Kaunas Faculty

Kaunas Faculty

Sukurta: 29 July 2017

khf8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 423 222, fax: (8-37) 423 222
E-mail:
http://www.knf.vu.lt

Dean – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kęstutis Driaunys

STAFF

79 teachers (incl. 62 holding research degree), 3 research fellows (incl. 1 holding research degree), 39 doctoral students.

 


RESEARCH AREAS

Modelling and Management of Lithuania’s Social and Economic Development
Poetics, Rhetoric and Linguistics: Fundamental and Applied Research into Literary and Non-literary Texts
Informatics: identification processes, data analysis and visualization, artificial intelligence, the modelling of processes and systems, mathematical logic and discrete structures, innovative teaching methods
Informatics Engineering: technologies of images and signals, parallel calculations, system engineering, estimate experiments, application of information technologies

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2016

M. Valukonis. Central Bank foreign exchange reserves management model.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2016

National conference Sustainable Development: Theory and Practical Implementation 2016

International conference TELL ME: Thought Elaboration: Linguistics, Literature, Media Expression

9th international conference Man in the Space of Language

19th international conference Business Information Systems

13th professor Vladas Gronskas international conference for young scientists Economy Development: Theory and Practice

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2016

Luna, J. M., Cano, A., Sakalauskas, V., Ventura, S. 2016. Discovering useful patterns from multiple instance data. Information Sciences. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc., vol. 357, Accessed on 04.05.2016, p. 23–38, <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020025516302365>.

Šikšnelytė, I., Štreimikienė, D.  2016. Sustainability of electricity markets. Electricity Markets: Impact Assessment, Developments and Emerging Trends. (Randy Douglas, ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers. eISBN: 9781634856232, p. 1–129.

Pučėtaitė, R., Novelskaitė, A., Lamsa, A. M., Riivari, E. 2016. The relationship between ethical organisational culture and organisational innovativeness: comparison of findings from Finland and Lithuania. Journal of Business Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, Accessed on 22.02.2016, p. 1–16, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-016-3051-8 .

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

8 Muitinės, LT-03225 Kaunas
Tel: (8-37) 422 344
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asta Mikalauskienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. R. Čiegis, Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Dr. E. Jasinskas (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. A. Mikalauskienė, Dr. D. Pilinkus (part-time), Dr. R. Pušinaitė- Gelgotė, Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė, Dr. V. Tamulienė (part-time), Dr. I. Kiaušienė (part-time), Dr. J. Greblikaitė (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. R. Bartkutė (part-time), Dr. I. Griesienė (part-time), Dr. I. Šikšnelytė (part-time), Dr. M. Sarvutytė-Gailiūnienė (part-time), D. Ročkė (part-time), M. Sueldo (part-time), Dr. D. Žvirdauskas (part-time), G. Romeika (part-time), D. Jankauskaitė (part-time), S. Jurgelėnas (part-time).
Doctoral students: D. Ročkė, R. Žemaitytė, G. Vilutytė, A. Pukis, M. Radzevičius, K. Andriuškevičius, M. Sueldo, S. Jurgelėnas, P. Boreika, I. Vitkauskaitė, D. Jankauskaitė, I. Mikalauskas, I. Ščiukauskė, A. R. Medeišienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Innovation management
Human resource management
Tourism sustainable development
Business models
Social marketing
Social entrepreneurship, young social entrepreneurs
Social enterprises
Sustainable development, social acceptance of technologies, economic trends, innovations, technological advances

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Suppoted by the University

The Evaluation of Effect of Income Inequality on Sustainable Economic Development. Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Čiegis. 2013–2017.

Links between inequality of income and sustainable economic development and its evaluation using complex indicators were analyzed.

Main publication:

Čiegis, R., Dilius, A., Martinaitytė L. 2016. The evaluation of effect of income inequality on sustainable economic development using IDVI. Applied Economics: Systematic Research. Kaunas: VDU, vol. 10, no. 2, p.13–26.

Interlinkages between Mergers and Acquisitions and Economies. Prof. Habil. Dr. R. Čiegis.

Interlinkages between mergers and acquisitions and national economies were analysed.

Main publication:

Čiegis, R., Andriuškevičius, K. 2016. Interlinkages between mergers and acquisitions and economies. Applied Economics: Systematic Research. Kaunas: VDU, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 85–106.

Sustainability Aspects in Agriculture and Assessment of Financial Risks of Family Farms in Lithuania. Prof. Dr .D. Štreimikienė. 2013–2017.

Sustainability issues in agriculture sector were analysed and methodology for integrated assessment of financial risks of family farms was developed.  The methodology is based on the benefit of the doubt model. The research relies on the farm-level data from Farm Accountancy Data Network and covers the period of 2004–2011. Multiple financial indicators are included in the model to encompass such features as returns, capital structure, cost of capital, and cash flows.

Main publications:

Makutėnienė, D., Baležentis T., Štreimikienė, D. 2016. Energy use and intensity in agriculture across European countries. Montenegrin Journal of Economics, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 85–93, doi: 10.14254/1800-5845.2016/12-1/5.
 
