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BRAIN: Pseudo-holographic Displays as Teaching Tools in Mathematics

A pseudo-holographic display is a display that creates a virtual three-dimensional image of an object, producing viewing experiences that are virtually indistinguishable from viewing a true hologram.

In the upcoming issue of BRAIN Journal the researchers Monica Ciobanu, Antoanela Naaji, Ioan Dascal, and Ioan Virag will present in their paper “Pseudo-holographic Displays as Teaching Tools in Mathematics” an innovative approach for the education system. This team of researchers came up with the idea of creating and implementing a set of interactive teaching tool packages (ITTPs) to help students grasp abstract mathematical notions by linking them to a specific physical representation.

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BRAIN: A Robust Approach of Facial Orientation Recognition from Facial Features

In the field of computer vision and pattern recognition, face orientation recognition stands as a significant topic. In the paper A Robust Approach of Facial Orientation Recognition from Facial Features, the authors Stefan Andrei, Kishor Datta Gupta, Md Manjurul Ahsan and Kazi Md. Rokibul Alam introduce us to an image mapping technique for face analysis.

The methodology of the study consists of two main phases: Face Feature Extraction and creating the graph image, and Matching Graph image with stored images. The Face Feature Extraction presents four steps that include Face Detection, Feature Extraction, Obtaining Feature Data and Creating image with these data.

The first step in facial feature detection is detecting the face. This requires analyzing the entire image. The second step is using the isolated face(s) to detect each feature. The technique of this study relies on the four main features of the face: left eye, right eye, nose, and mouth. It is mandatory to obtain the positions, size, height, width, and angle of these features respective to each face. By acquiring the data from the features, a new picture including the model and shape of the face is created.

Experiment Results: Sample image data 1
Experiment Results: Sample image data 1

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BRAIN Volume 8, Issue 1 (April 2017) indexed in Web of Science

We are happy to let you know about the recent indexation in Web of Science of the issue 1 (April 2017) of the 8th volume of our international journal BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience. The next issue will be published by mid of July 2017.

https://www.edusoft.ro/brain/index.php/brain

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SMART 2017 International Conference

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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.

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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.

logo-novamooc-e1480600551750NOVAMOOC 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 2015 – September 2017). Details about this project, supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040, can be found here:


Important Dates / Deadlines

Extended deadline August 28 August 10: abstract submission and conference registration (including payment)
September 8, 9: Conference dates
December 15: Camera-ready papers 

Keynote speakers

Utku KÖSE, Ușak University, Turkey

UtkuKose_speech1Utku Köse received the B.S. degree in 2008 from computer education of Gazi University, Turkey as a faculty valedictorian. He received M.S. degree in 2010 from Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey in the field of computer and D.S. / Ph. D. degree in 2017 from Selcuk University, Turkey in the field of computer engineering. Between 2009 and 2011, he has worked as a Research Assistant in Afyon Kocatepe University. Following, he has also worked as a Lecturer and Vocational School – Vice Director in Afyon Kocatepe University between 2011 and 2012. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Usak University, Turkey and also the Director of the Computer Sciences Application and Research Center at the same university. His research interest includes artificial intelligence, optimization, chaos theory, distance education, e-learning, computer education, and computer science.

Bogdan Patrut, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

bp_smart1Bogdan Patrut received the B.Sc. in Computer Science in 1994 from Faculty of Computer Science, Iasi., and the M.Sc. in Distributed Computing from the same faculty. He worked between 1997 and 2016 as PhD Associate Professor in Computer Science at “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania, with a Ph.D in computer science and a Ph.D in accounting. Since 2016 he is affiliated with the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. His domains of interest/research are in interdisciplinary research, with focus on multi-agent systems, computer science and artificial intelligence applied in education, social- and political science. He has published and edited more than 25 books on programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and interactive education. He is also the editor-in-chief of the journal BRAIN: Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, which is indexed in Web of Science, since 2015.

Programme

(programme is subject to change)

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017:

