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Employment history2022- present: assistant professor of Information Systems at University of Tartu (Institute of Computer Science)
2021- present: Task Force “Data Quality and FAIR metrics” member, European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
2022- 2022: visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology, Faculty Technology Policy and Management (longest term of 6 months)
2020-2022: assistant professor: University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing
2021- 2022: IT-expert, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre
2019-2022: researcher, University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing, Innovation Laboratory
2021 – expert (mentor, Latvian open geospatial data hackathon for pupils 2021), National Centre for Education Republic of Latvia
2021 – expert, the “Idea Laboratory 2021” in scope of the Emerging Technologies and Innovations Days of University of Latvia
2021 – advisor, Faculty of Social Sciences/Institute for Social and Political Studies
2020 – expert (mentor, Latvian open data hackathon for pupils 2020), National Centre for Education Republic of Latvia
2019-2020: tutor/ teacher. University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing
2017-2019: scientific assistant. University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing (“Innovative information technologies” lab)
2015: technical specialist, Ltd. “Data Security Solutions”
2012: customer service, JSC “Swedbank”
Education2020: Doctor Degree (Ph.D.) in computer sciences and Informatics (Data processing Systems and computer networks)
2019: Master of Natural Sciences in Computer Science – summa cum laude (red diploma), Certificate of Excellence
2017: Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Computer Science
2015: First-level Professional Higher Education – Computer Systems and Computer Networks Administrator
ConferenceseuroCRIS2022: 15th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems – Linking Research Information across data spaces (11.05.2022-14.05.2022), Croatia
RiiForum2022: Research and Innovation Forum 2022, (20.04.2022-22.04.2022) Athens, Greece (hybrid mode)
Invited Talk (2022) Data Security as a top priority or what Internet of Things (IoT) Search engines know about you“, monthly “Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Talks” intended for the Information Technologies, Manufacturing, and Engineering Employees in Companies associated with Index Manufacturing Association (Mexico, web-based), June 16
Keynote for “Integration of open data and artificial intelligence in the development of smart cities in Africa” workshop organized as part of the African Cities Lab Project, keynote speaker with the talk on “Open data and crowdsourced data as enablers and drivers for smart African cities” – July 5 (web-based)
The 12th Samos 2022 Summit on ICT-Enabled Governance in conjunction with the 9th International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance, July 4-8 2022, Samos, Greece
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration (EBTC) joint workshop for setting the scene on the creation of a standard for data exchange in support of automation of Systematic Review – speaker / expert – July 7 (web-based)
AIRSI2022 Technologies 4.0 in Tourism, Services & Marketing – July 11-13 (web-based)
IDSTA2021: The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications, (15.11.2021-16.11.2021), Tartu, Estonia (web-based);
IOTSMS2021: The International conference on Internet of Things, Systems, Management and Security (6.12.2021-9.12.2021), Valencia, Spain (web-based);
ICEGOV2021: 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance “Smart Digital Governance for Global Sustainability” (6.10.2021-8.10.2021), Athens (hybrid mode);
European Biobank Week 2021 “Biobanking for our Future – Opportunities Unlocked” (8.11.2021-10.11.2021), Belgium (web-based);
International Conference and Expo on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials 2021 – Invited Speaker (16.09.2021-18.09.2021), (web-based);
RCIS2021: The Fifteenth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Cyprus (11.05.2021 – 14.05.2021), (web-based);

