19th International Balkan Workshop on
Applied Physics and Materials Science

July 16-19, 2019


   19th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science

   The 19th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Applied Physics and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

     The workshop continues a tradition started by BPU in 1999, in Tsigov-Chark, Bulgaria, and continued in 2001 in Edirne, Turkey, and 2002 in Targoviste, Romania. Starting with 2003 the workshop has been held annually in Constanta, Romania with one exception, 2012, when Ovidius University of Constanta hosted the 8th General conference of the Balkan Physical Union.

    The workshop is organized by Ovidius University of Constanta, the Balkan Physical Union, the Romanian Physical Society, Romanian Academy and Academy of Romanian Scientists and is addressed to all scholars interested in applied physics from the Balkan countries and from all over the world. The participation of young scientists and students is greatly encouraged, one of the goals of the workshop being to offer the new generation an opportunity to present original new results and a chance to learn from the experience of distinguished researchers.

    The organizers acknowledge the importance of proper dissemination of scientific knowledge and offer the attendants the possibility to publish their full papers in journals that are indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Web-of-Science database.

We look forward to meeting you in Constanta!
Registration & Abstract submission April 15th, 2019 April 29th, 2019
Notification of acceptance April 30th, 2019 May 10th, 2019
Payment* May 30th, 2019 May 30th, 2019
Conference date (on-site payment)** July 16-19, 2019 July 16-19, 2019
Final paper submission July 16th 2019 July 16th 2019
*For each fee it would be accepted maximum 2 papers of which only one could be orally presented, after acceptance by the advisory committee. Participants that pay the fee before deadline, will receive the invoices during registration, first day of conference (July 16th 2019).

**Invoices for on-site payment will be given in the last day of conference (July 19th 2019).


    Welcome to the official website of the 2019 - 19th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science. It will be held in Constanta, Romania on 16-19, July, 2019. IBWAP 2019 is hosted by Ovidius University of Constanta and supported by Balkan Physical Union, Romanian Physical Society, Romanian Academy and Academy of Romanian Scientist.

    The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Semiconductors, Dielectrics and Organic Materials
Spintronics, Magnetism and Superconductivity
Crystal growth, Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films
Polymers and Amorphous Materials

Laser Physics and applications
Plasma Physics and applications
Optoelectronics and photonics
Applied and non-linear optics
Ultrafast phenomena and applications

Nuclear and subnuclear sciences and Engineering
Advanced detection systems
Accelerated particle beams
Nuclear Techniques and applications
Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

Nonlinear dynamics, complex systems and applications
Biological complexity and genetics, Biophysics and bioengineering
Physics of Social Systems

Physics of energy transfer, conversion and storage
Environmental Physics
Sensors and Device Physics
Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Microelectromechanical systems
Instrumentation and Metrology
Imagining, Microscopy and Spectroscopy and their applications
Instrumentation, processing, fabrication and measurement technologies
Applications of fluid mechanics and microfluidics

Physics curriculum design
Active learning techniques
Classroom teaching, demonstrations and laboratory experiments


Department Chair,
Ovidius University

Marius C. BELC

Alexander G. PETROV
Balkan Physical Union

Romanian Physical Society

Alexander Petrov (President of Balkan Physical Union),
Goran Djordjević (vicepresident of BPU),
Kostas Vourlias (General Secretary of BPU),
Radu Constantinescu (Scientific Secretary of BPU),
Baki Akkus (Scientific Project Coordinator of BPU),
Yeşim Öktem (Turkish Physical Society),
Angelos Angelopoulos (Hellenic Physical Society),
Emil Burzo (Romanian Physical Society and Romanian Academy of Science),
Antoneta Deda (Albanian Physical Society),
Predrac Miranovic (Physical Society of Montenegro),
Stavros Ioannou (Physical Society of Cyprus),
Efstathios Polychroniadis (Hellenic Physical Society)
Valeriu Canter (Moldavia Physical Society)

Local Organizing Committee

Mihai Girtu, Ovidius University
Viorica Popescu, Ovidius University
Rodica Vladoiu, Ovidius University
Aurelia Mandes-Vaduva, Ovidius University
Virginia Dinca-Balan, Ovidius University

Victor Ciupina, Ovidius University
Corneliu I Oprea, Ovidius University
Jeanina Lungu, Ovidius University
Viorel Ionescu, Ovidius University

