social and economic development
Informatics and technologies of information society

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2012

L. Kuprienė. Organization and structure of the conversation (on the basis of the examples taken from contemporary German children’s literature).

R. Mackevičius. Logistical analysis of economic cycles.

R. Dobržinskienė. The pragmatic linguistic analysis of the TV commercials communicates.

M. Grigaitis. Diversity of writings in the novels of Bronius Radzevičius, Ričardas Gavelis and Jurgis Kunčinas.

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ORGANIZED IN 2012

Conferences

International conference Man in the Space of Language

International conference Polilogue in Geolinguistics and Sociolinguistics: the 21st Century Approach

9th Professor Vladas Gronskas international postgraduate and PhD Students’ conference Economy Development: Theory and Practice

Exploring Culture: Consumption, Organization and Communication

Students’ conference Research of the Young Philologists

Students’ Philology 2012: Findings of the Young

Seminars

Development of emotional and creative competences in study process by prof. Dr. N. Panchanatham from Annamalai University (India)

Peculiarities of Transformations in Modern Economies: Example of Ukraine

International experience of ecological restructuring and its implementation in Ukrainian enterprises Multilingual European Union. Translating for the European Commission

Pro-ecological restructuring for Job

Population: Reality

Employees’ selection in „Swedbank,

Commercial companies’ performance specificity

How to Choose a Translation

The Use of “Movie Maker” Programme

Highlights of the British Galleries 18001900

How Translation Can Change the World

Translation and Research: Aspects, Concepts, Implication

Workshops

State and prospects of the food industry of Ukraine, Higher education problems in Ukraine, Free market trade of Ukraine, Innovations Development in Ukraine
Free Market Trade of Ukraine

Sustainable Development and Responsible Consumption

The Role of Consumer – Citizens and Civil Society towards the Sustainable Development

Methods for Speech Corpora Annotation

Irony: Traditions of Interpretation and the Cognitive Approach to its Specifics

The Main Ideas of the Communicative Grammar

Practical Teaching Strategies for Business English

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2344, fax 42 3222
E-mail:

Head – Doc. Dr. Ingrida Šarkiūnaitė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. R. Čiegis, Dr. D. Grundey (part-time), Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Dr. E. Bartkus, Dr. R. Virvilaitė (part-time).
Docents: Dr. A. Gargasas (part-time), Dr. R. Grunda (part-time), Dr. E. Jasinskas, Dr. E. Jurkonytė (part-time), Dr. I. Kiaušienė, Dr. R. Pareigis, Dr. N. Patackienė(part-time) , Dr. D. Pilinkus, Dr. R. Pušinaitė, Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė, Dr. D. Žvirdauskas (part-time), Dr. A. Mikalauskienė, Dr. M. Sarvutytė-Gailiūnienė (part-time), Dr. V. Tamulienė, Dr. B. Toluba, Dr. R. Kuvykaitė (part-time).
Lecturers: R. Bartkutė (part-time), D. Gineitienė (part-time), A. Pūkis (part-time), N. Barakauskaitė – Jakubauskienė (part-time), G. Kaminksas (part-time).
Doctoral students: M. Akulavičius, R. Tatoris, L. Verbauskienė, R. Bartkutė, I. Griesienė, A. Pūkis, M. Dilys, I. Šikšnelytė, G. Kaminksas, G. Vilutytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mixed economy in the context of sustainable development
Development and management of ecologically sustainable economy
Problems of entrepreneurship development: economical, demographic, political and juridical factors
Factors of social-ethical marketing in the context of sustainable economical development
Society and consumption: consumers’ behaviour in Lithuania
New trends in marketing theories and methods
Logistics, supply chain and distribution management issues
Cross-cultural marketing and management impact on business environment
Human resource management, employees’ relations, IT influence on HRM
Small business management: problems and trends

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Applied Research of Marketing Factors at Sustainable Economic Development Environment. Prof. E. Bartkus, Dr. B. Toluba.

A company operating in a small domestic market, international trade can provide economies of scale in production, company growth, and profit growth, persistence in the market and job creation. It is therefore important to carry out research of a complex organization and a potential market by applying a systematic approach to evaluation. This objective was addressed through the following tasks: analyzing organizational development strategy theoretical aspects are described in the strategy implementation and external environmental analysis process, to assess the company’s external and internal environment, creating a universal penetration of the organization’s choice of foreign market strategy for a theoretical model.
The theory analysis of concepts and structure of country image and higher education image was conducted using the attitude theory approach which enabled to define certain components and dimensions of image. After theory analysis original hypothetical structural model of country image manifestation in higher education context was constructed. The structural model of country image manifestation in higher education context which identifies the essential components of country image in higher education context together with its dimensions and interrelationships can be considered as a complex means of measurement of country image manifestation in higher education context that provides an opportunity to evaluate the country image regardless of the country, to identify the strengths and consistently develop the strategies of country image designing in higher education context.

The Processes of Globalization and Sustainable Development. Phd student M. Akulavičius, Lecturer, PhD Student R. Bartkutė, Dr. R. Grunda, Doc. R. Pušinaitė, Doc. R. Pareigis.

The modelling of digital piracy in creative industries, concepts of digital piracy and creative industries were analyzed.  The factors affecting motivation of end users piracy actions were developed.  New theoretical business models, taking into account the benefits of piracy in the music industry, were created.
The main concept of this scientific research is the relation between social capital and sustainable development. Researching these relations between social capital and sustainable development we are trying to analyze the influence of social capital, social capital dimensions to sustainable development, how the attitudes, believes of social capital can influence sustainable development. Such criteria as social confidence, social responsibility, sense as community member influences believes about sustainable development in common. The dimensions of social capital affect the meaning of life quality
General sustainable development principles and the possibilities of their implementation in corporation activities were researched with a focus on analyzing the impact of business contributions in attaining the goals of sustainable society development. The corporate sustainability goals and their links to business strategies were researched.

The problems of Lithuanian landscape in the context of sustainable development were examined. The landscape of any country is the reflection of territorial expression of its socio-economical and ecological processes. Several problems regarding Lithuania’s landscape could be distinguished: a) problems of land parcels; b) problems of forests; c) problems of protected territories and natural frameworks; d) problems of the Curonian Spit; e) problems of coastal sands. Self-contained renaturalization of Lithuanian landscape, increase in biodiversity and the implementation of programs from the strategic documents of the government, could lead to at least partial restoration of the impoverished Lithuanian landscape and increase of its stability.

Climate Change Mitigation Policy Development, New Climate Change Mitigation Instruments-side Justification, Based on Behavioural Economics and Psychology Insights. Prof. R. Čiegis, Prof. D. Štreimikienė, Doc. A. Mikalauskienė.

Application of environmental policy instruments for the implementation of sustainable energy development, with emphasis on ecological tax reform and the need for implementation of green accounting was examined.
Analysis of relations between the sustainable development and climate change was also performed. The last chapter of analysis is dedicated to the discussion upon the optimization model of climate change mitigation measures’ selection.

The issues of application of behavioural economics and psychology in image management were studied and the main insights in application of behaviour economics in image development were studied.

The environmental policy approaches, with an emphasis on ecological tax reform and the need for implementation of green accounting were analyzed. The research discussed in sustainable energy development, highlighting the “greenhouse effect” problem. The research revealed the importance of psychology in the economy and decision-making based on the latest behavioural economics and psychology of communication theories and empirical research to formulate (a person, company, product) image of the basics. Great attention was paid to the formation of the image differences and similarities between cultures, to distinguish and analyze the most important components of the image, such as substantive clothing, tone of voice, vocabulary, facial expression (mimic), eye contact, gestures and social behaviour - etiquette knowledge and application etc. and revealed their importance in order to ensure career and business development success.

The Research of Socio-ethical Marketing Factors of Modern Marketing Theories. PhD Student M. Dilys.

Theoretical research of sports organizations and sponsors cooperation was done. The efficiency of the sports organizations depends on the popularity of certain products within the market, target audience as well as business partners or sponsor organizations. To attract more sponsors and make effective and beneficial cooperation for both sides, it is essential to analyze the options for the creation of cooperative business relationship model which would lead to the development of more effective cooperation.
The sports organizations and sponsors cooperate in order to achieve their goals more effectively. The sports organizations seek funding or services/goods to develop their sports production, whereas, sponsors are trying to strengthen the image of their organization and/or brand, foster positive social values and increase their sales.

Lithuanian Labour Market Research for Sustainable Development in the Context of Integration into the EU. Dr. M. Sarvutytė – Gailiūnienė.

The labour market is dynamic and is characterized by uncertainty and labour market issues are relevant and regularly analyzed. Most pressing social and economic problems of poverty as well as unemployment and social exclusion are a very undesirable socio-economic phenomena, which impede sustainable development of society.
The research goal was to examine the prevalence of poverty in different geographical areas in order to determine the extent and vulnerable groups.
The concept of poverty and identified poverty forces behind were explored. Comparing the poverty line counting methods showed that each of them has both advantages and disadvantages. Thus, the design of poverty reduction measures, attention should be paid according to the specific situation of the country. The study found that, based on statistical data, regardless of the scope of the existing and the laws across the European Union, there is still a lot of people who find themselves at risk of poverty. Study of risk of poverty rate in the statistical dependence in unemployment in the city noticed a very strong relationship, and analyzing the situation in the village revealed that there is a strong negative correlation between the risk of unemployment rates and poverty levels.

Logistic Analysis of Economic Crises.  Prof. D. Štreimikienė.

The analysis of economic crises was conducted by applying logistic analysis methods. The main drivers of economic crisis were identified by applying logistic analysis: saturation, increasing returns and credit trap.

Entrepreneurship Development Issues: Economic, Social, Demographic, Political, Legal, Human Resources Management Factors. PhD student I. Griesienė, Doc. E. Jasinskas, Doc. I. Šarkiūnaitė, PhD Student G. Kaminskas, Doc. D. Pilinkus, Dr. V. Tamulienė.

The concept of business partnership, providing the innovative view to this concept was analyzed in detail highlighting the necessity of business partnership creation and its importance to competitiveness and efficiency of companies’ actions. The complexity of a business partnership development and its impact on organizational performance and opportunities, which can lead to the expansion of markets through a new structure of network organization, were explained. The indicators of the business partnership management and performance and their application in general business activity were defined.
A detailed theoretical study of internal and relationship marketing concepts was conducted. The link between these concepts was proposed and the impact on partnership development was shown. An innovative approach that integrates all the concepts addressed in the overall system was presented.

Research analyses the links between social capital and the quality of life. Referring to the methods of analysis of documents and application of quantitative method in empirical study in theoretical and empirical levels, social parameters highlighting the links between social capital and quality of life are analysed. It was determined that such criteria applicable in analysis of situation of social capital, as trust, sociality, social participation are important in subjective assessment of quality of life and sense of self-value in society.

Creation of leadership remains a practical problem despite the evidence of leadership creation models. Psychodynamic paradigm offers depth understanding of human internecine relations as well as the leadership phenomena. The leadership creation model, based on this understanding, can give distinctive contribution into the human resources management.  Comparable study of leadership theories determined that psychodynamic paradigm has contact points with psychodynamic explaining of leadership as well as with understanding leadership phenomena as transformative, leader-member exchange, authentic, cognitive, servant and spiritual. Accordingly, it was concluded that leadership creation model is possible involving all these theoretical explanations of leadership phenomena.

Gender Aspects in Economy and Labour Markets. Dr. I. Kiaušienė, Prof. D. Štreimikienė.

Seeking to shape effective policies to combat with gender inequality and to measure achieved progress in this area the indicators of gender inequality play an important role. There are many indicators of inequality representing different aspects on gender inequality. However, it is necessary to have one indicator which allows assessing gender inequality in all the aspects to compare countries in terms of level of gender inequality. The validity of certain indicators is questionable. There is a need for a new indicator, covering all issues of gender inequalities.   New indicator is based on multi-criteria analysis and normalization of several the most important gender inequality indicators being applied by various international institutions dealing with gender issues. The countries ranking according integrated index of gender equality gives the worst score for Lithuania (8th position) though according to GEI Lithuania is ranked third. According to the EU GEI Lithuania is also being ranked among the best performing countries, the fourth. According to IHDI and GGI Lithuania is also ranked fifth.

