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KEYNOTE  SPEAKERS
2023

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Prof. Tahir Jameel- University of Islamabad

Pakistan

Dr. Tahir Jameel did his PhD in Software Testing from University of Aeronautics and Astronauts (Beihang) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Liu Chao, Beijing with high distinction. He received the Best International Student award ($5000 USD) from the Ministry of Education, China for his research contributions during his study. He also worked with Huawei Technologies, Beijing during his PhD Study. He has a vast experience of 16 years in the field of Software Technologies especially in Software Quality and Reliability. He has been associated with different Universities of Pakistan and contributed to different research and development projects. He has published 15 articles in different International Journals and Conferences. His research interests are Software Reliability Prediction and Growth Estimation, Automated Software Testing, Symbolic Execution, Metamorphic Testing, Genetic Algorithms etc. He is co-chair of Artificial Intelligence and Software Technologies Track in IEEE IBCAST." 

Title of presentation: Software Reliability Engineering 

Abstract: Software has become very significant in our lives and our dependence on them is increasing day by day. Software reliability engineering gives us a quantitative assessment of software quality and also allows us to analyze weak areas of software development process. We need to follow certain steps in addition to software development processes to ensure software reliability. Software reliability is predicted during early phases of software development life cycle using metrics based models and its growth is estimated once we get software failure data after software testing phase using statistical models. My talk will cover the key areas in software reliability life cycle and also prediction & growth estimation techniques. 

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Prof.Catalin Alexandru

Director of the University Doctoral Council, Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania

Member in the CNATDCU commission of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and 

Robotics (2016 - )

Member in academic councils: Administration Council of the Transilvania University of Braşov (2016 - ); Faculty of Technological Engineering (2004 - 2010); Faculty of Product Design and Environment (2010 - 2012, 2016 - ); Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment (2016 - ) ; Project manager, administrative manager and financial manager for national research projects; Member in the national board of the Romanian Association for the Mechanisms and Machines Science - ARoTMM (2005 - 2013); Member in the scientific council of the technological & business incubator Products and Technologies for Sustainable Energy - ITA Pro-Energ (2005 - 2023) 

 

Title of presentation: Influence of the Deformations in Bushings on the Dynamic Behaviour of the Vehicles’ Rear Axle Guidance Systems

Abstract: The work investigates the influence of the deformations in bushings on the dynamic behaviour of the rear axle guidance systems of vehicles, actually continuing a previous study in which the problem was approached from a static point of view. In the comparative analysis, there are considered two models for the joints (bushings) through which the bars of the guidance mechanism are connected to the adjacent parts (chassis and axle, respectively), namely spherical joints, which consider only the rotational movements, and flexible/compliant joints, which consider both linear and angular mobilities. The study, which is developed for the two structural types of guidance mechanisms (depending on their number of degrees of mobility), was conducted using the virtual prototyping package ADAMS of MSC Software.

 