IoTSMS2020: The 7th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security, France, (14.12.2020 – 16.12.2020), (web-based);
SNAMS2020: The Fourth International Workshop on Data Science Engineering and its Applications (DSEA 2020) in conjunction with The Seventh International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security, France, (14.12.2020 – 16.12.2020), (web-based);
MCNA2020: The Fourth International Conference on Multimedia Computing, Networking and Applications, Spain, (19.10.2020 – 22.10.2020), (web-based);
IHCI2020: 14th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction in conjunction with 14th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Croatia, (23.07.2020 – 25.07.2020), (web-based);
ICT2020: 13th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings in conjunction with 14th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Croatia (21.07.2020 – 23.07.2020), (web-based);
ICEIS2020: 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Czech Republic, (05.05.2019 – 07.05.2019), (web-based);
SNAMS2019: The Third International Workshop on Data Science Engineering and its Applications (DSEA 2019) in conjunction with The Sixth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security, Spain, (22.10.2019 – 25.10.2019);
eHealth2019: 11th International Conference on e-Health in conjunction with 13th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (17.07.2019 – 19.07.2019), Portugal, Porto;
ICEIS2019: 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (03.05.2019 – 05.06.2019), Crete, Heraklion;
SNAMS2018: The Second International Workshop on Data Science Engineering and its Applications (DSEA2018) in conjunction with The 5th International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (15.10.2018 – 18.10.2018), Spain;
DB&IS2018: 13th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems (Baltic DB&IS 2018) (01.07.2018 – 04.07.2018), Lithuania, Trakai.

Local conferences and congresses (including international)
79th international scientific conference of the University of Latvia, Cognitive Science, Latvia
79th international scientific conference of the University of Latvia, Data Science and information Technologies, Latvia
The 14th conference of Latvian Association of Open Technologies “How to Stay Open in the New Era“. Latvian Open Technologies Association (LATA), Latvia
The 13th conference of Latvian Association of Open Technologies “Data-driven nation”.  Latvian Open Technologies Association (LATA) , Latvia 
DIG-IN Forum (POP-UP Demo center), Ministry of Economy, Latvia
77th international scientific conference of the University of Latvia, Latvia
76th international scientific conference of the University of Latvia, Latvia 
Publications2022
Lnenicka, M., Nikiforova, A., Luterek, M., Azeroual, O., Ukpabi, D., Valtenbergs, V., Machova, R. (2022) Transparency of open data ecosystems in smart cities: definition and assessment of the maturity of transparency in 22 smart cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.103906, Q1, Impact Factor: 7.587, SNIP: 2.347, CiteScore: 10.7
Lněnička, M., Nikiforova, A., Saxena, S. and Singh, P. (2022), Investigation into the adoption of open government data among students: the behavioural intention-based comparative analysis of three countries, Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 74 No. 3, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-08-2021-0249, Q1 (Library and Information Sciences), Impact Factor: 2.343, SNIP: 1.132, CiteScore: 3.3
Saxena, S., Shao, D., Nikiforova, A., Thapliyal, R. (2022), Invoking blockchain technology in e-government services: a cybernetic perspective, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 246-258. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPRG-10-2021-0128, Q2 (Information Systems and Management), SNIP: 0.705, CiteScore: 2.8
Azeroual, O., Jha, M., Nikiforova, A., Sha, K., Alsmirat, M., & Jha, S. (2022). A Record Linkage-Based Data Deduplication Framework with DataCleaner Extension. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 6(4), 27, https://doi.org/10.3390/mti6040027, SNIP: 1.63, CiteScore: 3.7 (Q2 – Computer Science Applications)
Azeroual, O., Schöpfel, J., Ivanović, D., & Nikiforova, A. (2022). Combining Data Lake and Data Wrangling for Ensuring Data Quality in CRIS. CRIS2022: 15th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems, May 2022, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pre-print)
Azeroual, O.; Nikiforova, A. Apache Spark and MLlib-Based Intrusion Detection System or How the Big Data Technologies Can Secure the Data. Information 2022, 13, 58, Impact Factor: 2.343, SNIP: 1.012, CiteScore: 3.0
Nikiforova A., Tiwari S., Rovite V., Kante N., Klovins J. (2022) Evaluation and Visualization of Healthcare Semantic Models, Semantic Models in IoT and eHealth Applications, Ed. S. Tiwari, F. Ortiz Rodriguez, M.A. Jabbar, ISBN: 9780323917735, Academic Press 2022
Chang V., Xiao L., Nikiforova A., Xu Q., Liu B. (2022) The Study of PGP Web of Trust Based on Social Network Analysis, International Journal of Business Information Systems, SNIP: 0.551, CiteScore: 1.7 (forthcoming)
Chang V., Marshall R., Xu Q., Nikiforova N. (2022) E-Commerce Assistant Application incorporating Machine Learning Image Classification, International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Impact Factor: 1.3, SNIP: 0.467, CiteScore: 1.3 (forthcoming)
Lnenicka, M., Luterek, M., & Nikiforova, A. (2022). Benchmarking open data efforts through indices and rankings: Assessing development and contexts of use. Telematics and Informatics, 66, 101745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2021.101745, Q1, Impact factor: 6.182, SNIP: 2.912, CiteScore: 13.2
Nikiforova A., Daskevics A., Otmane A., “NoSQL security: can my data-driven decision-making be affected from outside?,” In Big data & decision-making: how big data is relevant across fields and domains, Emerald Studies in Politics and Technology, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022 (accepted, in print)
Nikiforova A., Data security as a top priority in the digital world: preserve data value by being proactive and thinking security first (pre-print) submitted to Research and Innovation Forum 2022, edited by Anna Visvizi, Orlando Troisi, Mara Grimaldi, 2022, Springer Nature Switzerland AG (Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland)
Nikiforova, A., Alor, M. A., & Lytras, M. D. (2022). The role of open data in transforming the society to Society 5.0: a resource or a tool for SDG-compliant Smart Living? arXiv preprint arXiv:2206.11784.

