2017-06-08~2017-06-10 Bucharest,Romania

Conference Description

Welcome to the sixth edition of the International Conference "Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture", organized by the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest between 8th and 10th June 2017.

As the first agricultural school established in 1852, our university has responded to the exigencies of professional training for the development of Romanian agriculture, despite times of hardship.

Facing the current challenges of society and primarily dedicated to the life sciences, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest is oriented towards the integrated approach to the economic, social and environmental realities. True to its mission, our university aims to gather together researchers, students and professionals from agriculture and industry every year, in order to share the results of their scientific research, innovative ideas and practical experience related to agriculture, life and the environment.

Agriculture is Life, Science and Art. We hope that the international community of researchers concerned with the life sciences will find in our conference the opportunity to identify solutions that can contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.

We invite you to celebrate together the joy of this event!

Topics of Submission

Section 1 - Agronomy

  • Soil sciences

Soil genesis and morphology; Physical and chemical properties of soils; Soil fertility; Soil biology; Soils and environmental quality; Soil tillage systems; Land rehabilitation.

  • Crop sciences

Crop production; Crop ecology and physiology; Crop nutrition and fertilizers in crop production; Crop breeding; Crop protection; Yield quality and processing; Alternative crops. 

  • Miscellaneous

Agroecosystems; Climatic changes and future challenges; Agricultural machinery and equipments in crop production; Precision farming in crop production; Crop biomass and biofuels; Organic farming in crop production.

 

Section 2 - Horticulture

  • Fruit growing

  • Viticulture and Oenology

  • Vegetable growing

  • Floriculture, Ornamental Plants, Design and Landscape Architecture

The four subsections above refer to the following topics: Sustainable crop production and technologies in horticulture; Biodiversity and genetic resources; Plants physiology; Genetics and breeding; Plant production systems (propagation and nursery management); Plant protection (disease and pest management, virology); Protected horticulture; Soilless culture; Postharvest and quality management of horticultural products; Landscape Planning and Design, Landscape Dendrology, Garden Architectural Design, Landscape Engineering, Landscape Art, Urban Green Space System Planning, Sustainable landscape design strategies.

  • Miscellaneous

Climate-resilient horticulture; Ecological horticulture systems; Permaculture; Urban horticulture; Waste management and alternative energies in horticulture; New horticultural plants and crops.

 

Section 3 - Animal Science   

  • Genetics and breeding

Population genetics; Quantitative genetics; Molecular genomics; Animal breeding programs.

  • Nutrition

Forage; Nutritive value of forages; Productive effect of forage; Particularities of animal nutrition.

  • Reproduction, physiology, anatomy

Optimizing fertility; Artificial insemination; Reproductive endocrinology; Embryo transfer; Embryology research; Mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of animal organisms; Shape and structure of animal organisms.

  • Technologies of animal husbandry

Technologies of animal husbandry of economic interest; Animal welfare; Beekeeping; Sericiculture.

  • Technologies of the agro food products processing

Cereals and oil processing; Livestock products processing; Fruit and vegetable processing; Traditional food processing; Food processing machinery; Preservation and Logistics; Agro-products quality and bio-safety.

  • Wild life management, fishery and aquaculture

Wild animal populations; Relationship between the habitat and the wild animal populations; Wildlife conservation; Farming of fisheries and aquatic organisms; Fisheries management; Ecosystem based fisheries and aquatic animals; Marine protected areas.

  • Miscellaneous

Machinery and installations for animal husbandry; Livestock building; Zoo-hygiene.

 

Section 4 - Veterinary Medicine

  • Fundamental sciences

There are expected and accepted papers focused on subjects that represent the scientific basis of Veterinary Medicine.

Anatomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Histology, Cell Biology, Embriology, Physiology, Physiopathology,Pharmacology and Microbiology and Immunology.

  • Clinical sciences

There are expected and accepted papers focused on subjects on the practice of Veterinary Medicine.       Infectious Diseases,Pathology, Medicine and Surgery, Obstetrics and Reproduction, Parasitology, Toxicology, Radiology and Imagistics, Oncology, Case Reports in all the clinical areas.

  • Animal production, public health and food quality control

There are accepted and expected papers concentrated on domains in which veterinary doctors research aspects on animal production, public health and food quality control.

Pathological Anatomy, Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production, Animal Welfare, Veterinary Hygiene and Environmet Protection, Food Hygiene and Safety Inspection, Farm Animals’ Clinics, food quality control.

  • Veterinary education

There are expected papers focusing on new methods of teaching in the field of veterinbary medicine, both theoretical and practical training, as well as on the organization of long-life learning programmes for practitioners.

