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Erasmus partner search

Written on Dec. 16, 2013.

Erasmus partner search

Agora University was included by the European Commission in Erasmus Programme 2014-2020

In 2013 Agora University, The Department of Erasmus Programme and International Mobility submitted for approval to European Commission the Erasmus Carta.  

In December 2013, The European Commission published the list of the universities whose Carta Erasmus for 2014-2020 was approved, in this list is included also Agora University.  

From that moment we started to identify universities from European Union, that are included in this list, that has similar study programmes to ours, as to proceed to  sign agreements regarding the exchange of students and university staff.

Usually the exchange is being made for a semester and the ECTS (transferable credits) are recognized. 

Excerpts from Regulation Erasmus UAO [5]:

Article 17 Students who wish to participate in mobility programs must demonstrate good knowledge of English language, at least level B2 (Independent), according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

Article 18 The staff of UAO specialized in teaching English will hold trials to determine the level of knowledge of English language for students who wish to enrol in mobility programs.

Article 19 If the language used by the host institution mobility program is not English, UAO will organize jointly with the partner institution language courses via the Internet, with the support e-learning platform of UAO "Agora University Moodle". These language courses will be based on English language, so students who enrol must prove that they are independent users (B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). These courses will be taught by specialized teachers appointed by the partner institution.

References

[1] http://univagora.ro/ro/studenti/erasmus/

[2] http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/funding/2014/call_he_charter_en.php

[3]  http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/ects_en.htm

[4] http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/ro/resources/european-language-levels-cefr.iehtml

[5] http://univagora.ro/m/filer_public/2013/05/08/regulament-erasmus.pdf

Relations with researchers and academic entities from Asia

Written on Nov. 28, 2013.

Relations with researchers and academic entities from Asia

Agora University   signed MoU before  2012 with many universities from  Europe (Italia, Spania, Ungaria, Serbia, Muntenegru, Malta, Franţa, Portugalia, Grecia) and USA (Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida).

Policy of internationalization of Agora University: Partners

1.     Libera Universita degli "San Pio V", Rome, Italy

2.     Instituto di Studi Politici "S. Pio V", Rome, Italy

3.     Associaçao para Formaçao Professional e Desenvolvimento do Montijo, Portugal

4.     Associazione Culturale "PF-ON-LINE", Rome, Italy

5.     Associazione Nuovi Cittadini Ciociari, Italy

6.     Consorzio Universitario d'Isernia, Italy

7.     Istituto di Ricerche Sociali Economiche e Ambientali (IRSEA), Rome - Italy

8.     Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione (ISTC)-CNR , Rome, Italy

9.     O.Di.S.E.A. Onlus, Rome, Italy

10.  Regional Centre For Development and Retraining Of Manpower (DRMKK)- Debrecen, Hungary

11.  Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

12.  Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

13.  Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

14.  Universita degli Studi di Cassino (Frosinone), Italy

15.  Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

16.  Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

17.  Universidade de les Illes Balears, Spain

18.  Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, France

19.  University of Belgrade , Belgrad, Serbia

20.  University of MaltaMalta

21.  University of Montenegro, Montenegro

22.  University of Thessaly , Greece

23.  University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

24.  Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, USA

25.  Chinese Society for Management, Beijing, China: Icon Agreement PDF (929.9 KB)

26.  Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China:  Icon Agreement PDF (175.6

27.  Kalasalingam University, India: Icon Agreement_PDF (828.4 KB)

Starting with  2012, Agora University extend  international relations in  Asia (China and India).

Brief history of collaboration with  China:

1)    In 2006, Acad. Xiao-Shan GAO,  from Key Laboratory of Mathematics and Mechanization, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, accept to be a member in  Editorial Board of  International Journal of Computers Communications and Control,  an ISI quoted journal edited by  Agora Universiy http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/about/editorialTeam;

2)     On May 8-12, 2012, at  International Conference of Computers Communications and Control, ICCCC2012, has been invited as keynote speakers from China: Prof.dr. Gang KOU, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, CHINA  and  Prof.dr. Yong SHI, The Chinese Society of Management Modernization and University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA http://www.icccc.univagora.ro/program/keynote-speakers;

3)    On 12.05.2012 Prof.dr. Mişu-Jan MANOLESCU, president of Agora University and  Prof.dr. Yong SHI, Vice-President and  Secretary in General of The Chinese Society of Management Modernization signed a MoUhttp://univagora.ro/en/partners/int-relations/;

4)     On May 12-23, 2013, Prof.dr. Ioan DZIŢAC, rector of  Agora University, travel in  China http://univagora.ro/en/university/news/2013/05/24/rectorchina/, prilej cu care susţine două lecturi invitate http://www.feds.ac.cn/Pages/AnnounceShow.aspx?ID=23 http://gs.swufe.edu.cn/Item/Show.asp?m=1&d=2638, receive the title of Adjunct Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences  http://univagora.ro/en/university/photos/album/34/image/953/ , chair a special session at  ITQM2013 in Suzhou http://www.itqm-meeting.org/workshop.htm and sign a MoU with  Prof.dr. Gang KOU, dean of Faculty of Business Administration, SWUFE, Chengdu http://univagora.ro/en/partners/int-relations/

5)   On 28.06.2013, Prof.dr. Ioan DZIŢAC sign a MoU with  Prof.dr. Shifeng LIU, between R&D Agora and International Center for Informatics Research of Beijing Jiatong University.

Starting of relations with  Kalasalingam University from India 

  1) June 13 , 2013: Invited lectures

Prof. Vinod K. MADAN, PhD, Senior Professor at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil (TN), India:

1) Nondestructive Evaluation using Barkhausen Noise;

2) Digital Signal Processing and Applications.

