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JAQM Volume 1, Issue 1 - September 30, 2006

Education in the Romanian Information Society in the Period Leading Up to EU Integration

Editor's Note

Ion Ivan
Editor in Chief

The JQAM main goal is to promote the use of the quantitative methods into practice. The Information Society has created the favourable premises for developing the quantitative methods, and the Knowledge-based Society will impose the use of such kind of methods in a lot of fields, namely: biology, medicine, literature, arts, pshicology, in such way as to lead to the progress in each domain.

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The Clasification of Romanian High-Schools (p 6)
Ion Ivan, Daniel Milodin, Lucian Naie

The article tries to tackle the issue of high-schools classification from one city, district or from Romania. The classification criteria are presented. The National Database of Education is also presented and the application of criteria is illustrated. An algorithm for high-school multi-rang classification is proposed in order to build classes of high-schools performance.

Students' Perceptions Regarding E-learning (p 18)
Miruna Mazurencu Marinescu, Constanta Mihaescu, Ileana Gabriela Niculescu-Aron, Laura Asandului

We live in an era where IC&T generates numerous transformations to the classic way of learning. The most known results of these transformations concretise in two means of learning through IC&T: e-learning and computer assisted learning.
Just like the classical ones, these models assume the existence of an efficient learning process based on an efficient cooperation and a communication activity well established. Within this framework, the following question arises: "How this new method of learning is perceived and when it is best used and placed during the instruction process?".
Seeking an answer to the above mentioned question, a joint academic staff from the reputed Iasi's University Al. I. Cuza an the well-known Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest have organized an inquiry through the students from both institutions regarding the perceptions, attitudes and expectations regarding e-learning. This paper briefly presents the main findings of this inquiry.

The Study of Curricular Dependency (p 25)
Dragos Anastasiu

In the educational process, the disciplines D1, D2,...,Dn have a succession which is generated by the content and the final objective - the student formation. In this work, the disciplines are presented as structured text entities. The graph associated to the disciplines is established. A method for dependencies evaluation is proposed. The testing is done with 9 sets of representative input data.

The Influence of Software Complexity on The Maintenance Effort (p 43)
Iulian Ionut Radulescu

Software complexity is the most important software quality attribute and a very useful instrument in the study of software quality. Is one of the factors that affect most of the software quality characteristics, including maintainability. It is very important to quantity this influence and identify the means to keep it under control; by using quantitative methods for evaluating and analyzing it, this is possible. On the other hand, it can help in evaluating the students during education process. The complexity of the projects developed during the specialized courses, which have similar requirements, or even the same requirements, reveals students programming abilities, his know ledges about programming technique and help identifies the ones that try to cheat, by copying.

The Degree of Software Licences Usage in Schools, High-schools and Universities (p 51)
Andrei Toma, Gabriel Ioan

The papers develop main aspects on the legal software usage in educational area. It will be propose indicators for measuring the degree of licences usage. Case studies are oriented to gymnasia stage.

The Audit of The Information Technologie & Communication Projects Developed by Students (p 58)
Sergiu Capisizu, Gheorghe Nosca, Adriean Parlog

The modern world is undergoing a fundamental transformation characterized by a lot of challenges, dynamism, globalization, and the increasing influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). These new technologies have implications for all aspects of the society and economy; they are changing the way of doing business, the way of learning, and almost everything is changed. The ICTs are seen as one of the core elements driving the modern world. Taken into consideration these aspects the universities has adept their curricula to the society' needs, and the students develop ITC projects that solve some these needs. This paper refers to the audit of the ITC projects developed by students.

The Evolution of Economist's Labour Market in Romania (p 68)
Alexandru Isaic-Maniu, Claudiu Herteliu

It is mentioned very often recently, as much in the political speech as in the analyses and the comments that refers to the educational sector, the bad adaptation to the requirements of the labor market. In most cases, these ideas have more like a character of "folklore", because there isn't any reliable statistic information. As it follows, we intend to explain several unpublished results of some statistical surveys focused on the analysis of the academic education in the economy field in Romania and on the insertion of the graduates on the labor market.

Storage Optimization of Educational System Data (p 81)
Catalin Boja

There are described methods used to minimize data files dimension. There are defined indicators for measuring size of files and databases. The storage optimization process is based on selecting from a multitude of data storage models the one that satisfies the propose problem objective, maximization or minimization of the optimum criterion that is mapped on the size of used disk memory. The paper describes different solutions that are implemented to minimize input/output file size for a software application that manages educational system data.

Modelling the Educational Process in Asymmetric Information (p 95)
Dumitru Marin, Daniela Marinescu

The level of education is highly related to the future possibilities to find a job. It is obvious that the people with university degrees have better chances that the other ones. A person with higher education degree has larger chances to go into the labour market and for a better position his well being will growth too. As well as the well being of people depending on him.

Evaluation Methods of The Text Entities (p 102)
Marius Popa

The paper highlights some evaluation methods to assess the quality characteristics of the text entities. The main concepts used in building and evaluation processes of the text entities are presented. Also, some aggregated metrics for orthogonality measurements are presented. The evaluation process for automatic evaluation of the text entities is made by software application. These ones implement the metric system for text entity quality characteristic evaluation. The metrics and software application are validated through testing examples.

Analyses and Quantitative Methods for Information Management in Medium Size Companies (p 109)
Ioan Andone

The important questions that confront today the executive management are: Is the financial-accounting data accessible and manageable? How quickly do you get the information you need? Are your routine reports available soon enough? Would your company's performance improve if you have had them sooner? When you or others need the answer to a pressing business question, do you get it soon enough? Is the information you receive always reliable? [...] Your answers to these questions will help you assess how pressing your company's information management issue is. If it is typical, you get some of the financial information you need on a timely basis and some of it a little or a lot later than you would like. The purpose of this paper is to presents valuable options for quantitative methods and analyses that will make it possible to get accounting-financial information about businesses with convenable speed.

Young Public Manager in Romania - a New Approach (p 118)
Richard Lucking, Marius Profiroiu, Tudorel Andrei

Establishing democratic and efficient public administration is the foundation of a modern democratic state. Romania is building this foundation and has made this a top priority of the Romanian Government. The goal is to achieve European standards and values of transparency, predictability, accountability, adaptability and efficiency. Romania recognizes that this is a great challenge.

PhD Thesis Review (p 128)
Gheorghe Nosca

PhD Thesis Review on
Pattern Analysis of Chlorophyll Fluorescence Signals
by Marius Cosmin CODREA