INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES - BAS

Department: Information Processes and Systems
Head of Department: Associate Professor Ivan Mustakerov, PhD

    Permanent Scientific Staff
  • Prof. Yordan Beyazov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivan Mustakerov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Daniela Borissova, PhD
  • Research Associate Dimitar Trifonov
  • Research Associate Nikolay Ivanov
  • Research Associate Vladislava Grigorova
  • Research Associate Eng. Vlaiko Peichev

  •     PhD Students
  • Petia Dimitrova Joncheva
  • Petar Mihajlov Halachev

  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
    RESEARCH AND APPLIED PROJECTS (last 3 years)
    INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
    SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
    BOOKS
    The lists of selected publications are available within the IPS researchers' CV.

    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
    The Information Processes and Systems (IPS) departament carry out scientific and applied investigations of various processes and systems in the information technologies areas.

    The basic thematic investigations directions of the IPS departament are:
    Computer-aided modelling and design in engineering systems - operations research for modelling, design and control of processes and systems; software systems for information processing; 3D CAD modelling and simulation in micro- and nanotechnology; reprogrammed logical devices for signal processing; VHDL; modelling and optimization for night vision devices.
    Multimedia systems and tools for e-learning - methods and software tools for e-learning; Web-based applications and Web design.
    Fluid information technologies - fluid systems for information processing and automation of processes and systems

    The qualification specifics of the IPS researchers cover:
    operations research for modelling, design and control of processes and systems,
    software systems for information processing,
    modelling and optimization for night vision devices,
    fluid systems for information processing and automation of processes and systems,
    3D CAD modelling and simulation for micro- and nano-processes and systems,
    signal processing, reprogrammed logical devices and VHDL using,
    methods and software tools for e-learning,
    Web-based applications and Web design.


    RESEARCH PROJECTS (last 3 years)
    Optimization methods by means of Java-technology. Research project of IIT-BAS, 2006-2009. Developing of Java-technology software tools for using of optimization methods in different application fields as:
  • G-Data - software system for combinatorial graph algorithms,
  • G-opti - software system for linear programming tasks using Lindo API.
  • Investigarions of night vision devces design by operational research methods. Research project of IIT-BAS, 2006-2009. Developing and application of combinatorial optimization methods for night vision devices (goggles, binoculars, scopes) design by choosing optoelectronic channel elements (objective, image intensifier tube, ocular) and other mechanical elements (electrical bateries type and number, construction, etc.). The reasonable combinatorial choice method is developed and implemented in NVDpro - software system for night vision devices design
    Investigation of the influence of the gate system design parameters on the injection moulding of optical disc substrates using computer aided design and simulation, Research project of IIT-BAS, 2006-2009. The project is aiming on developing 3D CAD models of the basic types of the sprue system to determine a range of gate size parameters and correct gate location towards central hole thickness. The investigation results will give a possibility for future research of the influence of the sprue system design on the process of precise micro-scale information pits replication. By means of iterative steps in the frame of the simulation program MoldflowXpress (integrated with SolidWorks), a range of values of the gate size for all of the given above sprue system are obtained allowing easy mould cavity filling. The project results are presented on international conferences:
  • 9-th and 10-th Workshop Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 27-28 november, 2008, Sofia, 4M2007 Network of Excellence on Multi-Material Micro Manufacturing,
  • 3th-5th October 2007, Borovets, Bulgaria, 4M2008 Network of Excellence on Multi-Material Micro Manufacturing,
  • 9th-11th September 2008, Cardiff, UK, I*PROMS Network of Excellence on Innovative Production Machines and Systems, 2-13 July 2007, I*PROMS
  • 3th Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, 01 - 14 July 2008, Journal Cibernetics and Information Technologies
  • Investigation of information precesses in fluid mediums, Research project of IIT-BAS, 2006-2008.  

    APPLIED PROJECTS (last 3 years)
    Manufacturing sheduling and stock control in SME, Contract with Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) and ALOE Ltd. 2007-2009. The main research and applied activities of the project are carried out in collaboration with ALOE Co Ltd. and include:
  • Study and selection of basic mathematical models for production scheduling and inventory control in small and medium enterprises.
  • Development of computational algorithms for production scheduling and inventory control and programming of software modules implementing the algorithms.
  • Integration of the software modules in a program system intended to support the technological management of small and medium enterprises.
  • Innovative information technologies in wind park design, Contract with Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) and Freemasanry Ltd. 2007-2009. Innovative methods are used for optimal wind parks design. The developed methods include single and multicriteria optimizaton tasks formulation and are to be implemeted in research prototype software system.
    Optimal planning of the details and units production for CNC metalworking machines, Contract with Ministry of Education and Science and RAIS Ltd. (2006-2007) An optimization method for job shop scheduling of multiple details dependant processing on diffferent machines is developed. The method is realized by means of MS Excel Solver tool and the resulting schedules are implemented in the pracrice of Bulgarian company RAIS Ltd.
    Developing of Pedagogical Journals Editorial Board of Ministry of Education and Sciences Web site. Contract with PJEB - MES, 2007. The developed Web site is popularising the numerous publications of Pedagogical Journals Editorial Board of Ministry of Education and Sciences. It is accessed on Internet address http://www.grpi.iit.bas.bg/

    INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION:
    Theoretical methods for distributed information networks and systems design, 2006-2009, Contract with Russian Academy of Sciences The general aim of the joint project is the development of theoretical and practical aspects for the design and realization of distributed networks and systems. Within the project it is planned to develop new methods and algorithms for synthesis of the architecture, the estimation of productivity, the selection and optimizing of parameters of network protocols, the investigation on the quality of transferred information and other problems of the design and realization of the information networks and systems. Special attention will be put on the developing of methods for analytical and simulation modeling of the modern broadband wireless networks for information transmission, which are main lines of the development of telecommunication industry. The focus is on the research work will be in the field of information resources integration and the design of integration platforms. The developed methods will be verified and applied on construction of distributed information networks and systems by using of wireless broadband communication and web architectures.
    with Institute of Spectroscopy of Russian Academy of Sciences (2002 - 2005)  

    SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
    1. NVDpro - Software system for night vision devices design, (NVDpro - free demo version).
    2. G-Data - Software system for combinatorial graph algorithms (Screenshot)
    3. E-Learning Course on Programming in C
    4. E-Learning Course on Basics of Pneumatics (Demo)
    5. E-Learning Software system for students self-testing (Demo)
    6. INFO 3 - Information system for scientific and application activities of GFI - BAS, 2003. (Screenshot)
    7. INFO 2 - Information system for scientific and application activities of CLHG - BAS, 2002.
    8. INFO 1 - Information system for scientific and application activities of IIT - BAS, 2001.

    BOOKS
    1. Ivanov, N. Reprogrammed devices algebra - part 2, (in Bulgarian), Atika, Sofia, 2008
    2. Ivanov, N. Reprogrammed devices algebra - part 1, (in Bulgarian), Atika, Sofia, 2003.
    3. Bogdanov D., I. Mustakerov. C Programming Language, (in Bulgarian), "Technika", Sofia, 1989, pp. 230
      preprints 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008.
    4. V. Grigorova, T. Atanasova, H. Daskalova, Publication in the Internet (training aid in Bulgarian), 2004, (98 p.), KTP Publishing house, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    5. Graham Curtis. Business Information Systems (authorized Bulgarian translation D. Bogdanov, I. Mustakerov), "Ivan Vazov", Sofia, 1995, pp. 599.

    Last update: March 2009