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21-22 September 2020



Date: September 21st, 2020

Place: Dardanos, Çanakkale, Turkey

9:30 Opening Remarks:

            Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz, “Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University” Canakkale, Turkey

            Prof. Ioan Ștefan Sacală, Politehnica University of Bucharest

            Prof. Eden Mamut, Black Sea Universities Network

            Mr. Matthew Viljoen, EGI Operations Manager, The Netherlands

10:00 Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz, “Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University” Canakkale, Turkey „Quantum Signal Processing”

11:00 Dr. Sebastian Feld, LMU Munich, QAR-Lab, “Quantum Machine Learning at LMU’s QAR-Lab

12:00 Prof. Nicolae Țăpuș, Prof. George Popescu, “Quantum Computing Research in Politehnica University of Bucharest”

12:45 Short Brake

13:00 Prof. Michael Savchuk, Andrey Fesenko, Daria Yadukha, “Research on Quantum Computing and Post-quantum Cryptography at Igor
Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

13:30 Prof. Eden Mamut, “Ovidius” University of Constanta – “From Engineering Thermodynamics to Quantum Engineering”

14:00 Dr. Ozlem Salehi Koken, “OzyeginUniversity”  Istanbul, Turkey – “Teaching Quantum Computing through Hands-on Quantum Programming Workshops”

14:30 Moderated discussion

Moderators: Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz & Prof. Eden Mamut & Dr. Cumali Yașar

15:30 Closure

Date: September 22nd, 2020 

Place: Dardanos, Çanakkale, Turkey

11:00 Opening Remarks: 

            Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz, “Onsekiz Mart” University of Canakkale, Turkey

            Prof. Ioan Ștefan Sacală, Politehnica University of Bucharest

            Prof. Eden Mamut, Black Sea Universities Network

11:10 Dr. Mihai Datcu, DLR Germany“Quantum Resources: Perspectives for Earth Observation”

12:00 Moderated discussion

Moderators: Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz, Prof. Eden Mamut, Dr. Cumali Yașar

12:30 Closure


Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Computers that perform quantum computations are known as quantum computers and are believed to be able to solve certain computational problems, such as integer factorization (which underlies RSA encryption), substantially faster than classical computers.
There are several models of quantum computing, including the quantum circuit model, quantum Turing machine, adiabatic quantum computer, one-way quantum computer, and various quantum cellular automata. The most widely used model is the quantum circuit. Quantum circuits are based on the quantum bit, or “qubit”, which is somewhat analogous to the bit in classical computation. Qubits can be in a 1 or 0 quantum state, or they can be in a superposition of the 1 and 0 states.
Quantum engineering is a revolutionary approach to quantum technology. It encompasses both fundamental physics and the broad engineering skill-set necessary to meet the practical challenges of the future.
The Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) is an initiative aiming the development of a collaborative platform for cooperation between the universities from the Black Sea Region.
The network has the legal status of an international ad-hoc organization and has been established on the occasion of the 2nd Conference of the Black Sea Universities Rectors, held in Constantza between 9th and 12th of July 1998, on the premises of the “Ovidius” University of Constantza.
The network includes more than 120 member universities from the 12 member states of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization as Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia.

  • Quantum information processing and computing
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum sensors and quantum metrology
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum networks and repeaters
  • Fundamental science for quantum technologies
  • Quantum optics and non-classical light sources
  • Quantum light-matter interfaces and memories
  • Solid states and hybrid systems
  • Quantum non-linear optics


Prof. dr. Nicolae ȚĂPUȘ, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest

Dr. Sebastian FELD, LMU Munich, QAR-Lab, Germany
Acad. Michail ZGUROVSKI, “Igor Sikorsky” Kiev Politehnic University
Prof. Dr. Mihai DATCU, DLR Germany
Prof. Dr. İhsan YILMAZ, COMU, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. dr. Ioan Stefan SACALĂ, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest
Prof. dr. Eden MAMUT, “Ovidius” University of Constanța
Prof. Dr. İhsan YILMAZ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Dr. Engin ŞAHİN, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Dr. Cumali YAŞAR, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
(+90) 505 242 36 44
Lecturer Ercan ÇAĞLAR, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Ersin ÇETİN, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Osman CEYLAN, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Erdi ACAR, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Ahmet Buğra YAŞAR

Prof. dr. Nicolae ȚĂPUȘ, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest

Nicolae TAPUS is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, PhD supervisor, University Politehnica of Bucharest.

Is Honorary Member of Romanian Academy, Member of Romanian Technical Science Academy and President of Information Technology and Communication Section.

Has expertise in Distributed Systems, Local Area Networks, Computer Architecture and Grid Computing. He is director of the National Center for Information Technology. Published more than 300 articles and papers at international conferences.  He was a visiting professor in European and US Universities, such as: Grenoble, Free University of Amsterdam, Politecnico di Torino, and Maryland University. Was chair of IEEE Romania Section and chair of Romania Computer Society Chapter. He is director of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for Southeaster Europe since 1994. His activities were awarded by Romanian Academy and Education Ministry. He is member of Program Committees in several International Conferences.

