Inter-academia 2018

The International Conference on Global Research and Education, Inter-Academia is an annual event organized every autumn by the Inter-Academia community, since 2002. This conference promotes the Inter-Academia philosophy among professors, researchers and students from the partner institutions – Shizuoka University, East-Central and Eastern European universities.




iA2018 Conference photos


Important dates

  • Deadline for Online RegistrationMay 31st, 2018
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 31st, 2018
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: June 10, 2018
  • Deadline for Early Bird payment: June 30, 2018
  • Deadline for final manuscripts submission: June 20, 2018
  • Conference date: September 24 – 27, 2018 (Europa Royale, Kaunas)

Full manuscript should be prepared according to Springer International Publishing guidelines which can be downloaded here. The recommended length of the manuscript should not exceed 8 pages.
Information for Authors of Springer Proceedings can be also be accessed on Springer’s web page:

The full manuscripts due date is June 20, 2018.

Please send your manuscript by e-mail to


About Inter-academia

The International Conference on Global Research and Education, Inter-Academia is an annual event organized every autumn by the Inter-Academia community, since 2002. This conference promotes the Inter-Academia philosophy among professors, researchers and students from the partner institutions – Shizuoka University, East-Central and Eastern European universities. Previous conferences were held: Comenius (2002), Warsaw (2003, 2009 and 2016), Budapest (2004, 2008 and 2012), Wuppertal (2005), Iasi (2006, 2011 and 2017), Shizuoka (2007 and 2015), Riga (2010 and 2014), Sofia (2013).

The main goal of Inter-Academia 2018 is to provide a well-articulated international forum to review, stimulate, and understand the recent trends in both fundamental and applied research, along with the associated educational programs and training for students. Besides the interest in recent research results, the conference aims to strengthen the cooperation between the partners of Inter-Academia community towards new theoretical and practical advances in research.

  • Material science and technology, smart materials
  • Nanotechnology and nano-metrology
  • Biotechnology and environmental engineering
  • Plasma physics
  • Photonics
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Signal and Image processing
  • Electric and Electronic engineering
  • Measurement, identification, and control
  • Intelligent and soft computing techniques
  • Modeling and diagnostics
  • Robotics
  • Precision engineering
  • Internet-based education, distance learning
  • Multimedia and e-learning, techniques and materials
  • Deadline for Online RegistrationMay 1st, 2018
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 1st, 2018
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 20, 2018
  • Deadline for Early Bird payment: June 30, 2018
  • Deadline for final manuscripts submission: June 10, 2018
  • Conference date: September 24 – 27, 2018

All participants are kindly recommended to register by completing and submitting the Online Registration Form with the appropriate fees.

Early registration, before June 30, 2018 Late registration, after June 30, 2018
Participants (European Countries)* 425,- EUR 480,- EUR
Participants (non-European Countries)* 525,- EUR 580,- EUR
Students (European Countries)* 300,- EUR 350,- EUR
Students (non-European Countries)* 400,- EUR 450,- EUR
Accompanying person** 200,- EUR 200,- EUR

* The fee includes: participation in the conference, conference proceedings, lunches, coffee and tea breaks, welcome party, conference dinner and excursions

** The fee includes: welcome party, lunches, conference dinner and excursions.

Bank transfer payment details:




Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Beneficiary’s Bank:

AB SEB Bankas


Bank address:

Gedimino pr.12, LT-01103 Vilnius,


Beneficiary’s account: LT38 7044 0600 0310 4481
Name and Address of Beneficiary:

Kaunas University of Technology (Kauno technologijos universitetas)

K.Donelaicio str. 73, LT-44029 Kaunas,


Details of payment: KO 060 (Registration Number, Participant’s name)

Cancellations received before September 1st, 2018 will receive a 75% refund. No refund will be granted for cancellations received from September 2nd, 2018.

Registration fee should be paid before the 30th of June, 2018.

Oral presentations: time for oral presentations will be 20 minutes including a five minutes discussion. It is advised to prepare presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016 formats.

Poster presentations: the posters should be printed in Stand A0 (841×1189) or smaller size.


Practical information

About Kaunas

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania with about 350 thousand people and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas, the most student-centered city in Lithuania, located in the central part of the country it is surrounded by the two largest rivers of Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the Country’s major seaport Klaipeda.

Kaunas is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colourful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit.

Kaunas Old Town

The remarkable Old Town which is a collection of ancient architectural monuments: the remnants of the 14th century with remains of Kaunas castle, the buildings of the Middle Ages in the Gothic and the Art Déco styles. The Kaunas Fortress is a valuable military heritage composed of a number of constructions that used to be a military complex. There are nine Forts around the city and the Ninth Fort serves a museum. The macabre collection of nearly 3,000 devils at the Devils’ Museum and the exhibitions showing the unique artistic styles of composer and painter M. K. Ciurlionis, as well as J. Maciunas initiator of the avant-garde Fluxus art movement. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, House of Perkūnas, also the Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas’ church and many other churches.

Vilnius Street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century; some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city.