Štreimikienė, D., Baležentis, T., Kriščiukaitienė, I. 2016. Benefit of the doubt model for financial risk analysis of Lithuanian family farms. Economics and Sociology, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 60–68, doi: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-1/4.

The Impact of EU Structural Funds on Green Growth and Sustainable Energy Development. Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Assoc. Prof. A. Mikalauskienė. 2013–2017.
The role of financing from EU Structural Funds (2007–2013) was analysed for enhancement of green growth in the Baltics and Czech Republic and Slovakia. The performed comparative assessment revealed that Czech Republic allocated the highest share of means from EU Structural Funds to enhance green growth. In terms of development of green growth indicators, this country is also among the best performing countries following Estonia.

Main publication:

Štreimikienė, D., Mikalauskienė, A. 2016. Green growth and use of EU structural funds in the Baltic States, Czech Republic and Slovakia. E&M Ekonomics and Management, vol. 19, iss. 2, p. 55–72.

Multi-criteria Assessment of Impact of Energy Sustainability and Competitiveness of the Country. Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė, Dr. I. Šikšnelytė. 2013–2017.

The research deals with types of electricity market organizational models and provides analysis of electricity market models all over the world by presenting their main features, strength and weaknesses. The research provides sustainability assessment methods and develops framework for sustainability assessment of electricity markets.

Main publications:

Siksnelyte, I., Streimikiene, D. 2016. Electricity markets: impact assessment, developments and emerging trends. Monograph. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. p. 1–131.

Streimikiene, D., Siksnelyte, I. 2016. Sustainability assessment of electricity market models in selected developed world countries. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 57, p. 72–82. Journal Impact Factor 7,896. doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.113.

Entrepreneurship Development Problems: Human Resource Management Factors. PhD Student D. Ročkė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė. 2013–2017.

The research deals with expatriate challenges during the repatriation and their potential solutions, formation of skills necessary for the expatriate career during studies.

Main publications:

Ročkė, D. 2016. Ekspatriantų problemos repatriacijos metu ir jų sprendimo galimybės. Žmogiškųjų išteklių valdymo aktualijos. Mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys, elektroninis išteklius, p. 7–14.

Šarkiūnaitė, I. 2016. Ekspatrianto karjerai reikalingų įgūdžių formavimas studijų metu. Žmogiškųjų išteklių valdymo aktualijos. Mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys, elektroninis išteklius, p. 52–61.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Lithuanian Sports University (Lithuania)
Institute of World Economy & International Relations NAS Ukraine (Ukraine)
Information Systems Management Institute (ISMA) (Latvia)
Latvia University of Agriculture (Latvia)
Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen (Bulgaria)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. R. Čiegis –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Greblikaitė –

  • reviewer of the journal Sustainability (ISI Web of Science);
  • editorial member of the journal Forum Scientiae Oeconomia (Poland);
  • chief of organising committee of international conference Rural Development 2017 (Lithuania);
  • reviewer, editorial member of the journal Historia et Litterae. De culturali Masuriae, Masoviae et Civitatum Balticarum confinio, Poland;
  • editorial member of the journal IJBES (Tunisia).

Prof. Dr. E. Jasinskas –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Kiaušienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Mikalauskienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Šarkiūnaitė –

Prof. Dr. D. Štreimikienė –

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

12 Muitinės, LT-44280, Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 422 926
Email:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gailutė Gipienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. R. Kanapickienė (part-time), Dr. K. Rudžionienė, D.r G. Žigienė (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. G. Gipienė, Dr. E. Freitakas, Dr. D. Teresienė (part-time), Dr. R. Klimaitienė.
Lecturers: Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė (part-time), Dr. M. Valukonis.
Doctoral students: D. Gliaubicas, L. Matusevičienė, M. Vijūnas, R. Špicas, S. Mirinavičienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research of corporate finance in Central and Eastern Europe
Evaluation, accounting and reporting on intellectual capital
Theoretical and practical aspects of taxation
The problems of Commercial Bank and Central Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
Research of accounting quality in small and medium-sized enterprises

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Research of Corporate Finance in Central and Eastern Europe. Prof. Dr. R. Kanapickienė, PhD Student R. Špicas. 2013–2017.

The bankruptcy prediction models were analysed. A logistic regression model was developed on the basis of financial ratios in Lithuanian construction, transport and storage companies. Logistic regression model employs the financial ratios which statistically significantly differ in the financial statements of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy companies.

Main publication:

Kanapickienė, R., Špicas, R. 2016. Bankruptcy prediction models: case of the construction and transport & storage sector in Lithuania. New Challenges of Economic and Business Development 2016: international conference: Proceedings. Riga: University of Latvia, p. 344–356.

Evaluation, Accounting and Reporting on Intellectual Capital. Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė. 2013–2017.

The relationship between intellectual capital and company’s performance indicators was analysed, the intellectual capital report template and relating guidelines of the company were created.
The research deals with the way of diclosing the company’s intellectual capital to external users as well as the relationship between intellectual capital and company’s performance.