2) October 15-23 , 2013:  Visit of a team from Kalasalingam University of  India at Agora University

Mr. Chancellor   K. SRIDHARAN and Professor Vinod MADAN  was invited at Agora University.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Rector  Ioan DZIŢAC  and Chancellor  K. SRIDHARAN (CEO of Kalasalingam University).

3) January 17-25 , 2014: Visit of a team from Agora University in India

Prof.dr. Ioan DZȚAC, rector of Agora University, and Assoc.Prof.dr. Viorina JUDEU, chief of rector's cabinet,

will visit the  Kalasalingam University of India.

MoU: Agora University, Romania - Kalasalingam University, India

Written on Oct. 19, 2013.

MoU: Agora University, Romania - Kalasalingam University, India

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN

AGORA UNIVERSITY OF ORADEA, ROMANIA

AND

KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY, INDIA

Agora University of Oradea and Kalasalingam University, wishing to enhance relations between the two universities and develop academic exchange in the area of education and research have agreed upon the following programs based on principles of equality and reciprocity of mutual benefits.

Article 1: Exchange of Faculty Members

1.      Both Universities may receive faculty members of the other institution to give lectures, to engage in joint research, and/or for the exchange of views to further these objectives. The procedures and other details involved in such exchange shall be subject to a mutual agreement.

Article 2: Exchange of Students

2.      Under the present scheme for non-degree awarding student exchange, both universities will exchange students for academic study and/or research internship. Exchange students are required to be regular students registered in either an undergraduate or graduate program in their Home University.

3.      The total number of exchange students shall be determined by mutual consent. However, the number may be adjusted to achieve a balanced exchange over the term of this agreement.

4.      The Home University will be responsible for screening and selecting the students for this program, subject to acceptance by the Host University. Students must be proficient in English at least and/or in the language of instruction at the Host University to qualify for nomination.

Before the start of each exchange, both Universities recommend that their students contact the Professors of the other University to discuss research topics in detail.  The students should submit the name of their major advisor to both Universities.

5.      Kalasalingam University may offer Romanian language courses for students.

6.      Exchange students may transfer credits to their Home University for courses taken at the Host University. Exchange students shall register for a full course load.

7.      Exchange students will pay tuition fee to their Home University only. Both Universities will make a reasonable effort to assist exchange students in obtaining accommodations. Participating exchange students shall be responsible for housing, travel, medical insurance, and subsistence costs.

Article 3: Joint Research

8.      Both Universities will pay attention to joint research projects. The details of specific research projects and the form of cooperation associated therewith, including creation of an eventual international joint research laboratory, will be determined by mutual agreement and concluded by a separate memorandum of understanding.

9.      Both Universities will consider holding joint conferences. The details of specific conferences will be determined by mutual consent between the two Universities.

Article 4: Administrative Co-coordinators

10.  Both Universities agree to appoint an overall Administrative Co-coordinator for the administration of this agreement. The co-coordinator will serve as the contact person on campus, being responsible for ensuring that necessary approvals are in place, and overseeing the general welfare of the exchange students and arrangements associated with visits.

This agreement will be effective from the date of signature and shall remain in effect for an initial period of five years. Thereafter, it shall be automatically renewed for successive five-year periods, unless either University terminates this agreement at any time by mutual consent or by giving six months advanced notice in written form to the other.

On behalf of                                                                                                  On behalf of

Agora University of Oradea                                                              Kalasalingam University

Rector                                                                                                             Chancellor

Dr. Ioan Dzitac                                                                                          Mr. K.Sridharan

Dated:   17.10.2013

Photos Album                                                                            

October's agenda at Agora University

Written on Sept. 14, 2013.

October's agenda at Agora University

OCTOBER 1, 2013

Official opening of scholar year 2013-2014

Location: Agora Campus, Blue Aula

Hour: 17

OCTOBER 4-5, 2013

7th Agora International Economical Conference - AIEC 2013

"Competitiveness and Performance in the EU Economy"

Location: Agora Campus, Blue Aula

Details: http://univagora.ro/en/aiec2013/ 

OCTOBER 5, 2013

Doctor Honoris Causa Ceremony for prof.dr. Constantin Roşca

Location: Agora Campus, Blue Aula

Hour: 10

 OCTOBER 10-12, 2013

Participation of  prof,univ.dr. Ioan Dziţac, rector of Agora University,  at  General Assembly of the National Council of Rectors

Location: "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava.

Details: http://www.cnr-romania.ro/membri

OCTOBER 16-19, 2013

Visit of a team from Kalasalingam University of India  at Agora University

Scope: Memorandum of Understanding

OCTOBER 17, 2013

Official opening of master school at Agora University

Location: Agora Campus, Blue Aula

OCTOBER 17-18,  2013

7th Agora International Law Conference, AILC 2013

“Prospects and Challenges of 21st Century Law”

Details: http://univagora.ro/en/ailc2013/

Admission 2013: Be an international student at Agora University

Written on July 11, 2013.

Agora University, Romania, European Union

 Accredited bachelor's and master's programs

Rector's Welcome

" Agora University of Oradea (AUO)  is a  private  institution, founded in 2000 and accredited in 2012.  Although young and a small size academic entity, AUO is  very dynamic and flexible, quality oriented and with a great openness to public utility and a large internalization. We have  three international journals,   three international conferencesmany international partners and    many international collaborators and friends.  For postgraduate students we have an international MBA (with Southeastern University of USA).  If you are an international student at Agora University and you have a child, we have also  a primary international school in Romanian and English. The goal of our faculty team  is a student oriented education for future challenges of globalization via face-to-face discussions and blended learning. Accordingly the Agora University  policies for education in globalization era, that encourage education in multicultural, multinational and multiracial community, understanding and appreciation of all members of its community and will not tolerate any disrespect for persons because of race or color, gender or marital status, sexual orientation or disability,  national origin or ethnicity, creed or religion,  social or political affiliation. Welcome to Agora University!"

Prof. Ioan Dzitac, PhD, Rector of Agora University

Remarks:

  • All application forms will be sent directly to Agora University of Oradea

Bachelor's Degree Studies for International Students at Agora University for 2013-2014

  • Management

     1. Management: 3 years + 1 preparatory year (if any);

  • Accounting and administration informatics

   2. Accountability and Management  Information Systems: 3 years + 1 preparatory year (if any);

Deadline for registration

  • July 1 - August 15, 2013

Cycle I – Registration for bachelor’s degree studies (Extract from Methodology)

(1) The graduates of high-school that have baccalaureate diploma or an equivalent diploma that allows general access to accredited high education institutions can be registered for Cycle I of university bachelor’s degree studies.
(2) The citizens from EU third countries are registered for studies in Romania by the accredited universities, based on their own methodology and considering the studies documents.
(3) The school fees for foreign citizens from third countries is stipulated in the Government Ordinance no. 22/2009 on establishing the minimum amount of the school fees, in foreign currency, for citizens that study in Romania on their own expense, from countries that are not members of the European Union and from those countries that are not part of the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation, approved with amendments and completions by Law no. 1/2010.

The registration file will include the following documents:

a) The application for issuing the Letter of Acceptance to Studies, presented in Annex no. 2, which is part of the present methodology, all rubrics filled in entirely, in two copies;

b) The studies document – copy and legally certified translation – which allows the access of the candidate to the respective education program (the baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent);

c) Academic records – copy and legally certified translation – for the completed studies and the analytical curriculum in case of candidates that request equivalence for certain periods of studies;

d) Birth certificate – copy and legally certified translation;

e) Copy of the passport – valid at least 6 months after the date when the letter of acceptance to studies is issued;

f) Medical certificate (in a widespread international language) to prove that the person to be registered for studies does not suffer from infectious diseases or other illnesses that are incompatible with the future profession;

Rules

 (1) The candidates will send the files directly to the chosen accredited high education institutions. The high education institutions will analyse the files and send to the Ministry of National Education – General Department for International Relations, a list of persons that are nominated to receive the Letter of Acceptance to Studies. Along with the list, the high education institutions must send a copy of the applications for issuing the Letter of Acceptance to Studies that were filled in by the candidates. The General Department for International Relations will issue the Letter of Acceptance to Studies and send it to the high education institutions. The list of the accredited state and private high education institutions is stipulated in the Government Decision no. 707/2012 on approving the List of fields and university specializations/programs, the structure of the high education institutions, the authorized or temporary authorized university fields and programs, the geographic development locations, the number of transferable study credits for each study program, education type or teaching language, as well as the maximum number of students that can be schooled, updated by the Ministry of National Education.

(2) The registration will be carried out according to the timeline set by the accredited high education institution where the candidate applied.
(3) When registering, the candidates will present the documents from the Application file, in original, certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania to the issuer country or endorsed with apostille of Hague, if the previous studies were not completed in Romania, in a European Union country or in accordance with the legal assistance agreements signed between Romania and third countries

(4) The registration will be carried out according to the timeline set by the accredited high education institution where the candidate applied.
(5) When registering, the candidates will present the documents from the Application file, in original, certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania to the issuer country or endorsed with apostille of Hague, if the previous studies were not completed in Romania, in a European Union country or in accordance with the legal assistance agreements signed between Romania and third countries.

Master's Degree Studies for International Students at Agora University for 2013-2014

  • Management

     1. Management of Human Resources: 2 years + 1 preparatory year (if any);

Deadline for registration

  • July 1 - August 15, 2013

Cycle II – Registration for master’s degree studies

Art. 17. – The graduates holding a bachelor’s degree diploma or equivalent for a similar duration of studies for the respective specialization in Romania can apply for admission to the IInd university studies cycle of master’s degree so that cycle I and cycle II gather minimum 300 ECTS credits.
Art. 18. – The university master’s degree studies involve a period of 1 – 2 years and are finalized with the presentation of a dissertation and the obtaining of a master diploma.
Art. 19. – The application file will include the following documents:
a) The application for issuing the Letter of Acceptance to Studies, presented in Annex no. 2, all rubrics filled in entirely, in two copies;
b) The baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent– copy and legally certified translation;
c) The studies document – copy and legally certified translation – which allows the access of the candidate to the respective education program (bachelor’s degree diploma or its equivalent);
d) Academic records– copy and legally certified translation – for the completed studies;
e) Birth certificate– copy and legally certified translation;
f) Copy of the passport – valid at least 6 months after the date when the letter of acceptance to studies is issued;
g) Medical certificate (in a widespread international language) to prove that the person to be registered for studies does not suffer from infectious diseases or other illnesses that are incompatible with the future profession.
Art. 20. – The candidates will send the files directly to the chosen accredited high education institutions. The high education institutions will analyse the files and send to the Ministry of National Education – General Department for International Relations, a list of persons that are nominated to receive the Letter of Acceptance to Studies. Along with the list, the high education institutions must send a copy of the applications for issuing the Letter of Acceptance to Studies that were filled in by the candidates. The General Department for International Relations will issue the Letter of Acceptance to Studies and send it to the high education institutions. The list of the accredited state and private high education institutions is stipulated in the Government Decision no. 707/2012 on approving the List of fields and university specializations/programs, the structure of the high education institutions, the authorized or temporary authorized university fields and programs, the geographic development locations, the number of transferable study credits for each study program, education type or teaching language, as well as the maximum number of students that can be schooled, updated by the Ministry of National Education.
Art. 21. – (1) The registration will be carried out according to the timeline set by the accredited high education institution where the candidate applied.
(2) When registering, the candidates will present the documents from the Application file, in original, certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania to the issuer country or endorsed with the Hague apostille, if the previous studies were not completed in Romania, in a European Union country or in accordance with the legal assistance agreements signed between Romania and third countries.

Tuition and Fees for  International Students at Agora University (bachelor and master)

1. Admission tax (file processing): 100 EUR

2. Annual fees for non EU residents (accommodation and daily meals are not included)

Program

2013-2014

Preparatory year

(6 months)

2014-2015

First year

2015-2016

Second year

2016-2017

Third year

Management (bachelor)

Management of Human Resources (master)

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

Accountability and Management  Information Systems

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

2200 EUR

3. Diploma exam: 300 EUR


4. Annual fees for European Union Residents: 500 € / regular year

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IJCCC News: ISI Article Influence Score in JCR2012

Written on June 21, 2013.

IJCCC News: ISI Article Influence Score in  JCR2012

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS, COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL

With Emphasis on the Integration of Three Technologies (C & C & C).
Online = ISSN 1841- 9844; ISSN-L 1841-9836;
Start year (as quarterly): 2006.
Short name in ISI WoK: INT J COMPUT COMMUN.
Frequency: Bimonthly (6 issues/year: starting 2013).

IF in JCR2009 = 0.373; JCR2010 = 0.650; JCR2011 = 0.438; JCR2012 = 0.441.

Article Influence Score (AIS) in JCR2012 = 0.093.

Editor in Chief and Co-Founder

  1. Florin Gheorghe Filip, Romanian Academy, Romania

Associate Editor in Chief and Co-Founder

  1. Ioan Dzitac, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad & Agora University of Oradea, Romania

Executive Editor

  1. Razvan Andonie, Central Washington University, United States

Managing Editor and Co-Founder

  1. Misu- Jan Manolescu, Agora University of Oradea, Romania

Deputy Managing Editor

  1. Horea Oros, University of Oradea, Romania

Members in Editorial Board

  1. Boldur Eugen Bărbat, Sibiu, Romania
  2. Pierre Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
  3. Ioan Buciu, University of Oradea, Romania
  4. Hariton Costin, 'Grigore T. Popa' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania
  5. Antonio Di Nola, University of Salerno, Italy
  6. Petre Dini, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  7. Omer Egecioglu, University of California, San Diego, United States
  8. Constantin Gaindric, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova, Republic of
  9. Xiao-Shan Gao, Key Laboratory of Mathematics and Mechanization, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  10. Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  11. George Metakides, Greece
  12. Ștefan I. Nițchi, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  13. Shimon Y. Nof, Purdue University, United States
  14. Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, United States
  15. Gheorghe Păun, Romanian Academy - IMAR, Romania
  16. Professor Mario de J. Perez-Jimenez, University of Seville, Spain
  17. Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Computer Science Department, Romania
  18. Radu Popescu-Zeletin, Technical University Berlin, Germany
  19. Imre J. Rudas, Óbuda University, Hungary
  20. Yong Shi, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  21. Athanasios D. Styliadis, Alexander Institute of Technology - Dept. of Information Technology, Greece
  22. Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, United States
  23. Horia-Nicolai L. Teodorescu, Technical Univ. Gh Asachi Iasi, Romania Romanian Academy, Romania
  24. Dan Tufiș, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Romania
  25. Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, United States


Author index IJCCC 2006-2012

References

[1] http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/

[2] http://www.thomsonscientific.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=D&ISSN=1841-9836/

[3] http://uefiscdi.gov.ro/userfiles/file/CENAPOSS/rev_rom_isi_2013.pdf

Keynote speakers - ICCCC2014

Written on June 20, 2013.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yong SHI
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  • Executive Deputy Director, CAS Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science
  • Associate Dean, School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

E-mail: yshi@ucas.ac.cn

**********************



Prof. Fuad Aleskerov

National Reasearch University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

E-mail: alesk@hse.ru

*****************************

Prof. Pascale Zarate

University of Toulouse 1, France

  • IRIT- Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse

E-mail: Pascale.Zarate@irit.fr

***********************

Prof. Ioan Dumitrache

Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Corresponding Member of Romanian Academy

Prof. Vinod K. Madan (India): Two invited lectures

Written on June 11, 2013.

Prof. Vinod K. Madan (India): Two invited lectures

Prof. Vinod K. Madan, PhD,

Senior Professor at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil (TN), India,

will present on June 13, 2013, 15:00, two invited lectures at Agora University:

1) Nondestructive Evaluation using Barkhausen Noise;

2) Digital Signal Processing and Applications.

Bio-Sketch of Professor Vinod K. Madan

V.K. Madan, PhD, Senior Professor,

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

 Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil (TN) , India 

email: KLvkmadan@gmail.com

Resume

V.K. Madan obtained his B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 1970, and Ph.D. from IIT, Bombay in 1989. He was on a two-year (1990-92) post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He had also visited University of Toronto and Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris while returning from Saskatchewan in 1992, and HEIG-VD, Switzerland and Tor Vergata University of Rome in 2012.