2021
Nikiforova A. & Lnenicka M. (2021) A multi-perspective knowledge-driven approach for analysis of the demand side of the Open Government Data portal, Government Information Quarterly, Volume 38, Issue 4, 2021, 101622, ISSN 0740-624X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2021.101622, Q1, Impact Factor 7.279, SNIP: 3.393, CiteScore: 11.6
Mutambik, I., Nikiforova, A., Almuqrin, A. H., Liu, D., Floos, A., Omar, T. (2021) Benefits of Open Government Data initiatives in Saudi Arabia and barriers to their implementation, Journal of Global Information Management, Q3, Impact Factor 1.55, SNIP: 0.866, CiteScore: 2.4
Daskevics, A., Nikiforova, A. (2021) IoTSE-based open database vulnerability inspection in three Baltic countries: ShoBEVODSDT sees you, The 8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security (IOTSMS 2021), December 6-9, 2021, Gandia, Spain.
Nikiforova, A., Kozmina, N. (2021) Stakeholder-centred Identification of Data Quality Issues: Knowledge that Can Save Your Business, 2021 Second International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA), November 15-16, 2021. Tartu, Estonia
Daskevics, A., Nikiforova, A. (2021) ShoBeVODSDT: Shodan and Binary Edge based vulnerable open data sources detection tool or what Internet of Things Search Engines know about you, 2021 Second International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA), November 15-16, 2021. Tartu, Estonia
Nikiforova, A. (2021) Smarter Open Government Data for Society 5.0: Are Your Open Data Smart Enough?. Sensors. 2021; 21(15):5204, https://doi.org/10.3390/s21155204, Q1 (JCR, CiteScore), Impact factor: 3.576 (2020), SNIP: 1.555, CiteScore: 5.8
Nikiforova A. (2021) Towards enrichment of the open government data: a stakeholder-centered determination of high-value data sets for Latvia, 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance Proceedings (ICEGOV 2021), October 6-8, 2021, Athens, Greece, ACM, New York, NY, USA
Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., Karnitis, G., Nikiforova, A., Oditis, I. (2021). Analysis of Concurrent Execution of Business Processes, Baltic J. Modern Computing, Vol. 9(2021), No. 4, 466-489, https://doi.org/10.22364/bjmc.2021.9.4.06, (will be indexed in Scopus, Web of Science), Q4, SNIP: 0.524.
Bicevskis J., Nikiforova A., Karnitis G., Bicevska Z., Oditis I. (2021) Risks of Concurrent Execution in E-Commerce Processes, In 2021 16th Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)
Nikiforova, A., & McBride, K. (2021) Open government data portal usability: A user-centred usability analysis of 41 open government data portals. Telematics and Informatics, 58, 101539, Q1, Impact factor: 6.182, SNIP: 2.912, CiteScore: 13.2
Lnenicka M., Nikiforova A. (2021) Transparency-by-design: What is the role of open data portals?, Telematics and Informatics, Volume 61, 2021, 101605, ISSN 0736-5853, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2021.101605, Q1, Impact factor: 6.182, SNIP: 2.912, CiteScore: 13.2.
Marcenko I., Nikiforova A. (2021) Digitalization in Sports to Connect Child’s Sport Clubs, Parents and Kids: Simple Solution for Tackling Social and Psychological Issues. In: Cherfi S., Perini A., Nurcan S. (eds) Research Challenges in Information Science. RCIS 2021. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 415. Springer, Cham, Q3, IF: 0.77.
Nikiforova A., Bicevskis J., Bicevska Z., Oditis I. (2021) Data Quality Model-Based Testing of Information Systems: Two-Level Testing of the Insurance System. In: Ziemba E., Chmielarz W. (eds) Information Technology for Management: Towards Business Excellence. ISM 2020, FedCSIS-IST 2020. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 413. Springer, Cham. Q3, IF: 0.77, SNIP: 0.493, CiteScore: 1.5
2020
Nikiforova, A., Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., & Oditis, I. (2020). Data Quality Model-based Testing of Information Systems: the Use-case of E-scooters. In 2020 7th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security (IOTSMS 2020)