  • Arrival of participants
  • 16:00-20:00: Timisoara city tour

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

  • 08:30-09:30: Participants registration (main hall)
  • 09:30-10.00: Welcome Talks: Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Mădălin Bunoiu (vice-rector, West University of Timisoara), Bogdan Pătruț (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) (Room A01)
  • 10:00-11.20: Keynote speakers – NOVAMOOC (parallel conference) (Room A01)
  • 11.20-11.40: Coffee break
  • 11:40-12:30 Keynote speeches – NOVAMOOC (parallel conference) (Room A01)
  • 12:30-14:00: Lunch
  • 14.00-14.45: Keynote speeches – SMART (Room 314B)
    • Utku Kose (Usak University, Turkey) – Are We Safe Enough in the Future of Artificial Intelligence? A Discussion on Machine Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Safety
    • Bogdan Patrut (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) – Artificial Emotions and Moods in a Pedagogical Agent
  • 14.45-16:15: SMART Paper presentation (Room 314B)
    • 14:45-15:00: Aslanbek Naziev (Ryazan State University, Russia) –The Role of Language in Teaching and Learning Mathematics
    • 15:00-15:15: Omer Deperlioglu (Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey) – Segmentation of Heart Sounds by Re-Sampled Signal Energy Method
    • 15:15-15:30: Hakan Boz, Utku Kose (Usak University, Usak, Turkey) – Emotion Extraction from Facial Expressions by Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques
    • 15:30-15:45: Ionela Maniu, George Maniu, Bogdan Neamțu (“Lucian Blaga” University, Romania) – Computational models of risk factors in neonatal seizures outcomes and mortality prediction
    • 15:45-16:00: Antonio Sandu (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania & Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania), Elena Unguru (University of Oradea, Romania & Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic, Iasi, Romania) – Neuroenhancement – An Ethical Problem in Social Work Supervision?
    • 16:00-16:15: Huseyin Bicen, Erkan Bal, Pelin Gur, Zohre Serttas  (Near East University Cyprus) Opinions of Special Education Teachers Toward the Determination and Usage Levels of Usage Skills of Educational Technology.
  • 14:00-16:15: NOVAMOOC Paper presentations (Room A01)
  • 16:15-16:30: Coffee break
  • 16:30-16:45: Book launch: Emotions, Technology, Design and Learning, Academic Press (Elsevier), Netherland, edited by Sharon Y. Tettegah (Beckman Institute, Ilinois, USA) and Martin Gartmeier (Technical University of Munchen, Germany)
  • 16:45-17:00: Book launch: Artificial Intelligence Applications in Distance Education, IGI Global, USA, edited by Utku Kose (Usak University, Turkey) and Durmus Koc (Usak University, Turkey)
  • 17:00-18:00: SMART Paper presentations (Room 314B)
    • 17:00-17:15: Ionuța – Natalia Munteanu – Iorga (Freelance Researcher, Timișoara) – Social Display, Art, Education and Cognition
    • 17:15-17:30: Mădălin Bunoiu, Laura Malita, Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara, Romania) – Digital University – Issues and Trends in Romanian Higher Education.
    • 17:30-17:45: Billy Tak Ming Wong (The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) – Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of Effectiveness
    • 17:45-18:00: Adina Palea (Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania) – Decreasing Dropout Rates – A Constant Challenge in E-learning Programs. The Romanian Case.
    • 18:00-18:15: Jun Pan (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong), Billy Tak Ming Wong (The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) – A Corpus-Driven Study of Contrastive Markers in Cantonese‒English Political Interpreting
  • 18:15-19:00: Free time
  • in parallel: 16:30-18:45: NOVAMOOC Paper presentations, poster (Room A01)
  • 19.00: Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

  • 09:00-11:00: SMART Paper presentations
    • 09:00-09:15: Paula Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Russian Art and Literature
    • 09:15-09:30: Ana Iolanda Voda, Laura-Diana Radu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Smart Cities
    • 09:30-09:45: Ramona Niculina Jurcău (Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Ioana Marieta Jurcău (Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Nicolae A. Colceriu (University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), V. Bogdan (Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – Grapes product influence on malondialdehyde and fatigue sensation in moderate physical training
    • 09:45-10:00: Karolina Sala (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland) – Processing images using artificial Intelligence Technologies in the field of Geology
    • 10:00-10:15: Paula Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) – Aesthetic Criteria in Arts and Literature
    • 10:15-10:30: Ewelina Kurowicka (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) – Analysis of Determinants Contemporary Children Aggression – Social and Media Influences
    • 10:30-10:45: Florinela Floria, Cosmin Tomozei (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania) – A Grammar of Food. Communicating Cultural Identity through Culinary Practices
    • 10:45-11:00: Serban Nicolae Meza (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Romania) – Group Behaviour Classification in the Compressed Domain Based on Coding Semantics Distribution for Video Surveillance Sequences
  • 11:00-11:15: Coffee break
  • 11:15-14:00: SMART Paper presentations
    • 11:15-11:30: Ramona Niculina Jurcău (Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Ioana Marieta Jurcău (Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – What do Romanian Doctors Think about Training on Adaptogens and Adaptogens Use
    • 11:30-11:45: Maria Poroch-Serițan, Cristina Beatrice Michitiuc, Mihaela Jarcău (“Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania) – Studies and Research on Caffeine Content of Various Products
    • 11:45-12:00: Adam Selwon (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland) – Intelligent Sound Recognition Based on Artificial Intelligence
    • 12:00-12:15: Younus Mahdi Salih (General Directorate of Education in Anbar Province, Ramadi, Ramadi, Irak) – A Semantic Analysis of Causative Verbs in the Holy Quran
    • 12:15-12:30: Bianca-Florentina Cheregi (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania) – News Discourses on Nation Branding in Post-Communist Romania: Frames and Function Frames.
    • 12:30-12:45: Vesela Mareva (Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) – Synergy between Formal and Informal Learning Approaches in Teaching at the University.
    • 12:45-13:00: Lacramioara Diana Robescu, Diana Mariana Cocarta, Liviu Negrea (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania) – Virtual education for environmental engineers
    • 13:00-13:15: Dalia Simion (University of Craiova, Romania) – The Impact of The Main Quotations Upon The Volume of Transactions with Stock Holdings
    • 13:15-13:30: Jakub Skwierczyński (University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce, Poland) – Implementation of the Smart City Concept in Urban Space Management on the Example of Płock City
    • 13:30-13:45: Monica Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania) – The Usage of Social Media in the Romanian Higher Education
  • 14:00-15:30: Lunch
  • 15:30-16:30: SMART Paper presentations
    • 5:30-15:45: Kishor Datta Gupta, Md Manjurul Ahsan, Stefan Andrei (Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, United States of America) – Extending the Storage Capacity and Noise Reduction of a Faster QR-Code
    • 15:45-16:00: Kamil Roman (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Poland – Smart City as a Concept Supporting Management Processes in Polish Cities.
    • 16:00-16:15: Aurelia Ciupe Aurelia (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – Towards Agile Integration within Higher Education: A Systematic Mapping Study
    • 16:15-16:30: Damian Sawczuk (Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland) – Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) on Example of Selected Polish Cities
    • 16:30-16:45: Naser Hatami, Farshid Javdani (Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Iran) – New Method for Interpreting Rodent Behavioral Data in Morris Water Maze Test
  • 16:45-20:00: Free time / Social program / Departure of participants

