Tomas Sabol, prof., PhD



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Faculty of Economics
Technical University of Kosice
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice
Slovak Republic

Tomas Sabol is professor of artificial intelligence at the Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Economics, Slovak Republic. His professional background is in information and communication technologies. His research interests are in e-Government, knowledge management, semantic technologies, project management, investments, Information Society and Knowledge Economy development.

Tomas has extensive experience in participation and management of international R&D and educational projects, so far participated in about 17 FP7, FP6, FP5, FP4, eTEN projects, two times being the project coordinator (IST-1999-20364 Webocracy, IST 027020 Access-eGov). As a subcontractor participated in 13 EU tenders in the area of ICT.

Tomas has served as an evaluator and rapporteur of European eGovernment Award programme (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003), evaluator and rapporteur of FP5 & FP6 IST projects, evaluator of eParticipation projects (2007, 2006) etc. In 2003-2005 Tomas was a member of the eEurope Advisory Group (Expert Chamber). He is member of boards of several national and international conferences and journals, collaborating also with several organisations Europe-wide. Published about 160 papers in books, journals and proceedings of national and international conferences


Areas of professional interest:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Semantic technologies and Knowledge management
  • Information Society and Knowledge Economy development
  • e-Government
  • Project management
  • Investments, investment project appraisal

Courses taught:

  • Project Management
  • Investment project appraisal

PhD students:

  • Lucia Fabiánová (2014 - )
  • Damián Pastor (2013 - )
  • Pavel Kisela (2013 - )
  • Martina Lučkaničová (2010 - 2013)
  • Zuzana Somogyiová (2009 - 2012)
  • Katarína Hiľovská (2008 - 2011)
  • Marek Skokan (2007 - 2011)
  • Jozef Bolha (2007 - 2010)
  • Viliam Vajda (2005 - 2008)
  • Peter Bednar (2002 - 2005)
  • Peter Butka (2002 - 2005)
  • Robert Kende (1998 - 2001)
  • Jan Hreno (1998 - 2001)
  • Karol Furdik (1995 – 2000)


Project participation:

International R&D Projects:

  • Grant agreement No.:  “314887 “Urban Sensing through User Generated Contents” (Urban Sensing), FP7, Research for the benefit of specific groups, 2012-2014.
  • Grant agreement No.:318216 “Integrating Active, Flexible and Responsive Tertiary Prosumers into aSmart Distribution Grid“ (INERTIA),  FP7, STREP, 2012-2015.
  • Contract No. 288150, “Occupant Aware, Intelligent and Adaptive Enterprises” (Adapt4EE), FP7, STREP, 2011-2014.
  • Contract No. 288136, “Building a global multidisciplinary digital governance and policy modelling research and practice community” (eGovPoliNet), FP7, CSA, 2011- 2014.
  • Contract No. 257852 Enabling business-based Internet of Things and Services An Interoperability platform for a Real-world populated Internet of Things domain (ebbits), FP7, IP, 2010-2014,
  • Contract No. 248128 “Open Collaboration for Policy Modelling (OCOPOMO)”, FP7, STREP, 2010-2012,
  • Contract No. 217098 „Secure Process-oriented Integrative Service Infrastructure for Networked Enterprises (SPIKE)”, FP7, STREP, 2008-2011,
  • IST-2005-034891 „Networked Embedded System Middleware for Heterogeneous Physical Devices in a Distributed Architecture (HYDRA)“, FP6, IP, 2006-2010,
  • Contract No. 027020, “Access to e-Government Services Employing Semantic Technologies (Access-eGov)”, IST FP6, STREP, 2006-2009, Project coordinator,
  • Contract No. 27219, “The Democracy Network (DEMO_net)”, IST FP6, NoE, 2006-2009,
  • Contract No. 027128, “Semantic-enabled Agile Knowledge-based e-Government (SAKE)”, IST FP6, STREP, 2006-2009,
  • eTEN Project No 517476, Interoperability Initiative for a European e-health area (I2-Health). Support action, eTEN Programme, 2005-2007,
  • IST-1999-20364 “Web Technologies Supporting Direct Participation in Democratic Processes (Webocracy)“. IST FP5 Project, 2000-2003, Project coordinator,
  • IST-2000-29518 eVOTE. IST FP5 STREP, 2003-2004.
  • IST-1999-29088 „Providing Innovative Service Models and Assessment (PRISMA)“. IST FP5 Project, 2001-2003,
  • IST-2000-26224 “Best eEurope Practices (BEEP)”. IST FP5 Project, 2002-2003,
  • HPSE-CT-2001-00065 „EU Integration and the Prospects for Catch-Up Development in CEECs. The Determinants of the Productivity Gap (Productivity Gap)". FP5 Project, 2001-2004,
  • IST-2000-26393 „European Knowledge Management Forum“. Thematic network.
  • Esprit Project 29065 “Web in Support of Knowledge Management in Company (KnowWeb)”. FP4 project, 1998-2001,
  • Esprit Project 29015 “Enriching Representations of Work to Support Organisational Learning (ENRICH)”. FP4 Project, 1998-2000,
  • COPERNICUS project CIPA CT94 0149 "Environment for Configuration Design (ENCODE)". 1994-1997,

Subcontractor in EU R&D projects:

Participation/subcontractor in tenders issued by the EC:

