Plenary Speakers CATES2019|


Emilia TAJSIN, PhD

Professor Ph.D., Kazan State University of Power Engineering, Department of Philosophy, Kazan, Russia

The circle of scientific interests of Prof. E.A. Taysina is very broad: theory of knowledge, history of philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, conflictology, psychology, pedagogy. She developed the most comprehensive university course of Aristotelian logic (120 hours), taught at the philosophical department of the economic department of Kazan State University (as well as at the Kazan Theological Seminary).

For merits in the field of education (“for a great personal contribution to the training of teachers and many years of excellent work in the system of higher professional education”), prof. E.A. Taysina was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation by order of October 21, 2003 (signed by A. F. Kiselev). In 2008, for achievements in the field of education, she received the award “Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation” by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia dated April 23, 2008 (signed by V. Fridlyanov). In 2014, E.A. Taysina received the State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in the field of science and technology.

Title of presentation | Are sign-symbolic systems. Forms of being – or of knowledge? (virtual)


Sorin-Tudor MAXIM, PhD

Professor Ph.D., Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

His areas of competence are moral philosophy and political philosophy. His studies are focused on elements of prospective ethics, moral conscience issues, moral responsibility, and tolerance. He has published more than 10 books as author and coordinator and more than 100 studies in prestigious volumes from home and abroad, such as “Constiinta morala” Editura Junimea, Iasi, 1999; “Toleranta. Dreptul la diferenta”, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica, Bucharest, 2004; “Peripatethice” Editura PIM, Iasi, 2010, “Elemente de logica si teoria argumentarii, Editura LUMEN, 2014”

Title of presentation | Progress in Ethics: from what “it has to be” to what “it can be

Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva, Ph.D.,

 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Robotics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. 

Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Robotics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria. Her scientific research interests include educational and medical information system; problems, means and methods of improving the quality of higher education; problems of students with special needs, students with reduced vision or the blind students; web accessibility, interactive systems, systems with functionality for people with special needs; serious education games; data analysis, statistical analysis of data, wavelet and fractal analysis, computer networks and communications, coding and compression of information, fractal modeling and teletraffic engineering; investigation of Heart Rate Variability of ECG data.

Title of presentation | Supporting the Development of Healthcare through ? Physiological Data Processing Software System

Ciulei_Tomita_WLC2016Tomita CIULEI, PhD

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste (ROMANIA)

(b. 1969) graduated (1996) from the Faculty of Philosophy, specialization Philosophy of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University , with a thesis on spiritual The Geography of Romanian Spirituality from Origins to Neagoe Basarab. In 2007, he becomes a PhD of the same University in Iasi with the thesis: The Classical Empiricism about the Sources of KnowledgeJohn Locke and David Hume.

He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste. He is the author of over 30 articles and studies published in national and international journals, and in proceedings of international conferences.

Title of presentation | From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Discourse Analysis. Persuasion Strategies


Antonio SANDU, PhD

Professor Ph.D., “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Researcher LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Deputy Chair in Romanian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Cluj (ROMANIA)

Antonio Sandu currently works as Professor Ph.D. at the “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, and as a Senior Researcher at the LUMEN Research Centre in Social & Humanistic Sciences in Iasi (Romania). He was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Health Policy of “Gr. T. Popa” University, Iasi. He has a BA in Philosophy, another one in Social Work, and the third BA in law. The author also has an MA in Probation and Social Reintegration from “Al. I. Cuza” University. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi (Romania), with a thesis entitled „Oriental Philosophy and Modern Physics. A Humanistic Vision on Universe”.

His main areas of interest include ethics, bioethics, social work, and social philosophy. He has authored more than 15 books in Social Work, Philosophy, and Applied Ethics, with more than 100 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

The original contributions of the author’s scientific activities start from the social construction of reality, and social constructionism seen from a semiological perspective. He analyses the social construction of reality by developing his very own version of social constructionism at the intersection between the constructionist paradigm and the theory of communicative action.

Title of presentation | The social construction of the concept of ethics, a legitimizing process for sustainable social development  (Antonio SANDU & Alexandra HUIDU) 



Associate Professor Ph.D., ”Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Dan Ioan DASCALU is an associate professor at the “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. He teaches sociology and social psychology courses in social work and political science study programs. He is a part of the Department of Human Disciplines, Social and Political Science. He is licensed in sociology at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of History and Philosophy and has received his Ph.D. in psychology at the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi in 2001. His research focuses are on totalitarianism, political social psychology and the dimensions of contemporary individualism. His publications include the 2002 volume „Totalitarian personality”, the 2007 volume “Consumer behavior”, and the 2006 collective volume “Violence in sports”.

Title of presentation | Political Militantism in the 2.0 Era



Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy

Iulian APOSTU holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Bucharest, 2010) and is the author of several specialized studies about family sociology. On a large axis of conjugal diversity, its work examines the image of the contemporary couples, focusing on structural transformations, from the classic marriage to the new functional benchmarks of the consensual union. Currently, Iulian Apostu is an Associate professor with the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest and a Researcher with the Centre for Research on the Social Structure and Processes, University of Bucharest. From March 2016 is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy.

Title of presentation | The training/deformation dilemma in viewing pornography as an alternative to sex education