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Prof.Radu Rugescu

Manager of ADDA Aerospace Private Company

University Politehnica of Bucharest

Dr. Radu D. Rugescu, university professor, married (daughter and son), born in Bucharest, Romania, E. U. was affiliated since 1969 with University “Politehnica” ofBucharest (UPB), successively from assistant professor to full professor. With expertise in Space Technology and Astronautics, specifically Propulsion, Thermochemistry, Astrodynamics, Optimization, Statistics, Programming, Robotics and Manufacturing Technology, he has taught courses in Romanian, English and German languages.He has received the Doctor in Science degree from UPB in Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and performed several specializations in Germany and USA. He is the founder President of ADDA-Association Dedicated to Development in Astronautics since 1959, incorporated as LLC in 1991, now the owner of the space propulsion large test facility in Fagaras city, Romania. Dr. Rugescu first presented a public conference on Space Flight in May 16, 1959, at the National College St. Sava in Bucharest, Romania followed by micro-rocket launches, a largely mediatized event. His research firsts include a Genuine Solid Rocket Propellant in 1959, The first Romanian liquid propellant rocket engine in 1969, the first Capture of freezing temperature of water-gas reaction in 1982, the firstRomanian air-breathing rocket engine in 1987, a New variational method for discontinuous integrands in 1997, a new technology for Air captured imaging and TV live transmission from high altitude airplanes of solar eclipse in 1999, Non-Keplerian gravity coupling of very large space structures in 2004, Solar gravity- assisted Accelerator in 2006, The unit histogram for scarce statistical information in 2008, the first Romanian Rocket-to-ground telemetry transmission in 2010 (in cooperation), Micro-thruster for spacecraft orientation and Graphometric process and device in 2013, Retroinjector for instable liquids and theCombined Rocket Engine in 2014, Rocket engine with free nozzle in 2015 and others. He was PI in the ORVEAL project, granted by UEFISCDI to ADDA LLC in 2012 for a four-year development of the third stage of the Romanian orbital launcher SPARTACUS, scientific director in the 4 mills euro MORALISS- NERVA project in 2016 and in other 23 national and 7 international R&D grants. Dr. Rugescu is inventor in four patents and authors 3 other patent applications under evaluation in Romania. He is member of the Astronautics Commission of the Romanian Academy since 1975, member of theInternational Institute for Acoustics and Vibrations since 2002, of the Working Group for the Space Elevatorof the International Academy of Astronautics since 2004, of the American Chemical Society since 2010, of the History Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics since 2011, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-ASME since 2013, founding member of the Romanian-US Alumni Association since 2013, and in other societies. He was nominated in 2011 by the Romanian government and proposed again in 2016 as board member of the National Commission for Academic Titles CNATDCU in Aerospace and Transportation.Dr. Rugescu was honored with the “Henry Coanda” prize of the Romanian Academy in 2013

 

Title of prezentation:Ignition prediction and confirmation test in the ORVEAL rocket system.

Ignition of the solid propellant cartridge in the compound rocket motor ORVEAL was basically designed with a black powder igniter and further improved with a coloidal pellet igniter. The main requirement imposed to the igniter is to rapidly fill the inner, closed free volume of the combustion chamber with enough gas products in order to increase the inner pressure of the motor to the safe ignition limit of the propellant, which is 40 bar in this case. Intensive ignition tests were conducted in 2013÷2016 by ADDA team, in isochoric calorimeter bombs, to reliably validate the design formulae for the igniter. This led to the specification of 12 grams of-DRP2 black powder with a heat of combustion of 690 cal/g of Făgăraș make for the igniter to produce a peak pressure of 40 bar in the 410 cm3 free volume of the combustor, when the rupture hood of the nozzle would tear. The first hot ignition test in September 26, 2022 revealed the strikingly close value of 41,25 bar for the maximal pressure for which the nozzle hood was expelled. That proves the validity of the presizing method used for the engine. Equivalence determination shows that for the colloidal, cordite type pellets of Făgăraș make, with the heat of combustion of 1100 cal/g, the required quantity of pellets is of 7 g for the same data and tests are under preparation to validate this new value. This optimal functioning of the ignition device ensures that the ORVEAL compound rocket engine will start burning according to predictions.

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Assoc. Prof. Cicerone Laurenţiu POPA

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Cicerone Laurentiu Popa is Associate Professor at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics, with a PhD in Industrial Engineering. From 2020 he is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics responsible with scientific research. He has published over 50 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was project manager in the project Selective waste collection integrated system for a smart city – SMARTCOLLECT (2016-2018) and participated as a researcher in over 12 research projects. Experience in projects or grants evaluation: Expert proposal evaluator for European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA); Expert proposal evaluator for Romanian PNCDI (National Research, Development and Innovation Plan); Monitor for ROSE projects (Romania Secondary Education Project). Research topics: industrial engineering, waste management, material flow management, logistics, smart cities, Industry 4.0.