Main publications:

Ramanauskaitė, A., Rūtytė, L. 2016. Analysis of the relationship between intellectual capital and company’s performance indicators. Science and Studies of Accounting and Finance: Problems and Perspectives, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 138–150.

Ličkienė, D., Ramanauskaitė, A. 2016. Creation of company’s intellectual capital report. Science and Studies of Accounting and Finance: Problems and Perspectives, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 109–121.

The Problems of Commercial Bank and Central Bank in Central and Eastern Europe. Assoc. Prof. E. Freitakas. 2013–2017.

The research deals with credit risk and capital relationship in commercial banks, the assessment of payments balance of Lithuania sustainability and acceptability of its current account.

Main publications:
    
Freitakas, E., Butrimas, G. 2016. Investigation of credit risk and capital relationship in commercial banks operating in Lithuania. Management and Engineering’16: 14th international conference, June 19–23, Sozopol, Bulgaria: conference proceedings. Technical University Sofia, p. 805–816.

Freitakas, E. 2016. Assessment of current account of Lithuania Sustainability. Management and Engineering’16: 14th international conference, June 19–23, Sozopol, Bulgaria: conference proceedings. Technical University Sofia, p. 797–804.

Research of Accounting Quality in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Assoc. Prof. G. Gipienė, Assoc. Prof. R. Klimaitienė. 2013–2017.

The research deals with management accounting instruments that could be successfully used in small medium-sized enterprises and the preparation of an advisory management accounting model for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Main publications:

Klimaitienė, R., Gipienė, G., Monkelytė, J. 2016. Management accounting model for small enterprises. Management and Engineering’16: 14th international conference, June 19–23, Sozopol, Bulgaria: conference proceedings. Technical University Sofia, p. 817–829.

Mockutė, G., Gipienė, G. 2016. Assessment of accounting quality by information aspect. Management and Engineering’16: 14th international conference, June 19–23, Sozopol, Bulgaria: conference proceedings. Technical University Sofia, p. 830–837.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Fribourg University (Switzerland)
School of Business Administration Turiba (Latvia)
University College of Economics and Culture (Latvia)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. K. Rudžionienė –

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Accounting Theory and Practice.

Prof. Dr R. Kanapickienė –

  • president of the Association of Lithuanian Accounting Educators and Researchers;
  • editorial board member 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, www.lar.lt.

Prof. Dr. G. Žigienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Gipienė –

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Klimaitienė –

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

Dr. D. Teresienė –

Dr. A. Ramanauskaitė –

  • member of Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors (LCA), www.lar.lt;
  • certified Internal Auditor (CIA) by IIA Lithuania , www.theiia.org;
  • certified Auditor (CA) by LCA, www.lar.lt.

Dr. M. Valukonis –

  • member of Association of Financial Analysts (Lithuania).

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 422 477
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Danguolė Satkauskaitė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova (part-time), Dr. H. H. Droessiger (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. A. Diomidova, Dr. O. Perov, Dr. Ž. Nemickienė (part-time), Dr. D. Vengalienė.
Lecturers: Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė, Dr. J. Radavičiūtė, D. Aleksandravičienė (part-time), G. Dubauskienė (part-time), L. Fedorčenkienė (part-time), L. Kamičaitytė (part-time).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Linguistic means of the social discourse
Cognitive aspects in the media discourse
Cognitive aspects in political discourse
Translation problems from English to Lithuanian
Literary discourse of contemporary English literature

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Applied Aspects of Linguistic and Interdisciplinary Language Research. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ž. Nemickienė. 2013–2017.
Comparative analysis of translation patterns translating from English to Lithuanian.

Main publication:

Nemickienė, Ž. 2016. The comparative analysis of English-Lithuanian equivalents of must: on the material of book The Principles of Scientific Management by F. W. Taylor. The 4th global virtual conference. Zilina: EDIS - Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, p. 175–180.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS
 
Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius (Lithuania)
St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
Belorussian University of Linguistics (Belorussia)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
Daugavpils Pedagogical University (Latvia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Diomidova –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. O. Perov –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ž. Nemickienė –

Dr. J. Radavičiūtė –

Dr. V. Linkevičiūtė –

DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

8 Muitinės, LT-44280, Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 422 604
E-mail: ,
 
Head – Prof. Dr. Danguolė Satkauskaitė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. H.-H. Droessiger, Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova, Dr. J. Krūminienė, Dr. L. Ulvydienė, Dr.  V. Pasvenskienė, Dr. D. Satkauskaitė.
Associate professors: Dr.  G. Rumšienė, Dr.  E. Alosevičienė, Dr.  J. Kerevičienė.
Lecturers: Dr. I. Šležaitė, Dr. L. Niedzviegienė, Dr. I. Bartkuvienė, R. Mačiulskienė, A. Kuzmickienė, J. Astrauskienė, M. Urbonienė.
Doctoral students: D. Šidiškytė, J. Astrauskienė, G. Buivytė, L. Abraitienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Strategies and problems of audiovisual translation
Terminological foundations of (audiovisual) translation
Interdisciplinarity of audiovisual translation studies
Multimodal research of audiovisual texts
Strategies and problems of audio description
Localization of video games
Semantic and pragmatic problems of text translation
Cognitive aspects of discourse analysis
Translation of culture-bound units; rendering of culturally charged humour in audiovisual translation
Verbal and paraverbal aspects of translation
Translation of structurally complex lexical units
Intercultural communication and translation
Translation technologies
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, fantasy and fiction
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Funded by the University

