ModTech 2016 International Conference - Brief Overview
The International Conference ModTech2016 held between 15-18 of June 2016 at the Ramada Hotel in Iași has been a representative scientific event for producers of technology, universities, research institutions, industrial entities where significant national and international scientific achievements have been presented and discussed in the field of manufacturing engineering, composite materials and technology, characterization, modeling and simulation of mechanical processes, robotics and integrated computer-aided manufacturing, technology transfer, micro and nanotechnologies, maritime engineering and navigation.
Organized by the Professional Association of Modern Manufacturing Technology, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, “Alecu Russo” State University of Bălți, Republic of Moldova, Silesian University of Technology from Gliwice, Poland, Maritime University of Constanța-Romania, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău-Romania and „Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați-Romania as co-organizers, this scientific event has been a driver for stimulating scientific creation locally, regionally and internationally through the publication of presented papers in the ISI-abstracted volume (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering) in Great Britain, in ISI journals having an impact factor from Great Britain (International Journal of Materials and Product Technology), India (Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences) and in a journal abstracted in international databases (International Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology)
131 participants from different national and international universities presented papers in plenary, section sessions and in poster presentations. Authors and co-authors of abstracts have been from 25 countries: USA, Sweden, Poland, Japan, Germany, Serbia, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Republic of Moldova, Spain, China, India, the Netherlands, Uzbekistan, England, Ukraine, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Hertzegovina, Vietnam, Bulgaria and Finland.
The opening ceremony took place in the presence of the Mayor of Iași Mihai Chirica and the Rector of ”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical university of Iași, Professor Dan Cașcaval Ph.D. Moreover, three Octavian Pruteanu excellence awards have been given to Professor Marcel Van de Voorde, DELFT University in the Netherlands, Professor Claudiu Vasile Kifor, Vice Rector in charge with research,”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and to Dr. Marek Placzek from the Silesian University of Gliwice, Poland for their contribution to the promotion and development of ModTech International Conference.
10 papers of high scientific value were presented in the three plenary sessions by Professor Elsayed A. Orady University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA; Professor Esteban Broitman Linkoping University, Sweden; Professor Wojciech Sitek Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland; Prof. Toshihiro Ishikawa Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan; Prof. Rainer Gadow University of Stuttgart, Germany; Professor Olivera Milosevic Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy, Serbia; Professor Makio Naito JWRI, Osaka University, Japan; Professor Hong-Seok Park University of Ulsan, South Korea,; Professor Radu Comaneci “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Professor Burak Ozkal, ITU, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department, Turkey.
The beginning of each session included presentations given by the following invited speakers: Dr. Sinan Sezek, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey; Prof. Mihaita Horodinca, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Assoc. Prof. Ferhat Bingol, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey; Lect.Dr. Marek Placzek, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland; Phys. Mircea-Petru Ursu, University of Oradea, Romania; Prof. Claudiu Vasile Kifor, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania; Prof. Pavel Topala, "Alecu Russo" State University of Balti, Republic of Moldova and Prof. Remus Zagan, Constanta Maritime University, Constanta, Romania.
In the closing session, Best Paper Awards were given for papers presented in 7 sections and poster presentations. A special award for the involvement in conference promotion was awarded to Dr. Milos Vasic, the Institute of Material Testing, Belgrade, Serbia.
The main publications of ModTech2016 International Conference are as follows: Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences (IJEMS); International Journal of Materials and Product Technology; International Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technologies (IJMMT) and IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing Ltd., Bristol, United Kingdom.
Special thanks to Conference Sponsors: Iasi City Hall, Society of Powder Technology Japan, Cotnari Iasi and Redesign Solutions Iasi.