 

Title of presentation: Designing and developing an automated waste collection system for a smart city

Abstract: Nowadays, waste collection systems are partially automated, mainly only the collection of plastic& glass recipients and aluminium cans is somehow automated by using Reverse Vending Machines. Companies are looking for solutions to increase the collection level of various waste types by using new technologies and devices such as smart sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud platforms. The presentation will be focused on discussing solutions to increase the use of the system, to improve its productivity and its collected waste storage capacity and to find solutions to integrate the system into a smart city infrastructure. A fully automated integrated waste collection system will be analysed, a system able to separately collect different types of waste: plastic recipients, glass recipients, aluminium cans, WEEEs, paper and cardboard. 

 

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Prof.Costel Cotet

RSP Department

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Qualifications and studies: PhD Degree in Industrial Engineering (2000) MSc Degree in Strategic Management (1995) Bachelor of Science Degree in Machine Tools (1994) - Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, (Romania). Experience in Education and Education Management: Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Research Assistant/engineer, from: 2015, 2008, 2001,1995 in the Department of Robots and Manufacturing Systems (former Machines and Manufacturing Systems), Vice-dean (2012-2016) - Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, (Romania). Experience and knowledge related to research and entrepreneurship:  Manager of UPB-PREMINV Research Centre. Coordinator of MSc programme MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING FOR VIRTUAL INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES. Team member in more than 40 Research projects (4 as coordinator) and more than 100 scientific papers published in the field of: Industry 4.0, Discrete material flow management, Digital manufacturing, Waste management devices, Smart cities. Experience in projects or grants evaluation:Expert, Proposal evaluator for European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), Expert proposal evaluator for The Central Finance and Contracting Agency of Latvia, Expert proposal evaluator for Romanian PNCDI (National Research, Development and Innovation Plan), Proposal Evaluator and Monitor for ROSE projects (Romania Secondary Education Project). Professional Journals Editorial board: Member in Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Simulation Modelling, Vienna, Austria, ISSN 1726-4529, Member in Editorial Board of Proceedings in manufacturing systems, Bucharest, Romania, ISSN 1842-3183.

 

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Prof.Muhammad Ushaq - University from Islamabad

Pakistan

Dr Muhammad Ushaq got his early education from Taxila and Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his graduation in Electrical (Communication) Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar (1991~95). He completed his Master and PhD studies in the field of Precision Instruments & Machinery (Specializing in GNSS/INS Navigation Systems) from Beihang University Beijing during 2001~2003 and 2010~2013 respectively.

He has been teaching courses on Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and GNSS/INS Integrated Navigation Systems (as visiting faculty) in different institutions of Pakistan since 2005. His research interests include GNSS, Inertial Navigation Systems, GNSS/INS Integrated Navigation, Robotics, Orbital Mechanics, Data Fusion, Kalman Filtering, and Fault Tolerant Navigation Systems. He has supervised over 30 undergrad and Master research projects in the field of GNSS, and GNSS/INS navigation systems. He has a number of research publications in the related fields. He enjoys swimming, hiking and sight-seeing during his leisure times.

Title of presentation: GNSS, Chronological Evolution, Modernization and Augmentat

Abstract: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has evolved into a revolutionary technology and has become the integral part of almost all aspects of modern life. Numerous daily life activities around the globe are deeply dependent on GNSS without being known to general public.

This presentation is meant to cover aspects starting from introductory concepts of navigation, types of navigation, satellite navigation system, and predecessor navigation systems prior to GPS (incl LORAN, Decca, Omega, TACAN, DME and TERCOM etc). We will cover the chronological development starting from launch of first Satellite Sputnik-I by former Soviet Union in 1957, the commencement of GPS Project in 1960s reaching to full operational capability in 1995 to contemporary modernization. We will briefly introduce the other GNSS systems including, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and Regional Satellite Navigation System (IRNSS, NavIC and QZSS etc). Ground Based Differential GNSS and Space Based Augmented GNSS (like WAAS, EGNOS SDCM, SNAS, and CDGPS) will be introduced. Data fusion or Integration tools like Kalman Filter Algorithm and its variants will also be acquainted with. Information fusion techniques will follow the concept of Integration of GNSS with other Navigation Aids like Inertial Navigation System, Doppler Radar, Cellular Networks, Terrain Matching or Celestial Fixes.Presentation will conclude with the modern applications of GNSS and Integrated Navigation Systems. Some potential research projects for MS or PhD students will also be discussed.