The Interaction of Text and Context. Prof. Dr. J. Krūminienė, Prof. Dr. T. Solomonik-Pankrašova, Dr. I. Bartkuvienė, Dr. I. Šležaitė, J. Astrauskienė, G. Buivytė, R. Mačiulskienė. 2013–2017.

The research carried out under this project explores the reflection of the myth theme and its motifs in the poetic narrative, deciphering mythic formulas as embedded in the context of the poetic narrative, the metamorphosis of myth into poetry and film, dramatic complexity of novels and plays.

Main publications:

Solomonik-Pankrašova, T., Lobinaitė, V.  2016. Adaptation of the epoch legend of Siegfried: from archetypal hero myth to film. Respectus Philologicus, No. 30 (35), p. 121–130.

Buivytė, G. 2016. The dualism of the "sacred" and the profane" in the poetic narrative of "The Lay of Skirnir" and Lithuanian wedding songs. In Etnolingwistyka. Lublin: Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University, p. 257–276.

Garanašvili, K., Mačiulskienė, R. 2016. F. S. Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby“: Idiosyncrasies of the Main Characters”. In Thought Elaboration: Linguistics, Literature, Media Expression: TELL ME 2015. Kaunas: Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, p. 72–81.

Applied Aspects of Linguistic and Interdisciplinary Language Research. Prof. Dr. D. Satkauskaitė, Prof. Dr. H. Droessiger, Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydienė, Prof. Dr.  V. Pasvenskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Alosevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Kerevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Rumšienė, Dr. L. Niedzviegienė, Dr. I. Koverienė, D. Šidiškytė, L. Abraitienė. 2013–2017.

The main scientific focus was placed on the audiovisual translation, its types, aspects and arising problems. Great emphasis was placed on censorship in translation and the meaning loss on the basis of Grice’s conversational maxims, on the interplay of modes and sub-modes for representation of characters in cartoons, on the efficiency of the subtitling software.

Main publications:

Ulvydienė, L., Huber, A., Agurkytė, Ž. 2016. Communicative anthropology, relativism in literature and modes of censorship in translation. In The Anthropologist. New Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises, vol. 25, no 3, p. 294–303.

Rumšienė, G., Rumšas A. 2016. Translation of overlapping film dialogue. In  Kalba ir kontekstai. Vilnius: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas, vol. 7, no. 1, D. 1, pp. 276–283.

Satkauskaitė, D., Kuzmickienė, A. 2016. Istorinių personažų perteikimas semiotinėmis raiškos priemonėmis animaciniame filme „Ponas Žirnis ir Šermanas“ (anglų, lietuvių, rusų ir prancūzų dubliažų palyginimas)[Semiotic Resources, Rendering Historical Characters in Animated Cartoon “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (English, Lithuanian, Russian and French dubbing)]. In Kalba ir kontekstai. Vilnius: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas, vol. 7, no. 1, D. 1, p. 291–300.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators (Lithuania)
Kaunas National Drama Theatre (Lithuania)
Kaunas State Musical Theatre (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Lithuania)
Joint-stock Company Ltd. Aktida (Lithuania)
 
OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
 
Prof. Dr. H. H. Drößiger –

  • editorial board member of the journal Studies about Languages, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania),http://www.kalbos.lt/.

Prof. Dr. J. Krūminienė –

Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydienė –

Prof. Dr. D. Satkauskaitė –

Dr. L. Niedzviegienė –

J. Astrauskienė –

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATICS

2 Naugardo, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 422 566
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Audrius Lopata

STAFF

Professors: Dr. A. Lopata, Dr. S. Gudas, Dr. V. Sakalauskas, Dr. G. Garšva, Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Dr. R. Butleris (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. K. Driaunys, Dr. V. Rudžionis, Dr. S. Masteika.
Lecturers: Dr. D. Dilijonas, Dr .V. Moskaliova, Dr. M. Ambraziūnas (part-time).
Doctoral students: P. Tamošiūnas, L. Dovydaitis, A. Stravinskienė, T. Rasymas, M. Liutvinavičius, K. Korovkinas, M. Vaitonis, N. Žemaitytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enterprise modelling methods, requirements engineering, enterprise data and knowledge modelling, management of information processing and CASE tools
Decision support systems in financial and currency markets, portfolio management and loan risk analysis, logistic capital accumulation models, financial anomalies and bubbles
Intelligent computational models for integrated research of marketing, e-commerce, e-banking, e-learning and social network information
Complex evaluation of customer behaviour
Dynamic process modelling by applying fuzzy cognitive models
Designing the Quality and Cost containment coherence framework for prudent modelling of innovative health care systems
Development, integrating, and implementing high frequency trading models in financial markets on high-performance computing platforms
Implementing the smart contracts via online transactions and other peer-to-peer-based solutions for the sharing economy in online market places
Development block chain or public ledger via peer-to-peer technology based solutions in autonomous decentralized organizations
Artificial intelligence for speech recognition and analysis technologies (Lithuanian language)
Intelligent models for marketing systems, social networks, e-business, e-learning and e-government

