SEA 16 – International Conference on Advances in Science, Innovation and Management – 3rd to 4th May 2019

Location: Romanian Academy at Conference Hall

The 16th International Conference of the SEA events – will be held in Iasi, May 3rd – 4th, 2019. The event will be hosted by The Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, B-dul Carol I, nr. 8, Postal Code 700505.

SEA16 is organized by:


 THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY, Iasi Branch, Committee studying marketing problems


The purpose of the SEA international scientific conference is to enable the academia, research, and corporate entities to boost the potential of the “Networking, Observing, Rethinking & Disrupting” environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.

The central theme of SEA 16 is “Advances in Science, Innovation and Management”.

Application Steps

There are two steps (Submission and Registration) and important deadlines you must meet. Review the steps and deadlines very carefully, and familiarize yourself with the admissions requirements pertaining to each (see ”Important dates” menu). If you have questions about the application process or about the Conference, please contact us at info @

1. Submission

Authors should submit a paper in English, French or Romanian, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Even if the article is written in French or Romanian, the title, the abstract and keywords will be translated into English.

2. Registration types

A – Registration with manuscript publication
A1. One or more authors attend the conference for oral presentation of their article.
A2. You can disseminate your article during the Conference without you being present, through a poster or a video.
A3. You do not attend the conference and have chosen only the publication of the article

B – Registration without manuscript publication
3. Registration as a presenter.
4. Registration as a listener.

Manuscripts describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable.

The conference is particularly focused, but not limited to the following multidisciplinary panels:

  • Economics: International economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Empirical investigation, History of Economics, European Integration, Criticisms of assumptions, Economic Informatics;
  • Management: Innovation Management, Change Management, Human Resource Management, Knowledge Management, Service Management, Corporate Governance, Labor Management, Quality Management, Strategic Management, Project Management, Production Management, Logistics, Management best practices;
  • Marketing, Commerce and Tourism;
  • Anthropology;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Medicine;
  • Sociology;
  • Psychology;
  • Communication studies;
  • Arts;
  • Literature;
  • Linguistics;
  • Education;
  • Philosophy;
  • Political Science;
  • Mathematics;
  • Space Science;
  • Physics;
  • Engineering;
  • Computer Science;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Human geography;
  • History;
  • Law;
  • Design;
  • Agricultural Science;
  • Geoscience.

The SEA conference constantly promotes original articles of basic research outcomes, experimental development, case studies and best practices, critical analysis and discussions, statistics, assessments and forecasts on Sharing, Empower and Awareness environments.

We encourage authors to publish one of the following types of articles: empirical studies, literary analysis, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, book reviews, comments, views and replies on previously published articles.

PUBLICATIONS. Options for the publication of the article: Academic Journals or Conference Proceedings.

I. Academic Journals. Valuable articles will be published in our supporting journals, according to the thematic of each publication: more information, please visit the journal websites.

II. Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be available on the conference website and will be sent for indexation in THOMSON REUTERS database (in Conference Proceedings Citation Index). Manuscripts should be written only in English.

Pay attention if you choose the ISI Proceedings for indexing your article within Conference Proceedings Citation Index from Thompson Reuters academic database:

  1. This indexing is a long process (sometimes about 2 years) and the deadline cannot be influenced by our Editorial Department.
  2. The articles are going through a double process of selection. Firstly, The Scientific Council of the Conference will approve and evaluate it and later, by the Council that applies the rigors of accepting the work within the academic database Thomson Reuters.
  3. If the second evaluation rejects the articles, evaluation that can take place after a year, the authors can choose only in that moment to redirect for publication their work elsewere .
  4. In order to be sent to the academic database Thomson Reuters for indexing in Conference Proceedings Citation Index, it is mandatory to present the article within the works of the conference (one or more authors attend the conference for oral presentation of their article).
  5. We remind you that the articles published in the collective volumes of the Conference cannot replace the articles published in the scientific journals indexed in international data bases recognized internationally (the case of the journals SEA, NIS, CMJ, LSO and MI).

For submitting your manuscript in order to be published in an academic journal or in the conference proceedings, please observe the paper template and the specified conditions of entry and typing ( ). Accepted full papers, after a double blind peer-review, will be published.

