OCTOBER 18–19, 2018, Ploiesti, Romania

ZASTR 2018

The Days of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania
13th edition
Energy and environment – major challenges of the 21st century

The Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania and Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti are organizing the 13th edition of the Academic Days of the Academy of Technical Sciences Conference – ZASTR 2018.
The conference, having the theme "Energy and environment – major challenges of the 21st century", will take place in 18th -19th October 2018 in Ploiesti, Romania.

We kindly invite ASTR members, AGIR members, academia, researchers, PhD and master students and industry experts to submit papers and participate in the conference.

Conference topics

  1. Traditions and modernity in Prahova area
  2. Energy sources and energy conversion
  3. Transfer systems
  4. Clean technologies
  5. Equipment and installations
  6. Environment protection solutions (air, water and soil)
  7. Solutions for polluted environment recovery
  8. Effectiveness and efficiency in engineering

The printable Call for Papers (CfP) for ZASTR 2018 can be downloaded in PDF format in English and in Romanian.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers electronically using EasyChair system. In order to access the platform, you should own or create (free) an EasyChair account and submit your paper after login to ZASTR conference.

Papers submitted for presentation should contain original research, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All materials must be written in English or Romanian language.

The participants must prepare the full version of their paper following The Word template that can be downloaded from this link .

The papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Conference Technical Program Committee. The corresponding author of each paper will be notified of the result by e-mail. If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the conference and present the paper.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings "Proceedings of the XIIIth Edition of the Annual Conference the Academic Days of The Academy of Technical Sicence in Romania - 2018", ISSN 2066-6586, edited by AGIR Publishing House.


 15.08   15.09.2018

Paper submission deadline

 01.09   20.09.2018

Notification of acceptance

 15.09   05.10.2018

Camera-ready paper & registration


conference program


Registration fee for participants - 250 RON.
The registration fee includes the conference (the hardcopy proceedings will be distributed after the conference), launch, welcome cocktail and conference dinner.

Registration fee for accompanying persons - 100 RON.
The registration fee includes launch, welcome cocktail and conference dinner.

The registration fee payment should be done before 5th October 2018 using the payment details specified below.
Please specify the following information “Registration fee for ZASTR 2018 conference for "Participant Name” in the Observations field of the payment order.

- Beneficiary: Asociatia Absolventilor Universitatii Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti, Ploiesti, Romania
- Fiscal code: 37677598
- RON IBAN Account: RO37RNCB0465154966430001
- Bank name: Banca Comerciala Romana – BCR
Notice: In special cases the registration fee can be paid at the conference venue, but the firm confirmation is needed before 5th October 2018.

We kindly ask the participants who require an invoice for their institution to make the payment by using the official bank account.
The invoice will be issued by Asociația Absolvenților Universității Petrol-Gaze din Ploiești and it will be available at the Conference Secretariat for pick up.


  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Florin Teodor Tănăsescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Radu Munteanu
  • Prof. Em. Ph.D. Eng. Șerban Gheorghe Raicu
  • Academician Ion Bostan - Republic of Moldova
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Valeriu Dulgheru - Republic of Moldova
  • Ph.D. Eng. Buliga Gheorghe
  • Academician Ioan Dumitrache
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Mihai-Alex. Morega – Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy
  • Academician Florin Gh. Filip
  • Academician Marius Peculea
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Dorel Gh. Zugrăvescu – Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Mircea Eremia
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Dumitru Fodor
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Gheorghe Ivănuș
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Nicolae Golovanov
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Nicolae Iliaș
  • Academician Vladimir Stefanovich Litvinenko - Russia
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Florin Munteanu
  • Ph.D. Eng. Ion Șereș
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Vasile A. Năstăsescu
  • Ph.D. Eng. Giorgiana Marin
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Polidor Bratu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Costica Atanasiu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Niculae Napoleon Antonescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Pascu Mihai Coloja
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Nicolae Paraschiv
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Florea Minescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Lazăr Avram
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Iulian Nistor
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Ion Bolocan
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Ion Onuțu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Diana Cursaru
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Dorin Bomboș
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Dragoș Mihael Ciuparu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Marius Petrescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Mihail Minescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Ion Nae
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Răzvan Rîpeanu


Organizing committee from Technical Sciences Academy of Romania

  • Prof.As. Ph.D. Eng. Mihai Mihaita - ASTR President
Executive chairman
  • Prof. Ph.D. Em. Eng. Valeriu V. Jinescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Niculae Napoleon Antonescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Phys. Wilhelm Kappel
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Dumitru Ion
  • Dr. Adela Bara
  • Ph.D. Eng. Ioan Ganea
  • Ph.D. Eng. Vasile Moraru
  • Ec. Nicolae Bulate
  • Ph.D. Eng. Gabriela Paraschivescu

Organizing committee from Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti

  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Pascu Mihai Coloja
Executive chairman
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Mihail Minescu
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Paul Roșca
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Lazăr Avram
  • Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Iulian Nistor
  • Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Ioan Popa
  • Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Daniela Popovici
Program Chair & Website Administrator
  • Ph.D. Eng. Emil Pricop


Ploiesti is situated 60 km North from Bucharest, being crossed by the 26th degrees meridian, which divides the European continent in approximately two equal parts.
The social program of ZASTR 2018 will take place at Hotel Central, Ploiesti.
The hotel is providing a discounted price for ZASTR participants (240 RON/night for double room, with breakfast and 200 RON/night for single room with breakfast). When you book the desired room you shoud specify that you are attending ZASTR 2018 conference.
Hotel location and contact details:

Central Hotel
Address: 1, Republicii Blvd. Ploiesti, Romania
Website: www.hotelcentralploiesti.ro
Phone: +40 244 526 641

There are also a large number of other hotels in the city that provide very good accommodation.
You can use Booking.com to search and we recommend the following hotels:

Prahova Plaza Hotel
Address: 11,Constantin Dobrogeanu Gherea Street, Ploiesti Romania
Website: hotelprahova.ro
Phone: +40 244 526 850

Vigo Grand Hotel
Address: 25, Independentei Blvd. Ploiesti, Romania
Website: www.vigograndhotel.ro
Phone: +40 344 111 131
Book hotel on Booking.com

Europa Hotel
Address: 57, Gh. Gr. Cantacuzino Street, Ploiesti, Romania
Website: www.europa-hotel.ro
Phone: +40 344 103 766
Book hotel on Booking.com


The final conference program is available here!

There will be organized two visits on Friday, October 19th, 2018:
- Petrobrazi Refinery and Brazi Combined-cycle plant;
- The Petroleum Museum and The Natural Sciences Museum (located in the center of Ploiesti).


The conference will take place at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania.

Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
39, Bucuresti Blvd.
Ploiesti, Romania
Zip Code: 100680
T: (+40) 244 573 171

Conference Secretariat
Ec. Mihaela Elena VILCU
E-mail: zastr [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro
E-mail: rectorat [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro
Phone: +40 244 573 171
Fax: +40 244 575 487