Nikiforova, A. (2020, October). Timeliness of Open Data in Open Government Data Portals Through Pandemic-related Data: a long data way from the publisher to the user. In 2020 Fourth International Conference on Multimedia Computing, Networking and Applications (MCNA) (pp. 131-138). IEEE.
Nikiforova, A., Bicevskis, J., Karnitis, G. (2020). Towards a Concurrence Analysis in Business Processes. In 2020 7th International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS 2020)
Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., Nikiforova, A., & Oditis, I. (2020, September). Data Quality Model-based Testing of Information Systems. In 2020 15th Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) (pp. 595-602). IEEE.
Nikiforova, A. (2020). Comparative analysis of national open data portals or whether your portal is ready to bring benefits from open data. In IADIS International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings (pp. 21-23).
Nikiforova, A. (2020). Assessment of the usability of Latvia’s open data portal or how close are we to gaining benefits from open data. In IADIS 14th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (pp. 51-28).
Nikiforova, A. (2020). Definition and Evaluation of Data Quality: User-Oriented Data Object-Driven Approach to Data Quality Assessment. Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, 8(3), 391-432, Q4, SNIP: 0.524
Nikiforova, A., & Bicevskis, J. (2020). Towards a Business Process Model-based Testing of Information Systems Functionality. In ICEIS (2) (pp. 322-329).
Nikiforova, A., Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., & Oditis, I. (2020). User-Oriented Approach to Data Quality Evaluation. J. UCS, 26(1), 107-126, Q2, Impact factor: 0.91; SNIP: 0.67, CiteScore: 2.0
2019
Bicevskis, J., Nikiforova, A., Bicevska, Z., Oditis, I., & Karnitis, G. (2019, October). A Step Towards a Data Quality Theory. In 2019 Sixth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) (pp. 303-308). IEEE.
Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., Nikiforova, A., & Oditis, I. (2019, September). Towards Data Quality Runtime Verification. In 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) (pp. 639-643).
Nikiforova, A. (2019). Analysis of Open Health Data Quality Using Data Object-Driven Approach to Data Quality Evaluation: Insights from a Latvian Context. In IADIS International Conference e-Health (pp. 119-126).
Nikiforova, A., & Bicevskis, J. (2019). An Extended Data Object-driven Approach to Data Quality Evaluation: Contextual Data Quality Analysis. In ICEIS (1) (pp. 274-281).
2018
Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., Nikiforova, A., & Oditis, I. (2018, October). An Approach to Data Quality Evaluation. In 2018 Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) (pp. 196-201). IEEE.
Bicevskis, J., Bicevska, Z., Nikiforova, A., & Oditis, I. (2018). Data quality evaluation: a comparative analysis of company registers’ open data in four European countries. In FedCSIS (Communication Papers) (pp. 197-204).
Nikiforova, A., & Bicevska, Z. (2018). Application of LEAN Principles to Improve Business Processes: a Case Study in Latvian IT Company. Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, 6(3), 247-270.
Nikiforova, A. (2018). Open Data Quality Evaluation: A Comparative Analysis of Open Data in Latvia. Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, 6(4), 363-386.
Nikiforova, A. (2018). Open Data Quality, CEUR.
Academic workOpen government data in a data-driven world – 3 ECTS (master and doctoral student programmes),
Databases II (in Latvian) – 3 ECTS,
Databases II (in English) – 3 ECTS,
Seminar I, II, III, IV (“Open data and data quality“) – 3 ECTS
Software Engineering (practical labs, foreign students – in English) – 9 ECTS
Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals (practices, foreign students – in English) – 4.5 ECTS
Bachelor’s thesis (and other undergraduate thesis) advisor – 19 theses (see the list here)


