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16 March 2021

The International Editorial Board / Nikolov, Roumen Vassilev

Born September 24, 1955


September 1969 - June 1973 – High school diploma, Mathematics (National Math School, Sofia)

October 1975 - July 1980 – MSc, Computer Science and Mathematics (Sofia University)

June 1981 - June 1984 – PhD, Computer Science and Mathematics, Computers in Education (Sofia University)

September 1995 - September 1996 – Certificate, All aspects related to implementation of distance education programs at higher education level (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Phare Multi-country project on Distance Education)

November 1993 - March 1994 – Visiting Fellow, EC COST Programme. Principal subjects/occupational skills Educational and Training Systems Design, Educational Instrumentation (University of Twente, the Netherlands)

August 1992 - March 1993 – Visiting Fellow, British Council Grant. Artificial Intelligence (University of Edinburgh, UK)

June 1992 - November 1993 – 8 Certificates on Higher Education (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER))


April 2010 – onwards – Research Program Manager, Scientific Research Department, Sofia University

April 2010 – onwards – Full Professor, Chair of Department of Computer Science, University of Library Studies and Information Technology

April, 2008 onwards – Project Coordinator, FP7-REGPOT-2007-1 SISTER: Strengthening the ICT Research Capacity of Sofia University

January 2005 – onwards – National Coordinator, Bulgarian Network of Research Mobility Centers, EURAXESS

January 2004 – January 2007 – Member of the Executive Committee

May 1999 – April 2010 – Director of Centre of IST (CIST), Sofia University

June 2003 – June 2007 – Vice Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI), Sofia University

June 2007 – April 2010 – Chair, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

June 1995 – June 2003 – Chair, Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

June 2001 – July 2001 – Visiting Lecturer, Bruce Street Visiting Scholar Program, University of North Texas

April 2001 – April 2005 – Vice-Chair of Management Board of Association Telecommunications (ASTEL), Bulgaria

February 2006 – Guest Lecturer, University of Zaragoza, Spain

June 1986 – July 1990 – Deputy Director, Research Centre of Educational Informatics, UNDP/Unesco/BUL/86/003 Project

June 1986 – July 1990 – Head of ICT in Education Sector, Research Group in Education

September 1987 – September 1989 – Expert in ICT in Education, Ministry of Education and Science


May 2010 – onwards – Member of the Expert Group “Bulgaria 2020”

November 2009 – onwards – Member of the Advisory Council in ICT

June 2009 – onwards – Member of the Management Board of Knowledge4Innovation and Member of the K4I (Lisbon) Forum at the European Parliament

October 2008 – onwards – Member of the Management Board of Informatics Europe

February 2008 – onwards – Member of the EC ETP NESSI Member State Committee, MSC enabler for Bulgaria

June 2003 – onwards – Member of the Management Board, National Academic Network

May 2003 – onwards – Member of the Nomination Committee for Young Researcher, Award of the President of Bulgaria

June 2001 – onwards – Research Evaluation Expert, Commission on Information Society

June 2001 – onwards – Expert, Evaluator, Chair of Accreditation Commission (2 times).

August 1999 – onwards – EC projects evaluator

October 1996 – onwards – Member of the Technical Committee 3 (Education) of the International Federation of Information

September 2007 – June 2009 – Member of the Inter-governmental Working Group on Integrated Spatial Data Basis

June 2005 – June 2009 – Member of the Steering Committee, EU Phare Programme BG 2005/017-353.10.06 “Support to the Implementation of the Bulgarian National Innovation Strategy”

June 2005 – November 2006 – Consultant, National Training Foundation, Russia, ELSP/A2/C/012 Project

1999 – 2003 – National Contact Person, FP5 IST Programme

June 1990 – July 1992 – Consultant in Syria (2 times) and Egypt


• ESF BG051PO001-3.3.04-0013 Project: Support of the scientific development of doctoral students, post-docs and young researchers in the area of computer science;

• NSF CVP01/0116 CENSCIT: Centre of Excellence in Nano-Science in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and ICT at Sofia University, 1.4 Mio €

• NSF IRC-CoSim: Integrated Research Centre on Computational Sciences in the Microworld

• NSF RNF_09_0077 Project: Building a University Laboratory Complex on Renewable Energy

Technologies in Bulgaria, 0.65 Mio €

• NSF DVU01/0172 Project “Smart Book”