He has been working as a Senior Professor at Kalasalingam University since January 2011. He worked as a Professor at Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani from 2009 to 2010 after superannuation from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai in 2008 at 60 years. At BARC, he had courtesy appointment as a professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute, an adjunct professor at BITS, Pilani, a recognized teacher of the University of Mumbai, and a research board member of the Kalasalingam University.

At BARC, he had developed electronics and computer based instruments and systems for various applications of the Department of Atomic Energy. He also conducted research in various areas like application of digital signal processing (DSP) to various fields, gamma ray spectral analysis, frequency spectral analysis, non destructive evaluation (NDE), neural networks, population sciences. A part of the research work is significant in the development of the field of nuclear spectral analysis using DSP. He has authored/ coauthored above 100 technical articles in diverse disciplines, and published in journals (including papers still best in many aspects in the field, and successfully solved recognized tough technical problems like Walsh deconvolution and applied to gamma ray spectral analysis), conferences, symposia, a book chapter, and the invited paper for the inaugural issue of Paritantra, a journal of the Systems Society of India. He was a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation, IETE Journal of Research, and for many conferences and symposia.

 

He instructed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Indian universities, at Homi Bhabha National Institute, and a graduate course at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was involved in conducting many national and international conferences, short courses both for academia and industry in different areas. He had also conducted a neural network video tutorial at a demography conference in Maryland.

He had participated in three research programs with IIT Bombay, and a coordinated research program with IAEA, Vienna.

His interests include DSP and applications, nuclear detectors, nuclear counting systems, nuclear spectral analysis. frequency spectral analysis, molecular imaging systems, communications, neural networks, speech processing, image processing, non-destructive testing including Barkhausen noise, and intelligent and virtual instrumentation.

He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and IETE, and SM IEEE (until 2012), Executive Committee Member of the IEEE Bombay Section (until 2011), LM IPA, LM INS, LM NTSI, and LM ASI. His biography is included in Marquis Who’s Who and other publications. He enjoys reading, swimming, and listening to light music.

Some Significant Publications

1. S.H. Karamchandani, V.K. Madan, P.M. Kelkar, S.N. Merchant, and U.B. Desai, “Parallel Multiclass Support Vector Interpretation of Haemodynamic Parameters for Manifestation of Aortic and Arterial Occlusive Diseases,” in the special issue on Soft Computing Applications of the journal “Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing (AISC)” 195 (2013), 465–486 (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg).

2. V.K. Madan and R.K. Sinha, “Digital Smoothing of Census Data Employing Fourier Transforms,” Computational Statistics and Data Analysis,” 20 (1995) 285-294. (Elsevier, the Netherlands)

(In this paper digital signal processing was used in census age returns. It describes a new classification of digital signal proposed by Madan et. al. and uses that for analyzing population sciences. The classification has widened the scope of digital signals to population sciences, nuclear spectrometry, and other disciplines. DSP application in population Sciences is uncommon)

3. V.K. Madan, H.B. Kekre, B.R. Bairi, “Data Reduction in Nuclear Spectroscopy: An Engineering Approach,” Paritantra vol. 1, no. 1 (1993) 66-87. (Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi)

(The only invited paper of the inaugural issue of the journal of the Systems Society of India.) [renamed as Journal of System Science & Engineering (JSSE) since vol 12 November 2005]

4. V.K. Madan, M.C. Abani, B.R. Bairi, “A Digital Processing Method for Analysis of Complex Gamma Spectra,” Nucl. Instr. Meth. A343 (1994) 616-622.

(The proposed method is superior and has scientific approach vis-à-vis SAMPO and other algorithms. SAMPO has been ranked as number one in many international comparisons since over more than 40 years. For the proposed technique the principle of the method plays a major role while for SAMPO user plays a major role. The proposed method takes only a fraction of computing time and memory as compared to SAMPO) (Elsevier, the Netherlands)

5. H.B. Kekre and V.K. Madan, “Frequency Domain and Sequency Domain Filtering of Nuclear Spectral Data”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A245 (1986) 542-546.

(Elsevier, the Netherlands)

6. H.B. Kekre and V.K. Madan, “Application of Walsh Transform to the Analysis of Nuclear Spectral Data”, Kerntechnik, 50 (1987) 180-183.

(It is extremely difficult to do deconvolution using Walsh transform. There is hardly any other paper in the open literature with successful application of Walsh deconvolution.)

7. H.B. Kekre and V.K. Madan, “Digital Processing of Nuclear Spectral Data”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A260 (1987) 221-224.

(This paper proves the empirical parameter found in most textbooks that number of channels in full width at half maxima should be 4 or more while acquiring a gamma ray spectrum.)

8. H.B. Kekre and V.K. Madan, “Application of Rader Transform to the Analysis of Nuclear Spectral Data”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A269 (1988) 279-281, 1988.

9. H.B. Kekre, V.K. Madan, and B.R. Bairi “A Fourier Transform Method for the Selection of A Smoothing Interval”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 279(1989) 596.

(The proposed method is still superior to other criteria for estimating the smoothing interval)

10. V.V. Athani, V.K. Madan, R.K. Saha, and V.A. Pethe, “A Simple Method of Improving Resolution of Nuclear Spectral Data”, Nucl Instr Meth.221 (1984) 600.

(This paper presents probably the simplest algorithm developed for resolution improvement of nuclear spectra.)

11. V.K. Madan, “An Automatic Dead Time Corrector”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. 131(1975) 181-185.

(North-Holland, the Netherlands)

(It is areal time dead time corrector that can handle a large variation in nuclear counting rates)

Rector's visit in China

Written on May 24, 2013.

Rector's visit in China

Prof. Ioan Dzitac, Rector of Agora University,  has been invited by prof. dr. Yong Shi from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences to visit China in scientific scope on 12-23 May,  2013.

