S1

Online registration and paper submission

Online registration and full papers submission forms become available on the Conference website. [31 October 2016]

S2

Full paper submission (extended) deadline

(Extended) Deadline for submitting the full papers is reached. [28 February 2017]

S3

(extended) Full paper acceptance notification

Paper reviewing is finished and participants are notified about the acceptance of papers. [20 April 2017]

S4

Payment deadline

(extended) Deadline for conference fees payment. [10 May 2017]

S5

Conference first day

First day of the conference. [08 June 2017]

S6

Conference end

Last day of the conference. [10 June 2017]

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Program of the International Conference "Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture", June 8-10, 2017

 

Day 1 - Thursday, 08 June

Time Activity
Venue
08:00 - 09:00

Registration of participants
Venue: University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (USAMV of Bucharest)

Building A, Ground  Floor, Main Hall
09:00 - 09:15 

 

OPENING & Welcome

 

Building A, Aula Magna Petre S. Aurelian

Prof. Dr. Sorin Mihai CÎMPEANU, Rector University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

 

Gina FÎNTÎNERU, Vice-rector for Scientific ResearchUSAMV of Bucharest 

 
 

 

 
 
PLENARY SESSION I:
165th Anniversary of USAMV Bucharest
 
 Building A, Aula Magna Petre S. Aurelian
09:15-10:15

Honorary guests of The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

 
10:15-11:00 Maximilian ZIELINSKI, Daniel ZIELINSKI, Foster & Partners in London, "Building Healthy Environments"  

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break  Building A, First floor, Main Hall
      
11:30 - 13:30
PLENARY SESSION II:
Agriculture for Healthy Life and Environment
 
Building A, Aula Magna Petre S. Aurelian
Honorary guests of The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
 
 Moderators

Adrian ASANICA, Vice Dean, Faculty of Horticulture, USAMV of Bucharest

 

Florentina MATEI, Faculty of Biotechnology, USAMV of Bucharest

 
 Speakers

Huub LELIEVELD, President of the Global Harmonization Initiative, "Why harmonize food regulations and what is needed to make it work?"

 

Stefan MANN, Federal Research Centre for Agriculture - Agroscope, Switzerland, "Food consumption and individualization"

 

Olivera DJURAGIC, General Manager at the Institute of Food Technology - Novi Sad, Serbia, "Analyze of potential risk in feed production as integral part of food chain"

 

Discussions and Closing Remarks

 
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch & Networking Activities  Building A, First floor, Main Hall
14:30 - 16:30

THEMATIC SESSIONS

Opening session and Papers Presentations
(see Sessions’ program for details)

Works on sections:

1 - Agronomy                     (Download Section 1 Program as pdf)
2 - Horticulture                    (Download Section 2 Program as pdf)
3 - Animal Science                (Download Section 3 Program as pdf) 
4 - Veterinary Medicine           (Download Section 4 Program as pdf)
5 - Land Reclamation, Earth Observation and Surveying, Environmental Engineering (Download Section 5 Program as pdf)
6 - Biotechnologies                (Download Section 6 Program as pdf)
7 - Management and Engineering in Rural Areas (Download Section 7 Program as pdf)
 

 
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break  
17:00 - 18:00

Poster display and viewing

See detailed sections programs (TBA)

 
 
19:30 - 21:30 Official Gala Dinner - Cultural Event
 
Ceres Restaurant

 

Day 2 - Friday, 09 June

 Works on sections

 

Works on sections:

1 - Agronomy                     (Download Section 1 Program as pdf)
2 - Horticulture                    (Download Section 2 Program as pdf)
3 - Animal Science                (Download Section 3 Program as pdf) 
4 - Veterinary Medicine           (Download Section 4 Program as pdf)
5 - Land Reclamation, Earth Observation and Surveying, Environmental Engineering (Download Section 5 Program as pdf)
6 - Biotechnologies                (Download Section 6 Program as pdf)
7 - Management and Engineering in Rural Areas (Download Section 7 Program as pdf)
 

08:00 – 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants; Poster display
See detailed sections programs
09:00 – 11:00 Opening session and paper presentation  
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break; Viewing posters and discussions  
11:30 – 13:30 Paper presentations  
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 – 16:00 Paper presentations  
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break / Viewing posters and discussions  
16:30 – 18:00 Final discussions and conclusions  

 

 Workshops within the conference

 

09:00 – 11:30 Biofilms in Food Industry – controlling strategies and cleaning techniques (EHEDG Workshop – Section 6 – Biotechnology)
Faculty of Biotechnology, ground floor, Auditorium Room
09:00 – 14:00 e-KnoT 4th Technology Road Show - Precise Agriculture  Land Reclamation Faculty, 

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11:30 – 12:30 Data Driven Diary Decisions for Farmers (Section 3 – Animal Science)  Building A, Room A II 113
12:00 – 13:00 Information system for food safety and quality management for fish and fishery products (Section 3 – Animal Science)  Building A, Senate Room
14:30 – 16:00 Innovations in berry crops (Section 2 – Horticulture)  Horticulture Faculty, Room BPB
17:30 – 18:30 Building an Excellency Network for Heightening Agricultural ecoNomic researCh and Education in Romania: half way through  Building P, room 47

 

Day 3 - Saturday, 10 June

Time Activity
08:00 – 18:00 Conference visit 1: Istrița Fruit Nursery* & Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station
08:00 – 20:00 Conference visit 2: Bran Castle  (Dracula's Castle) – Predeal – Peleş Castle
08:00 – 15:00 Conference visit 3: Birdwatching at Comana Natural Park

Sweet Cherry Fest – 4th Edition – Cultivar Exhibition & Tasting

  We would like to announce you that there are no more places left for the Conference Visit 2 (Bran Castle). We are waiting for your participation to the Confererence Visit 1 (Istriţa şi Pietroasa) and Confererence Visit 3 (Birdwatching at Comana Natural Park), by completing the form in "Step 4: Participants, accommodation and visits" until 3rd of June 2017. For Confererence Visit 1 (Istriţa and Pietroasa) and Visit 3 (Birdwatching at Comana Natural Park), the participation fee is 50 RON. Applications will be accepted in chronological receiving order and are subject to availability of a limited number of places.