The gender aspects in economy and labor market were investigated. The gender equality measurement tools were developed and applied in assessing labor market in terns of gender inequalities in Lithuanian and other EU member states. 

The Assessment of Impact of Electricity Market Models Upon Investments into Renewable Energy Sources. Prof. D. Štreimikienė, PhD Student I. Šikšnelytė.

The analysis of electricity market models was carried out. The impact of electricity market models on investments in renewable energy sources was assessed and quantified in Lithuania.

In the work there are looked through and structured multicriteria decision-making support tools, their application domains and usability possibilities. There are selected multicriteria decision-making support tools of environmental policy integration in energetics and determined their applicability possibilities. Prepared multicriteria decision-making methodology in the energetics sector, based on the impact of energy and environmental policy priority goals’ assessment. The definition of consonant development is extended, regarding the wide philosophy of various generations of basic Human, Nature and System’s capacity harmonization aspects. According to this expanded definition there is presented an improved Propulsion – State - Response (ZGS-VBA) energetics policy development system. The main contribution is the design of State phase, combining Human, Nature and the System parts, aiming to create overall and relevant strategies. There is set out a consecutive energetics policy development system and described its use method.

Other Projects

VU Kaunas Faculty of Humanities Curriculum Renewal in Social and Arts Scientific Fields Nr. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-07-K-01-081. Dr. V. Tamulienė, Doc. I. Šarkiūnaitė, Prof. R. Čiegis, Doc. E. Jasinskas, Doc. R. Pareigis, Doc. D. Pilinkus, Doc. R. Pušinaitė, Dr. B. Toluba, PhD Student  L. Verbauskienė, Dr. I. Kiaušienė, Dr. R. Grunda, PhD student N. Barakauskaitė – Jakubauskienė.

Reform of Higher Education in the Field of Biotechnology: Development of new BSc/MSc - Programs under the TEMPUS project No 511426-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-RU-TEMPUS-JPCR, executor of project. Dr. V. Tamulienė.

Vilnius Co-Operative College of Curriculum Renewal and internationality No. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-07-K-02-068, expert. Dr. V. Tamulienė.

COST Action IS0802 The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (TGEG). Prof. D. Štreimikienė.

7FP PRORES, FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES, No. 269251. PhD Student I. Šikšnelytė, PhD Student M. Akulavičius.

7FP Marie Curie action Pro-Ecological Restructuring for Job. Participant Doc. R. Pušinaitė.

Expert of Lithuanian Science Council Project Database Lituanistika No. VP1-3.1-MES-02-V-02-003. Doc. E. Jasinskas.

Participant of project Financing Short-Term Research Visits Nr. VIZIT-3-KON-158. Doc. E. Jasinskas.

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES project, Brussels, 11/03/2011REA-P2/ES/EM REA.P.2. (2011) 94772 Responsible person: Prof.. Waldemar TARCZYŃSKI, c / o Dr.. Jaroslaw Korpysa, University of Szczecin, 64 Mickiewicz, 71-101 Szczecin, Poland. PhD Student I. Griesienė.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

E. Jasinskas. Valstybės paramos įtaka ūkininkų ūkių plėtrai : monografija. Vilnius : Vilniaus universitetas, 2012. 168 p.

A. Mikalauskienė. Market based climate change mitigation tools in Lithuanian energy : research and analysis of climate changes in the energy sector. Saarbrucken : Lambert Academic publishing, 2010. 117 p.

Textbooks, Manuals

R. Čiegis. Makroekonomika. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 419 p.

R. Pušinaitė, I. Kiaušienė, E. Jasinskas, B. Toluba. Metodiniai nurodymai socialinių mokslų krypties studentų bakalauro baigiamiesiems darbams. Kaunas : Vilniaus universitetas Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas, 2012. 44 p.

Parts of the Books

V. Jurėnienė, M. Radzevičius, D. Grundey. Značenije architekturnogo nasledija dlia formirovanija obraza goroda. Integracija meždunarodnoj torgovli i politiki: vzgliad na potrebitelskij rynok Centralnoj-Vostočnoj Evropy : serija monografij. Ternopil : vidavnictvo KROK, 2011, p. 99-117.

Articles

R. Čiegis, A. Mikalauskienė, R. Pušinaitė. Application of Environmental Policy Instruments in the Implementation of Sustainable Energy Development: Climate Change Mitigation // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 111-123.

R. Čiegis, E. Tamašauskaitė, R. Pušinaitė. Efficiency of the ecological tax reform: the case of Lithuania // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 190-205.

D. Štreimikienė, I. Kiaušienė. Gender equality measurements in Lithuania // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 167-183.

E. Bartkus, G. Kaminskas, R. Grunda. Importance of age and gender in the interface between a leader and followers // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 184-198.

I. Šarkiūnaitė, R. Bartkutė, E. Jasinskas, M. Dilys, S. Jurgelėnas. Link between social capital and quality of life // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 139-153.

D. Štreimikienė, N. Barakauskaitė-Jakubauskienė. Sustainable development and quality of life in Lithuania compared to other countries // Technological and economic development of economy = Ūkio technologinis ir ekonominis vystymas : Baltic journal on sustainability / Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas. Vilnius : Technika. 2012, vol. 18, no. 4, p. 588-607.

R. Grunda, E. Bartkus, A. Raipa. Assessment of models and indicators of private and public organization sustainability // Viešoji politika ir administravimas / Kauno technologijos universitetas, Mykolo Romerio universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2011, vol. 10, nr. 4, p. 565-576.

D. Štreimikienė, A. Mikalauskienė. Comparative assessment of the impact of national culture dimensions on traits of organization culture // Intelektinė ekonomika. Vilnius : Mykolo Romerio universitetas. 2012, Vol. 6, nr. 4, p. 534-549.

R. Čiegis, A. Dilius. Ekonominio augimo poveikio darniam vystymuisi veretinimo sistemos // Vadybos mokslas ir studijos - kaimo verslų ir jų infrastruktūros plėtrai / Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. Kaunas : Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. 2012, nr. 1, p. 21-32.

E. Stankevičiūtė, R. Grunda, E. Bartkus. Pursuing a cost leadership strategy and business sustainability objectivess: Walmart case study // Ekonomika ir vadyba / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, t. 17, nr. 3, p. 1200-1206.

V. Tamulienė. Ryšių su klientais valdymo, pasitelkiant informacines technologijas, tendencijos Lietuvoje // Vadybos mokslas ir studijos - kaimo verslų ir jų infrastruktūros plėtrai / Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. Kaunas : Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. 2012, nr. 2, p. 136-144.

V. Tamulienė, M. Urbas. Ryšių su klientais valdymo perspektyva pasitelkiant informacines technologijas // Vadybos mokslas ir studijos - kaimo verslų ir jų infrastruktūros plėtrai / Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. Kaunas : Lietuvos žemės ūkio universitetas. 2012, nr. 1, p. 147-156.

D. Štreimikienė, I. Šikšnelytė. Sprendimų priėmimas energetikos sektoriuje // Energetika. Vilnius : Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla. 2012, T. 58, nr. 1, p. 30-38.

R. Pušinaitė, V. Dudavičienė. Environmental management systems in context: small and medium textile enterprises // Cases in organizational ethics / edited by Raminta Pučėtaitė : [elektroninė mokomoji knyga]. Vilnius : Vilniaus universitetas, 2012, p. 57-65.

M. Akulavičius, D. Grundey. Managing mobility opportunities for doctoral students: the case of Lithuania // Economics and sociology. Ternopil : Centre of Sociological Research. 2011, Vol. 4, no. 2, p. 98-111.

Materials of conferences

M. Dilys, V. Antanaitis-Ąžuolas. Sporto renginių ir sporto infrastruktūros plėtros poveikis šalies kultūros vystymui // Ūkio plėtra: teorija ir praktika : 8-oji tarptautinė mokslinė konferencija, 2011 m. gruodžio 8 d. Kaunas : konferencijos straipsniai. Kaunas : VUKHF, 2011, p. 196-202.

D. Pilinkus, R. Žemaitytė. The use of leading economic indicators in economic forecasting: a case of Lithuania // Ūkio plėtra: teorija ir praktika : 9-oji prof. Vlado Gronsko tarptautinė mokslinė magistrantų ir doktorantų konferencija, 2012 m. gruodžio6 d. Kaunas : konferencijos straipsniai. Kaunas : VUKHF, 2012, p. 77-82.

R. Grunda. Corporate sustainability assessment: a historical review // WSF 2011: the 1s world Sustainability Forum, Basel, Switzerland, 1-30 November, 2011 [e-conference]. Basel : MDPI, 2011, p. [1-14].

R. Grunda. Strategic corporate sustainability management model // WSF 2011: the 1s world Sustainability Forum, Basel, Switzerland, 1-30 November, 2011 [e-conference]. Basel : MDPI, 2012, p. [1-27].

G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, I. Šarkiūnaitė. Students' attitudes towards development of oral communicative competence // Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP): proceedings of the 5th international scientific conference, March 21-22, Jelgava. Jelgava : Jelgava printing house, 2012. 2012, No. 5, p. 96-104.

COOPERATION

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus (Germany)
Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)
Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (Germany)
Roskilde Universitetscenter (Denmark)
Universidad de Jaen (Spain)
Information Systems Management Institute (Latvia)
Fontys Internationale Hogeschool Economie (Netherlands)
Uniwersytet Opolski (Poland)
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti (Romania)
Högskolan I Boras (Sweden)
University of Joensuu (Finland)
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Turkey)
Jyväskylän Yliopisto (Finland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Čiegis –

  • editorial board member of the journals Transformation in Busines & Economics and Engineering Economics.

Prof. D. Štreimikienė –

  • member of International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE);
  • member of Association of Lithuanian Economists;
  • supervision of 5 PhD students;
  • chief editor for the international journal Transformations in Business Economics (TIBE), http://www.transformations.khf.vu.lt;
  • editorial board member of the Baltic Journal on Sustainability. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, http://www.tede.vgtu;
  • editorial board member of IJORTISS international journal of reserach trends in social science;
  • member of expert group for Evaluation - Topic ENV.2013.6.5-2 Mobilizing Environmental Knowledge for Policy and Society (FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage) 2124  November 2012, Brussels, EC;
  • member of expert group for evaluation of IAEA Programme on Capacity Building and Energy Economy Environment Analysis in Sudan, November 2529 2012.

Doc. R. Pušinaitė

  • research fellowship at National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine (NAS), Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IWEIR).

Doc. D. Pilinkus

Doc. A. Mikalauskienė

  • member of the Council of doctoral dissertation Logistical Analysis of Economic Cycles, September 28, 2012.

Doc. R. Kuvykaitė

Dr. Tamulienė

  • reviewer of the journal Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development.

Phd Student I. Šikšnelytė

PhD Student N. Barakauskaitė-Jakubauskienė

  • member of Economic Logistic Analysis Group;
  • member of Scientists of Sustainable Development Group.

PhD Student M. Dilys, PhD Student M. Akulavičius

PhD Student R. Bartkutė

  • board member of Mediapolis: Digital Creative Industries Association.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2926, fax 42 3222
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Rasa Kanapickienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. R. Kanapickienė, Dr. K. Rudžionienė.
Docents: Dr. E. Freitakas, Dr. G. Gipienė, Dr. D. Teresienė (part-time), Dr. G. Žigienė.
Lecturers: Dr. P. Aniūnas (part-time), Dr. R. Klimaitienė, D. Gliaubicas (part-time), A. Ramanauskaitė (part-time), L. Šerėnienė.
Doctoral students: D. Gliaubicas, Ž. Grundienė, L. Matusevičienė, P. Paškevičius, A. Ramanauskaitė, M. Valukonis, M. Vijūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Financial accounting policy, management accounting and internal control in Lithuanian enterprises
Research of public and corporate finance in Central and Eastern Europe

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Financial Accounting Policy, Management Accounting and Internal Control at Lithuanian Small and Medium Enterprises. Prof. R. Kanapickienė.

Research involved financial accounting theory, financial information disclosure in financial statements, earnings management. Financial accounting theory is not known in Lithuania, therefore, research describes formulated financial accounting theories abroad, and the main empirical research is presented. The broader view to financial accounting may be useful to teachers, students and PhD students, other users of accounting information.
Further research on the disclosure of financial information in financial statements of the listed companies is made. Research on disclosure of liabilities and social responsibility of the companies was performed.
Financial statement fraud detection. A needs analysis of a financial statements fraud detection model was performed in Lithuania. Model concept was designed and model chart was created. The mathematical part of the model was developed. Model application guide was created. To adapt the proposed model a qualitative research expert evaluation method was employed. An expert questionnaire survey was created. After interviewing experts the model was adapted and improved according to the expert responses.

Research of Public and Corporate Finance in Central and Eastern Europe.

Development of financial system and banking sector. Research was concerned with peculiarities of development of financial system and banking sector under conditions of financial crisis
Fiscal decentralisation in Lithuania. The research on fiscal decentralisation - evaluation of how much of independence Lithuanian self-government institutions have, i.e. what their ability to make independent decisions is to finance the expenditures and to attract the revenues for funding. In order to make such evaluation institutional intergovernmental relations, the assignment of functions between levels of government, the assignment of expenditures for implementing those functions and autonomy of tax revenue collection have to be analysed.
Model of management of household tax burden. Research of tax burden evaluation was performed. Research of management of household tax burden in Lithuania and other foreign countries was also performed, i.e. theoretical and practical aspects of management of household tax burden of some countries were disclosed.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

K. Rudžionienė. Finansinės apskaitos teorijos : monografija. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 344 p.

Ž. Simanavičienė, G. Šivickas, R. Kovaliov, D. Teresienė, E. Freitakas, V. Snieška, D. Venclauskienė, J. Čiburienė, D. Štreimikienė, R. Kanapickienė, G. Gipienė, K. Rudžionienė. Verslo aplinka Lietuvoje ir Ukrainoje: sektorinė analizė. T. 2. : Verslo aplinka Lietuvoje: sektorinė analizė : mokslo monografija. Kaunas : Technologija, 2011. 581 p.

Articles

G. Garšva, S. Skuodas, K. Rudžionienė. Earnings Management in European Banks: the Financial Crisis and Increased Incentives for Manipulation Through Loan Loss Provisions // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 2A, p. 504-526.

G. Žigienė. Decentralizacijos principų atspindys nustatant vietos savivaldos funkcijas // Vadyba. Klaipėda : Vakarų Lietuvos Verslo kolegija. 2012, nr. 2 (21), p. 95-102.

K. Rudžionienė. Apskaitos reglamentavimo politiniai aspektai Lietuvoje // Įžvalgos. Utena : Utenos kolegija. 2012, nr. 1, p. 19-27.

L. Matusevičienė, R. Kanapickienė. Atsargų apskaitos politikos atskleidimas Lietuvos įmonių finansinėse ataskaitose // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2010, nr. 8, p. 69-79.[vėluojanti].

R. Lauraitienė, G. Gipienė. Etiško buhalterių elgesio ugdymo ypatumai // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2010, nr. 8, p. 34-42.

J. Klusavičiūtė, K. Rudžionienė. Įmonių socialinės atsakomybės finansinėse ataskaitose atskleidimo veiksniai // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2012, t. 12, p. 31-40.

A. Ramanauskaitė. Informacijos apie intelektinį kapitalą pateikimo įmonių metinėse ataskaitose tendencijos: teorinis tyrimas // Įžvalgos. Utena : Utenos kolegija. 2012, nr. 1, p. 119-127.

A. Ramanauskaitė. Intelektinio kapitalo reikšmė valdymo apskaitai // Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos : septintosios tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos straipsnių rinkinys. Nr. 1(7). Kaunas : Akademija, 2010, p. 147-151.

J. Klusavičiūtė, K. Rudžionienė. Įsipareigojimų atskleidimą Lietuvos listinguojamų įmonių finansinėse ataskaitose lemiančios charakteristikos // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2012, t. 12, p. 19-30.

E. Krakauskaitė, K. Rudžionienė. Įvertinimas tikrąja verte apskaitoje // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2012, t. 11, p. 18-27.

G. Vetriakaitė, K. Rudžionienė. JAV ir ES apskaitos harmonizacijos įvertinimas // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2012, t. 12, p. 7-18.

G. Gipienė, L. Matusevičienė. Mokesčių naštos rodiklis: samprata bei jo vertinimo galimybės // Įžvalgos. Utena : Utenos kolegija. 2012, nr. 1, p. 68-76.

K. Rudžionienė. Pozityvioji apskaitos teorija: privalumai ir trūkumai // Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos. Kaunas : Akademija, 2010. 2012, nr 1, p. 214-220.

K. Rudžionienė. Pozityvioji apskaitos teorija: privalumai ir trūkumai // Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos : mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Aleksandro Stulginskio universitetas. 2012, nr. 1(8), p. 214-220.

L. Veličkienė, K. Rudžionienė, R. Klimaitienė. Užsakyminis savikainos kalkullavimas mažose paslaugų įmonėse // Buhalterinės apskaitos teorija ir praktika / Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. Kaunas : Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos tyrėjų ir švietėjų asociacija. 2012, t. 11, p. 66-75.

D. Gliaubicas. Valdymo apskaitos raidos tyrimas ekonominių pokyčių kontekste // Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos : mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Aleksandro Stulginskio universitetas. 2012, nr. 1(8), p. 59-65.

R. Kanapickienė. Vidaus kontrolės priemonių taikymas įmonės apskaitos politikoje // Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos : mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Aleksandro Stulginskio universitetas. 2012, nr. 1(8), p. 89-94.

G. Žigienė. The importance of functions assignment for the Intergovernmental fiscal relations // Journal of business management. Riga: International school of economics and business. 2012, no. 5, p. 112-125.

G. Gipienė, L. Matusevičienė. Requirements for balance setting-up and report improvement possibilities // Ekonomičnij visnik Donbasu. Lugansk : Luganskij nacionalnij universitet imeni Tarasa Ševčenka. 2010, no. 4 (22), c. 149-156.

G. Gipienė, J. Radkevičiūtė. Vzaimodejstvije finansovogo i nalogovogo učeta (na primere Litvy) // Problems and prospects of cooperation between countrijes of South-Eastern Europe within context of Black Sea economic cooperation and GUAM = Problemy i perspektivy sotrudničestva meždu stranami jugo-vostočnoj Evropy v ramkach Černomorskogo ekonomičeskogo sotrudničestva i GUAM : Sbornik naučnych trudov. Doneck : Doneckij nacionalnyj universitet. 2010, Č. 2, ń. 363-366.

Materials of conferences

K. Rudžionienė. Apskaitos teorijos vystymosi ypatumai // Apskaita, auditas, analizė: mokslas inovacijų ir globalizacijos kontekste : tarptautinė mokslinė konferencija : mokslo darbai. D. 2. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 618-627.

A. Ramanauskaitė. Intelektinio kapitalo interpretacija šiuolaikinės rinkos sąlygomis: teorinis tyrimas // Apskaita, auditas, analizė: mokslas inovacijų ir globalizacijos kontekste : tarptautinė mokslinė konferencija : mokslo darbai. D. 2. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 572-581.

K. Rudžionienė, A. Ramanauskaitė. Intelektinio kapitalo pripažinimas ir įvertinimas finansinėje apskaitoje // Apskaita, auditas, analizė: mokslas inovacijų ir globalizacijos kontekste : tarptautinė mokslinė konferencija : mokslo darbai. D. 2. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 628-637.

A. Ramanauskaitė. Classification of Intellectual Capital Valuation Methods // Trends in Economics and Management for the 21st Century : International Conference, September 20-22, 2012, Brno, Czech Republic [Elektroninis optinis diskas]. Brno : Brno University of Technology, 2012.

D. Teresienė, M. Valukonis. Currency risk in global investment portfolio // Trends in Economics and Management for the 21st Century : International Conference, September 20-22, 2012, Brno, Czech Republic [Elektroninis optinis diskas]. Brno : Brno University of Technology, 2012.

G. Gipienė, L. Matusevičienė. Disclosure of information on revenue in financial statements in tourism sector following an example of "Novaturas" corporate group // Kazachstanskij turizm: včera, segodnia, zavtra : sbornik materialov IV meždunarodnoj konferencii, posviaščennoj 70-letiju professora S.R. Erdavletova, Almaty, 19-21 maja 2011 g. Almaty : Kazak universitet, 2011, p. 212-217.

G. Gipienė, L. Matusevičienė. Management possibilities of household tax burden // The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the changed World : proceedings of the 4th international conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 11-13, 2012. Kavala : Kavala Institute of Technology, 2012, p. 292-300.

L. Matusevičienė, G. Gipienė. Research of Improvement Possibilities of Balance Sheet: Lithuanianā€�s Case // Trends in Economics and Management for the 21st Century : International Conference, September 20-22, 2012, Brno, Czech Republic [Elektroninis optinis diskas]. Brno : Brno University of Technology, 2012.

E. Freitakas, G. Gipienė. Vlijanije bankovskogo sektora na ekonomiku Litovskoj Respubliki // Scijentific proceedings : conference proceedings volume II : jubilee X international scijentific conference "Management and Engineering'12", June 17-20, 2012 Sozopol, Bulgaria / Technical university - Sofia. Faculty of management, National scijentific and technical socijety v€�Management and engineering". Sofia : Scijentific-Technical Union of Mechanical Engineering. 2012, Year XX, iss. 2(131), p. 596-599.

COOPERATION

Fribourg University (Switzerland)
School of Business Administration Turiba (Latvia)
University College of Economics and Culture (Latvia)
Kaunas College (Lithuania)
Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (Lithuania)
Institute of Accounting (Lithuania)
Chamber of Lithuanian Auditors (Lithuania)
State Tax Inspectorate (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Kanapickienė –

  • president of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Accounting Theory and Practice;
  • member of the Certification Board for Internal Auditors of Public Legal Persons Managing and/or Using State and/or Municipal Property and Having It at Their Disposition as well as of Persons Occupied in the Field of Internal Audit. (since 2009).

Doc. G. Gipienė –

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers.

Doc. K. Rudžionienė –

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • editorial board member of the journal Accounting Theory and Practice.

Dr. D. Teresienė –

  • member-candidate of Association of Financial Analysts (Lithuania);
  • member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association);
  • member of Lithuanian Financial Brokers’ Association.

Doc. G. Žigienė –

  • member of National Council for Higher Education, Lithuania, www.smm.lt ;
  • member of the Association  of Financial Analysts, Lithuania, www.finansai.lt ;
  • member of Centre of International Business and Economic Research, www.ciber.lt .

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2477, fax 42 3222
E-mail

Head – Doc. Dr. Daiva Deltuvienė

STAFF

Professor: Habil. Dr. O. Poliakovas (part-time).
Docents: Dr. D. Deltuvienė, Dr. A. Diomidova, Dr. J. Kazimianec (part-time).
Lecturers:  Dr. A. Braun, Dr. Ž. Nemickienė (part time), Dr. O. Perov,  Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė, Dr. J. Radavičiūtė, Dr. D. Vengalienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Linguistic means of conflict communication used in the political discourse of the Lithuanian and the British political leaders
Stylistic peculiarities in translations of the English, Russian, and Lithuanian languages
Linguistic phonological, morphological, and stylistic oppositions
Cognitive approach to the problems of ironic communication
Translation problems from German to Lithuanian

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Linguistic and Extralinguistic Parameters of Language. Doc. D. Deltuvienė, Doc. A. Diomidova, Doc. J. Kazimianec, Dr. A. Braun, Dr. Ž. Nemickienė, Dr. O. Perov,  Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė, Dr. J. Radavičiūtė,  Dr. D. Vengalienė.
 