Dr. Sebastian FELD, LMU Munich, QAR-Lab, Germany

Dr. Sebastian Feld is head of Quantum Applications and Research Laboratory (QAR Lab) at LMU Munich’s Mobile and Distributed Systems Group. Currently, he pursues the goal of habilitation with a main focus being on optimization problems and the application of quantum technology. He joined LMU in 2013 and earned his doctorate in 2018 working on planning of alternative routes, time series analysis and geospatial trajectories. Previously, he has been working as a research associate at the Institute for Internet Security dealing with topics like Internet measurement, identity management and penetration testing. Since his time in Bavaria, Sebastian Feld has coordinated several research projects, including project “Mobile Internet of the Future” funded by Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and project “Innovation Center Mobile Internet” which is part of Center for Digitalisation Bavaria (Z.DB). Currently he coordinates project “Platform and Ecosystem for Quantum-Supported Artificial Intelligence” funded by Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Assoc. Prof. dr. Ioan Stefan SACALĂ, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest

Prof. dr. Eden MAMUT, “Ovidius” University of Constanța

Short resume:

Present positions:

Secretary General of the Black Sea Universities Network, Professor for Engineering Thermodynamics and Advanced Energy Systems and Director of the Institute for Nanotechnologies & Alternative Energy Sources at “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania.

Main field of research: Multi scale thermo-fluid modeling, Analysis and optimization of complex energy systems, Renewable Energy Sources, Multi Criteria & Multi Scale Methods on Sustainable Development, Sustainable Transport Systems.

Main achievements: 95 papers, 12 books (as author or editor), 2 registered patents (Germany), 3 registered patents (Romania).


  • Member in the European Technical Committee CEN/CLC/JTC 6 Hydrogen in Energy Systems since September 2019
  • Member in the ECHA Expert Group on Nanomaterials, since April 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre of Heat and Mass Transfer, since 2008
  • Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of Romanian Association of Water, since 2013
  • Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Cluster MEDGreen specialized on ecotechnologies and alternative energy sources, Romania, since 2015
  • Chair of the Scientific Committee of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen – Joint Undertaking (FCH2JU), Brussels, 2015 – 2017


  • Honorary Professor at Zaporozhye National Technical University, Ukraine, 2015
  • Honorary Professor at Crimean Engineering & Pedagogical University, Crimea, 2010
  • Knight of the National Order “Star of Romania”, 2000

Prof. Dr. İhsan YILMAZ, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale

Prof. Dr. Mihai DATCU, DLR Germany

    Mihai Datcu (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and telecommunications from University Politehnica Bucharest (UPB), Bucharest, Romania, in 1978 and 1986, respectively,
and the Habilitation a diriger des recherches degree in computer science from University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, in 1999. From 1992 to 2002, he had a longer Invited Professor Assignment with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Zurich, Switzerland. He has held Visiting Professor appointments with the University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain; University Louis Pasteur; International Space University, Strasbourg; the University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany; University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain; University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Madrid, Spain; University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy; and the Swiss Center for Scientific Computing, Manno, Switzerland. Since 1981, he has been a Professor with the Department of Applied Electronics and Information Engineering, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, UPB. Since 1993, he has been a Scientist with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany. He is developing algorithms for model-based information retrieval from high-complexity signals and methods for scene understanding from very-high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and interferometric SAR data. Since 2011, he has been leading the Immersive Visual Information Mining Research Laboratory, Munich Aerospace Faculty, and he is Director of the Research Center for Spatial Information, UPB. Since 2001, he had been initiating and leading the Competence Center on Information Extraction and Image Understanding for Earth Observation, ParisTech, Paris Institute of Technology, Telecom Paris,Paris, France, a collaboration of DLR with the French Space Agency (CNES). He has been a Professor of the DLR-CNES Chair, ParisTech, Paris Institute of Technology, Telecom Paris. He has initiated the European frame of projects for image information mining (IIM) and is involved in research programs for information extraction, data mining and knowledge discovery, and data understanding with the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, and in a variety of national and European projects. He and his team have developed and are developing the operational IIM processor in the Payload Ground Segment systems for the German missions, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, and the ESA Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. He is a Senior Scientist and the Data Intelligence and Knowledge Discovery Research Group Leader with the Remote Sensing Technology Institute, DLR. He is involved in research related to explainable and physics aware Artificial Intelligence, smart sensors design, and qauntum machine learning with applications in Earth Observation. Dr. Datcu is a member of the ESA Working Group Big Data from Space (BiDS). He received the Best Paper Award and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Prize in 2006, the National Order of Merit with  the rank of Knight, for outstanding international research results, awarded by the President of Romania in 2008, and the Romanian Academy Prize Traian Vuia for the development of the SAADI image analysis system and his activity in image processing in 1987. He was awarded the Chaire d’excellence internationale Blaise Pascal 2017 for international recognition in the field of Data Science in Earth Observation. He has served as a Co-Organizer for international conferences and workshops and as guest editor for a special issue on AI and Big Data of the IEEE and other journals.


Prof. Eden MAMUT, PhD, Eng., Director

Institute for Nanotechnologies & Alternative Sources of Energy

“Ovidius” University of Constantza

124 Mamaia Avenue

900527 Constantza, Romania


Contact Person :

Cumali YASAR