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Organizing Committee

General Chair

Assoc. prof. M.A. Dagmar Cagaňová, PhD.
Vice Dean for International Projects Faculty of Materials Science and Technology STU, Slovakia

Dagmar Caganova, assoc. prof. in Industrial Engineering, acts as Vice dean for International Projects at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
She is also the co – founder of the European Alliance for Innovation in Slovakia, management committe member of E-COST ( European Collaboration in Science and Technology) TN 1301 Sci Generation, the executive committee member in Danubius Academic Consortium (academic network for Integral Innovation), steering committee member of Danube strategy PA 7 Knowledge society- science, research, inovation and ICT for the Slovak Republic.

Her professional interests, research topics and international collaborations are mainly focused on Intercultural and Innovation Management, Mobility and Smart Cities, Gender Diversity. She is the member of journal editorial boards, organiser, steering committe member of many domestic and international conferences, acts as tutor on PhD study programme and has participated in numerous domestic and international projects as team member and as the project head. She is co-editor of Internet of Things, IoT Infrastructures 2014, part 2 and Smart City 360, 2015 published by Springer. To date she has published more than 200 publications, 7 scientific monographs, 33 papers in databases WOS and 35 in databases SCOPUS and has over 300 citations, 117 of them in quotation databases WOS and SCOPUS, h-index 5.

General Co-Chair

Assoc. prof. Dr. Andy PUSCA
Rector of Danubius University, Galati Romania

“After graduating the Law Faculty within “Danubius” University in 1999, in the same year graduating the Administrative Sciences at the Faculty of Public Administration within the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest, I became a teacher.
I worked as a lawyer, but I returned to my first passion, that of being a teacher. I worked with several higher education institutions, teaching at the most prestigious universities in Romania. I should mention the extraordinary professional experiences that I lived at the National Institute of Magistracy where I coordinated the activity of trainee magistrates; then I taught Civil Law at the Police Academy and the National School of Political and Public Administration Sciences, Bucharest.

As my soul had always remained in Galati, here at “Danubius” University of Galati I chose in 2008 to dedicate my entire energy and to implement a daring vision for that period in which there was a fierce competition of higher education institutions in Romania.

I managed to achieve that through effective strategic measures, by finding alternatives to diversify our offer and to change our approach. And all of this was achieved with the help of a dedicated staff, enthusiastic students and graduates of our university.

As a Rector, along with my team, we have approached the future of the modern “Danubius” University which has valued the old traditions of higher education, as true strategic visionaries, assuming our new mentality of project management regardless of the field in which we operate: education, research-development-innovation or services. Internationalization, entrepreneurship, open and online are the key terms that will support and direct our determination to fulfill the objectives of “Danubius” University mission, the university who managed to connect the global community through quality, professionalism, enthusiasm and involvement of its people: students, teachers, non-teaching staff, graduates.”

Technical Program Committee Chair

Assoc. prof. MSc. Michal BALOG, PhD.
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava STU Bratislava, Slovakia

Technical Program Committee Co-Chair

MSc. Vladimír Švač, PhD.
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava STU Bratislava, Slovakia

Publicity and Social Media Chairs

Assoc. prof. Dr. Predrag K. NIKOLIC, Ph.D.
Shantou University, China

Prof. Mauro Romanelli
Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy

Workshops Chair

Assoc. prof. MSc. Daniela ŠPIRKOVÁ, PhD.
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Panels Chair

Assoc. prof. MSc. Pavel ŽUFAN, PhD.
Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Posters and PhD Track Chairs

Assoc. prof. MSc. Anna Saniuk, PhD.
University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Prof. MSc. Sebastian Saniuk, PhD.
University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Conference Manager

Marek Kaleta
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