Welcome Motto: "There is no science without measurements,
no quality without testing and no global
market without standards."
The Commission of the European Union

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 4th International Proficiency Testing Conference. All members of Steering Committee are delighted to welcome you too.

PT –Conf 2013 will be held, on (17)18th to 20th September, in Brasov (Romania), a city from Transylvania region, which is surrounded by the magnificent Southern Carpathians.

The main objective of this event is to provide a friendly and useful forum for the interchange of knowledge and expertise, of ideas and initiatives amongst academia, scientists, engineers, managers from supplier bodies of PT schemes, managers from laboratories of analyses and tests, from worldwide and from all ranges (aggregates, chemistry, electro techniques, food and feed stuffs, environment, building materials, plastic materials, mechanics, metallurgy, microbiology, petro chemistry, lasers physics, plasma and radiations, soils, textiles, wood, etc.), interested in exploring the manifold challenges in PT and the connected areas with PT.

The most important motivation for the conference is to learn from past failures, to not repeat the same mistakes.

The conference will allow the participants to interact with known speakers around the world, who are willing to share new information about the conference themes.

PT-Conf 2013 will include plenary speeches, invited presentations, contributed presentations and poster presentations. During the conference the interested persons will have the possibility to participate at working group discussions and at a training course. Conference proceedings will be distributed to all the participants and it will be put on the Internet.

We also invite exhibitors to present their latest products (equipment, instrumentation as well as chemicals and other) at our conference exhibition.

The Conference is organized by CEPROCIM SA, Bucharest (Research, Consulting and Process Development in the binders field) and Association of Proficiency Testing Providers (AFSIC), in co-operation with “TRANSILVANIA” University from Brasov and "LUCIAN BLAGA" University from Sibiu.

We hope that the PT –Conf 2013 will have the success of the previous editions of the conference, which were held in Romania at Sinaia (2007), Sibiu (2009) and Iasi (2011).

Please join us at the conference and enjoy the beauty of Brasov, Romania. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

With best regards


Left to right
Liliana RADU; Mariana COARNA;
Graziela GUSLICOV; Daniela NASTAC;
Marina MARTIN; Cristina VLAD;
Nicoleta VLAD; Irina MATEI
Steering Committee, Sinaia 2007
Left to right
Mariana COARNA; Narcisa VRANCEANU;
Diana COMAN; Cristian MATRAN; Nicoleta VLAD;
Dorin VLAD; Alina FLOCA; Liviu ROSCA;
Graziela GUSLICOV; Alice POP; Cristina VLAD
Steering Committee, Sibiu 2009

Left to right
Cristina VLAD; Marina MARTIN; Graziela GUSLICOV; Mariana COARNA; Nicoleta VLAD, Liliana RADU; Cristina Dumitrache
Steering Committee, Iasi 2011