SIAR International Congress – AITS 2021, 31st edition

The 31st edition of the International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering with the theme “Automotive and Integrated Transport Systems – AITS 2021” was organized online during October 28-30, 2021 by the Technical University of Moldova and the State Agrarian University of Moldova, in partnership with the Society of Automotive Engineers of Romania – SIAR.

For the first time, the International Congress of SIAR was hosted by the Department of Transport within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport, TUM – one of the Centers of Excellence in Applied and Fundamental Research in the field of Automotive and Road Transport Engineering, widely recognized nationally and internationally.

The AITS-2021 International Congress brought together representatives of academia, research and business from several countries, including Germany, Austria, USA, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and others, ensuring an adequate scientific framework for intense, interesting and objective exchanges of ideas and debates. The papers presented at the event addressed the most pressing issues in the field of automotive engineering, namely: advanced propulsion systems; road vehicles and the environment; modern transport and car traffic systems; ecological, autonomous, electric, hybrid vehicles; advanced engineering methods; materials and technologies, etc.

During the opening session, the welcomed representatives of the universities and organizing institutions were: univ. prof., Dr. Viorel BOSTAN, rector of TUM; assoc. prof., Dr. Victor CEBAN, head of the Department of Transport, FIMIT, TUM; assoc. prof., Dr. Mihail GADIBADI, dean of FIATA, UASM; prof., Dr. Eng., DHC Nicolae BURNETE, president of the SIAR Association; Andrei SÎNGEREANU, director of ANTA in the Republic of Moldova; Eugen DAȚCO, president of UTD in the Republic of Moldova; Günther HOHL, president of EAEC Austria; eng. Radian TUFĂ, general manager of R.A.R., Romania; Dr. Eng. Sorin-Vlad IGREȚ, „Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad; Dr. Eng. Ștefan VOLOACĂ, Politehnica University of Bucharest; Dr. Eng. Radu VILĂU, “Ferdinand I” Military Technical Academy, Bucharest; Dr. Eng. Dragoș-Sorin DIMA, „Transilvania” University of Brașov; univ. prof., Dr. Eng. Laurențiu-Claudiu MANEA, „Ovidius” University of Constanța; prof., Dr. Eng. Ilie DUMITRU, University of Craiova; prof., Dr. Eng. Viorel PĂUNOIU, „Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați; conf., dr. eng. Radu DROSESCU, „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași; conf., Dr. Eng. Horia BELEȘ, University of Oradea; prof., Dr. Eng. Adrian-Constantin CLENCI, University of Pitești; prof., Dr. Eng. Liviu-Nicolae MIHON, Politehnica University of Timișoara.

The event included the presentation of papers on the advanced achievements in the field of automotive engineering, exhibited by the honorary guests of the AITS 2021 Congress: Prof., Dr. Eng. Cornel STAN, West Saxon University, Zwickau, Germany; Iulian RUSNAC, director of the Logistics Department, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze SRL, Republic of Moldova; assoc. prof., Dr. Nicolae SECRIERU, deputy director of CNTS – National Center for Space Technologies within TUM; Cristian MARTIN and Stefan KANYA, AVL, Austria; prof., Dr. Eng. Anghel CHIRU, Dr. Eng. Lucian Eugen RAD and Dr. Eng. Dan DOGARIU, „Transilvania” University of Brașov, Romania; eng. Eugen MODRIȘAN, MAGIC ENGINEERING SRL, Brașov, Romania; prof., Dr. Eng. Ilie DUMITRU and Dr. Eng. Oana OȚAT, University of Craiova, Romania; assoc. prof., Dr. Ilie NUCA, head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, TUM; assoc. prof., Dr. Christopher DEPCIK, University of Kansas, USA.

During the AITS-2021 Congress, the International Student Competition of Automotive Engineering “Univ. prof., Dr. Constantin GHIULAI” took place in the sections “Vehicle Dynamics”, at its 7th edition (organized with the support of AVL Romania) and “Automotive CAD – CATIA”, at its 4th edition (organized with the support of SRL Magic Engineering Brașov).

The active exchange of ideas and the flexibility of researchers is one of the engines of development in the field of automotive engineering. The participation of an important number of specialists from the academic, social and economic environment in the country and abroad within the works of the Congress allowed the creation of a favorable framework for addressing essential, important issues that concern contemporary society today.

AITS-2021 Organizing Committee

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