The conference program is subject to change.

General information

SMART 2017 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference that brings together specialists in Social Media, Education, Informatics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, in order to create a proper environment for debates regarding the use of new technologies and of the most creative strategies in research, higher education and other fields.The acronym SMART was also used in the previous editions of the conference (Bacau – 2013, Timisoara – 2014 and Voronet (Gura Humorului) – 2015), when it stood for “Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching”. Since our conference in 2016, held in Timisoara, the acronym SMART is used for Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching

This year the conference will focus on the topics related to our academic journal, BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (indexed in Web of Science).

Indexes and Publication

The papers of SMART 2017 will be published in BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, https://www.edusoft.ro/brain/index.php/brain

BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neurosciences provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences and neuroscience.

BRAIN is indexed in Web of Science, by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson-Reuters).

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Click here to check this information: http://science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&ISSN=2067-3957

Topics

Ant systems, Artificial Immune Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial vision., Bayesian Networks, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cellular Neuroscience, Chaos theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Robotics, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Cybernetics, Data Mining, Economic sciences, Education, ELearning, Electrophysiology, Evolutionary robotics, Expert systems, Facial recognition, Fuzzy systems,Genetic Algorithms, Genetics, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Informatics, Knowledge representation, Linguistics, Logic, Mathematics, Mental simulation, Molecular biology, Multiagent systems, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, Neurodiversity, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurology, Neurophenomenology, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Optical Character Recognition, Pattern recognition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Political sciences, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Speech recognition, Statistics, Theories of Learning a.o.

Registration

  • You can register until August 28, 2017
  • You have to fill the registration form and send it together with your abstract by e-mail to smart2017@edusoft.ro.
  • You can download the registration form here: http://www.edusoft.ro/smart2017/SMART2017-RegistrationForm.doc
  • Virtual participants will be asked by the organizers to send a 15 minutes presentation (PowerPoint / Prezi / video etc) by 1st of September.
  • The final papers can be sent after the day of the conference (by December 15, 2017) and the authors also benefit from the possibility of having them indexed in Web of Science.

Fees

      • Participation fee:  25 euro per virtual participant / 50 euro per participant in person
      • Publication and Web of Science indexing: 75 euro per paper (reduced fee, 50% from the price on the journal website)
      • At least one author (per paper) must register at participant (virtual or in person)

Payment information

You should pay your appropriate fee in EUR in this bank account:

      • IBAN RO 44 BTRL 0040 4201 P559 87XX
      • Bank: Banca Transilvania
      • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
      • Account owner: Bogdan Patrut
      • Address of the owner: 600065 Bacau, 9 Mai 82 / C / 13
      • Comment: SMART 2017 FEE
      • SWIFT code: BTRLRO22
      • BIC code: BTRL

If you want to use PayPal, please send your appropriate fee at bogdan AT edusoft DOT ro

Alternatively, Romanian participants can pay the appropriate fee in RON in :

      • IBAN RO79RZBR0000060018249327,
      • Bank: Raiffeisen Bank
      • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
      • Account owner: Asociatia EduSoft,
      • Information about the company: C.I.F.: 35276590
      • Address of the company: 600258 Bacau, str. M. Eminescu, nr. 1, bl. A1, ap.13,
      • Comment: DONATIE
      • SWIFT code: RZBRROBU
      • BIC code: RZBR