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Intelligent Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Based Applications in Finance, E-Business, Marketing and Health Care. Prof. Dr. V. Sakalauskas, Prof. Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Masteika, Dr. D. Dilijonas, Dr. V. Moskaliova. 2013–2017.

The model for efficient long-term health care by using prudent monitoring concept was proposed. This implies designing cost containment structure, evaluation metrics and budget constraints of specific areas of health care. In order to achieve sustainability of health care and reliable long term forecasting, the researchers propose risk evaluation of relevant conditions and scenarios. The main objective of the research for High Frequency Trading is to check two different statistical arbitrage strategies using nanosecond data of five different future contracts from NYMEX.

Main publications:

Sakalauskas, V., Luna, J. M., Cano, A., Ventura, S.  2016. Discovering useful patterns from multiple instance data. Information Sciences. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc., vol. 357, p. 23–38. (Web of Science, 4.038).

Vaitonis, M., Masteika, S. 2016. Research in high frequency trading and pairs selection algorithm with Baltic Region stocks. Information and Software Technologies. Proceedings of 22nd international conference ICIST 2016, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 13–15, p. 208–217.

Enterprise Modeling and Knowledge Based Information Systems Engineering Research.  Prof. Dr. A. Lopata, Prof. Dr. S. Gudas, Prof. Dr. R. Butleris, I. Veitaitė, A. Stravinskienė. 2013–2017.

Knowledge-based UML dynamic models generation method usage in IS lifecycle design stage research was performed as well as information systems engineering and knowledge-based enterprise modelling towards foundations of theory investigation activities were completed. The paradigm of model driven information systems development that includes business management semantical aspects was proposed during the research period of 2016.

Main publications:

Gudas, S., Lopata, A. 2016. Towards internal modelling of the information systems application domain. Informatica, vol. 27, no. 1, p. 1–29, © Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15388/Informatica.2016.74.
 
Veitaitė, I., Lopata, A., Žemaitytė, N. 2016. Enterprise model based UML interaction overview model generation process. Business Information Systems Workshop Leipzig, Germany, June/Witold Abramowicz (ed.). Berlin: Springer, p. 189–198.

Veitaitė, I., Lopata, A. 2016. Knowledge-based UML dynamic models generation method usage in IS lifecycle design stage; data analysis methods for software systems. 8th international workshop on data analysis methods for software systems, Druskininkai, December 1–3, p. 65–66.

Development of Digital Technologies in Phonetics and Voice Recognition. Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Driaunys, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Rudžionis, Prof. Dr. G. Garšva. 2013–2017.

Several algorithms of deep neural networks for speaker classification and Lithuanian dialogues recognition were investigated. The efficiency of the proposed and investigated methods has been compared with the HMM based algorithms. It has been shown that in good recording conditions and silent environments all methods achieve very similar performance. But in the noisy environments DNN based methods achieve higher recogntion accuracy (about 3% in average).

Research Projects

Dr. Bronislovas Lubys Foundation supported scientific project Value Chain Evaluation Virtual Tool for Business Enterprise, No. R-187. Project manager Prof. Dr. A. Lopata, 01.06.2015–30.06.2016.

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the relevance of Value Added Chain definition in the evaluation process of contemporary organizations and to present the concept of value added chain of small and medium enterprise evaluation model based on principles of control theory.

COST action: European Network for Cost Containment and Improved Quality of Health Care, http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15222 . Management committee members Prof. Dr D. Krikščiūnienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Prof. Dr V. Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Project participant M. Liutvinavičius.

This COST Action aims to support the scientific research and technology development necessary for a breakthrough in the field of cost-containment in healthcare while also maintaining the quality of health care. So far, the EU R&D agenda has under-examined this aspect while in nearly every COST Member Country emerging costs for healthcare are becoming a major societal problem.

COST Association COST Action CA15123: The European Research Network on Types for Programming and Verification (EUTYPES), http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15123 . Management committee members Prof. A. Lopata, I. Veitaitė, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Project participant Prof. S. Gudas.

Types are pervasive in programming and information technology. A type defines a formal interface between software components, allowing the automatic verification of their connections, and greatly enhancing the robustness and reliability of computations and communications. In rich dependent type theories, the full functional specification of a program can be expressed as a type. Type systems have rapidly evolved over the past years, becoming more sophisticated, capturing new aspects of the behaviour of programs and the dynamics of their execution.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

IT-onBase GmbH (Switzerland)
KPT/CPT (Switzerland)
Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
Cordoba University (Spain)
Intellerts BV Utrecht (Netherlands)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. A. Lopata –

Prof. Dr. V. Sakalauskas –

Prof. Dr. D. Krikščiūnienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Masteika –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Rudžionis –

Prof. Dr. G. Garšva –

Prof. Dr. S. Gudas –

DEPARTMENT OF LITHUANIAN PHILOLOGY

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 422 604
E-mail:

Head - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rita Baranauskienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. O. Poliakovas, Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė, Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, Dr. A. Krasnovas, Dr. S. Šarkauskienė, Dr. D. Mikulėnienė (part-time), Dr. R. Miliūnaitė (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Dr. S. Biržietienė, Dr. S. Juzelėnienė, Dr. E. Keturakienė, Dr. R. Kudirka, Dr. I. Mickienė, Dr. S. Keturakis (part-time).
Lecturers: R. Deksnė (part-time), Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė, V. Norvaiša (part-time), Dr. S. Lanzo (part-time), Dr. M. Grigaitis.
Doctoral students: D. Vilkelionok, S. Zelenkienė, S. Amankevičiūtė, L. Buividavičiūtė, V. Seredžiūtė, E. Merkytė-Švarcienė, G. Navikaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Historical awareness in the Lithuanian poetry of the 19th century
Contemporary reception of the literary inheritance and criticism
Research on text and context
Research on literary criticism
Poetics, stylistics and rhetoric of fictional texts and public discourse
Poetics, stylistics and rhetoric 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
Methodology of geolinguistics
Methodology of pictorial metaphors
Exploration of toponyms
Exploration of visual metaphors

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Sociolinguistic and Cognitive Research on Lithuanian Language.  Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė, Prof. Habil. Dr. O. Poliakovas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Juzelėnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Mickienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Kudirka, Lect. Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė. 2013–2017.

Scientific attempts were made at constructing the identity and the variability of the Lithuanian language at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, linguistic and extra linguistic characteristics of the written and spoken texts and other communication systems by applying the analytical principles from the fields of sociolinguistics, perceptual dialectology, geolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, stylistics, rhetoric and semantics.

Main publications:

Aliūkaitė, D., Mikulėnienė, D. 2016. Lietuvos gimnazistų požiūris: išsilavinimas bendrinės kalbos vaizdiniuose. Verbum, nr. 7, p. 18–33.

Gabrėnaitė, E. 2016. Politinio komentaro retorika: žanro transformacijos (The Rhetoric of Political Commentary: Genre Transformations). Respectus Philologicus. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, No. 29 (34) [accessed on 15.11.2016], p. 25–32. URL: <http://www.rephi.khf.vu.lt/images/29_34/Gabrenaite.pdf>.

Mickienė, I., Gailiūnaitė, S. 2016. Radviliškio rajono agronimai: Baisogalos, Radviliškio ir Šeduvos valsčių agronimų darybos linkmės (Agronyms of the Radviliškis District: Trends in the Formation of Agronyms in the Rural Districts of Baisogala, Radviliškis, and Šeduva). Lituanistica. Vilnius: The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Publishing, vol. 62, no. 2 [accessed on 25.10.2016], p. 110–126. URL: <http://www.lmaleidykla.lt/ojs/index.php/lituanistica/article/viewFile/3343/2148>.

Interfaces of Text and Context. Prof. Dr. A. Krasnovas, Prof. Dr. J. Krūminienė, Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, Prof. Dr. S. Šarkauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Keturakienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Biržietienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Keturakis, Lect. Dr. M. Grigaitis, Lect. V. Norvaiša. 2013–2017.

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 (with special attention paid to the advertising) according to the social, cultural, genre and the others contexts, to the mutual interaction of text and context.

Main publications:

Krasnovas, A. 2016. Apie lenkų tremtinius Sibire – išsamiai ir objektyviai Respectus Philologicus. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, no. 29(34) [accessed on 18.11.2016], p. 196–198. URL: <http://www.rephi.khf.vu.lt/images/29_34/Krasnovas.pdf>.

Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė, G., Stravinskaitė, R. 2016. Vyriškumo reprezentacija tarpukario Lietuvos spaudos reklamoje (Masculinity Representation in the Interwar Lithuanian Press Advertising ). Respectus Philologicus, Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities; Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, no. 30 (35) [accessed on 14.11.2016], p. 131–146. URL: <http://www.rephi.khf.vu.lt/images/30_35/Sereikiene_Stravinskaite.pdf>.
 
Biržietienė, S. 2016. Antikinė „lengvoji poezija“: epigramos ypatumai (Ancient “Simple Poetry”: Peculiarities of the Epigram) Respectus Philologicus. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, no. 29 (34) [accessed on 14.11.2016], p. 57–64. URL: <http://www.rephi.khf.vu.lt/images/29_34/Birzitiene.pdf>.

International Research Projects

COST programme. IS1312. Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe (TextLink). Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Juzelėnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Mickienė, Prof. Dr. S. Šarkauskienė. 2013–2017.