Advisory Committee

Alexandru Aldea (Romania)
Horia Alexandru (Romania)
Stefan Antohe (Romania)
Simion Astilean (Romania)
Victor Ciupina (Romania)
Emil Burzo (Romania)
Metin Arik (Turkey)
Nicolae Avram (Romania)
Dimiter Balabanski (Bulgaria)
Antun Balaž (Serbia)
Virgil Baran (Romania)
Ibrahim Belenli (Turkey)
Pellumb Berberi (Albania)
Aleksandar Bogojević (Serbia)
Dennis Bonatsos (Greece)
Madalin Bunoiu (Romania)
Gheorghe Cata-Danil (Romania)
Gabriela Carja (Romania)
Gheorghe V. Cimpoca (Romania)
Horia Chiriac (Romania)
Onuc Cozar (Romania)
Dragoljub Dimitrijevic (Serbia)
Maria Dinescu (Romania)
Ivan Dojcinovic (Serbia)
Mahmut Dogru (Turkey)
Branko Dragovic (Serbia)
Mustafa Erol (Turkey)
Mats Fahlman (Sweden)
Constantin Grigoriu (Romania)
Husnu Salih Guder (Turkey)
Mihai Girtu (Romania)
Dan Grecu (Romania)
Felicia Iacomi (Romania)
Alexandru Jipa (Romania)

Wilhelm Kappel (Romania)
Margarit Pavelescu (Romania)
Nafiye Gunec Kiyak (Turkey)
Dragana Krstić (Serbia)
Ivan Lalov (Bulgaria)
Dumitru Luca (Romania)
Cristian P. Lungu (Romania)
Iosif Malaescu (Romania)
Pedja Mihailovic (Serbia)
Ioan Morjan (Romania)
Ibrahim Halil Mutlu (Turkey)
Ljubisa Nesic (Serbia)
Alexandru Nicolin (Romania)
Lucian Pintilie (Romania)
Viorel Pop (Romania)
Gheorghe Popa (Romania)
Ion V. Popescu (Romania)
Mihai Popescu (Romania)
Goran Ristic (Serbia)
Gheorghe Samoilescu (Romania)
Roman Schrittwieser (Austria)
Simion Simon (Romania)
Alexandru Stancu (Romania)
Cristian Teodorescu (Romania)
Mihai Toma (Romania)
Nicholay Tonchev (Bulgaria)
Valentin Urumov (Macedonia)
E. Valcheva (Bulgaria)
Miroslav Veskovic (Serbia)
Rodica Vladoiu (Romania)
Mihai Visinescu (Romania)
Daniel Vizman (Romania)
Latife Sahin Yalcin (Turkey)
Ch. Zerefos (Greece)


 We invite you to submit a paper to the IBWAP 2019. The abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts: print ISSN 2501-9058/ISSN L 2501-9058 and online ISSN 2501-9066/ISSN L 2501-9058.

 The following guidelines have been prepared for all authors, which provide the steps for the on-line submission. Template

 The title will be written with “Times New Roman”, 14 points, uppercase letters, bold, centered, followed by an empty line.

 The names of the authors will be written with “Times New Roman”, 12 points, names with lowercase letters and family names with uppercase letters , centered, followed by an empty line. Numbered superscripts will label the affiliations of the different authors. The author presenting the paper should be underlined.

 The affiliations will be written with lowercase letters, using “Times New Roman”, 10 points, italics, centered, followed by an empty line.

 The abstracts must be written in English on one A4 page, with 2.5 cm margins all around, using “Times New Roman”, 12 points, with a single line paragraph spacing.

 The text of the abstract should be justified.

 The use of figures, references and acknowledgements in the abstract is encouraged.

  In order to fill correctly the Registration Form please use only english alphabet characters.

Registration Form
Presenting author


    In order to encourage the participation of a larger number of delegates the Organizing Committee has made efforts to lower costs of attendence. The registration fee will cover the conference folder: book of abstracts, notebook, pen, welcome party, lunches and banquet tickets.

      Accompanying person/Listener Delegates fee will cover the welcome party, lunches and banquet.

Registration Fees
Authors 175 EUR
(members of Rom. Phys. Society*)
150 EUR
Students* 90 EUR
Accompanying person/Listener Delegates 70 EUR
Exibitors** 400 EUR
*Members of Rom. Phys. Society and student authors are eligible for registration fee discounts if they can prove their status.
** The fee covers: equipment’s presentation during one section, logo and short description of the company in the conference abstract book/conference web site, inclusion of the own brochures in the conference bag, access to all Conference Sections and to social program of the conference. Contracts for exhibition space should be negotiated separately with the local organizing committee.

Payments should be made:

  1. For Romanian participants in Romanian lei in the following account:
  • Universitatea Ovidius Constanta
  • Bank: Trezoreria Constanta
  • CIF: 4301332

Please add: Name of the depositor (university/institute) and "Family & Given Name - IBWAP2019-RON" to the comment line.