Scientific activities of prof. Dzitac in China has been following:

1. Invited lecture at  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, 14 mai).

Mr. Dzitac received a title "Adjunct Professor of the School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences for the period from May 2013 to May 2016":

http://www.feds.ac.cn/Pages/AnnounceShow.aspx?ID=23

2. Organizer and Chair of Special Session 03: Soft Computing and Quantitative Management (Suzhou, 17 mai):

http://www.itqm-meeting.org/workshop.htm  

3.  Invited lecture at  School of Business Administration, Sothwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu, 20 mai).

An agreement of cooperation has been signed between Agora University (Rector: prof. Ioan  Dzitac)  and  School of Business Administration (Dean: prof. Gang Kou).

http://www.swufe.edu.cn/english/

4. Discussions with professors of  Beijing Jiatong University:

 http://en.njtu.edu.cn/

This visit has been performed together   Academician Florin Gheorghe Filip, Doctor Honoris Causa of  Agora University.

Prof. Filip received in China “Walter Scott Award in Information Technology”: http://www.itqm-meeting.org/award.htm

Some pictures can be see at: http://univagora.ro/en/university/photos/album/34/ 

EUA-IEP

Written on April 16, 2013.

EUA-IEP

Agora University is  included in EUA-IEP project:

"Ready to innovate better prepared to respond to local needs. Quality and diversity of universities in Romania"

"Project  ready to innovate better prepared to respond to local needs. Quality and diversity of universities in Romania  meets the current needs of the national system of higher education by organizing an international evaluation exercise attended by 47 universities . The methodology used is the result of adapting the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) developed by the European University Association (EUA) and has already been successfully implemented in many European countries.

Many benefits, measurable in the medium and long term, both the target groups of the project and the higher education system and service providers in the field of university studies are:

  • 47 International Assessment of Romanian universities based on international valuation methodology;
  • Reporting and evaluation capacity development in the higher education institutions, to ensure quality in accordance with its mission;
  • Develop and implement a mechanism to collect and analyze data to evaluate primary universities;
  • Facilitating the transfer of knowledge by developing a platform type analysis and regular reporting Observatory to achieve policy differentiation.
  • Develop and deliver a training program for staff on academic integrity and providing a methodology for ethics and integrity in the evaluation of universities;
  • Developing the capacity of prospective analysis for decision making on the development of networks, the formation of consortia and mergers between universities."

Source: http://pe.forhe.ro/ro/despre-proiect-2

Keynote speakers - AILC 2013

Written on April 5, 2013.

AILC 2013


Professor   George ANTONIU, PhD

President of Romanian Association of Penal Sciences, Bucharest, Romania

Honorary Scientific Director  of  "Acad. Andrei Rădulescu" Legal Research Institute of Romanian Academy

E-mail: icj_juridic@yahoo.com

*****


Professor Radu CARP, PhD

Professor of Public Law and Political Science

Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

E-mail: radu.carp@fspub.unibuc.ro

*****


Professor Mircea DUŢU, PhD

Director of "Acad. Andrei Rădulescu" Legal Research Institute of Romanian Academy

E-mail: juridic_institut@yahoo.com

*****

Professor Elena-Ana IANCU, PhD

Director of Social Sciences Department  

Agora University of Oradea, Romania

E-mail: department@univagora.ro

*****


Professor Ovidiu  PREDESCU, PhD

Prorector of  “George Bariţiu” University of Braşov, Romania

E-mail: opredescu_ujr@b.astral.ro

Special sessions of ICCCC 2014

Written on March 25, 2013.

Special sessions of ICCCC 2014

ICCCC 2014: Approved Special Sessions

Special Session 1. Decision Support Systems for Supply Chain Management and their dynamics. New proposals and directions

Organizer: Angel Ortiz, University  Politécnica Valencia, Spain

Address: Eng. Angel Ortiz, Ph.D., Professor

Centro de Investigación de Gestión e Ingeniería de la Producción

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Camino de Vera s/n, Edificio 8B - Acceso L Nivel 2

(Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación)

46022 Valencia – España

Tel.:+34963879680

E-mail: aortiz@cigip.upv.es

Short Bio Sketch: Angel Ortiz is a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain. He is an  industrial engineer and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from UPV. He are  developing research and enterprises activities in Supply Chain Management, Business Process Management and Information Technologies. He has authored more than 20 papers in journals as Computers in Industry, IJCIM, IJPE, Omega and others. He has participated also in several European Projects of V-CHAIN Project (Virtual Enterprise for Supply Chain Management-GRD1-2000-25881) and University leader of ECOSELL (Extended Collaborative Selling Chain- GRD1-2001-40692), UEML (Unified Enterprise Modelling Language- IST - 2001 - 34229, a Thematic Network) and V-CHAIN ASIA-IT (ASI/B7-301/97/0126-49). Prof. Angel Ortiz has  developed projects about SCM, BPM, IT and Enterprise Engineering in several enterprises from different sectors (automotive, tiles, furniture, beverages, food, packaging, textile, etc.). I am a member of the IFAC TC5.3 “Enterprise Integration and Networking” and IFIP TC5 WG 5.12 “Architectures for Enterprise Integration”. He has participated in several Masters in Spain and courses in others countries like France, Mexico and Sweden.

 Session  Scope

The goal of this workshop is to deal with new proposals in the decision support system (DSS) field related with the integration of the decision-making process concerning Supply Chain Management (SCM) with special focus on demand management and operations planning in a dynamic and distributed environment.

DSS is a computer-based information system, which assists manager in their decision-making process. New requirements needs new DSS proposals to include improvements on the data management, decision models, interaction among systems and people in global decision process.