IMPORTANT DATES. Please note the following deadlines:

Early Submission: December 30,2018
Early Ragistration: January 10, 2019
Standard Submission: February 15, 2019
Standard Registration: February 20, 2019

1. Prepare your manuscript for submission
2. Submit your complete manuscript
3. Follow the status of your submitted manuscript by e-mail provided by you at the submission

Mandatory Rules and Online Submission Form in “Publishing – Submission” menu

Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection of papers will be sent by e-mail and by “Accepted Manuscripts” menu on the homepage of the Conference website. Note: Authors will make the Conference fee payment only after paper confirmation message.

1. Pay the conference fee
2. Register

Mandatory Rules in “Conferences – Registration” menu

Scientific committee:

Professor Dumitru Zaiț, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania

Professor Claude Martin, Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble, France
Professor Ludmila Sterbova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Professor Tawfiq Rkibi, Rector Universidade Europeia, Lisboa, Portugal
Professor Stanka Tonkova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Professor Blandine Vanderlinden, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Professor Adriana Manolică, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Professor Maria Bedrule-Grigoruţă, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Professor Constantin Sasu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Professor Ioan Petrișor, Vest University of Timișoara, Romania
Associate Professor Constantin Necula, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Associate Professor Florin Alexandru Luca, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
Associate Professor Irina Teodora Manolescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Associate Professor Eduard Antohie, Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iasi, Romania
Associate Professor Silvia Făt, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organization Committee:

Editor-in-Chief, PhD Dan Serghie, Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence

FRIA members of the Organization Committee:
Assistant Editor: Diana Aramă
Assistant Editor: Diana Prisecaru
Assistant Editor: Adina Roxana Munteanu
Assistant Editor: Carmen Nistor
Assistant Editor: Vlad Asoltanei

Romanian Academy, Committee studying marketing problems:
President: Florin Alexandru Luca

Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iasi, members of the Organization Committee:
Associate Professor Eduard Antohie
Manager Dr.: Dumitru Filipeanu
Assistant Editor: Claudia Ciobanu

The APC (Article Processing Charge) listed are per manuscript, regardless of the number of authors.

#EARLY Submission & RegistrationSTANDARD Submission & Registration
SEA Researchers Active* 65 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC) 65 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC)
Professionals Authors* 70 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC) 90 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC)
PhD Candidate Authors* 65 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC) 90 EUR (Article Processing Charge – APC)
Only for Presenters* 50 EUR (Registration) 50 EUR (Registration)
Listeners* 50 EUR (Registration) 50 EUR (Registration)


* Note:
Author: Make a presentation on the conference and the paper will be published on the journals.
SEA Researcher: Has a complete and valid account and published in one of the affiliated SEA journals in previous year.
Presenter: Make a presentation on the conference without paper publishing.
Listener: Participating in the conference only without neither presentation nor paper publication.


(valid only for Professionals and PhD Candidate authors)

1. Voucher 3/4 TEAM Discounts.
Save money by registering multiple members at a substantial discount.
Participants wishing to register a group of at least 4 articles in the conference, can pay only three registration fees in the following conditions:
– 4 papers have a different first author;
– Request Voucher 3/4 to be used at the registration must be made in advance directly on the coordinates: Alexandra STANCIU – alexandra @

2. Vouchers for FREE publish or attend.

To register for an upcoming event you can register the Affiliaton Program Vouchers to either partly or entirely cover the participation / publishing of your own article.

Payments are made in one of these accounts:
The Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence:
– IBAN RON: RO74BACX0000000592856001 Unicredit Bank, CIF 28282564
– IBAN EURO: RO47BACX0000000592856002 Unicredit Bank, Swift BACXROBU, CIF 28282564;

More info in Registration Menu.

The 17th SEA Conference is hosted by the Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch.



There are a large number of hotels and accommodation options in and around Iasi. We have compiled a list of recommended hotels at a variety of budgets, to view these options please request this at: info @ Please note delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation for conference.

Iasi is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the province of Moldavia as well as one of the oldest cities in Romania. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi was for many centuries the crossing point of the most important commercial routes linking Poland, Hungary, Russia and Constantinople.

Deeply rooted in history, Iasi has been the main centre of Moldavian culture since 1408. The city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university. Today, Iasi is home to five universities.

