Post Conference Report

Post-Conference Report from the WSEAS Conferences
MEQAPS'09, EG '09,
MN'09
Co-Organized by the
Transilvania University of Brasov and WSEAS in the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, September 24-26, 2009 

    * 1st Int.Conf. on MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING, QUALITY and PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (MEQAPS'09)

    * 2nd Int.Conf. on ENVIRONMENTAL and GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING (EG'09)
      
    * 2nd Int.Conf. on MARITIME and NAVAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING (MN'09)



Video from the Welcome Cocktail



 
Welcome Cocktail


Video from the Banquet


Video from the Banquet

The three parallel conferences started with a Welcome Cocktail in September 23, with several food and beverages offered by the University (Transilvania University of Brasov) in the bulding of Aula.

In the morning of September 24, the vice-Rector of the University, the Dean of the Department and other academic personalities addressed warm welcome speeches in the conference inviting the WSEAS to organize again its brilliant conferences in January of the 2011. 

See photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/wseas.headquarters/WSEASConferencesBrasovRomaniaSeptember24262009#

Volunteers:


Volunteers helped the WSEAS Secretariat

We thank our Volunteers
* Chicos Lucia,
* Dumitrascu Adela,
* Folea Milena,
* Parv Luminita,
* Lancea Camil,
* Mihail Laurentiu,
* Morariu Cristin,
* Stamate Valentin, 
* Vasiloni Mircea,
* Fota Adriana,
* Lungoci Carmen,
* Nicoleta David,
* Udroiu Razvan,
* Livia Sangeorzan,
* Damian Dana,

for their assistance!
WSEAS offered them a FREE REGISTRATION in any WSEAS Upcoming Conference.
 


Totally, over than 200 delegates attended

The Banquet took place in the  in the CITADEL wich is a Fortress on the top of  Cetatuia Hill, Brasov
with live symphonic music with 10 musical instruments see photo below


Symphonic music with 10 musical instruments and opera with more than 15 actors - singers in the WSEAS Banquet in Brasov. 

Also, several local folklore dances and happenings. 

The Symphonic music was performed by 10 musicians and the Opera included more than
15 actors - singers in the WSEAS Banquet in Brasov. Also, several local folklore dances and happenings.

CITADEL is strategically overlooking the town and the plains to North, the Citadel is part of Brasov's outer fortification system. At first some wooden protective walls was erected here, later, in 1529, destroyed by Petru Rares. On the same spot they built a stone citadel called Cetatuia (1553), destroyed by fire in 1618 and re-built in 1625. For protective purposes the inhabitants added to the initial building four massive stone bastions in 1630. The citadel was abandoned later, after technological innovations made cannons stronger than the building. It served as a prison for a while.

Nowadays the citadel was turned into a restaurant called Cetate. If you visit the restaurant remember to take a tour and admire the collection of Medieval weapons hanged on the walls and to drop a penny in the well (81 m deep) for good luck. In the center of the Citadel is a narrow courtyard displaying shields, lances, a canon and coat of arms.

The Fortress or the Citadel is called in Romanian 'Cetate' (pronounced 'chetatay'), the name one should use if want to ask the locals for information about it. Most Romanians don't know the English name(s) of the place. It is not difficult to be found, as it is at the top of the hill across from the Central Park..

For the BANQUET: free TAXI transfer were provided by the organizers from the conference venue
to CITADEL and vice-versa



Before the Banquet the Administration of the Citadel welcomed the WSEAS participants explained them the historical role of the CITADEL.


It was a fantastic night with live music, folklore dances and a wonderful dinner!
Video from the Banquet


Video from the Banquet


Video from the Banquet


Video from the Banquet


Video from the Banquet

Video from the Banquet


 

 

See an enhanced Photo Album of the conferences here: 

http://picasaweb.google.com/wseas.headquarters/WSEASConferencesBrasovRomaniaSeptember24262009#

Plenary Lecture 1:

Quality Improvement in Production Systems with Modern Control Techniques for Electrical Drives
by Prof. Constantin Volosencu, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, ROMANIA.

Plenary Lecture 2:

Design Criteria and Solutions for the NERVA Solid Rocket Cluster
by Prof. Radu D. Rugescu, University Politehnica Bucharest, ROMANIA and Texas A&M University, USA.

Plenary Lecture 3:

Open Source ERP
by Prof. Claudia-Georgeta Carstea, “George Baritiu” University, ROMANIA.

Plenary Lecture 4:

Experimental and Numerical Aspects Concerning the Electromagnetic Shielding in Microwaves Range
by Assoc. Prof. Dumitru Cazacu, The University of Pitesti, ROMANIA.

