Speeding up history.

Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 9th Edition, 2021 - December 9,10




Professor Vasile BALTAC,

Title of presentation: Smart cities and industrial revolutions

Vasile BALTAC is professor of eGovernment at Faculty of Public Administration, SNSPA (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration), member of the boards of ECDL Foundation, Ireland and LanguageCert, UK. He is the coordinator of SoftNet Group, an IT venture more that is more than 20 years old.

He has recognition on international arena being elected as President of the Council of the European Professional Informatics Societies – CEPIS, an organization representing 33 Member Professional Societies in 32 countries across greater Europe, and Vice-Chairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance – WITSA, a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from over 80 countries/economies around the world.

Professor Constantin BRĂTIANU,

Title of presentation: Strategic Thinking for Smart Cities

Constantin BRĂTIANU is professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management at the Faculty of Management, SNSPA. He received his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is the founding Director of the Research Center for Intellectual Capital, and the international journal Management & Marketing: Challenges for the Knowledge Economy. He is a member of the American Academy of Management, Southern Association of Management, USA, and International Association of Knowledge Management. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, and Chair of the Knowledge Dynamics Track. He has been Visiting Professor at universities in USA, Japan, Austria, Hungary, and Egypt. He has published over 30 books and over 200 papers in international journals and international conference proceedings. His main academic interests are knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and strategic management.


Professor Lasse BERNTZEN,

Title of presentation: Smart energy in smart cities

Lasse BERNTZEN is a professor in Information Systems at University College of Southeast Norway. His research has focused on the digital society, e-government, e-participation, and "smart cities". His research examines how cities can make better decisions by using data, analytics, and visualization. He is currently doing research on how Internet-of-Things and big data can be used in some of the subdomains of smart cities, such as "smart traffic", "smart public transportation", "smart parking", "environmental monitoring", "smart waste management", "smart energy" and, "crime prevention".


Associate Professor Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA,

Title of presentation: New peer learning models within a technology-enhanced learning environment

Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA is an associate professor in General engineering, Ph.D. in Professional field "Economics" and Ph.D in Professional field "Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Automation".

The focus of her research is related to Competency-Based Engineering Education and Technologies and Tools for Teaching & Learning, STEM, business 4.0 and data. She is also a founder of EduTechFlag (https://edutechflag.eu/) (2015), as well as founder and director of European Institute for Technologies, Education and Digitalisation (2019).

Cristian BULUMAC,

Title of presentation: Smart reuse of digitalisation, the case of energy efficiency

Cristian BULUMAC is policy advisor in the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group, covering telecommunications and space topics in the ITRE and IMCO committees. After a career in the central level of the Romanian public administration, he joined the debates on digital domain in the European Parliament.  Since 2012 he is part of the teams that drafted and negotiated the European rules on net neutrality, roaming, platforms and content regulation, consumer rights and the funding for infrastructure, research and skills in ITC. Cristian holds degrees in law and systems engineering and has previously practiced as a legal advisor for the public sector.


Dr. Parvin NEGINRAZ,

Title of presentation: Role of smart cities in making global citizens

Dr. Parvin NEGINRAZ is the Economic Counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations.

During 2014 till 2017 she was counselor in parliamentary and legal office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran and in North America office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran.


Title of presentation: Digital nomads - knowledge exchange for smart city/e-governance

Diana Buzoianu is a Member of the Chamber of Deputies in the Parliament of Romania. She is a member of the standing Committee for Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection and the standing Committee for Information, Technologies and Communication. Diana is dedicated to the fight for digitalization and is currently working on various initiatives that will institutionalize digital practices both in the public and private sector. She is invested in bridging the gap between citizens and the public administration by developing digital infrastructures advancing solutions; a set of transformations aimed at cultivating the transparency of state practices in Romania.