Department of Computer Science

Projects

The Department of Informatics boasts a project proposal preparation team working under diverse national and international programmes. The work of the team has brought considerable results, preparing numerous individual or partnership project proposals under diverse international programmes. The Department lecturers have been taking an active part in implementing numerous national and international projects.

We have developed and presented the following 6 project proposals as a main project organiser:

  • ESPRIT – LLP - Grundtvig – 2008
  • Establishment of a network of school clubs under the Multimedia Operative Programme for Human Resource Development, as a part of the Let’s Make School More Attractive to Young People 2009 Funding Scheme.
  • euMiLeS – Reducing the Quantity of Adult Students Dropping out of EU Universities - Lifelong Learning Programe KA3 ICT, Multilateral projects, 2009
  • New IT Curriculum and ECTS Implementation in Kazakhstan – NITKA – TEMPUS4, Joint project – 2011
  • Implementation of automatic control system for marine vessel management – under the 7th Framework Programme, 2011
  • Student Generative Art – Culture Directorate, Varna Municipality, 2011

We have participated in the preparation and presentation of 11 projects proposals as a partner:

  • CAMPUS – A Virtual Campus to Support Higher Education Institutions to Share, develop and implement pedagogies, contents and services for the use of ICT in lifelong learning - Lifelong Learning Programe – 2009;
  • XFER - INTERREG IVC Information Society – 2009;
  • Development of methods of IT infrastructure visualization at scientific research organizations – 2009;
  • IEEE 09 - Intelligent Energy Experience (Intelligent systems for expert evaluation of energy efficiency), 2009;
  • COMPENDIA (Communication and Promotion in Energy Data for Innovative Actions) IEEE10 – SELAP Local Sustainable Energy Action Plan – 2010;
  • Virtual Energy Laboratory for optimising energy performance in collective buildings EN.V.L.O.P. - Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP), ICT Call 7, FP7-ICT-2011-7 – 2010;
  • Intelligent Energy Europe 2011 – Priority 12.4.3 (Energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings). Building Energy Sustainable Technologies (BEST) – Development of a virtual energy efficiency laboratory;
  • Giving start to an international MA programme in Open Source Technology with a joint curriculum between VFU and some of its European partners from the Netherlands, Spain and Great Britain, under Lifelong Learning Programme, and Erasmus Multilateral Projects: Curriculum Development 2011;
  • Greece-Bulgaria European Territorial Cooperation Programme 2007-2013: Provision of premises for a Greek-Bulgarian Centre for Postgraduate Medicine Studies, using web 2.0 (social) and web 3.0 (semantic) technology – 2011;
  • European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013, Innovation Network between Bulgaria and Greece – 2011;
  • European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013, supporting human resource development by means of establishing intermediation centres in Bulgaria and Greece – 2011.

The Department has also realized the following 2 projects:

  • "Adaptation of the professional qualification of students to the business sector’s requirements" – BG051PO001/07/3.3-01/68 – Operative Programme for Human Resource Development – 2008–2009;
  • "Businesses as a partner to Computer Science students in the process of education" – BG051PO0001-3.3.03/46 – Operative Programme for Human Resource Development – 2010-2011.

We have participated in the following 7 projects:

  • Cross-border cooperation – instruction of physicians from distant regions, under SOCRATES Programme 114046-CP-1-2004-1-2004-1 BG Erasmus-TN "Doctоral Education in Computing" – 2007-2008;
  • "Technical assistance for the legal system", PHARE 2007;
  • BG2004016-711.11.01-2.009 TEMPO – Instruction in event management, incl. access to entrepreneurship opportunities – 2008-2009;
  • INTERREG III A - RURAL DOCTORS – Providing further instruction and expanding the skills of doctors working in border regions, in the fields of technology and social medicine, based on use of multimedia and internet – 2007- 2008
  • 3D Digitization of Cultural Heritage – Xanthi, INTERREG IVC 2007-2008.
  • "Information and Communication Technology Action Plan – in Support of Lifelong Learning", LLP 2010–2011
  • "Challenging the ICT qualification and innovations in Bulgaria" - SEMP – 2010–2012