BIR 2011 Workshop is organized by the representatives of the Faculty of Computing of the University of Latvia.
Laila Niedrite, Docent at Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Latvia
Laila Niedrite is working at the University of Latvia since 1995. Since 2009 she is a docent at the Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia.
Laila Niedrite received her Dr.sc.comp degree from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Department of Computer Science in 2008. The doctoral thesis covered the topics of data warehouse design methods.
Laila Niedrite participated also in IT projects at the national level e.g. “The Latvian Education Informatization System project” and at the university level e.g. “Data warehouse of the University of Latvia”.
Since 2010 she is also a leader of data warehousing research group at a project financed by Europe funds at the University of Latvia. Main research topics of Laila Niedrite are data warehouse design methods, data warehouse personalization and process data warehousing.
She was a member of the organization committee in conferences related to databases.
Guntis Arnicans, Associate professor at Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Latvia
Guntis Arnicans is an associate professor at the University of Latvia.
He received his Dr.sc.comp. from the University of Latvia in 2004. He is currently a head of the chair of programming and director of the computer science bachelor program.
He has developed many systems especially for insurance companies and worked in the IT industry for more than 17 years. He solved integration problems of systems and data within an insurance company and between all the collaboration partners. He had participated in Mega project that searched for the possibilities to integrate the state registers.
Since 2005 he is manager of modules or activities in various projects financed by Europe funds. Part of his research was devoted to integration of structured and semi-structured data from various data sources including information systems and internet sources.
His recent activities are related to establishing a model for data browsing and traversing obtaining data from various sources and integrating them by user-oriented ontology.
He was a member of the organization or program committee in various conferences related to software testing, databases, information systems, and business analysis. Member of ACM (1997), IEEE (1999), Computer Society (1999), board member of LSTQB (2007).