Guest Lecture (2022)The role of open data in the development of sustainable smart cities and smart society“, the Federal University of Technology – Parana (UTFPR, Brazil), May 5
Guest Lecture (2021) Open data: ecosystem, current and future trends, success stories and barriers“, the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) (Norway, web-based), October 25
Guest Lecture (2021)Open data potential“, LU Faculty of Social Sciences/ Institute for Social and Political Studies, Latvia, October 4

Lecture “From databases to Business Intelligence and data quality” delivered to participants of the School of Excellence (in collaboration with the youth Foundation “Vertical” (“Vertikāle”))
Lecture “Open data: ecosystem, use-case, potential advantages and open questions” delivered to participants of the School of Excellence (in collaboration with the youth Foundation “Vertical” (“Vertikāle”))

Mentor for Latvian open data hackathon for pupils 2020, organizers: National Centre for Education Republic of Latvia and Latvian Open technology Association
Mentor for Latvian open data hackathon for pupils 2021

Expert for the “Idea Laboratory 2021” in scope of the Emerging Technologies and Innovations Days of University of Latvia 2021
Science and research projects2021-present: H2020_Integromed “Integration of knowledge and biobank resources in comprehensive translational approach for personal prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders” (857572), Horizon2020, database programmer
2021-present: DECIDE “Development of a dynamic informed consent system for biobank and citizen science data management, quality control and integration”, ERDF funded, volunteer/ IT-expert
1/01/2021 – 1/10/2021 Research Nr. 1.15.Optimizing e-mobility solutions using artificial intelligence” (the IT Competence Centre project in collaboration with industry), ERDF volunteer/ Researcher (Dr.).
5/11/2020-3/12/2020: SAM 8.3.2.1/16/I/002Improvement of support of educational institutions for development of individual competencies of students”, ESF expert
1/04/2020 – 1/10/2021: Research Nr. 1.6. Analysis of concurrency in business process models” (the IT Competence Centre project in collaboration with industry), ERDF Researcher (Dr.).
 1/10/2019 – 31/03/2020 Research Nr. 1.7.Use of business process models for complete testing of information systems functionality” (the IT Competence Centre project in collaboration with industry), ERDF Researcher (Dr.).
 1/08/2017 – 1/05/2018 Research Nr. 1.8. Data quality management by executable business process models” (The IT Competence Centre project in collaboration with industry). ERDF, volunteer/ scientific assistant.
Editorial membershipEditorial Board Member for BMC Research Notes (Springer Nature), SNIP: 0.941, CiteScore: 2.6, SJR: 0.608 (Open Access)
Editorial Board Member for eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM), SNIP: 0.232, CiteScore: 1.1, SJR: 0.135 (Open Access)
Area Editor: Cambridge Press, Data & Policy (Open Access)
Associate Editor for the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) (IGI Global), SNIP: 0.694, CiteScore: 4.0, SJR: 0.32 (Open Access)
Topic Editor of Digital Transformation and E-Government for Sustainability, IF: 3.251, CiteScore: 3.9, Big Data and Cognitive Computing, CiteScore: 5.3 (Open Access), Future Internet, CiteScore: 4.1, Information, CiteScore: 3.0, Digital

