Online registration and abstract submission

Online registration and abstract submission forms become available on the Conference website. [01 November 2013]


Abstracts submission deadline

Abstracts submission deadline is reached. [13 January 2014]


Extended full paper submission deadline

Extended deadline for submitting the full papers is reached. [01 March 2014]


Full paper acceptance notification

Paper reviewing is finished and participants are notified about the acceptance of papers. [new extended date: 28 April 2014]


Payment deadline

Deadline for conference fees payment. [new extended date: 08 May 2014]


Conference first day

First day of the conference. [05 June 2014]


Conference end

Last day of the conference. [07 June 2014]

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Program of the International Conference "Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture", June 5-7, 2014


Day 1 - Thursday, 05 June

Time Activity
08:00 - 09:00

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

Building P, Ground floor, Main hall
09:00 - 10:30
Building P, First Floor, P.33

Welcome by

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

Opening Address Representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development  
Representative of the Minister for Higher Education, Scientific Research  and Technological Development  
Acad. Cristian HERA, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy
Representative of Municipal Authorities  
Representatives of Partner Universities

Keynote Speaker

Dr Antonio DI GIULIO, DG Research, Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food Directorate, EU commission “Research and Innovation Policies in the Field of Agriculture Rural Development and the Bioeconomy”  


Coffee Break
Building P, First Floor, Main hall
11:00 - 12:30

Plenary Session II:
Research&Innovation challenges for agriculture and rural development

Building P, First Floor, P.33

Cristian PÂRVAN, The businessmen’ Association of Romania


Gina FÎNTÎNERU, USAVM Bucharest Vice-rector for Research & Innovation


Toma Adrian DINU, Dean, Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development



Stefan TOEPFER, CABI, International collaborative research and plant health service developments for combatting invasive alien pest species and other plant health problems:  the Cabi approach

  Justus WESSELER, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, “The Economics of Coexistence in the EU”  

Cristian PÂRVAN, The businessmen’ Association of Romania "Automation/robotics in the agricultural industry"/ "Mass Production  vs. BIO Production"



12:30 - 14:30


Lunch and Networking Activities

Hortinvest Buiding


14:30 - 16:30

Key enabling technologies for a sustainable agriculture

Building P, First Floor, P.33
Chair Dr. Delia Dimitriu, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK  
Moderators Florin STĂNICĂ, UASVM Bucharest Vice-Rector for International Relations   

Petruța CORNEA, Dean, Faculty of Biotechnologies


Dr. Petru Alexe, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati “Microencapsulation in food industry”

  Dr. Franco Famiani, University of Perugia, Italy  “Organic acids in fruits: contents, metabolism, functions and influence of environmental and agronomical factors"  
  Dr. Jean Luck Hornick, Belgium - "Livestock farming on the cardinal points: can we learn from each others' practices?"
  Dr. Medana Zamfir, Institute of Biology - Romanian Academy – Bucharest, “Biodiversity and biotechnological potential of lactic acid bacteria”  
  Dr. Judith Barrette, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK – “Degraded and contaminated land: remediation and use”  
  Dr. Christoph Winckler, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna – “On-farm animal welfare assessment and welfare improvement in dairy cattle”  
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
Building P, First Floor, Main hall

17:00 - 18:00


Workshop CABI

CABI applied life sciences databases: Knowledge for Life”
“Live demos and search tips”
Dr. Krassimira Anguelova, Manager,
Central & Eastern Europe, CIS and Middle EastCABI

Building P, First Floor, P.33
18:00 - 19:00

Keynote Speakers Dialogue with Specialty Media and UASVM Rectorate

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


Day 2 - Friday, 06 June


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 Paper presentations; Final discussions and conclusions;  


Day 3 - Saturday, 07 June

Time Activity
08:30 – 18:00 Conference visit 1: Istrița Fruit Nursery & Pietroasa Viticulture and Enology Research and Development Station
08:30 – 20:00 Conference visit 2: Bran Castle  (Dracula's Castle) – Predeal – Peleş Castle

 Please select one of the two visits by completing the form in "Step 5: Participants, accommodation and visits" until 29th of May 2014. 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

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

  • 830: 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

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://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

  • 830: 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