Laisvės Alėja (Liberty Avenue)

Laisvės alėja – Kaunas’ most famous walking street is fully pedestrianized and runs from the Old Town for a distance of almost 2 km to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Two lines of Linden trees, seating and flower beds run the length of the avenue. There is a good assortment of shops, banks, restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, museums, tourist information office, places to stay and a central post office. It would be possible to spend your entire stay on Laisvės alėja and not get bored. It is a great place to spend time. In the late morning and afternoon various stalls selling foods, souvenirs hats etc. appear and are worth a look.

Cultural Centre

Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main State Theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. The city also home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime Theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir, and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.

All year round there is an opportunity to attend small and large festivals, celebrations or cultural events like Kaunas Jazz; the Pažaislis Music Festival; Operetta in the Kaunas Castle; Hanza Kaunas, Bike Show Millennium and the Kaunas City Days.

Taste it!

The centrepiece of Lithuanian cuisine is dark rye bread. It is shown a great respect and even called “holy” and Lithuanians link many beliefs and magic with it. The great opportunity to taste it is to have soup in a bread bowl. Lithuanian drinks have very old traditions, to get to know them the “Stumbras” museum offers a guided tour of the history and tasting of strong drinks. Among the multitude of things that make any Lithuanian swell with pride (rich history, amber, beautiful nature, basketball, etc.), there is one that has a special place in his heart. This source of pride is the Lithuanian Beer.

History of the city

Kaunas was first mentioned in 1361. The city overlived many ups and downs during its history, but it always was a strong resistance post against Lithuanian enemies. Kaunas was a medieval trading centre and its stone castle served as an important stronghold against the forces of the Crusaders. In 1408 under the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great the city was awarded the Magdeburg rights acquiring the status of municipal autonomy. The real prosperity of the city started after a historical triumph in Žalgiris battle in 1410. Then the largest number of nowadays historic architectural heritage buildings were erected that are a manifest example of gothic, renaissance and baroque styles.
However, the development of the city was slowed in 1795 after the  division of Commonwealth of Two Nations – Lithuania and Poland in favor of Austria, Russia and Prussia. Kaunas as the largest part of Lithuania felt to Russia and was under subordination of Russia for a century, but beautiful architectural monuments were still built until the First World War, when Kaunas got in state of war. That leaded to exiles, plundering and destroying the Kaunas city. Between the World Wars of the 20th century Kaunas was the provisional capital of a short-lived Republic of Lithuania. This interwar period was marked by prosperity and is considered the Gold Age of the city. While being the Capital Kaunas achieved some significant ambitions like some public houses establishment, setting the Kaunas University (nowadays it is called Vytautas the Great university of Kaunas ), establishing the Academy of Veterinary.

What is more, the historical flight of S. Darius and S. Girėnas in 1933 must have ended in Kaunas, however their plane crashed 650km from the final destination. According to experts, the reason of this tragedy was the terrible weather conditions. Darius and Girėnas were embalmed in Kaunas cemetery. In 1939 Lithuania was forced to sign a mutual assistance treaty with the Soviet Union on the basis of the Molotov-Ribentrop pact and that lead to Soviet occupation although the Capital of Lithuania was returned to Vilnius as Lithuania got it back. During the Second World War Germans were thought to bring Lithuania its independence, however it revealed not to be truth, as a consequence the Soviet Army came back. The battles between Soviets and Nazis destroyed everything that was left in Kaunas and finally Lithuania was annexed by the Soviets for 60 years. During the Soviet occupation followed after the World War II Kaunas became the symbol of Lithuania’s statehood. The revival works started only in 1988 when significant movements towards freedom started. Despite facing many ruins in the past, Kaunas stands and delights its inhabitants and visitors now full of pride and vitality.

Places to visit

Kaunas is thought to be one of the best places in Lithuania for those who want to feel the real Lithuanian spirit.

Visitors are able to take a walk in a spectacular Kaunas Old Town where gothic Kaunas Castle of 14th century is attracting visitors in its architecture and amazing history as it was one of the main defensive posts in resisting Crusaders attacks. The Kaunas Castle was the first stone castle in Lithuania.Kaunas Castle played a significant role in the defence system of the city, suppressing the attacks of the Crusaders and their further movement into Lithuania, including the capital Vilnius. In 1362, after a long siege, the Crusaders destroyed the castle; however, it was later rebuilt and fortified. Kaunas Castle lost its strategic significance after the Battle of Žalgiris (Grunwald).

Kaunas Castle’s place in the map.

In addition to this, visitors are able to see the spectacular Town Hall of 16th century which is often called the White Swan. Kaunas Town Hall combines elements of Gothic, Baroque and early Classicism styles. In the Middle Ages, the Town Hall was the centre of the city: its square served as the marketplace and the location of various festivities and executions of criminals.The so called White Swan after the last reconstruction in 1970 became a wedding palace that also holds the Ceramics Museum.

Town Hall’s place in the map.

Kaunas is famous for its unique Arch-Cathedral Basilica  which is the only church in Gothic style in Lithuania. Reconstructed a number of times, the church has acquired architectural features of the Renaissance and Baroque. The Cathedral has 9 altars and crystal-type arches in the sacristy. Some Lithuanian illuminators like Simonas Daukantas and Vincentas Sladkevičius are buried there.

Basilica’s place in the map.

The famous Pažaislis Ansemble  of the Church  of Holy Virgin Mary and Camaldolli Abbey is thought to be one of the greatest Lithuanian buildings of baroque style built by monks in 17th century. Ensemble of Pažaislis Church and Monastery, also called Baroque pearl, is one of the most wonderful masterpieces of late Baroque architecture in North Eastern Europe. About 140 frescoes of various sizes survived in the buildings of the monastery ensemble. You can see a famous painting the Mother of Fair Love in the monastery, which was presented to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, the founder of Pažaislis Church, by Pope Alexander VII in 1661. There is a museum in Pažaislis Monastery and next to it, a unique Hospitality complex “Monte Pacis” where one may taste historical dishes of nuns with modern interpretations. Pažaislis is also famous for the musical festivals that are held there annually.

Pažaislis’ place in the map.

Despite all the architectural heritage worth visiting Kaunas holds number of interesting museums too. One of the most original museums is the Devils museum which is the only one of its kind in all over the World and holds more than 3000 exhibits.

Devils museum’s place in the map.

Established in 1921, the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art has turned into one of the oldest and largest art museums in Lithuania. It is the best place in Lithuania to become acquainted with the development of Lithuanian and international art history and culture, from ancient times to the present day.The primary mission of the museum today is to encourage the understanding of the cultural and artistic processes by collecting, protection, studying and introducing the M. K. Čiurlionis collection, together with Lithuanian and worldwide cultural heritage.

K. Čiurlionis National Museum’s of Art place in the map.

Kaunas also holds a significant museum of military heritage called the Kaunas Forttress which is the symbol of Lithuanian suffering during the wars and occupations. The most famous is the 9th Fort where more than 50000 people were killed by Nazis. The 9th Fort is a significant monument to the victims of military repressions.

9th Fort’s place in the map.

The hearth of Lithuanian culture, tradition and history is just waiting to be discovered!

The information and photos were taken from Kaunas tourism information center, where you can find all the information on sightseeing in Kaunas.


Useful links and information

Lithuanian currency EUR – euro. Advisable to change some money at the airport upon arrival.

Kaunas tourism information center –

Arrival guide to Kaunas –

Kaunas Official Website –

Kaunas Public Transport, Route Planner –

Kaunas in Your Pocket –

Audio guides of Kaunas, that will guide you through the city by voice, just like a real tour guide –


4**** Europa Royale Kaunas, Miško str. 11, LT-44321 Kaunas,

3*** IBIS Kaunas Centre hotel, Vytauto av. 28, LT-44328 Kaunas,

2** Kaunas City hotel, Laisvės av. 90, LT-44251 Kaunas,

Discount available. For more information please contact organizers.



Chairperson: Prof. G. Laukaitis (Lithuania)


  1. Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy (Óbuda University, Hungary)
  2. Arturs Medvids (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
  3. Gheorghe Popa (Prof-Emeritus, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)
  4. Evgenia Benova (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
  5. Dumitru Luca (Prof-Emeritus, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)
  6. Hidenori Mimura (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  7. Hiroshi Mizuta (University of Southampton, England)
  8. Kenji Murakami (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  9. Leonid Poperenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine)
  10. Lucel Sirghi (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)
  11. Masaaki Nagatsu (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  12. Masashi Kando (Prof. Emeritus, Shizuoka University, Japan)
  13. Michiharu Tabe (Prof. Emeritus, Shizuoka University, Japan)
  14. Kazuhiko Hara (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  15. Nobuyuki Araki (Prof. Emeritus-Shizuoka University, Japan)
  16. Noriko Matsuda (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  17. Nicoleta Dumitrascu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)
  18. Ryszard Jablonski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  19. Jan Maciej Kościelny (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  20. Małgorzata Kujawińska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  21. Sergiusz Łuczak (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  22. Roman Szewczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  23. Adam Woźniak (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  24. Sergei Khakhomov (Gomel State University, Belarus)
  25. Stefan Matejcik (Comenius University, Slovakia)
  26. Valdis Kokars (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
  27. Giedrius Laukaitis (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
  28. Maxim M Sychov (Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology, Russia)
  29. Volodymyr Gnatyuk (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
  30. Yoshimasa Kawata (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  31. Jun Kondoh (Shizuoka University, Japan)

17th International Conference on Global Research and Education, Inter-Academia is organized by:


Organizing committee:
  • Giedrius Laukaitis (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science), Conference chairman
  • Kristina Bočkutė (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • Vytautas Kavaliūnas (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • Mantas Sriubas (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)
  • Živilė Rutkūnienė (KTU, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science)

Further information can be obtained by e-mail or phone.

Conference Organizing Committee
Kaunas University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics and Nature Sciences
Department of Physics
Studentų str. 50-243
LT-51368, Kaunas

Phone/Fax: +370 (37) 300339





Further information can be obtained by e-mail or phone.

Conference Organizing Committee

Kaunas University of Technology
Faculty of Mathematics and Nature Sciences
Department of Physics

Studentų str. 50-243
LT-51368, Kaunas

Phone/Fax: +370 (37) 300339