Working group is in charge of assembling a list of existing corpora in the various languages, checking copyright issues, and developing a systematic description of each in the form of standardised metadata (to support interoperable search and facilitate comparisons between languages, genres and modes). The web portal administered by the Action will collect the information on those corpora, and assign appropriate meta-data, i.e. giving information on the language data contained in the corpus at stake.

National Research Projects

Projects Supported by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language

The Position of Standard Language in the Mental Map of the Lithuanian Language (Nr. K-5/2014).  Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė. 2014–2016.

The main development and research objectives of this project were as follows: to formulate the methodology and empirical research means for geolinguistic competence research according to the methodological platform of perceptual dialectology; to conduct geolinguistic competence research.  Analysis of a geolinguistic competence and language attitude was carried out. Conference presentations for both national and international conferences were prepared.

Main publications:

Geržotaitė, L., Čepaitienė, A. 2016. Vilkaviškio jaunuolių kalbinė gimtinė: ribos, taisyklingumo ir patrauklumo vertės, Verbum, nr. 7, p. 84–100.

Aliūkaitė, D., Mikulėnienė, D. 2016. Perceptyviosios dialektologijos instrumentai ir tyrimų kryptys: variantų arealai mentaliniuose žemėlapiuose (Biržų atvejis) (Perceptual Dialectology Instruments and Directions for Research: Areas of Variants in Mental Maps (case of Biržai) Acta Linguistica Lithuanica. Vilnius: The Institute of the Lithuanian Language Publishing, vol. 74 [accessed on 19.10.2016], p. 89–120. URL: http://www.lki.lt/LKI_LT/images/Periodiniai_leidiniai/Acta_Linguistica_Lithuanica/acta_74_sp.pdf.

Merkytė-Švarcienė, E. 2016. Tarmių mentalinio žemėlapio (ne)tikslumo veiksniai: tarmės vartojimas vs. nevartojimas. Respectus Philologicus, Nr. 29(34), p. 139–154:  
http://www.rephi.knf.vu.lt/images/29_34/MerkyteSvarciene.pdf).

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute of Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
University of Amsterdam (Nyderlandai)
The University of Wroclaw (Poland)
Jesuit University School of Philosophy and Education IGNATIANUM (Poland)
Jan Kochanovski University of Humanities and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Humanities in Kielce (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. G. Bankauskaitė-Sereikienė –

Prof. Dr. A. Krasnovas –

Prof. Dr. O. Poliakovas –

  • editorial board member of the international journal Respectus Philologicus, http://www.rephi.khf.vu.lt/en/editorial-board;
  • member of the commission of History of Slavistics of the International Committee of Slavists;
  • member of the commission of the Study of Relations between Baltic and Slavonic Languages of the International Committee of Slavists.

Prof. Dr. D. Aliūkaitė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Baranauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Juzelėnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I.  Mickienė, Dr. E. Gabrėnaitė –

Prof. Dr. S.  Šarkauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S.  Biržietienė –

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

8 Muitinės, LT-44280 Kaunas
Tel. (8-37) 202 627
E-mail

Head – Prof. Dr. Virginija Jurėnienė

STAFF

Professor: Dr. V. Jurėnienė.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Novelskaitė (part-time), Dr. D. Pilinkus (part-time), Dr. R. Pučėtaitė (part-time), Dr. A. Rimkutė, Dr. A. Urbonienė.
Lecturers: D. Tomkevičienė (part-time).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cultural industries development in Lithuania
Cultural tourism
Culture and consumption, peculiarities of contemporary cultural needs in Lithuanian society
Educational issues in cultural organisation management
Gender issues in Lithuania
Organizational ethics and corporate social responsibility
Research ethics
Social entrepreneurship

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Society, Culture and Consumption. Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Urbonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Novelskaitė. 2013–2017.

In this project the role of cultural centres in the Lithuanian society, characteristics of artistic activities of these organizations were explored and art therapy was analysed. Art therapy is described as a form of psychotherapy during which a client supervised by an art therapist creates products of art, which helps him/her to improve/recreate functionality and orientation towards well-being.

Main publications:

Jurėnienė, V., Stonytė, A. A. 2016. Kultūros centrų organizuojamų meninių veiklų poveikis bendruomenėms. Acta AVADA Mokslo darbai, Nr. 3, p. 4–22.

Jurėnienė, V.; Matulionytė, E. 2016. Meno terapija kaip produktas: teoriniai aspektai. Kūrybiški metodai reabilitacijoje: biblioterapija ir terapinis rašymas 2016. Recenzuota pranešimų medžiaga tarptautinio seminaro 2016 lapkričio 24–26 d., Klaipėda, p. 55–63.

Culture, Art, Recreation. Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė. 2013–2017.

Exploring the role of cultural centres in the Lithuanian society, characteristics of artistic activities of these organizations and art therapy. Art therapy is described as a form of psychotherapy during which a client supervised by an art therapist creates products of art, which helps him/her to improve/recreate functionality and orientation towards well-being.

