Camelia Maria Cezara IGNATESCU, PhD

Associate Professor PhD,  “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

She graduated the Law School of “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi in 1992, and in the fall of the same year she took an exam for the position of teaching assistant at “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. In 2010, she sustained her doctorate thesis “Law abuse”, thus obtaining the scientific title of Doctor of Law. From March 2012 and up to present time, she has been and still is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences.
She is associate trainer at the National Institute for Preparation and Improvement of Lawyers – Territorial Centre Iasi, and a tutor for the auditors of justice of the National Institute of Magistrates. She is the president of “ASDAP”, the Association of Law and Public Administration. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences, published in magazines rated in international data bases and have published 5 volumes in the area of General Theory of Law and Civil Law.


Antonio SANDU, PhD

Professor PhD, “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 PhD 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 a MA in Probation and Social Reintegration from “Al. I. Cuza” University. He has a PhD 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.



Professor PhD, Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava | ROMANIA

He introduced the contemporary non-generic universality perspective in the understanding of the Being.He inaugurated the integrated semiotic study of the philosophical discourse and introduced the idea of semiotic expressivity. He introduced the theme of the European Philosophical Databases System (EUPHIDAS), the (copyrighted!) concept of the Romanian Online Philosophical Encyclopaedia, created the first Romanian Philosophy Internet Database System (ROPHIDAS) – a Romanian Academy funded project, discontinued now and wrote about the impact of TIC on philosophical research, on university teaching, on social work, on human security, on local public administration a.o. He created / co-created the 2nd, 3rd & 4th exclusively online Romanian philosophical journals (among the first in CEE): ROPHIR, ROSLIR & ROCSIR (1998-2008 – discontinued now. Under topics related to Human Being & Technology, he organized / co-organized several Round Tables during the last two World Congresses of Philosophy (Athens, 2013; Seoul, 2008) and various conferences: PHEADE & EPHES conferences (2009-2015: Suceava; Pune – India; online); Technological Singularity (Suceava, 2009 – first in CEE); Human Being in the Contemporary Society (UNESCO’s high patronage – Volgograd, 2007).

During various international conferences (India, Jordan, Korea, Mexic, Russia a.o.) he was a key and/or a plenary speaker. He teaches courses in Philosophy and Social Sciences at „?tefan cel Mare” University from Suceava, Romania and supervise doctoral students interested in Philosophy & Technoethics. Informally, he is the team leader of the EPHES (Ethics Philosophy and Engineering in Society) Research Centre from this university. He is member of several international professional associations and founding President of the, unique in EU, Romanian Society for Philosophy Engineering and Technoethics. He is member of various editorial boards of international journals. He had various ERASMUS teaching assignments in EU (Portugal, Italy, Greece). His activity has also several other dimensions: Fractal Art Creator (probably the best known from Romania), Travel Vlogger (first exclusively 360°), Poet and Inventor. Current research interests:  interactions between complexity, information, Human Being and technology.

Plenary speech: “Beyond the implications of the Global Technological Risks”.



Associate Professor PhD – University „Stefan cel Mare” Suceava | ROMANIA

Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy of Science domain), with thesis the „Antinomies mathematical and transcendental and their destiny in the contemporary Philosophy and Science”, he is also licensed in Psychology and has a master in Psychology and Psychosocial Intervention and Psychotherapy. He teaches courses like Introduction to Philosophy,Introduction to Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Philosophical Anthropology or Political Anthropology. Bogdan Popoveniuc has authored two books and two undergraduate courses and published more than 90 scientific articles mostly from an inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspective in the areas of Philosophy, Anthropology and Psychology.


Sorin-Tudor MAXIM

Professor PhD, 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”