 

Conference Visit 1Istriţa Fruit Nursery & Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station

Participation fee: 50 RON.

Istriţa Fruit Nursery (http://www.pepinieraistrita.ro/film-de-prezentare): The year 1893 marks the beginning of the Istriţa Fruit Nursery, whose initial task was to multiply the vine seeding material resistant to phylloxera attacks which had destroyed the Romanian viticultural material in only 10 years. At the same time, it was aimed to develop the fruit-growing patrimony in the Curvature Sub-Carpathians region. In 1895 there already was a rich collection of types from almost all fruit tree and shrub species and parent stock saplings were produced and used in grafting valuable types.

The nursery fields and the existing fruit tree collections served as study material for generations of students, but also for researchers who worked here overtime. After its reintegration in 2005, as a component of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, the Istriţa Farm embarked on a new complex modernisation and refurbishment process.

For over 115 years the nursery has continued to adorn the hills with vineyards, improve varieties of grape-vine, create new ones, hide in the cellar new "treasure", this time located in the bottles.

Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station(http://www.pietroasaveche.ro/film-de-prezentare): These "treasures" were with more than 120 medals in national and international competitions, more especially for sweet wines, some spices, for which Pietroasa is unsurpassed vocation. After taking it, in 2005, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest put two "bricks", to rebuild the resort: young plantations and ensuring primary wine on modern principles, ensuring at the same time that students can gain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Recently, Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station, trade resumed its exceptional wines under its own label - "Pietroasa veche."

Program Conference Visit 1

  • 800: Departure from University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
  • 1000: Istriţa Fruit Nursery visit
  • 1200: Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station visit

                Wine Tasting

  • 1400: Lunch
  • 1800: Arrival at University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

 

Conference Visit 2Bran Castle  (Dracula's Castle) – Predeal – Peleş Castle

There are no more places left for this visit!

Bran Castle (Romanian: Castelul Bran) (http://www.bran-castle.com), situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania.

The building of Bran Castle started somewhere around the year 1378. The castle had a protective and commercial purpose.

Many legends are connected with Bran Castle. It is said the castle belonged to Count Dracula (Vlad Tepes), but nobody has any proof. Vlad Tepes lived only for a short time in the castle and only as a guest.

In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a terrifying story about Count Dracula. Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks, Vlad started organizing the state and enforcing the law by applying death penalty and impaling all those he considered enemies. The historians nicknamed him Vlad Tepes while people say he was Count Dracula because he used to sign with his father's name, Dracul "The Devil". Dracula is derived from the Romanian word for devil or dragon.

Predeal is the northernmost resort on the Prahova Valley from Carpathian Mountains, located 25 km from Brasov and 147 km from Bucharest. It is the town on the highest elevation in Romania at 1033 m altitude.

Peleş Castle (http://www.peles.ro) is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia resort. It was built at the initiative of King Charles I of Romania in 1874.

The courtyard has a merry decoration, made out of plants and flowers; all round, the building's facades are animated by elegant drawings. The interior of the castle is a true wonder, due to the beauty and richness of the sculpted wood and the stained glass windows.

The establishment hosts one of the finest collections of art in Eastern and Central Europe, consisting of statues, paintings, furniture, arms and armor, gold, silver, stained glass, ivory, fine china, tapestries, and rugs. The collection of arms and armor has over 4,000 pieces, divided between Eastern and Western war pieces and ceremonial or hunting pieces, spreading over four centuries of history.

Program Conference Visit 2

  • 800: Departure from University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
  • 1200: Bran Castle visit
  • 1330: Lunch
  • 1500: Peleş Castle visit
  • 2000: Arrival at University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

 

Conference Visit 3Birdwatching at Comana Natural Park

Participation fee: 50 RON (at the Conference Registration). If the weather conditions are adverse and prohibit the access in the area, this Visit might be canceled (more details will be available at the Conference Registration Desk).

Comana Natural Park (http://www.comanaparc.ro), is a natural area within the southern continental bioregion of the Romanian Plain and the northeastern Burnaz Plain, 30 km far from Bucharest. It shelters, protects, and preserves a wide variety of plant and animal species, as well as land and water ecosystems.

It covers an area of 24,963 ha and stands as a special conservation area that protects several species of spontaneous flora (Paeonia peregrina Mill-sp., Ruscus aculeatus) and wildlife (birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibiens) in the Burnaz Plain.

The Comana site is protected by the Ramsar Conventions as wetland of international importance.

The park includes both the Comana special protection area (SPA) for birds and animals, and the Comana site of community importance (SCI), together with the following nature reserves: the Ologa - Grădinari and Padina Tătarului Forests.

The trip is organized by University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest in partnership with the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR - http://www.sor.ro) and the Ornithological Club AVES. The Romanian Ornithological Society deals with the study and protection of wild birds in Romania.

The trip will include between 10 and 25 persons.

Optional outfit: binoculars, camera, determiner.

Recommended outfit: hat, sports footwear, long trousers, rain cape, drinking water.

Program Conference Visit 3

  • 800: Departure from University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (from the central parking - "the mulberry tree")
  • 0900: Comana Natural Park visit
  • 1330: Lunch (Casa Comana)
  • 1500: Arrival at University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest