The conference is organized by the Department of Management at the UNWE and by Bulgarian Academic Simulation And Gaming Association (BASAGA). It is also technically co-sponsored by IEEE Young Profesionals Bulgaria, Data Science Society, Financial Engineering Solutions, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Business Excellence Center at UNWE and Eudaimonia Production Ltd.
The conference it is meant to be vanguard bound, free choice based, without parallel sessions, heavily discussion oriented, improvised, low cost.
It is expected, without being obligatory, that every participant prepares expressive presentations on vanguard topics in the wide scope of management. If you are unable to participate personally, these are the alternative options: 1) Participate via video-conference - through the official zoom channel of the conference 2) send a poster(PPT, DOC or PDF format), which would be appraised and discussed by the participants at the conference; 3) send a video-poster (short video, showing the main points of your presentation), for which you would also receive a feedback.
Some of the proceedings of the conference, the ones with the most vanguard spirit and with the high scientific level will be published as articles in a volume of the electronic journal “VANGUARD SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS IN MANAGEMENT” (ISSN 1314-0582) on the specially designed website https://vsim-journal.info. After the end of the conference the authors, selected for publishing will be specifically notified that their texts are accepted for publishing for a special issue, registered in Scopus and Web of Science. The authors are expected to submit full texts of the papers in english shortly after the conference (around 30 November).
Papers with high scientific and vanguard level presented live and discussed at the conference are accepted for publishing, presuming that the authors have reflected all questions, comments and ideas from the conference discussion. Papers not presented at the conference and ones which failed to reflect the feedback, follow the procedure of blind peer review before publishing. The requirements and instructions for submitting the papers for publishing/review in the automated online system are available at https://vsim-journal.info.
We are expecting your applications at https://bit.ly/vsim-conf no later than 28 August 2023 and it should contain at least the following information: title of the paper, key words, authors, contact information. Participants who would need an invitation to obtain visa for EU should additionally contact us (no later than 30. July 2023). The participation fee is €60 or 120 BGN. Additional payment after the conference would be required for the papers selected to be published in the special issue. Deadline for payment is 31. August 2023 at the bank account of the conference, (please click on the box below).
Conference fee per attendant
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Note: Representatives of UNWE and BASAGA and all students are exempt from paying fee.
Prof. Eng. PhD Angel Marchev - chairman
Prof. PhD Tzvetana Stoyanova
Prof. PhD Georgi Chankov
Prof. PhD Mihail Motzev
Prof. PhD Teodor Sedlarski
Prof. PhD Septemvrina Kostova
Prof. PhD Tamara Teplova
Prof. Eng. PhD Boyan Lomev
Prof. PhD Kaloyan Haralampiev
Prof. PhD Stanimir Kabaivanov
Prof. Eng. PhD Alexander Efremov
Prof. PhD Gurjeet Dhesi
Prof. PhD Ling Xiao
Prof. PhD Philip Stoyanov
Prof. PhD Atanas Atanasov
Prof. PhD Angel Marchev, Jr.
Prof. dr. math. sci. Mladen Savov
Prof. PhD Nikolay Hinov
Prof. PhD Mariyan Milev
Prof. Eng. PhD Nadya Mironova
Prof. PhD Matilda Alexandrova
Prof. PhD Violeta Kasarova
Prof. dr. sci. Maya Lambovska
Prof. PhD Mariana Kuzmanova
Prof. PhD Georgi Chankov
Prof. PhD Kiril Georgiev
Prof. PhD Boryana Bogdanova
Prof. PhD Kamen Petrov
Prof. PhD Miglena Angelova
Prof. PhD Tania Kicheva
Disscussion topic: Longevity and Transhumanism
Opening of the conference - Angel Marchev Sr.
What Needs to Happen to Save Civilization by 2025 - Gennady Stolyarov II (online)
The most challenging obstacles hindering the abolition of aging - David Wood (online)
Longevity education and advocacy – essential, yet underappreciated determinants of the longevity field - Ilia Stambler (online)
#Metoo … and Transhumanism ? - Marc Roux (online)
Statement on Longevity and Transhumanism, 2023-10-01 - Angel Marhev Sr.
European Health Data for Longevity Research. How to share better, faster, with better curation - Didier Coeurnelle (online)
Bulgarian Yogurt Business Game: Longevity and transhumanism aspects - Angel Marchev Sr., Angel Marchev Jr.
Holistics of personal enhancement (Enhansmenetics) - Emanuil Manseiv, Svetlozar Manasiev
Fifth Labor of Hercules (Augean Stables) OR how to fight ignorance - Angel Marhev Sr.
BASAGA: Gamefication in management
Experiential Hybrid Engagement - Aneta Key (online)
Gamifications and Teamwork in Gather.Town Environment - Angel Marchev Jr., Angel Marchev Sr.