Special focus will be made over complex decisions where:

1) the DSS proposes different solutions using different decision models or

2) the DSS include a sequential decision process where sub-DSS outputs are inputs for other sub-DSS

Session Topics

Decision Support System is a multidisciplinary research area that can be applied in several sectors.

This special session will be focused to new proposals in the DSS field dealing with:

T.1.1. The main components in DSS

  • Data: Models, Aggregation/Disaggregation, ETL , Data-Driven DSS
  • Decision Models: Mathematical Programming, Solvers, Rules, Expert Systems
  • Processes: Decision sequence, Interaction steps
  • User Interfaces: Interface design, Novel interaction techniques, usability

T.1.2. Complex decisions solved using different models and sequential DSS where DSS outputs are inputs for other DSS

T.1.3. Application in Supply Chain Management using a period-driven or an event-driven approach

T.1.4. DSS Experiences in the industry

T.1.5. DSS in Education

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Special Session 2. Network Optimization and Security

Organizer: Yezyd Donoso, University  de los Andes, Colombia

Address: Eng. Yezid Donoso, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Head of the Information Security Postgraduate and Master Program

Systems and Computing Engineering Department

Universidad de los Andes

Cra. 1 Este No. 19A-40

Phone 57-1-3394949  Ext 1723

Bogotá, Colombia, South America

E-mail: ydonoso@uniandes.edu.co

Short Bio-Sketch: Eng. Yezid Donoso, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de los Andes in the Computing and System Engineering Department in Bogota, Colombia, South America. He is a consultant in computer network and optimization. He holds a degree in System and Computer Engineering, a M.Sc. degree in System and Computer Engineering, a D.E.A. in Information Technology and a Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Information Technology from Girona University, Girona, Spain. IEEE Senior Member. Distinguished Professor, given by Universidad del Norte, Colombia, October 2004. National Award of Operations research given by the Colombian Society of Operations Research, 2004. He is co-author of the book Multi-Objective Optimization in Computer Networks Using Metaheuristics (2007) and Network Design for IP Convergence.

Session Scope 

The convergence in communication networks and computing has led the exponential growth of new applications and information systems. Nowadays, users and applications generate and request more data demanding efficient and secure management. New algorithms are needed to manage the network resource allocation improving the network performance, response against failures, congestion and attacks; and to avoid loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability in the network.

Session Topics

T.2.1. Network Optimization

  • Advanced Network Architecture
  • Computational complexity and data structures        
  • Distributed Algorithms for control and management in Communication Systems
  • Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks
  • Mobility, Handoff, and Location Management
  • Network Algorithm analysis
  • Network Structure, Routing and Resource Management
  • Networks Survivability against Failures, Congestion and Attacks
  • Network Planning
  • Quality of Service / Quality of Experience Optimization
  • Software Define Network
  • Scheduling and Network Optimization
  • Self-Organizing Networks
  • Reliable Networks
  • Special Topics in Network Optimization

T.2.2. Security

  • Intrusion
  • Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Network Authentication and Key Management
  • Network Reliability
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Secure Networking
  • Secure Network Protocols
  • Security for Cloud Networking
  • Security for Internet Applications
  • Security for Wireless Sensor networks
  • Security for Smart Grids
  • Security for Vehicular Networks
  • Security for Critical Infrastructures
  • Special Topics in Security

More details at http://univagora.ro/icccc2014/

AILC 2013

Written on Feb. 26, 2013.

AILC 2013

Call for Papers

7th Agora International Law Conference, AILC 2013

“Prospects and Challenges of 21st Century Law”, 17-18 October 2013, Oradea, Romania

Organized by

  • Agora University, Law and Economics Faculty, Social Sciences Department

In collaboration with:

Scope and Topics

The AGORA International Law Conference (AILC) has been founded in 2007 founded by  E.-A. Iancu  (Nechita) and M.-J. Manolescu  and it was organized every year (AILC 2012, AILC 2011, AILC 2010, AILC 2009, AILC 2008, AILC 2007) on specific subjects on juridical sciences. 

For the 7th edition AILC 2013 are invited to participate local and foreign professors, specialists and researchers concerned with disciplinary and inter-disciplinary studies.

The organizers have set as objective to bring to the attention of participants current issues in legal sciences,  comparative approaches laws of other states, relevant analysis and critical remarks as well as ferenda bill in the context of Romanian legislation and not only is being in a continuous and necessary change, sometimes hard to be accomplished.

In the section of inter-disciplinary field are also expected studies form economics and social sciences.

The aim of the conference on "Prospects and Challenges of 21st Century Law" is to bring together interdisciplinary scientific research studies in a framework of interactive international and inter-institutional debate, in a time when both in Romania and in other countries appear new laws, legislative changes and new dimensions of crime.

In the conference program will be able to enroll research teams, teams of specialists from Romania and abroad with online interventions. For this purpose the organizers will provide appropriate technical equipment and conduct discussions via video conference.

Parallel Sessions:

  • Session I:  Administration and good governance
  • Session II: Mediation in Romanian and international legislation 
  • Session III: The crime dynamics in nowadays society 
  • Session IV: Comparative approaches of international legislation
  • Session V: The influence of economic, social and cultural elements in the evolution of legislation in a state 

Submission Guidelines

Publications

Selected papers will be published in AGORA International Journal of Juridical Sciences,  www.juridicaljournal.univagora.ro  1843-570X,E-ISSN: 2067-7677, indexed in many international databases as: EBSCO, HEIN ONLINE,  COPERNICUS, DOAJ, ULRICH, V LEX, SOCOLAR

Important Dates

  • Register in EasyChair System: September 3, 2013
  • Paper Submission Deadline: September 20, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: October 10, 2013
  • The fee payment: October 14, 2013
  • Author’s enrollment in the program of conference: October 16, 2013

Contact

  • Tel: +40 259 427 398, +40 259 472 513
  • Fax:+40 259 434 925
  • E-mail: ailc@univagora.ro, departament@univagora.ro

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Celebrating 92th birthday of Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh

Written on Feb. 3, 2013.

