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Journal of Information Technology Management
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2008-5893 - ISSN (Online) 2423-5059
Published by U of Tehran Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Introduction of Information Technologies as the Newest Concept of
           Optimization of Civil Proceedings

    • Abstract: The introduction of information technology in the structure of procedural legal relations contributes to the full implementation of the principles of procedural law and optimization of civil proceedings. The purpose of this study is to develop scientifically sound proposals and recommendations for the latest concept of optimization of civil justice by means of information technology. The study of the impact of information technology in civil proceedings was conducted on the basis of integrated use of general and special methods of scientific knowledge. The optimization of civil proceedings as a system of theoretical ideas and views on civil procedural activity from the standpoint of means, methods and techniques of its improvement is considered. The basic elements of the latest concept are the provisions of the general methodological basis for studying the problem of optimization, the concept and structural characteristics of optimization, civil jurisdiction in terms of optimization and ensuring the right to due process, optimization of procedures for preparation and trial of civil cases, cassation in the system of instance review of court decisions. It has proved that the search for a harmonious combination of protective and conciliatory functions of civil proceedings, as a characteristic concept of modern procedural systems, determines the main directions of optimizing the preparation of civil cases for trial. It has established that in the reform of the judiciary of Ukraine it is important not only to digitize existing processes. The most important thing is to change the approach to justice itself, making it simpler and more accessible to all with the help of information technology. In this sense, the introduction of affordable online court involves not only the introduction of innovative technologies, but also the revision and significant simplification of procedural rules.
  • Solar Powered Automated Hydroponic Farming System with IoT Feedback

    • Abstract: This paper presents implementation of cost-effective solar powered hydroponic system with Internet of Things (IoT) for online and remote checking and controlling the system operation. The objective was to take advantage of the abundant solar energy while incorporating IoT platform into the system. The system is made up of power supply unit, control unit, Wi-Fi unit, input unit and output unit. The system monitored temperature, humidity and volume of the nutrient solution and at the same time sent online messages to the farmer. The test carried out showed that the system is working and the readings obtained online showed a ± 1% variation from the physical measurement done remotely with meters. This implies that the online control of the system operation was effective
  • Analysis of Different Path Loss Propagation Models Based on 4G Walk Test

    • Abstract: The study of path loss propagation is of high importance in telecommunication, for optimizing the efficiency of wireless communication networks. In this paper, four path loss propagation models; free space path loss (FSPL) model, Okumura model, Okumura-Hata model, and COST 231-Hata model were compared. The models were compared using measurement data from Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The data is gotten from a 4G walk test using two mobile applications. The first mobile application Network, Signal Info (version 5.68.07), was used to acquire the received signal strength in and the distance between the BTS antenna and the mobile antenna. While the second mobile application, G-NetTrack Lite (version 14.8), was used to map out the track path followed during the test. Choba, the study area, is a coastal suburban area with map coordinates 4.8941° N, 6.9263° E. The measured distance range was from 0.09 km to 0.45 km, and a path loss range of 69dB to 81dB. While the BTS and mobile antenna heights were 32 m and 1m respectively, with a carrier frequency of 800MHz. BTS transmission power of 23 dBm was assumed, based on 3GPP eNodeB recommendations. A graph comparison of the studied models showed that Okumura-Hata model and COST 231-Hata model had the closest predictions to the measured path loss. The need for better path loss models for 4G and 5G propagations was observed
  • Shannon Entropy as an Indicator of the Effectiveness of E-Advisory in

    • Abstract: The paper considers the possibilities of optimizing the search for agricultural information based on Shannon information entropy criterion. A comparison of the degree of uncertainty of information search through the Internet – search systems with similar indicators of Ukrainian agricultural websites. According to the number of hit count in Ukraine in July 2020 to the search engine, which consists of 10 sources, and to agricultural websites (43 sources) by estimating entropy, a conclusion was made about the significant degree of dispersion of agricultural information sources. It should be emphasized that the artificial division into 4 categories (AgroMedia, Agrotrade web resources, Information and advisory resources, Specialized web resources) did not improve the situation according to the degree of uncertainty compared to the search engine system. As for the entropy index, for almost all 4 categories of entropy indices (heterogeneity or diversity) is close to the case of uniform distribution, i.e., the same hit count of all possible resources (their number for all categories is approximately the same 10-11). As a result of the analysis of the potential client base of electronic consulting, it can be quantified as 4,700,000 of agricultural households and about 50,000 small and medium-sized farms. The transition to the land market is likely to lead to a substantial increase in the number of the latter. It was demonstrated that the current educational level of household owners indicates both the need to increase this indicator and the presence of a close relationship with the existing system of professional advisory in Ukraine, which operates in recent years through self-sufficiency and uncertain financial support from central and regional authorities. The existing official database of advisors should be restructured in line with the call of the times to reduce the degree of uncertainty in finding a specialist of the desired profile.
  • Analyzing Hospital Services Quality Using a Hybrid Approach: Evidence from
           Information Technology

