SMART 2018 : Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

SMART: Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on artificial intelligence, neuroscience, cognitive science and other scientific methods used in the higher education and research context. 

Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the most scientific methods applied at different levels of higher education. 

With the emergence/increased use of artificial intelligence tools, a large number of higher education institutions are embracing this new technology. More and more colleges and universities from all over the world are transitioning from traditional teaching/learning towards automatic teaching/learning, widening their curriculum landscape beyond technology by integrating different forms of intelligent systems, like intelligent tutoring systems, pedagogical agents etc. However, in this era of fundamental changes in education brought by virtual worlds and augmented reality, dominated by mobile devices and applications, it is necessary to rethink the academic work environments based on the new and modern tools and applications, in accordance with the learning needs, skills, and competencies of students. 

The papers of SMART 2018 will be published in this journal. BRAIN provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences and neuroscience. It is indexed in Web of Science (by Clarivate Analytics, formerly known as Thomson-Reuters). 

============Important Dates/Deadlines============ 

December 15, 2017: submission of abstracts and intentions of participation 
February 15, 2018: submission of full papers, by e-mail to smart2018 AT edusoft DOT ro 
March 15, 2018: notification of acceptance 
April 15, 2018: registration 
May 5, 2018: Later registration – each author will register as being from developed country 
May 15, 2018: submission of final version of the papers 
June 7-10″: days of the conference 


Authors MUST submit their papers by email to Submitted papers must be Microsoft Word documents, in English. Preferred maximum paper length for the papers is 20 pages, including figures. The authors also benefit from the possibility of having them indexed in Web of Science. 


Ant systems, Artificial Immune Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial vision, Bayesian Networks, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cellular Neuroscience, Chaos theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Robotics, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Cybernetics, Data Mining, Economic sciences, Education, ELearning, Electrophysiology, Evolutionary robotics, Expert systems, Facial recognition, Fuzzy systems, Genetic Algorithms, Genetics, Hybrid Intelligent, Systems, Informatics, Knowledge representation, Linguistics, Logic, Mathematics, Mental simulation, Molecular biology, Multiagent systems, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, Neurodiversity, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurology, Neurophenomenology, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Optical Character Recognition, Pattern recognition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Political sciences, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Speech recognition, Statistics, Theories of Learning 

============Participation Fee============ 

25 euro per virtual participant / 50 euro per participant in person 
Publication and Web of Science indexing: 75 euro per paper (reduced fee, 50% from the price on the journal website) 
At least one author (per paper) must register at participant (virtual or in person) 

============Virtual Participation============ 

Those who are unable to attend the conference in person due to travel costs, schedule conflict or teaching/research load, but wish to participate with their research at SMART 2018 conference, virtual participation is available. 

This allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, exactly like a regular paper. Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings.