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  • SMART 2016 – Pre-conference MOOCSMART 2016 – Pre-conference MOOC
    This MOOC consists of selected conference presentations as short videos that demonstrate the main outcomes of the authors’ contributions. The scope is to enhance the discussions and exchange between the participants in the conference and …
  • BRAND: Symbolic Relationships in AdvertisementsBRAND: Symbolic Relationships in Advertisements
    When talking about advertisements, one would certainly link them to the word “symbol”, as the advertisements prepare for the products that they recommend a rich symbolic life. Since the products are different, the symbolic life should also …
  • BRAIN: The Technological Advent and Dynamics of the Network Society. The “MiddleAged Approach”
    In the latest BRAIN journal, a few researchers joined forces in developing a study on Technological Advent and Dynamics of the Network Society, with a reference to the MiddleAged Approach. Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, Elena-Alexandra Gorgos,  Andreia-Gabriela …
  • BRAIN: Generation Y Students in Social MediaBRAIN: Generation Y Students in Social Media
    Daniela Popescul and Mircea Georgescu present a new research indexed in BRAIN Journal on a very actual topic: Generation Y Students in Social Media. The purpose of this study is to estimate what it is known …
  • BRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global ProblemBRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global Problem
    In the latest volume of the BRAND journal, Elena Cristina Pană and Ileana Nișulescu from Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania give some additional understanding about corruption, from a worldwide perspective. Corruption in the public sector …
  • BRAIN: Conscience in Language TeachingBRAIN: Conscience in Language Teaching
    Conscience in Language Teaching and its Relationship with Language Proficiency and Emotional Intelligence of EFL Teachers by Sedighe Jalili Kalangestani was published here. Several factors contribute to the efficacy of an English language teacher, among which, …
  • LiBRI: Virgil’s Inferno. Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of AeneidLiBRI: Virgil’s Inferno. Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of Aeneid
    Roxana Maria Fanuţ from West University of Timisoara has developed a study on Virgil’s Inferno, with an emphasis on the Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of Aeneid. This paper looks to offer a clearer …
  • LiBRI: Death Obsession in Anton Holban’s Novels
    Death is a topic of interest for most of us and it is safe to affirm that it generates, depending on temperament and cultural level, completly different views. The theme of death is fundamental in …
  • LiBRI: Le rôle de la langue roumaine dans le processus d’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur roumainLiBRI: Le rôle de la langue roumaine dans le processus d’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur roumain
    Le dernier numéro de la revue LiBRI présente, parmi les autres, l’article écrit par Oana-Luiza Barbu intitulé « Le Rôle de la Langue Roumaine dans le Processus d’Internationalisation de l’Enseignement Supérieur Roumain », à travers lequel l’auteure …
  • SMART 2017 International ConferenceSMART 2017 International Conference
    SMART 2017 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Timișoara, Romania, between September 8 and September 9, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three …
  • LiBRI: Questioning Communication Models and ConstructsLiBRI: Questioning Communication Models and Constructs
    LiBRI is an international journal for specialists in linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and related fields. Paul Rastall is contributing with a research in the latest volume of the LiBRI journal: Questioning Communication Models and Constructs …
  • BRAIN: Classification of Human EmotionBRAIN: Classification of Human Emotion
    An innovative research in BRAIN journal, Classification of Human Emotion from Deap EEG Signal Using Hybrid Improved Neural Networks with Cuckoo Search, academic article provided by M. Sreeshakthy and J. Preethi, both professors at Anna …

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LiBRI: The Sacred in Literature and Arts

We all know that the sacred is present in our lives, but sometimes we cannot understand it and perceive it. This paper represents and endeavor of synthesizing knowledge from the field of arts, literature, art criticism and history of religions, starting with the conception of the sacred from the book The Visual Representation of the Sacred, written by Adrian Stoleriu. The paper has 3 main sections: the Sacred, the Sacred in Literature and the Sacred in Contemporary Works of Art.

The Visual Representation of the Sacred
The Visual Representation of the Sacred

Firstly, the paper defines the word “sacred” as not being related to literature or arts. But, as seen in the next lines, we realize that this word has a very large meaning. Still, the author offers broad perspectives on the Romanian, English and French definitions on the term, also decribing Rudolf Otto’s perspective, a German theologian and philosopher, and one of Mircea Eliade, a Romanian historian of religions. The author focused on the Romanian-French-English perspective of the concept and reveals the origins of the word “sacred”, linking it to its meanings.

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    In the entitled article The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts, Ph.D. and lecturer, Paula Onofrei is aiming to find the common grounds between the art of the Antiquity and the art of the modern era. The article refers to both visual art and literature and their ancient legacy that is still visible today. There is no doubt that Antiquity was and still is a source of inspiration for the modern art. It is undeniable that without the ancient period, not only we would be unable to create a link between the modern art and the past, but…
    Tags: art, literature, onofrei
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    Daniela Dănciulescu (University of Craiova), Mihaela Colhon (University of Craiova) and Gheorghe Grigoraș (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași) worked on a study which extends the method presented in a work of Tudor (Preda) (2010), mainly the method for formal languages generation based on labeled stratified graph representations. The authors consider the stratified graph formalism in a system of knowledge representation and reasoning. The paper offers a method that will be good to be applied for generating any Right Linear Language construction. The paper consists of four sections. The first one is an introductory one, the second sections provides the…
    Tags: mihaela, gutu

BRAIN: Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended Courses

The paper written by Răzvan Bogdan from the Department of Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, includes a presentation of a modality of integrating Embedded Systems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) into blended courses. More than that, it also provides an evaluation of this approach: the sentiment analysis technique.

Twitter sentiment analysis results
Twitter sentiment analysis results

Starting with the explanation of MOOCs, the author insists on one type of courses which is still underrepresented in the field of blended courses – that of embedded systems. Consequently, we can understand that the aim of this paper is to understand, with the help of sentiment analysis, the way in which students react to blending embedded systems MOOCs into embedded system courses. We also find out that the blending variant is applied to Embedded Systems course at “Politehnica” University of Timisoara in Romania, third year of study.

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    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In the latest issue of the BRAIN Journal, Răzvan Bogdan’s paper approaches a modality of integrating MOOCs into embedded systems higher education. The academic field of Embedded Systems aims to enhance student’s understanding through various methods, however students find the concepts as being very monotonous and tend to avoid building practical solutions.…
    Tags: embedded, students, systems, courses, moocs, course, mooc, methods, paper, author
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    Timișoara, Romania, November 17-20, 2016 Venue The sessions will be held in the amphitheatres of the Central Library of the University Politehnica of Timisoara, Bul. V. Parvan No. 2B, Timisoara - http://www.upt.ro/Informatii_library-of-upt_409_en.html. Programme The conference program is subject to change. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 Extended deadline: Nov. 6, 2016 Nov. 6: abstract submission and conference registration (including payment) The final papers should be sent after the day of the conference (by December 15, 2016) Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016: Arrival of participants Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 09:00-09.10: Welcome Talks 09:10-09.50: Keynote speaker Dr. Maria Perifanou (University of Macedonia, CONTA Lab, Greece,…
    Tags: university, timisoara, politehnica
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    SMART 2017 - Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Timișoara, Romania, between September 8 and September 9, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three major themes: artificial intelligence neuroscience cognitive sciences All papers will be published in BRAIN journal, indexed by Thomson-Reuters, in Web of Science. This year, the SMART conference will be held together with the final conference of the NOVAMOOC project: Development and innovative implementation of MOOCs in Higher Education. NOVAMOOC is a project funded by CNCS – UEFISCDI, Human Resources Programme *(Project number: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040, Contract number: 285 / 01.10.2015, Period: October…
    Tags: university, timisoara
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    Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. While engaging online learning process, student support is the crucial element to provide active participation and match learners’ needs and expectations during the process. Within a framework of online pedagogy, learner development is challenging pattern and heart of the online practices which mainly three components have been underlined: (1) student support, (2) institutional support, and (3) teaching learning process including assessment as learning procedure in higher education. This study aims to provide an example of…
    Tags: open, course, online, mooc

BRAIN: Right-Linear Languages Generated in Systems of Knowledge Representation based on LSG

Daniela Dănciulescu (University of Craiova), Mihaela Colhon (University of Craiova) and Gheorghe Grigoraș (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași) worked on a study which extends the method presented in a work of Tudor (Preda) (2010), mainly the method for formal languages generation based on labeled stratified graph representations. The authors consider the stratified graph formalism in a system of knowledge representation and reasoning. The paper offers a method that will be good to be applied for generating any Right Linear Language construction.

The graphical representation of a morphism
The graphical representation of a morphism

The paper consists of four sections. The first one is an introductory one, the second sections provides the theoretical background behind the presented study. The manner in which the language generation mechanism is designed by means of a system of knowledge representation and reasoning is presented in section three and the final section includes concluding ideas and the future study of the researchers.

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    It is well known that the birth of both Romanian language and literature as we know and appreciate them today has its roots in the nineteenth century. Ph.D. Petra-Denisa Tcacenco, in the article entitled The Creation of The Romanian Literary Language Theorized by Gheorghe Asachi, aims to focus on a personality that had a major role in the development of Romanian language: Gheorghe Asachi. Known mostly as a poet, Asachi also dedicated himself to studies regarding the internal mechanisms of the Romanian language. He even got as far as consolidating his own point of view regarding the formation of the…
    Tags: language, gheorghe
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    We all know that the sacred is present in our lives, but sometimes we cannot understand it and perceive it. This paper represents and endeavor of synthesizing knowledge from the field of arts, literature, art criticism and history of religions, starting with the conception of the sacred from the book The Visual Representation of the Sacred, written by Adrian Stoleriu. The paper has 3 main sections: the Sacred, the Sacred in Literature and the Sacred in Contemporary Works of Art. Firstly, the paper defines the word "sacred" as not being related to literature or arts. But, as seen in the…
    Tags: gutu, mihaela

BRAIN: Solving Optimization Problem via Vortex Optimization Algorithm and Cognitive Development Optimization Algorithm

The article written by Ahmet Demir from Harahalli Vocational School, Usak University, Ușak, Turkey and Utku Kose from Computer Sciences Application and Research Center, Usak University, Ușak, Turkey is a research which takes into account the importance of optimization and of solving its problems. They propose intelligent optimization techniques based on Artificial Intelligence in order to use them for optimization problems. So that they can provide a comparative study on the employment of classical optimization solutions and Artificial Intelligence solutions, two optimization algorithms are proposed: Vortex Optimization Algorithm (VOA) and Cognitive Development Optimization Algorithm (CoDOA).

Flow chart of the VOA
Flow chart of the VOA

Optimization is defined as choosing the best set of alternatives for a certain thing, but also taking some rules into consideration. It is not important just in science, but in real life, too. A lot of fields in our life function now according to different applications which use optimization. But things do not stop here. Optimization also brings certain problems with it, as it is constantly changing. Consequently, different advanced optimization solutions have been introduced in time.

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    One of the biggest problems that we can encounter when scaling a picture that’s small to a big dimension is the fact that small scaled image are losing some important bits of information which cannot be recovered when scaled back. This problem though, can be fixed using multi-objective genetic algorithm. Researchers Kishor Datta Gupta and Sajib Sen are describing a genetic algorithm approach to recover lost bits while image resized to the smaller version using the original image data bit counts which are stored while the image is scaled. This method is very scalable to apply in a distributed system.…
    Tags: algorithm, science, intelligence, computer, artificial
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    Starting with 2010, we edit and publish 3 academic journals for scholars around the world. These journals are indexed by various international  indexing services, like Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics / Thomson-Reuters). EBSCO, DOAJ, Google Scholar, CiteSeerX etc. Our journals are interdisciplinary and they cover three main domains of science: BRAIN: Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, ISSN: 2067-3957, E-ISSN: (1-4 issues per year, English) The aim of this journal is to create links between researchers from apparently different scientific fields, such as Computer Science and Neurology. In fact, there are a lot of topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive…
    Tags: science, intelligence, artificial, optimization, computer
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    The aim of this journal is to create links between researchers from apparently different scientific fields, such as Computer Science and Neurology. In fact, there are a lot of topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences that can intersect in the study of the brain and its intelligent functions. Our journal contains (in section BRAINovations and BRAINStorming) peer review articles. These articles should be original unpublished articles of the authors. The peer review process is a blind one. The reviewers are well recognized scientists who are part of our scientific board, and independent reviewers. Some innovative young researchers…
    Tags: intelligence, artificial, computer, science
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    We all know what emotions are and how they can influence someone’s decisions. In many fields, emotions play a big role and almost every time they can be seen on someone’s face. It is difficult to read the emotions on somebody’s face when you actually concentrate more on what the person is saying. Not everyone can be a multi-tasking master and pay attention to the body language as well (which by the way, sometimes shows the true feelings of a person). In marketing for example, we can see very clearly the attitude that a customer has over a product just…
    Tags: algorithm, optimization, intelligence, artificial, vortex

BRAIN: The Role of the Conceptual Invariants Regarding the Prevention of the Software Artefacts’ Obsolescence

Răzvan Bocu and Dorin Bocu from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania, wrote a paper on the role of the conceptual invariats concerning the prevention of the artefacts’ obscolescence, emphasizing the software engineering. The aim is to understand the invariants’ role considering the continuous qualitative progress of the human artefacts, making a connection with software systems engineering. Approaching the artefacts’ obscolence is possible only through changes. They generate discomfort for other artefacts and the amplification of this discomfort beyond a certain tolerance may be called obsolescence.

Structure and behaviour during the specification of an artefact
Structure and behaviour during the specification of an artefact

There are works which underline the importance of the concept of structure during the modeling process of the systemic artefacts and the importance of the interface considering the capability of an artefact to cooperate. The structure (S) and the interface (I) are invariants and they are featured by certain stability (ST). By using these terms, the researchers want to explain which role the stability of these invariants plays regarding the obsolescence of the software systems.

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    Sebastian Fuicu, Mircea Popa, Dalibor Dobrilovic, Marius Marcu and Razvan Bogdan offer a paper named "Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation" which consists of a collaboration between Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania and the Technical Faculty "Mihajlo Pupin" of Zrenjanin, Serbia. This paper comes up with a low maintenance cooperation model based on a web cast system that gives both countries the opportunity to access one another's educational material, which is very helpful for pupils and students. Developing different programs and techniques to achieve the best results of distance learning has become a very important point…
    Tags: software, e-learning