…-2022:
Guest Editor for Special Issue in the MDPI Energies “Hybrid Data-Driven and Physical Modelling for Energy-Related Problems: Towards Smarter Energy Management”, SNIP: 1.161, CiteScore: 4.7, SJR: 0.598, IF: 3.004 (Open Access)

Invited reviewer for high-quality journals:
2020-2022 – Elsevier Technological Forecasting and Social Change (IF: 8.593 (2022));
2022 – Springer Nature, Scientific Data (IF: 9.051);
2022 – Emerald Information and Learning Sciences (Impact Factor: 1.5 (2020));
2022 – Cambridge University Press, Data & Policy;
2022 – eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM);
2022 – International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHC) (Impact Factor: 4.920 (2021));
2022 – Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (IF: 1.831 (2021));
2020-2021 – IEEE Access (Impact Factor: 3.74 (2019));
2021 – Elsevier Government Information Quarterly (Impact Factor: 5.098 (2019));
2021 – Emerald Publishing journal Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (IF: 2.317 (2020));
2020-2021 – Emerald Publishing journal Online Information Review (IF: 2.59 (2020));
2021 – Emerald Publishing, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance (IF: 2.01 (2020));
2021 – BMC Research Notes (Springer Nature) (Impact Factor: 1.66);
2022 – Springer, Journal of Chinese Political Science (Impact Factor: 1.694 (2020))
2020-2022 – MDPI Big Data and Cognitive Computing (IF: 4.2); Sensors (IF: 3.275 (2019)); Information; Data; Systems; Sustainability (IF: 2.576 (2019)); Future Internet (IF: 3.64); Energies IF: 3.004 (2020)); Buildings (IF: 2.8 (2019)); Applied Sciences (IF: 2.474 (2019)).
2020 – ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (Impact Factor: 3.75 (2020)).
Organizational
responsibilities
2022 – organizational committee member
EGETC2022 – Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies  Conference – general chair
Data for Policy 2022: ecosystem of innovation and virtual-physical interaction – area editor, PC member
IDSTA2022 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA2022)
– publicity chair, PC member
RiiForum2022Research and Innovation Forum 2022 (RII), organizer of the panel “Security of data storage facilities: is your database sufficiently protected?”

2022 – technical committee member
EGOV2022 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2022 in conjunction with 23rd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research”
Data for Policy 2022: Ecosystems of innovation and virtual-physical interactions
ADBIS2022 – 26th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, 2nd Workshop on Advances Data Systems Management, Engineering & Analytics
EGETC2022 – Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies  Conference
ICT2022 – International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings (ICT) part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
IHCI2022 – International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction” (IHCI) part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
IDSTA2022 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications
CSAE2022 – The 6th International Conference on Computer Science and Application Engineering
RiiForum2022 – Research and Innovation Forum 2022
iLRN2022 – The International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), USA
FedCSIS2022 / ISM2022 – Conference on Information Systems Management (ISM), part of the Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems (FedCSIS)
ESWC 2022 – International Workshop on Knowledge Graph Generation from Text (Text2KG) co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference

2021 – organizational committee member
IDSTA2021 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA2021) – publicity chair and session chair
DTL2021 – The Fourth International Workshop on Deep and Transfer Learning – publicity chair
COMPandemics2021 – The Second International Workshop on Computing for Pandemics – publicity chair

