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Factors influencing of shrinkage processes in wood – an overview

M. Todorova, N. Bardarov, V. Todorov, T. Pancheva

Scientific articles 2023 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2023, бр. 2, т. 99

4 с. , ISSN: 1311-4506

Geometric and Topological Bases of a New Classification of Wood Vascular Tissues, Part 2: Classification of Vessels According to Their Grouping

Bardarov N.; Christoff N.; Todorov Vl.

Scientific articles 2022 (in english)

MDPI Sustainability. 2022, Vol.14, Issue 4, Article Num. 2031.

e-ISSN: 2071-1050

Bulgarian traditional folklore celebrating food and sustainability

Bogueva, D.; Marinova, D.; Todorov, V.

Scientific articles 2021 (in english)

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Volume 12, Issue 3

pp. 1-14 , ISSN: 1941-868X, e-ISSN: 1941-8698

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Being an integral part of the past cultural heritage, the traditional Bulgarian folklore festivals, carnivals, and celebrations are continuing to promote sustainable practices that venerate and respect nature. The article focusses specifically on celebrations related to food and plant growing. It reviews the intangible cultural heritage of the Bulgarian folklore, including traditions whose roots originated from pagan rituals but continue to be observed now. A description of the Kukeri carnival, Trifon Zarezan, Baba Marta, Peperuda (Butterfly), Rose Festival, Nestinari dancing rituals, and Enyovden are provided within a sustainability context. A common feature between these celebrations is the respect for nature and its healing capacity with people being perceived as part of the natural world. These traditional folklore festivities have survived the test of time with very little commercialisation. Food plays a major role in them, but most importantly, they help maintain the community spirit and social bonding.

Geometric and topological bases of a New classification of wood vascular tissues. Part 1: Shape and arrangement classifications of vessels

Bardarov N.; Todorov Vl.; Christoff N.

Scientific articles 2021 (in english)

MDPI Sustainability. 2021, Vol.13, Issue 14, article Num. 7545.

e-ISSN: 2071-1050

Linking Folklore to Agricultural Sustainability Accounting in Bangladesh

Khan, M.; Marinova, D.; Todorov, V.

Scientific articles 2021 (in english)

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Volume 12, Issue 1

pp. 46-57 , ISSN: 1941-868X, e-ISSN: 1941-8698

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The Bangladeshi folklore cultural heritage embraces myriad proverbs, adages, sayings, folktales, and folksongs, including the songs of the Baul mystic minstrels. Many are linked to various aspects of agriculture – from tilling to harvest, storage of yields, and consumption. The paper draws on this folklore to develop the concept of traditional sustainability accounting in agriculture. Although without formal quantification, these proverbs and songs guide agricultural practices in rural Bangladesh maintaining a socio-economic system that promotes sustainable activities, counteracts the damage caused by the 1970 Green Revolution, and encourage sustainability accounting. In recent years, Bangladesh has achieved many of the Millennium Development Goals but has also witnessed environmental deterioration. An agro-ecological management informed by folklore and traditional wisdom has the potential to transform the country’s progress along the lines of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Common Ontology of Sustainable Development

Deliyska, B.; Todorov, V.; Ivanova, A.

Scientific articles 2020 (in english)

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Volume 11, Issue 4

pp. 55-69 , ISSN: 1941-868X, e-ISSN: 1941-8698

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Sustainable development in its various aspects is a multifaceted and contradictory concept, interpreted by multiple sources. This study exposes the need to explore and develop a productive coevolutionary approach to build modular ontological metamodel of sustainable development including a set of interconnected ontologies and instance databases. Based on a review and on an analysis of existing ontologies in this area, a methodology for building common ontology of sustainable development is proposed as a top level of the metamodel. Using terminology from well-established and authoritative sources in the area, as well as the methods, the resources, and the standards of Semantic Web, the methodology contains stages: exploring the SD concepts; controlled vocabulary and thesaurus creating; ontology formalization, verification, querying, and publication. Relationships with the respective domain and other related to sustainable development ontologies are established. In conclusion, the results and the future development of the ontological metamodel are discussed.

Model of GIS-based application for firm competitiveness analysis

Deliyska, B.; Todorov, V.; Ivanova, A.