Celebrating 92th birthday of  Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh

Celebrating 92th birthday of  Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh

"The question really isn't whether I'm American, Russian, Iranian, Azerbaijani, or anything else. I've been shaped by all these people and cultures and I feel quite comfortable among all of them.” (Lotfi A. Zadeh, [6])

 Lotfi A. Zadeh, born on February 4, 1921, is a famous mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and a emeritus professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, United State of America [7-10].

He is father of fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic and computing with words. His paper entitled “Fuzzy sets” (1965) is cited over 39,000 time in many prestigious journals. All papers published by Lotfi A. Zadeh is cited more than 105,000 time [8].

Prof. Zadeh  is Director of BISC since 1991 to present.

Recent papers authored by Lotfi a. Zadeh, indexed in ISI Web of Science, are:

  • A Note on Z-numbers, Information Sciences, 181(14): 2923-293, 2011.
  • Foreword of Special Issue on Fuzzy Sets and Systems Dedicated to the 90th Birthday of Prof. Lotfi A-Zadeh,  INT J COMPUT COMMUN, 6(3):385-386, 2011.
  • Outline of a Restriction-Centered Theory of Reasoning and Computation in an Environment of Uncertainty and Imprecision, 2012 IEEE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION REUSE AND INTEGRATION (IRI),  Pages: XXI-XXII, 2012.

Agora University collaboration with professor Zadeh has been started in 2008, within occasion of Exploratory Workshop  From Natural Language to Soft Computing: New Paradigms in Artificial Intelligence, and will be extended in future also [1-5].

Dear Professor Zadeh,

Celebrating the 92th birthday, we wish you a good health, long life, and new interesting achievements!

A Happy Birthday!

Prof. Ioan Dzitac, Rector of Agora University of Oradea

References

[1] http://univagora.ro/ro/universitate/foto/album/3/

[2] http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/about/editorialTeam

[3] http://www.acad.ro/carti2008/carte08_06Zadeh.htm

[4]http://www.journal.univagora.ro/?page=article_list&volume=VI&nr=3

[5] http://univagora.ro/icccc2014/

[6] http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/24_folder/24_articles/24_zadeh.html

[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotfi_A._Zadeh

[8] http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=S6H-0RAAAAAJ&hl=en

[9] http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~zadeh/

[10]  http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/

[11] http://www-bisc.cs.berkeley.edu/BISCProgram/


ICCCC 2014

Written on Jan. 8, 2013.

ICCCC 2014

5th International Conference on Computers Communications and Control,

ICCCC 2014

Băile Felix, Oradea, România, May 7-9, 2014

Previous editions:

Scope and Topics

The International Conference on Computers Communications and Control (ICCCC) has been founded in 2006 by I. Dziţac, F.G. Filip and M.-J. Manolescu and  organized every even year by Agora University of Oradea, under the aegis of the Information Science and Technology Section of Romanian Academy  and IEEE - Romania Section.

The goal of this conference is to bring together international researchers, scientists in academia and industry to present and discuss their latest research findings on a broad array of topics in computer networking and control. 

The Program Committee is soliciting paper describing original, previously unpublished, completed research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all areas related to computer networking and control. In particular, but not limited, the following topics are expected to be addressed by authors:

  • Integrated solutions in computer-based control and communications;
  • Computational intelligence methods (with particular emphasis on fuzzy logic-based methods, ANN, evolutionary computing, collective/swarm intelligence);
  • Advanced decision support systems (with particular emphasis on the usage of combined solvers and/or web technologies).

We extend a warm invitation to all interested in the related topics to submit papers and to participate in a hopefully successful event.

Selected papers presented at ICCCC 2014 will be published in INT J COMPUT COMMUN, ISSN 1841-9836 (ISI WoS/WoK).   

Conference Committee

  • Honorary Chair: Lotfi A. ZADEH
  • Program Chair: Florin Gheorghe FILIP
  • Conference Chair: Misu-Jan MANOLESCU
  • Organizing Chair: Ioan DZITAC
  • Tutorial and Special Sessions Chair: Razvan ANDONIE and Florin Gheorghe FILIP
  • Publications and Proceedings Chair: Valentina BALAS and Ioan DZITAC
  • General Chair: Ioan DZITAC (rector@univagora.ro)

Paper submission via  EasyChair

Academic Jobs

Written on Jan. 6, 2013.

Vacancies position at Agora University

published in the Romanian Official Gazette, part III, No. 455/21.12.2012 PDF (68,2 KO)

Law and Economics Faculty Social Sciences Department

1. Lecturer, position 20,

Subjects: Econometrics, Economic and Financial Analysis, Financial audit, Companies Finances

2. Associate Professor, position 7,

Subjects: Informatics, Database in Economy.

3. Associate Professor, position 8, 

Subjects: Criminal Law, General Part I; Criminal Law, General Part II

4. Associate Professor, position 9, 

Subjects: Constitutional Law and Public Institution I, Constitutional Law and Public Policies II, International Protection of Human Rights

5. Associate Professor, position 10, 

Subjects: International Public Law, International Private Law. 6. Associate Professor, position 11, Subjects: Public Policies, Economics Simulations and Projects 

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