The problems of ironic communication were analyzed within the framework of cognitive linguistics. The focus was on the application of the theory of conceptual blending to the analysis of irony, and on the overview of the topicality of input spaces in the integration networks of ironic structures.  The continuous research resulted in the publication of a monograph Ironoc Conceptual Blends: Lithuanian and American On-Line News Headlines, Lambert Academic Publishing.
Linguistic networks (phonological, semantic, orthographic, lexical, syntactical), helping to recognize and investigate socio-cultural models, i.e. advertising slogans and their re-branding, linguistic networks, ambiguity of time adverbs in syntactic networks; linguistic morphonological components (alterations, specificity and regularity of morphemes and words kits), phonology, morphology and word formation linguistic network. Analytical analysis of translation errors comparing human translation and programme translation.
The research of the prevailing change domain in Blair’s (19982008) conflict communication was carried out. Conceptual metaphors in the discourse of Rolandas Paksas (20032004) were investigated.
Analysis of abstract nouns in the works of Russian writers (20th century) was performed. Economic terminology in modern Russian press (characteristics and details of usage) was investigated. Peculiarities of Business Russian were analysed.
Connection between Religion and Civilization in the sphere of Russian Culture was revealed.
Investigation concerning the problem of distinguishing translation units in the LSP texts (German-Lithuanian) was performed.
In 2012, researchers delivered 17 papers at national and international conferences in Lithuania and abroad; prepared a monograph and 2 scientific papers.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

D. Vengalienė. Ironic conceptual blends : Lithuanian and American on-line news headlines. Saarbrucken : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012. 238 p.

Articles

Ž. Nemickienė. Ambiguity of temporal adverbials in written form of the language // Valoda - 2012: valoda dažadu kultūru konteksta : Zinatnisko rakstu krajums. T. 22. Daugavpils : Saule, 2011, p.

D. Deltuvienė. Gumbinnen // Deutsches Ortsnamenbuch / Manfred Niemeyer (Editor). Berlin : Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2012, p. 232.

D. Deltuvienė. Insterburg // Deutsches Ortsnamenbuch / Manfred Niemeyer (Editor). Berlin : Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2012, p. 291.

D. Deltuvienė. Memel // Deutsches Ortsnamenbuch / Manfred Niemeyer (Editor). Berlin : Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2012, p. 403.

D. Deltuvienė. Tilsit // Deutsches Ortsnamenbuch / Manfred Niemeyer (Editor). Berlin : Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2012, p.

COOPERATION

St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
Belarussian University of Linguistics (Belorussia)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
Daugavpils Pedagogical University (Latvia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. O. Poliakovas –

  • editorial board member of the international journal Kalbotyra: Slavistika Vilnensis, http://www.leidykla.vu.lt/inetleid/kalbot/kalbot2/slavica.html;
  • editorial board member of the international journal Respectus Philologicus, http://filologija.vukhf.lt;
  • member of the Commission of History of Slavistics of the International Committee of Slavistics;
  • member of the Commission of the Study of the Relations between Baltic and Slavonic Languages of the International Committee of Slavistics.

Doc. D. Deltuvienė –

  • editorial board member of the international journal Man in the Space of Language.

DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

12 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2604
E-mail:

Head – Doc. Dr. Danguolė Satkauskaitė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. H.-H. Drossiger, Dr. J. Krūminienė, Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova.
Docents: Dr. E. Alosevičienė, Dr. D. Deltuvienė, Dr. V. Golovko, Dr. J. Kerevičienė, Dr. V. Pasvenskienė, Dr. G. Rumšienė, Dr. D. Satkauskaitė, Dr. L. Ulvydienė.
Lecturers: Dr. I. Bartkuvienė, A. Kuzmickienė, R. Mačiulskienė, E. Rainytė, Dr. I. Šležaitė.
Doctoral students: A. Gedžiūtė, I. Koverienė, L. Kravcova, J. Maksvytytė, D. Maumevičienė, L. Niedzviegienė, D. Šidiškytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Strategies and problems of audiovisual translation
Semantic and pragmatic problems of text translation
Cognitive aspects of discourse analysis
Computational English studies: word-building processes, semantic aspects and comparative analysis of natural and computational language problems
Fictional worlds within conceptual categories: from etymology to pragmatics
Interpretative understanding of literature: leading aspects of hermeneutical approach to literature
Inter-textual criticism: poetic text within the change of horizons of reading
Literature and history: re-reading traditions of postmodernism
Poetics of modernism: history, fairy and fiction
Conceptualization of emotions in lyrics: metaphors and metonymy

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Language and Reasoning. Doc. D. Satkauskaitė, Prof. H.-H. Drossiger. 2010–2012.

Audovisual translation
Further research in the field of audiovisual translation was carried out, touching upon localisation as (mis)communication among cultures, translation for dubbing in terms of visual phonetics, synchrony in dubbed animated films and text compression.

Localisation as (mis)communication among cultures was discussed. Some cases of localisation in Lithuania when US-based products were localized were investigated. The question to be answered is: why in some cases the process of localisation was not successful and localisation as an act of communication turned into the act of miscommunication.
Translation for dubbing in terms of Visual Phonetics was analysed. The research starts from the comparative analysis of the inventory of English and Lithuanian bilabial consonants, as well as a bilabial following vowel or diphthong, whether it is close, open or rounded. Recommendations of translation for dubbing from English into Lithuanian in terms of visually adequate bilabials and them following vowels or diphthongs are produced. Apart from dubbing aspect of phonetics the analysis on different levels i. e. phonetic, dramatic and semantic synchrony in animated films dubbed in Lithuanian was carried out.
Text compression is another subject that is widely discussed in audiovisual translation. It is employed in subtitling because of both the requirement to provide a very short target text by employing a restricted number of symbols allowed to be used per one subtitle, and necessity to express only the main idea of the utterances. Taking linguistic aspects into account, this translation strategy comprises either grammatical or lexical ways to shorten the text without destroying its meaning. Grammatical compression in film translation was examined in both documentary and science fiction film translations.

Translation
The analytical research concerning theoretical problems of language comparison, translation and lexical equivalence between two languages and cultures was done.

The problem of translation unit in technical texts was discussed. It was found out that, differently from other types of texts as poetry or advertisements where translation unit could be considered as the whole text, the translation unit in technical texts is conveyed by words or phrases. The attention was also paid to culture specific aspects in translation, the main stress being laid on the perspective of non-equivalence or untranslatability of diminutives, phraseological units and expressive curses translating from Lithuanian into English. Moreover, the phenomenon of realia as definition of the term and scope of the concept was analysed. The classification of these specific lexical units was discussed; the factors that influence the method of translation were distinguished. Peculiarities and problems of translation of lexems that form specific megaconcepts (e. g. megaconcept FLUID) were also studied. The analysis of specific German and Lithuanian word families and word fields was carried out. The main focus of the research was laid on the analysis of the nature and motivation of conceptual metaphors that are related to the expression of emotions in German and Lithuanian.
Moreover, in the context of market globalization, translation theory and sociolinguistics are bridged by concentrating on the pragmatics of advertisement slogan translation. On the grounds of previous researches in the field of the linguistics of electronic media, investigations concerning the interaction of various types of media environments, culturally specific target audiences and the global uniformity of advertising campaigns were conducted.
Not only translation but also interpretation theory and practice were touched upon. The historical development of interpretation in various countries starting from ancient Egypt and finishing with European Union was presented focusing on the social status and profession prestige of the interpreters.
Literary translation is another area that received attention among the researchers of the department as it requires not only creativity but also intuition, knowledge and cognitive perspective. The role of cognitive processes and phenomena (e. g. metaphorization and metonymy) in creation and translation of literary texts was revealed. An interesting area of embracing medieval aesthetics and metaphysical symbolism was explored. In the texts, an obscure sign is to be deciphered by the reader who is engaged in a kind of intellectual game: to read the riddle; the use of periphrases, metaphorical kennings and prosopopoeia help the Anglo-Saxon poet cloak the genuine meaning.

The findings of the research mentioned above were presented at international conferences, published in several journals and conference proceedings.

Stucture and Development of Self-awareness in Literature. Doc. A. Krasnovas, Prof. J. Krūminienė. 2003–2012.

The principal focus of the research is on English Modernist literature as a hermeneutic experience: reading viewed as an event, a meaning-producing process resulting in the productivity of the hermeneutic circle. Among the main interests is the structure and operation of the epiphanic mechanism based on the reflexivity of experience located in the movement of language.
Dealing with the translation from English into Lithuanian the problems of slang translation in literary texts in another controversial issue that was discussed. In the majority of cases stylistic compensation, literal translation and softening is applied. A model for slang translation was suggested. 
Another theme of research is the complex phenomenon of self-translation. In self-translation parody, coincidence, patterning, allusion, alliteration, anagram and spoonerism are employed as major stylistic devices. The translation of alliterations, allusions and the cases of parody were analyzed by applying the comparative analytical instrumentarium and relying on the theoretical insights extended within the frame of the theory of literary translation.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Articles

L. Ulvydienė, B. Abramovaitė. Literary Style in Translation: Slang in J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye // Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 20, p. 100-108.

H. Drossiger. Realien, ihre Bezeichnungen und Aspekte der Interkulturalitat // Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 20, p. 5-11.

L. Kravcova. Religioznaja situacija v mire po dannym slovaria aktualnoj leksiki XXI veka (na materiale suščestvitelnych so značenijem lica, opredeliajemogo po religioznoj prinadležnosti) // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 120-131.

J. Maksvytytė. Sąvokų realija ir realijos pavadinimas apibrėžimo problema // Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 21, p. 50-56.

D. Satkauskaitė. Vertimo žodžiu istorija: nuo senovės Egipto iki Europos Sąjungos // Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 20, p. 146-152.

A. Cechanovičius, J. Krūminienė. Vladimir Nabokov's Self-Translated Lolita: Revisiting the Original Alliterative Modes // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 115-129.

L. Niedzviegienė. Else Lasker-Schuler lyrikos vertimo kognityviniai aspektai // Vertimo studijos. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 4, p. 18-34.

J. Kerevičienė, G. Češumskaitė. Grammatical compression in film translation // Vertimo studijos. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 4, p. 71-81.

D. Maumevičienė. Lokalizacija kaip komunikacijos aktas // Vertimo studijos. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 4, p. 95-106.

D. Satkauskaitė, G. Drėgvaitė. Sinchronija dubliuotuose filmuose (animacinio filmo "Aukštyn" pavyzdys) // Vertimo studijos. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 4, p. 82-94.

L. Ulvydienė. Re-learning higher education in the age of convergence: example of Lithuania // Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. Eskisehir : Anadolu Universitesi. 2012, Vol. 13, no. 4, Art. no. 22 [6 p.].

H. Drossiger. "Es war einmal.." - Grimms Marchen und die interkulturelle Kommunikation // Valoda - 2012: valoda dažadu kultūru konteksta : Zinatnisko rakstu krajums. T. 22. Daugavpils : Saule, 2011, p. 352-362.

D. Maumevičienė. Linguistic insights into localisation // Translation and the reconfiguration of power relations : revisiting role and context of translation and interpreting /edited by Beatrice Fischer, Matilde Nisbeth Jensen. Munster : LIT Verlag, 2012, p. 109-126.

J. Maksvytytė. Realen - zu Problemen in Bergriff und definition // Translationswissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs Forscht: IATI-Beitrage II. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2012, p. 17-25.

T. Solomonik-Pankrašova. The Medieval Meaning of Existence // Sense of Emptiness: An Interdisciplinary Approach / Edt.: Junichi Toyota, Pernilla Hallonsten and Marina Shchepetunina. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, p. 67-79.

H. Drossiger. Zu Moglichkeiten und Grenzen des Modells der "Semantisch-kognitiven Raume" als Beitrag zur Entwicklung kognitionlinguistischer Theorieansatze. Teil 2: Konzeptualisierung und sprachlicher Ausdruck von Liebe // Inostrannye jazyki v vysšej škole. Riazanj : Riazanjskij gosudarstvennyj universitet imeni S.A. Esenina. 2012, vyp. 2, p. 26-33.

Materials of conferences

H. Drossiger. Liebe - Studien zu ihrer Konzeptualisierung und sprachlichen Objektivierung // Sovremennyj nemeckij jazyk v svete problem pragmalingvistiki = Die deutsche Gegenwartssprache in prgmalinguistischer Sicht: meždunarodnaja naučnaja konferencija, Moskva, 26-27 aprelia 2012. Moskva : MAKS Press, 2012, p. 15-31.

Translations

J. Krūminienė. Summary // Finansinės apskaitos teorijos : monografija. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 313-320.

COOPERATION

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Translators Guild (Lithuania)
Middlesex University in London (Great Britain)
University of Dicle (Turkey)
Lund University (Sweden)
J.W.Goethe’s University in Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
Minsk State Linguistics University (Belarus)
American Studies Center, European Humanities University (Belarus)
University of Regensburg (Germany)
University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Queen’s University Belfast (Ireland)
La Sapienza University (Italy)
Bergen University College (Norway)
University of Bourgogne (France)
University of Jaén (Spain)
Nottingham University (UK)
University of Vienna (Austria)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. H. H. Drößiger –

Prof. J. Krūminienė –

  • member of European Humanities University, American Studies Center (Belarus) supported by Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus;
  • member of the John Donne Society. Bldg. 250/251F, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2020, www.stanford.edu , http://johndonnesociety.tamu.edu/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Respectus Philologicus, http://filologija.vukhf.lt;
  • editor-in-chief for the international journal Text and Context published, www.vu.lt.

Doc. V. Pasvenskienė –

  • reviewer and editorial board member of the journal Translation Studies,www.vu.lt .
  • editorial board member of the journal Man in the Space of Language;
  • member of Certification Committee of Institute of Rural Culture, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, http://www.lzuu.lt/sh/en/ .

Doc. D. Satkauskaitė –

  • editorial board member of the journal Man in the Space of Language;
  • member of Lithuanian DAAD club.

Doc. L. Ulvydienė –

  • member of European Humanities University, American Studies Center (Belarus) supported by Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus;
  • member of the creative group for Institute of Science and Encyclopedia Publications, www.meli.lt .

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATICS

2 Naugardo, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2566, fax 42 3222
E-mail:

Head – Doc. Dr.  Audrius Lopata

STAFF

Professors: Dr. R. Butleris (part-time), Dr. S. Girdzijauskas, Dr. S. Gudas, Dr. V. Sakalauskas, Habil. Dr. R. Simutis (part-time), Dr. G. Garšva.
Docents: Dr. K. Driaunys, Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Dr. A. Lopata, Dr. V. Rudžionis, Dr. P. Žvinys.
Lecturers: R. Brundzaitė, Dr. D. Dilijonas, Dr. S. Masteika, Dr. V. Moskaliova.
Assistants: A. Kalnius, J. Mykolaitis.
Doctoral students: A. Mialik, A. Stravinskienė, M. Ambraziūnas, P. Tamošiūnas, I. Veitaitė, R. Milašius, P. Danėnas, K. Tomkevičius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Intelligent decision support systems in financial and currency markets, portfolio management and loan risk analysis, logistic capital accumulation models, financial anomalies and bubbles
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining; computational finance and risk evaluation; decision support systems engineering and development; modern business and financial information systems; business intelligence; modelling of business process; software engineering and development
Enterprise modelling methods, requirements engineering, enterprise data and knowledge modelling, management of information processing and CASE tools
Artificial intelligence for speech recognition and analysis technologies (Lithuanian language)
Intelligent models for marketing systems, social networks, e-business, e-learning and e-government. Complex event processing and performance analysis of business processes related to enterprise customer data. Research of business applications in clouds and Web 4.0 environments. E-commerce project performance evaluation of interdisciplinary virtual teams

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Development and Analysis of Artificial Intelligent Systems. Application of Intelligent Methods to Investigation of Financial Markets. Financial Risk Research. Research group: Prof. R. Simutis, Prof. V. Sakalauskas, Doc. D. Krikščiūnienė, Dr. S. Masteika, Prof. G. Garšva, Prof. S. Girdzijauskas, Dr. V. Moskaliova, Dr. D. Dilijonas, PhD Student P. Danėnas.

The main topics in 2012 were investigation of various anomalies which cause deviations from the most widely discussed laws of the financial markets - the efficient market hypothesis. We explore possibilities to identify the day-of-the-week effect in emerging financial markets by applying Hurst exponent measure which is primarily designed for identification and measurement of long range dependence and information efficiency of time series. For this reason we try to evaluate the accuracy and find the most appropriate hierarchical clustering methods for binary data.
Another interesting research was devoted to the dynamics of pension fund portfolio by using adaptive Powersim simulation models. There is a need to create advanced tools that could help the unprofessional investors, who make up the majority of pension fund customers, to make well informed decisions and reduce the potential risk. The model, proposed by the authors, introduces adaptive and dynamic variables used in the portfolio simulation. Volatile values of return rate, contributions and fees are used in calculations. The results of research show the advantages of such method over traditional spreadsheets.
A hybrid method for classification of companies by their insolvency combining feature selection, classification techniques and periodical “sliding-window” principle using discriminant analysis based expert evaluations is developed. A new hybrid classification technique for large-scale classification combining Particle Swarm Optimization with linear SVM selection and optimization is proposed and developed. Intelligent DSS based on proposed techniques and financial standards is further developed. A research of modern development methodologies for complex large-scale and multicontext systems such as Domain Driven Design and Feature Driven Development, aimed at the development of large intelligent decision support systems, was also performed, using developed DSS framework as case study. Architectural models for developed framework, based on these methodologies, were also created. Results of these studies were presented at international conferences: 15th conference on Business Information Systems in Vilnius, Lithuania; conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2012), Omaha, USA; 14th conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2012), Wrocław, Poland, 18th conference on Information and Software Technologies (ICIST 2012), Kaunas, Lithuania. The paper Credit risk evaluation modeling using evolutionary linear SVM classifiers and sliding window approach presented at conference in Omaha was awarded the 2012 Green Group Award of Computational Finance and Business Intelligence for the best paper in the workshop.

Enterprise Modeling and Knowledge Based Information Systems Engineering Reseach. Research group: Prof. S. Gudas, Doc. A. Lopata, Prof. R. Butleris, R. Brundzaitė. PhD Student A. Stravinskienė, PhD Student I. Veitaitė.

The main topics in 2012 were investigation of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) which is one of the most widely used Information Systems (IS) development methodologies thus focusing on functional requirements acquisition and informatikon systems development processes. MDA is a theoretical framework which specifies guidelines of CIM, PIM, PSM models creation and their reciprocity only. The presented Knowledge-Based MDA approach combines the main components of traditional MDA and the best practices of Knowledge-Based Information Systems Engineering (ISE). The main advantage of proposed method by our research group is that problem domain knowledge acquainted at user requirements acquisition and business modelling stages are validated against formal criteria, thus reducing empirical factors that could negatively impact the whole IS development process.

Development of Digital Technologies in Phonetics and Voice Recognition. Research group: Doc. P. Žvinys, Dr. K. Driaunys, Doc. V. Rudžionis.

We continued the investigations of foreign language recognition engine adaptation methods for the recognition of Lithuanian voice commands. New adaptation methods for the contexts of phonemes “k”, “r” and “l”were proposed. These methods allowed increasing recognition in these contexts by more than 10% in average. We took part in the development of voice controlled wheelchair for the people with motoric disabilities with the team from Kaunas University of Technology. The proposed method uses the control engine installed in the external server and enables to implement wider set of recognition algorithms comapring with the embedded systems. The proposed method also is cheaper to realize from the economical point of view.

Applied Research in E-commerce, E-learning, E-business and E-government. Research group: Prof. V. Sakalauskas, Doc. D. Krikščiūnienė, PhD Student S. Strigūnaitė.

The research results summarize evaluation of intelligent models based on neural network and hierarchical fuzzy analysis. The cooperation links with the partner University in Brno (Czech Republic) enable widening of the research scope in the area of complex event processing and performance analysis of business processes. The topics of performance evaluation of interdisciplinary virtual teams have been summarized in the doctoral dissertation prepared for defence.
The results have been presented at a seminar in Masaryk University and University of Technology in Brno, in the ISI-listed proceedings of the international conference and  the journal indexed in international data bases. 

Modelling of Unsustainable Economic Situations. Research Group: Prof. S.Girdzijauskas, Dr. V. Moskaliova, PhD Student A. Mialik.

Primarily the problem of market saturation and economic paradoxes arises, while analyzing unstable financial situations. The research of market saturation together with application of logistical analysis allows merging contradictory areas of modern economy theory. Through logistical analysis recently discovered paradoxes cause crisis situations in economy. However, it is hard to identify and properly assess them because of their unusual behavior. If you want to understand the operation of economical paradoxes, it is necessary to fathom out the market capacity term, to distinguish closed and open market, to understand market saturation phenomenon.
Modelling capital growth, it was determined that saturated markets behave differently from unsaturated ones. Increasing profitability paradox causes economic bubbles, and debt trap paradox – suddenly increasing debt service weight and debtor bankruptcy. Logistical analysis allows to explain not only the causes of crisis, but also to prefigure means of crisis reduction.

Other Projects

Project Training in Modern Quantitative Methods and High-Performance Computing for Finance. (HPC Finance) (Grant agreement no.: 289032).

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

S. Gudas. Informacijos sistemų inžinerijos teorijos pagrindai. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 382 p.

Articles

T. Danikauskas, R. Butleris, V. Šakys. Application of domain specific language in information system development process: the case of Lithuanian forest cadastre integrated information system // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 232-247.

G. Garšva, S. Skuodas, K. Rudžionienė. Earnings Management in European Banks: the Financial Crisis and Increased Incentives for Manipulation Through Loan Loss Provisions // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 2A, p. 504-526.

A. Lopata, M. Ambraziūnas, S. Gudas. Knowledge based MDA equirements specification and validation technique // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 248-259.

D. Krikščiūnienė, V. Sakalauskas. The impact of public information on stock market fluctuations // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 84-99.

A. Lopata, M. Ambraziūnas, S. Gudas, R. Butleris. The Main Principles of Knowledge-Based Information Systems Engineering // Elektronika ir elektrotechnika / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 4, p. 99-102.

J. Tekutov, S. Gudas, V. Denisovas. The refinement of study program content based on a problem domain model // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 199-212.

D. Krikščiūnienė, T. Pitner, V. Sakalauskas. Tracking customer portrait by unsupervised classification techniques // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 167-189.

M. Donela, S. Žukauskaitė, T. Eglynas, D. Drungilas, J. Tekutov. Belaidžio ryšio projektavimas skaitmeninėms valdymo sistemoms // Technologijos mokslo darbai Vakarų Lietuvoje / Klaipėdos universitetas. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla, 2010. 2012, T. 8, p. 218-221.

S. Strigūnaitė, D. Krikščiūnienė. Intelektualus duomenų analizės metodas virtualaus komandinio darbo vertinimui // Socialinės technologijos. Vilnius: Mykolo Romerio universitetas. 2012, Nr 2, p. 7-23.

D. Martinkus, E. Saveljev, J. Tekutov, T. Eglynas, M. Jusis. Skaitmeninių sistemų valdymo išmaniaisiais telefonais architektūros tyrimas // Technologijos mokslo darbai Vakarų Lietuvoje / Klaipėdos universitetas. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla, 2010. 2012, T. 8, p. 236-239.

S. Girdzijauskas, D. Štreimikienė, A. Mialik. Economic Growth, Capitalism and Unknown Economic Paradoxes // Sustainability. New Rochelle : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. 2012, Vol. 4, p. 2818-2837.

S. Girdzijauskas, A. Mialik, M. Dubnikovas. Financial Leverage Trap // International Journal of Business and Social Science. New York : Centre for Promoting Ideas. 2012, Vol. 3, no. 11, p. 29-37.

S. Gudas. Knowledge-based enterprise framework: a management control view // New research on knowledge management models and methods / edited by Huei Tse Hou. InTech, 2012, p. 179-218.
P. Tamošiūnas, S. Gudas. Knowledge acquisition method for virtual learning environment // E-learning and e-technologies in education: 2012 international conference. IEEE, 2012, p. 84-88.

Materials of conferences

A. Morkevičius, S. Gudas. An approach: a service-oriented functional business and IT alignments // Information and Software Technologies : 18th International Conference, ICIST 2012, Kaunas, Lithuania, September 13-14, 2012 : proceedings / edited by Tomas Skersys, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkienė. Series : Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 319 (ISSN 1865-0929). Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 162-175.

P. Danėnas, G. Garšva. Credit risk evaluation modeling using evolutionary linear SVM classifiers and sliding window approach // Procedia computer science. Amsterdam : Elsevier BV. 2012, Vol. 9 : International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012, p. 1324-1333.

P. Danėnas, G. Garšva. Credit Risk Modeling of USA Manufacturing Companies Using Linear SVM and Sliding Window Testing Approach // Business Information Systems : 15th International Conference, BIS 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Proceedings. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (ISSN 1865-1348), Vol. 117 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, Dalia Kriksciuniene and Virgilijus Sakalauskas. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 249-259.