    • Abstract: Hospitals are the most important part of the health care system. Statistics show that a significant portion of health budgets are allocated to hospitals. The continuous impact of information technology on the hospitals’ performance has led to perfect competition. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to evaluate the quality indicators of hospital services considering information technology using a hybrid approach of the Kano model, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and Quality Function Deployment (QFD). In this regard, based on related studies, a total of 18 needs were recognized to evaluate the service quality of a hospital. The statistical population of the study consists of patients of the hospital and due to the difficulty of access to the patient, a limited sample of 50 patients was selected. After collecting data, the identified needs were classified into three categories called basic, functional, and motivational using the Kano model, and 7 needs were set as basic needs. Then, using the AHP technique, the importance of the basic needs was calculated and considered as the input of the QFD model in the next phase. After providing some solutions based on the literature to meet these 7 needs, solutions were ranked and prioritized using the QFD model. Since the organization has limited resources, the Pareto technique was used to respond to 20% of these strategies and achieve 80% satisfaction. The results of the study showed that the hospitals can achieve 80% satisfaction by implementing the strategies of “Holding ethics training courses online” and “Creating team spirit and using health information technology in the hospital”, respectively.
  • A Framework to Evaluate Readiness of Blockchain Technology Implementation

    • Abstract: In recent years, Blockchain technology has been recognized as one of the most important new technologies affecting businesses and society, with a very bright future ahead. This technology has been known as one of the most critical technologies of industry 4. Given that Blockchain technology is a new concept before implementing it, the organization must understand it and be prepared to accept it; otherwise, it will fail and cause irreparable damage to the organization. The main purpose of this study is to provide a framework by which organizations can evaluate their readiness to implement Blockchain technology. For this purpose, after a library study and systematic literature review, this study provided the initial research framework using the meta-synthesis method. Finally, this paper used the Lawshe model to validate the proposed framework for the organization's readiness to implement Blockchain technology. Based on the findings, the final framework includes seven main dimensions, including Blockchain-based business strategy, Operations of a distributed system, culture, People in Blockchain decentralized network, decentralized governance, technology, and Blockchain-based product traceability. Besides, 37 main criteria affected these dimensions, and it can help companies increase the level of Blockchain technology readiness. Finally, this framework is used to measure the readiness of an airline company. According to the analysis results of the analysis, Blockchain-based business strategy, culture, and Blockchain-based product traceability have a medium level of readiness. Moreover, none of the main dimensions of Blockchain technology readiness have sufficient readiness in this case study. This paper suggests practical recommendations to improve the level of Blockchain technology readiness for the managers
  • A BPMN Extension to Support Organizational Structure Evaluation, Case
           study: Service Desk of University of Tehran

    • Abstract: Different companies of different sizes are struggling with the pressing challenges of economic pressures, market conditions, customer preferences, and technological innovations. In response, many are changing the design of their organization to make them more flexible. But there are no proper methods and tools for designing an organization at the age of information and big data which suggest a specific design fit to a particular organization. To bridge this gap, this paper proposes to extend the business process modeling notation (BPMN 2.0) to organizational structure concepts so that a common modeling formalism can address different types of structure dimensions such as centralization, formalization, and complexity. This innovation helps the designers of the organization to evaluate their structure designs before implementing them in a simulation space provided by the process architecture repository. This extension, called "BPMNOS", is methodically designed using BPMN 2.0 development mechanisms proposed by (Stroppi, Chiotti, et al. 2011), and (Braun 2015) based on BPMN conceptual framework introduced by OMG (OMG 2013). In this method, after exploring concepts in the subject domain the researcher maps these concepts to BPMN and then suggests new ones and new notations to achieve new goals. The results of a laboratory experiment show that the extension supports designers for a more comprehensive understanding of their design. And the result of structure dimension index calculation based on this tool is close to the standard questionnaire result.
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