For the Romanian participants: in order to receive the invoice for payment, please send at ibwap@univ-ovidius.ro the Firm Order.doc

2. For foreign participants in Euro in the following account

  • Ovidius University of Constanta
  • IBAN: RO28RNCB0114032053160001 /EUR

Please add: Name of the depositor (university/institute) and "Family & Given Name - IBWAP2019-euro" to the comment line.

 Invoices for on-site payment fee will be given in the last day of conference (July 19th 2019).

 Official IBWAP 2019 invoices will be distributed during on site registration, for those who made payment confirmation at ibwap@univ-ovidius.ro.


The conference sessions will be held in the main building of Ovidius University of Constanta, in the campus located at Bd. Mamaia 124, Constanta.


   A limited number of rooms are reserved for conference participants in the hotels below.
Please contact the organizing committee by email to check the availability of the accommodation.

   Megalos Hotel! 

Centrally situated, on the most important boulevard of Constanta, Mamaia Boulevard, right across Ovidius University, here you will find the comfort and a pleasant environment that you will need after a working day, or for continuing your activities.

    Elton Hotel  

The property provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and free WiFi. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bath, guest rooms at the hotel have a TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms are equipped with a seating area. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Elton Hotel has a terrace.

     Turist Hotel  

Turist Hotel in Constanta, Romania, is located on Mamaia boulevard, in the Delfinariu (Dolphinarium) area, about 500m from the Mamaia Resort. Renovated recently, the Turist Hotel combines excellent accommodation with features and facilities designed to provide comfort and peace during your stay at sea and is aimed for recreational tourism, transit tourism and business tourism, the hotel also has a conference room and car park. The rooms benefits by modern air conditioning, WI-FI Internet, TV and minibar.

    Guest House of Ovidius University  

Double and single rooms near student dormitories close to Mamaia resort.
Strada Pescarilor, Constanța 900001.


Travel Documents

    Citizens of the European Union countries can enter Romania with a valid passport or with their National Identity Card.

    Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania. To quickly check if you need a visa please go to www.E-Visa.MAE.ro select the "Get Informed" tab (up left) and enter the following information: passport issuing country, type of passport, purpose of your visit to Romania.

    Entry requirements and visa information are also available at www.mae.ro.



   Ovidius University of Constanta cordially invite you to attend the BANQUET.  Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:30 pm, at: LA DOLCE VITA RESTAURANT (Bvd.Mamaia, No. 271, Constanta)



Wine Tasting at Viticulture Centre “Danube Terraces” 

July 18, 2019

    First stop: Dervent Monastery -Christians come in pilgrimage there to pray to the icon of the Virgin Mary, the miracle worker, then to the Holly Crosses.
   Second stop: Ostrov Wine Cellar – With a total annual capacity of 450 wagons of wine (45.000 hectoliters of wine) Ostrov is the second wine cellar owned by Ostovit, located near Oenology Center.
   Third stop: Wine Museum - Cross Border Oenology and Viticulture Centre “Danube Terraces”
   The last stop: Domeniile Ostrov Wine Tasting & Dinner.

Time: Half Day Trip
Location: Departure and final destination at the conference venue (by bus)
Included: Bus ride, guide, admission fees and dinner.



    The conference full list with the accepted abstracts  can be found in pdf format here.

  The conference program can be found in pdf format here.

Instructions for Oral and Poster Presentations

Plenary Presentations

  • Presentations cannot exceed 45 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Invited Presentations

  • Invited presentations cannot exceed 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Poster Presentations

  • A formal poster presentation will take place in a dedicated session, when the presenters will be kindly requested to stand by their posters.
  • Format: one panel (useful area: width 90 cm, height 130 cm) will be available for each poster.
  • Time: in order to increase the display time, poster presenters are encouraged to put their posters on display with 30 min prior the poster sesion time and to remove the posters from the panels at the end of the poster session.

   Presented contributions may be published, subject to the regular refereeing process, following the standard procedure of the journal, in Physica Scripta (Impact factor 1.902).

    The contributions should be full articles, substantially extended/expanded from the initial conference contributions. All submissions will be subject to our regular peer-review process, and any articles that fall outside of the scope of the journal may be offered a transfer to one or other of the journals in our portfolio.

 Authors should  submit their articles to Physica Scripta online submissions system: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/physscr-rsas They should select the article type 'Special Issue Article', and then select the issue 'Focus issue on the 19th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science' from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.

  Deadline for submitting the expanded articles to the journal is 19th September 2019.

   Physica Scripta, endorsed by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is an international journal dedicated to presenting novel and accessible research findings across the breadth of theoretical and experimental physics. For further details, including information about scope and submission guidelines, can be found on the journal home page: https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1402-4896.