Palace of Culture

Iasi - Palatul Culturii Vedere_din_spate

This remarkable construction (1906-1925), built in flamboyant neogothic style, stands partly on the ruins of a medieval royal court mentioned in documents dating from 1434. Today, the 365-room palace houses the Gheorghe Asachi Library and four of the city’s museums: the Moldavian History Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Technology (see museum details). The interior décor, with the lavish furnishings and magnificent staircase of the entrance lobby, can be admired free of charge, but tickets are required for entry to the museums.

Iasi - Centrul Comercial Palas

St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral

Built in Italian Renaissance style, the St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest Orthodox church in Romania. Construction began in 1833 and ended in 1839, but its cupolas fell and the church remained in ruins until 1880, when, with the help of the Foundation of King Carol I, work started again, lasting until 1888. The vast interior was painted in 1887 by Gheorghe Tattarescu and the stained glass windows were completed by a Bavarian factory in Munich.

The cathedral still uses one of the original bells in its northeast spire. Inside the bell, an inscription says it was made from four cannons captured from the Turkish army in the War of 1828-1829. Nearby stands the 18th century Old Metropolitan Church of St. George (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe).

Every October 14, pilgrims from all corners of Romania and neighboring countries flock to Iasi to kneel before the blue and gold bier containing the relics of Saint Paraschiva, the patron saint of the cathedral.

In 1639, Vasile Lupu spent Moldavia’s budget for the following year and a half to acquire the relics of St. Paraschiva from Constantinopole. The relics were moved to the Metropolitan Cathedral in 1889 after a fire damaged the Trei Ierarchi Church where they had originally been placed.

Church of the Three Hierarchs

The Church of the Three Hierarchs (constructed 1637 – 1639) is highlighted as a must-see in every guidebook.

Nothing can prepare you, though, for its stunning ornate decoration: the entire exterior of the church is covered in delicate and intricate patterns sculpted into the stone and spread over 30 friezes. This “stone embroidery” is a mixture of western gothic, Renaissance and Oriental motifs.

The original interior paintings were completed by Russian artists sent to Iasi by the Tsar. In 1882, the frescoes were removed when French architect Lecomte de Nouy set about redesigning the interior after several fires and six earthquakes damaged the structure. Original fragments of the frescoes are still preserved in the nearby Gothic Hall museum

The interior boasts the tombs of a number of famous Romanians, including the founder of this church, Vasile Lupu, Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and Prince Dimitrie Cantemir. In 1994, the church reopened as a monastery. The three patron saints (Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and John Crysostom) are celebrated here on January 30.

Legend has it that the exterior was covered in gold, silver and lapis lazuli but centuries ago, when the Ottoman Empire tried to conquer Moldavia, the invaders sat the church on fire and melted all the gold.

National Theatre

Iasi - Teatrul National

Built in the late 19th century on the site of the old City Hall, this is one of the most elegant buildings in Romania. The architects were the Viennese Feller and Helmer who later built theatres in Cernauti and Sofia. Richly decorated in French-eclectic style, the theatre has one of the most splendid auditoriums in the country. It can seat 1,000 people and the acoustics are excellent. The theatre bears the name of the company’s founder, Vasile Alecsandri (1821-1890), a renowned Romanian poet, playwright, politician and diplomat.

Traian Hotel

Built in neoclassical style in 1879 by an engineer, G. Fragneau, who worked with G. Eiffel & Co. in Paris (yes, the Eiffel who designed the Eiffel Tower), the hotel was one of the first in Europe to be molded on a metal frame. Throughout the years, many foreign diplomats and other personalities have stayed at the Traian.

In 1934, Greta Garbo spent some time here in secret during her love affair with John Gilbert.

Iasi - Hotel Traian

University on Copou Hill

Iasi - Univ_Al_I_Cuza

The main university building was built between 1893 and 1897 on the site of the Great Theatre which had burned down. The Hall of the University, known as The Hall of the Lost Footsteps, served as a parliamentary debating chamber between 1917 and 1918. In 1967, the painter Sabin Balasa created a series of strongly romanticized frescoes for the arcades.

Botanical Garden

Dating from 1856 and covering some 250 acres, Iasi’s Botanical Garden is the oldest and largest in Romania An educational and scientific laboratory, the garden houses a precious and rich collection of trees and plants. It also offers numerous shady lanes to explore, rose and orchid gardens, a collection of tropical plants, cacti, carnivorous plants, natural springs and a lake.

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