A. Stravinskienė, S. Gudas, A. Dabrilaitė. Decision tree algorithms: integration of domain knowledge for data mining // Business information systems workshops : BIS 2012 International Workshops and Future Internet Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Revised Papers. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 127 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, John Domingue, Krysztof Węcel. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 13-24.

M. Liutvinavičius, V. Sakalauskas. Dynamic Simulation of Pension Funds' Portfolio // Business information systems workshops : BIS 2012 International Workshops and Future Internet Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Revised Papers. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 127 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, John Domingue, Krysztof Węcel. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 69-80.

P. Danėnas, G. Garšva. Domain Driven Development and Feature Driven Development for Development of Decision Support Systems // Information and Software Technologies : 18th International Conference, ICIST 2012, Kaunas, Lithuania, September 13-14, 2012 : proceedings / edited by Tomas Skersys, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkienė. Series : Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 319, Part. 4 (ISSN 1865-0929). Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 187-198.

D. Tamašauskas, V. Sakalauskas, D. Krikščiūnienė. Evaluation framework of hierarchical clustering methods for binary data // Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) : the 12 international conference : proceedings, Pune, India, 4th-7th December, 2012. IEEE, 2012, p. 421-426.

V. Sakalauskas, D. Krikščiūnienė. Evaluation the day-of-the-week effect using long range dependence measures // Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) : the 12 international conference : proceedings, Kochi, India, 27th-29th, 2012. IEEE, 2012, p. 143-148.

S. Strigūnaitė, D. Krikščiūnienė. Fuzzy expert system for virtual team collaboration and work evaluation // Business information systems workshops : BIS 2012 International Workshops and Future Internet Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Revised Papers. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 127 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, John Domingue, Krysztof Węcel. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 37-43.

P. Danėnas, G. Garšva. PSO-based linear SVM classifier selection for credit risk evaluation modeling process // ICEIS 2012 : proceedings of the 14th international conference on enterprise information systems. Vol. 1. Wroclaw : SciTePress, 2012, p. 338-341.

J. Tekutov, S. Gudas, V. Denisovas, J. Tekutova. The study programme requirements enhancement based on a problem domain model // INTEL-EDU 2012 : 3rd international workshop on intelligent educational systems and technology-enhanced learning : selected papers, Riga, October 10-12, 2012. Riga : JUMI Publishing House LTD, 2012, p. 108-119.

S. Masteika, K. Driaunys, V. Moskaliova. Weekly quantitative analysis and trend trading in futures market // Business information systems workshops : BIS 2012 International Workshops and Future Internet Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Revised Papers. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 127 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, John Domingue, Krysztof Węcel. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 61-68.

V. Rudžionis, R. Maskeliūnas, K. Driaunys. Voice controlled environment for the assistive tools and living space control // FedCSIS 2012: federated conference on computer science and information systems: IEEE proceedings. Wroclaw, 2012, p. 1075-1080.

S. Masteika, A. Rutkauskas, A. Tamošaitis. Downtrend algorithm and hedging strategy in futures market // World academy of science, engineering and technology. Dubai : WASET. 2012, vol. 70 : ICBMEF 2012: International conference on business, management, economics and finance. p. 270-275.

E. Galkus, P. Danėnas, G. Garšva. Kolektyvinių klasifikavimo metodų taikymas kredito rizikos vertinime // Informacinės technologijos : XVII tarpuniversitetinė magistrantų ir doktorantų konferencija : konferencijos pranešimų medžiaga. Kaunas : Technologija, 2011, p. 70-73.

COOPERATION

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)
Free University of Bolzano (Italy)
Dresden University of Technology (Germany)
Osnabruck University (Germany)
Cottbus University of Technology (Germany)
University of Szczecin (Poland)
Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
School of Business Administration Turiba (Latvia)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)
St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
Brno University of technology (Czech Republic)
Aalborg University (Denmark)
Twente University (Netherlands)
Roskilde University (Denmark)
Aalborg University (Denmark)
Karlstad University (Sweden)
University of Skovde (Sweden)
University of Tampere (Finland)
Foundation for Information Society, Budapest (Hungary)
The University of Malta (Malta)
Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)
Concordia University Chicago (USA)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. V. Sakalauskas –

  • referee of the journal Neural Computing & Applications;
  • Organizer and Program committee Chair of 15th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012);
  • editor of the Proceedings of Business Information Systems: 15th international conference, BIS 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2123, 2012;
  • member of international conference European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2012);
  • member of international conference12th international conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2012);
  • member of international conference12th international conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA2012);
  • member of international conference4th international conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2012);
  • member of international conference15th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012).

Prof. R. Simutis –

  • expert of the Research Council of Lithuania;
  • editorial board member of the journal Information Technologies and Control;
  • referee of the journals Neural Networks Processing, Fuzzy Systems, international Journal of Computing.

Doc. D. Krikščiūnienė –

  • co-chair, member of program committee and organizer of  15th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012) Vilnius, Lithuania;
  • co-chair, member of program committee and organizer of  4th Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business (AKTB 2012) in conjunction with 15th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012) Vilnius, Lithuania;
  • expert at  evaluation of objective 4.4 of FP7-ICT-Call 8;
  • editor of the journal IJMPP;
  • member of the International Program Committees of NCTA 2012 international conference of Neural Computation Theory and Applications, ISMIS-2012 , FedCsiS-2012, 3rd international conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications Future Computing 2012;
  • reviewer of the Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier);
  • reviewer of the Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems;
  • member of International Institute of Marketing Professionals;
  • member of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs).

Doc. V. Rudžionis –

  • editorial board member of the international journal Northern European Language Technologies;
  • organizer of the workshop with Lithuanian Forensic Centre State-of-the-art of the Speech Processing Technologies for the Forensics.

Doc. A. Lopata –

  • member of Lithuanian Computer Society (LIKS);
  • member of program committee of 16th Master and PhD conference, Lithuania Information Society and University Studies.

Prof. S. Girdzijauskas –

  • editorial board member of the journal Transformations in Business & Economics;
  • reviewer of the Journal of Business Economics and Management.

Prof. G. Garšva –

  • referee of the journal  Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control;
  • referee of the International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (IJITDM);
  • review of patents, Recent Patents on Computer Science (Bentham Science Publishers);
  • editorial board member of the e-collection of articles Electronic Learning, Information and Communication: Theory and Practice;
  • member of Lithuanian Computer Society (LIKS).

PhD student P. Danenas –

  • review of the journals International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, African Journal of Business Management, Technological and Economic Development of Economy;
  • member of organizational committee and section secretary of 17th Master and PhD conference Information Society and University Studies.

DEPARTMENT OF LITHUANIAN PHILOLOGY

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 42 2604
E-mail:

Head — Doc. Dr. Daiva Aliūkaitė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. O. Poliakovas, Dr. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, Dr. A. Krasnovas, Dr.  D. Mikulėnienė (part-time).
Docents: Dr. D. Aliūkaitė,  Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Dr. S. Biržietienė, Dr. S. Juzelėnienė,  Dr. S. Keturakis (part-time), Dr. E. Klimaitė-Keturakienė, Dr. R. Kudirka, Dr. I. Mickienė, Dr. A. Ružė, Dr. S. Šarkauskienė.
Lecturers: R. Deksnė (part-time), Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė, Dr. L. Kaukėnienė (part-time), V. Norvaiša (part-time), Dr. G. Russetti (part-time), Dr. D. Šeškauskaitė (part-time).
Doctoral students: R. Andriušytė-Dobržinskienė, K. Bačiulienė, L. Bačiūnaitė-Lužinienė, M. Grigaitis, R. Konsevičiūtė-Blėkienė, M. Norbutas, B. Sušinskaitė, S. Stankevičienė, D. Vilkelionok, S. Zelenkienė, S. Amankevičiūtė, L. Buividavičiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Historical awareness in the Lithuanian poetry of the 19th century
Contemporary reception of the literary inheritance and criticism
Research of text and context
Poetics, stylistics and rhethoric of fictional texts and public discourse
Poetics, stylistics and rhethoric of advertisements
Semantic functions of cases
Peculiarities of the connotative meaning of semantic units
Sociolinguistic research of dialectal speech
Perceptual analysis of the dialectal discourse
Cultural significance of dialects
Sociolinguistics of signs
Exploration of linguistic attitudes
Exploration of toponyms
Exploration of visual metaphors

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Structure and Development of Literary Self-awareness. Prof. A. Krasnovas, Prof. J. Krūminienė, Prof. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė. 20032012.

In 2012, the researchers in this scientific field analysed the processes of the modernization of Lithuanian literature focusing on the reception of literary heritage, the poetics and rhetoric of fictional texts and public discourse (synchronic and diachronic aspects).
They carried out the analysis on the following topics: the role of naming and unnaming in Jurgis Savickis’ and Antanas Vaičiulaitis’ novellas; transformation in Antanas Vaičiulaitis’ fairy-tales; the motifs of “Song of Songs“ as reflected in Bernardas Brazdžionis’ lyrics; M. K. Čiurlionis’ literary heritage; the problems of Lithuanian theatre in Balys Sruoga’s literary criticism; ironic critical approach to literature, culture and society reflected in the magazine Vapsva (Wasp) (1928–1932); Kostas Ostrauskas’ literary criticism; the image of a woman in the periodicals of the first Lithuanian Republic; Gintaras Patackas’ poems about Kaunas cafes, coffeemania and “cafe flowers”, or an ironically playful discourse about the poet and poetry; Jurgis Kunčinas” Glisonokilpa (Glison’s Loop): a tale about the novel turned into stew;  expression of transgradience in Bronius Radzevičius’ selected novels LinkDebesijos (Toward the Cloudland); types of existence in Ričardas Gavelis’ novel Vilniauspokeris (Vilnius Poker); colour symbolism in the Lithuanian Romantic poetry; cookery gide based on the 1st century Roman banquet described by Marcus Valerius Martialis.

Linguistic and Extralinguistic Parameters of Language. Prof. O. Poliakovas, Prof. E. Lassan, Prof. H. H. Drößiger. 20082012.

In 2012, the researchers in this scientific field made scientific attempts at constructing the linguistic and extralinguistic characteristics of the written and spoken texts (with special attention paid to the dialectal discourse) by applying the analytical principles from the fields of  sociolinguistics, perceptual dialectology, geolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, stylistics, rhetoric and semantics.

In 2012, the researchers carried out the analysis on the following topics: the conceptualisation of the cultural schemes within the paradigm of geolinguistics; the conceptualisation of the Standard language usage regions from the point of view of the young members of the Lithuanian language community; onomastikon of language variants, i.e., the horinzontal and vertical division of language reality from the point of view of the ordinary members of language community; conscious and unconscious attitudes to discourse variants (standard and dialect marked expression); exploration of visual multi-modal conceptual metaphor in advertisements; wine conceptualisation in the printed advertisements from the perspective of cognitive linguistics; antropomorphic  metaphors of time in contemporary Lithuanian poetry;  personifying antropomorphic metaphors in the anthology Žemė (The Earth); the lexeme “grąža“ from the perspective of corpus linguistics;  investigation of the spectrum and duration of the Lithuanian and Latvian low vowels; analysis of the surnames of the Veliuona area;  analysis of the toponymy of the Labūnava area; analysis of the graphemic euphemia in the Electronic Media; analysis of the Lithuanian slang; tense usage and tense translation in English and Lithuanian scientific texts; the rhetoric of the Lithuanian social advertisements.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

D. Šeškauskaitė. Erotika tautosakoje : monografija. Sargeliai : Kruenta, 2011. 528 p.

Textbooks, Manuals

A. Ružė. Lietuvių kalbos morfologija. II dalis : mokomoji knyga. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 140 p.