Main publications:

Jurėnienė, V., Stonytė, A. A. 2016. Kultūros centrų organizuojamų meninių veiklų poveikis bendruomenėms. Acta AVADA Mokslo darbai Nr. 3, p.4–22.

Jurėnienė, V., Matulionytė, E. 2016. Meno terapija kaip produktas: teoriniai aspektai. Kūrybiški metodai reabilitacijoje: biblioterapija ir terapinis rašymas 2016. Recenzuota pranešimų medžiaga tarptautinio seminaro 2016 lapkričio 24–-26 d., p. 55–63.

Creative Industry, Tourism, Heritage. Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė. 2013–2017.
 
The concepts of cultural and creative tourism, its resources, objectives, benefits and damage to the nature and the society were analysed. Creative tourism is different from cultural tourism in that it provides tourists with experiences through their direct participation in offered tourism activities. Another idiosyncratic feature is that creative tourism travel packs are created by not only tourism organisations, but also communities that have authentic tangible and intangible heritage.

Main publications:

Jurėnienė, V., Radzevičius, M. 2016. Kultūros paveldas, Jurėnienė, V. (sud.) Meno vadyba. Vadovėlis. – Vilnius: Vilniaus universitetas Kauno humanitarinis fakultetas, p. 143–166.

Jurėnienė, V. 2016. Interaction between cultural/creative tourism and tourism/cultural heritage industrines edited by Leszek Butowski Tourism. From Empirical Research Towards Practical Application, p. 137–159,  http://www.intechopen.com/storage/books/5140/authors_book/authors_book.pdf.

Jurėnienė, V. 2016. Reviews on doctoral dissertations. Transformations in Business and Economics. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, vol. 15, no 3 (39), pp. 296303.

Organizational Values in Cross-cultural Context. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtatiė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Novelskaitė. 2013–2017.

Tendencies in corporate social responsibility reporting, drivers and obstacles of development of sustainable enterprises in the country have been analysed. Results of the tested relationship between ethical culture of organization and organizational innovativeness in Lithuanian organizations have been compared with the ones in Finland.

Main publications:

Vasiljevienė, N., Pučėtaitė, R. 2016. Lithuania. Visser, W. (ed.) The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise: A Country-By-Country Analysis of Responsible Business and Social Entrepreneurship, vol. 3: Europe. Greenleaf Publishing Ltd, p. 152–157.

Rudžionienė, K., Pučėtaitė, R., Vaičiulytė, I. 2016. Trends and determinants of social and environmental information disclosure in Lithuanian companies: Literature Review. Zeszyty Teoretyczne Rachunkowości. Theoretical Journal of Accounting, vol. 88 (144), p. 143–162.
    
Pučėtaitė, R., Novelskaitė, A., Lämsä, A.-M., Riivari, E.  2016. The relationship between ethical organisational culture and organisational innovativeness: comparison of findings from Finland and Lithuania. Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 139 (4), p. 685–700.

Management of Cultural Organizations. Communication Management in Social Media. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Urbonienė. 2013–2017.

Different management practices in cultural organizations have been analysed both from the broader perspective and from the perspective of social media. Various aspects of reputation management of cultural organizations in social media were explored.

Main publications:

Jankauskaitė, D., Urbonienė, A. 2016. Organization’s reputation management through content creation and sharing in the social media. Transformations in Business and Economics. Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing, vol. 15, no 3 (39), p. 21–35.

Urbonienė, A., Nagdasova, S. 2016. Organizational culture management in art organizations: a case study. In G. Balachandar, N. Panchanatham, A. Urbonienė (eds.) Innovations and Global Human Resource Management Practices by 2050. Coimbatore: Bonfring, p. 237–242.

Urbonienė, A. 2016. Storytelling in country branding: a semiotic approach. International Journal on Global Business Management and Research. Chennai: RI Publications, vol. 5, no 2. p. 17–30.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)
National Food Technologies University of Kiev (Ukraine)
Swedish School of Social Sciences (Sweden)
University of Jyväskylä, School of Business and Economics (Finland)
University of Tampere, School of Management (Finland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Pučėtaitė –

  • editorial board member of the international journal EJBO – Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Studies, publisher: Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON), Finland (ejbo.jyu.fi);
  • editorial board member of the international peer-reviewed journal Journal of Management and Change, published by Estonian Business School, included in EBSCO Business Source Complete database (http://www.ebs.ee/en/research/research-and-development/ebs-review-2/editorial-board-6-2/);
  • National expert in the project WeStart: Mapping Women’s Social Entrepreneurship in Europe coordinated by European Women Lobby;
  • member of international advisory board in the WeAll - Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life project funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland (2015–2020), carried out by Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Hanken School of Economics, http://weallfinland.fi/weall-contact-information-and-research-team.html.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Urbonienė –

  • editor-in-chief of the journal International Journal on Global Business Management and Research, publisher Rajalakshmi Engineering College, India, http://www.rajalakshmi.org/ijgbmr/.

Prof. Dr. V. Jurėnienė –