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, …
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 …
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In the latest volume of the BRAIN journal, Long The Nguyen and Huong Thu Nguyen from Irkutsk National Technical University in Lermontov, Russia have developed a research paper on the Automatic Anthropometric System Development using …
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 …
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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), …
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Mihai Vişoiu from the University of Bucharest develops a study upon the phase that the Victorian society went through, entitled by the press: ‘splendid isolation’. The article: A Splendid Isolation? The Rise of a Concept …
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 …
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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:
All papers will be published in BRAIN journal, indexed by Thomson-Reuters, in Web of Science.
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 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 28August 10: abstract submission and conference registration (including payment)
September 8, 9: Conference dates
December 15: Camera-ready papers
Utku 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 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.
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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
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).
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).
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).
Here are some of the photos that were taken at SMART 2017 International Conference. You can find more on our facebook page. We want to thank all of the participants for the effort placed in their research papers and also extend an invitation to the next conference that will take place in Bacau, in June, 2018. Alerts and updates about the Call-for-Papers will also be posted on our official site.
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…
SMART 2015 - Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching Voroneţ, Gura Humorului, Romania, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015 If you have an Android mobile device, you can download this application, containing the real-time schedule of the application: CLICK HERE!!! or here: http://www.edusoft.ro/smart/Smart2015.apk Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest research on social media and its challenges in the educational and political context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education and in civic/social/political engagement, as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science,…
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,…
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.
When speaking about emergentism we mainly refer to the interaction between organism and environment and that denies the existence of pre-determined, domain specific faculties or capacities. In language acquisition, emergentists state that simple learning mechanisms are sufficient to bring about the emergence of complex language representations. There are two types of emergentism. On the one hand, there is one type based on input, which is the input-based emergentism (emergentist-connectionist model). On the other hand, there is the one that considers the role of the processing working memory, which, however, does not ignore the contribution of the input to the process…
What makes a great teacher? The list is perhaps endless, but many would agree that classroom management is a crucial skill that any teacher needs. Classroom management is a term used to describe the processes by which teachers and schools create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings. It is a complex concept as it refers to more than one action. This involves the ability to make each class interesting and thus keeping the students focused, and also dealing with unexpected problems in an appropriate way. When classroom management techniques are applied effectively, the students are active, they…
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.
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…)
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.
The paper The Influence of Organizational Commitment and Motivation in the Relationship between Budget Participation and Managerial Performance (Empirical Study on Provincial Government Agencies (SKPA) of Aceh Province, Indonesia) was written by Muslim A. Djalil, Mirna Indriani and Muttaqin. Government employees, which have the function of planning and implementing activity programs to provide public service, are the most important element in improving the performance of local government. Mainly, the local government needs to improve its performance in providing public service. Two things are very important when talking about this: the budget management in the public sector (if it goes well, the organizational…
Tags: performance, organizational, commitment, public, indonesia, brand
This paper presents a research which was done in order to examine the influence of utilization of information technology, internal system, and regional financial accounting system on the performance of city government agencies in Banda Aceh city government, Indonesia. 39 city government agencies (SKPK) of Banda Aceh took part in the research and, as a result, only 28 agencies are selected within city governemnt as a sample and 84 persons are employed as respondents. The paper is written by Muslim Djalil, S.E. Nadirsyah, M. Rizal Yahya, Jalaluddin Jalaluddin, Syarifah Vivi Ramadhanti. The article starts with the analysis of the performance of city…
Tags: performance, internal, aceh, indonesia, brand
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.