Interactive Teaching, Long-life Learning Programmes,On-line Teaching  

  • Experimental Medicine

laboratory animal, animal models, translational medicine, ethics on animal experimentation

  • Miscellaneous

Complementary topics.

 

Section 5 - Land Reclamation, Earth Observation & Surveying, Environmental Engineering 

  • Environmental science and engineering

Pollutants dispersion; pollutants removal; antierosional shelter-belt; Bioremediation; sludge; effluent; Biodegradation; BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand); COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand); contaminated soil and water; microbial contamination; climate change; quality index; protection zone; abiotic stress; Volatile organic compounds; persistent organic pollutants; mathematical modelling in environmental science and engineering; Solid waste landfills. 

  • Sustainable development of rural area

Soil contamination; decontamination technology; waste treatment; composting; underground water contamination ways and decontamination methods; soil erosion; irrigation-drainage; balance of artificial and natural environment; Wind Energy; irrigation management; slope stability; underground water pollution.

  • Disaster management

Floods mitigation; structures behavior; ecological reconstruction after natural disaster; reliability, risk factor; safety; critical infrastructure; building assessment; post-disaster management; non-destructive methods of structure investigation; dynamic instrumentation; buildings database; vulnerability; extreme weather phenomena.

  • Water resources management

Water supply; water treatment; Sustainable Water Resources Management; mathematical modeling in water resources management; water management policies; water cost.

  • Pollution control, land planning

Quality indicators monitoring for water, soil and air; territorial planning; GIS; phytoremediation; underground water pollution and remediation. 

  • Topography and cadastre

Inventory system; immovable property; 3D Laser Scanning; surveying;  real estate assesment, urban development.

  • Earth observation and geographic information systems

Satellite imagery; 3D Laser Scanning, Surveying and Measurement; Analysis and Applications of Close-Range Imaging; Geo-information; Geospatial Databases; GIS, GNSS, Lidargrammetry; Open Source Mapping; Photogrammetric Computer Vision and Image Analysis; Sensors and Platforms for Remote Sensing; UAV/UAS Photogrammetry; 3D Modeling and Rendering.

  • Miscellaneous

Complementary topics.

 

Section 6 - Biotechnology

  • Agricultural biotechnology

Plant cell culture, bioproducts  in plant protection, biostimulators, edible and medicinal mushrooms,  GMO and risk assessment, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics,  molecular markers.

  • Biotechnology in veterinary medicine

Vaccines, protein production, probiotics, prebiotics, feed technologies, microbial genetics, molecular markers in animal breeding, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics.

  • Food biotechnology

New food processing techniques, novel food, fermentation processes, food additives, food ingredients, functional food, food waste.

  • Industrial and environmental biotechnology

Biopolymers, biodegradation, composting, Lyfe Cycle Assessment, ecotoxicity,  applied biotechnology, biofuel, bioremediation , process design and modelling , biopharmaceutical engineering, microbial fermentations, biorefinery, renewable energy.

  • Food safety

Food contaminants, food pathogens, food borne illness, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, safe food storage, food labelling, food shelf life, HACCP, food hygiene, GMP, food handling, antimicrobial treatments.

  • Miscellaneous

Food and Biotechnology legislation, Fermentation industry equipment and installations, insurance in biotechnology, GMO-legislation

 

Section 7 - Management and Economics in Rural Areas

  • Production economics

Agrifood economy; Financial economic analysis; The economic efficiency of agricultural production; Accounting.

  • Farm management and agromarketing

Production Management; Financial Management; Investment Management; Human Resources Management; Business Management; Quality Management; Project management in agriculture; Agromarketing; Management of SMEs in agriculture; Rural and regional development management; Qualitative and Quantitive Marketing; Marketing Strategies.

  • Agricultural policies

Agricultural and food policies; Community Projects.

  • AgriBusiness and agricultural extension

Agribusiness; Business Communication and Negotiation; Financing activities in agriculture; Business management; Agricultural management consultancy; Banking; Cooperation in agriculture; Agrotouristic Services.

  • Agritourism and rural development

Rural Development; Rural Sociology; Public food services and agrotourism; Agrotourism; Agrotouristic resource management; Touristic landscape planning.

  • Environmental economics

Management of renewable resources; Economy; Expertise and environmental control; Green economy.

  • Educational management in agronomic education

Educational management in agronomic education.

  • Miscellaneous

Trade in agricultural products; Insurance and reinsurance in agriculture; Food legislation; Food industry equipment and installations; Rural Statistics.

  • Important Dates
    • Date of Conference: 2017-06-08 ~ 06-10
    • Draft paper submission deadline:2017-01-31
    • Final Paper Deadline:2017-04-30
  • Contact Information
      • Email: agricultureforlife@usamv.ro
  • Sponsored By
  • The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
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