Scientific articles 2020 (in english)

KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, vol. 42.3

pp. 549-553 , e-ISSN: 1857-923X, p-ISSN: 2545-4439

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The use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for data presenting and analyzing in various areas of modern society becomes more and more relevant and aproved. GIS provide rich opportunities for complex analysis of many economic indicators combined with spatial (geographical) data. The competitiveness consolidating such indicators isa complex and multifaceted concept measured by index highly depending on the level of awareness in technological, organizational and managerial aspects. This determines the application of information and communication technologies (ICT), including GISfor data gathering, exchange, processing and storage, for outputinformation, as well as for knowledge generation in order to management decisionsupport in business organizations. The literature review shows a large number of firmcompetitiveness researches but none of them are related to GIS. The article investigates an innovative model of an online application using GIS for firmcompetitivenessanalysis. The model of the application has a modular structure, including modules of:interface, online GIS, functionality (business logics) and firm database. The interface module contains webpagesfor queries and results from analysis with spatial localization. The module of functionality covers scripts of the functions for:data entry and support, firm competitivenessindex calculation, GISand firm database connections, index ranking, factor, comparative and trend analysis,and others. A methodof firmcompetitiveness indexcalculation, developed by the authors in their previous research, is applied. In addition to the methodology, methods are used to: determine user access levels; selectionof GIS layers; analysis of firm competitiveness. The GIS module includes spatial and attribute data in layers of: basic administrative map, transport network, urban territories, engineering infrastructure, demography, water resources, and firmsfor selected region. The firm database contains main firm data and the respective competitiveness indicators. The analysis is consistent with standard classifier of the business sectors and includes firm ranking in accordance with theircompetitiveness indices forselected business sector andtime period. The proposed model is a basis of software application development for diagnostics and analysis intended for business analysts and firm managers, researching the firmpositions and bottlenecks, helpingmanagement decision making.

Актуални проблеми при еволюцията на бизнес-моделите в облачна среда

Г. Ахмедова, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2020 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2020, бр. 5, т. 84

6 с. , ISSN: 1311-4506

Дискусията „Образование и устойчиво развитие” – двадесет години след началото

В. Тодоров, А. Иванова, Р. Попова-Терзийска

Scientific articles 2020 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2020, бр. 5, т. 84

9 с. , ISSN: 1311-4506

Изследване мнението на студентите и преподавателите във факултет „Стопанско управление” на Лесотехническия университет относно качеството на студентската подготовка по математика и по информационни технологии

А. Иванова, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2020 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2020, бр. 5, т. 84

10 с. , ISSN: 1311-4506

Analyses of students’ opinion about the quality of their preparation compared to examination result

A. Ivanova; V. Todorov

Scientific articles 2019 (in english)

KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, vol.35.2

pp. 559-565 , ISSN: 2545-4439

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This study aims to make some summaries and suggest some conclusions about the quality of training at the Faculty of Business Management (FBM) of the University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria(UF). The level of students preparation in leading areas of their qualification was studied: the application of mathematical methods and models in economics and the level of proficiency and application of modern information technologies (IT) as an element of the quality management system of education at University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria. Two important and interconnected areas of knowledge, skills and competencies of future forestry managersand forest industry managers, as well as of economists in the alternative tourism sector are discussed, for which the University of Forestry, Bulgariaonly trains university graduates at Bachelor Degreein Business Management and Alternative Tourism in Bulgaria. A special questionnaire survey was developed and, through a direct anonymous survey conducted in April 2019, to which 46 students responded, data were collected on the opinion of trainees in full-time Bachelor Degree courses in Business Management andAlternative Tourism of University of Forestry, Bulgaria. The collected results are summarized and a comparison is made with the exam results in the subjects that prepare the students in the studied problem areas. The summarized answers from the questionnaire allow for a more objective assessment of students’ opinions on how they assess their skills in applying mathematical methods and models in business practice (studied in the first year in the course Econometrics) and the lessons learned in the related course with the acquisition of computerinformation technologies (a total of 8 for the whole course of study in the specialty Business Management and4 for the specialty Alternative Tourism) in studying the content of the subjects in the curriculum of the specialties in the Faculty of Business Management, as and applying knowledge to solve practical problems and case studies from business practices. An attempt has been made to compare students’ summaries of the survey questions with summarized exam scores in some of the study subjects for the 2018/2019 academic year. The study results, the conclusions drawn, and summaries may be helpful to improve the quality of training in the specialties of Faculty of Business Management, as well as to be used in the analysis and updating of the curricula and the syllabus of each discipline in the specialties in University of Forestry, Bulgariain the field of economics, organization and management of forestry, forest industry, nature management, agribusiness and alternative tourism.

Изследване проблемите на методиката на обучение по математика при въвеждане на иновативни образователни подходи във висшите училища

Иванова А.; Тодоров В.

Scientific articles 2019 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2019, 76(3)

стр. 91-97 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Проучване мнението на студентите за качеството на тяхната подготовка по математика и информационни технологии // Inquiry on students’ opinion about the quality of their preparation in mathematics and information technologies

А. Иванова; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2019 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Математика и информатика”, София : МОН, книжка 5/2019, година LXII

стр. 561-572 , p-ISSN: 1310–2230, e-ISSN: 1314–8532

Един подход за изграждане на онтология на устойчивото развитие

Б. Делийска; А. Иванова; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2018 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2018, бр.4, т.71

стр. 13-17 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Изследване на математическата подготовка на студентите от Факултет „Стопанско управление” на Лесотехническия университет

А. Иванова; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2018 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2018, бр.4, т.71

стр. 58-65 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Изследване приложението на принципите и идеите на устойчивото развитие във Факултет „Стопанско управление” на Лесотехническия университет

Д. Иванова; Р. Попова; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2018 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2018, бр.4, т.71

стр. 6-12 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Indicators and Descriptors of Life Sciences Sustainable Higher Educatiuon in Bulgaria - Case Study in University of Forestry

Nidal Shaban, Vladislav Todorov, Iman Mussa Kadhum, Vesna Weingerl

Scientific articles 2017 (in english)

Management and Sustainable Development Jurnal (сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”), Sofia : University of Forestry, 2017, Vol. 63(2)

pp. 31-36 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Промышленная политика как политика устойчивого: история одной возможной эволюции

А. Блинов; Д. Маринова; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2017 (in russian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2017, бр.2, т.63

стр. 92-102 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Двадесет години Факултет „Стопанско управление” на Лесотехнически университет – създаване, развитие и утвърждаване

В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2016 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2016, бр. 1, т. 56

стр. 5-14 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Deliberative Democracy, Global Green Information System and Spirituality

Dora Marinova, Vladislav Todorov and Amzad Hossain

Scientific articles 2015 (in english)

Chapter 4 in: “Corruption, Good Governance and Economic Development”

pp. 47-59 , p-ISBN: 978-981-4612-58-6, e-ISBN: 978-981-4612-60-9

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Good governance is a prerequisite for a transition toward a more sustainable development. Within western democracy, governance is understood either as a management function or as a leadership role played by the government, politicians, business, academics, not-for-profit and community organizations or just particular individuals within civil society. More recently, this top–down approach has been challenged by the newly emerging methods of deliberative democracy which entrust the power of decision-making to randomly selected representatives of the public following intensive processes of deliberation. The role of experts in the process is to inform the deliberations, and the role of the traditional structures of power within society is to implement the outcomes from the deliberations. Information availability is a serious condition for the potential of deliberative democracy to be fulfilled. Within the climate change imperatives, the focus of information delivery should be on allowing for a global picture to be created as the basis for individual localized decision-making. Based on the unprecedented power of computer and communication technology, this chapter puts forward the concept of a Global Green Information System (GGIS) which can provide the virtual space for and support on-line deliberative democracy processes. The functions that such a GGIS can provide are monitoring, information storage and transmission, facilitation of decision-making and analysis of virtual sustainability models. Despite its enormous importance and input, the GGIS however will only be a tool in the broader deliberative processes guided by the value systems represented by society members.

Manufacture and trade of wood products in Bulgaria in the context of stability, growth and government policy

Neykov, N; Trichkov, N.; Petkov, A.; V. Todorov

Scientific articles 2013 (in english)

сп. „ИНОВАЦИИ в горската промишленост и инженерния дизайн”, София : ЛТУ, Фак. Горска промишленост, 1/2013 (3)

pp. 45–50 , p-ISSN: 1314-6149, e-ISSN: 2367-6663

Развитие на научните изследвания във факултет „Стопанско управление” на Лесотехническия университет

И. Палигоров, Ст. Ковачева, В. Тодоров, И. Иванов

Scientific articles 2012 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2012, бр. 1, т. 32

стр. 7-14 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Modelling sustainability

V. Todorov, D. Marinova

Scientific articles 2011 (in english)

Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Volume 81, Issue 7, Special Issue SI

pp. 1397-1408 , ISSN: 0378-4754

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The article presents a general classification of the models being developed in the area of sustainability arguing that the existing models represent the historical conceptualisation of sustainability starting from environmental constraints and moving towards economic valuation and social behaviour and policies. Coupled with computer power, sophisticated models with a varying levels of complexity have also been developed (static/dynamic; local/global; specific/general). However as any model is a simplification of the complex reality, the main purpose of any sustainability modelling (and the newly emerging area of sustainometrics) should be to allow dynamic representation, including the co-evolution of the sustainability systems and the role of humans as sustainability guardians.

Sustainometrics: A new approach to Modelling Sustainable Development

Todorov V., Marinova D.

Scientific articles 2011 (in english)

Transformacje, Special Issue, 2010

pp. 124-137 , ISSN: 1230-0292

Предварителни резултати от използването на балансов разходен модел за оценка на икономическия праг на вредност при нападение от Venturia Inaequalis

Н. Нейков, В. Тодоров, Й. Станчева

Scientific articles 2011 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2011, бр. 1.

стр. 270-275 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Sustainability Education: What on Earth Are We Doing?

Talia Raphaely, Dora Marinova, Vladislav Todorov

Scientific articles 2010 (in english)

Management and Sustainable Development Jurnal (сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”), Sofia : University of Forestry, 2010, Vol. 26(2)

pp. 49-59 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Sustainable development: from model evolution to system coevolution for a Global Green Information System

Vladislav Todorov, Dora Marinova

Scientific articles 2010 (in english)

Management and Sustainable Development Jurnal (сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”), Sofia : University of Forestry, 2010, Vol. 26(2)

pp. 4-9 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Възможности на Лесотехническия университет за обучение в професионално направление „Туризъм”

Палигоров, И.; Ковачева, С.; Иванов, И.; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2010 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2010, бр. 1, т. 25

стр. 169-176 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Многофакторен номографичен метод за определяне на коефициента на формата на зрели елови стъбла

Димитров, Е.; Петров, С.; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2010 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2010, бр. 1, т. 25

стр. 255-259 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Проблеми и перспективи при моделиране на икономическия праг на вредност при някои вредители по ябълката

Нейков, Н.; Станчева, Й.; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2010 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2010, бр. 1, т. 25

стр. 376-381 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Аналитико-номографичен способ за определяне на видовите числа на зрели смърчови стъбла

Е. Димитров, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2007 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2007, бр. 1, т. 16

стр. 176-179 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Съвременни методи за организация на производството в дървообработващата и мебелна промишленост (модел на мебелна фирма „Стела” – Велинград)

Кр. Стоянов, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2007 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2007, бр. 1, т. 16

стр. 274-277 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Устойчивост на системите и устойчивост на развитието – проблеми на моделирането (възможна ли е „Е-конометрия на устойчивото развитие”).

В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2006 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2006, бр. 3-4,

стр. 136-140 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Географски информационни системи и растителна защита

Р. Милчев, Й. Станчева, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2005 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Растителна защита”, бр.10, 2005

стр. 32-33 , ISSN: 1310-8344

Проблеми и перспективи пред електронното обучение в ЛТУ

Р. Милчев, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2005 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2005, бр.3-4

с. 319-324 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Високотехнологични методи навлизат в растителната защита

Й. Станчева, В. Тодоров, Р. Милчев

Scientific articles 2004 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Растителна защита”, бр.4, 2004

стр. 12-13 , ISSN: 1310-8344

Изследване и оптимално управление на запаса от резервни части в логистичната система

С. Маджов, Г. Тасев, В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2004 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2004, бр.3-4

стр. 97-102 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Компютърна диагностика на степента на нападение от вредители на земеделските растения

В. Тодоров, Р. Милчев, Й. Станчева

Scientific articles 2004 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2004, бр.3-4

стр. 280-283 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Национална система за мониторинг върху вредителите по културните растения

В. Тодоров, Р. Милчев, Й. Станчева

Scientific articles 2004 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Растителна защита”, бр.10, 2004

стр. 22-23 , ISSN: 1310-8344

Web-базирана бизнес-информационна система за оперативно управление и контрол на УОГС [Учебно-опитно горско стопанство]

Делийска, Б.; Божанкова, М.; Широв, Г.; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2002 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2002, бр. 1-2

стр. 198-201 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Проблеми на организацията и технологията на информационното осигуряване на малкия и среден бизнес в мебелния бранш

Стоянов, К.; В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2002 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2002, бр. 1-2

стр. 202-210 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Електронният бизнес и еволюцията на пазарите: из опита на ЕС

В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2001 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2001, бр. 1-2

стр. 40-48 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Проблеми на информационното моделиране на устойчивото развитие

В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 2000 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 2000, бр. 3-4

стр. 11-21 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Елементи на компютърното моделиране на устойчивото развитие в обучението по дисциплината Управленски информационни системи (УИС) в ЛТУ

В. Тодоров

Scientific articles 1999 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Управление и устойчиво развитие”, София : Лесотехнически университет, 1999, бр. 1-2

стр. 146-148 , ISSN: 1311-4506

Компютърен модел за определяне, анализ и прогнозиране на екологическия риск

В. Тодоров, Д. Тодорова

Scientific articles 1999 (in bulgarian)

сп. „Стандартизация, метрология, сертификация”, София, К-т по стандартизация и метрология, бр. 2, 1999

стр. 12-14 , ISSN: 1310-0831