Plenary Lecture 5:

Intelligent Systems and their Reliability in Real-Life Applications
by Prof. Adnan Khashman, Near East University, N. CYPRUS.

Plenary Lecture 6

A Generalized Mathematical Model for the Analysis of Sediment Basins
by Prof. Razvan Raducanu, Al. I. Cuza University, ROMANIA.

 

Plenary Lecture 7:

The Development of Numerical Modeling in Turkey: Coastal Engineering Problems
by Assist. Prof. Asu Inan, Technology Gazi University, TURKEY.

Plenary Lecture 8:

New Teaching Methods for Marine Engineer University Studies
by Prof. Jose A. Orosa, Department of Energy and Marine Propulsion, SPAIN.

Plenary Lecture 9:

A New Frontier in Marine Technology – Gas Hydrates, as a Source of Energy and as a Means of Natural Gas Transportation
by Prof. Deniz Unsalan, Piri Reis University, TURKEY.
Several discussion took place during the conferences about hot problems
in science and engineering.
 
The most important is that all the publications are now in ISI and this SAYS MANY THINGS for those they know  what we mean ISI Publication in our CVs .  An Internal Meeting of the Committee to arrange the last details took place in the Hotel one day before the opening of the meeting

Best Papers:
The Best Paper award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Conference's technical scope, see the photos above and the list of the awardees here...)
(The papers evaluated by committees of 6 international experts, different


http://www.wseas.us/reports/2009/best2009.htm#september-b-2009

 

All the WSEAS Books are in ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Download them now from the site of ISI
 
http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/conf_proceedings_citation_index?parentKey=432529
 (Click on the link: List of Conferences 2004-2008 and download them in an EXCEL file from the site of ISI). As you can see from the site of ISI the criteria for including Books and Proceedings in ISI are very strict and most of the conferences of older societies are not in the ISI Index while all the WSEAS books and proceedings are inside ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Check it on the site of ISI please, now.
 
 NEW: The 4 most recent WSEAS journals (WSEAS Trans. on Biology and Biomedicine, WSEAS Trans. om Fluid Mechanics, WSEAS Trans. on Heat and Mass Transfer, WSEAS Trans. on Business and Economics) have been accepted in SCOPUS and so all the WSEAS Journals are now in SCOPUS. All the WSEAS Books, Proceedings and JOURNALS are also indexed in ACM. Click here: http://portal.acm.org  , select "The Guide" and then type WSEAS. See the complete indexing of WSEAS Books, Proceedings, Journals in ACM, ASM, ELSEVIER other 30 indexes at: http://www.wseas.us/indexes 
 NEW Letters from British Library, American Chemical Society, SWETS, see more: http://www.wseas.us/indexes
 The impact (trend line) of the WSEAS Journals increase exponentially! http://www.wseas.us/indexes 

 

 

Dear Professor Mastorakis,

You deserve compliments and congratulations on your making WSEAS an important international forum for exchange of
information and ideas.

    With cordial regards.

       Sincerely,

          Lotfi Zadeh
 
-- 

Lotfi A. Zadeh

Professor in the Graduate School

Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)



Address:

729 Soda Hall #1776
july-a-2009
Computer Science Division

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-1776

zadeh@eecs.berkeley.edu

Tel.(office): (510) 642-4959

Fax (office): (510) 642-1712

Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569

Fax (home): (510) 526-2433

URL: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~zadeh/

BISC Homepage URLs

URL: http://zadeh.cs.berkeley.edu/

URL: http://www-bisc.cs.berkeley.edu/

WSEAS provided a very important tool to all the participants
A permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.



See this photo album:

http://picasaweb.google.com/wseas.headquarters/WSEASConferencesBrasovRomaniaSeptember24262009#



Additional features of the conferences :

1) Publication of the Proceedings in 3 media: hard-copy, CD, E-Library
(A)
4  books of WSEAS  (see details, contents, author indices and editors below) with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indices (ISI ranked): www.wseas.us/indexes

(B)  CD-ROM Proceedings with pages' numbers with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indexes: www.wseas.us/indexes

(C) E-Library: http://www.wseas.org/online

and possible, for a very small number of papers:

(D) JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings also going to be considered for possible publication in one of the WSEAS journals that participate in the major International Scientific Indices (Elsevier, Scopus, EI, Compendex, INSPEC, CSA .... see: www.wseas.us/indexes     ).

2)
WSEAS provides a very important tool to all the participants; a permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.

