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Research outcomes assessment


The project fully achieved its objectives and even lead to more than this, to unexpected positive results. These were not visible at the mid-term review. These new results are opening new research directions to the fellow, in the field of the interaction computer science-architecture/engineering, namely the research on ontology/semantics, for which project proposals have been written, and are in course of negotiation in order to start. The new directions applied to the aim of the project to investigate zoning in the block of flats, resulted from the involvement of the fellow in the COST action TU0801 “Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development”, proving that the parallel activities through keeping contact with different universities from the city has been benefic for the project. This assesses also her development of research.
The researcher has an extensive and impressive number of publications, including four authored books and a edited one at the world renowned publisher Springer (2 more contracts with Springer are on the way), articles in national and international journals (in one international journal she edited a special issue), and numerous national and especially international conferences (including 3 conferences with ISI proceedings). At 18 of these conferences she gave an oral presentation, however, some of them did not publish proceedings, or the proceedings will be published much later than the conference, hence some of the publications are abstracts. We gratefully acknowledge the funding of the project which made possible conference participation and the publication and wish to highlight that the fellow made fully use of this possibility and only rarely travelled for passive participation, in the cases when this was necessary for her work in frame of international associations.
The fellow conducted research also overseas (in Canada), establishing a valuable contact of the Canadian Centre for Architecture with the country of Romania, not existent so far. She almost established such an international collaboration with the ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Conservation of Cultural Property), an inter-governamental organization, but the run-time of the project did not permit that the fellowship could be fulfilled in time, and the ICCROM had in 2011 no further funds available. However, a residential fellowship was obtained at the Collegium Budapest, an Institute of Advanced Study of European level, and we look forward that it will be completed. A number of collaborations were continued during the fulfillment of the editorial tasks of the book and the special issue at Springer (with Hungary, Czech Republic and Germany) and will be during the further publication agreements (with Italy). The fellow has been accepted associate member at the International Scientific Committee of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) for ISCARSAH (Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage) and on the 10th of February it will be decided upon membership in ISCEC (Economics of Conservation). These are other valuable international collaborations with an inter-governamental organization. Valuable international contacts have been done also being member of the Management Committee of the COST action. The fellow adhered at the COST action being member of the team, but not employed, of a nationally funded project of the University of Bucharest on the same topic.
She taught on pay-by-hour basis at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism. The results of the training of students were presented at 3 conferences so far and the course materials are on the way of being published.
The fellow enrolled for a doctorate degree about one year after the start of the fellowship and so far she graduated from the doctoral school and finished well before time all referats, only the dissertation waiting to be written till October 2012.