Scientific committee

      • Ana Adi, Bournemouth University, UK
      • Bogdan Patrut, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
      • Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University, Ireland
      • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
      • Diana Andone, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
      • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
      • Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
      • Ilya Levin, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
      • Jonathan Bishop, Swansea University, United Kingdom
      • Luciana Duranti, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
      • Mar Camacho, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona-Catalonia, Spain
      • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
      • Mercedes Fisher, Milwaukee Area Technical College
      • Miikka Eriksson, University of Lapland, Finland
      • Narelle Lemon, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
      • Monica Patrut, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
      • Olena Goroshko, The National Technical University: Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
      • Stefan-Trausan Matu, Bucharest “Politehnica” University & Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu”, Romanian Academy, Romania
      • Sandra Hofhues, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
      • Sonia Pedro Sebastião, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal & Center for Administration and Public Policies, Portugal
      • Vaclav Stetka, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
      • Valentina Marinescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organizing committee

      • Bogdan Patrut, EduSoft & Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
      • Emilia Șteț, EduSoft Bacau, Romania
      • Agata Asofroniei, EduSoft Bacău, Romania
      • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
      • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania

The previous editions of SMART

Welcome to Timisoara, Romania!

CLICK HERE FOR A CITY TOUR BROCHURE

Timisoara is the county seat of Timis and the most important city in western Romania. It is located in the Banat Plain, on the Bega River. Its territory covers 136 km2 and lies at 45 deg 47 min latitude North and 21deg 15 min longitude East. There are 334,081 inhabitants in Timisoara (over 450,000 with the residents).

The town was first mentioned in a donation act issued by King Andrei II in 1212. It developed during the Dynasty of Anjou, when Carol Robert built a palace that was replaced by the Huniade Castle later. In July 1552, the Turks conquered Timisoara and made it a Turhish pashalik, The Turkish domination lasted 164 years, until October 18th 1716, when the imperial armies under prince Eugene of Savoy’s rule defeated the Turks and entered the town. Consequently, Timisoara went under Viennese administration. The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th were amrked by the town’s strong industrial growth. Timisoara has always been known for its solid educational, scientific and cultural tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today the town has four state universities (the “Politehnica” University, the University of the West, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the University of Agricultural Sciences of Banat) and five private universities. Timisoara is rich in cultural and artistic traditions, especially in the theatrical and musical fields. The first theatrical performances were staged in the 18th century, only a year after the premiere of the plays in Vienna. Great musicians of the wrols like Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss jr, George Enescu, Bela Barotk, Yehudi Menuhin played for the audience in Timisoara. Starting with the second half of the 19th century, the choral, cretive and performing practices were also strongly encouraged.

There are several institutions that nourish the local effervescent artistic life, among which three national theatres and an opera house in the same building.

In December 1989, after almost 50 years of communist dictatorship, Timisoara became Romania’s first free city.

Today, the growing market economy advances on the capitalist path and the industry is centered on six industrial platforms. the open-mindedness of the people in Timisoara, the peculiar town planning (Romanian tradition combined with Austrian and modern elements), the interesting mixture of cultures (romanian, serbian, hungarian, german), the great material production, the quality of the services and the upstanding cultural life make Timisoara a city worthy of European standards.
The local time in Timisoara is GMT+2.

How to reach Timisoara

There are some direct flights from European main cities to Timisoara: from Paris (Beauvais), Dortmund, München (Franz Josef Strauss), Milano-Bergamo (Orio al Serio), Bologna (L. Ridolfi), Rome (Ciampino), Treviso, Verona, London (Luton), Barcelona (El Prat, Madrid (Barajas), Valencia (Manises), Bucharest (H. Coanda)
Also, you can fly to Timisoara via Bucharest, from a lot of international locations
Other close airport (41min of driving on A1 motorway) is Arad. There are direct flights to Arad from Milan (Malpensa) and Bergamo. If you arrive in Bucharest, you can come in Timisoara renting a car (7 h of driving) or by train (8:30 h).

Trains schedule: http://www.infofer.ro
The official website for travel and tourism:
http://www.romaniatourism.com/

For participants from Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia, we recommend them to come by car, because Timisoara is very close to the Eastern border of Romania with these countries.

Visa information

Please see the ROMANIA Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website.

West University of Timisoara

Over the last twelve years, the University has responded to changes in national educational policy, to demographic shifts, to a radically different economy and marketplace requirements, to emerging local and regional needs, and to new technologies.

All of these changes have led, in turn, to new expectations on the part of students, staff, and administrators. The University equips individuals with skills needed for effective contribution to society. This work is currently done through eleven faculties that provide a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

The results reached in many programs involving international collaboration – particularly in mobility programs like Socrates, PHARE, Leonardo de Vinci, etc.—are indeed impressive and are among the best achievements of the University.

The overall impression we received of WUT is that of a very creative, energetic, active, and innovative University. All staff members, both teaching and research, are very enthusiastic and determined to experiment with all the new opportunities and modalities offered by I.T. Furthermore good multimedia tools were available in most classrooms in the new buildings, ( e.g. those of Economic Sciences and Law).

Venue / Location of the conference

This year, the SMART conference will be co-organized with the final conference of the NOVAMOOC project: Development and innovative implementation of MOOCs in Higher Education.

The conference will be held in A01 amphiteatre from West University of Timisoara, 4 Vasile Parvan Avenue, Timisoara, 300223, Timis, Romania.

 

BRAIN: 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, language proficiency and emotional intelligence. Yet, there is a newly developed factor which claims to add value to a language teacher. This new factor is called language teaching conscience. Conscience is the sense of right and wrong, which tells us whether what we are doing is morally right or wrong based on particular norms, rules, or religions. Conscientious teachers seem to be more responsible for their job, classroom practice, and students’ needs. On the other hand, teachers who are emotionally more able to understand their students’ needs may have better control of the students and classroom atmosphere, thereby promoting students’ success.

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BRAIN: Is There a Relationship between Consciousness and Epilepsy?

A serious health condition that affects 1% of the global population is epilepsy. This is a neurological disorder usually detected by EEG (electroencephalography) signals, and it has as common symptom spontaneous recurrent seizures characterized by intermittent paroxysmal and highly organized rhythmic neuronal discharges in the cerebral cortex.

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Multi-layer artificial neural networks model

Epileptic seizures are caused by a large collection of neurons synchronous and abnormally discharged may occur for reasons such as trauma, oxygen insufficiency, tumors, infections and metabolic disorders. However, it is not possible to find any cause in half of the epileptic patients. Despite the fact that epilepsy is referred to as “seizure disease”, it is not correct to call seizures “epilepsy”. Seizures are symptoms, but epilepsy is a disease characterized by a recurrent seizure. Nonlinearity and a sensitive dependence on initial conditions are the requirements of the chaos. As chaos requires dependence on the initial conditions and it is unpredictable in the long run. (more…)

BRAND: Factors that Influence the Performance of Internal Auditors in Aceh, Indonesia

In the latest volume of the BRAND magazine, Shabri Abd. Majid, Hasan Basri, Eka Nopita, and Heru Fahlevi bring into light cultural and sociological aspects which are influencing the performance of internal auditors in Aceh, Indonesia. They conducted a research based on a survey distributed to the entire population and the results were analysed using the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique.

The on growing issue of defective bureaucracy in Indonesia led to multiple complaints from the people. This study shows that the efficiency of the government in Indonesia is when compared to neighbouring countries, falling far behind.

Indonesia-Bureaucracy

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BRAND: The Notoriety of Brands on the Romanian Market among Youth

The last article from the seventh volume (issue 1) of BRAND is a research conducted by Laura Cătălina Ţimiras, entitled The Notoriety of Brands on the Romanian Market among Youth.

The main and most common marketing strategy used nowadays is publicity. Making the brand known and well-advertised seems to have overshadowed the struggles of getting a qualitative product. This research brings into light the notorious brands (by product category) that catch the youngsters’ attention. The importance given to every item is not only enhanced by commercials but also by trends that emerge within a certain group of people. The central goal for all the advertising schemes is brand awareness. Practical knowledge of the target public is the base to creating a powerful brand image. It is very rare when somebody chooses the less popular brand to the detriment of the most popular one.

Brands-Marketing-Strategies

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BRAND: Indian Kisan Credit Card Scheme: An Analytical Study

In the latest volume of the BRAND, Dharmendra Mehta, Hitendra Trivedi, and Naveen K Mehta will not only explain the key features and assess the role and contribution of Kisan credit card scheme but also they will show us how to effectively implement this scheme.

Kisan Credit Card
Kisan Credit Card

Most of Indians are living in rural environments, and their survival is conditioned by climatic factors which influence the agriculture. The Indian economy is massively affected by the outcome of agricultural actions. Hence, the economic stability of India is determined by two elements: the Mansoon and the credit. As the Mansoon cannot be controlled by human forces, credit allowance for agricultural purposes was first highly disregarded by the banks. Although, bills such as food security suggest that agriculture will remain the main strategy for the progress of India on the economic and sociologic level. (more…)

SMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching

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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.

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Programme

The conference program is subject to change.

arrow-006Tuesday, 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, and P.A.U. Education, Spain): Opening up Education: The LangMOOC Challenge
    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bicen (Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus) – Web 2.0 Tools in Education
  • 09:50-11.00: Paper presentations
    • 09:450-10.00: Valentina Marinescu (University of Bucharest) – Teaching Area Studies Through Two Different Online Platforms
    • 10:00-10.10: Daina Vasilevska (Latvia University of Agriculture), Baiba Rivza (Latvia University of Agriculture), Razvan Bogdan (PolitehnicaUniversity of Timisoara) – Distance learning Evaluation in European Universities 
    • 10.10-10:20: Mircea Popa (West University of Timisoara), Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Marius Marcu (West University of Timisoara), Sebastian Fuicu (West University of Timisoara), Dalibor Dobrilović (West University of Timisoara) – Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation
    • 10.20-10.30: Ciprian-Bogdan Chirila (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Auto-generative Learning Objects in Online Assessment of Data Structures Disciplines
    • 10.30-10.40: Andreia-Gabriela Andrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Elena-Madalina Vatamanescu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Vlad-Andrei Alexandru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Elena-Alexandra Gorgos (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – New Horizons for Business Research, Education and Practice: Integrating Interdisciplinary Tools and Cognitive Science Advancements
    • 10:40-10.50: Laurentiu-Mihai Treapat (National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest), Anda Gheorghiu (National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Artificial Systems and Models for Risk Covering Operations.
    • 10.50-11.00: Costin Damasaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Ramona Leon (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration), Anca-Cristina Colonescu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Management Department), Andra Crăciun (University of Bucharest) – Team Management Styles within the Present Social and Economic Context
  • 11.00-11.30: Coffee break
    • 11.30-11.40: Laurentiu Tiru (West University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Laura Malita (West University of Timisoara) – Possibilities, Potential and Perils in Proffesional Development of Teachers through MOOCs 
    • 11:40-11.50:  Liliana Lucaciu, Carmen Holotescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara) – Using MOOCs for High Impact Learning and Development Interventions
    • 11:50-12.00: Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Integrating MOOCs in Embedded Systems Blended Course
    • 12:00-12.10: Antonio Momoc (University of Bucharest) – Academic Research on the Online Electoral Campaigns: Breakthroughs and Boundaries
    • 12.10-12.20: Bogdan Patrut (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Artificial Emotions and Moods in a Pedagogical Agent
    • 12.20-12.30: Simina Maris (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara), Titus Slavici (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara), Petre Nenu (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Liliana Baciu (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Artificial Intelligence as a Decision-making Tool in Planning the Research
    • 12.30-12.40: Simina Maris (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara), Lavinia Cernescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara), Titus Slavici (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Re-shaping Education: Role of Internet Resources in Increasing the Efficiency of Educational Process
    • 12.40-12.50: Vlad Chiriac (West University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara) – Opening up education at WUT. Case study: integration of MOOCS in transversal disciplines
    • 12.50-13.00:Laszlo Csiki, Andrei Gabor, Marius Popescu, Antoanela Naaji (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad) – Real-Time Android Application for Virtual University
  • 13.00-15.00: Lunch
    • 15.00-15.10: Monica Ciobanu (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Antoanela Naaji (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Ioas Dascal (SC Antaco Romania SRL Arad), Ioan Virag (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Pseudo-holographic Displays as Teaching Tools in Mathematics
    • 15.10-15.20: Vladimir Ivančević (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences) – Considering the Use of Personality Questionnaires to Improve University Courses in Applied Computer Science and nformatics
    • 15.20-15.30: Versavia Ancusa (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Cursor Movement – A Valuable Indicator in Intelligent System Design
    • 15.30-15.40: Razvan Bogdan (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended Courses
    • 15.40-15.50: Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Ramona Bran (West University of Timisoara), Carmen Holotescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara) – Languages and participation in MOOCs
    • 15.50-16.00: Adriana Isvoran (West University of Timisoara) – Online Tools for Teaching Bioinformatics at University Level
    • 16.00-16.10: Liliana Mata (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Dana Mihailescu (Ascendia SA Bucharest), Georgeta Panisoara (University of Bucharest), Silvia Fat (University of Bucharest), Iulia Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – Patient Perspective on Use of Interactive Methods for Speech Problems
    • 16.10-16.20: Versavia Ancusa (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Olimpia Ban (University of Oradea), Marian Cornea (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – A Method to Process Romanian Language Internet Review
    • 16.20-16.30:  Liliana Mata (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria-Ema Faciu (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Irina Ifrim (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Gabriel Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Iulia Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – The Development of a Multidimensional Scale to Measure Undergraduate Students’ Ethical Judgments in Learning Environment
    • 16.30-16.40: Mariana Cernicova (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Vasile Gherhes (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Perceptions of Romanian Students on Uses and Value of Educational Resources Shared via ICT. Case Study: Politehnica University of Timisoara
    • 16.40-16.50: Liliana Cismariu, RD Profil Consult SRL, Timisoara – How Students Build Their Online Identities for Personal and Professional Development
  • 16.40-17.20: Five O’Clock Tea
  • 17.20-18.40: Round table (moderators: Carmen Holotescu, Bogdan Patrut): Academic Publishing in Romania: Present and Perspectives
  • 20:00: Gala Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

  • 09.00- Paper presentations
    • 09.00-09.10: Alexandra Zbuchea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Florina Pînzaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Personal Branding in Higher Education. Focus on Social Media
    • 09.10-09.20: Carmen-Elena Cirnu (National Institute of Research and Development in Informatics ICI, Bucharest), Daniel Beligan (Carol I National Defence University, Bucharest), Roxana Sava (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ICI Bucharest), Andrei Neagoe (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ICI Bucharest) – Serious Games Evaluation: From Learning Objectives to Evaluation Methods
    • 09.20-09.30: Rareș Mocanu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Rodica Savulescu (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alin Mihalcea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alexandra Vitelar (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Alina Mihalcea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – User Experience and Emotional Design in Mobile Applications and Social Media
    • 09.30-09.40: Sergiu Octavian Stan (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies), Alexandra Zbuchea (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Risk management in the e-learning projects. Challenges of the Romanian NGO’s
    • 09.40-09.50: Monica Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Social Media in Politics: Case Study
    • 09:50-10:00: Florina Pînzaru (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Andreea Mitan (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest), Georgiana Cristea (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest) – Generation Y`s Perspective on Effective People Management
    • 10:00-10.10: Liliana Cismariu, RD Profil Consult SRL, Timisoara – How Students Build Their Online Identities for Personal and Professional Development
    • 10.10-10:20: Ioana Andreea Stefan (Advanced Technology Systems), Antoniu Stefan (Advanced Technology Systems), Daniel Beligan (Carol I National University of Defence, Bucharest), Carmen-Elena Cirnu (National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics) – Bridging :Learning and Play: The Digital Game Experience
    • 10.20-10:30: Daniela Dănciulescu, (University of Craiova), Mihaela Colhon (University of Craiova), Gheorghe Grigoras (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – A System of Knowledge Representation for Right Linear Grammars Generation
    • 10.30-10.40: Iulia Lazar (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Dana Diaconu (Ascendia SA Bucharest), Liliana Mata (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria-Cristina Sandu (University of Bucharest), Georgeta Panisoara (University of Bucharest) – External factors that influence the behavior of patient that uses Speech Therapy Software
    • 10.40-10.50: Laura Broasca (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Versavia-Maria Ancusa (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Horia Ciocarlie (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Social Media as Medical Validator
    • 10.50-11.00: Mirella Mioc (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Client Server Chat Application in Distance E-learning Environments
  • 11:00-11.30: Coffee break
    • 11.30-11.40: Dragos Gheorghiu (National University of Arts, Bucharest), Livia Stefan (Institure for Computers – ITC Bucharest) – Education in Opensimulator. The Experience of the TimeMaps Project
    • 11.40-11.50: Simona-Elena Varlan (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Semantic Web
    • 11.50-12.00: Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Gabriela Grosseck (West University of Timisoara), Carmen Holotescu (Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara), Malinka Ivanova (Sofia -Technical University, Bulgaria), Antoanela Naaji (West University “Vasile Goldis” Arad), Monica Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau), Maria Perifanou (independent researcher) – Strategies for Opening up Education in European Universities
    • 12.00-12.10: Dmytro Zubov (Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico) – A Case Study on the Spatial Cognition of Surrounding Objects by the B&VI People Using Sound Patterns and Ultrasonic Sensing
    • 12.10-12.20: Gabriela Tăbăcaru EduSoft) – Academia EduSoft Journals: BRAIN, BRAND and LiBRI
    • 12.20-12.30: Catalin Radu (Advanced Distributed Learning, Carol I National Defence University Bucharest, Romania) – Serious Games: Raising Awareness for Emergency Situations through Serious Games
    • 12.30-12.40: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – Literature and Arts – A Contemporary Approach
    • 12.40-12.50: Iulian Furdu (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – Pros and Cons Gamification and Gaming in Classroom
    • 12.50-13.00: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts
    • 13.00-13.10: Teodora Daniela Chicioreanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest), Ana-Voichita Tebeanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest) – Why and How to Use the Infographics in the Daily Activity
    • 13:10-13.20: Delia Nadolu (West University of Timisoara), Bogdan Nadolu (West University of Timisoara) – “I am …” and Its Multiple Meanings in Virtual Social Space
    • 13.20-13:30: Paula-Andreea Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) – The Sacred in Literature and Arts 
    • 13.30-13:40: Loredana Manasia (Politehnica University of Bucharest), Teodora-Daniela Chicioreanu (Politehnica University of Bucharest) – Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Cyberspace? Challenges and Perspectives in Fostering Quality Digital Education
    • 13.40-13.50: Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Pop Laura (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – A Critical Anlaysis of Online Management Citation Tools
    • 13.50-14.00: Camelia Ciuclea (Politehnica Universit of Timisoara), Andrei Ternauciuc (Politehnica Universit of Timisoara), Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – The Influence of Social Participation on Academic Performance in a Higher Education Virtual Campus
    • 14.00-14.10: Rafael Bogdan Leucuța (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Overview on the Techniques Used in Publishing Interactive Multimedia Materials
    • 14.10-14.20: Renate Simion (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Diana Andone (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Radu Vasiu (Politehnica University of Timisoara), Camelia Ciuclea (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – The Potential Impact of Image Based WEB 2.0 Technologies in Visual Communication
    • 14.20-14.30: Mihaela Onofrei (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Liviu Andrei Scutelnicu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Anca Diana Bibiri (Romanian Academy, Iasi), Mircea Hulea (Romanian Academy, Iasi) – A Speech to Text Transcription Approach Based on Romanian Corpus
    • 14.30-14.40: Mocofan Muguras (Politehnica University of Timisoara) – Improving Students Learning Process Using their Own Mobile
    • 14.40-14.50: Petronela-Savin (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau) – Ethnolinguistic Audio-Visual Atlas of the Cultural Food Heritage of Bacău County – Elements of Methodology
  • Free time

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

  • Social activities
  • Departure of participants

General information

SMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference that brings together specialists in Social Media, Education, Informatics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, in order to create a proper environment for debates regarding the use of new technologies and of the most creative strategies in research, higher education and other fields.The acronym SMART was also used in the previous editions of the conference (Bacau – 2013, Timisoara – 2014 and Voronet (Gura Humorului) – 2015), when it stood for “Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching”.

The previous editions of SMART focused on understanding the way in which social media can generate a poza_conferinta_smart_2016_timisoarapositive influence on the learning process or on the academic research. Furthermore, it was highlighted the role through which web 2.0 can help in the civil/social/political engagement.Beginning with 2016, SMART also extends its areas of interest on recent research in Education, either connected to Social Media or not.

Benefiting from the experience in editing and coordinating the academic journal BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (indexed in Web of Science), we considered that approaching topics related to Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience or Cognitive Sciences is also useful for the conference.

Indexes and Publication

The papers of SMART 2016 will be published in international journals, indexed by Thomson Reuters (in Web of Science) and Google Scholar:

  • selected papers related to Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Psichology a.o. will be published in BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, https://www.edusoft.ro/brain/index.php/brain
  • selected papers related to e-learning will be published in Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, http://www.je-lks.org

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Topics

  1. Social Media for Research and Professional Development
  2. Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses
  3. The Political Power of Social Media
  4. Social Networks and Riots, Protests, and Revolutions
  5. Social Media as a Tool for Advertising, Business etc.
  6. Artificial Intelligence Tools for Education
  7. Intelligent Systems for E-learning
  8. Research in Neurosciences and the Future of Education
  9. The Roles of Cognitive Science in Education
  10. Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Education
  11. Recent Research in Artificial Intelligence, Cogntiive Science, Neuroscience

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 all those interested in the SMART topics. If you enroll and complete the MOOC, you can gain an open badge as a record of your achievement.

The MOOC is supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040.

Fees

  • Participation fee: 50 euro per participant
  • Publication and Web of Science indexing: 50 euro per paper
  • At least one author (per paper) must register at participant.

Registration

  • You can register until November 1, 2016
  • You have to fill the registration form and send it together with your abstract by e-mail to smart2016@edusoft.ro
  • The final papers can be sent after the day of the conference (by December 15, 2016) and the authors also benefit from the possibility of having them indexed in Web of Science.

Payment information:

For RON: you should pay your appropriate fee in RON in :

  • IBAN RO79RZBR0000060018249327,
  • Bank: Raiffeisen Bank
  • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
  • Account owner: Asociatia EduSoft,
  • Information about the company: C.I.F.: 35276590
  • Address of the company: 600258 Bacau, str. M. Eminescu, nr. 1, bl. A1, ap.13,
  • Comment: SMART 2016
  • SWIFT code: RZBRROBU
  • BIC code: RZBR

For EURO: you should pay your appropriate fee in EUR in :

  • IBAN RO 44 BTRL 0040 4201 P559 87XX
  • Bank: Banca Transilvania
  • Address of the bank: Bacau, Romania
  • Account owner: Bogdan Patrut
  • Address of the owner: 600065 Bacau, 9 Mai 82 / C / 13
  • Comment: SMART 2016
  • SWIFT code: BTRLRO22
  • BIC code: BTRL

If you want to use PayPal, please send your appropriate fee at bogdan AT edusoft DOT ro

Scientific committee

  • Ana Adi, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Bogdan Patrut, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Charlotte Holland, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Diana Andone, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ilona Buchem, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • Ilya Levin, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Jonathan Bishop, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Luciana Duranti, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Mar Camacho, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona-Catalonia, Spain
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Mercedes Fisher, Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Miikka Eriksson, University of Lapland, Finland
  • Narelle Lemon, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Monica Patrut, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania
  • Olena Goroshko, The National Technical University: Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
  • Stefan-Trausan Matu, Bucharest “Politehnica” University & Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu”, Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Sandra Hofhues, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Sonia Pedro Sebastião, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal & Center for Administration and Public Policies, Portugal
  • Vaclav Stetka, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Valentina Marinescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organizing committee

  • Bogdan Patrut, EduSoft & Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Diana Andone, University “Politehnica” Timisoara, Romania
  • Carmen Holotescu, Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriela Tabacaru, EduSoft Bacau, Romania

The previous editions of SMART