The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Investment into Advanced Technology in Manufacturing Companies


Speaker: Prof. Josef Hynek
Affiliation: University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 11:00-12:00 EET
Host: Yanos Sazeides ( and Andreas Kyprianou (

We are surrounded by technology and it is without any doubt that some pieces of technology are strongly associated with our social status or our social aspirations. We prefer to have the latest mobile phone, netbook or tablet. We do not mind that we are unable to utilize half of its features but we simply need it. And we are willing to pay for that. Industrial companies in economically developed countries rely on utilization of modern technology too. They are pushed to cut the cost whenever it is possible and one would expect that their decisions about technology would be based on clear calculations and that some sophisticated methods must be used there. Taking into account the amount of money that is invested into manufacturing technology worldwide it is an interesting issue to learn more about the relevant decision making processes. We studied the problems intensively for more than a decade and selected results of our research will be presented at the seminar.

Short Bio:
Prof. RNDr. Josef Hynek, MBA, Ph.D, is the Rector of the University of Hradec Králové. His background is in theoretical cybernetics (Charles University in Prague) and information management (University of Hull, UK). He was a member of the founding team that established Faculty of Informatics and Management of the University of Hradec Kralove in 1993 and he served two terms as the dean of the school there. His research team carried out several international scientific projects in the field of the advanced manufacturing technology utilization. He is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical Engineering), ALP (Association for Logic Programming), and member of the scientific board of several Czech universities. He is the finalist of the “Manager of the year 2010” competition and his leadership skills were also appreciated by Microsoft Corporation within the project Heroes Happen Here in 2008.

The colloquium is jointly organized by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus.

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Sponsor: The CS Colloquium Series is supported by a generous donation from Microsoft