CSA 2015 JOINT
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

8th International Symposium on
Cement Based Materials
for a Sustainable Agriculture

ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACHES
MOVING FORWARD
AGRICULTURAL FARM SUSTAINABILITY

CIGR International Symposium &
B.EN.A Conference

IASI,
ROMANIA,
October 22-25th, 2015

Hosted by
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi

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CSA 2015 Joint International Conference

The aim of this conference is to advance good practices in the field of cement based materials as a key element of sustainable agriculture.

Topics

According to the sustainability principle, the design or the selection of cement based products i.e. concrete for use in agricultural facilities (animal farm buildings, structures…) should be achieved by taking in consideration all environmental aspects associated with the entire life cycle (from raw material extraction and product fabrication to use, demolition and removal from the environment). In the framework of this B.EN.A. conference, the above mentioned topics will be extended in discussions of all collateral environmental issues

About

The programme for the conference will include scientific sessions, presentation of inventions and book exhibition, technical tours, cultural and entertainment activities, allowing both the sharing of information and knowledge transfer on ‘hot topics’ in the field, as well as cultural exchanges and much more.

News concerning others related events in the conference topics:

Sessions

The symposium will include both oral and poster sessions. The accepted abstracts will be published in Conference Proceedings. After the presentation, the authors will be notified about the selection of their work and the recommendations for their publication as a full paper (to be submitted to ISI journals supporting this conference. An additional publication fee could be necessary, depending on the ISI journal requirement). All selection processes will be based on peer-review evaluation. The conference language will be English.

Conference topics

Session 1

Deterioration (i.e. fungal, chemical...) and durability of concrete; ecological concrete; self-healing concrete; Life Cycle Analysis of concrete used in sustainable farm building, eco-design and eco-labeling

Session 2

Soil, air, water pollution; waste and pollutants management; diagnosis, emission sources and risk evaluation

Session 3

Decision-making tools for a sustainable agriculture; environmental education and public health; biodiversity and food safety

Session 4

Green infrastructure; green building and planning; comfort, health and animal welfare

Deadlines

  • Registration

    On-line abstract submission

  • Registration

    Notification of abstract acceptance

  • Registration

    Payment for early bird registration

  • Registration

    Payment for final registration

  • Registration

    Final confirmation of participant registration

  • Conference

    The programme for the conference will include scientific sessions, presentation of inventions and book exhibition, technical tours, cultural and entertainment activities, allowing both the sharing of information and knowledge transfer on ‘hot topics’ in the field, as well as cultural exchanges and much more.

  • Notification about publication (ISI journal)

    The accepted abstracts will be published in Conference Proceedings. After the presentation, the authors will be notified about the selection of their work and the recommendations for their publication as a full paper (to be submitted to ISI journals supporting this conference. An additional publication fee could be necessary, depending on the ISI journal requirement). All selection processes will be based on peer-review evaluation.

Venue

Venue

The conference will take place in the beautiful city of Iasi, which is one of the most important destinations in Romania. Iasi is full of culture, history and presents a warm welcome to the visitor. It is considered to be a national cultural capital and it is one of the biggest Romanian university centres. It is easily accessible from other locations by train, bus or plane (Iasi International Airport).

Hotels

We recommend Unirea hotel, due to the special price for attendees of this conference and all the facilities including easy access to the conference hall (this will be located in the frame of the same hotel).

More other details:

http://romaniatourism.com/iasi.html
http://romaniatourism.com/hotels/iasi-hotels-accommodation.html

Transportation to Iasi city

by air

Direct flights to international airport of Iasi (Austrian Airlines: Vienna to Iasi (daily, except sunday); Tarom: Bologna to Iasi; Torino to Iasi; Roma to Iasi; London-Luton to Iasi; Telaviv to Iasi; Wizz Air: Bergamo to Iasi; Treviso to Iasi)
International airports around Iasi city: Bacau (128 km), Suceava (146 km), Chisinau (155 km)
The main international airport of Romania: Bucharest (Henry Coanda airport) (396 km); Bucharest to Iasi (daily flights)

by train

From Bucharest, Chisinau (Moldova) and all romanian cities

by bus

From Bucharest, Chisinau (Moldova) and all romanian cities

More other details:

http://www.aeroport.ro/orar/orarnext.pdf
http://www.aeroport.ro/index.php/ro/plecari
http://romaniatourism.com/iasi.html#transportation

Registrations fees

Early bird registration: 220 Euros (130 Euros for MSc and PhD students)

Late registration: 270 Euros (160 Euros for MSc and PhD students)

Registration fees includes conference materials (programme, conference proceedings), coffee breaks, welcome reception & conference banquet.
A discount of 10% is applied for CIGR members; an extra discount of 30% is applied for participants affiliated to Romanian institutions and for BENA members.
Accompanying persons will pay 100 Euros, which includes coffee breaks, welcome reception & conference banquet.
Note: up to two presentations are allowed per registration fee.

Withdrawal / Cancellation policy

Withdrawal will be accepted only up to 30 days prior to the event and a 30% penalty will be levied at the time.

General informations for authors

Recomandations

  • Oral presentations: the presentations should be prepared as .ppt files; the documents can be sent in advance by email at csa2015ro@yahoo.com or provided at the registration.
  • Posters: the posters format should be A1 (height = 841 mm, width = 594 mm); a poster model is attached here; the posters should be provided at the registration.

Conference Proceedings of abstracts

International ISI journals

Selected works will be recommended for submission as full papers to the journal; these submissions will be subject to the journal rules (including peer-review etc.) and final decision about the publication.

The works not selected for publication in the above mentioned journals will be proposed for the Romanian journals indexed ISI.

By making your payment for registration you will agree also with total responsibilities of authors and copyrights of submitted abstract to be published in the Conference Proceedings.