3) The Participants received numerous coffee-breaks, and a Welcome Drink

4) Cultural and social activities as customary in WSEAS events.

5) The conference Books (Hard-Copy Proceedings), CD-ROM proceedings and Journals (with selected papers) published by WSEAS Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. This is another demonstration of the prestige the scientific community attribute to the meetings organized by the WSEAS.
For example, they are distributed via AMAZON: 
WSEAS @ AMAZON.COM  

JOURNALS:
What is the Permanent Procedure for additional Journal publication for a very small number of High-Quality Papers presented in the WSEAS Conferences (after the recommendation of Chairmen). So, the authors with accepted & presented papers received the following e-mail:


We have started now the procedure for the evaluation of the extended versions of your papers for possible inclusion in the WSEAS journals after new rounds of review.

INTRODUCTION: You know that our goal is to maintain very strong international journals, to increase the impact of our beloved WSEAS Transactions, really top journals as they really are. To this end, we need only high quality papers, breakthrough works of archival value, i.e. papers that are well written from any point of view, completed studies (with their numerical examples or experiments that must be compared with the previous results in the literature), excellent English language and of course correct WSEAS format. The papers also must be substantially extended version of the paper that was presented in the conference (with more than 40% new material). We need papers that will attract the attention of other scholars citing them increasing our impact. In the next few years, the WSEAS transactions must be in every academic library, in every corner of the earth. To this end, we need your high quality contribution.

HOW TO PROCEED:

a) Check very carefully if your idea is really important, breakthrough in your field and can appear in a Journal of the quality and the level of the WSEAS Transactions. If you doubt, do not send it so easily. Your paper must not be only a good idea. It must be a complete study with theoretical background, complete bibliographical references; without grammatical and syntactical errors. For theoretical works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need numerical examples, applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research. For experimental or computational works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need real experiments with the necessary documentation, while for computational work, we need full benchmarks. Of course along discussions for the applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research.
 
b) Complete the extended version of your paper  http://...............  (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper)

c) If your extended version fulfills the paragraph a), then our Editors will send it to 3 independent Reviewers outside your country. If not, our Editors are entitled to reject it from this early stage informing you properly. The positive answer of the 3 reviewers is necessary (attention: 2 yes and 1 no implies NO, i.e. rejection).

d) Our Editors will collect the reviewers' remarks and will send them again to you for acceptance/ acceptance after minor revision / acceptance after major revision / rejection

e) Possibly new rounds of review will be needed.

f) No additional fee is needed in case of acceptance.


http://www.worldses.org/journals/index.html 

The final list of the papers must have the approval of our Editors and 3 Reviewers, and of course the Editor-in-Chief of the particular Journal.

We want only authors that presented their papers to complete this web form:
http://...............   (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper) So, in this form you will need a password (the password was given only to the authors who presented a paper).

INDEXES:
PROCEEDINGS: The Proceedings related to the Conference are covered by:
01. ISI (ISINET)
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
05. ZENTRALBLATT
06. ACM
07. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Directory of Published Proceedings
10. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Engineering Information
15. SCOPUS
16. EBSCO
17. EMBASE
18. Compendex (CPX)
19. GEOBASE
20. BIOBASE
21. BIOTECHNOBASE
22. FLUIDEX
23. OceanBase
24. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
25. ULRICH
26. MEDLINE
27. British Library
28. National Library of Greece
29. German National Library of Science and Technology
30. IARAS Index
31. World Textiles


JOURNALS:
The WSEAS journals are covered by:

01. ACM
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
05. ZENTRALBLATT
06. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
07. ULRICH
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
10. British Library
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Swets Information Services
15. Engineering Information
16. SCOPUS
17. EBSCO
18. EMBASE
19. Compendex (CPX)
20. Geobase
21. BIOBASE
22. BIOTECHNOBASE
23. FLUIDEX
24. OceanBase
25. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
26. World Textiles
27. MEDLINE
28. Mayersche
29. Index of Information Systems Journals
30. National Library of Greece
31. IARAS Index


  • From these excellent and well-organized conferences, WSEAS Press published also 4 Books that contain the conference proceedings.
    Please, order them from the WSEAS Press: http://www.worldses.org/books/index.html

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  • Other Photos:  See this photo album: 

    Video from the excursion

    An excursion took place in the 3rd day of the conference, for all the WSEAS participants
    in the DRACULA CASTLE, MUSEUM OF TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN HOUSES, BLACK CHURCH and other important monuments of BRASOV

    See:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/wseas.headquarters/WSEASConferencesBrasovRomaniaSeptember24262009#






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