• FP7 TARGET-EEU: Transformative, Adaptive, Responsive and enGaging EnvironmenT

• FP7-REGPOT SISTER:Strengthening the IST Research Capacity of Sofia University, 1.1 Mio €

• FP7 People NCPs: Trans-national cooperation among NCPs for Marie-Curie Actions;

• FP7 E*CARE: Transnational Collaboration among ERA-MORE Members;

• FP7 EuroRIs-Net: European Research Infrastructure Network of National Contact Points

• FP7 I-SEEMob, Inter-sectoral mobility of researchers in South-Eastern Europe

• FP7 REGGAE: Researchers as Guides to Glory of Ancient Europe

• VirtSOI Living Lab “Virtual Services and Open Innovation”, EC ENoLL

• eContentPlus “Share.TEC: SHAring digital REsources in the Teaching Education Community”

• FP6 IP TENCompetence “Building European Network for Lifelong Competence Development”

• FP6 PRIME “Providing Real Integration for Inter-Disciplinary Environments”,

• FP6 UNITE “Unified e-learning environment for the school”

• FP6 NoE (>80 partners) KALEIDOSCOPE “Concepts and methods for exploring the future of

learning with digital technologies”

• FP6 SSA - 019363 REKS: Researchers in European Knowledge Society

• FP6 Human Resources and Mobility project U*NIGHT: Universities by Night

• FP6 GUIDE “Creating an European Identity Management Architecture for eGovernment”

• FP6 BulRMCNet “Bulgarian Network of Research Mobility Centres”

• FP6 E4: Extended Enterprise management in Enlarged Europe,

• FP6 IP ECOSPACE “Integrated project on eProfessional Collaboration Space

• FP6- COMIST: AMI@Work Communities stimulating the participation of NMS and ACC

organisations in eWork and eBusiness related IST activities;

• FP6 ATVN-EU-GP: Academic Internet Television Showcases the Best of Good Practice

• FP5 MECITV: Media Collaboration for Interactive TV

• FP5 DIOGENE: A Training Web Broker for ICT Professionals

• FP5 GEM-Europe: Global Education in Manufacturing

• FP5, Innovation and SMEs Thematic Networks, BIGEAR NET Thematic Network on Stimulation

of Business Innovation and Growth from Exploitation of Academic Research"

• FP5 Innovation and SMEs IPS-2001-41103 Project PROMOTOR+: Collaborative Validation

and Transfer of Regional Support Measures for Start-ups and Growth in Five NACs Regions

• FP5 IPS-2000-056 Project EIM – CEE: Euro Innovation Manager – Central and Eastern Europe

• FP5 eLiving: Life in a Digital Europe

• FP5 EUNITE: EUropean Network on Intelligent TEchnologies for Smart Adaptive Systems

• FP5 EXPERT: Best Practice on E-project Development Methods

• FP5 PROTELEUSES: Best Practice Pilot for the Promotion and Implementation of Teleworking

Tools at European SMEs of the Service Sector

• FP5 IWOP: Best Practice Pilot for the implementation of Integrated Internet Based Remote

Working Places for Virtual Teams developing their work at SMEs

• FP5 TOSCA: A Picture of Social Observation of Call Centre

• FP5 INNOCONS: Increasing Awareness on Innovation In The European Construction Sector

• FP5 AFORO: Agro-Food Roadmaps. A vision and work plan to implement future RTD trends

for the transformation of agri-food industries into digital companies

• FP5 COCONET: Context Aware Collabor.Environments for Next Generation Bus. Networks

• Leonardo TRAINMORE-KNOWMORE:Organis. Knowl. Mang. for EU Organisations and SMEs

• Socrates Erasmus TN-DEC: European Thematic Network for Doctoral Education in Computing

• INCO-Copernicus Mall2000: Mall for Online Business beyond the Year 2000

• INCO-Copernicus ILPnet2: Inductive Logic Programming Network of Excellence

• INCO-Copernicus LarFlast: Learning Foreign Language Scientific Terminology

• INCO-Copernicus INTELLECT: Intell. Learning Environment for Course Telematics

• World Bank “Improving the Quality of Educ. by Integr. of Intellectual and Inform.Resources”

• World Bank “Virtual Department on Computing “John Atanasoff”


• 2009: Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth for a best quality project in Life Long Learning (team award);

