SMART 2018 Topics and Scope

The aim of SMART International Conference

Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on articial intelligence, neuroscience, cognitive science and other scientific methods used in the higher education and research context.

Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the most scientific methods applied at different levels of higher education.

With the emergence/increased use of artificial intelligence tools, a large number of higher education institutions are embracing this new technology. More and more colleges and universities from all over the world are transitioning from traditional teaching/learning towards automatic teaching/learning, widening their curriculum landscape beyond technology by integrating different forms of intelligent systems, like intelligent tutoring systems, pedagogical agents etc. However, in this era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on the new and modern tools and applications, in accordance with the learning needs, skills, and competencies of students.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ant systems
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial vision
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Chaos theory
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Cybernetics
  • Data Mining
  • Economic sciences
  • Education
  • ELearning
  • Electrophysiology
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Expert systems
  • Facial recognition
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Genetics
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Informatics
  • Knowledge representation
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Mathematics
  • Mental simulation
  • Molecular biology
  • Multiagent systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Neurodiversity
  • Neuroethics
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurology
  • Neurophenomenology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Pattern recognition
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Political sciences
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Speech recognition
  • Statistics
  • Theories of Learning


Bacau is the main city in Bacau County, Romania. With a population of 133,460, it is the 15th largest city in Romania. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrita River. The Ghimes Pass links Bacau to Transylvania. The famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the founder of the Dada/Dadaism movement Tristan Tzara, and the king Stephen III of Moldavia (Stephen the Great) were born in Bacau County. Also, the composer/violonist/pianist Georges Enesco lived in Bacau County. The local time in Bacau is GMT+2.

There are some direct flights from European main cities to Bacau: from London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Dublin, Brussels (Zaventem), Rome (Fiumicino), Milano (Bergamo), Turin (Cuneo), Bologna and Timisoara.
Also, you can fly to Bacau via Timisoara, from Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Athens, Thessaloniki, Ancona, Florence, Venice, Verona, Bari.