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Brief information The history of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) started on 1 September 1956, when the Evening Department of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute was established in Vilnius as a separate educational unit, which later (1969) turned into Vilnius Civil Engineering Institute (VCEI). On 31 October 1990 VCEI attained the university status and in 1996 it was named after Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, attaining the present name as Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. The structure of the academic system was changed: new subjects were introduced, with more attention paid to aspects of humanities in technical education. VGTU trains skilled specialists, carries out fundamental and applied research, educates the young generation of researchers. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University comprises 9 faculties (Architecture, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Creative Industries, Electronics, Environmental Engineering, Fundamental Sciences, Mechanics, Transport Engineering), 1 institute (Antanas Gustaitis Aviation Institute) and 62 departments. There is also an International Studies Centre, Life Long Learning Centre, University Library, Computer Centre, Publishing House “Technika”. The highest decision-making bodies are the University Council and the Senate. The newly elected Rector (the term of office is lasting through 2011-2016) and his team of Vice-Rectors and the Chancellor together with the Directors of 10 subdivisions carry responsibility for managing the university. 12 816 students studied at the University in the academic year of 2011/2012. The total number of full-time and part-time students for BSc degree is 10 456, and postgraduate students (including the PhD ones) is 2 360.

Studies at the University are organised in three cycles: I Cycle * Bachelor‘s degree programmes (4 years);

II Cycle * Master’s degree programmes (1,5–2 years); * Diploma Engineer‘s education (1 year);

III Cycle * Doctor‘s degree programme (up to 4 years). The total number of academic staff is 959, including 677 staff members holding scientific degrees and 282 researchers.

Research is carried out in the following units of the University: 5 research centres: Civil Engineering Research Centre, Competence Centre of Intermodal Transport and Logistics, Research History Centre, Telecommunications Research Centre and Traffic Safety Centre. 11 research institutes: Institute of Architecture, Research Institute of Environment Protection, Research Institute of Geodesy, Innovatory Scientific Institute of Special Structures “Kompozitas”, Research Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies, Institute of Open Source Research, Road Research Institute, Research Institute of Territorial Planning, Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation, Transport Research Institute, Research Institute of Welding and Materials Science.

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31 research laboratories: Acoustics Laboratory (accredited, notified), Research Laboratory of Bioinformatics, Laboratory of Building Materials (accredited), Laboratory of Building Products Technology, Research Laboratory of Building Acoustics (accredited), Research Laboratory of Buildings, Constructions and Materials (accredited), Research Laboratory of Business Planning and Environment Economics, Research Laboratory of Calibration (accredited), Research Laboratory of Construction Technology and Management, Research Laboratory of Environment Protection and Labour Safety (accredited), Research Laboratory of Geotechnical Engineering, Research Laboratory of High - Magnetic Fields, Information Systems Research Laboratory, Research Laboratory of Materials Physics, Research Laboratory of Nuclear Hydrophysics, Research Laboratory of Numerical Modelling, Laboratory of Parallel Computing, Laboratory of Roads Research (accredited), Research Laboratory of Strength Mechanics (accredited), Research Laboratory of Security of Information Technologies, Laboratory of Thermal Insulating Materials (accredited, notified), Research Laboratory of Urban Analysis, Research Laboratory of Vibroacoustics and Diagnostics also eight laboratories of Civil Engineering Research Centre: Laboratory of Building Energy and Microclimate Systems, Laboratory of Building Constructions, Laboratory of Building Materials, Laboratory of Environmental Technologies, Laboratory of Field Experimental Research, Laboratory of Geodesy, Laboratory of Road Technologies, Laboratory of Soil Physical and Mechanical Properties.

The Doctor’s degree is confered in the following fields of research at VGTU: Technological sciences – electronics and electrical engineering, civil engineering, transport engineering, environmental engineering and landscape management, power and thermal engineering, information engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, measurement engineering, chemical engineering (biotechnology); Humanities – arts (sculpture and architecture); Physical sciences – physics (condensed materials), mathematics; Social sciences – economics, administration and management. The main problems associated with VGTU research management, intellectual resources, applied research and financing of the investigations are outlined in the strategy of VGTU research and development. The priorities stated embrace research orientation at the trends of European research, establishing research centres of high technologies and raising the level of investigation and development. The research carried out at VGTU is mainly oriented at the EU Framework programme for research and technological development, dealing with sustainable development and global changes. The strategic goal of this trend of development has to reduce greenhouse effect and pollution, achieving higher energy efficiency, balanced use of various transport facilities as well as higher competitiveness of industry by applying modern information technologies. The research performed at several VGTU departments and research centres is focused on different important items, following the priorities in European research and development.

Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Science and Research Office Tel.: +370 5 274 49 55 Fax: +370 5 270 01 12 E-mail: mokslas@vgtu.lt Website: www.vgtu.lt

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Principal Administrative Staff Chairman of the University Senate Prof. Dr Donatas Čygas Tel.: +370 5 274 49 55; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: VGTU.Senatas@vgtu.lt

Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr Alfonsas Daniūnas Tel.: +370 5 274 50 00; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Alfonsas.Daniunas@vgtu.lt

Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Dr Habil. Antanas Čenys Tel.: +370 5 274 50 05; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mai: Antanas.Cenys@vgtu.lt

Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Prof. Dr Alfredas Laurinavičius Tel.: +370 5 274 50 04; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Alfredas.Laurinavicius@vgtu.lt

Vice-Rector for Studies Prof. Dr Romualdas Kliukas Tel.:+370 5 274 50 03; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Romualdas.Kliukas@vgtu.lt

Vice-Rector for International Relations Assoc. Prof. Dr Asta Radzevičienė Tel.: +370 5 274 50 02; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Asta.Radzeviciene@vgtu.lt

Chancellor Prof. Dr Arūnas Komka Tel.: +370 5 274 50 06; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Arunas.Komka@vgtu.lt

Director of Science & Research Office Assoc. Prof. Dr Vaidotas Vaišis Tel.: +370 5 274 50 23; Fax: +370 5 270 01 14; E-mail: Vaidotas.Vaisis@vgtu.lt

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General Features of Research Activities in 2011 Research is one of the most important areas of University activities. Successful research guarantees high level of studies at the university. University level education usually makes the biggest constituent part of the general state research potential helping to solve essential technological, economic and social problems. Totally 959 members of the academic scientific staff were engaged in research works in the academic year of 2011/2012, including 677 researchers holding scientific degrees and 282 researchers working on investigations. 94 full-time researchers work at the departments of the University and other scientific subdivisions. Investigations are carried out in the following university-level research subdivisions: three centres, five institutes and thirteen laboratories, as well as in faculty-level research units: six institutes, two centres, eight laboratories and ten department-level research laboratories. There were thirty nine postgraduates enroled for doctoral studies in 2011. Six staff members holding Doctor of Science degree successfully pass procedure which resulted in the offered position of a professor and/or the senior researcher. In 2011 the Senate of the University awarded the academic title of Professor for 9 researchers and the one of Associate Professor – for 29 researchers. According to the research estimation criteria the best results were achieved in the extent of the contract based research works, which totalled over 9,2 mln Litas in 2011. The Faculty of Environmental Engineering has been on top for a number of years and in 2011 it reached over 64% of the total research under contracts. The allocation of about 1,58 mln Litas was received for international research projects in 2011. Throughout the period there were 11 FP7 projects completed and 26 projects in different international programmes of other types. The number of research articles published in scientific journals has increased (915 in 2010 and 1144 – in 2011). VGTU is a unique university for the number of scientific journals published at the university. In 2010 the university signed the agreement of cooperation with one of the biggest and most progressive world wide publishers “Taylor and Francis”. As a result of the partnership ten scientific journals (out of 19) will be co-published and will use the same electronic peer reviewed system ScholarOne Manuscripts Central (Thomson Reuter), which is of high scientific value world wide. The total number of articles published in the journals referred in the database of Thomson Reuters Web of Science also increased (246 articles in 2010 and 274 articles in 2011). The researchers at the Faculty of Civil Engineering were the most active in the above publications. VGTU scientific staff have been prepared 6 monographs: five of them were published by the university publisher “Technika” and one – abroad publisher. The university organised 26 conferences and seminars in 2011 (4 of them were international ones) with the total number of participants being 2 304. The number of scientific presentations totalled in 1 167, with 364 of them being made by foreign researhers. VGTU has remained the leaders in the inventive activities in Lithuania. Thirteen patent applications were filed within the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, and seven of the previous applications were granted with patents.

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Contract based projects The gross budget for the projects carried out throughout the year of 2011 was 9,2 mln Litas. The analysis of the number of contracted projects shows that the Faculty of Environmental Engineering was at the top for several years. The total gross budget for the contracted research in the faculty was 6,0 mln Litas. The following departments and subdivisions of the faculty are significant in Lithuania and abroad: Laboratory of Roads Research, Research Institute of Geodesy and the Research Institute of Environment Protection.

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Dynamics of research projects ordered by customers (contracted projects) in 2007-2011 In 2011 the total allocation for scientific projects from Research Council of Lithuania was 5%. The highest percentage came from the Lithuanian private institutions (58%), state institutions (24%), and the rest – from city municipality (13%). The other kind of financial support came from the international organisations and funds for international research projects. Direct contacts of researchers with potential customers determine the number of contract based projects as well as marketing (booklets, CDs, brochures, etc.) developed by Science and Research Office at VGTU. During the year of 2011 scientists of VGTU took part in 37 international research projects which made the profit of more than 1,58 mln Litas. There were 11 projects in FP 7. The scientists were active in COST and EUREKA programmes (9 projects in 2011) and in 17 other programmes.

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Publications Taking into account the University activities and assigning of the state budget subsidiaries, the most important criteria is publishing of research papers in the acknowledged international scientific publications, namely journals, abstracted by databases of Thomson Reuters Web of Science with impact factor higher than 20% of the aggregated impact factor for a subject category. Total number of research publications in 2011 increased (915 in 2010 and 1144 in 2011). The number of articles published in the journals abstracted in Thomson Reuters Web of Science databases (246 articles in 2010 and 274 in 2011) also increased.

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Research publications in 2007–2011 In 2011, VGTU scientists, along with co-authors, prepared and published 6 monographs, 2 research studies, 21 coursebooks, a manual and 30 other publications.

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Conferences In 2011 there were 26 conferences and workshops held at VGTU, including 4 international ones. In total, 2 304 researchers made 1 167 presentations, whereas VGTU researchers presented 803 papers and foreign guests – 364. In 2011, there were less conferences organised, thus the number of university participants and their delivered presentations decreased. Current state regulations on the evaluation of research activities as well as the assessment policy of different means of competition sponsorship and scientific workers do not encourage the organization of scientific conferences and publication of papers in conference proceedings. The conference for Lithuanian junior researchers was held for the 14th time, where students from VGTU and other national universities presented 683 reports on the following topics: Architecture, Aviation Technology, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Business, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrotechnics, Environmental Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics and Physical Computing, Transport Engineering.

Inventions In 2011 VGTU remained within the leaders in the inventive activities in Lithuania. Thirteen patent applications were filed within the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania. Two applications for European patents were filed on behalf of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University for the inventions by V. Bučinskas, V. Augustaitis “Method and device for bridge state evaluation” and P. Baltrėnas “Plate type biofilter with the capillary system for charge humidification”. At the end of 2011 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University was the owner of 20 valid patents. Inventive activity has been intensified since the Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation was attached to the university. The scientific result of the research staff of the institute were 5 patent applications. In 2011 the university have got support the procedure to get the international patent under the Patent Cooperation Treatment (PCT) for invention “Method and equipment of steel rope quality diagnostics” (inventors V. Bučinskas and V. Augustaitis). Licensing still remains one of the most important problems with the patents. In the absence of real perspective of this kind of commerce the validity term of several inventions is suspended every year. All the universities in Lithuania still face the problem. European Patent Organization (EPO) support establishment of Intellectual Property information centers (IP Points) in our university. According to the EPO and of the Republic of Lithuania State Patent Bureau collaboration project plan, VGTU has received 7.500 Lt. Support was used for establishing 4 IP centers in VGTU library, enabling academic stuff to use patent search e-tools.

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Research Priorities 1.

Research, development and application of building materials, structures and technologies.

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Development and application of information technologies, statistical analysis and methods of modelling physical processes.

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Development of synergy between social and economic, cultural and technological processes.

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Experimental and theoretical research in environmental systems and development of environment protection technologies.

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Research, development and artistic creation in architecture, urban planning and their heritable objects.

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Development of the transport system strategy and research in transport technologies.

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Investigation, development and application of technologies of geodesy and cartography and measuring methods of physical quantities.

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Development, improvement and optimization of electric and electronic devices and systems.

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Research, design and improvement of mechanical, mechatronic and biomechatronic materials, systems and technological processes.

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Research and development of energy supply and its application methods, processes and systems.

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Research in territorial planning and estimating the sustainability.

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Faculty of Architecture Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trak킬 str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 12 Fax: +370 5 274 52 13 E-mail: archdek@vgtu.lt Website: www.ar.vgtu.lt

Dean Prof. Dr Rimantas Buivydas

Academic staff: is 59 (incl. 11 Professors, 30 Associate Professors, 8 Lecturers, 6 Assistants, a Senior Researcher, a Researcher and 2 Junior Researchers). Number of PhD students in 2011: 16. The Faculty of Architecture was founded in 1971. At present it comprises 5 departments: Architecture, Architectural Fundamentals and Theory, Art, Building Structures, Urban Design, Institute of Architecture and 2 research laboratories: Building Acoustics (accredited) and Urban Analysis.

Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 1. The main R&D partners abroad: Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark), Bauhaus University in Weimar (Germany), Bialystok Technical University (Poland), Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Norway), European Association for Architectural Education (Belgium), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), Kyungpook National University, School of Architecture (Republic of Korea), Nordic Academy of Architecture (Norway), Vardo-Seminar FoundationInstitute for Art and Culture (Sweden).

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Department of Architecture Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 07, +370 5 274 52 08 E-mail: archkat@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Leonidas Pranas Ziberkas

Research Areas – Investigation and design of architectural and urban objects; – Architectural heritage and urban development; – Problems of composition in architecture.

Current Research Project Tendencies in Design of Public and Dwelling Buildings in Lithuania. Supervisor: L. Ziberkas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Pre-design research and draft versions of urban and architectural design solutions; – Interior design of dwellings and public buildings or premises; – Reconstruction, renovation and conversion of buildings; – Architectural measurement of buildings and complex structures; – Architectural expertise and decisions.

Other Activities International forum EAST-EAST  III with Japanese-Lithuanian architects and students (representative members G.  Čaikauskas, L.  Naujokaitis, R. Palekas, S. Pamerneckis) took place in Tokio, Japan. It comprised a joint exhibition of Japanese and Lithuanian architects, workshop for students and lectures. Architects working in Department of Architecture presented their works in International architectural festival “Architecture Week Praha 2011” and exhibition of private houses HOUSES LT that visited Tbilisi, Kiev, Minsk, Zalcburg. Professors of architecture department are active members of Lithuanian architecture community and their participation is reflected in the list of successfully designed major projects: the DNB Nord Bank Administrative Building in Riga (A. Ambrasas) that was awarded as the best architectural realization of the year in Riga, the Balsių Secondary School (S. Kuncevičius), the Headquarters of “Swedbank” in Vilnius (A. Ambrasas), the Sports Arena in Klaipėda (S. Mikštas), Vilnius University Library (R. Palekas), the Study and Administrative Building of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in the campus (S. Kuncevičius), the first (R. Palekas), the second (L. Naujokaitis, G. Čaikauskas) and the fourth (K. Lupeikis) prizes of Lukiskiu Square in Vilnius.

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Ieva Baranauskaitė. Bachelor diploma work "Musical Theater in

Lina Gedžienė. Bachelor diploma work "Disaster Prevention Centre

Klaipėda". 2012. Department of Architecture.

in Vilnius". 2012. Department of Architecture.

Gytautas Mikeliūnas. Master diploma work "Hospital in Vilnius". 2012. Department of Architecture.

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Povilas Daugis. Bachelor diploma work "Central Library in Helsinki". 2012. Department of Architecture.

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Ieva BaranauskaitÄ—. Bachelor diploma work "Musical Theater in KlaipÄ—da". 2012. Department of Architecture.

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Department of Architectural Fundamentals and Theory Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 09 E-mail: archpit@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Rimantas Buivydas

Research Areas – History and theory of architecture; – Research and design of architectural objects; – Semantics and psychology of architecture; – Architectural and urban heritage; – Problems of architectural composition.

Current Research Projects – Innovations in Contemporary Architecture of Lithuania. Supervisor: R. Buivydas; – Research of Urban Composition. Supervisor: T. Grunskis; – Preservation of Cultural Landscape. Supervisor: J. Jurevičienė; – Reflections of Foreign Artistic Ideas in Lithuanian Architecture in 2nd part of 20th c. Supervisor: L. Nekrošius; – Thesaurus of Concepts of Architecture. Supervisor: V. Petrušonis; – Analysis of Changes in Architecture of the Old Town of Vilnius City. Supervisor: E. Riaubienė; – The Reflections of City in Urban Theories and Research of Culture. Supervisor: A. Samalavičius; – The research on fragments of Vilnius urban structure of historical – programmed nature. Expression of architecture, physical status. Regeneration possibilities and principles. Supervisor: D. Vrubliauskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Research of architectural heritage; – Design of buildings, complexes and territories; – Preservation projects of architectural monuments; – Expertise and consultations of monument conservation; – Post-graduate courses of architectural composition, semantics and psychology of architecture, architectural heritage reservation.

Other Activities Professors of department of architectural fundamentals and theory are active members of organizations, such as Union of Architects, Union of Landscape Architects of Lithuania, Baltic Sea Region Sustainable Historic Towns Group within the Nordic Council of Ministers, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

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Department of Art Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 03, +370 5 274 52 02 E-mail: archgraf@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Audrius Novickas

Research Areas – Teaching methods in drawing, painting, sculpture, applied graphics, interdisciplinary art; – Artistic quality of public space; – Interaction of arts in architecture; – Language of contemporary art.

Current Research Projects – Project for improving the interior spaces in the Library of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Supervisors: J. Anuškevičius, V. Gylikis, L. Puipienė, H. Žukauskas; – Transformation of sculpture into the other arts. Supervisors: V. Bubelevičius. – Research of new tendencies on interaction of arts and architecture. Supervisor: A. Novickas.

Other Activities Membership in the following organizations: Union of Artists, Union of Interdisciplinary Artists. Participations in local sculpture competitions: Lukiškių square. Major exhibitions: virtual exhibition “The Key to Infinity”. The major projects: supervision for reconstructing VGTU building No.3 , also for reconstructing the hotel in Druskininkai (J. Anuškevičius).

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Department of Building Structures Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 05 E-mail: pkk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Marius Mickaitis The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Building Acoustics (Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr Marius Mickaitis).

Research Areas – Sustainable architectural and structural solutions in renovation of buildings; – Influence of structural solutions in architectural development; – Research and solutions in field of Building Physics; – Acoustic properties of various kinds of auditorium rooms; – Sound insulation of building and its elements; – Artificial lighting of buildings; – Computer Aided Design in Architecture.

Current Research Projects – Research of reverberation time in rooms with different volume and purpose. Supervisor: M. Mickaitis; – Development of interaction of architectural and structural solutions in Lithuania. Supervisor: M. Valevičius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – In situ measurements of the building and its elements acoustical properties; – Designing of the building and its elements according to the acoustic requirements; – Consultations and solutions in field of building Physics; – In situ measurements of the building and its elements thermal performance; – Designing of artificial lighting of buildings.

Other Activities Collaboration with Lithuanian Civil engineering association (LSIS), Lithuanian Acoustical Society (LAS), company MiTek Industrines.

Special Facilities Dual channel sound and vibration analyzer SoundbookTM SINUS (Germany); Software „Bastian“, „Samurai“, „Noise&Vibration Works”; Tapping machine and airborne noise generator, pistonphone Bruel&Kjaer; Dodecahedron sound source Bruel&Kjaer; Preamplifier andmicrophone G.R.A.S.

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Magistro Pauliaus Latako projektas „Užupio respublikos kūrybinės industrijos klasteris“

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Department of Urban Design Address Pylimo str. 26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 00, +370 5 274 52 01 Fax: +370 5 274 52 13 E-mail: urbkat@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Sigitas Čereškevičius The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Urban Analysis (Head: Prof. Dr. Sigitas Čereškevičius).

Research Areas – Theory and practice of urban design, urban and regional planning; – Spatial structure of cities and regions; – Relationship between urban structure and identity of the city; – Optimization of relationship between heritage, natural limitations and identity; – Ecological architecture; – Urban sociology; – Landscape architecture; – Architecture of urban complexes; – Regeneration of historic environment.

International Project European Green Building Exchange – Construction 21. Supervisor: G. Stauskis. Project duration: 2011–2013.

Current Research Projects – Optimization of territorial planning and urban development of towns in Lithuania. Supervisor: S. Čereškevičius; – Artistic factor in urban planning: problems of identification and development. Supervisor: D. Dijokienė; – Sustainability in urban and regional planning. Supervisor: A. Vyšniūnas; – Interaction in planning and design of urban structures. Supervisor: A. Vyšniūnas; – Preservation of specifics of visual expression of natural structures and planning. Supervisor: A. Vyšniūnas; – Structure of dwelling quarters of multiple buildings: conceptual models. Supervisor: D. Dijokienė.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Analysis of urban and regional territories; – Design and planning of buildings, building complexes and urban territories; – Design of landscape architecture; – Urban design and regeneration of historic environment;

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– Reconstruction, renovation and conversion of buildings; – Expertise and consulting activities.

Other Activities International cooperation with the Bauhaus University in Weimar (Germany), Seville University (Spain), Norvegian State Housing Bank (Norway), Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (Australia), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), Riga Technical University (Latvia). National cooperation with the Municipalities of the cities of Vilnius, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Panevėžys, Zarasai, Birštonas, Jurbarkas, Telšiai, Trakai, Švenčionys and Ignalina.

Agnė Rapkevičiūtė. Bachelor diploma work "Detailed plan of reconstruction of the territory situated between Vytauto av., M.K. Čiurlionio str. and Karaliaus Mindaugo av. in Kaunas". 2012. Department of Urban Design.

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Margarita Pantelejeva. Bachelor diploma work "Detailed plan of the territory situated between Ukmergės and J. Baltrušaičio streets in Vilnius". 2012. Department of Urban Design.

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Tomas Skripki큰nas. Bachelor diploma work "Detailed plan of the territory situated between Kalvarij킬 str., Konstitucijos av., the Gele탑inio Vilko Bridge and the Neris river in Vilnius". 2012. Department of Urban Design.

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Faculty of Business Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 18; +370 5 274 48 88 Fax: +370 5 274 48 92; +370 5 274 48 90 E-mail: management@vgtu.lt Website: www.vv.vgtu.lt

Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr Jelena Stankevičienė

Number of academic staff: 124 (incl. 11 Professors, 50 Associate Professors, 31 Lecturers, 31 Assistants and a Junior Researcher). Number of PhD students in 2011: 34. The faculty was established in 1993. Now it comprises 6 departments: Business Technologies, Enterprise Economics and Management, Finance Engineering, International Economics and Business Management, Law, Social Economics and Business Management, as well as research laboratory of Business Planning and Environment Economics.

Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 6. The main R&D partners abroad: Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”.

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Department of Business Technologies Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 82 Fax: +370 5 274 49 24 E-mail: vvfvtk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Vida Davidavičienė

Research Areas – Innovative information technologies, research of business management changes in information age; – ICT influence on enterprise operation and human life style; – Total quality management systems: evaluation of effectiveness, projection; – Knowledge management; – Evaluation and modeling of e-services; – Evaluation of marketing and e. marketing efficiency; – Research of development of e. government in the context of information society; – Strategic decisions formation and evaluation researches; – Projection of logistic systems; – Supply chain management.

Current Research Projects – E-business possibilities within information society and knowledge economics. Supervisor: N. K. Paliulis; – Creation of integrated business processes modeling system for interdisciplinary management and business administration studies. Supervisor: N. K. Paliulis; – Research of regional waste composition prognosis and planning model. Prognosis of waste structure and amount, strategic indicators planning and tracing system, Customer: UAB Algoritmų sistemos. Supervisosr: V. Davidavičienė; – Research of waste composition indicators. Prognosis of waste structure and amount, strategic indicators planning and tracing system Customer: UAB Algoritmų sistemos. Supervisosr: V. Davidavičienė.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – E-business and m-business planning and development; – Research of environment (public and private sectors); – Studies of traditional and internet marketing; – Public and private sector management; – E-government and information society development studies; – Knowledge management; – ICT influence on organizations and human life style;

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– Total quality management systems planning and development, performance analysis, design; – Innovative technology development; – Logistic systems organization and development; – Logistics, material flow management efficiency, resource planning; – Supply chain management; – Innovative technology development.

Other Activities Scientific cooperation and joint activities in education, training and scientific activities with V.  A.  Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences; Voronezh State University of Architecture and Construction; Technical University of Berlin, Germany; FONTYS University of Applied Sciences, Netherland; Engineering Consulting and Management Office, Germany; Moscow State University of Economics, Russian Federation; Povolzhskiy State University of Telecommunication & Informatic, Russian Federation; Siberian State University of Telecommunication & IT, Russian Federation; Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; University of Haifa, Israel; Ruppin Academic Center, Israel; National Mining University, Ukraine; Odessa State Economic University, Ukraine; Taurida National University, Ukraine; Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine; Ministry of Education and Science of Reg. Samara, Russian Federation; Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Crimea, Ukraine; Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Samara, Russian Federation; Ministry of Trade and Labor, Israel; Technion Alumni Association, Israel; UAB “DocLogix”; UAB “Telesoftas”; UAB TLV LAbs; UAB “Target Works”; UAB “Estina”; Viešoji įstaiga Baltijos pažangių technologijų institutas; UAB „Algoritmų sistemos“.

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Department of Economics and Management of Enterprises Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 73 Fax: +370 5 274 48 72 E-mail: vvfievk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Romualdas Ginevičius

Research Areas – Multi-criteria evaluation; – Organization theory; – Economics and management of enterprises; – Research of market concentration; – Diversification of enterprises activity; – Investments and innovations.

International Project Qualification, Innovation, Cooperation and Keybusiness for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR QUICK). Project duration: 2009 – 2012. Supervisor: R. Ginevičius.

Current Research Projects – Diversification research of Lithuanian enterprises activity. Supervisor: R. Ginevičius. – Evaluation of economic activity effectiveness of enterprises. Supervisor: R. Ginevičius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Analysis of enterprises diversification; – Quantitative evaluation of socio-economic systems; – Analysis of market concentration; – Evaluation of bankruptcy threat and preventions; – Evaluation of enterprises’ insolvency; – Analysis of causes affecting insolvency of enterprises; – Financial stabilization of enterprise; – Analysis of enterprise activity; – Development of business projects’ methodology; – Application of investments evaluation methods in construction companies; – Consultations on entrepreneurship; – Efficiency of enterprise cooperation.

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Other Activities – TEO LT, SC Group. – SC Biovela Group. – JSC Vilpra. – JSC Hidrostatyba. – SC Panevėžio statybos trestas. – Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. – JSC Megrame. – Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts. – Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists. – Lithuanian Builders Association.

Department of Finance Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 61 Fax: +370 5 274 48 61 E-mail: finansu.katedra@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Aleksandras Vytautas Rutkauskas The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Business Planning and Environment Economics (Head: Prof. Dr Habil. Aleksandras Vytautas Rutkauskas).

Research Areas – Research of accounting and auditing theory and methodology; – Financial system development; – Solutions of sustainability development management; – Competitive business development; – Evaluation of business projects and risk management; – Investment portfolio management; – Integrated business value and risk management; – The creation of country‘s effective investment system; – Economics problems solution of environment protection; – Projektion of information system of regional business risk.

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Current Research Projects – Integrated Business Value and Risk Management.Supervisor: A. V. Rutkauskas; – Non-Manufacturing Sector Project. Supervisor: R. Tamošiūnienė.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in making investment decisions; – Consultancy in competitive system business development; – Creation, development and implementation of regional business risk informative system; – Consultancy in preparation and evaluation of business projects; – Consultancy in preparation and management sustainability development projects; – Training courses in financial investing.

Other Activities Scientific cooperation with Vilnius University, Mykolo Romeris University, Klaipėda University, Kaunas University of Technology, Siauliai University, National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Belarusian National Technical University, University of Economics in Cracow, Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Technical University of Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Universita degli Studi di Foggia (Italy), Andhra University (India).

Department of International Economics and Business Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 78 Fax: +370 5 274 50 73 E-mail: vvftevk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Borisas Melnikas

Research Areas – International cooperation, innovations, technological progress in the context of knowledge economy creation and EU enlargement processes; – Transformation processes, peculiarities of the EU enlargement, development of integral economic and cultural space in Europe; – Elaboration of international cooperation in the context of generating knowledge economy and enhancing the progress of technologies; – Innovation activities, technology transfer and human resource management in the context of internationalization and EU enlargement processes; – High technologies sectors development in the context of the European integration processes.

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Current Research Project Innovations, high technologies and knowledge economy creation in the context of social and economic internationalization and EU enlargement processes.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in high technology sectors economics and management in the context of internationalization and EU enlargement processes; – Consultancy in human resource and international management; – Consultancy in innovation and marketing management; – Consultancy in public administration; – Training courses for business and public management specialists; – Consultancy in higher education management.

Other Activities Membership in international scientific organisations: the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe, International Academy of Management and Organisational Science, International Informatization Academy.

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Department of Law Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 69 E-mail: vvftk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Sigitas Mitkus

Research Areas – Legal environment of business; – Construction law; – Legal analysis of business disputes.

Current Research Project Research on legal analysis of conflict situations in business. Supervisor: S. Mitkus.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultation on legal issues; – Preparation of legal documentation; – Arbitration service.

Department of Social Economics and Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 75 E-mail: vvfsevk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Ilona Skačkauskienė

Research Areas – Researches of social  economic and social business; – Labour market development and modernization of work; – Development of knowledge, creativity (cultural), scientific and sustainable economic and management; – Researches of Public management efficiency  and projects.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Evaluation of reliability and efficiency of business entities activities; – Analysis end evaluation of business environment; – Corporate crisis management by restructuring and bankruptcy procedures; – Evaluation of efficiency of certain corporate management functions (marketing, strategic management, operation management, human resources management) and its rearrangement.

Other Activities Joint projects with Institute of Labor and Social Research in the field of human resource management. Collaboration with European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

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Faculty of Civil Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 40, +370 5 274 52 39 Fax: +370 5 274 50 16 E-mail: algirdas.juozapaitis@vgtu.lt Website: www.st.vgtu.lt

Dean: Assoc. Prof. Dr Algirdas Juozapaitis

Number of academic staff: 163 (incl. 24 Professors, 82 Associate Professors, 13 Lecturers, 34 Assistants, 2 Leading Researchers, a Senior Researcher, 3 Researchers and 4 Junior Researchers). Number of PhD students in 2011: 48. The Faculty of Civil Engineering was founded in 1970. It comprises 10 departments: Architectural Engineering, Bridges and Special Structures, Building Materials, Construction Economics and Property Management, Construction Technology and Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Labour Safety and Fire Protection, Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures, Steel and Timber Structures, Structural Mechanics. There are also research subdivisions: Innovatory Scientific Institute of Special Structures “Kompozitas”, Research Laboratory of Construction Technology and Management, Research Laboratory of Geotechnical Engineering.

Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 4. Membership in the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF), the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), the Association of European Civil Engineering Education and Training (EUCEET) and the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). The main R&D partners abroad: Warsaw University of Technology, Poznan University of Technology (Poland); Czech Technical University in Prague; Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany), International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Ghent University (Belgium), “Soletanche Bachy” (France), Vienna University of Technology (Austria).

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Department of Architectural Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 48, +370 5 274 52 49 E-mail: iarch@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Josifas Parasonis

Research Areas – Reliability of building structures, energy efficient residential buildings; – Intersection of engineering and architecture.

International Project Sustainable, energy efficient and resource saving residential buildings with consideration of unified procedures and adapted technologies, LONGLIFE, Baltic Sea Region 2007–2013 Programme. Coordinator in Lithuania: J. Parasonis. Project duration: 2009–2012.

Current Research Project Research in sustainable architectural and structural solutions. Supervisor: J. Parasonis.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Expertise in construction sections in building projects and structures; – Decision making building interiors; – Technical supervision of building process.

Other Activities Joint projects with International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), University College – Vitus Bering Denmark (VBD), Copenhagen Technical Academy, Panevėžio statybos trestas SC, PAROC Ltd., UAB SWECO LIETUVA, Vilniaus rentinys Ltd., HIDROSTATYBA Ltd.

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Department of Bridges and Special Structures Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 46, +370 5 274 52 47 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: bridge@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Gintaris Kaklauskas

Research Areas – Analysis of the current state of bridges from engineering and economic perspective: damages, failures, classification of sources and results; – Numerical simulation of the performance of bridges and special structures; – Serviceability models for reinforced concrete structures; – Development of physical models for reinforced concrete structures; – Analysis of reinforced concrete structures under high temperature load; – Geometrical non-linear analysis of steel structures; – Analysis of the EU specifications and the national regulation system including the documents of the EU, international organisations (CEN) and national regulations.

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International Project Programme COST TU0905, project “Structural Glass - Novel design methods and next generation products”. Supervisor: G. Kaklauskas. Project duration: 2009–2013.

Current Research Project National project “Development of unified approach for modelling of reinforcement and concrete interaction”. Supervisor: G. Kaklauskas. Project duration: 2010–2011.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in the design, monitoring and maintenance of bridges and special structures; – Development of projects concerned with bridges and special structures; – Inspection and testing of bridges and special structures; – Expertise of projects of bridges and special structures; – Courses in the field of design, testing, repair, monitoring, inspection of bridges and special structures.

Other Activities Partnership with Vienna University of Technology (Austria); Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft and Kultur Leipzig (Germany); Technische Universität Dresden (Germany); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); Lithuanian Road Administration; Joint-stock company “Tiltų ekpsertų centras”; Joint-stock company “Kelprojektas”

Department of Building Materials Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 18, +370 5 274 52 19 E-mail: stsm@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gintautas Skripkiūnas

Research Areas – Theoretical and practical aspects of conglomerate formation; – Theoretical questions on destruction of laminated construction composites; – New construction-thermal insulation and thermoisolation composites from splint and local raw materials; – Application of technogenic raw materials in building products; – Theoretical and practical problems concerning building product exploitation, frost resistance and durability; – Investigation properties of modern materials with multifunctional application.

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Current Research Project Development, investigation and application of building composite materials in the context of sustainable development. Supervisor: G. Skripkiūnas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Development of new composite materials and technologies while applying local raw materials, technogenic and usage wastes; – Determination of standard, special quality parameters of building materials and products, and their durability prediction; theoretical and experimental aspects for improvement of these parameters; – Theoretical reasoning and experimental testing of laminated wall materials to ensure resistance of outer layers due to temperature-moisture deformations and loads; – Consultations on selection of building materials, compatibility of quality and durability; – Expertise on arguable application of building materials and products in constructions; – Quality related issues on building materials and products.

Other Activities Research in cooperation with Institute of Thermal Insulation with the range of interests in the following themes: – Destruction kinetics of ceramic and other isotropic structure materials under operation conditions; – Interdependence of components of compound binder with aggregates and their influence on properties of fire-proof concrete. Cooperation with Laboratory of Building Materials in qualifying PhD students at the department and institute of Thermal Insulation; Participation in Technical Committees of Lithuanian Standards Board: TK-19 “Concrete and reinforced concrete”, TK-23 “Ceramics”, TK-25 “Binder materials and silicate ware” and TK-26 “Thermoisolation materials”.

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Special Facilities – Electromagnetic sieve shaker 15-D0409; – Programmable drying stoves SNOL 200/200, SNOL 58/350; – Programmable burning stove SNOL 30/1300; – Hidraulic press П-10, П-125; – pH meter EL–20 Kit; – Conductivity EL–30 Kit; – Blaine Air Permeability Aparatus ME 010-10; – Air Entrainment Meter; – Mortar Mixers.

Department of Construction Economics and Property Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 34, +370 5 274 52 35 E-mail: property@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Artūras Kaklauskas

Research Areas – Multiple criteria decision support systems in construction; – Quality management in projects; – Construction economics; – Modelling and forecasting of construction industry, housing and real estate sectors; – Sustainable construction; – Innovation management; – Intelligent and internet technologies; – Electronic commerce; – Facilities management; – Electronic city; – Real estate valuation; – Biometrical technologies; – E–learning; – Intelligent tutoring system; – Real estate management;

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– Intelligent libraries; – Computer learning systems.

International Projects – Promotion of the Passive House Concept to the North European Building Market (NORTHPASS). Supervisor: A. Kaklauskas. Project duration: 2009–2012; – Master and Post Graduate education and training in multidisciplinary teams implementing EPBD and beyond (IDES-EDU). Supervisor: A. Kaklauskas. Project duration: 2010–2013; – NordForsk Researcher Network. Visions of Residential Futures: Housing in Transformation (VISURF). Suprevisor: N. Lepkova. Project duration 2008–2011. – Sustainable, energy efficient and resource saving residential buildings with consideration of unified procedures and adapted technologies, LONGLIFE, Baltic Sea Region Programme. Supervisors: J. Parasonis, N. Lepkova. Project duration: 2009–2012.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Real estate valuation and management, facility management, construction economics; – Consultancy in distance learning development; – Consultancy in intelligent and internet technologies development in construction and real estate; – Distance learning entrepreneurial teaching and training.

Other Activities Membership in international scientific organisations: CIB, EDEN, ERES; Cooperation with Lithuanian Construction Assotiation, Infobalt, Aalborg University (Denmark), University Bonn (Germany), TFH Berlin (Germany), Metropolia University of Helsinki (Finland), Napier University of Edinburgh (The UK), University of Salford (The UK), Lund University (Sweden), Tallin University of Technology (Estonia), University of Tuscia (Italy), Kadir Haz University (Turkey).

Department of Construction Technology and Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 32, +370 5 274 52 33 E-mail: stv@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas The department comprises the Laboratory of Construction Technology and Management (Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ustinovičius).

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Research Areas – Multicriteria decision support systems in construction; – Overall quality control of projects; – Modelling and prediction of development of construction areas, housing and real estate sectors; – Energy reliability in constructions; – Building systems and prediction of their development in the future. Energy input economy and alternative energy; – Efficiency of investment in constructions; – Construction and repair of roofs.

International Projects EC project “Sustainable Zero Carbon ECO-Town Developments Improving Quality of Life across EU”. Supervisor: T. Vilutienė. Project duration: 2010–2015. PERFECTION. Performance indicators for health, comfort and safety of the indoor environment. Supervisor: V. Šarka. Project duration: 2010–2011.

Current Research Projects – Application of operational research methods for construction and real estate valuation. Supervisor: E. K. Zavadskas. – Web-based decision support in economy, business and management. Supervisor: E. K. Zavadskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Development of construction management projects; – Development of distance learning modern technology programmes for construction technology and management; – Development of rules and recommendations for construction technological projects; – Development of visual promotional material for companies; – Consultancy in construction and renovation of commercial, industrial and residential buildings; – Consultancy in exterior and interior finish; – Consultancy in construction of monolithic buildings; – Consultancy in roof erection and reconstruction, expert examination; – Consultancy in design of individual dwelling-houses.

Special Facilities Infrared camera IR-Flexcam Pro for thermographic research.

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Department of Geotechnical Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 20 Fax: +370 5274 52 22 E-mail: geot@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Arnoldas Norkus

Research Areas – Application of numerical methods for calculation of soil-structure interaction (programmes PLAXIS, Cosmos); – Efficient foundations. Recommendations for construction of this type of foundations in Lithuania; – Geotechnical testing of soils in triaxial test apparatus and probabilistic assessment of results; – Analysis of deformation of heavy buildings on spread foundation and ways of improving the design of this type of foundations; – Analysis of international and European standards in geotechnics and development of analogous Lithuanian standards; – Development of pile foundation technologies with maximum use of geological conditions; – Identification of soil profiles and determination of soil properties by drilling and sampling, cone penetration tests CPT and dynamic penetration tests DPT; – Determination of bearing capacity of pile foundations; – Investigation of the reasons of foundation cracking and footing deformation; projects for footing and foundation reinforcement; – New methods for calculation of the bearing capacity of foundation; – Modeling of soil mechanical properties via particle method techniques.

Current Research Project Innovative methods for analysis and modelling of geotechnical structures. Supervisor: A. Norkus.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Deformation analysis of raft foundations in high-rise buildings, recommendations for improvement of the foundations; – Rational foundations: recommendations for application of such foundations in Lithuania; – Application of numerical methods for analysis of interaction between soil and structure (PLAXIS, Cosmos); – Geotechnical testing of soils in traxial tests apparatus and probabilistic assessment of results; – Soil geotechnical investigations; – Analysis and application of international (ISO) and European (EN) standards; – Reconstruction and improvement of foundations; – Areal engineering geology; – Geotextile application in geotechnical engineering; – Geotechnical analysis;

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– Consultancy on geotechnical subjects; – Expertise of foundation project, foundation and base; – Planning of foundation; – Pile integrity testing; – Soil stabilometry testing; – Application of geophysical methods for primary evaluation of soil basement.

Other Activities Editorial board of scientific journals “Enginering Structures and Technolgies”, and “Jornal of Civil Engineering and Managaement”. Contact person A. Norkus. External exper of European project “DeregDikes”. Contact person A. Norkus. International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Contact persons: department staff. Collaboration with universities: Vienna University of Technology, Munich Technical University, Gdansk Technical University, Brno University of Technology, Vilnius University. Collaboration with national companies: “PST”, “Hidrostatyba”, “Panevezio keliai”, “Statranga”, “Vilniaus rentinys”, “Projektana”, “Geostatyba”, “Consena”.

Special Facilities – Drilling equipment for geotechnical investigations in situ; – Pagani cone penetration test equipment (150 KN); – Equipment for foundation testing in situ (2000 kN); – GEOKON in situ equipment for measurement of soil stress, displacement, force measurement, pore pressure measurement with automatic processing and storing system; Pile integrity equipment; Pile basement analyser; – Equipment for testing and analysing of soil basement via geophysical methods; – Wille and GDS equipment for evaluation of physical and mechanical properties (triaxial testing incl large samples and dynamic loading; oedometer, direct shear testing, other); – The light drop - weight tester; – Equipment for investigation of soil microstructures; – Laboratory foundation testing system (6 x 7 x 6 m depth testing volume), 600 kN axial and per 200 kN lateral loading.

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Department of Labour Safety and Fire Protection Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 38 Fax: +370 5 274 52 37 E-mail: dgsk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Ritoldas Šukys

Research Areas – Analysis of fire safety professional problems; – Design of structures for accidental and abnormal situations; – Application of decision-making tools for the assurance of fire safety and prevention from industrial accidents; – The application of ergonomics concepts, methods and techniques for improving work system efficiency; – The application of risk analysis methods in the structural and fire engineering.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Accidents at work and their expertise; – Projects for legal documents of occupational safety and health at work; – Measures for improving working conditions and their implementation; – Consultancy in application of ergonomics in construction industry; – Consultancy in risk observation; – Training courses: „Ergonomic risks factors assessment”, „Psychosocial risk factors assessment”; – Consultancy on occupational safety and health at work; – Fire prevention analysis.

Other Activities – Cooperation with the Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) (Poland); – Representation of Lithuania in the European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (ETPIS); – Launching Lithuanian National Technology Platform on Industrial Safety.

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Department of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 52 24, +370 5 274 52 25 Fax: +370 5 274 52 25 E-mail: gelz@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Juozas Valivonis

Research Areas – Development of modern structural building materials and determination of their physical, mechanical and design characteristics; – Development, investigation and design of energy-efficient structures, including composites and structures with thermal insulating interlayer; – Non-linear mechanics of reinforced concrete and material failure; – Laminated and composite structures, methods of their development, research and calculation; – Reinforced concrete mechanics and automated design of structures; – Reliability of civil engineering structures; – Investigation of new building materials and structures including the investigation and testing of buildings, bridges, their technical state, design proposals and recommendations for their strengthening and reconstruction; – Creation of normative documents regulating constructions in Lithuania.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Determining of physical–mechanical properties of building materials; – Investigation and assessment of technical state of load-bearing masonry and reinforced concrete structures of buildings; – Automated design of load-bearing structures of construction works; – Design and creation of masonry and reinforced concrete structures from small size elements (various small blocks, light beams etc.) and layered structures for buildings; – Creation, investigation and design of low energy consumptive structures inclusive and creation and investigation of composite building products and structures with thermal insulating inserts; – Reconstruction and repair of masonry and reinforced concrete construction works; – Behavior of building materials and structures under the action of high temperatures; – Enhancement of protection of structures against corrosion actions and increase in durability; – Adjustment of Eurocodes for Lithuania, preparation of standards and other technical documentation.

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Other Activities A manual for structural design professionals “Calculation of actions and effects on structures according to Eurocodes (Lithuanian national adaptation)” Cooperation with: MIDAS IT Inc. Seoul, Republic of Korea; Nemetschek Gnbh., Munich, Germany; SolidWorks Corp., Concorde, Massachusetts, the USA; Brno university of technology, Czech Republic; Stock company „Vilnius Plant of Reinforced Concrete Construction No. 3“; „Markučiai“ Ltd; „IN RE“ Ltd.; „Denia Solutions“ Ltd.

Special Facilities – Universal automated test bed (2000 kN) for mechanical tests with static and dynamic multi-cycle loads of full scale building structures (up to 15 m in length); – Dynamic servohydraulic universal testing machine LFV600-HH (±600 kN) with equipment for measuring specimen deformations; – Static hydraulic testing machine D2000 (2000 kN); – Static hydraulic universal testing machine LFV5000 (5000 kN) with equipment for measuring specimen deformations; – Static electromechanical universal testing machine LFM100 (±100 kN) with equipment for measuring specimen deformations; – Universal system for measuring and transmitting of physical values PCS8000 with sensors; – Universal measuring instruments ALMEMO – 5590 and ALMEMO – 5290 with sensors; – Universal digital testing and control system NS-PA3P-DIG 2000 with static hydraulic testing machines: compression testing machine P-10, compression testing machine P-125, universal testing machine UMM-200, universal testing machine R-10; – Static hydraulic testing machine PR-500 (5000 kN), 2 pcs; – Static hydraulic testing machine PR-1000 (10000 kN); – Press for long – time compression GN-100 (1000 kN), 6 pcs; – Press for long – time compression GN-30 (300 kN), 6 pcs; – Testing machine for long – time bending LN-20 (200 kN), 5 pcs; – Laboratory high temperature chamber furnace EK50/120; – Universal measuring instruments ALMEMO-5590 and ALMEMO–5290 with sensors; – Climatic test chamber KSK-12,5; – Climatic test chamber Feutron 3603/01; – Stable environment test room for long – time testing, 2 pcs; – Laboratory concrete mixer HPGM 1125; – Universal mould table with Push-Buton Magnets system; – Hydraulic system for the prestressing of reinforcement.

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Department of Steel and Timber Structures Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5274 52 27, +370 5274 52 28, +370 5 274 52 29 Fax: +370 5 237 05 69 E-mail: steel@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Antanas Šapalas

Research Areas – Development of analysis and design of non-linear deformed steel framed structures; – Investigation of technical, technological and economical dimensions of innovative development, analysis, design and application of composite, steel and timber structures and projects; – Adaptation and application of software in structural simulation and design.

Current Research Project Development and Investigation of Advanced Eco-Effective and Sustainable Building Structures and their Technologies (qualifying research). Supervisor: A. K. Kvedaras.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Expertise in structural projects and their implementation; – Preparation of rational recommendations for the design in steel, timber and composite structural engineering; – Investigation of composite steel-concrete and timber-concrete structures and structural glass members; – Problems of maintenance and design of steel towers, masts and chimneys; – Investigation of behaviour of steel structure connections and development of methods for their design; – Investigation of effects of imperfections of steel tanks on their reliable maintenance; – Investigation of fire resistance of steel and composite steel-concrete structures.

Other Activities Corporate Member of Steel Construction Institute (Great Britain); Member of Lithuanian Standardization Committees. LST TK 38 Building constructions and LST TK Timber; Cooperation with Foreign Universities: Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Universität der Bundeswehr München, TU Drasden and Bauhaus Universitдt Weimar (Germany), Seinдjoki University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University School of Science and Technology (Finland), Porto Technical University Portugal), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL (Switzerland), Riga Technical University and Institute of Polymer Mechanics of Latvia University (Latvia), Surrey University (Greaty Britain), Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Miscolc University (Hungary), Tallinn Technical University (Estonia), Czech University of Technology in Prague, Ghent

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University (Belgium), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Donbass National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Makeevka, Ukraine); Cooperation with Industry units: GLASSBAL Baltic UAB (Klaipėda), Radio and Television Centre of Lithuania, OMNITEL, STATICUS UAB, The Bjorhovde Group (USA), ArcelorMittal Esch (Luxembourg), UAB Metalistas LT (Panevezys), AB Jūrės medis, UAB Arginta, UAB INRE, UAB Matrix Frame, UAB Statybų Lyga, UAB Leovira; Active membership in IABSE, ASCCS, IStructE, Tall Building Association, COST Committee of Structural Glass.

Special Facilities – Materials and steel, timber or plastic elements testing machine Tinius Olsen H75KS; – Automatic strain gauges and other measurement devises (dynamometers, deformation tranduser) reading equipment AHLBORN Almemo 5990-2 with 20 channels for strain gauges and 40 channels for other devises.

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Department of Structural Mechanics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: + 370 5 274 52 15, +370 5 274 52 17 Fax: + 370 5 274 50 16 E-mail: stkm@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Juozas Atkočiūnas

Research Areas – Theory and methods of optimization of inelastic structures; – Optimal shakedown design of inelastic structures; – Geometrical nonlinear analysis of elastic-plastic structures; – Application of mathematical programming in engineering plasticity.

International Project Intelligent energy – Europe (IEE) programme “Promotion of the very low-energy house concept to the North Europe building market” (NorthPass). Duration 2009–2012. Head of the project – prof. A. Kaklauskas. Member – prof. R. Karkauskas.

Current Research Projects – Optimal design of engineering structures: coupling of mathematical models and computer technologies. Supervisor: J. Atkočiūnas. – MATLAB implementation in optimal design of elastic-plastic steel structures. Supervisor: V. Jankovski.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Numerical analysis of strength and stability of structures subjected by static and dynamic load; – Research based recommendations in design in civil engineering.

Other Activities Cooperation with Weimar Bauhaus University, Institute of Structural Mechanics (Germany). Individual membership in EUROMECH (European Mechanics Society) EM 01846 since 1999 (J. Atkočiūnas). Membership in BALTECH Consortium (Baltic region technical universities), Board member: L. Rimkus. Optimal project of steel structures

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Innovatory Scientific Institute of Special Structures “Kompozitas” Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 5230, +370 5 274 52 28, Fax: +370 5 237 05 69 E-mail: kmi@vgtu.lt

Director Prof. Dr Habil. Audronis Kazimieras Kvedaras

Research Areas – Design of building parts, partial expertise of building projects, structural and telecommunication expertise of residential buildings, industrial, power structures, public buildings, hydraulic engineering structures, communication, engineering systems; – Experimental design of composite, steel and timber structures and implementation of the projects; – Determining service life of the framework in exploited buildings and development of reconstruction and renovation projects; – Investigation of fire resistance of composite, steel and timber structures.

International Project Project MACS+ of Research Fund for Coal and Steel „Membrane action in fire design of composite slab with solid and cellular steel beams – valorisation“. Supervisor: A. K. Kvedaras. Project duration: 2011–2012.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Expertise in structural projects and their implementation; – Professional recommendations on the design in civil engineering; – Development of applicable software for new technique and modern technology, suitable for the Lithuanian conditions; – Investigation of durability of buildings and load lifting machinery in maintenance and preparation of recommendations, development of projects for their reconstruction and refurbishment; – Experimental design, detailing and realisation of developed design documentation.

Other Activities Membership in Steel Construction Institute (SCI – England) since 1992.

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Faculty of Creative Industries Address Pylimo str.26/ Trakų str. 1, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 237 06 36 Fax: +370 5 269 86 95 E-mail: kif@vgtu.lt Website: www.ki.vgtu.lt

Dean Prof. Dr Habil. Povilas Tamošauskas

Academic staff is 74 (incl. 6 Professors, 15 Associate Professors, 34 Lecturers, 18 Assistants and a Junior Researcher). The Faculty of Creative Industries was established on 1 February 2012, on the base of the Institute of Humanities, which was founded in 2003. The Faculty comprises 6 departments: Creative Entrepreneurship and Communication, The Faculty of Creative

Technologies, Philosophy and Political Theory, Physical Training, Lithuanian Language, Foreign Languages. Other structural subdivisions of the Institute include: Centre for Aesthetic Education, Sports and Tourism Club “Inžinerija”. International conferences: “Visuality 2011: Interconnections of Creativity and Image”, 8–9 April, 2011; “Phenomenological Perspectives on Cultural Change and Environmental Challenges”, 23–26 September, 2011. The main R&D partners abroad: Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences; Bialystok Technical University (PB) (Poland); The European Humanities University (EHU), Belarusian State University (BSU), Belarusian State Technological University (BSTU),Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG) (Belarus).

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Department of Creative Entrepreneurship and Communication Address Trakų g.1. 203kab, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 237 06 94, +370 5 237 06 93 E-mail: hikv@vgtu.lt Website: www.kvkk.ki.vgtu.lt/

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Jūratė Černevičiūtė

Research Areas – Mass communication research; – Public spaces communication and creative communication tactics; – Creative industries influence on consumer culture; – Scientific and artistic research methodologies; – Creative industries and copyright law protection; – Digital creation distribution business models.

Services and Consultancy Provided – Review of scientific research (articles, doctoral theses, studies, etc.) in the area of humanities and social sciences; – Creative industries mapping; – Creative industries research methodology consultancy.

Other Activities – Editorial staff member of the journal “Coactivity: Philosophy, Communications” (Assoc. Prof.  Dr J. Černevičiūtė); – Editorial staff member of the journal “Groups-and-Environments” (Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Černevičiūtė).

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Department of Foreign Languages Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 64, +370 5 274 48 65 E-mail: ukk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Ernesta Račienė

Research Areas – Borrowed, international and Lithuanian terms. Theoretical analysis of the borrowed and international terms; – Lithuanian correspondences to foreign (English, German, French) terms denoting objects, processes and actions.

Current Research Projects Borrowed, international and Lithuanian terms. Comparative analysis of lexical and semantic structure of foreign (English, German, French) terms and Lithuanian adequacies. Supervisor: L. A. Kitkauskienė; Loaned terminology in the fields of building, business and management, informaties, engineering, etc. Supervisor: L. A. Kitkauskienė.

Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in foreign language issues; – Consultancy in editing papers for publishing; – Assisting in translation; – Elaborating language teaching projects.

Other Activities Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Coactivity: Philology, Educology” (Assoc. Prof. Dr L. A. Kitkauskienė).

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Department of Lithuanian Language Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 71, +370 5 274 48 70 E-mail: lkk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Angelė Kaulakienė

Research Areas Development of national and borrowed terms in globalization conditions.

Services and Consultancy Provided – Consulting the academic staff of the university in special purpose terms; – Asserting the standards prepared by the Lithuanian Department of Standardisation; – Consulting the authors of dictionaries on the specific terms.

Other Activities – Cooperation with: Institute of the Lithuanian Language; Institute of Mathematics and Informatics; Lithuanian Standards Board; State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. – Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Coactivity: Philology, Educology” Terminologija, Kalbos kultūra (Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Kaulakienė).

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Department of Philosophy and Political Theory Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 67, +370 5 274 48 66 Fax: +370 5 274 48 66 E-mail: politologija@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Tomas Kačerauskas

Research Areas – Phenomenology of Culture; – Theories of Communication and Hermeneutics; – Aesthetics; – Cultural and Entertainment Industries; – Business Ethics; – Sociology of Culture; – Psychology of Creation; – Political Philosophy; – Philosophy of Technology; – Sociology of Education.

International Project Remaking eastern borders in Europe: a network exploring social, moral and material relocations of Europe’s eastern peripheries (COST IS0803). Supervisor: T. Kačerauskas. Project duration: 2009–2012.

Current Research Project Creative communications and media culture interaction. Images and identities in media culture. Supervisor: A. Juzefovič.

Services and Consultancy Provided – Review of scientific research (articles, doctoral theses, studies, etc.) in the area of humanities and social sciences; – Consultancy in philosophy, sociology, business ethics and education.

Other Activities The scientific journal “Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication”. Editor in Chief. prof. dr. T. Kačerauskas; The scientific journal “Limes: borderland studies”. Editor in Chief. prof. dr. T. Kačerauskas

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Department of Physical Training Address Saulėtekio al. 28, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 237 06 39 Fax: +370 5 269 86 95 E-mail: vvfkkk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Povilas Tamošauskas

Research Areas – Pedagogics of sports; – Sociology of sports.

Current Research Project Physical development, abilities and functional capacity of students. Supervisor: S. Dadelo.

Services and Consultancy Provided – Research on human physical activity of varied age; – Outlining programmes on adults’ physical activity; – Testing human physical and functional state of different age; – Consulting on the optimization of physical strain.

Other Activities Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Coactivity: Phylology, Educology” (Assoc. Prof. Dr P. Tamošauskas).

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Faculty of Electronics Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 53 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: dekanatas@el.vgtu.lt Website: www.el.vgtu.lt

Dean Prof. Dr Habil. Roma Rinkevičienė

Number of academic staff: 95 (incl. 16 Professors, 49 Associate Professors, 5 Lecturers, 22 Assistants, a Leading Researcher, a Researcher and a Junior Researcher). Number of PhD students in 2011: 29. The Faculty of Electronics was established in 1961. At present it comprises 5 departments: Automation, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems, Computer Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering. The Faculty comprises the following research subdivisions: Telecommunications Research Centre and Research Laboratory of High-Magnetic Fields.

International Conferences: Sections of 15th International Conference Electronics 2011: High Frequency Technology, Microwaves; Microelectronics; System Engineering, Computer Technology; Telecommunication Engineering, 17–19 May 2011.

Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 5. The main R&D partners abroad: Karlsruhe Technical University (Germany), Linkopings University (Sweden), Technical University of Denmark, Bialystok Technical University (Poland), Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology, Finland), et al.

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Department of Automation Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 63 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: automatika@el.vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Zita Savickienė

Research Areas – Optimisation of mechatronic systems; – Investigation of linear and rotational mechatronic systems and their elements.

Projects supported by the European Structural Funds – General Programming Document 2.2 “Human resource development”. Project “Substantial Renewal of Bachelor Study Programs of Faculty of Electronics VGTU”. Supervisor at VGTU: V. Urbanavičius. Project duration: 2010–2012; – General Programming Document 2.2 “Human resource development”. Project “The creation of the students practices organization system in the sector of Lithuanian electric engineering companies”. Coordinator of project: “NETA”. Expert researchers at VGTU – B. Karaliūnas, E. Matkevičius, R. Rinkevičienė. Project duration: 2010–2012; – National program of mechatronics. Project “Development of science and study branches related to mechatronics”. Supervisor at VGTU: R. Rinkevičienė. Project duration: 2010–2013; – National program of mechatronics. Project “Perfection of mechatronics related engineering specialists training, improvement of tutor qualification, stimulation of student mobility and inter-institutional cooperation”. Supervisor at VGTU: R. Rinkevičienė. Project duration: 2010–2013.

Current Research Projects – Optimisation of mechatronic systems. Supervisor: B. Karaliūnas; – Investigation of mechatronic systems and their actuators. Supervisor: R. Rinkevičienė.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in management of sale tenders in electrical engineering; – Refreshing courses in the area of electrical engineering; – Refreshing courses for electricians; – Course “Pneumatic Elements and Systems” for industry specialists.

Other Activities Cooperation with the National Association of Electrical Engineering Business – NETA (Vilnius); “Aedilis” Ltd, “Eldes“ Ltd, „Elektrifikacijos paslaugos“ Ltd.

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Department of Computer Engineering Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 67 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: kompiuteriu.inzinerija@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr. Algirdas Baškys

Research Areas – Simulation of high-speed integrated circuits; – Embedded systems and converters and algorithms for the control of AC induction motors and alternative energy sources; – Modelling of self-formation processes for technologies of integrated circuits; – Investigation of safety of computer systems.

Project supported by the European Structural Funds General Programming Document 2.2 “Human resource development”. Project “Substantial Renewal of Bachelor Study Programs of Faculty of Electronics VGTU”. Supervisor at VGTU: V. Urbanavičius. Project duration: 2010–2012.

Current Research Projects Development and investigation of control algorithm and controller for advanced water supply systems. Supervisor: A. Baškys, contracting authority: JSC “Tamona”, duration: 2011–2012; Development of magnetic field meter for electric power systems. Supervisor at VGTU: J. Novickij, High-tech development programme project financed by the Lithuanian Innovation Funding Agency, duration: 2011–2013;

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Design of Nanoelectronic Systems. Supervisor: R. Navickas; Investigation of Safety of Computer Systems. Supervisor: J. Skudutis; Investigation and development of electronic electric power converters. Supervisor: A. Baškys.

Engineering Service and Consultancy Provided – Expertise projects in nanotechnology and electronics; – Printed circuit board design; – Consultancy and service in computer network security; – Consultancy and service in the field of embedded systems and frequency converters used for the control of the AC induction motors.

Other Activities – Centre of the competence in nanoelectronics. Coordinator: R. Navickas; – Cooperation with: Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, “Lime Microsystems” Ltd., “Lifoda” Ltd., JSC “Tamona”.

Special Facilities – Development boards for the design of embedded systems based on the various Microcontrollers, DSP and FPGA; – Experimental base for development and investigation of electronic equipments; – Printed circuit board milling plotter.

Department of Electrical Engineering Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 61 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: elektrotechnika@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Vygaudas Kvedaras

Research Areas – Developing of theory of electromagnetic parameter measurement of materials used in electrical engineering; – Developing of automated systems for dynamic parameter measurement of logic IC and DAC.

Current Research Project Creation and research on new electronic components and methods of measurement. Supervisor: V. Kvedaras.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Design of DAC settling time measurement testers; – Design of strain monitoring systems.

Other Activities Cooperation with Semiconductor Physics Institute (Vilnius), Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences.

Department of Electronic Systems Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 66 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: e.sistemos@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Romanas Martavičius

Research Areas – Development and optimization of electrical and electronic devices. Analysis of electromagnetic fields and electrodynamic devices; – Development, application and analysis of IT systems and modelling of physical processes; – Development of the innovative methods for machine vision systems.

Project supported by the European Structural Funds General Programming Document 2.2 “Human resource development”. Project “Substantial Renewal of Bachelor Study Programs of Faculty of Electronics VGTU”. Supervisor at VGTU: V. Urbanavičius. Project duration: 2010–2012.

Current Research Projects – Investigation and analysis of the right heart ventricle. Supervisor: A. Ušinskas; – Application of numerical methods for modelling and researches of the electrodynamic devices and the electromagnetic phenomena. Supervisors: V. Urbanavičius; – Improvement of image processing technologies. Supervisor: R. Martavičius; – Investigation of computational intelligence technologies for signal processing. Supervisor: D. Navakauskas; – Modelling and investigation of the microstrip structures using FDTD method. Supervisor: V. Urbanavičius.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Converting the images created by medical diagnostic devices in other widely used formats; – Design of slow-wave structures for delay lines and electronic devices; – Creation of the software for search of objects in images; – Creation and training of neural networks; – Analysis of electromagnetic fields, using numerical methods; – Digital audio and video signal processing; – Analysis, processing, recognition and visualization of digital images; – Principles, methods and application of digital TV; – Computerised electronic systems and IT methods.

Other Activities Cooperation with Semiconductor Physics Institute (Vilnius), „Geozondas“ Ltd., „Geola Digital“ Ltd.

Special Facilities – Tobii T120 Eye Tracker; – Virtex4 Based ASIC Prototyping Engine DN8000K10PSX; – InFocus®DepthQ® 3D Video Projector. Together with nVidia Quadro FX3700 and Shutter Glasses; – XtremeDSP Video Starter Kit – Spartan-3A DSP Edition; – Virtex-4 ML402 SX XtremeDSP Evaluation Platform; – Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit; – Sumix SMX-12A2C color 2.1 megapixel CMOS camera with the Gigabit Ethernet interface and Full HD 1080/60p resolution (1920 x 1080), designed for industrial and cinematography applications; – MicroMag 3-Axis Magnetometer; – Evaluation board STEVAL-MKI013V1 of the low-power 3-axis linear accelerometer LIS302DL with digital output; – Development and education boards DE1 and DE2 for learning about digital logic, computer organization, and FPGAs; – The evaluation boards STM3210E-EVAL and STM3210C-EVAL for a complete development platform for ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller; – Evaluation board Keil MCB2300 for introducing ARM7 microcontroller generation; – Evaluation board Freescale M9328MXLLITEKIT for introducing ARM9 microcontroller generation.

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Department of Telecommunication Engineering Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 49 77 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: telekomunikacija@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Algimantas Kajackas

Research Areas – Research on electromagnetic dynamics in telecommunication networks; – Development and investigation of protocol models used in adaptive WLAN; – Development of criteria of estimation and estimation techniques of service quality for future telecommunication networks.

International project Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio – TERRA. Supervisor: A. Medeišis. Project duration 2010–2014.

Project supported by the European Structural Funds General Programming Document 2.2 “Human resource development”. Project “Substantial Renewal of Bachelor Study Programs of Faculty of Electronics VGTU”. Supervisor at VGTU: V. Urbanavičius. Project duration: 2010–2012.

Current Research Projects – Research on dynamics of electromagnetic situation due to development of telecommunication networks. Supervisor: R. Pocius; – Modelling of electromagnetic field created by radio transmitters of mobile cellular systems. Supervisor: R. Pocius; – Development of estimation criteria and techniques regarding service quality for future telecommunication networks. Supervisor: A. Kajackas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in creation of telecommunication and information networks; – Consultancy in preparation of contract based telecommunication projects; – Providing training courses on “Telecommunications for business: requirements, means, opportunities” and “Technologies of modern radio communication” for industry professionals.

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Special Facilities BK precision spectrum analyzer 2650.

Research Laboratory of High-magnetic Fields Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT- 03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 62 Fax : +370 5 275 95 01 E-mail: jurij.novickij@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Jurij Novickij The laboratory was founded in 2001.

Research Areas – Generation and application of high magnetic field; – Material science in pulsed magnetic fields.

Current Research Projects – Project MAGEPS No. 31V –149 supported by Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) High-Tech Development Programme. Supervisor: J. Novickij; – High power pulses generation and applications. Supervisor: J. Novickij.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Design of high magnetic field generators and sensors; – Application of pulsed magnetic fields in physics, medicine, technological sciences.

Other Activities Membership in International Society on Pulsed Power App lications (ISP) and IEEE.

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Telecommunications Research Centre Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 49 77 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: tmc@el.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Algimantas Kajackas

Research Area Scientific research and experimental works in the field of telecommunication technologies and their application.

International Project Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WINEMO). COST IC0906. Supervisor: A. Kajackas. Project duration: 2010–2014.

Current Research Project Individual system for estimation of quality of telecommunication services. Supervisor: A. Kajackas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Organizing of analytical studies of new technologies in the field of telecommunications; – Training courses for organization and implementation skills, workshops for experts and professionals; – Consulting in project applications for enterprise telecommunication networks – development, optimization and implementation; – Expertise in telecommunication networks; – Design and installation of local networks of radio communication; – Measurements in radio radiation.

Other Activities Collaboration with companies “Omnitel” Ltd., “Teltonika” Ltd.

Special Facilities – The quality of mobile communication meter: TEMS pocket professional 6.0.1; – I/O cards: NI PCI-6251 M series DAQ; – Spectrum analizer: Spectran HF-2025E; – Electromagnetic field radiation meter: Wandel & Gotermann EMR-300 EMR-300; (isotropic probe up to 3GHz); – Software radio system evaluation modules USRP2; (daughterboards to 0 – 30 MHz, 50 – 2000 MHz, 2,4 – 5,6 GHz frequencies); – Texas Instruments evaluation modules: TMDSEVM3530, TMDXEVM3503, TMDXEVM3517, TMDSEVM6446-OE, TMDSK6713 DSP.

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Faculty of Environmental Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 29, +370 5 274 47 27 Fax: +370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: apf@vgtu.lt Website: www.ap.vgtu.lt/en

Dean Prof. Dr Donatas Čygas

Number of academic staff: 152 (incl. 21 Professors, 65 Associate Professors, 15 Lecturers, 38 Assistants, 3 Leading Researchers, 2 Senior Researchers, 3 Researchers and 5 Junior Researchers). Number of PhD students in 2011: 41. International conference: 8th International Conference “Environmental Engineering”, 19–20 May, 2011. Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 10. The history of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering traces to the year of 1968, when the Faculty of Urban Engineering in Vilnius subdivision of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) was established. Since 1995 the Faculty has been called the Faculty of Environmental Engineering. It comprises 7  departments: Building Energetics, Environment Protection, Geodesy and Cadastre, Hydraulics, Roads, Urban Engineering, Water Management. The Faculty comprises the following research subdivisions: Research Institute of Environment Protection, Research Institute of Geodesy, Road Research Institute, Research Laboratory of Environment Protection and Labour Safety (accredited), Research Laboratory of Calibration (accredited) and Laboratory of Roads Research (accredited). Training courses provided on environmental engineering, civil engineering, power engineering and measurement engineering. The main R&D partners abroad: Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (Russia), Belarus National Technical University (Belarus), Aalborg University (Denmark), Bologna University (Italy), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Austria), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Gjovik University College (Norway), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden), Austrian Mobility Research Centre (Austria), Technical University of Ostrava (Czechia), Universita Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), Szechenyi Istvan University (Hungary), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

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Department of Building Energetics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 18, +370 5 274 47 17 Fax: +370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: pek@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Vytautas Martinaitis

Research Areas – Investigation of rational combinations of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling purposes under the Lithuanian climatic conditions; – Search for efficient energy use in the building engineering systems and equipment (from existing to zero energy and other low energy use buildings); – Integrated thermodynamical (exergy) efficiency and life cycle modeling and evaluation of buildings heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting systems; – Simulation, planning and integration of energy supply and use systems for urban modules; – Systemisation of Lithuanian building design codes.

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International Projects – Seventh Framework Program (FP7); Sustainable Zero Carbon ECO-Town Developments Improving Quality of Life across EU – ECO-Life 200. Supervisor of VGTU Department of Building Energetics: V. Martinaitis. Project duration: 2009–2016; – Programme: Intelligent Energy – Europe (2009–2012). „Universities and Students for Energy Efficiency“, USE Efficiency. Supervisor of VGTU part: V. Martinaitis. Project duration: 2009–2012.

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The department provides services through the new established Laboratory of Building Energy and Microclimate Systems: – Provided measurements services for: envelope U value, air flow, CO2 concentration in the premises, air and surfaces temperature, air tightness of building, thermo-vision, climatic data recording and other;

– Indoor air quality and thermal comfort data logging and analysis; – Evaluation of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings; – Systematisation of Lithuanian building design codes; – Expertise of heating, ventilation and gas supply systems and their projects: experimental analysis of small-scale heat transformers; – Preparation of building energy audits (investments projects), modernization investment projects, building energy efficiency monitoring; – Feasibility studies of renewable energy sources integration in building; – Feasibility studies for evaluation of optimal heat generators and energy sources for building: energy planning: feasibility studies of energy supply for settlements and cogeneration implementation to reduce energy costs; evaluation of possibilities to increase energy efficiency in current and designed buildings. – Consultation and planning of energy supply systems; – Engineering courses: efficient energy use in buildings; energy supply planning and management; energy audits and monitoring.

Other Activities Cooperation with Aalborg University (Denmark), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Fachhochschulstudiengänge Burgenland Ges.m.b.H. (Austria), Moscow State University (Russia), Ventilation Centrum Enkoping (Sweden), Bialystok University of Technology (Poland), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Lithuanian Energy Institute, Institute of Architecture and Construction of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuanian Gas Association, The Lithuanian District Heating Association (LDHA), YIT Technika Ltd. (Lithuania), Amalva Ltd. (Lithuania), Ygle Ltd. (Lithuania). Membership in international organisations: Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations (REHVA).

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Special Facilities – Mobile complex of measurement equipment for synchronized analysis of real energy consumption of building, envelope characteristics, consumers’ behavior and microclimate conditions;

– Integrated complexes of heat transformers for renewable and alternative energy (adsorption chiller, solar collectors, ventilation equipment, solar wall, PV, wind turbine, thermal storages, centre of management control and data collection) with special simulation software; – “Viessmann” Heat pump with integrated modules; – Outdoor and indoor climate measuring equipment: weather stations; data loggers for measuring temperature and humidity; data loggers for Comfort Index Measurement, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature; sound level meter; sensor for carbon dioxide concentration measuring; „Blow door“ test equipment; radiation probe head for global UVA (pyranometer); heat flow and surface temperature measuring probes; infrared thermograph Therma CAM E25 “FLIR”; data loggers for measurement outdoor air and surface temperature. – HVAC and other systems measuring equipment: data loggers with Rotating Vanes for Air and Gases measurement; thermoanemometers; Pitot Tubes for Differential Pressure measurement; data measurement device with temperature probes (for surface temperature measurement); flue gas analyzer; portable ultrasonic flow meter; computer-based device for balancing of heating system.

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Department of Environment Protection Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 23, +370 5 274 47 24, +370 5 274 47 25 Fax: +370 5 274 47 26 E-mail: aak@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Pranas Baltrėnas

Research Areas – Evaluation of urban pollution impact on ecosystems and human being; – Research on environment polluted with radioactive substances; – Computer simulation of pollutant dispersion; – Investigation of physical factors (noise, vibration, etc.) harmful to the environment; – Waste management. The Department of Environment Protection comprises the following four laboratories for practical training and experiments (headed by V. šerevičienė): Environmental Chemistry; Air Treatment and Aerosols; Physical Pollution of Environment and Environment Protection Technologies.

International Projects – EU programme FRAMEWORK-7, project „The implementation of research potential of the Latvian state institute of Wood Chemistry in the European Research Area (WOOD – NET) and coordinator project of Lithuanian state”. Contractor/ coordinator: VGTU, supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration 2008–2011; – Programme COST ES0805. Project “The terrestrial biosphere in the earth system (Terrabites)”. Supervisor: A. Zigmontienė. Project duration: 2009–2013; – Programme COST MP0806. Project “Particles in turbulence”. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration: 2009–2012; – Programme COST FA0905. Project “Mineral Improved Crop Production for Healthy Food and Feed”. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration: 2010–2013.

Current Research Projects – Environmental expertise of UAB “Polivektris” on Šalčininkai region. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas; – Measurements of solid particles exhaust in ambient of UAB “Vilniaus energija”. Supervisor: E. Petraitis; – Environmental monitoring in Raseinių municipality, project duration 2010-2014: Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas; – Noise levels measurements in UAB “Sauluvos maistas”: Supervisor: T. Januševičius; – Measurements of gaseous flows parameters exhaust in UAB “Vilniaus energija”. Supervisor: E. Petraitis; – Investigation emissions of pollutants from railway rolling-stock in AB “Lietuvos geležinkeliai”. Supervisor: D. Paliulis; – Measurements of noise levels in UAB “Vilniaus energija”. Supervisor: E. Petraitis; – Intermidiate and conclusive assessment of magistres study progremmes in Klaipeda university. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas;

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– Measurements of emissions pollutants from stationary sources in UAB “CIE LT Forge”. Supervisor: A. Venslovas; – Preparation of recommendations for control of not ionizing radiation in Public community of health observation service. Supervisor: R. Grubliauskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Evaluation and prediction of urban pollution impact on ecosystems and human being; – Practical application of research methodology of environment pollution with radioactive substances, study and application of monitoring research bases; – Experimental research on pollutant dispersion and its computer simulation; – Waste management methodology development and practical application.

Other Activities Joint projects with Hamburg-Harburg Technical University (Germany), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois, the USA), St. Petersburg Forestry Academy (Russia); Contract based cooperation activities with the National Environmental Protection Inspection: qualification development courses for the staff of regional environmental protection departments. (Course manager: Prof. P. Baltrėnas). Publishing of scientific journal “Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management”. A patent has been obtained for the invention by Prof. P. Baltrėnas and V. Čepanko “The installation of composting”.

Special Facilities – Tachometer CA 1727 with collection PO1174902 for contact measurement; – Gama Spectrophotometer ORTEC GEM – 30P4-83; – Radon monitor SARAD RTM2200; – Radiometer-dozimeter FH40G-10; – Mobile laboratory with 12 measurement devices („Evvironment S.A.“): Analyser „Environment S.A.“ AF22M+EV, „Environment S.A.“CO12M-EV, „Environment S.A.“ O342M-EV-BP, „Environment S.A.“ VOC71M-PID, „Environment S.A.“ MP101M EN, Oximeter WTW 3205, Testo 350 XL, Thermo Fisher Scientific; – FH40G-10, NARDA NBM-550, WTW 3205.

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Department of Geodesy and Cadastre Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 01, +370 5 274 47 03 Fax: +370 5 274 47 05 E-mail: gkk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Vladislovas Česlovas Aksamitauskas

Research Areas – Development of geodetic networks by global positioning systems; – Development of Lithuanian vertical geodetic network; – Investigation of the Earth’s gravimetric field; – Investigation of geodynamic processes on the territory of Lithuania; – Analysis of deformation ability of engineering equipment; – Mathematical processing of geodetic and photogrammetric measurements; – Updating of geodetic networks, digital maps and cadastre information systems; – Digital cartography.

Engineering Service and Consultancy Provided Training courses for geodesists, land and cadastral surveyors. Supervisor: A. Stanionis.

Other Activities Publishing of the scientific journal „Geodesy and Cadastre“ (Editor-in-Chief: E. K. Paršeliūnas).

Special Facilities – Photogrammetric equipment – Planicomp 3 units; – Total Stations – Nikon DTM 352 6 units; – Digital Levels – Trimble 2 units; – Planimeter – KP90N 5 units; – Construction – Lasers RUGBY 4 units; – Locator – DIGISYSTEM 4 units; – GPS multitipurpose field controller – Leica CS10/CS15 2 units.

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Department of Hydraulics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 2 74 47 15 Fax: +370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: hk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Valentinas Šaulys

Research Areas Experimental and theoretical investigation of environmental systems and environmental technologies.

Current Research Project Surface water quality changes and ways to improve research. Supervisor: V. Šaulys.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Mathematic modelling of hydraulic structures impact on ecosystems; – Estimation of technical state of hydraulic structures; – Estimation of influence of hydraulic structures to river hydrological regime, river bed erosion, state of hydraulic structures in downstream reach; – Open channel hydrological and hydraulic computations; – Estimation of human activity influence on the quality of the river water at low level of the Hydro Power Plant dam; – Hydraulic computations for pipe networks.

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Department of Roads Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: + 370 5 274 47 08 Fax: + 370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: kk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Alfredas Laurinavičius

Research Areas – Research, development and application of road building materials, structures and construction technologies; – Investigation of social, economic and technological problems related to full integration into EU and harmonization of engineering systems; – The improvement of safe traffic conditions in Lithuanian roads.

International Project Improving Road Infrastructure Safety in the Baltic Sea Region (BALTRIS). Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius. Project duration: 2010–2013.

Current Research Projects – Reasoning and estimation for reconstruction and maintenance of streets in Vilnius city. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Methodology for improving the traffic safety on Lithuanian roads. Supervisor: D. Čygas; – Research of hot mix asphalt operating temperature reduction technologies. Testing of these technologies in laboratory and on the road. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Analysis and evaluation of studded tyres impact to road surface and environment. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Analysis and evaluation of heavy vehicle influence to road pavement constructions in consideration of traffic flows on Lithuanian public roads. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Development of methodology for the justification of road safety improving measures in Lithuania. D. Čygas; – Installation of tested road section with experimental road pavements, long-term research work, analysis and evaluation of the results. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Feasibility study on theory analysis of standards for road design principles and implementation results. Supervisor: D. Žilionienė; – Analysis and evaluation of the effect of studded tyres on road pavement and environment. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Research and evaluation of the effect of heavy vehicles on asphalt concrete pavement structures based on vehicle flows on the national roads. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Analysis of technologies for the reduction of working temperature of hot mix asphalt mixtures, laboratory and field testing of technologies. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Improvement of methodology for the substantiation of road safety improvement measures on Lithuanian roads. Supervisor: D. Čygas. – The analysis of road network elements and preparation of development scheme. Supervisor: V. Puodžiukas. – Pedestrian and bicycle path design rule. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Methodical ant technical help in working with new materials, mixtures and pavement constructions; – Partial expertise of projects concerned with roads, streets and their structures; – Technical supervision of the road construction; – Lifelong learning (in-service training).

Other Activities Cooperation with Helsinki University of Technology, Belorussian National Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology, Riga Technical University, Bialystok Technical University, Wroclaw University of Technology, Moscow Technical University, Scott Wilson Ltd., Eurovia Research Center (France). Membership in International Organisations: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, International Geosynthetic Society, Transport Research Board. Publishing of the scientific journal “The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering” (Editor-in-Chief: D.  Čygas); Journal “Lithuanian Roads”, Editor.

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Department of Urban Engineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: + 370 5 274 47 20; + 370 5 274 47 19 Fax: + 370 5 237 05 88 E-mail: msk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Marija Burinskienė

Research Areas – Planning of urban transportation systems and engineering infrastructure; – Sustainable urban planning.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Formation of environment in residential areas; – Computer-aided development of databases and digital urban plans; – Urban passenger traffic networks, road traffic organisation and regulation; – Evaluation of the negative transport impact on the environment; – Insulation and renovation of dwellings; – Landscape projects.

Other Activities Membership in International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Special Facilities – Noise meter “SL-1353”; – Traffic counters and classifiers with rubber tubular sensors “Marksman 400”; – Laser speed meter “TraffiPatrol”; – Transport planning software EMME/2 and PTV Vision; – Software ArcView 9.3; – Digital maps of Lithuania, Scale M1:200000 and M1:50000; – Sidra intersection 5.0 floating Educational license 15 pack.

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Department of Water Management Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 2 74 47 13 Fax: +370 2 74 47 31 E-mail: vk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Mindaugas Rimeika

Research Areas – Water treatment technologies: removal of iron and manganese from ground water and treatment of surface water for industrial purposes; – Wastewater treatment technologies: biological treatment with activated sludge, biological removal of phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater; – Technologies of sludge treatment: sludge thickening, dewatering, drying, composting and utilization; – Storm water removal system and treatment technologies; – Water and wastewater network modelling.

Current Research Projects – Selection and technological evaluation of filter material for wastewater treatment. Supervisor: M. Rimeika; – Evaluation of treatment efficiency in the stormwater treatment plant and recommendation for upgrading. Supervisor: M. Rimeika; – Modeling of water supply network in Alytus city, Lithuania. Supervisor: M. Rimeika; – Analysis of anaerobic wastewater sludge treatment. Supervisor: R. Dauknys; – Analysis of implemented technology for wastewater and sludge treatment in Širvintos WWTP. Supervisor: R. Dauknys; – Research of sludge disintegration impact on digestion process. Supervisor: R. Dauknys; – Analysis of anaerobic wastewater sludge treatment from Utena WWTP. Supervisor: R. Dauknys.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Removal of iron and manganese from the ground water; – Biological removal of phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater; – Development plan for the wastewater and stormwater treatment plant; – Water supply and sewerage network modelling. – Consultation for efficiency energy supply systems; – Ecodesign of low energy-using products in water management systems

Other Activities Joint projects with water management companies, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland), Aalborg University and Aarhus College (Denmark), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Kalmar University (Sweden), Wageningen University (Netherlands), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Vaasa (Finland), Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal).

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Special Facilities – Sludge digesting pilot plant; – Pilot scale mixer; – BOD determination equipment; – COD determination equipment; – Pilot scale filtration plant; – Pilot scale wastewater treatment plant; – Filter nozzles modelling equipment; – Mobile flow meter; – Noise sensors and corelators; – Different types of pressure sensors.

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Research Institute of Environment Protection Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 23, +370 5 274 47 26 Fax: +370 5 274 47 26 E-mail: aai@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Pranas Baltrėnas The institute comprises the accredited Laboratory of Environment Protection and Labour Safety (Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr Saulius Vasarevičius).

Research Areas – Evaluation of urban pollution impact on ecosystems and human being; – Development of environment protection technologies; – Computer simulation in pollutant dispersion; – Investigation of physical factors (noise, vibration, etc.) harmful to the environment; – Research of impurity in an industrial buildings; – Research of internal environment parameters; – Waste management.

International Projects – Programme EUREKA, project „Small scale bioreactor”. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration: 2008–2011; – Programme INTERREG IV, project „Dissemination and fostering of plasma based technological innovation for environment protection in BSR”. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration: 2009–2012.

Project Supported by the European Structural Funds Project „Organic waste recycling facility (bioreactors) for the small farmers and the food industry, prototype development research and technological development“ (collaboration with JSC „The Old Aqueduct“). Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Project duration: 2009–2012.

Current Research Projects – The strategy for the noise map in the city of Panevėžys. Customer: Municipality of Panevėžys city. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas. Executive leader: Dr E. Petraitis, Executive staff: M. Pranskevičius, A. Misevičius, R. Vilniškis. Project duration: 2009–2011; – „Air monitoring in district of Mažeikiai“. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas, executive staff: E. Baltrėnaitė, V. Šerevičienė, J. Lekšaitis, R. Buckus, M. Zemleris. Project duration: 2009–2012; – Environmental air quality control programme for duration 2011–2015 in Mažeikiai municipality. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas; – Assessment of requisitions for feasibility finance of programme Nr. VP3-1.4-AM-06-R. Supervisor: P. Baltrėnas; – Project: “Marijampolės region municipality waste regulative system development”. Supervisor: A. Zigmontienė.

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Research Institute of Geodesy Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 05; +370 5 274 47 04 Fax: +370 5 274 47 05 E-mail: gi@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Eimuntas Kazimieras Paršeliūnas The institute comprises Research Laboratory of Calibration (accredited). Head: Assoc. Prof . Dr Raimundas Putrimas.

Research Areas – Development of the state geodetic control; – Research on gravity field in Lithuanian territory; – Research on Geomagnetic field in Lithuanian territory; – Development of GPS networks; – Development of Lithuanian National Gravity Network; – Development of Lithuanian National Geodetic Vertical Network; – Investigation of geoid of Lithuanian territory; – Development of permanent GPS stations network; – Investigation of geodynamic processes; – Investigation of photogrammetric methods; – Research on calibration methods for surveying instruments; – Research in engineering geodesy.

Project supported by the European Structural Funds Operational Programme for Promotion of Cohesion. Priority: Consolidation of Environment Monitoring, Control and Prevention. Project: „Automatic equipment for the coastal hydrometeorological stations, shore dynamic measuring instruments and measures, installation works, integration into the system, mounting of the geodetic network“. Supervisor: E. K. Paršeliūnas. Project duration: 2009–2011.

Current Research Projects – Development, research and implementation of the methods, theory and means for the calibration of mechatronic measuring systems of nanometric resolution. Operational programme for Human resources development for 2007–2013. Priority 3 Strengthening Capacities of Researchers VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-V Support to Research of Scientists and Other Researchers (Global Grant). Supervisor: K. T. V. Grattan; – Services of hardware components testing, calibration, research and development of LitPOS, the permanent reference GNSS stations network of Lithuanian Republic. Supervisor: E. K. Paršeliūnas; – Installation of polygonometry network. Supervisor: E. K. Paršeliūnas.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Calibration and verification of the EDM instruments and all the stations; – Establishment of geodetic reference by the GPS; – Gravity observations and gravimetric survey; – Observation of horizontal and vertical deformations and tilts of the buildings and constructions; – Transformation of the geodetic coordinates; – Methodical and technical support for the companies and organisations in applying modern technologies of geodetic observations and data processing; – Creation of digital and analogical topographic maps and plans; – Survey of underground communications; – Preparation of cadastral plans; – Setting out of constructions of different complexity; – Expertise ordered by courts on land cadastral issues; – Determination of geomagnetic field parameters.

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Other Activities Cooperation with the following companies and organisations: the National Land Service within the Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania), “In˛ineriniai tyrinėjimai” Ltd. (Lithuania), “Institute of Aerial Geodesy” (Lithuania), „Kauno in˛ineriniai tyrinėjimai“ (Lithuania), „Žemės fondas“ (Lithuania), the State Enterprise National Center of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics „GIS-Centras” (Lithuania), Geological Survey of Lithuania, Institute of Geology and Geography (Lithuania), Civil Aviation Administration (Lithuania), Klaipėda Stevedoring Company Ltd. (KLASCO) (Lithuania), Seaport Authorities (Lithuania), “Precizika” (Lithuania), State Land Service (Latvia), University of Latvia, Riga Technical University (Latvia), University of Tartu (Estonia), Estonian Land Board (Estonia), Finnish Geodetic Institute (Finland), Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden), National Land Survey (Sweden), Aalborg University (Denmark), Space Research Center (Denmark), National Mapping Agency (Norway), International Association of Geodesy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (the USA), GeoTec Vermessungsgesellschaft mbH (Germany), Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (Germany), Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (Poland), Bialystok Technical University (Poland), the University of Warmia and Mazury (Poland), the Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences (Poland), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Service for Geodesy and Cartography (Germany), ETH-Zürich (Switzerland), Southampton Solent University (the United Kingdom).

Special Facilities – EDM instrument indoors calibration base; – Test bench for geodetic instruments calibration; – Kyviškės calibration baseline; – Hydrocom Sea level monitoring system; – Set of magnetometric instruments; – Set of stationary magnetometer (Suspended dIdD system); – Set of portable magnetometer (ENVI PRO); – Theodolite with attachable magnetometer (MinGeo 010 A); – Combined Pressure, Humidity and Temperature Transmitter (Vaisala PTU300); – Gravimeter (CG-5); – Laser scanner (Leica ScanStation C10-3D laser scanning system); – Precision total stations (Leica TS30 and 1200+); – Stationary Global Positioning System receiver (GRX1200+ GNSS); – Mobile Global Positioning System receiver (GNSS Viva GS15 Professional); – Level (Wild NA 3003); – Microscope (Nikon MM-400/800); – Software: GravAP, Ashtech office set, Delta/Levnet.

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Road Research Institute Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 12 Fax: +370 5 237 06 61 E-mail: kti@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Audrius Vaitkus Road Research Institute was established on the 22th of December in 2009 by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Senate Resolution. The institute comprises Laboratory of Roads Research (accredited). Head: Dr Viktoras Vorobjovas.

Research Areas – International-level research of roads and urban streets pavement structures and building materials; – Research of roads and urban streets pavements, pavement structure and construction materials; – Design of roads, urban streets, airport pavements and railways, project and structure inspection; – Maintenance inspection of roads, urban streets, airport pavements and railway construction; – Research of airport runways, taxiways and platforms pavement structures. Calculation of Pavement Classification Number (PCN); – Research and application of new technologies of roads, urban streets and airport pavements construction; – Modeling of flexible and rigid pavement structures.

International Project ERA-NET ROAD II (ENR2). Supervisor: D. Čygas. Project duration: 2009–2011.

Current Research Projects – Guidelines of use of warm mix asphalt. Supervisor: A. Vaitkus; – Guidelines of use of concrete and natural stone kerbs and blocks for external paving. Supervisor: A. Vaitkus; – Pavement design manual, requirements for non-typical pavement design. Supervisor: A. Vaitkus; – Highways and roadways designing instructions. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Roadways winter maintenance study. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Research of road safety implements. Supervisor: D. Čygas; – Research of use of high modulus asphalt concrete in road pavement structures in Lithuania. Supervisor: A. Vaitkus; – Research of road lighting and heavy vehicle influence on road pavement structure. Supervisor: A. Laurinavičius; – Research on use of soft asphalt for low volume road pavements. Supervisor: A. Vaitkus.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Inspection of roads and urban streets pavements, pavement structure and construction materials; – Development of roads and urban streets normative documents; – Methodological and technical assistance working with new materials, compounds and pavement structures;

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– Testing soil, mineral materials, bitumen, asphalt-concrete and its mixtures; – Testing road-and-street pavement constructions; – Selection of sampling objects; – Measurement of street and road strength, smoothness, and roughness.

Other Activities Cooperation with Belorussian State Enterprise BeldorNII; Cooperation with Poland Road and Bridge Research Institute; Membership in International Geosynthetic Society (IGS); Membership in International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM); Membership in World Road Association (PIARC).

Special Facilities Design of roads (streets), airfields, quays and other trafficked pavement structures; Inspection of traffic flows in Vilnius city.

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Faculty of Fundamental Sciences Address SaulÄ—tekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 43 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: fmf@vgtu.lt Website: www.fm.vgtu.lt

Dean Prof. Dr Habil. Rimantas BeleviÄ?ius

Academic staff: 242 (inc. 39 Professors, 107 Associate Professors, 59 Lecturers, 15 Assistants, 5 Leading Researchers, 8 Senior Researchers, 3 Researchers and 6 Junior Researchers). Number of PhD students in 2011: 38. The Faculty of Fundamental Sciences was established in 1993. Currently it comprises 10 departments: Chemistry and Bioengineering, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Mechanics, Graphical Systems, Information Systems, Information Technologies, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematical Statistics, Physics, Strength of Materials. The faculty comprises the following research subdivisions (laboratories): Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Material Physics, Strength Mechanics (accredited), Nuclear Hydrophysics, Numerical Modelling and Security of Information Technologies. Training courses provided in information technologies engineering, bioengineering, technomathematics. Number of PhD theses defended in 2011:3. The main R&D partners abroad: Matrix Software (Netherlands), Frauenhofer Institut Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM) (Germany), Svedala Industries (the USA), Lund University (Sweden), London Metropolitan University (the United Kingdom), Riso National Laboratory (Denmark), University of Bremen (Germany), Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialystok Technical University (PB) (Poland), Gdansk University of Technology (GU) (Poland), University of Rochester (the USA), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), University of Federal Armed Forces Munich (Germany), Institute of Weierstras (Germany), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Milan (Italy), Yzhevsk State Technical Universty (Russia), National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Taiwan), University of Latvia, University of Bologna (Italy), Riga Technical University (Latvia), University of Saragossa (Spain), Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany).

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Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 39 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: chemkat@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Juozas Kulys The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Bioinformatics (Head: Prof. Dr Habil. Vladas Algirdas Bumelis).

Research Areas – Investigation of biotechnological processes, their modelling and control; – Development technologies for drinking water.

Current Research Projects – Modeling and research of biological catalysts and systems. Supervisor: J. Kulys; – Investigation of long-term conservation of drinking water preparation equipment. Supervisor: J. Jankauskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Technologies for drinking water treatment; – Chemical analysis of underground and drinking water; – Protein purification from natural and recombinant sources; – Protein purity analysis using various physical and chemical methods.

Special Facilities Luminescence spectrometer “AMINCO-Bowman® Series 2” High Performance Liquid Chromatography System “Waters” Liquid Chromatography System “Pharmacia Biotech” Spectrophotometer “Evolution 300” Circular Dichroism Spectrometer J-815 Potentiostate Reference GAMRY 600.

Head of Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering Prof. Dr Habil. Juozas Kulys

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Department of Engineering Graphics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 52 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: igk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Daiva Makutėnienė

Research Areas – Management of Computer Aided Design data; – Modelling of Computer Aided information systems in civil engineering; – Research on technical product documentation international standards requirements and their implementation in Lithuania; – Research of Information visualization technologies.

Current Research Projects – Models of basic practice of engineering graphic in computer aided design systems. Models of expectation system. Supervisor: L. Čiupaila; – Survey of standard requirements of technical product documentation in Lithuania. Standardization of requirements of some technical product documentation. Supervisor: P. Gerdžiūnas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided Consultancy and implementation of integrated computer-aided systems in civil engineering and manufacturing.

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Department of Engineering Mechanics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 25 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: tmk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Rimantas Belevičius

Research Areas Analysis and optimization of structures discretised by finite elements.

Current Research Projects The development of methods for analyzing and optimizing mechanical structures. Supervisor: R. Belevičius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Analysis of mechanical systems and environments by finite element analysis; – Variant-optimization of mechanical systems.

Department of Graphical Systems Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 48 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: gsk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Romualdas Baušys

Research Areas – Application of new methods and technologies in image processing; – Analysis of graphical data in engineering computer-aided design systems; – GIS based decision support systems; – Multimedia design.

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Current Research Project Research in the application of computerised design and graphics technologies. Supervisor: R. Baušys.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consulting support and service for wide range of users in GIS/CAD/CAM/ PDM systems; – Customizing GIS/CAD software; – Implementation of GIS/CAD system in enterprises; – Refreshing courses of computer-aided design; – Refreshing training courses on application of computer-aided design in recent engineering tasks.

Department of Information Systems Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 29, +370 5 274 48 30 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: isk@vgtu.lt, dalius.mazeika@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Dalius Mažeika The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Security of Information Technologies (Head: Prof. Dr Habil. Antanas Čenys).

Research Areas – Information technology in power safety industry; – Major principles of information system architecture, its development at research and educational institutions; – Application of knowledge based systems; – Security of information systems.

International Project Programme EUREKA, project “Biometrics, Indentification and Security for E-Business”. Project partner „NSOFT“ Ltd. Supervisor: A. Čenys. Project duration: 2010 – 2012.

Current Research Projects – Research on information systems adaptability. Supervisor: P. G. Adomėnas; – Information security methods and their applications. Supervisor: A. Čenys; – Methods for building knowledge-based information systems. Supervisor: O. Vasilecas.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultancy in information system modelling; – Consultancy in information technologies of freight transportation; – Refreshing courses in information systems engineering; – Refreshing courses in knowledge of engineering and management; – Audit of information systems security.

Other Activities Joint projects with IT companies in Lithuania: “Čeli APS” Ltd. “EXIGEN” Ltd., “Omnitel” Ltd., “BGM” Ltd., “AGA” Ltd., “Informacinės technologijos” Ltd., “Sonex” Ltd., “Algoritmų sistemos” Ltd., “HNIT BALTIC” Ltd. as well as the following overseas IT companies, members of the corporation technologies chain: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Lotus, Microfocus and Sun Microsystems.

Department of Information Technologies Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 31 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: gk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Genadijus Kulvietis

Research Areas – E-learning technologies; – Smart materials and applications; – Parallel programming technologies; – Internet, groupware and intelligence.

Current Research Projects – Information technology in industry. Supervisor: G. Kulvietis; – Participation in “Modeling and Control of Mechatronic Multidimensional Robotic Devices of Nanometre”, a project of the High Technology Development Programme.

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Department of Mathematical Modelling Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 48 27 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: mmk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Raimondas Čiegis

Research Areas – Development, analysis and solution of mathematical models in nonlinear optics, porous media, electro-cables; – Parallel numerical methods; – Numerical algorithms, algorithm theory and discrete mathematics.

Current Research Project Application of parallel computing for modeling complex multiphysical systems.

Other Activities The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations.

Department of Mathematical Statistics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 49 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: mstk@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Leonas Saulis

Research Area Methods of statistical analysis and their applications.

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Current Research Projects – Asymptotical analysis of distributions of various statistics, and applications of statistical analysis methods in finance and economics, engineering, medicine and biology. Supervisor: L. Saulis; – Creating the system for complex evaluation of social and economic processes. Supervisor: V. Podvezko; – Research of probabilistic features of noncoding nucleotid sequences. Supervisor: T. Rekašius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided Statistical data analysis and forecasting, various optimization problems, probabilistic models in finance and economics, engineering, medicine and biology.

Other Activities Joint projects with the Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

Department of Physics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 34 Fax: +370 5 270 01 16 E-mail: fizkat@vtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Artūras Jukna The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Material Physics (Head: Dr Habil. Eugenijus Šatkovskis).

Research Areas – Semiconductors. Research into electrical, optical and magnetic properties; – Experimental and theoretical investigations of environmental systems and creation of technology for the environment protection; – Computerized modeling of fractional dynamic systems.

Current Research Projects – Research and analysis of UV radiation, general and low-level ozone quantities. Supervisor: A. Girgždys; – Qualities of supersymetric fractional dynamic systems. Supervisor: P. Miškinis; – Research into the qualities of nanostructure materials from porous silicone and A3B5 compounds as well as superconductors and their application in optoelectonics and microwave devices. Supervisor: E. Šatkovskis; – Estimation of variation of radioactivity and cosmic radiation in environment. Supervisor: D. Styro; – Research into mixed state superconductive compounds excited by current and light. Supervisor: A. Jukna.

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Department of Strength of Materials Address Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 54 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: ma@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Rimantas Kačianauskas The department comprises the Research Laboratory of Strength Mechanics (Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr Gediminas Petraitis). Accredited for mechanical testing.

Research Areas – Development and application of computational methods in mechanics and engineering – modelling of structures and materials fracture, coupled problems; – Experimental investigation of the cyclic fracture strength and shakedown of deformable solids, plates and threaded joints to low-cycle and high-cycle loading fatigue, cracking and fatigue life of structural members at the low-cycle and high-cycle loading.

Current Research Project Fracture and damage of structural members. Supervisor: R. Kačianauskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consultations on DEM applications: simulation of the flow and deformation behaviour of particulate solids; Simulation of brittle fracture; development of particle’s models; development of sequential software and graphical tools; message passing; – Consultations on FEM applications: static and dynamic non-linear analysis, coupled thermo-mechanical and magneto-mechanical analysis, fracture problems, seismic analysis; – Investigation of the fatigue fracture of materials and structures subjected to low-cycle and high-cycle loading; materials testing to define the threshold of the stress intensity factor (up to 108 cycles); – Investigation of mechanical properties of various materials at ambient and high temperatures; tensile, compressive, shear, bending, and fracture tests; – Determining of defects and safety factors for natural structures; the specialist knowledge of technical staff used in a variety of consultancy services for industry: independent technical audit of design, analysis and testing of critical components.

Other Activities Participation in European Virtual Institute on Knowledge –based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM.VIN). Joint activities with the Institute of Fundamental Technology Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialystok Technical University (BP), Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. (the USA), Otto von Guericke Magdeburg University.

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Research Laboratory of Numerical Modelling Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 57 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: smml@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Darius Markauskas

Research Areas – Development and application of computational methods in mechanics and engineering; – Development of software for DEM; – Modelling of granular materials by discrete element method; – Finite element applications.

Current Research Project Modelling of inhomogeneous materials. Supervisor: R. Kačianauskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided Engineering applications of the finite element and discrete element method.

Other Activities Joint activities with the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialystok Technical University (BP). Seismic analysis of reactor building of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Structural analysis of Solid Waste Facilities of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.

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Research Laboratory of Nuclear Hydrophysics Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 37 Fax: +370 5 274 48 44 E-mail: aloyzas.girgzdys@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Aloyzas Girgždys

Research Areas – Experimental and theoretical investigations of environmental systems and creation of environment protection technology; – Nuclear hydrophysics, radioecology; – Prediction of the Earth’s anomalous phenomena.

Current Research Project Estimation of variation of radioactive and cosmic radiation in environment. Supervisor: A. Girgždys.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Investigation of the radon diffusion processes and migration into buildings; – Mapping of radon risk areas with regard to geological structure; – Identification and highly sensitive measurements of gamma isotopes in environmental samples; – UV light emission measurement; – Determination of natural radioactivity in building materials; – Consultancy in the area of radioecology.

Special Facilities – Gamma ray spectrometer system (CANBERRA) with high-resolution hyper pure germanium (HPGe) detector; – UV light emission measurement system; – Alpha, beta and gamma ray radiometers; – Radon measurement system; – Hard cosmic ray flux meter.

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Information Systems Research Laboratory Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 60 Fax: +370 5 274 48 59 E-mail: olegas.vasilecas@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Olegas Vasilecas

Research Areas – Knowledge based information systems; – Intelligent information systems; – Information systems engineering; – Software systems engineering; – Process modelling.

Current Research Project Research in methods for creating knowledge-based systems. Supervisor: O. Vasilecas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Information system and software systems development; – Information system analysis and design; – Business needs and software systems requirements specification;

Other Activities Cooperation with London Metropolitan University (the UK), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); Membership in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and AIS (Association for Information Systems).

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Faculty of Mechanics Address J. BasanaviÄ?iaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 15, +370 5 274 47 45 Fax: +370 5 274 50 43 E-mail: mechanik@vgtu.lt Website: www.me.vgtu.lt

Dean Prof. Dr Habil. Algirdas Vaclovas Valiulis

Number of academic staff: 62 (incl. 13 Professors, 28 Associate Professors, 6 Lecturers, 13 Assistants, a Senior Researcher and a Junior Researcher). Number of PhD students in 2011: 18. The history of the Faculty of Mechanics traces the year 1956, when Vilnius subdivision of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (KPI) was established. Now the faculty comprises 5 departments: Biomechanics, Industrial Enterprises Management, Machine Engineering, Materials Science and Welding, Printing Machines. There is also a Research Institute of Welding and Materials Science and a Research Laboratory of Vibroacoustics and Diagnostics. The main R&D partners abroad: Bar Ilan University (Israel), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Belfort- Montbeliard University of Technology (France), University of Salford (the UK), National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Moscow State University (Russia).

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Department of Biomechanics Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 48 Fax: +370 5 274 50 43 E-mail: biome@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Julius Griškevičius

Research Areas Design and development of biomechanical systems: – Biosignal analysis and recognition; – Research in rehabilitation and medical systems and their processes based on statistical and numerical methods; – Modelling, design and technology selection for sandwich covers with different mechanical and chemical properties.

Current Research Project Modelling of biomedical and mechatronic systems. Supervisor: J. Griškevičius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Research in rehabilitation and medical systems and their processes based on statistical and numerical methods; – Adaptation, modelling and expertise of the compensatory technique, rehabilitation and medical systems; – Diagnostics, research and development of medical and rehabilitation technique; – Modelling, design and technology selection for sandwich covers with different mechanical and chemical properties.

Other Activities Scientific cooperation with Bialystok Technical University (Poland), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Special Facilities Laboratory for Medical, Rehabilitation and Compensatory Techniques; Nicolet VikingQuest EMG system.

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Department of Industrial Enterprise Management Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 52 Fax: +370 5 274 50 43 E-mail: pivkatedra@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Augustinas Maceika

Research Areas – Innovation management and development at industrial enterprises; – Lean management system and innovation development; – Research of creativity stimulation methods.

Current Research Project Innovation development at industrial enterprises. Supervisor: A. Maceika. Project duration: 2008–2013.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – New product development; – Development of creativity stimulation tools; – Innovative culture development; – Management of innovation processes and technology transfer; – Consulting services to business companies.

Other Activities Participation in the activities within BALTECH Consortium (partnership of 8 technical universities around the Baltic sea: Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Linkoping University (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania).

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Department of Machine Engineering Address J. Basanavičiaus g. 28a, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 34, +370 5 274 47 33 Fax: +370 5 274 50 43 E-mail: mgkat@vgtu.lt Website: www.mgk.me.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Mindaugas Jurevičius The department includes the Research Laboratory of Vibroacoustics and Diagnostics. (Head: Prof. Dr Habil. V. Vekteris).

Research Areas – Development of mechatronic systems, research and diagnostics of their tribological, metrological properties; – Dynamic and metrological research and diagnostics of mechatronized systems; – Design of technological processes in CAD/CAM systems.

International Project Program „Latvia – Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013“ project title: “Effective mechanism for implementing solar energy in Kurzeme and Klaipeda” (LLIII-159). Supervisor: R. Urbanavičius.Project duration: 2010–2011.

Current Research Projects – Research treatment processes of vacuum chambers, preparation of the technical project for organising production of these chambers. Client: “Vingriai” Ltd. Supervisor: V. Vekteris; – High technology promotion program financed by Lithuanian State Fond of Science and Studies. Significant medium power multifiber accumulative femtosecoundic parametrical light amplifier. Supervisor: V. Vekteris; – Technical Feasibility Study. Innovation vouchers. Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). Contract No. 31V-122 (robotics). 2011. Supervisor: R. Urbanavičius; – Technical Feasibility Study . Innovation vouchers. Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). Contract No. 31V-123 (photovoltaic applications). 2011. Supervisor: R. Urbanavičius.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Design, diagnostics, expertise of machines and equipment, research of noise and vibrations, means and methods of their reduction; research of measurement errors, research of functioning quality of machines; research of tribological processes; – Design, effectiveness and expertise of environment protection equipment; – Design, research and improvement of energy economy equipment; – Research of reliability and work resource definition of designs and materials; – Research of monocrystal materials;

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– Refreshing courses for engineering staff; – Diagnostics and vibroacoustic examination of industrial objects, tribological, mechanical and mechatronic systems; – Tribometric and triboacoustical research (of lubricating materials, friction, wear, friction couples).

Other Activities – Cooperation with the number of companies in the field of non-destructive diagnostics, noise and vibration measurement, tribology, triboacoustic, training of staff for the work with CNC machine tools: “Vingriai” Ltd., “Profftolls” Ltd., Shat Ltd., Precizika-Metrology Ltd., Abplanalp Ltd., “Arginta”Ltd., “LORO” Ltd., “Plieninis skydas”, “Standa” Ltd.; – Cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology, Opole Technical University (Poland), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); – Individual membership in the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, the USA, since 1991 (V. Vekteris).

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Department of Materials Science and Welding Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania, Tel.: +370 5 274 47 41 Fax: +370 5 274 47 39 E-mail: suvir@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Irmantas Gedzevičius

Research Areas – Investigation of advanced welding technologies, equipment and materials; – Computational modelling of welding stress and strain; – Creation of oxy-acetylene and arc sprayed coatings.

Current Research Projects – Investigations of advanced surface spray technologies and applying of welding processes to the production of certain metal structures. Supervisor: A. V. Valiulis; – Adaptation of European standards to Lithuanian standards in manufacturing of pressure vessels. Supervisor: I. Gedzevičius; – Adaptation of European standards to Lithuanian ones in nondestructive testing of metals. Supervisor: O. Černašėjus.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Creation and application of welding technologies to steel, cast iron and non ferrous alloys; – Development of work pieces surface restoration technologies; – Development of technologies providing the surfaces with new advanced properties; – Consultancy in selection of structural and welding materials, advanced materials and their weldability following the European standards and documentation; – Consultancy in selection and testing of welding energy sources and other welding equipment; – Design of brazing and soldering technologies; – Design of polymer materials welding technologies; – Consultancy in heat treatment of metallic materials; – Help in preparation of technical documentation, consultancy on European standards of materials and their welding, certification and problems in description of welding procedures; – Consultancy in production organization problems; – Evaluation of quality of welding joints; non-destructive testing; – Metallographic and fractografical testing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials; – Mechanical testing of metallic and polymer materials as well as of welded joints.

Other Activities Cooperation with industrial enterprises “Anykščių varis” Plc., “Mažeikių nafta” Plc., “Vingis” Ltd.; The department is a member of Lithuanian Welding Association.

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Department of Printing Machines Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: + 370 5 274 47 36 Fax: + 370 5 274 47 36 E-mail: pgkatedra@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Vytautas Turla

Research Areas – Investigations of Process and Machine Dynamics; – Investigation of the properties of the printing materials (paper, inks); – Investigation of the micro and macrosystems using optical methods; – Investigation of printing systems, materials and technological processes in packing production.

Current Research Project Investigation of the influence of the technical and technological factors on the quality of the printed products. Supervisor: V. Turla Investigation of the package materials, manufacturing processes and polygraphic systems: 2011 – Quality investigation of printing on packing cardboard.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Testing of the technical condition of printing machines; – Testing on of the quality of printing products; – Investigation of the dynamics of polygraphic machine drives; – Investigation of color printing process; – Consulting in selection of printing materials; – Consulting in management of printing processes.

Other Activities Membership in the Flexographic Technical Association, the USA since 1999; Lithuanian Printing Association since 2003; Cooperation with Lorentzen & Wettre Company (Sweden); Members of Editorial Board of Journal of Vibroengineering; Lithuanian Association of Acoustics.

Special Facilities Equipment for testing of mechanical and optical properties of paper and ink (PPS tester, spectrophotometer, folding equipment); Equipment for the non-destructive surface testing using moiré; Two- channel computer oscillograph.

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Research Institute of Welding and Materials Science Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: + 370 5 2745053 Fax: + 370 5 2744740 E-mail: suvirinimo-institutas@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Nikolaj Višniakov

Research Areas – Joining technologies; – Modern materials and coatings; – Reliability, durability and ageing of dangerous designs.

Current Research Projects – Investigation and optimization of high magnetic field systems and joints of their components. Supervisor: N. Višniakov; – Investigation of electronic systems subjected to vibrations, temperature and pressure changes. Supervisor: N. Višniakov.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Training courses for welding engineers and technologists; – Inspection of welding designs and welding joints; – Preparation of welding technologies and procedures; – Consultations in the field of welding and material science; – Examination of constructional and welding materials; – Expertise of crashed constructions; – Consultations and preparation of quality management systems of welding companies according EN ISO 3834; – Services of welding coordination.

Other Activities – Adaptation of European standards to Lithuanian ones in welding, metal processing and cryogenic field; – Lithuanian Standards Board Member of TC 63 ,,Gas cylinders and cryogenic vessels” (expert: N. Višniakov); – Expert work at Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (expert: N. Višniakov); – Forensic science center in Lithuania (expert: D. Ščekaturovienė); – Membership in Lithuanian Welding Association (expert: N. Višniakov); – Membership in International Institute of Welding (delegate N. Višniakov).

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Special Facilities – Equipment for chemical analysis: inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer “SpectroFlame Modula”, hot plate, magnetic stirrer, precision balances, fume cupboard, ultrasonic cleaner, distiller; – Equipment for metalography: optical microscopes MBI-15-2 and XJL-17, MBS- 10 with video cameras and software; polishing machines “Leco AP-300”, “Minimet”, “Buehler Beta2” with dispensing system “Primet”, “Handimet2”; cutting machines “Abrasimet”, “MTI 650”; mounting press “Samplemet 2”; ultrasonic cleaner “UltraMet”; electrolytic polishing and etching device “Polimat”; – Equipment for mechanical testing: testers for HV, HRC, HB, super Rockwell, microhardness testing of metals, polymers and rubber hardness testing; different machines for bending, Ericsson’s, extension, impact tests; – Equipment for nondestructive testing: ultrasonic defectoscopes “Kraut Kramer USIP11”, “Kraut Kramer UL345”, “UD2-12”; magnetic defectoscopes “Parker DA-400S”, “Deitroflux”, ultraviolet lamp “TR –1600”; video diagnostic tool “Aqua Snake eye”; coating thickness testing gauge “Minitest”. – Software for welding processes: “FeWeld”, “Metalloy”, “SYSWeld”, “WeldOffice”, “AluWeld”, “MagWeld”, “TitanWeld”, “StarWeld”; – Equipment for welding and heat treatment: resistance welding machine “Tecna 4625”, tractor “PRO12”, treatment device “HeatMaster HM31”, welding filters “FMD”, device for polymers welding“ Rothenberger P63”, different brazing equipment. – Equipment for climatic and corrosion tests: climatic chamber ,,Feutron, furnace ,,Snol” – Library of basic EN and ISO welding standards.

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Faculty of Transport Engineering Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28b, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 17, +370 5 274 47 97, +370 5 274 47 96 Fax: +370 5 274 48 00 E-mail: tif@vgtu.lt Website: www.ti.vgtu.lt

Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr Vilius Bartulis

Number of academic staff: 68 (incl. 7 Professors, 32 Associate Professors, 24 Lecturers, 2 Assistants and 2 Junior Researchers). Number of PhD students in 2011: 23. The faculty is the largest among the educational institutions for number of transport specialists’ prepared in Lithuania. It was founded in 1994 and recently comprises 4 departments: Automobile Transport, Railway Transport, Transport Management, Transport Technological Equipment and Traffic Safety Centre.

International conference: 7th International Conference “Transbaltica – 2011”, 5–6 May, 2011. Number of PhD theses defended in 2011: 5. The main R&D partners abroad: Transport and Telecommunications Institute (Latvia), Turku School of Economics (Finland), Polish Motor Transport Institute (Poland), Lublin University of Technology (Poland), Poznan University of Technology (Poland), Slovak University of Technology (Slovakia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Riga Technical University (Latvia), State Scientific and Research Institute of Motor Transport (Russia), National Transport University (Ukraine), Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Silesian University of Technology (Poland), Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport (Ukraina), Transport Institute of Riga Technical University (Latvia), Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany), Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Nederland), University of Žilina (Slovakia), Warsaw Automotive Industry Institute PIMOT, Military University of Technology (Poland), Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Warsaw Motor Transport Institute (Poland).

Faculty of Transport Engineering is open for cooperation in scientific, industrial and business projects.

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Department of Automobile Transport Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 90, +370 5 274 47 89 Fax: +370 5 274 50 68 E-mail: tiauto@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Saugirdas Pukalskas

Research Areas – Improvement of road vehicle maintenance for saving resources and diminishing harmful impact on the environment; – Reliability of road vehicles; – Road traffic safety; – Automobile dynamics and examination of road accidents.

Current Research Projects – Research and evaluation of Lithanian road transport environmental, economic and traffic safety characteristics. Supervisor: S. Nagurnas – Research in alternative, renewable sources of energy in automobile transport with focus on internal combustion engines using alternative fuels (petrol – butane, diesel – butane) analysis. Supervisor: S. Pukalskas; – Analysis of factors which have influence on road traffic safety in winter (braking process has been investigated on various tires and different road surfaces, etc.). Supervisor: S. Nagurnas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Examination of road traffic accidents; – Establishment of standards for the automobile fuel consumption; – Experimental research on various fuels used in internal combustion engines and engine emission; – Preparation of propositions and methodical instructions for improvement of technical service, road safety and reduction of environment pollution; – Refreshing courses organised for driving teachers, instructors and examiners of vehicle drivers; – Consultation of staff at transport companies in introducing the standards of series LST 9000 and LST 180 14000.

Other Activities Joint projects with the following institutions: Warsaw Motor Transport Institute, Warsaw Automotive Industry Institute PIMOT, Military University of Technology (Poland), Lublin University of Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, also with Slovak University of Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Riga Technical University, Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), State Scientific and Research Institute of Motor Transport (Russia), National Transport University (Ukraine).

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Special Facilities Dynamometer MAHA LPS 2000 (dynamometer with micro-processor unit for graphic and digital display of the measurement values, with various programmes for optimal adaptability for all testing tasks in the workshop); Engine test bed AMX 200 (dynamometer can be used to measure the basic engine parameters: torque (Nm) – using high-sensitivity strain gauge sensor and rotational speed (RPM) – using Hall-effect pulse transmitter; Vehicle suspension tester HOFMANN SAFELINE 400 (Eusama Principle determination of vehicle chassis vibrations) Cleveland open cup flash point tester NORMALAB NCL 120 (manual apparatus for the determination of the petroleum products flash point by the open cup method Cleveland); Digital viscometer BROOKFIELD RVDV-1 PRIME (viscometer measures fluid viscosity at given shear rate, viscosity is a measure of a fluid‘s resistance to flow); Driving-related psychological equipment SCHUFRIED Viena test system (in the field of traffic psychology, tests are used to assess fitness to drive and willingness to adapt to traffic conditions) Vehicle performance testing equipment XL-METER (the system determines the initial speed, the braking distance, braking time, longitudial and lateral acceleration) Computer softwares for road traffic accidnets reconstruction PC-CRASH and CARAT (collision & trajectory simulation tool that enables the accurate analysis of a wide variety of motor vehicle collisions and other incidents) Computer software CARSIM 8 (simulating the dynamic performance of cars).

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Department of Railway Transport Address J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, LT-03224 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 03 Fax: +370 5 274 50 69 E-mail: geltr@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Leonas Povilas Lingaitis

Research Areas – Improving the maintenance of railroad rolling stock; – Energy-efficient railroad in Lithuania; – Railway safety and the environment.

Current Research Project Research on traction rolling stocks exploitation input’s decreasing and ecological impact. Supervisor L. P. Lingaitis.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Rolling-stock maintenance; – Saving of transport energy resources; – Railway transport safety and environment problems; – Effective rolling-stock planning strategy; – Alternative energy resources; – Optimization of rolling-stock traction.

Other Activities Joint projects with Silesian University of Technology, Dnepropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport. Railway Transport Institute of Riga Technical University, Warsaw University of Technology; Membership in EURNEX (European Rail Research Network of Excellence) Association.

Special Facilities Software “Norma“ for calculation of comparative fuel consumption of Diesel locomotives; Software for optimisation of Diesel locomotives traction; Software “Universal Mechanism” (UM) for mathematical simulation and analyzing of rolling stock dynamics processes; Scientific laboratory testing equipment of Diesel locomotives traction generators, AC traction electric motors and synchronic traction generators.

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Department of Transport Management Address Plytinės str. 27, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: + 370 5 274 50 99 Fax: + 370 5 274 50 59 E-mail: tvk@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Aidas Vasilis Vasiliauskas

Research Areas – Increase of competitiveness and attractiveness of Transport system in the context of sustainable development and its impact on social and economic welfare; – Increase of competitiveness and attractiveness of Transport system while developing legal framework; – Innovative technology applications (including IT) to obtain implementation of economic and social cohesion objectives; – Improvement of separate logistics activities and the entire supply chain to obtain social, economic and ecological efficiency.

International Projects – Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013, project “Connecting Authorities for Safer Heavy Goods traffic in the Baltic Sea Region – C.A.S.H.“, Supervisor: R. Palšaitis. Project duration: 2009–2012; – FP7 programme project “Connecting Long and Short – Distance Networks for Efficient Transport (CLOSER)”. Supervisor: A. Jaržemskis. Project duration: 2010–2011.

Current Research Project Integration of the most important national infrastructure objects into the EU transport networks. Part 2009 – “Feasibility study of development of main transport system links”. Project duration: 2009–2013.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Research on Transport System issues; – Research on Transport Policy and Legal Regulation issues of Transport activity; – Research on IT application issues in Transport; – Research on passenger and freight transportation processess and technological issues; – Analysis and Research on Transport Enterprises’ economic and performance indicators; – Research on warehousing and transport operations’ logistics issues; – Research on Supply Chain Management issues.

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Other Activities Cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania; The Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA; Lithuanian National Road Carriers’ Association LINAVA; Lithuanian Logistic Association; ITS Lithuania; Turku School of Economics; Windesheim University of Applied Sciences; Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences; Hameenlinna University of Applied Sciences.

Special Facilities The subordinate Transport training laboratory is designed to facilitate study process with proper material for practicals and individual studies. The laboratory provides diverse computer programme selection opportunities: Microsoft Office Suite, Math and Engineering Software Maple, Travel planning software AutoRoute. Currently, Department of Transport Management is acquiring such systems as Arc Logistic Route, as well as Production Management system QAD.

Department of Transport Technological Equipment Address Plytinės str. 27, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 2744783, +370 5 2744782 Fax: +370 5 2745060 E-mail: tti@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Marijonas Bogdevičius

Research Areas – Researches of physical processes in transport technological equipment’s, special purpose transport machines and industry transport systems, development and researches of new construction and diagnostic methods; – Vehicle dynamic, stability and traffic safety; – Development of transport traffic flow researches methods, mathematical modeling and optimizing of transport traffic flows; – Research of dynamic, hydrodynamic and thermodynamic processes in hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems, development and researches of new constructions and alternative energy sources; – Researches of pipeline transportation (arterial pipelines, technological pipelines, pneumatic transport), hydrodynamic and thermodynamic processes, reduction of energy losses, optimal mode determination; – Research and diagnostics of rotor system dynamic, hydrodynamic and thermo dynamic processes; – Researches and development of road pavement manufacturing technologies and quality control methods.

International Project Project “Intelligent, dynamic tyre monitoring system to use synergy effects for sustainable mobility” (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany). Project duration 2011–2012. Partner from VGTU Department of Transport Technological Equipment, Prof. Dr Habil. M. Bogdevičius.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Research on processes, designing and examination of the transport technological equipment; – Research on processes, designing and examination of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems; – Research, designing and examination of machines for roads construction, machines for mining works and pipeline transport (including forecasting and an estimation of a residual exploitation resource); – Research on processes, designing and examination of the hoisting machines (stationary and mounted on the basis of motor vehicles); – Designing and preparation of the documentation for the equipment intended for entertainment events; – Defining requirements for technical equipment for road maintenance in Vilnius; – Engineering solutions of traffic safety problems (description and modeling of dangerous sections of roads, accident forecasting); – Estimation of conditions of asphalt concrete coverings on Vilnius roads and proposals for increasing life time of such coverings; – Improvement of technologies and quality of the asphalt-concrete mixtures; – Suggestions and rational strategy for regeneration of road asphalt-concrete coverings.

Special Facilities High speed camera Phantom Miro eX2. High speed camera is a device used for recording fast moving objects as a photographic image(s) onto a storage medium. After recording, the images stored on the medium can be played back in slow-motion. Max speed at full resolution of 640 x 480 is 1245 fps Max speed at resolution of 512 x 384 is 1992 fps The Pocket AE-2 is a high performance, computerized, dual channel Acoustic Emission (AE) system. AE Frequency Response: 1.0 kHz to 1.0 MHz +/- 1.5 dB R15α (Alpha) sensors and a cable for connecting the sensors to the system

Analyser of high frequency acoustic emission signals

High-speed video camera for the analysis of high-speed physical phenomena

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Traffic Safety Centre Address Plytinės str. 27, LT- 10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 47 90 E-mail: sec@vgtu.lt; vigilijus@sadauskas.eu

Head Dr Vigilijus Sadauskas The Traffic Safety Center was established on 30 June 2009 according to the University Senate Resolution No. 38 – 2.4. The main goal of the Centre - to participate in the national traffic safety policy and strategy to improve road safety in research, training and legislation areas.

Research Areas – Research in traffic safety and expertise in traffic accidents; – Training course for the driving teachers, examiners, instructors; preparation of transport reference material for educational institutions; – Advising on traffic safety policy, strategies and measures; – Business and personal training for examiners and issue them certificates of qualification; – Improve the quality of training, to ensure that the training process in line with operational needs; – Publications on traffic safety research topics.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Additional training for those motor vehicle drivers, that regularly violate traffic rules and are punished administratively, including driving disqualifications; – Special initial and periodic training of driving teachers and instructors; – Traffic accidents expertise; – Evaluation of drivers’ examination process; – Evaluation of vehicle inspection process.

Other Activities Cooperation with Lithuanian drivers; State Enterprises; Lithuanian automotive engineers union; Transeksta – voluntary association of companies, which carry out technical inspections and expertises of road vehicles.

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Antanas Gustaitis’ Aviation Institute Address Rodūnios kelias 30, LT-02187 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 48 08, +370 5 274 48 09 Fax: +370 5 232 93 21 E-mail: avinst@vgtu.lt, jnst@vgtu.lt Website: www.agai.vgtu.lt

Director Prof. Dr Habil. Jonas Stankūnas

Academic staff: 29 (incl. 3 Professors, 5 Associate Professors, 14 Lecturers, 7 Assistants). Number of PhD students in 2011: 5. Aviation institute, named after Antanas Gustaitis comprises 3 departments: Aviation Mechanics, Avionics, Aviation Technologies. Since 1995, the Institute is organising scientific conference “Aviation”.

The main R&D partners abroad: Warsaw University of Technology (PW) (Poland); National Aviation University (Ukraine); Riga Technical University (RTU) (Latvia); Brno University of Technology (VUT) (Czech Republic); National Academy of Aviation (Azerbaijan); Tartu Aviation College (TAC) (Estonia); The University of Zilina (Slovakia); Georgian Aviation University (Georgia).

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Department of Avionics Address Rodūnios kelias 30, LT-02187 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 48 17, +370 5 274 48 18 Fax: +370 5 232 93 21 E-mail: algimantas.jakucionis@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Algimantas Jakučionis

Research Areas – Research of flight control techniques and procedures of manned and unmanned air vehicles; – Analysis of augmentations and applications of satellite navigation systems in aviation; – Analysis of methods of aircraft diagnostic information safety.

Current Research Projects – UAV civil applications in Lithuania. Supervisor: J. Stankūnas; – Air traffic control technologies. Supervisor: J. Stankūnas; – Analysis of aircraft avionics diagnostics systems. Supervisor: J. Stankūnas; – Research in implementation of satellite-based navigation technologies. Supervisor: A. Jakučionis; – Research of methods for non-destructive testing of composite materials. Supervisor: E. Pileckas; – Development of ultrasonic system for air flow velocity measurement. Supervisor: V. Jozonis; – Security analysis of metrological and information parameters of aircraft technical diagnostic systems. Supervisor: D. Rudinskas; – Applications of neural networks for air vehicles diagnostic systems. Supervisor: I. Suzdalev; – Simulation of functional air space modules for air traffic control and flight automation applications. Supervisor: V. Kondroška.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Consulting on non-destructive methods of aviation structures and materials; – Investigations and consulting for sitting of electronic navigation beacons; – Research of aerodynamics and flight dynamics measurement system for low-speed aircraft. AGAI UAV flight sensors projection works UAV flight control microprocessor’s testing platform

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Department of Aviation Mechanics Address Rodūnios kelias 30, LT-02187 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 48 20, +370 5 274 48 21 Fax: +370 5 232 93 21 E-mail: aviamech@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Eduardas Lasauskas

Research Areas – Unmanned air vehicles technologies; – Low speed aerodynamics.

Current Research Projects – Analysis of UAV systems and its applications. Supervisor: D. Bručas; – Analysis of aerodynamic characteristics of high performance sailplanes. Supervisor: E. Lasauskas; – Analysis of aerodynamics characteristics of wing sections. Supervisor: L. Naujokaitis.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Analysis of UAV technologies; – Aerodynamic design and analysis of low speed airplanes; – Aerodynamic analysis of wind-turbines.

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Department of Aviation Technologies Address Rodūnios kelias 30, LT-02187 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 48 15, +370 5 274 48 16 Fax: +370 5 232 93 21 E-mail: kazimieras.maceika@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Kazimieras Vytautas Maceika

Research Areas – Analysis of Lithuanian aviation law and regulations; – Investigation of unmanned and manned air vehicles traffic control technology in common space; – Evaluation of aviation equipment electromagnetic radiation on human health; – Flight parameters measurement and flight safety systems investigation; – Development of aircraft piloting and traffic control study programs.

Current Research Project Evaluation of meteorological radars electromagnetic radiation. Supervisor: V. K. Maceika.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Expertise of radars electromagnetic radiation and their influence on human health; – Investigation of unmanned and manned air vehicles traffic control technology.

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Civil Engineering Research Centre Address Linkmenų str. 28, LT-08217, Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 65659008 E-mail: virgaudas.juocevicius@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Virgaudas Juocevičius The Centre was founded in 2011

Research Areas – Civil Engineering Research Centre consists of 8 scientific laboratories with newly equipped state off art scientific research infrastructure. Each laboratory has its own individual research areas. – Laboratory of Building Constructions: building construction behaviour under short and long-term loads, construction longevity, research and development of multi-layer envelope designs, low energy intensity buildings materials. – Laboratory of Building Materials: properties analysis of modified concrete with various additions of plasticizer and nano- additives. – Laboratory of Field Experimental Research: outdoor geological engineering (geotechnical) investigations, foundations research for estimation of subsidence, tension, deformation, strength, reliability and other parameters. – Laboratory of Soil Physical and Mechanical Properties: soils microstructure investigation, laboratory research of soil physical and mechanical properties. – Laboratory of Geodesy: research of gravitational and geomagnetic fields, preparation of geodesy networks, preparation of 3D models by scanning real objects. – Laboratory of Environmental Technologies: research of electromagnetic radiation, noise and smells levels, measurement and analysis of actual environment (also working environment) quality parameters. – Laboratory of Building Energy and Microclimate Systems: renewable energy sources in building, energy efficiency measures, sustainable energy planning, research of building microclimate conditions. – Laboratory of Road Technologies: research of roads paving mechanical properties.

International Project – USE EFFICIENCY: Universities and Students for Energy Efficiency. Intelligent Energy-Europe. Supervisor: K. Valančius. Project duration: 2009–2012. – ECO-Life: Sustainable Zero Carbon ECO-Town Developments Improving Quality of Life across EU. Framework-7, CONCERTO. Supervisor G. Šiupšinskas, T. Vilutienė. Project duration: 2009–2015.

Current Research Projects Design and prototyping of solar energy accumulation tank under Lithuanian climate conditions. Preparation of methodology for heat recovery evaluation in non-metal moisture transmitting air to air heat exchanger and inspection on assembled system prototype.

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Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided Consultancy of businesses on the topic of actual innovations implementation possibilities by analysing technological, economical and methodical considerations.

Competence Centre of Intermodal Transport and Logistics Address Plytinės g. 27, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 2745 075 E-mail: algirdas.sakalys@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Algirdas Šakalys The CCITL was founded in 2007.

Research Areas – Transport policy; – Green transport corridors; – Development and promotion of intermodality; – Development of intermodal transport networks and innovative intermodal technologies; – Development of urban mobility and urban freight transport; – Benchmarking and quality standards in transport logistics; – Modelling of intermodal transport.

International projects – EU programme FRAMEWORK-7, project BeLOGIC (Benchmarking Logistics for Co-modality). Supervisor: A. Šakalys. Project duration: 2008–2011; – EU programme FRAMEWORK-7, project B2B LOCO (Baltic-to-Balkan Network for Logistics Competence). Supervisor: A. Šakalys. Project duration: 2009–2011; – EAST-WEST TRANSPORT CORIDORR II (a green corridor concept within the Northern Transport Axis approach). Supervisor: L. Greičiūnė. Project duration: 2009–2012; – TRANSBALTIC (Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region). Supervisor: T. Gaidytė. Project duration: 2009–2011. – RAIL BALTIC GROWTH CORRIDOR. Supervisor: A. Arūna. Project duration: 2010–2013; – Baltic Transport Outlook 2030. Supervisor: A. Šakalys.

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Current Research Project Green transport corridor concept within EU Benchmarking. Supervisor:A. Šakalys.

The main R&D partners abroad Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), AG Planung Transport Verkehr (Germany), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport Thessaloniki (Greece), Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center / TRANSLOG (Greece), LogIT a.s. (Norway), Technical Research Centre of Finland , Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, ISL (Germany), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Science research, ECORYS Nederland BV (Netherlands), NewRail – University of Newcastle (UK), Mobycon (Netherlands), Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania (Poland), Maribor University (Slovenia), University of Rousse (Bulgaria), Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Latvia), Pannon Business Network (Hungary), Tallinn College of Engineering (Estonia), Region Skane (Sweden), NetPort. Karlshamn AB (Sweden), Port of Sassnitz (Germany), Ministry for Transport, Building and Regional Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Associated Danish Ports A/S (Denmark), Danish Technical Institute (Denmark), Public Transport Authority (Denmark), International Academy of Transport (Belarus).

Membership in organizations – CCITL is a managing institution of the Lithuanian Intermodal Transport Technology Platform since 2007; – Associated member of the European Intermodal Transport Association (EIA) since 2007; – Member of European Shortsea Network (ESN) since 2007; – Member of East-West Transport Corridor (EWTC) Association since 2010.

Research History Centre Address Trakų g. 1/26, LT-01132 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 49 89, +370 5 274 50 33 E-mail: mokslotyra@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Algimantas Liekis The Centre was founded in 1999.

Research Areas Development of Lithuanian science and technologies, solutions of social, economic and technological problems of integration into the European Union, harmonisation and restructurisation of engineering systems.

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Current Research Projects – Potential of Science within Lithuanians having spread all over the World. Executive staff: A. Liekis; – Development of Higher Education Studies in Engineering: History of VGTU. Executive staff: A. Nakas; – Historical Sources of VGTU Activities in 2009. Executive staff: E. K. Zavadskas; R. Keliotienė, A. Liekis.

Services and Consultancy Provided Research History Centre conducts research related to the development of separate enterprises, institutions of science and studies; Compiling and preparation of encyclopedias: “Lithuanian Builders”, “Lithuanian Aviators”; Publishing the serial of scientific books „Lithuanian Science“ (130 books have been published in total) in cooperation with national and world-wide institutions of science and studies; Preparation of the serial of scientific publication „Lithuanian Nation“ (27 books have been published in total).

Research Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 02 Fax: +370 5 274 01 12 E-mail: edmundas.zavadskas@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Artūras Kaklauskas The Institute was founded in 2003.

Research Areas – Web-based decision support systems; – Intelligent tutoring systems, computer learning systems; – Intelligent cities; – Knowledge management; – Knowledge and expert systems; – E-business; – Smart technologies; – Intelligent house; – Intelligent library; – Biometrics technologies.

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Current Research Project Web-based Decision Support in Industry, Business and Management. Supervisor: E.K. Zavadskas.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – E-city; – Web-based decision support in different fields of human activities (agriculture, construction, real estate, sustainable urban development, ethics, international trade, etc); – E-negotiations; – Intelligent tutoring and testing systems; – Computer aided systems; – Knowledge management, knowledge and expert systems; – E-business; – Smart technologies; – Biometrics technologies; – Augmented Reality.

Other Activities Member of EDEN; Collaboration with Infobalt.

Main R&D Partners Abroad Aalborg University; University Bonn; TFH Berlin; Metropolia Universiti of Helsinki; Napier University of Edinburgh; University of Salford; Lunds University; Tallinn University of Technology.

Institute of Open Source Research Address Naugarduko str. 41, LT-03227 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 65 Fax: +370 5 274 47 70 E-mail: zilvinas.jancoras@aki.vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Romanas Martavičius The Institute was founded in 2004.

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– Open innovations, innovations management, new business models; – Creative industries; – Opportunities of using the open source software within authorities, scientific areas, business and training.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Applied research in open innovations and creative industries; – Management of creation of new products; – Management and tools for support of innovation process in business; – Promoting of systems of the open source software; – Formation of policy of information technologies; – Organizing refreshing training course on the open source software.

Other Activities Cooperation in research of creative industries; Cooperation with consulting company “Global innovation studio”.

Research Institute of Territorial Planning Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 237 05 76; +370 5 274 47 20 Fax: +370 5 237 05 88 E-mail: tpmi@vgtu.lt

Head Prof. Dr Marija Burinskienė

Research Areas – Investigation of territory planning and evaluation of sustainability; – Research in architectural and urban objects, designing methods and construction, territorial planning systems, taking into consideration social and economic changes; – Application of GIS technologies in territorial planning; – Practical tasks of territorial planning; – Monitoring of territorial planning.

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– Climate Change, Cultural Heritage & Energy Efficient Monuments (COOL Bricks). Supervisor: M. Burinskiene. Project duration: 2010 – 2013. – Establishment of a Transnational ESPON Training Programme to Simulate Interest to ESPON2013 Knowledge (ESPON Train). Supervisor: M. Burinskiene. Project duration: 2010 – 2013.

Current Research Projects – Comprehensive plan of Sirvintos town – social-economic and culture heritage parts. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Preparation of Regulation “Planning of bicycle infrastructure and facilities”. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė. – Special and detail plans of Solar plant in Pasvalys district. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė.

Projects of the European Structural Funds – Special plan of border exchange of urban areas in Kelmė district. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Special plan of roads in Kedainiai district. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Special plan of water tourism routs in Telsiai district. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Special plan of new public transport mode in Vilnius city. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Comprehensive plan of Seduva town. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Comprehensive plan of Giedraiciai town. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Detail plan of cemetery border in Moletai district. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Detail plan of Zvyrakalnis block in Moletai town. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – The correction of Alytus district comprehensive plan. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Comprehensive plan of Kaunas town – urban public transport and bicycle development parts. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Comprehensive plan of Dubingiai Town. Supervisor: M. Burinskienė; – Comprehensive plans in Municipality Level (Kelmė, Alytus, Akmenė, Tauragė, Molėtai, Pasvalys, Joniškis, Anykščiai, Radviliškis, Lazdijai, Plungė, Telšiai etc.). Supervisor: M. Burinskienė.

Engineering Services and Consulting Provided – Preparation of general, special and detailed plans for towns and their territories; – Consulting services on territory planning; – Development of databases and digital town plans; – Environment impact assessment of traffic; – Design of territorial landscape plans; – Feasibility studies and special territory planning for developing tourism.

Other Activities – Fundamental research in territorial planning important to Lithuania, state programmes of research and objective programmes of research; works in international projects; – Preparation of regulations, recommendations and methodologies for territorial planning and construction in Lithuania; – Applied research in specific design; – Education for undergarduate and graduate students; – Refreshing courses for specialists in territorial planning, architects and engineers; – Consulting of state and other authorities on territorial planning.

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– Expert examination of research programmes, research works and projects; – Organizing conferences and seminars; – Establishing the national ESPON network (European Spatial Perspectives Observation Network).

Special facilities – Software ArcGIS 9.3; – Digital maps of Lithuania, Scale M1:200000 and M1:50000; – Plotter HP DesignJet T610; – Plotter HP DesignJet 800.

The main R&D partners abroad Austrian Mobility Research (AMOR); Department of Technology and Society (LTH) of Lund University (Sweden); Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Liverpool John Moores University, Napier University in Edinburgh, ESPON (European Spatial Perspectives Observation Network).

Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation Address Linkmenu str. 28, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 275 0001, Fax +370 5 275 2629 E-mail: termo@aiva.lt

Head Prof. Dr Habil. Antanas Laukaitis In the year 1959 the Central laboratory of scientific investigations has become Institute of research of novel construction materials, established in the premises of the former plant of ceramic articles ,,Krosnis” (Oven), at Linkmenų str. 28. In the year 1965 it has become an All-union institute for the research of thermal insulation and acoustic construction materials. The volumes of work made by the institute increased considerably, their geography expanded from the Baltic sea to Vladivostok and Askhebad. In the year 1989 the institute had 505 employees, 72 persons of them holding scientific degrees. Scientific activity of the institute gained international recognition. The Institute has become coordinator or scientific investigations in the field related to thermoinsulating materials in the Eastern countries as well as of international scientific co-operation programs with Finland and the USA. On September 6, 1996 Goverment of Lithuania granted the Institute status of a state scientific research institution. On February 15, 2002, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania passed a resolution to reorganize it into the Institute of thermal insulation of Vilnius Gediminas technical university.

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Since 2010 01 01 Institute was reorganised as department of Vilnius Gediminas technical university and named Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation.The Institute comprises the following research suddivisions: Acoustics Laboratory (accredited, notified), Laboratory of Building Materials (accredited), Laboratory of Building Products Technology, Laboratory of Thermal Insulating Materials (accredited, notified).

Research Areas – Investigation of mechanical, physical and operational properties of thermal insulating, sound suppressing and other building materials; – Quality assessment of construction products and their assessment in accordance with the requirements of relevant EC documents; – Modernisation of linings of thermal aggregates, investigation of thermal resistant concretes as well as their development and manufacturing.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Mechanical, physical and performance characteristics of thermo insulating, sound insulating and building materials; – Quality of building products, with consequent evaluation of their conformity to EU standards; – Possible ways of using natural resources of the earth for making building products; – Methods of upgradings the lining of the heating units; expertise of chimneys and technical control of their construction; research, development and production of refractory concrete; – Development of new building materials and their production technology; the improvement of currently used technological processes.

Other Activities – Participation in Technical Commities of Lithuanian Standards Board: – TK 23 - “Ceramics” - construction ceramics, raw materials, ceramic finishing tiles, glue for such tiles, roof tiles; – TK 25 - “Binding materials and silicate products” - gypsum and gypsum products, lime, cement, silicate and aerated concrete products; – TK 26 - “Construction thermal insulating materials”, - thermal properties of building constructions; – TK 31 - “Acoustics” - acoustic date relating to construction and environment, their measurement and assessment, vibration data, their measurement and assessment; – TK 58 “Refractory materials” - thermal insulating and construction refractory materials and products.

The main R&D partners abroad – National Aviation University (NAU), (Ukraine); – The Institute of Chemistry the Warsaw University of Technology, (Poland); – The Institute of refractory materials, (Poland); – The National Technical University of Ukraine „Kyiv Polytechnic Institute“, (Ukraine); – Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), Izhevsk State Technical University, (Russia); – Quality Testing Laboratory of Research and Development Centre for Building Insulation Industry, (Poland).

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Acoustics Laboratory Address Linkmenu str. 28, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 275 1145 E-mail: akustika@vgtu.lt

Head Dr. Aleksandras Jagniatinskis

Research Areas – Acoustic properties of building materials and constructions; – Sound insulation properties in constructions and of building elements; – Protection against aviation and environment noise; – Noise in buildings.

International Project EC programme Framework-7, project X-Noice EV (Aviation noise research network and Co-ordination). Supervisor: A. Jagniatinskis. Project duration: 2010-2013.

Current Research Projects – Investigate different descriptors applicable to design protection against noise in Buildings and Constructions; – Investigation the reverberation process in 210 m3 volume Chamber for sound absorption measurements; – Commission of the European communities. Research Directorate General. Seventh Framework Programme. SP1 1- Cooperation.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Laboratory measurements of sound absorption and sound insulation properties of building products and constructions; – In-situ measurements sound insulation and reverberation time in construction works; – Measurements of descriptors describing aviation, environmental, and occupational noise; – In- situ determination noise from engineering equipment in buildings; – Laboratory measurements noise emission from household appliance; – Declaration and verification of noise emission values for machinery and equipment .

Other Activities – Collaboration in conformity assessment with Center of Building Products; an independent state enterprise established by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, – Collaboration in CEN standards development with Lithuanian Standardization board on technical committee 31 “Akustika”; – Engineering services provide for UAB „Varėnos statyba“, Varena, Lithuania; – UAB „Titano ranga“, Šiauliai, Lithuania, „Alstom power sweden AB“, Norrkoeping, Sweeden.

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Special facilities – Special designed 210 m3 volume reverberation chamber: applicable for sound absorption measurements in accordance with EN ISO 354 requirements and sound power measurements in accordance with EN ISO 3741 requirements; – Adjusted two reverberation rooms of 100 m3 and 70 m3 volumes designed for laboratory airborne sound insulation measurements of building elements; – Omni directional sound energy sources; – Mobile equipment kit to monitor and measure aviation and environmental noise descriptors.

The main R&D partners abroad National Aviation University (NAU), (Ukraine).

Laboratory of Building Materials Address Linkmenų str. 28, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 275 26 30 E-mail: smlab@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Viktor Kizinievič

Research Areas – Research, creation and application building materials, construction and technologies; – Research of durability of building materials and products; – Research of ceramics products and sintered ceramics; – Application and creation of technologies of a waste processing of manufacture of a mineral wool and other waste products; – Researches of properties and ranges of application of products from natural anhydrite and phosphogypsum.

Other Activities – Laboratory of Building Materials complies with the requirements of LST EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and is accredited to carry out the tests of masonry units, ceramic tiles, clay roofing tiles, fibrecement profiled sheets, mortar for masonry and sampling for these tests; – Determining of physical–mechanical properties, frost resistance and other performance properties of building materials; Laboratory test of ceramic raw materials and accessories, selection and formation of mixtures of test proximity and industrial production conditions; – Research of properties of alloys of mineral wool and definition of the basic technological parameters of manufacture of mineral wool; – Selection of structure of raw material of mineral wool, definition of properties of raw material; – Determination properties and potential uses of products on natural anhydrite rock (cut and finish other building products, grit);

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– Researches of the use Technogenic waste products in manufacture of building materials and products; – Study of use of various building materials and their raw material in the Lithuanian industry. – Participation in Technical Committees of Lithuanian Standards Board: TK-23 “Ceramics”, TK-25 “Binder materials and silicate ware”.

Special facilities – Compression test machine ALPHA“3-3000 S; – Bending test machines; – Compression test machine MC-1000; – Compression test machine ???-10; – Universal test machine УMM-5; – All side cooling chamber; – One side cooling chamber; – Clay roofing tiles cooling chamber; – Universal drying chamber, SP–440C; – Deformation measuring device DUM.

The main R&D partners abroad – Izhevsk State Technical University, (Russia). – Collaboration with national and foreign companies: Alytaus keramika“, „Aukštaitijos traktas“, „Березовский комбинат силикатных изделий“, „Берёзастройматериалы“, „Dvarčionių keramika“, „Eternit Baltic“, „Гродненский комбинат строительных материалов“, „Керамейя“, „Керамика“, „Любанский комбинат строительных материалов“, „Минский комбинат силикатных изделий“, „Минский завод строительных материалов“, „Оршастройматериалы“, „Palemono keramika“, „Радошковичский керамический завод“, „Rokų keramika“, „Saint – Gobain statybos gaminiai“, „Senukų prekybos centras“, „Silikatas“, „ Naujasis kalcitas“, „Statybos produkcijos sertifikavimo centras“, „Švenčionėlių keramika“, Wienerberger AB and others.

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Laboratory of Building Products Technology Address Linkmenu str. 28, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 2735365, E-mail: sdtlab@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Valentin Antonovič The laboratory was created in year 2010 by joining 3 laboratories (Refractory Concretes, Local Binding Materials and Physical-chemical Investigations).

Research Areas Researchers perform both fundamental research and application-oriented research (R&D) not only on cement-based (mortars, plasters, concretes) but also on other building materials (ceramics, silicates). – Cement hydration; – Rheology; – Admixtures; – Durability; – Corrosion; – Microanalysis; – Application of advanced materials in construction; – Concrete for energy technologies; – Cement-based composites; – Ceramic-based composites.

International Project EUREKA E! 4487-Wasteheatconcrete (to develop heat resistant aerated concrete and its production technologies). Supervisor: M. Sinica. Project duration: 2008-2012.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Research into the relationship between raw materials, technology of production and utilization of industrial wastes; – Application of nanotechnologies in advanced building materials; – Physical and mechanical tests; – Chemical and mineralogical analysis; – Microscopy investigations; – Scientific research, development and characterization of refractory concretes; – Scientific research, development and characterization of autoclaved and non-autoclaved aerated concretes; – Fresh concrete control;

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– Consulting about problems in the areas of cement, mortar, concrete and admixtures; – Cooperation in the elaboration of national standards.

Other Activities Participation in Technical Committees of Lithuanian Standards Board: TK-58 (Refractory products and materials), TK-73 (Nanotechnologies) and TK-25 (Binding materials and silicate products).

Special facilities – X-Ray diffractometer (Dron 7); – Pore meter (Poremaster PM-33-12); – Derivatograf (Linseis STA PT-1600); – Dilatometer (Linseis L76); – Scanning electron microscope (JEOL 7600F); – Ultrasonic cement paste testing equipment (Shleibinger device with Pundit 7); – Calorimeter (ToniCal III); – Universal electromechanical testing equipment (Tinius Olsen H200KU); – Ultrasonic pulse velocity test equipment (Pundit 7); – Autoclave with capacity of 100 liters and maximal pressure of 2.4 atmospheres; – Autoclave with shielded drive RGC-10-10; – Vibro viscometer (A&D SV-10); – Differential isothermal micro-calorimeter (MDK 3); – Electric ovens SNOL with software.

The main R&D partners abroad Institute of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); Refractory Materials Division in Gliwice, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, (Poland); Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Technical University of Ukraine, (Ukraine); Czech Technical University, (Czech Republic); Institute of Materials and Structures, Technical University, (Latvia). Izhevsk State Technical University, (Russia).

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Laboratory of Thermal Insulating Materials Address Linkmenu str. 28, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 275 2485 E-mail: tml@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc Prof. Dr Sigitas Vėjelis

Research Areas The scientists of Laboratory have been testing physical, mechanical ant thermal characteristics of thermal insulating materials and products for more than 30 years. The main area of concern is investigation of compressive behaviour of these materials under short and long term compression as well as long term forecasting of their deformability. Other area of concern is investigation and forecasts of moisture characteristics and their influence on thermal conductivity while calculating thermal characteristics of layered building envelopes. Since 1996 the Laboratory has been accredited for testing building thermal insulating products and toughened building glass. Accreditation certificate No LA.01.004 (see http:/www.nab.lt). The Laboratory may determine density, humidity, water absorption, thermal conductivity, thermal resistance, compression behaviour (including up to deformation chosen), compressive creep, bending strength, tensile strength, behaviour under point load, water vapour transmission, as well as other parameters specified in the normative documents LST EN, LST EN ISO, LST ISO and others. Since 2005 the Institute of Thermal Insulation has been registered as notified body pursuant to article 18 of Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC on the basis of this Laboratory. Identification number 1688. Main functions of Laboratory are initial type testing thermal insulating products according to AOC system 3 (see http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/nando-is/cpd).

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided On the basis of contractual agreements the Laboratory may perform the following work: – Investigations of physical-mechanical and thermal-technical characteristics of thermal insulating materials and products; – Calculation of thermal resistance and thermal transmittance of building materials; – Creation of indirect methods for the quality control of thermal insulating materials during the process of production (e.g., control of thermal conductivity and strength characteristics of expanded polystyrene slabs according to the density of the product); – Processing of the data relating to any area using mathematical-statistic methods; – Technical and mathematic-statistical assistance in organizing of inter-laboratory comparison testing and processing results in the area of construction materials and products and in the related areas (e.g., chemistry); – Development of new thermal insulating materials from local renewable resources.

Other Activities Laboratory has an experience in providing proficiency testing schemes. Laboratory has provided inter-laboratory comparisons and has written corresponding reports: – “Thermo 2000”. Thermal conductivity and compressive strength testing of thermal insulating products (PT programme for building products testing laboratories of Central and East European Countries, 2000); – “EA ILC MT 2. Testing of thermal insulating materials and products” (PT programme for countries – EU members, 2003-2004).

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Special facilities – A heat flow meter apparatus FOX 304 (Laser Comp, USA) for measuring thermal conductivity of thermal insulating materials and products within the range of average temperatures from -10°C up to +60°C in accordance with ISO 8301 and European standards EN 12667, EN 12939, EN 12664; – The guarded hot plate apparatus λ-Meter EP500 is a tool according the guarded hot plate method for the operation of tests on the absolute values of thermal conductivity, thermal resistance as well as the k-value and U-value respectively of an insulating material and other products. Tests are measured in accordance with ISO 8302, , EN 12939, EN 12667. – Heat flow meter HFM-215. – A modern machine H10KS (Hounsfield, UK) for testing all strength characteristics of thermal insulating products; – Equipment for testing dimensional stability of thermal insulating products under specified temperature, humidity and compressive load conditions. – Stands for creep testing of thermal insulating materials – Infrared camera FLIR E60bx for building termography. – Low temperature laboratory electric furnace SNOL with software. – Laboratory electric furnace SNOL with software.

The main R&D partners abroad Quality Testing Laboratory of Research and Development Centre for Building Insulation Industry, (Poland).

Transport Research Institute Address Plytinės str. 27, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 5 070, +370 5 237 05 55 E-mail: tmi@vgtu.lt

Head Dr Andrius Jaržemskis The institute was founded in 1998. Transport Institute is the member of European Transport Research Institutes Association since 2005.

Research Areas – Strategy and forecast of transport system development (logistics, economics); – Methodology and strategy of transport infrastructure development and modernization; – Development of intermodal transport; – Research on innovative transport technologies;

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– Interaction and harmonization of transport networks and transportation technologies; – Structural changes of transport system; – Modelling of transport processes; – Modernisation and development of different transport modes (traffic safety, environmental protection, efficient energy consumption); – Outlining and harmonisation of the regulations for transport system; – Drafting of regulations for transport system activities and harmonization.

International Projects – EU 7th Framework Programme. Connecting long and short-distance networks for efficient transport (CLOSER). Supervisor: A. Jaržemskis. Project duration: 2010-2012; – EU 7th Framework Programme. Support for realising new Member and Associate States’ potentials in transport research (TRANSNEW). Supervisor: A. Jaržemskis. Project duration: 2010-2011; – EU 7th Framework Programme. Carbon footprint of freight transport (COFRET). Project duration: 2011-2013.

Current Research Projects – The systemic research on productivity indicators of long and short distance transport interface. Supervisor: A. Jaržemskis; – The research of using advanced technologies in the transportation of dangerous goods. Supervisor: A. Jarašūnienė.

The main R&D partners abroad ECTRI (European Conference of Transport Research Institutes); The Scientific Council for Traffic of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts; The French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (France); Railways Research and Technology Centre (Poland); Transport and Telecommunication Institute (Latvia); Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BMU) (Hungary), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (Holland), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Hellenic Institute of Transport, University of Belgrade, Riga Technical University, Polytechnic Torino, Belarusian National Technical University, University of Rome „La Sapienza“, Belarusian State University of Transport, Silesian University of Technology, University of Turku and others.

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Research Laboratory of Buildings, Constructions and Materials Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT - 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 269 87 40, +370 699 55 884 Fax: +370 5 269 87 40, 274 48 96 E-mail: konstrukcijos@vgtu.lt; skmml@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc Prof. Dr Eugedijus Juozas Dulinskas The Laboratory was founded in 1992.

Research Area Investigation of building materials, design and application of structures and techniques, provision of test methods.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Laboratory and in situ tests of building materials and building structures; – Development of new test methods for building structures and materials; – Assessment of technical state of various kind of buildings and its structures; – Expert examination of residential and non-residential buildings, communication structures, utilities and other structural parts of construction works; – Preparation of structural part of desing of construction work for all kind of structures and construction works (except nuclear energy construction works); – The professional advice and recommendations on the bearing capacity of the buildings and its structures, on the sustainability and stability, recommendations for quality assessment of structures, design and normatyve documents preparation.

Other Activities Member of Building product testing laboratory association.

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Laboratory of Parallel Computing Address Saulėtekio al. 11, LT- 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: +370 5 274 49 13 E-mail: lsl@vgtu.lt

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr Arnas Kačeniauskas The Laboratory of Parallel Computing was founded in 2000.

Research Areas – Multiphase flow in porous media; – Parallel discrete element method for flows of granular materials; – Development of grid visualization e-services; – Master–Slave automatic parallel toolkit; – Tool for parallel branch-and-bound algorithms; – Parallel C++ Arrays toolkit.

Engineering Services and Consultancy Provided – Maintenance and development of high performance computing systems; – Consulting, expertise, training and educational activities in parallel and distributed computing; – Research in the area of high-performance computers and parallel algorithms.

Special Facilities Laboratory of Parallel Computing comprises one of the most powerful PC cluster in Lithuania with measured HPL performance Rmax =  512.8 Gflops (96 CPU). Resources of cluster are open to all Lithuanian universities and research institutes. EGEE certified grid cluster ce2.grid.vgtu.lt (44 CPU) is fully integrated in the European Grid infrastructure. Grid cluster is equipped by GPUs and targeted for visualization software. Experimental cloud infrastructure based on Eucalyptus open source solution is developed to provide engineering software ANSYS and MATLAB as a service for VGTU researchers and students. The flexible user interface is developed for resource and application management, while the easy and useful file manager is provided to access Walrus storage.

Main R&D Partners Abroad Institut Techno-und-Wirtschaftsmathematik (Germany), High Performance Systems Department of Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), Zaragoza University (Spain), Munich Bundesver University (Germany).

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Participation in International Organisations EUA

European Universities Association

SEFI

European Society for Engineering Education

IAUP

International Association of University Presidents

CIB

International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation

EUREF

International Association of Geodesy

RETI-NET

European Association for Population Studies

AECEF

Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

ILGEE

International Liaison Group for Engineering Education

ASCCS

Association on Steal Concrete Composite Structures

ESCA

European Speech Communication Association

ELSNET

European Language and Speech Network

IEEE

Institute of European Electrical and Electronic Engineering

SCI

Steel Construction Institute (the UK)

IABSE

International Association of Bridge Structures

ASCA

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

FIG

International Federation of Surveyors

UNEECC

University Network of the European Capitals of Culture

BALTECH

University Consortium in Science and Technology of Baltic Countries

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Professor’s positions offered for individual research in 2011 Physical sciences Physics (02P) J. Gradauskas. Semiconductor structures and CO2 laser radiation. Investigation of interaction.

Technological sciences Civil Engineering (02T) A. Juozapaitis. Investigation on innovative steel suspension bridges and tall strucures.

Informatics Engineering (07T) A. Kačeniauskas. Solution of the coupled problems by using computer clusters and grid infrastructures.

Mechanical Engineering (09T) V. Bučinskas. Methods of non-destructive diagnostics of elements of mechanical systems. A. Jakštas. Formation and investigation of adaptive means for vibration damping in mechanical systems. D. Mažeika. Modeling of multidimensional piezomechanical systems.

Measurement Engineering (10T) V. Č. Aksamitauskas. Deformation investigations of industrial structures using geodetic methods.

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Doctoral Theses completed in 2011 Humanities Arts – Sculpture and Architecture (03H) D. Linartas. Significance of creative competitions to Lithuanian art of architecture.

Physical sciences Mathematics (01P) D. Melichov. On estimation of the Hurst index of solutions of stochastic differential equations.

Physics (02P) T. Gric. Electromagnetic field and dispersion characteristic calculations of open waveguides made of absorptive materials. O. Liebfried. The investigation of electromagnetic processes in electromagnetic launchers using colossal magnetoresistance sensors. A. Pašiškevičius. Synthesis of the vanadium oxide compounds and investigation by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy method.

Social sciences Management and Administration (03S) K. Garškaitė – Milvydienė. The diagnostics of bankruptcy threat to enterprises.

Economics (04S) A. Ginevičius. Increasing economic effectiveness of marketing. J. Krumplytė. Evaluation of the extent of the shadow economy. K. Ledauskaitė. Economic assessment of human resource potential in transport sector. M. Plakys. Efficiency of investment funds markets. V. Stasytytė. Investment portfolio decision support system. H. D. Stein. Modelling enterprise co-opetition.

Technological sciences Electrical and Electronic Engineering (01T) M. Itani. Analysis and improvement of multilingual speech coding. G. Masalskis. Development and analysis of integrated circuit topology element recognition system. R. Pomarnacki. Investigation of the electrodynamic retard devices using parallel computer systems. V. Puidokas. Design and research on sigma-delta digital-to-analog converters for audio power amplifiers. R. Rainys. Investigation of the regional internet network infrastructure dependability.

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Civil Engineering (02T) L. Bertulienė. Assessment, research and use of methods for determining the strength of base courses of road pavement structure. M. Daugevičius. Influence of long-term load on the behaviour of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with carbon fibre composite. V. Juocevičius. A methods for assessing risk to engineering structures exposed to accidental actions. L. Kelpšienė. Construction modelling in environment of economic recession. O. R. Šostak. Planning development of construction by taking into account interests of the third parties. J. Venckauskaitė. Analysis of urban sustainability process and quality of life evaluation. A. Venskus. Optimization methods of shakedown structures in the context of standarts. V. Vorobjovas. Assurance of the function of low-volume roads for the improvement of driving conditions.

Transport Engineering (03T) J. Barysienė. Modelling of the containers handling’s cycle in the intermodal transport terminal. S. Dailydka. A study on the options of means for railway passenger transportation. R. Junevičius. Modeling of the traffic flows using the method of the concentrated parameters in the streets network. V. Suslavičius. Investigation of the mobile impulse hydraulic and pneumatic fire fighting device for extinguishing small-scale fires.

Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management (04T) J. Bradulienė. Investigation of efficiency of gravel roads dust suppressants and evaluation in the road environment. T. Januševičius. Research on the acoustic qualities of building materials and structures and their use for noise reduction in premises. I. Pliopaitė – Bataitienė. Investigation and evaluation of 137Cs and 90Sr migration from soil to conifer trees. M. Pranskevičius. Research and assessment of the total carbon content and carbon dioxide emissions from soils of different land-use purpose.

Chemical Engineering (05T) I. Kučinskaitė – Kodzė. Production, characterization and application of new monoclonal antibodies against viral antigens.

Energetics and Power Engineering (06T) G. Streckienė. Research of heat storage tank operation modes in cogeneration plant.

Informatics Engineering (07T) A. Drukteinienė. Trajectories formation for mobile multidimensional piezorobots with nanometer resolution.

Materials Engineering (08T) J. Pranckevičienė. Impact of mineral wool production waste on properties of sintered ceramics.

Mechanical Engineering (09T) R. Jasevičius. The numerical modelling of normal interaction of ultrafine particles.

Measurement Engineering (10T) D. Popovas. The assessment of the celestial body influence on the geodetic measurements. D. Rekus. Photometric calibration of levelling staffs scales.

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Monographs in 2010–2011 A. L. Samalavičius. Ideas and structures: essays in architectural history. Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2011. ISBN 9781608997367. T. Kačerauskas. An Individual in Historical Community: Sketches of Cultural Regionalistics. Vilnius: Technika, 2011. ISBN 9789955289487. J. Butkevičius. Research and Development of Passenger Transport by Rail. Vilnius: Technika, 2011. ISBN 9789955287872. K. Jakovlevas-Mateckis. Architecture of Urban Landscape Vol.II. Greenery and Principles of its Composition. Vilnius: Technika, 2011. ISBN 9789955289944. B. Melnikas. Transformation Society: Economics, Culture, Innovations, Internationalization Processes. Vilnius: Technika, 2011. ISBN 9786094570575. B. Melnikas, A. Jakubavičius, E. Leichteris, M. Vilys. Creation of Knowledge Economy: Innovation Support System. Vilnius: Technika, 2011. ISBN 9786098058017. A. Kaklauskas, E. K. Zavadskas. Support of biometric and intellectual solutions. Vilnius: Technika, 2010. ISBN 9789955287544. S. Štaras, R. Martavičius, J. Skudutis, V. Urbanavičius, V. Daškevičius Simulation and application of super-wide-band slow-wave structures. Vilnius: Technika, 2010. ISBN 9789955286295. R. Baronas, F. Ivanauskas, J. Kulys. Mathematical modeling of biosensors: an introduction for chemists and mathematicians. 1st edition. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010. ISBN 9789048132423. V. Čepanko, P. Baltrėnas, K. Buinevičius... [et al.]. Waste to energy and environment / edited by: J. W. Wandrasz, K. Pikoń, Z. Czekalska. Katowice: Silesian University of Technology, 2010. ISBN 9788393023202. А. Pušnov, P. Baltrėnas, A. Kagan, A. Zagorskis. The aerodynamics of air treatment devices with a granular charge. Vilnius: Technika, 2010. ISBN 9789955286431. S. Mitkus. Agreement for construction contract: theory and practice. Vilnius: Registry centre, 2010. ISBN 9789955300847. A. Samalavičius. Idea of a university and academic industry. Vilnius: VPU leidykla, 2010. ISBN 9789955205302. S. Vaikasas. Flood Dynamics and sedimentation-diffusion Processes in Lowland River Nemunas. Vilniu:Technika. ISBN 978-9955-28-539-7.

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Research Journals Aviation

(ISSN 1648-7788 print / ISSN 1822-4180 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TAVI/ The scientific journal Aviation published in 1996–1997 functioned as the proceedings of international and local conferences. In 2000–2002 it existed as an annual appendix to the scientific journal “Transport Engineering” and in 2002 it became an autonomous scientific journal of aviation, published at the rate of 4 issues per year. The language of articles is English. The articles in the journal are concerned with the following fields of research: – Flight Physics; – Aerostructures; – Propulsion; – Aircraft Avionics, Systems and Equipment; – Flight Mechanics; – Integrated Design and Validation (method and tools); – Air Traffic Management; – Airports; – Human Factors; – Air Transport Technologies and Development; – History of Aviation. It publishes notes, reviews, reports on conferences and workshops. In cooperation with Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, National Aviation University (Ukraine), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Azerbaijan National Academy of Aviation (Azerbaijan), Estonian Aviation Academy (Estonia), Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), University of Žilina (Slovakia ), Korea Aerospace University (South Korea) and Technical University of Košíce (Slovakia).

The Journal is abstracted by Elsevier Bibliographic Databases: SCOPUS, Compendex, The Engineering Index Monthly; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts): Advanced Polymers Abstracts, Aerospace & High Technology Database, Aluminum Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA Engineering Research Database, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts

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Journal, Corrosion Abstracts, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, Engineered Materials Abstracts, International Aerospace Abstracts, Materials Business File, METADEX, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Jonas Stankūnas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Eduardas Lasauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Executive Secretary Margarita Apanavičienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 32 members from 12 countries.

Editorial Office Jonas Stankūnas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Rodūnės kelias 30, LT-02187 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 08 Fax: +370 5 232 93 21 E-mail: aviation@vgtu.lt

The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering (ISSN 1822-427X print / ISSN 1822-4288 online) www.bjrbe.vgtu.lt The idea to publish a scientific journal for three Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia) on the issues related to roads and bridges was generated in 2005. The rate is 4 volumes per year. In 2011 year, in the face of the worldwide economic recession vortices, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering has further grown and improved: the successfully implemented Gross Check program has helped with protecting the articles of the Journal from plagiarism possibilities, an increase in the Journal Impact Factor has reached index 2.436, thus allowing to take up the sixth position in the worldwide ranking among 91 journals of Civil Engineering in the ISI Database. Publishing of the Journal was agreed to be further supported by the Baltic Road Association. This year, the geography of the authors publishing scientific articles has widened (the articles have already been sent by the scientists from Egypt, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, etc.).

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The Journal specialises in the following fields of research: – road and bridge research and design; – road construction materials and technologies; – bridge construction materials and technologies; – road and bridge repair; – road and bridge maintenance; – traffic safety; – road and bridge information technologies; – environmental issues; – road climatology; – low-volume roads; – normative documentation; – quality management and assurance; – road infrastructure and its assessment; – asset management; – road and bridge construction financing; – specialist pre-service and in-service training. It publishes advertising materials, reviews and bibliography, abstracts of PhD thesis, reports on conferences and workshops.

The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (2011 Journal Citation Report, impact factor 2.436), INSPEC, EBSCO, TRIS/TRIS Online, VINITI, CSA’s ERD, CSA/ASCE (CSA’s TRD), SCOPUS.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Donatas Čygas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editors Alfredas Laurinavičius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Ainars Paeglitis, Riga Technical University Andrus Aavik, Tallinn University of Technology

Managing Editor Daiva Žilionienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 27 members from 13 countries.

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Editorial Office Donatas Čygas, Daiva Žilionienė Department of Roads Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 11, +370 5 274 47 08 Fax: +370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: bjrbe@vgtu.lt

Business, Management and Education (ISSN 2029-7491 print / ISSN 2029-6169 online) http://www.bme.vgtu.lt “Business, Management and Education” is the semiannual periodical journal of peer-reviewed papers published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University since 2003. All papers published in “Business, Management and Education” must contain an original research on various aspects of economics, business and high education management, be written in English language. The Journal is designed for publishing papers in the following fields of research: – Sustainable return strategies; – Regional competitiveness through investment efficiency; – Production economics and management; – Innovation management; – Financial engineering; – Investment decisions; – Financial institution management in times of economic turbulence; – International marketing; – Social and economical environment of business development; – Information and telecommunication technologies in business; – EU economic growth drivers; – E-governance; – Entrepreneurship; – General management; – Sustainable enterprise; – Globalisation processes; – High Education Management; – Case studies.

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The Journal is abstracted by EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete, ProQuest: Ulrich’s, SummonTM and IndexCopernicus international databases.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Jelena Stankevičienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Jurgita Raudeliūnienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 14 members from 9 countries.

Editorial Office Jurgita Raudeliūnienė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 5018 Fax: +370 5 274 4892 E-mail: bme@vgtu.lt

Business: Theory and Practice

(ISSN 1648-0627 print / ISSN 1822-4202 online) www.btp.vgtu.lt “Business: Theory and Practice” has been published since 2000. The rate is one volume (4 issues) per year with Lithuanian, English and German being the possible languages of articles. The journal is designed for publishing papers in the following fields of research: – Business environment; – Economic development and globalisation; – Regional development; – Entrepreneurship; – Strategic management; – Organisational behavior; – Theoretical and empirical questions of industrial organisation; – Case studies.

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The Journal is abstracted by ICONDA, EBSCO, CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), SCOPUS.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Romualdas Ginevičius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Vytautas Aleksandras Rutkauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Manuela Tvaronavičienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Živilė Tunčikienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 28 members from 14 countries.

Editorial Office Živilė Tunčikienė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 00; +3706 87 83 944 Fax: +370 5 270 01 14 E-mail: btp@vgtu.lt

Coactivity: Philology, Educology (ISSN 1822-430X print / ISSN 1822-4318 online) www.cpe.vgtu.lt “Coactivity: Philology, Educology” publishes quality articles on the main issues within the scientific fields of philology and educology. The journal is published semi-annually both online as an open access journal and in print. The languages of articles are Lithuanian, English, German and Russian. The key objectives of the journal are: – to encourage research within the scientific fields of philology and educology; – to stimulate fast dissemination of information among specialists from the fields of philology and educology by providing them with an open platform for discussions, exchange of professional and cultural knowledge and experience;

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– to support a cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue between different academic communities; – to broaden perspectives of specialists from the fields of philology and educology by introducing them with their foreign counterparts’ publications, which reflect international experiences and approaches.

The Journal is abstracted by MLA International Bibliography; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrichsweb™, Summon™; EBSCOhost: SocINDEX with Full Text, Academic Search Complete, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; C.E.E.O.L (Central and Eastern European Online Library); IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Povilas Tamošauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editorial Office Rasa Sklizmantaitė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 65 Fax: +370 5 274 48 66 E-mail: cpe@vgtu.lt

Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication (ISSN 2029-6320 print / ISSN 2029-6339 online) www.cpc.vgtu.lt VGTU scientific journal in Humanities under the title “Filologija”, was published once a year since 1993. In 2006 it was changed into the journal “Coactivity”, issued every three months. In 2011 the journal was changed into semiannual journal „Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication“. Each issue in the reviewed journal contains articles on a specified area of humanities including communication and media studies. The articles are presented in Lithuanian, English, German and French. The journal is designed for publishing papers concerning the following fields of research: – Philosophy; – Sociology; – Communication and informatikon; – Media studies.

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The Journal is abstracted by MLA International Bibliography; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrichsweb™, Summon™; EBSCOhost: SocINDEX with Full Text, Academic Search Complete, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; C.E.E.O.L (Central and Eastern European Online Library); IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Tomas Kačerauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 17 members from 7 countries.

Editorial Office Tomas Kačerauskas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 66 Fax: +370 5 274 48 66 E-mail: filosofija@vgtu.lt

Engineering structures and technologies (ISSN 2029-2317 print / ISSN 2029-2325 online) www.skt.vgtu.lt/en „Engineering structures and technologies“ is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. The journal is aimed at scientists, designers and producers. It presents new results of research, practical proposals and recommendations on the introduction of science and technical equipment, in order to improve sustainable building. The Journal is designed for publishing papers in the following fields of research: – the structural properties of building materials; – the mechanics, optimization and reliability of building structures; – the creation, investigation and design of building structures; – geotechnical structures and investigations; – loads and actions of building structures; – estimation of loads in building period; – technology of structures production and building process, performance and analysis; – economical analysis of design and technology solutions;

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– influence of technology on quality of building structures; – analysis of structures behavior in fire, estimation and renovation of fire damages to building structures; – estimation of building structure state in exploitation, strengthening and technology of repair; – durability of building structures and building materials; – practice of Euro codes and standards, creation and correction of national parameters; – another scientific and technical information on the topic of journal.

The Journal is abstracted by ICONDA, Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrichsweb™, Summon™; EBSCOhost; IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Gediminas Marčiukaitis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Remigijus Šalna, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 32 members from 17 countries.

Editorial Office Gediminas Marčiukaitis Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 52 26 E-mail: skt@vgtu.lt

Evolution of Science and Technology (ISSN 2029-2430 print / ISSN 2029-2449 online) www.est.vgtu.lt/index.php/est „Evolution of Science and Technology“ publishes original papers and review articles on all aspects of the history of science and technology. The languages of articles may be Lithuanian, English, German or Russian. The journal is published semiannually. All papers are reviewed by two appointed experts.

The Journal is abstracted by Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom, Science Resource Center; ProQuest: Ulrichsweb™, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete; IndexCopernicus.

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Research Units University Level

209


Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Algimantas Nakas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Aistė Andriušytė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 19 members from 10 countries.

Editorial Office Algimantas Nakas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 00 Fax: +370 5 270 01 14 E-mail: nakas@vgtu.lt

Geodesy and Cartography

(ISSN 2029-6991 print / ISSN 2029-7009 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TGAC/ The Journal started as “Papers of Geodesy” at Vilnius department of Kaunas polytechnical institute (now – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) in 1963. Since 1995 it has been published as the scientific journal “Geodesy and Cartography”, recently the rate is one volume of 4 issues per year. Articles are published in Lithuanian, English, German, French and Russian languages. The journal is designed for publishing papers in the following fields of research: – Study, establishment and improvement of geodesy and mapping technologies; – Establishing and improving geodetic networks; – Theoretical and practical principles of developing standards for geodetic measurements; – Mathematical treatment of geodetic and photogrammetric measurements; – GPS method; – Study and measurements of Earth’s figure and parameters of the gravity field; – Study and development geoid models; – Study and measurements of vertical and horizontal movements of the Earth’s crust; – Geodetic information systems;

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– Information systems for land management and real estate cadastre; – Cadastral surveying; – Photogrammetric methods in mapping systems; – Digital mapping methods.

The Journal is abstracted by SCOPUS; Compendex; ICONDA; CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts); GeoRef; GEOPHOKA; Gale®;VINITI RAN; ProQuest; EBSCOhost; IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Jonas Skeivalas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 22 representing 10 countries.

Editorial Office Jonas Skeivalas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 01 Fax: +370 5 274 47 05 E-mail: gc@vgtu.lt; jonas.skeivalas@vgtu.lt

International Journal of Strategic Property Management (ISSN 1648-715X print / ISSN 1648-9179 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TSPM/ “International Journal of Strategic Property Management” (IJSPM) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal which publishes original research articles. The journal provides a forum for discussion and debate related to all areas of strategic property management. Topics include, but are not limited, the following areas: asset management, facilities management, property policy, budgeting and financial controls, enhancing residential property value, marketing and leasing, risk management, real estate valuation and investment, innovations in residential management, housing finance, sustainability and housing development, applications of information technologies in property management, mathematical methods in property management, international comparisons and developments, theoretical and conceptual frameworks for strategic property management, etc. All submissions are subject to review by two independent referees. IJSPM is formerly known as “Real Estate Valuation and Investment” (1997-1999) and “Property Management” (2000-2002). Frequency: 4 issues per year.

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The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters: ISI, Web of Science; Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences; SCOPUS; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts); INSP EC; Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance; International Abstracts in Operations Research; Journal of Real Estate Literature; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; VINITI RAN; ProQuest: ABI/ INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, Business Module, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Social Science Journals, Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Business Source Complete, Business Source Corporate, Central & Eastern European Academic Source, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; C.E.E.O.L (Central and Eastern European Online Library); IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Audrius Banaitis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editors Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Artūras Kaklauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Brian Sloan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK J. Andrew Hansz, California State University, Fresno, USA Eddie Chi-man Hui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Managing Editor Saulius Raslanas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 39 members from 15 countries.

Editorial Office in Lithuania Audrius Banaitis Department of Construction Economics and Property Management Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Fax: +370 5 270 01 12 E-mail: audrius.banaitis@vgtu.lt; ijspm@vgtu.lt

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Journal of Business Economics and Management (ISSN 1611-1699 print / ISSN 2029-4433 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TBEM/ “Journal of Business Economics and Management” keeps continuity of the journal “Almanach des praktischen Managements in Mittelund Ost-Europa”. It has been published since 1999 in the rate of 4 issues per year, from 2012 – 5 issues per year. It is a peer-reviewed international journal designed to expand the knowledge in business economics and hence effective management of enterprises in the 21st century. English is the language of articles. The articles in the journal are concerned with the following fields of research: – Global Business; – Transition Issues; – Economic Growth and Development; – Finance and Investment; – Strategic Management; – Marketing; – Innovations; – Public Administration; – Case Studies.

The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters: ISI, Web of Science; SCOPUS; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase);Gale®: Academic OneFile, Business & Company ProFile ASAP, Business & Company Resource Center, Business ASAP, Business ASAPInternational, General Business File ASAP, InfoTrac Custom; CSA (Cambridge Scienti_c Abstracts): Advanced Polymers Abstracts,Aerospace & High Technology Database, Aluminum Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA Engineering ResearchDatabase, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical& Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, CompositesIndustry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion AbstractsEarthquake Engineering Abstracts, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, Engineered Materials Abstracts, International Aerospace Abstracts, MaterialsBusiness File, METADEX, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts; EconLit; ProQuest: Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: BusinessSource Complete, Business Source Corporate, Current Abstracts, TOCPremier; C.E.E.O.L (Central and Eastern European Online Library); IndexCopernicus Thomson ISI Web of Science, Journal Citation Report (Social Science Edition): Impact Factor (2010) - 3,866/Q1 SCOPUS: SJR (2010) – 0,069/Q1.

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Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Romualdas Ginevičius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editors Ieva Meidutė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 45 members from 23 countries.

Editorial Office Ieva Meidutė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 85 Fax: +370 5 274 48 92 E-mail: jbem@vgtu.lt

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management (ISSN 1392-3730 print / ISSN 1822-3605 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TCEM/ Since 2002 the journal “Civil Engineering” has been published under the new title “Journal of Civil Engineering and Management”. The rate was one volume of 4 issues per year and one volume of 6 issues per year since 2012. The language of articles is English. The Journal is designed for publishing original articles presenting new information and reviews in the following fields of research: – Building materials and structures; – Structural mechanics and physics; – Geotechnical engineering; – Road and bridge engineering; – Urban engineering and economy; – Constructions technology, economy and management; – Information technologies in construction; – Fire protection, thermoinsulation and renovation of buildings; – Labour safety in construction.

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The Journal is abstracted by Advanced Polymers Abstracts; Aerospace & High Technology Database; Aluminium Industry Abstracts; Ceramic Abstracts; Civil Engineering Abstracts; COMPENDEX; Composite Industry Abstracts; Computer and Information Systems Abstracts; Copper Data Center Database; Corrosion Abstracts; EBSCOhost; Electronics and Communications Abstracts; Engineered Materials Abstracts; GALE; ICONDA; IndexCopernicus; INSPEC; IRBdirect; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; Materials Business File; Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts; METADEX; Science Citation Index Expanded TM ; Scopus and VINITI Abstracts Journal.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Edmundas K. Zavadskas, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

North American Editor Miroslaw J. Skibniewski, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Editors Gintaris Kaklauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Artūras Kaklauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Rimantas Kačianauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Jurgita Antuchevičienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Laura Tupėnaitė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 68 members from 23 countries.

Editorial Office Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas Department of Construction Technology and Management Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Tel.: +370 5 2 74 49 10, +370 5 2 74 52 33; Fax: +370 5 2 74 50 16 E-mail: edmundas.zavadskas@vgtu.lt; jcem@vgtu.lt

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Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management International research towards sustainability

(ISSN 1648-6897 print / ISSN 1827-4199 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TEEL/ International research journal of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and International Academy of Ecological and Life Protection Sciences which is an associate member of the Public Information Department of the United Nations. Since 1995 the Journal Environmental Engineering was published instead of the previous research proceedings Environmental Protection of Vilnius Technical University (2 issues since 1994). In 1995–1998 six issues were published (2 issues per year). Since 1998 the Journal Environmental Engineering was published in volumes (one volume of four issues per year). Since 2003 the Journal is published under a new title Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management (one volume of four issues per year) with proceeded issue numeration. Since 2011 (Volume 19), the journal is co-published with Taylor & Francis. The Journal is an international medium for the publication of original research on the environment with emphasis on changes caused by human activities. The scope is multidisciplinary and international and the subjects covered include atmosphere and air pollution control and pollution mitigation technologies, water pollution control and pollution mitigation technologies, soil pollution control and pollution mitigation technologies, entrails of the earth, their protection, waste management, zero-waste technologies, environmental expertise, control over physical and technological environmental impacts and reduction technologies, nuclear hydro physics and radioactive pollution, modelling environmental processes, environmental monitoring, landscape protection, environmental ethics, environmental law and management, and the quality of indoor and outdoor environments. Besides, it publishes short reports and observations, reviews and bibliographies, and reports on conferences and workshops.

The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters: ISI, Web of Science; Elsevier Bibliographic Databases: SCOPUS, Compendex, The Engineering Index Monthly; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts): Advanced Polymers Abstracts, Aerospace & High Technology Database, Aluminum Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA Engineering Research Database, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion Abstracts, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, Engineered Materials Abstracts, Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, International Aerospace Abstracts, Materials Business File, METADEX, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts; Gale®: Academic OneFile, Business & Company ProFile ASAP, Business & Company Resource Center, Business ASAP, Business ASAP International, InfoTrac Custom; VINITI RAN; ProQuest: Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Current Abstracts, Environment Complete, Environment Index, Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index, GreenFILE, TOC Premier; IndexCopernicus.

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Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Pranas Baltrėnas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Executive Editor Edita Baltrėnaitė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 44 members from 15 countries.

Editorial Office Pranas Baltrėnas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 47 23, +370 640 00131 Fax: +370 5 274 47 31 E-mail: jeelm@vgtu.lt

Limes: borderland studies

(ISSN 2029-0187 print / ISSN 2029-0209 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TLIM/ Research journal “Limes: borderland studies” is committed for borderland studies from cultural studies point of view. It focuses philosophy, history, sociology, political, communication and information sciences. The papers published in the journal are peer reviewed by two appointed experts. The idea to publish this research journal on the issues related to borderland studies including cultural regionalistics, was born at the beginning of 2007, was implemented in 2008. Journal unites four educational establishments representing three countries: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Lithuanian Culture Research Institute (Lithuania), University of Bialystok (Poland) and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarus).

The Journal is abstracted by EBSCO host, International Political Science Abstracts, C.E.E.O.L., IndexCopernicus

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217


Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Tomas Kačerauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Basia Nikiforova, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

Managing Editor Jovilė Barevičiūtė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editorial Office Tomas Kačerauskas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 2744866 Fax: +370 5 2744866 E-mail: tomas.kacerauskas@vgtu.lt; limes@vgtu.lt

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis (ISSN 1392-6292 print / ISSN 1648-3510 online) www.tandfonline.com/tmma Journal is published since 1996 in English. Starting with 2012 the journal “Mathematical Modelling and Analysis” is published in 5 numbers per volume, one volume per year. The journal is publishing papers in the following fields of research: – All fields of numerical analysis; – Mathematical aspects of scientific computing; – Parallel algorithms; – Mathematical modelling; – Analysis of ODE and PDE; – Approximation theory; – Optimisation.

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The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters: ISI, Web of Science (2010 Journal Citation Report, impact factor 0,685); SCOPUS; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts): Advanced Polymers Abstracts, Aerospace & High Technology Database, Aluminum Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA Engineering Research Database, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion Abstracts, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, Engineered Materials Abstracts, International Aerospace Abstracts, Materials Business File, METADEX, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts; INSPEC; MathSciNet®: Mathematical Reviews, Current Mathematical Publications; Zentralblatt MATH; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; VINITI RAN; ProQuest: Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; IndexCopernicus

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Raimondas Čiegis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editors Artūras Štikonas, Vilnius University Aleksandras Krylovas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 35 from 9 countries.

Editorial Office Raimondas Čiegis Department of Mathematical Modelling Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 48 27 E-mail: mma@vgtu.lt

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219


Science – future of Lithuania

(ISSN 2029-2341 print / ISSN 2029-2252 online) www.mla.vgtu.lt/index.php/mla “Science – future of Lithuania” has been published since 2009. Journal is intended primarily for young researchers. The journal is designed for publishing papers in the following fields of research: – environmental protection engineering; – architecture and urban design; – aviation technology; – bioengineering and bioinformatics; – physics and physical information technology; – electronics and electrical engineering; – informatics; – computer-aided graphics and design; – mathematics; – mechanics; – material engineering; – industrial engineering and management; – construction and building engineering systems; – transport; – business.

The Journal is abstracted by ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrichsweb™, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete; IndexCopernicus

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Antanas Čenys, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Managing Editor Vaidotas Vaišis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editorial Office Antanas Čenys Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 05 E-mail: mla@vgtu.lt

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Technological and Economic Development of Economy (ISSN 2029-4913 print / ISSN 2029-4921 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/TTED/ The serial issue of publications under a common title Technological and Economic Development of Economy was initiated in 1994 (8 issues were published) and moved to 2 issues in 1995, 3 issues in 1996, 1 issue in 1997 and 1 issue in 1998. Since 2000, the format of the publication has changed and since 2003, the standard has become one volume per year (4 issues). Since 2008 (Volume 14), the journal has been published in English only under the title Technological and Economic Development of Economy. Previously published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Journal presently cooperates with universities representing the Baltic Region: Riga Technical University (Latvia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and Lithuanian Operations Research Society. Since 2011 (Volume 17), the journal is co-published with Taylor & Francis. “Technological and Economic Development of Economy” is refereed journal that publishes original research and review articles and book reviews. The Journal is designed for publishing articles in the following fields of research: – systems for sustainable development, – policy on sustainable development, – legislation on sustainable development, – strategies, approaches and methods for sustainable development, – visions and scenarios for the future, – education for sustainable development, – institutional change and sustainable development, – health care and sustainable development, – alternative economic paradigms for sustainable development, – partnership in the field of sustainable development, – industry and sustainable development, – sustainable development challenges to business and management, – technological changes and sustainable development, – social aspects of sustainability, – economic dimensions of sustainability, – political dimensions of sustainability, – innovations, – life cycle design and assessment, – ethics and sustainability, – sustainable design and material selection, – assessment of environmental impact, – ecology and sustainability, – application case studies, – best practices, – decision making theory,

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– models of operations research, – theory and practice of operations research, – statistics, – optimization, – simulation.

The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters: ISI, Web of Science; SCOPUS; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts): Advanced Polymers Abstracts, Aerospace & High Technology Database, Aluminum Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA Engineering Research Database, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion Abstracts, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal, Engineered Materials Abstracts, International Aerospace Abstracts, Materials Business File, METADEX, Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts; Gale®: Academic OneFile, InfoTrac Custom; ProQuest: Ulrich’s, Summon™; EBSCOhost: Business Source Complete, Business Source Corporate, Business Source Premier, Current Abstracts, TOC Premier; C.E.E.O.L (Central and Eastern European Online Library); IndexCopernicus.

Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editors Zenonas Turkis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Galina Merkuryeva, Riga Technical University Roode Liias, Tallinn University of Technology

Managing Editor Jonas Šaparauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editorial Office Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Department of Construction Technology and Management Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 2 74 52 32, +370 5 2 74 50 02 Fax: +370 5 2 74 50 16 E-mail: edmundas.zavadskas@vgtu.lt; tede@vgtu.lt

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Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (ISSN 2029-7955 print / ISSN 2029-7947 online) www.tandfonline.com/ttpa The Journal of Architecture and Urbanism is a peer-review academic journal which publishes original research papers. The journal presents new results of research and provides a forum for discussion and debate relating to numerous areas of architecture and urbanism. The topics include: urban design and planning; sustainable development of regional structures; history and theory of architecture and urban planning; history and theory of landscape architecture; protection of architecture and urban heritage; technologies of architecture and urban design; architectural education. Each issue of the journal is thematically based and edited by the guest editor. Since 2012 the journal has been co-published quarterly in March, June, September and December by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Taylor & Francis.

The Journal is abstracted by SCOPUS; H. W. Wilson; ICONDA (The International CONstruction DAtabase); CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts); Gale®; ProQuest; EBSCO; IndexCopernicus; Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 Journal List (ERA ID 124410)

Editorial board Editor-in-Chief Almantas Liudas Samalavicius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editor for Architecture Liutauras Nekrošius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Editor for Urbanism Kestutis Zaleckis, Kaunas University of Technology

Managing Editor Audrius Novickas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Email: tpa@vgtu.lt The total number of editorial staff is 20 members from 11 countries.

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223


Transport

(ISSN 1648-4142 print / ISSN 1648-3480 online) www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tran/ The journal „Transport“ is published in volumes (one volume of 4 issues in English, in cooperation with Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. All scientific papers are published in English. The journal is intended for publishing articles in the following fields of research: – transport policy; – fundamentals of the transport system; – transportation technology of passengers and freight: by road, by railway, by inland waterways, by sea, by air; – multimodal transportation technology and logistics; – loading technology; – roads, railways, airports, ports; – pipeline transport; – production and technological transport; – agricultural motor vehicles; – traffic safety and environment protection; – motor vehicles: design, manufacture and exploitation; – transport power engineering; – fuels, lubricants and maintenance materials; – common work of customs and transport; – insurance; – information technology of transport; – transport economics and management; – transport standards; – transport educology; – transport history. There are also published short reports, notes, reviews, and reports on conferences and workshops in the journal.

The Journal is abstracted by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, COMPENDEX, EBSCO, PAPERCHEM, SCOPUS, ICONDA, TRIS Online, VINITI, CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), IndexCopernicus.

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Editorial Office Editor-in-Chief Adolfas Baublys, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jonas Sapragonas, Kaunas University of Technology

Managing Editor Olegas Prentkovskis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University The total number of editorial staff is 26 members from 14 countries.

Editorial Office Adolfas Baublys Vilnius Gediminas Technical University PlytinÄ—s str. 27, office 110, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.: +370 5 274 50 70 Fax: +370 5 237 05 55 E-mail: adolfas.baublys@vgtu.lt; transport@vgtu.lt

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Conferences

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International Confereces in 2012

7th International Scientific Conference

Business and Management – 2012 10–11 May 2012 In cooperation with International North Germany Academy of Informatology, Riga Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Technical University – Sofia, University of Foggia Chairman of Sci. Com. – Prof. R. Ginevičius Chairman of Org. Com. – Prof. A. V. Rutkauskas Tel. +370 5 274 50 18 E-mail: busmanage@vgtu.lt Website: http://www.bm2012.vgtu.lt

22nd International Conference

Electromgnetic disturbances EMD‘2012 20–21 September 2012 In cooperation with Bialystok Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology Chairman of Sci. Com. – Prof. R. Rinkevičienė Chairman of Org. Com. – Assoc. Prof. K. V. Maceika Tel. +370 612 94 594 E-mail: emd2012@el.vgtu.lt Website: http://el.vgtu.lt/emd2012

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International Conference

Individual, Nation and Society in Postmodern World 10–11 November 2012 Chairman of Sci. Com. – Prof. V. Pruskus Chairman of Org. Com. – Assoc. Prof. M. Briedis Tel. +370 614 97 823 E-mail: politologija@vgtu.lt Website: http://www.itvpp.lt

International Conference

Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Education ‘2012 15 November 2012 In cooperation with Riga Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology, Belarus State University, Cracow University of Economics, University of Finance and Management Chairman of Sci. Com. – Dr J. Stankevičienė Chairman of Org. Com. – Dr I. Meidutė Tel. +370 5 274 48 85 E-mail: vvstud@vgtu.lt Website: http://www.CBME.vgtu.lt

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National Conferences in 2012

Building Structures 2 February 2012 Chairman of Sci. Com. – Prof. J. Valivonis Chairman of Org. Com. – Prof. A. Šapalas Tel. +370 5 274 52 27 E-mail: sk2012@vgtu.lt

Aviation – 2012 13 April 2012 In cooperation with General Jonas Žemaitis Lithuanian Military Academy, Civil Aviation Administration, State Enterprise „Oro Navigacija“ Chairman of Sci. Com. – Prof. J. Stankūnas Chairman of Org. Com. – Asist. D. Rudinskas Tel. +370 5 274 48 14 E-mail: aikonf@vgtu.lt

XX National Seminar of Computational Mechanics 20 April 2012 In cooperation with Lithuanian Association of Computational Mechanics Chairman of Sci. and Org. Com. – Prof. R. Kačianauskas Tel. +370 5 274 48 54 E-mail: ma@vgtu.lt

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Green Architecture: innovative approach 25–26 October 2012 Chairman of Sci. Com. – Dr J. Jakaitis Chairman of Org. Com. – Assoc. Prof. E. Navickienė Tel. +370 5 274 52 10 E-mail: egle.navickiene@vgtu.lt Website: http://www.gaia2012.vgtu.lt

16th Conference on History of Science

Development of Science and Technology in Lithuania 6 December 2012 Chairman of Org. Com. – Assoc. Prof. A. J. Nakas Tel. +370 5 274 50 33; +370 650 35 247 E-mail: mokslotyra@vgtu.lt

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International Conferences in 2013 2nd International Conference

Visuality 2013: Politics, Ideology, Media 4 April 2013 Chairman of Progr. Com. – Prof. T. Kačerauskas E-mail: filosofija@vgtu.lt

8th International Conference

Transbaltica – 2013 9 May 2013 In cooperation with Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian National Road Carrier‘s Association LINAVA, Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA Chairman of Progr. Com. – Assoc. Prof. V. Bartulis E-mail: conference_transport_vgtu@vgtu.lt

International Colloquium

Innovative Solutions in Construction technology and Management 15 May 2013 In cooperation with Poznan University of Technology, Leipzig University of Applied Science Chairman of Progr. Com. – Prof. E. K. Zavadskas E-mail: colloquium13@vgtu.lt

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11th International Conference

Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques 16 May 2013 In cooperation with International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, European Council of Civil Engineering, The Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Chairman of Progr. Com. – Assoc. Prof. A. Juozapaitis E-mail: mbmst11@vgtu.lt

10th International Conference

BIOMDLORE‘2013 20 September 2013 In cooperation with Bialystok Technical University, Lithuanian Society of Biomechanics Chairman of Progr. Com. – Prof. M. Mariūnas E-mail: biome@vgtu.lt

9th International Conference

Mechatronic Systems and Materials‘ 2013 17 October 2013 In cooperation with Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Opole University of Technology, Bialystok Technical University, IFToMM National Committee of Lithuania Chairman of Progr. Com. – Prof. A.V. Valiulis E-mail: msm2013@conf.vgtu.lt

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Research Units University Level

Research activities


2nd International Scientific Conference

Contemporary Issues in Business Management and Education‘ 2013 14 November 2013 Chairman of Progr. Com. – Dr J. Stankevičienė E-mail: vvstud@vgtu.lt

International Conference

Speciality Language Studies in the Common European Higher Education Area: Theory and Practice 22 November 2013 Chairman of Progr. Com. – Prof. G. Blažienė E-mail: ukk@vgtu.lt

Research activities

Research Units University Level

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Contents Foreword 3 Brief Information

4

Principal Administrative Staff

6

General Features of Research Activities in 2011

7

Research Priorities 10 Research at the Faculties and Departments Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Business Management Faculty of Civil Engineering

19

Faculty of Creative Industry

19

Faculty of Electronics

30

15

Faculty of Environmental Engineering

36

Faculty of Fundamental Sciences

47

Faculty of Mechanics

11

11

55

Faculty of Transport Engineering

60

Antanas Gustaitis’ Aviation Institute

65

Research Units. University Level 72 Civil Engineering Research Centre

72

Competence Centre of Intermodal Transport and Logistics Research History Centre

73

74

Research Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies Institute of Open Source Research

74

75

Research Institute of Territorial Planning 76 Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation Transport Research Institute

77

83

Research Laboratory of Buildings, Constructions and Materials 84 Laboratory of Parallel Computing

84

Participation in International Organisations

86

Professor‘s Positions Offered for Individual Research in 2011 Doctoral Theses in 2011

87

88

Monographs in 2010 – 2011 90 Research Journals 90 International Conferences in 2012

106

National Conferences in 2012 108 International Conferences in 2013

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109

Research activities


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