• 2007: Award of the State Agency of Information Technology and Communications for a contribution to development of the Information Society in Bulgaria

• 2005: Award of the Minister of Education and Science for managing a successful research team in FP5

• 2002: Bruce Street Visiting Scholar Award, University of North Texas


• Member of the EC ETP NESSI Member State Committee, MSC enabler for Bulgaria

• Member of Management Board, Knowledge4Innovation, Brussels

• Member of Management Board, Informatics Europe, Zurich

• Member of the Technical Committee 3 of the International Federation of Information Processing

• Member of the Research Committee, EC FP6 IP TENCompetence (2005-2009)

• Member of the Executive Committee, EC FP6 NoE Kaleidoscope (2004-2007)

• Member, Advisory Council, Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT, Bulgaria

• Member of the Project Evaluation Committee “Information Society”, Ministry of Educ & Science

• Member of the Commission for Nominations of Young ICT Researcher for the Award “John

Atanasov” of the President of Republic of Bulgaria

• Member of the Steering Board, Phare Project “Support of Development of National Strategy for Innovation in Bulgaria, Agency of SMEs, Ministry of Economy and Energy

• Member of the Management Board, National Research Network (part of GÉANT)

• Member of the Management Board of the Union of Automation and Informatics

• Member of the Management Board, Research and Development Department (NIS), Sofia University

• Member of the Editorial Board, Informatica, An International Journal of Computing and Informatics, ISSN 0350-5596

• Member of the Editorial Board, Automatics and Informatics, International Journal…download…CV-Roumen-Nikolov-2010-FP7.pdf


1) Nikolov R. The Global Campus: ICT and the Global Transformation of Higher Education, Serdica Journal of Computing. 2010.

2) Koychev I., Nikolov R., Dicheva D. SmartBook – Semantics Inside, Serdica Journal of Computing. 2010.

3) Nikolov R. The Global Campus, Book, Avangard Print, 2009.

4) Nikolov R. The Emerging Global Campus Model, International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, Ruse, 2009.

5) Nikolov R. Towards University 2.0: A Space where Academic Education Meets Corporate Training, IPROF-09: ICT Professionalism: a Global Challenge, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2009.

6) Nikolov R. From eLearning to eUniversity, Proceedings of CompSysTech’2008, 2008, Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 2008.

7) Nikolov R. A Model for European e-Competence Framework Development in a University Environment, Stimulating Personal Development and Knowledge Sharing, 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008.

8) Nikolov R., Nikolova I. Distance Education in Schools: realities and Perspectives. In Knezek G., Voogt J. (Eds.). International Hanbook for IT in Secondary Education. Springer, 2008.

9) Nikolov R., Nikolova I. (Eds.). Section 7: Distance Education in K-12. In Knezek G., Voogt J. (Eds.). International Hanbook for IT in Secondary Education. Springer, 2008.

10) Nikolov R., Ilieva S. A Model for Strengthening Software Engineering Research Capacity. SEESE Workshop, ICSE, 2008.

11) Nikolov R., Gourova E., Nisheva M. Some Methodological Aspects of the Development of an ICT Research and Technology Development and Innovation Strategy, ECSS. 4th Annual Informatics-Europe Meeting, Zurich, 2008.

12) Nikolov R., Gurova E., Ruskov P. ‘Strengthening Research Capacity of Sofia University in IST’, Automatics & Informatics Journ. 2008, no. 2, pp. 48–50.

13) Nikolov R., Ilieva S. Education in Informatics at Sofia University – Current Status and Future Plans. ITALICS e-Journal. 2007, October Issue: Innovative Methods of Teaching Programming.

14) Nikolov R., Ilieva S. Building a Research University Ecosystem: the Case of Software Engineering Education at Sofia University, ESEC/FSEConf. Dubrovnik, 2007.

15) Nikolov R. From Brain-Drain to Brain Circulation: the New Member States Perspectives, Intel Higher Education Seminar, Brussels, 2006.

16) Nikolov R. Towards Education and Training as a Meta-Industry, World Bank Knowledge Economy Forum, Helsinki, 2003.

17) Nikolov R. Towards Education and Training as a Meta-Industry, World Bank Knowledge Economy Forum, Helsinki, 2003.

18) Nikolov R., Stefanov K., Kovacheva E., Stefanova E. Centre of Excellence in Information Society Technologies: the Role of the University in Capacity Building Outside the University, 6th Int. Conf. on Information and Communications Technology in Public Administration - ICTPA '01 "A User Friendly Knowledge Based Information Society". Sinaia, Romania, 2001.

19) Mihnev P., Nikolov R. Towards an organisational model of 'interface' university structure as a means of serving the lifelong learning needs. IFIP Book Series, Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age, Springer Boston, 2004, pp. 169–178.

20) Shannon D., Orozova E., Sotirova K., Atanassov M., Krawczak P., Melo-Pinto P., Georgiev R., Nikolov S., Sotirov T. Towards a Model of the Digital University: A Generalized Net Model for Producing Course Timetables, 4th Int. IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Systems. Varna, 2008.

21) Koychev I., Nikolov R., Dicheva D. SmartBook – the future e-book and educational hypermedia. Proc. of National conf. "Education in Information Society", Plovdiv, ADIS & IMI-BAS, 2009, pp. 30–37.

22) Antonova A., Nikolov R. Conceptual KMS Architecture Within Enterprise 2.0 and Cloud Computing, 9th IFIP Conf. on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E, Nancy, France, 2009.

23) Antonova A., Gurova E., Nikolov R. Extended architecture of knowledge management system with Web 2.0 technologies. 10th European Conf. on Knowledge Management (ECKM09). 2009.

24) Antonova A., Gurova E., Nikolov R. Knowledge management and learning in the organizational context. Journ. Communication and Cognition. 2008.

25) Antonova A., Nikolov R. Modelling Concept Design of Innovation Platform: Knowledge Management Approach. KMO2008, Vaasa, Finland, 2008, pp. 283–294.

26) Antonova A., Gurova E., Nikolov R. Knowledge Management and Learning in an Organizational Context. Journ. Communication & Cognition. 2008.

27) Kabakchieva D., Stefanova K., Nikolov R. Enterprise Interoperability Value Proposition: A Practical Case Analysis. ICE 2008 workshop. 2008.

28) Kabakchieva D., Stefanova K., Nikolov R. Enterprise Interoperability Value Proposition: A Practical Case Analysis. Proc. of the 14th Int. Conf. on Concurrent Enterprising, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008, pp. 899–906.

29) Kabakchieva D., Stefanova K., Nikolov R., Kissimov V. Interoperable Management Conceptual Architecture for EU eGovernment Services. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools enabling e-Government (MeTTeG 2008). Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, 2008, pp.13–22.

30) Kovacheva E., Nikolov R. Design of an eLearning System for Accreditation of Nonformal Learning. Proc. of the 7th European Conf. on e-Learning. Agia Napa, Cyprus, 2008, vol. II, pp.1–7.

31) Kovacheva E., Nikolov R. An adaptive feedback approach for e-learning systems. IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine. 2008.

32) Stefanova K., Nikolov R. Interoperability of Cross-Border European Egovernment Services: Some Design Issues. Serdica J. of Computing. 2008, iss. 2, pp. 101–116.

33) Boyanov K., Nikolov R., Nikolova I. Nisheva M. (Eds). Research in Informatics and Information Society Technologies. Proc. 3-rd Balkan Conf. in Informatics (BCI’07). Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007.

34) Nikolov R. Towards Web 2.0 Schools: Rethinking the Teachers Professional Development. Proc. of IMICT 2007. Boston.

35) Stefanov K., Naskinova I., Nikolov R. ICT-enhanced Teacher training for Lifelong Competence Development. Proc. of IMICT 2007. Boston, 2007.

36) Kissimov V., Nikolov R. Business Intelligent Infrastructures – a basis for development of real-time intelligent infrastructure. Proc. of the Int. Conf. “Business Informatics”. UNNS, 2007, pp. 11–19.

37) Oliver M., Price S., Boycheva S., Dugstad Wake J., Jones C., Mjelstad S., Kemp B., Nikolov R., van der Meij H. Empirical studies of the impact of technology-enhanced learning on roles and practices in Higher Education. Kaleidoscope deliverable 30-03-01-F. 2005.

38) Price S., Oliver M., Fartunova M., Jones C., van der Meij H., Mjelstad S., Mohammad F., Nikolov R., Wake J., Wasson B. Review of the impact of technology-enhanced learning on roles and practices in Higher Education. Kaleidoscope deliverable 30-02-01-F. 2005.