Prototyping in Design Thinking using LEGO - Marina Kamenova
Fostering Cultural Awareness and International Employability of Students through Collaborative Educational Approach - Petar Petrov
Discussion topic: Education in 21 century
The Transhumanist Odyssey: Meditations on the Movement and Worldview - Natasha Vita-More (online)
Can we use ChatGPT and other AI tools to create a full marketing campaign for the performing arts? - Ina Stanoeva
Tools for Teaching Artificial Intelligence - James Osondu, Nikolay Netov
The EBSI projects in Bulgaria: State-of-the-art - Petko Ruskov, Peter Blagov
Integration of Big Data and Blockchain Technologies - Ivan Lambov
CBDC - Digital Euro - Lyudmil Anatchkov
Human Activity Recognition case - Boyan Davidov, Boyan Markov, Simona Mircheva
Professional life and motivation: Are they predictable in times of change? - George Mengov, Irina L. Zinovieva
Teaching Economics with R and ‘learnr’ - Lyuben Ivanov
Methodology for synthesizing an anonymized multidimensional dataset of financial and economic data at the individual level, integrating demographic and personal characteristics. - Vasil Marchev, Angel Marchev, Jr., Valentin Mitkov, Daniel Masarliev
Cold start modeling - Dimitar Lyubchev, Gergana Kalcheva
Discussion topic: Modeling complex systems
Paradigm Shift with Multiple Stage Selection Procedures - Angel Marchev Sr., Angel Marchev Jr.
Multiple Stage Selection Procedures: MATLAB Implementations - Angel Marchev Jr., Angel Marchev Sr.
Predictive Approach to Model Selection and Validation in Statistical Learning Networks - Mihail Motzev
Applying Genetic Algorithms for Optimizing Program Increment Planning in Software Development Teams - Dimitar Lyubchev, Angel Marchev Jr.
Application of Bayesian Periodogram Analysis for Predicting Number of Passengers for On-demand Public Transport in Sofia - Kaloyan Haralampiev
Transdisciplinary approach for enhancing individual performance - Alexander Balabanov, Emanuil Mansiev
Predictive models for bus arrival times in Python - Michaela Atanassova, Dimitre Tomov, Lalka Stoeva, Daniel Masarliev
The conference hall
Discussion topic: Financial engineering solutions
Analysis of one model describing the dynamic of the wealth of nations - Andrey Zahariev, Mariyan Milev
Hybrid models for trading in preferred stocks - Constantin Georgiev, Boyan Lomev
A methodology for the analysis of net income from sales of production in relation to the profitability of sales and the degree of business risk for the enterprise - Rositsa Ivanova
Interest rate’ determinants originating in the public sector - Kamelia Asenova
Guidelines for improving the quality of the independent financial audit - Maia Natchkova (online)
Optimising the use of electric vehicles - Georgi Chankov, Milena Mracenkova
Efficient Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation for Pricing American Options Under Discrete Hypothesis - Mariyan Milev, Evgeniya Yankova (poster)
Stock returns on Bucharest Stock Exchange during the second half of February - Ramona Dumitriu, Razvan Stefanescu (poster)
Economic motivations for the communist regime from Romania to improve political relations with United States - Razvan Stefanescu, Ramona Dumitriu (poster)
Informal discussions & networking in groups
Discussion topic: Public Policies
Use of e-services by SMEs in Bulgaria - Jelyu Vladimirov, Olya Harizanova
The gatekeeping of the machines: some social consequences of the information filtering in social media - Antoaneta Getova (online)
Landscape valorization models for regional development - Kamen Petrov
Analysis of the current state of the fight against climate change in Bulgaria - Nikolay Yordanov (online)
Publish or perish results in multiple economic vicious cycles - Angel Marchev, Jr.
All events of the conference will be held at the
UNWE Study & Relaxation Center in Ravda, approx.
30 km. north of Burgas at the Black Sea Coast.
The best travel option is to fly to Burgas International
Airport. On your request you will receive more details on
transportation from Sofia and/or Burgas to Ravda.
For your convenience here is the contact information of some nearby hotels (also click on the links),
and of course every participant should find the best suitable accommodation for him/herself.
Booking.com / Ravda / September
AirBnB / Ravda / September
Trivago / Ravda / September
UNWE Study & Relaxation Center
2 Kraybrezhna Street,
The ultimate topical directions of the conference will be précised based on the proposed presentations. We are open to any suggestion. So far, the following could be indicated (click to expand):
• Contemporary opportunities for longevity and transhumanist’s R&D
• Transhumanism: Let’s do it!
• Radical Life Extension
• Personal Enhancement
• Mind Uploading
• AI and Transhumanism
• Education on Longevity and Transhumanism
• Emerging ethical, legal, sociological, technological issues
• Vanguard technologies, entrepreneurship and investments
• Rapid digitalization of Global education
• New educational reality of 21 century
• The teacher: from systematization authority to motivational facilitator
• Docendo discimus: learning by teaching
• The emerging non-paper textbook
• E-communications with the trainees
• E-education applied in business
• The flipped classroom
• Gaming layer around the World
• Applications of game dynamics
• Transforming of work environment to gaming reality
• Virtual gaming worlds
• The business of game development
• Fuzzy approaches
• Chaos theory and fractals
• Multi-stage selection
• Evolutional algorithms
• Neural Networks
• Models of investors
• Evaluating investment securities
• Numerical methods for investment problems
• Implementation of efficient investment solutions
• Active and passive adaptivity
• Decisions under risk and uncertainty
• Automated decision making
• Holonization and virtual organizations
• Self-perfecting organizations
• Business applications of cybernetic theory
• Methods for business analysis: a new reading
• Leadership and emotional intelligence
• Vanguard ideas in project and process management
• Start-up Evaluation
If you have any questions (regarding the travel, accommodation,
visa, etc.) You could contact us. Any additional ideas for the
conference are welcome. We are expecting your suggestions and
Angel Marchev, Jr.