Through the prism of quality management: modern trends of development of economy and society were discussed at ETU

Through the prism of quality management: modern trends of development of economy and society were discussed at ETU

On September 24-30, 2017 International scientific and technical IEEE-2017 conference "Quality Management, Transport and Information Security, Information Technologies" (IT&QM&IS – 2017) was held at ETU.

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This traditional prestigious international conference, which is annually held in the different cities of Russia, took place in St. Petersburg at ETU for the first time. Organizers of the conference were: ETU "LETI"; Russian University of Transport; Kabardino-Balkarian State University of H.M. Berbekov; Institute of design-technology informatics of RAS; Interregional public organization "Academy of Quality Problems of the Russian Federation"; European center for quality; Russian Northwest section IEEE; Association on certification "Russian Register". Representatives of over 90 Russian and foreign higher education institutions and scientific organizations participated in the conference.

In his welcoming speech, rector of ETU, Doctor of Engineering, professor Vladimir M. Kutuzov emphasized the special importance of perspective of the conference from the point of view of development of economy and society in general. Quality management is a deep and comprehensive subject, which puts problems and requires our joint solution. Without information technologies it is impossible to develop any industry, transport, social sphere today. Transport and information security is the direction which is situated at the most advanced edge of science and technology, development of all society and has global appointment.

In his welcoming speech chairman of Russian Northwest section IEEE Mikhail Y. Shestopalov emphasized the importance of growth publications quality under the auspices of IEEE, indexed in Scopus base.

Director of IKTI RAS (Moscow) Sergey A. Sheptunov thanked organizers of the conference and LETI for the opportunity to hold there the conference attractive not only by interesting and various subject of reports, but also by the opportunity to create new professional communications, to involve experience and competences of supporter scientists in carrying out cross-disciplinary scientific developments.

During four working days participants of the conference could tell about their practices and exchange the latest scientific data on current problems within 14 scientific directions.

The following questions according attracted great interest of mature researchers and young conferees – students and graduate students: how to apply digitalization to the solution of management tasks and expert assessment of transport and logistic projects and processes of their life cycle; what result is yielded by synergetrics of information and communication technologies and tools of quality in tasks of engineering management; the way quality management and digital technologies are integrated and others.

New tendencies in the field of international standards, including methods, approaches and tools of risk management were told by representatives of "Russian Register". Questions of risk management, management of uncertainty, approaches to adoption of safe administrative decisions, problems of introduction and audit of system of risk management were also considered within separate section.

Current trends in engineering education, training for digital economy Including principles and technologies of smart education were discussed at the section meeting "Preparation and retraining of personnel for information society".

Culture and quality of international publications became a key subject of School of young scientists, graduate students, undergraduates and students "Quality. Innovations. Education". Young researchers were told how to choose magazines for the international publications and about opportunities, given by IEEE for the aid to authors of scientific articles, they were also acquainted with technique of the publication of articles in Scopus.

Reports of participants are published in the conference information package in Russian and English. With assistance of IEEE they will be published in collection of electronic library IEEE Xplore and indexed by the international base of scientific citing Scopus