A. Raugalė, O. Kinčinienė, Ž. Bumbulienė, V. Daugelavičienė, N. Drazdienė, S. Dumčius, R. Ėmužytė, J. Grikinienė, A. Jankauskienė, R. Kemežys, G. Kleinotienė, R. Lukoševičiūtė, I. Narkevičiūtė, R. Nemanienė, V. Panavienė, R. Praninskienė, V. Radžiūnienė, A. Radžiūnas, L. Ragelienė, O. Rudzevičienė, V. Rutkauskaitė, E. Sučilienė, S. Stankevičienė, I. Tamulienė, T. Šaulytė, V. Uleckienė, V. Urbonas, V. Usonis, R. Vankevičienė, V. Žilinskaitė. Pediatrijos praktikos vadovas : leidinys skirtas medicinos specialistams, medicinos studijų studentams. Vilnius : UAB "Baltijos idėjų grupė" ir partneriai, 2012. 527 p.

E. Keturakienė. XX amžiaus pirmosios pusės moderniosios lietuvių novelės skaitymai: teksto interpretavimo linkmės [Elektroninis išteklius] : mokomoji knyga. Kaunas : VU KHF, 2012. 45 p.

S. Šarkauskienė, S. Biržietienė. Ludus grammaticus : lotynų kalbos pratybos : metodinė mokomoji knyga aukštųjų mokyklų studentams. Kaunas : Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas, 2012. 57 p.

Other Books

R. Kudirka. Lietuvių kalbos žargono ir nenorminės leksikos žodynas. Kaunas : Technologija, 2012. 691 p.

Articles

S. Juzelėnienė, V. Seredžiūtė, S. Šarkauskienė. Antropomorfinės laiko metaforos šiuolaikinėje lietuvių poezijoje // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 167-179.

D. Vilkelionok. Aspekt otnositelnosti v grammatičeskoj kategorii vremeni // Kalbų studijos = Studijes about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 20, p. 45-56.

L. Buividavičiūtė. Egzistencijos tipai Ričardo Gavelio romane Vilniaus pokeris // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 180-189.

E. Keturakienė. Kavinės vaizdinys Gintaro Patacko poezijoje // Acta humanitarica universitatis Saulensis. Šiauliai : Šiaulių universitetas. 2012, t. 15, p. 212-226.

I. Mickienė, G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė. Labūnavos krašto toponimija: lingvistinės įžvalgos // Lituanistica : istorija, archeologija, kalba, literatūra, tautosaka, etnografija. Vilnius : Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla. 2012, t. 58, nr. 2, p. 161-179.

S. Biržietienė. Lietuviškos socialinės reklamos retorika: įtikinimo būdai // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 144-155.

L. Kaukėnienė. Lietuvių ir latvių kalbų žemutinių balsių spektrai ir trukmė // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 216-225.

I. Balčiūnienė, I. Miklovytė. Lietuvių vaikų ir suaugusiųjų kalbos vidutinis pasakymo lygis // Res Humanitariae / Klaipėdos universitetas. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 10, p. 302-313.

G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė. Moters įvaizdis pirmosios Lietuvos Respublikos periodikoje // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 71-85.

I. Mickienė, R. Baranauskienė. Onomastikos rezultatai geolingvistikoje: ekspedicijų patirtis // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 208-215.

M. Grigaitis. Transgrediencijos raiška Broniaus Radzevičiaus novelių rinktinėje "Link debesijos" // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 84-99.

S. Stankevičienė. Variantinė ir sinoniminė lietuvių ir vokiečių kalbų elektrostatikos terminų raiška // Kalbų studijos = Studies about languages / Kauno technologijos universitetas. Kaunas : Technologija. 2012, nr. 21, p. 21-27.

D. Aliūkaitė, J. Valikonė. Bendrinės kalbos ir tarmės domenai // Verbum. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, t. 3, p. 7-20.

M. Grigaitis. Jurgio Kunčino Glisono kilpa: pasaka apie troškiniu virtusį romaną // Inter-studia humanitatis. Šiauliai : Šiaulių universitetas. 2012, nr. 13, p. 67-89.

E. Keturakienė. Novelistikos spektras // Lietuvių literatūros istorija: XX amžiaus pirmoji pusė. I knyga. Vilnius : Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, p. 104-126.

R. Kudirka. Senoji ir naujoji eufemija. Grafinė eufemija elektroniniame diskurse // Lietuvių kalba [Elektroninis išteklius]. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 6, p. [1-10].

R. Venckutė, O. Poliakovas. Jurijus Stepanovas (1930 07 20 - 2012 01 03) // Baltistica. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, t. 47, nr. 1, p. 168-173.

I. Mickienė. Tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos "Regioninė onomastika: ką sužinome iš vardyno" apžvalga // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 240-242.

D. Aliūkaitė. Tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos "Sociolingvistinė dialektologija: baltų tarmių tyrimai" apžvalga: geolingvistų problemos ir sprendimai // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 235-239.

S. Girdzijauskas, A. Mialik, M. Dubnikovas. Financial Leverage Trap // International Journal of Business and Social Science. New York : Centre for Promoting Ideas. 2012, Vol. 3, no. 11, p. 29-37.

G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė. Neoromantičeskaja litovskaja pojezija: simbolika cveta // Kultūras studijas. T. 4 : Krasa literatūra un kultūra. Daugavpils : Daugavpils Universitate, 2012, p. 208-215.

COOPERATION

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Institute of Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
Jaen University (Spain)
Jesuit University School of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum (Poland)
Jan Kochanovski University in Kielce (Poland)
Minsk State Linguistics University (Belarus)
European Association for American Studies: Belarussian Branch (Belarus)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė –

Prof. A. Krasnovas –

Prof. O. Poliakovas –

  • editorial board member of the journal Respectus Philologicus, http://filologija.vukhf.lt;
  • member of the Commission of History of Slavistics of the International Committee of Slavistics;
  • expert for the international scientific database Lituanistica, http://www.minfolit.lt ;
  • member of the Commission of the Study of Relations between Baltic and Slavonic Languages of the International Committee of Slavistics.

Doc. D. Aliūkaitė –

Doc. R. Baranauskienė –

Doc. I.  Mickienė –

Doc. S.  Šarkauskienė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Classical Association Societas Classica.

Dr. S.  Biržietienė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Classical Association Societas Classica.

Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė –

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. 20 2627, fax 42 3222
E-mail:

Head – Doc. Dr. Donatas Pilinkus

STAFF

Professor: Dr. V. Jurėnienė.
Docents: Dr. G. Žilinskas, Dr. A. Rimkutė, Dr. A. Urbonienė, Dr. J. Solnyškinienė, Dr. D. Pilinkus (part-time), Dr. J. Svičiulienė (part-time), Dr. R. Pučėtaitė (part-time), Dr. A. Novelskaitė (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. D. Kulakauskienė (part-time), Dr. A. Martinkus (part-time), D. Tomkevičienė (part-time), R. Freitakienė (part-time), G. Vilutytė (part-time).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Culture and consumption, peculiarities of contemporary cultural needs in Lithuanian society
Cultural industries development in Lithuania
Cultural tourism
Gender issues in Lithuania
Communication studies
Research ethics
Corporate social responsibility

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Society, Culture and Consumption. Doc. V. Jurėnienė. 2008–2017.

At the end of May, 2012, the Department organized an international conference Exploring Culture: Consumption, Organization and Communication.
The scientists of the Department carried out scientific research under this topic and delivered presentations at international conferences.
The scientists of the Department published articles under the aforementioned topic of the research.
Jureniene, V., Urboniene, A. (2012), „The Role of Cultural Centres in Enhancing National and Ethnic Culture in Lithuania // Transformations in Business and Economics, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. Vol. 11, No 2A (26A), p.42-59.
Юpенене B., Радзявичюс М. 2012.Значение архитектурного наследия для формирования образа города. In: Грундей, Д.,  Белопольский, Н., Газда, Я., 2012. Интеграция международной торговли и политики взгляд на потребительский рынок центрально-восточной Европы. Kiev: Krok, p. 74-85.
Jurėnienė, V. Birmontienė T.  Development of Women’s Rights in Lithuania: Striving     for Political    Equality // The Straggle for Female Suffrage in Europe, Leiden BRILL, 2012, ISSN 0074-8684, P. 79-95.

Project, Supported by Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Educational Activity of Culture Centres from Intercultural. Prof. V. Jurėnienė, Doc. A. Urbonienė, R. Poškuvienė. 2012–2014.

Project, Supported by EU

7th FP project, 20112015: Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme project Pro-ecological restructuring of jobs (PRORES, No. PIRSES-GA-2010-269251). Country coordinator and fellow Prof. V. Jurėnienė,Doc. R. Pučėtaitė, Early Stage Researcher A. Diedonis.

Development cooperation and democracy promotion Programme: Empowerment of women for personal carrer development. Doc. A. Urbonienė, Proc. V. Jurėnienė.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Textbooks, Manuals

A. Novelskaitė. Socialinio tyrimo terminija: tyrimo strategija, tyrimo plamas, tyrimo dizainas, tyrimo procesas: metodinė knyga Kultūros vadybos studijų programos studentams. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 39 p.

Parts of the Books

T. Birmontienė, V. Jurėnienė. The development of women's rights in Lithuania: striving for political equality. The struggle for female suffrage in Europe / edited by Blanca Rodriguez-Riuz, Ruth Rubio-Marin. - Series : International studies in sociology and social anthropology. Vol. 122. Leiden : Brill, 2012, p. 79-93.

V. Jurėnienė, M. Radzevičius, D. Grundey. Značenije architekturnogo nasledija dlia formirovanija obraza goroda. Integracija meždunarodnoj torgovli i politiki: vzgliad na potrebitelskij rynok Centralnoj-Vostočnoj Evropy : serija monografij. Ternopil : vidavnictvo KROK, 2011, p. 99-117.

Articles

V. Jurėnienė, A. Urbonienė. The role of cultural centres in enhancing national and ethnic culture in Lithuania // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 155-166.

A. Novelskaitė, R. Pučėtaitė. Mokslinių tyrimų etikos būklė Lietuvoje: ką mano Lietuvos mokslo bendruomenė? Pirminiai nacionalinės apklausos rezultatai // Socialinių mokslų studijos. Vilnius : Mykolo Romerio universitetas. 2012, nr. 4(4), p. 1371-1395.

L. Danienė, R. Pučėtaitė. Corporate volunteering: tuning the organizational environment to sustainability // Cases in organizational ethics / edited by Raminta Pučėtaitė : [elektroninė mokomoji knyga]. Vilnius : Vilniaus universitetas, 2012, p. 70-77.

A. Martinkus. Levas Karsavinas, eurasizmas ir bolševizmas (Karsavino vaidmuo eurazininkų sąjūdžio idėjinėje istorijoje) // Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis. 2012, t. 36, p. 67-89.

Materials of conferences

V. Jurėnienė. Kultūros centrai - žmogaus sukurta rekreacijos aplinka // Kūrybiniai metodai reabilitacijoje 2012: tarptautinės mokslinės-praktinės konferencijos pranešimų medžiaga. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universitetas, 2012, p. 111-116.

V. Jurėnienė. The role of cultural centres in the fields of children and youth artistic education // Procedia: social and behavioral sciences. Amsterdam : Elsevier BV. 2012, vol 51, p. 501-505.

A. Martinkus. Lev Karsavin, evrazijstvo i tezis Erika Vogelina // Space and time - coordinate of human socijety development : materials digest of the XXII International Scijentific and Practical Conference and the I stage of Research Analytics Championship in philosophic and historical scijences, London, 30 March - 3 April, 2012. London : IASHE, 2012, p. 96-99.

V. Jurėnienė, M. Radzevičius. Lithuanian society overstep the threshold of the 21st century // Women in science and education: past, present, future : 15th international conference, Kyiv, November 3-5, 2011. Kyiv, 2011, p. 45-59.

A. Martinkus. Transformacija "Russkoj idei" v filosofii "klassičeskogo" evrazijstva // Šliachi ta problemi rozvitku liudskogo suspilstva = Puti i problemy razvitija čelovečeskogo obščestva = Ways and problems of human socijety development : materials digest of the X international scijentific and practical conference, Kijev, London, September 28-October 4, 2011). Odessa : InPress, 2011, p. 105-107.

COOPERATION

Mallardalens University (Sweden)
Annamalai University (India)
Swedish School of Social Sciences (Sweden)
Helsinki University (Finland)
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Sciences (Finland)
Vilnius City Municipality (Lithuania)
Kaunas City Municipality (Lithuania)
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania)
Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts (Lithuania)
Jyvaskyla University (Finland)
Jyvaskyla City Municipality (Finland)
Tampere University (Finland)
Estonian Business School (Estonia)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
Leeds University (UK)
Norwegian School of Management BI (Norway)
National University of Food Technologies, Kiev (Ukraine)
National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev (Ukraine)
Institute of World Economy and International Relation, Kiev (Ukraine)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. V. Jurėnienė –

  • member of European Network of Women’s History Research;
  • member of Lithuanian Historic Society;
  • member of Family Planning And Sexual Health Association (board member);
  • member of Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) Group Members;
  • member of European Affairs Network.

Doc. R. Pučėtaitė –

  • member of Lithuanian Association of Business Ethics;
  • member of European Business Ethics Network;
  • editorial board member of the international journal EBS Review and open-source e-journal Electronic Journal of Business and Organizational Ethics;
  • member of an ad-hoc group created by Lithuanian Standardization Department at the Ministry of Environment for translation of ISO 26000 standard.

Doc. D. Pilinkus –

  • member of National Politics Institute (co-founder);
  • member of Innovation Circle Network (board member).

Doc. A. Novelskaitė –

  • member of European Sociological Association;
  • member of Lithuanian Sociologists’ Society.

Doc. Aistė Urbonienė –

  • member of Lithuanian Education Research Research;
  • member of the International Journal on Global Business Management and Research (Editorial board member).

CENTRE FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL RESEARCH

8 Muitines, 44280 Kaunas
Tel.: 75 0536; 42 2344; fax 42 32 22
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Gabija Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė

STAFF

Professors: Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė (part-time), Prof. Dr. E. Lassan (part-time), Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė (part-time).
Docent: Doc. Dr. V. Rudžionis (part-time).
Research fellows: Dr. D. Kulakauskienė, Dr. V.  Makarova, Dr. M. Sarvutytė-Gailiūnienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Philological Research Group
Analysis of the processes of meaning formation, development and transformation in various types of texts from the synchronic, diachronic and panchronic perspectives
Cognitive Linguistics Group
Language and reasoning – problems of individual and mass consciousness, technique of manipulation in political discourse, sacralisation of authority, ethnospecific features of a verbal activity
Phonetics and Voice Technologies Group
Signal processing methods, speech recognition methods, speech processing algorithms, speech perception, speech applications, telecommunication technologies, pattern recognition, natural language modelling
Sustainable Development Group
Economic research in of mixed sustainable economy, sustainable development, sustainable energy development, climate change mitigation policy, external costs of energy generation, promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, ecological modernization and new ethical tools for environmental regulation
Human Ecology Study Group
Research of human ecology and environmental factors
Logistic Economic Analysis Group
Critical situations in the economy causes of the formation, logistic analysis of capital management
Interdisciplinary Research Group
Interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary market policy, consumer and organizational behaviour, sustainable management of universities and regular development of hospitality industry in Lithuania

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Philological Research Group
Research in the field of Consciousness of Literary Structure and its Development was carried out. The aspects of the structures and evolution of the literary consciousness were analyzed: various symbols and signs in the works of interwar Lithuanian writers. The international journal Respectus Philologicus was published: Vol. 21(26) 2012; Vol. 22(27) 2012.

Cognitive Linguistics Group
Research in the field of Language and Reasoning was carried out. The manipulation techniques in political discourse, problems of sacralization of power and national behavior were analysed. Tho object of the researches was the Russian, Lithuanian, Polish and German cultural thinking, reflected in Internet panegyric discourses, the Stolypin’s rhetorical features and an article about the problems of teaching Russian.

Phonetics and Voice Technologies Group
Research in the field of Comparative Analysis of Acoustic-phonetic and Discriminant Properties of Lithuanian Semantically not rich and Acoustically Similar Words was carried out. A big corpus of drugs and diseases names was collected. Recognition experiments with the recordings of 3 speakers were carried on. It has been shown that using sufficient amounts of training data very high recognition accuracy could be achieved (around 99 %) even for the acoustically confusable environments. Using adaptation of commercial Spanish recognizer for the same commands 85% recognition accuracy was achieved.

Sustainable Development Group
Research in the field of Globalization and Sustainable Development was performed. The principles of sustainable development, indicators of sustainability assessment and their application in assessment of Lithuanian sustainable development trendswere carried out. The principles of sustainable development were investigated and indicators for sustainability assessment were developed. The development of sustainability assessment methods and results of their application for sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in Lithuania were analyzed.

Human Ecology Study Group
Research in the field of Society, Culture and Consumption was carried out. The theoretical literature on issues related to memory, tradition, identity, literary sociology and historical anthropology was studied, as well as the methodological literature. All the available information on the investigated communities / townships was familiarized with, including historical data, the old texts and instances of these communities being mentioned in literary sources. The research materials were collected in the course of the fieldwork.
The two chapters for the collective monograph Contemporary Schoolchildren’s Folklore were written: “Schoolchildren’s wizardry” and “Schoolchildren’s paintings”.

Logistic Economic Analysis Group
Research in the field of Investigation of Mixed Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development was carried out. The main analysis was conducted in the field of the economic crisis logistic analysis, and the economic crisis dependence on the degree of market saturation. The dynamics of the invested capital has been tested. The unusual dynamics of the saturated capital markets was found. The debt trap paradox existence was approved. The investment with leverage source of risk was fixed.

Interdisciplinary Research Group
Research in the field of Investigation of Mixed Economy in the Context of Sustainable Developmentwas carried out. The social sciences journal Transformations in Business & Economics (TIBE) was published: Vol. 11, No 1 (25), Vol. 11, No 2 (26), Vol. 11, No 2A (26A), Vol. 11, No 3(27), 2012.

Projects, Programmes, Issues Supported by Lithuanian Research Council

Research project Memory and Identity: Research of Multicultural Borderline Communities.

Research project Pro-ecological Restructuring for Job. 7FP PRORES (2011–2015).

Research project Development of Environmental and Ethical Competence in Leadership and Management.

Research project of Lithuanian agency for science, innovation and technology Infobalsas (Infospeech) in collaboration with “Softdent” Ltd.

COST Action IS0802 The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (TGEG).

Project FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES, Brussels, 11/03/2011REA-P2/ES/EM REA.P.2. (2011) 94772.

Research project Contemporary Schoolchildren‘s folklore.

Project Training in Modern Quantitative Methods and High-Performance Computing for Finance (HPC Finance).

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

Ž. Simanavičienė, G. Šivickas, R. Kovaliov, D. Teresienė, E. Freitakas, V. Snieška, D. Venclauskienė, J. Čiburienė, D. Štreimikienė, R. Kanapickienė, G. Gipienė, K. Rudžionienė. Verslo aplinka Lietuvoje ir Ukrainoje: sektorinė analizė. T. 2. : Verslo aplinka Lietuvoje: sektorinė analizė : mokslo monografija. Kaunas : Technologija, 2011. 581 p.

Parts of the Books

D. Štreimikienė. Climate change mitigation policies and post-Kyoto climate change mitigation regimes: Lithuanian case. Environmental pollution and its relation to climate change / editor: Ahmed El Nemr. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2011, p. 583-617.

Articles

D. Štreimikienė, L. Baležentienė. Assessment of Electricity Generation Technologies Based on GHG Emission Reduction Potential and Costs // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 2A, p. 333-343.

D. Štreimikienė, I. Kiaušienė. Gender equality measurements in Lithuania // Transformations in business and economics / Vilnius University. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Brno University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Management, University of Latvia. Faculty of Management and Economics. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 167-183.

D. Štreimikienė, A. Mikalauskienė. Comparative assessment of the impact of national culture dimensions on traits of organization culture // Intelektinė ekonomika. Vilnius : Mykolo Romerio universitetas. 2012, Vol. 6, nr. 4, p. 534-549.

E. Lassan. Kulturnye scenarii myšlenija i etiketnye internet-žanry (ob internet-pozdravlenijach v četyrech kulturach) // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 22, p. 21-36.

G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė. Mokslinio seminaro apžvalga: tradicijos aktualumas // Respectus philologicus / Vilniaus universiteto Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 21, p. 243-245.

S. Girdzijauskas, D. Štreimikienė, A. Mialik. Economic Growth, Capitalism and Unknown Economic Paradoxes // Sustainability. New Rochelle : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. 2012, Vol. 4, p. 2818-2837.

V. Makarova. Ritoričeskij portret P. A. Stolypina: obraz Rossii v rečach 1906-1911 godov // Naučnyj dialog. Vypusk 8 : Filologija. 2012, Vypusk 8 : Filologija, p. 208-215.

Materials of conferences

V. Rudžionis, R. Maskeliūnas, T. Rašymas. Control of assistive tools using voice interface and fuzzy methods // Business Information Systems : 15th International Conference, BIS 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-23, 2012. Proceedings. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (ISSN 1865-1348), Vol. 117 / Editors : Witold Abramowicz, Dalia Kriksciuniene and Virgilijus Sakalauskas. Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 308-318.

V. Rudžionis, K. Ratkevičius, A. Rudžionis, R. Maskeliūnas, G. Raškinis. Voice controlled interface for the medical-pharmaceutical informacion system // Information and Software Technologies : 18th International Conference, ICIST 2012, Kaunas, Lithuania, September 13-14, 2012 : proceedings / edited by Tomas Skersys, Rimantas Butleris, Rita Butkienė. Series : Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 319 (ISSN 1865-0929). Berlin : Springer, 2012, p. 288-296.

V. Makarova. Kombinirovanije suggestopedii i tradicionnych metodik v prepodavanii russkogo jazyka kak inostrannogo nositeliam litovskogo jazyka (načalnyj urovenj dlia nefilologov) // Russkaja diaspora i izučenije russkogo jazyka i russkoj kultury v inoslavianskom i inostrannom okruženii : meždunarodnyj naučnyj simpozium (Belgrad, 1-2 ijunia 2011 g.) : doklady. Beograd : Slavističko društvo Srbije, 2012, c. 304-309.

R. Dapkus, D. Štreimikienė. Multi-criteria assessment of electricity generation technologies seeking to implement EU energy policy targets // International proceedings of economics development and research. Singapore : International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology. 2012, vol. : 3rd International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, p. 50-56.

G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, I. Šarkiūnaitė. Students' attitudes towards development of oral communicative competence // Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP): proceedings of the 5th international scientific conference, March 21-22, Jelgava. Jelgava : Jelgava printing house, 2012. 2012, No. 5, p. 96-104.

COOPERATION

Jan Kochanovski University, Faculty of Humanities in Kielce (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. G. Bankauskaite-Sereikienė –

Prof. E. Lassan –

Dr. V. Makarova –

  • publishing editor of the journal Respectus Philologicus, http://filologija.vukhf.lt;
  • publishing editor (Russian language) of the the International journal Verbum.

Doc. V. Rudžionis –

  • registered expert for ELSNET (European Network of Excellence in language and speech technologies), http://www.elsnet.org;
  • editorial board member of the intenational journal Northern European Language Technologies (NEALT) (Linkoping, Sweden), http://forums.csc.fi/kitwiki/pilot/view/Nealt/NealtPubl;
  • member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers);
  • member of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association);
  • member of Program committee of  4th Workshop on Applications of Knowledge-Based Technologies in Business (AKTB 2012) in conjunction with 15th international conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012) Vilnius, Lithuania;
  • member of Program Committee of  Workshop on Information Technologies for Disabilities (IT4D) in conjunction with Federated Conference on Computer
    Science and Information Systems (FEDCSIS 2012) Wroclaw, Poland;
  • referee of the journals Informatica and Computational Intelligence.

Prof. D. Štreimikienė –

  • member of International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE);
  • member of Association of Lithuanian Economists;
  • supervision of 5 PhD students;
  • chief editor for the international journal Transformations in Business Economics (TIBE), http://www.transformations.khf.vu.lt;
  • editorial board member of the Baltic Journal on Sustainability. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, http://www.tede.vgtu;
  • editorial board member of IJORTISS international journal of reserach trends in social science;
  • member of expert group for Evaluation - Topic ENV.2013.6.5-2 Mobilizing Environmental Knowledge for Policy and Society (FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage) 2124  November 2012, Brussels, EC;
  • member of expert group for evaluation of IAEA Programme on Capacity Building and Energy Economy Environment Analysis in Sudan, November 2529 2012.