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Prof. Adrian Olaru

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Adrian Olaru finished the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Machines and Manufacturing Systems, Romania, in 1974, head of promotion. From 1974 until 1990 he worked as a designing engineer at the "Optica Romana" Enterprise, also being an associate assistant at the Faculty of Machine-Building Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 1990 Prof. Adrian became an appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Technological Systems Engineering and Management, the Machine-Tools Department. Now, he is university full professor, and teaches the following courses: Industrial Robots Dynamics, LabVIEW application in modeling and simulation of the dynamic behavior of robots, Technological Transport Systems, Electrohydraulic Servosystems, Analyze and Syntese of Electrohydraulic Servosistems for Industrial Robots, Personal and social robots and Vibration of the virtual prototypes of industrial robots. Prof. Adrian Olaru has published over 160 national and international papers concerning modeling and simulation of hydraulic power system, technological transport systems, electrical and hydraulic servo systems and dynamic behavior of industrial robots. For recent relevant details, see the publication list and the web page. He also has substantial contribution for over than ten technical books. Prof. Adrian Olaru was invited professor of the prestigious universities arround the world and the invited speacker at the different international conferences from Slovakie, France, Italy, China, India, Iran, Poland, Autrich, Rusian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Turkie, Croatie. He was coopted each year in the more than 30 International Technical Committees and like general co-chair from the different international conferences arroun the world: USA, Australy, India, United Arab Emirates, Porto Rico, China, Singapore, Malayesia, Japan, Tayland, Slovaky, Czech Republic.

Title of presentation: Influence of the position joints in the dynamic behavior of the robots by using the proper ROBO-PVAFM software platform

Abstract: After simulation of the neural network we can remark the following: •the time delay with the parameter d determines one general possibility to adjust the parameters; •it is necessary to respect the essential condition that d must be one odd number comparing with the next layer to assure the alternative oscillation near the target curve; •in the network with many time-delay, the delay parameter d2 must be odd number comparing with d1; •the reaction with time-delay applied with one weight matrix can determine the instability of the network solution. To eliminate some of these deficient of the researched neural network on propose one new structure of network what was analyzed in the paper (BSHTNN(TDRL)).

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Prof. Vlad Muresan

Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania

was born in Zalǎu, Sǎlaj, Romania, in 1983. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Automation and Applied Anformatics from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania (in 2007 and in 2009) and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania, in 2010. Since 2008 he is a member of staff in the Automation Department, Faculty of Automation and Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Since 2014 he is Associate Professor and since 2017 he is Ph.D. coordinator).

The main research interests are: mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of distributed parameter processes, industrial plant control, isotope separation processes (modeling and control), advanced control of the metallurgical processes, intelligent control, biomedical processes, fractional-order systems etc.

He published more than 130 papers in journals or communicated at international conferences, he is the main author or coauthor of 9 technical books and he participated in 11 research contracts as manager or as member in the research team. Also, he is IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) member and he received the Best Paper Award in 5 international conferences.   

 

Title of  prezentation  Modeling and Control of Industrial Processes

Abstract: IIn the presentation, the domain of industrial processes is approached. In this context, examples of thermal processes, of metallurgical processes and of energy processes are detailed. For each industrial process, the solution of obtaining the mathematical model is presented. The main challenges in modeling the industrial processes are due to the fact that, in general, they are distributed parameter processes and the experimental data are hard to be obtained. Also, the main original strategies proposed for controlling the operation of the approached industrial processes are exposed.