  • Role and Impact of Professional and Scientific Societies in ICT Research, Education and Innovation, SMART 2009/0061, contractor: SMA, Poland & APINTECH, Greece, 2010.
  • Analysis of the Role of Creativity and Innovation in School curricula in EU 27 (ICEAC), EC Contract No. 151349-2009 A08 DE, contractor empirica GmBH, Germany, 2009
  • Mapping and Evaluation of Existing Platforms within the Cultural Sector (EACEA), EC Contract No. 2009/1125/1 EACEA/2008/06, contractor empirica GmBH, Germany, 2009
  • eHealth Benchmarking. Subcontract agreement under EC contract No. 30-CE-0160355/00-37, contractor: empirica GmBH, Germany, 2008.
  • Ex Post Evaluation of Cohesion Policy Programmes 2000 – 2006 co-financed by the ERDF. Work Package 6: Enterprise environment and innovation. Contractor: Danish Technological Institute, Denmark, 2008.
  • Multi-channel delivery strategies and sustainable business models for public services addressing socially disadvantaged groups [Contract Number 30-CE-0161843/00-50]. Contractor: ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008-2009.
  • Benchmarkimg Sectoral Policy Initiatives in Support of eBusiness for SME´s. Contract NO.S12.449074, contractor: empirica GmBH, Germany, 2007.
  • Benchmarking eSkills Policies on multi-stakeholder partnerships. Contract No. S12.444992, contractor: empirica GmBH, Germany, 2007.
  • Measures to increase trust and confidence of consumers in the Information Society (CONSTRUST). Contract NO.30-CE-0033938/00-70, contractor: empirica GmBH, Germany, 2006 - 2007
  • MeAc - Measuring Progress of eAccessibility in Europe (eAccessibility). Contract NO. 30-CE0039801/00-96, contractor: Empirica GmBH, Germany, 2006 – 2007.
  • eTEN Study, Contract No. C28955 “Study on trans-European deployment potential, sustainability and exploitation models for public services in the context of an enlarged European Union”. For the eTEN Unit of DG Information Society, European Commission, contractor: Danish Technological Institute, Denmark.
  • Study: “eBusiness Market Watch”, for the European Commission, Contract No. FIF 20030224, contractor: empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH, Germany.
  • ENISA study: “Member States’ Activities in Information and network Security – Inventory and Best Practices Guide”, contractor: empirica Gesellschaft fur Kommunikations − und Technologieforschung Mbh, Germany

International Educational Projects:

  • Tempus IB_JEP-41063-2006 (HR) “Enhancing Absorption Capacity of EU Programmes in Croatia (InterProject)”. 2007-2009, Project contractor.
  • TEMPUS Phare IB_JEP 14337-99 “Facilitating Accession to EU Market for Slovak SMEs (EXPO)”. 1999-2001, Project Contractor.
  • TEMPUS Phare IB_JEP 13423-98 “Public Administration Training in Support of EU Accession (PATRISEA)”. 1998-2001, Project contractor.
  • Leonardo da Vinci Project SK/98/2/05020/pl/II.1.1.b “Educational Consultation Services and Development of Educational Standards for Vocational Training (EDUCRATOS)”. 1998-2001, Project contractor.
  • TEMPUS Phare Joint European Project (JEP) 11025/96 "Distance Learning Network in Quality Management (DILEMA)". 1996-1998, Project contractor.
  • TEMPUS Phare JEP 09428/95 "Development of Centres for Continuing Education (DECENT)". 1995-1998, Project Co-ordinator.


Membership in Committees/Boards etc.:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Kosice IT Valley; NGO, not-for-profit association of IT companies, regional government and universities,, 2007 – present.
  • Evaluator and Rapporteur of the European eGovernment Awards Programme, in 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003.
  • Special Issue Editorial Board. Information Technology for Development. Information Technology Success Factors and Models in Developing and Emerging Economies, USA, 2009.
  • Evaluator of project proposals submitted under eParticipation Action, European Commission, in 2007, 2006.
  • Member of the eEurope Advisory Group, Expert Chamber (Advisory group to the European Commission), February 2004 - December 2005.
  • Reviewer (and Rapporteur) of FP5 IST projects, 2005, 2004.
  • Evaluator of FP6 IST projects, Call 2 (Strategic Objective "Applications and services for the mobile user and worker"), November 2003.
  • National expert and correspondent for e-Business W@tch Initiative (, e-Business surveys carried out by Empirica GmBH ( for the European Commission.
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the “Information Society Developments in the New Member States and Candidate Countries” Research Program of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission, Seville, Spain, September 2005 - present.
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research., 2005 - present.
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies EC-WEB 2004 – 2009,
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the “Journal of Economics”, 2001-2005.
  • Member of the Science Board of the Hi-Tech Incubator Kosice,, 2005-2007
  • Member of the Information Society Technologies Programme Committee (IST PC), 5th Framework Programme, representative of the Slovak Republic, Brussels, 1999-2001.
  • etc.

Civil Society experience:

  • Member of the Board of the Agency for the Support of Regional Development, Kosice,, 2004-2005.
  • Member of the Board of the Open Society Foundation, Slovakia,, 1999-2004.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Carpathian Foundation,, 1996-1999.
  • Secretary General of the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities (member universities from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine,, 1994-2006.

Publication activity

160+ scientific papers in proceedings of international and domestic conferences, in international and domestic journals, books etc.

Invited speaker at several international workshops and conferences, events organised by the European Commission etc.

Here is a list of publications

Short stays at academic and commercial institutions in: USA, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine.

Personal interests:

literature, philosophy, fine arts, travelling, hiking
Honorary citizen of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Dnes je: 29.09.2022. Katedra bankovníctva a investovania, Ekonomická fakulta TU v Košiciach.
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