2021 – technical committee member
EGOV2021 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2021 in conjunction with 22nd Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research”, Spain
IWDLQ2021 – International Workshop on Deep Learning for Question Answering, USA
ICT2021 – 14th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings” in conjunction with 15th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Croatia
KGSWC2021 – Iberoamerican Knowledge Graph and Semantic Web, USA
ISAIC2021 – The 2021 International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing, China
iLRN2021 – The International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), USA
IDSTA2021 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA2021)
SOTICS2021 – The Eleventh International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2021), Spain
IoTBDS – The International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security, Czech
IEEE CCN-CPS 2021 – IEEE International Conference on Communications, WS-17: Workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems, Canada

2020 – technical committee member
ISAIC2020 – The 2020 International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing, China
IDSTA2020 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA2020), Spain
DTL2020 – The Third International Workshop on Deep and Transfer Learning, Spain
SOTICS2020 – The Tenth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2020), Portugal
EGOV2020 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2020 part of 21st Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Sweden (web-based)
iLRN 2020: 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, USA
DSEA2019: The Third International Workshop on Data Science Engineering and its Applications (DSEA 2019) – The Sixth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS-2019), Spain

2020 – organizational committee member
IDSTA2020 – The International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications (IDSTA2020), Spain – publicity chair
MCNA2020 – The Fourth International Conference on Multimedia Computing, Networking and Applications (MCNA2020), Spain – publicity chair
DTL2020 – The Fourth International Workshop on Deep and Transfer Learning – publicity chair
COMPandemics2020 – The Second International Workshop on Computing for Pandemics – publicity chair
ESSLLI2020 – 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Latvia

Session chair
Moderator of the panel for RiiForum2022 – Research and Innovation Forum 2022
Session chair for the “International Conference on Intelligent Data Science Technologies and Applications” (IDSTA2021) – 2 sessions
Session chair “User studies and fieldwork” for “14th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction” (IHCI2020)
Session chair (Globalization and ICT) for “13th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings” (ICT2020)
Session chair (Desirable goals and ICT) for “13th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings” (ICT2020)
Awards2022: Research & Innovation Forum (Rii Forum 2022) Panel Moderation Award as the recognition of the academic merit, quality of moderation, scheduling, and discussion held during the panel “Business in the era of pervasive digitalization”
2021: LATA (Latvian Open Technologies Association) award 2020 for promotion of open data and open technologies
2020: FedCSIS2020/ ISM2020 Best Paper Award for the “Data Quality Model-based Testing of Information System”, 15th Conference on Information Systems Management (ISM’2020)
2020: IoTSMS2020 Best paper nominee, “Data Quality Model-based Testing of Information Systems: the Use-case of E-scooters”, The 7th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security
2019: Nominee for WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019 as one of the most exceptional contributors of early career researchers to the improvement of scientific data stewardship.
2019: Winner of the best Master’s Thesis in Computer Science of the year ZIBIT 2019.
2018: Lady Ada Lovelace Award to the best female computer science student in Latvia for active and productive work, as well as promotion of the field of computer science.
2018-2019 and 2017-2018: Emergn (previously Exigen Services Latvia) and Riga Technical University Development Fund Excellence Scholarship to the most outstanding students of Latvia in the field of IT.
Courses and certificationsThe 9th International Summer School On Open and Collaborative Governance (opengov2022) (organized by the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean)
• DeepLearn 2022 Summer School (organized by Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice – IRDTA, Brussels/London, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) DelftX & edX platform online MOOC “Open Science: Sharing Your Research with the World(2021)
Open University, online course “Introduction to Cyber Security” (2015)
• Enisa workshop/ course “Artifact Analysis and Digital Forensics” (2015)
AssociationsTask Force member, “FAIR Metrics and Data Quality”, EOSC (European Open Science Cloud)
Expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences (The Latvian Academy of Sciences) – Natural Sciences – Computer and information sciences
BBMRI-ERIC Quality Management Services for Basic and Applied Research (BBMRI.QM), representative of BBMRI Latvian National Node
Expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences (The Latvian Academy of Sciences) – Engineering and Technology-Electrical Engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Expert of the Latvian Council of Sciences (The Latvian Academy of Sciences) – Social Sciences – Economics and Business
COST Expert (European cooperation in Science & Technology)
Associate member of Latvian Open Technology Association