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Prof. Gabriel JIGA

Strength of Materials Department

Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics

Head of the UPB ERASMUS desck

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

Qualifications and studies: PhD Degree in Industrial Engineering (1997) Bachelor of Science Degree in Machine Building Technology (1986) - Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, (Romania). Experience in Education and Education Management: Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer, Research Assistant/engineer, from: 2004, 1997, 1994, 1990 in the Department of Strength of Materials, Vice-dean (2008-2012) and (2012-2016) - Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, (Romania). Experience and knowledge related to research in the field of advanced materials. 2005 – Marie Curie projects evaluator (48 projects) in Brussels (EIF Mobility 5 – 20 projects, IIF Mobility 7 – 15 projects, OIF Mobility 6 – 13 projects).Project manager POSDRU/161/2.1/G/136467, „First steps to a successfull carrier”– PRIMUS,Long term expert in POSDRU/86/1.2./S/56872 Project, „Inter-universities virtual community for science, technology, innovation and capitalization of intellectual properties”, Project manager in Excellence in Research project CEEX 211/2006 “Research on modular elements achievement destined for the increase of impact strength of the safety guardrails”. Project manager in Excellence in Research project  CEEX 213/2006 “Research on achievement of modular elements made from composite materials in order to increase the mechanical shocks of cabins protective structure”.Trainer in the frame of several European projects E-learning, IT (Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig). Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Student Professional Contest in Strength of materials. Chairman of the first and IVthInternational Conference of Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials ICSAAM 2005, ICSAAM 2011, held in Bucharest and Sinaia. Vice-chairman at the IInd(Patras), IIIrd (Tarbes), Vth(Patras) and VIth(Porto) International Conference of Advanced Materials. At present ERASMUS+ Coordinator in University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

 

Title of presentation: Researches on the behavior of PLA sandwich structures, with different core configurations loaded in three points bending

 

Prof.univ. Gabriel Frumusanu

University of Galati, Romania

Professor born in Galaţi, Romania, 28/09/1964. Bachelor (1988), PhD (1999, Thesis title: “Profiling of tools used for machining the bevel gears from precessional transmissions”), Habilitation (2016, Thesis title: “Optimal-Holistic-Integrated control of machine-process couple & New approaches in cutting tools profiling”) in Industrial Engineering at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Romania. Teaching assistant (1990-1994), Assistant professor (1994-2000), Associate professor (2000-2004). He is currently Professor at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Romania (since 2004), and head of the Manufacturing Engineering Department (since 2019). He published over 200 scientific articles, some of them in prestigious journals (International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences, International Journal of Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization). He owns 5 patents. PI in two scientific research teams and member in other 12. He participated at numerous international conferences (Spain, Hungary, Tunisia, Israel, Moldova and Romania). Research interests in machining systems control, machining process optimization, cutting tools profiling and environmental impact of the manufacturing process. Prof. Frumuşanu is member of UASTRO, ModTech Professional Association, AUIF, and of some editorial boards - Proceedings in Manufacturing Systems journal (Romanian Academy), The Annals of „Dunărea de Jos” University, Fascicle V.

 

Title of presentation: Manufacturing Performance Management

The manufacturing management plays an essential role in ensuring the required competitiveness on market. The main issue to be targeted by this activity is the manufacturing performance. This presentation concerns a new vision about manufacturing performance management, adapted to the context of Industry 4.0 era, and a solution to implement this matter. The new vision is based on the conceptual rebuilding of the manufacturing process. It operates with basic notions as the manufacturing sequence and the manufacturing task, defined in original manner, and looks towards the global performance as ultimate goal of manufacturing. Two problems are considered here in performance management: the assessment of the performance level, and the reaching of the desired performance level. The technique for solving the first problem deals with issues like reference and metrics, while the one for solving the second problem – with modeling and control.

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