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3rd General Meeting and Workshop on SECs in Industry of SMARTCATs Action

October 25 - October 27

The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Action will take place in Prague on 25-27 October, 2017. As it became a consolidated tradition of the Action, during the General Meetings a workshop on SECs in Industry will be also organized.
The venue of the meeting will be the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Zdeněk Zelinger, of the J. Heyrovský Institute will be responsible of the organization with the collaboration of Dr. Jiří Vávra from the Czech Technical University in Prague and Dr. Václav Nevrlý from the VŠB-Technical University.

Abstract Submission

A four-page abstract is required for both oral and poster presentations to be included in the proceedings.

There is a limited number of available slots for oral presentations. Authors are invited to express their preference for either oral or poster presentation. Allocation of the papers will be made according to the expressed preference and a general balancing criterion.

Pdf version of the abstract (and possibly an editable version) should be sent to cm1404submit@irc.cnr.it by August 20th, 2017. The Working Group and the name of the presenter must be clearly indicated in the submission email.

A template to be used for the abstracts preparation is available both in docx and pdf format.

Participants Support

Support to the Action participants will be given according to the usual COST rules and the provision of the Action budget plan.

Participants in the MC meeting will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 700€.

At most one registrant per oral/poster contribution will be considered for a reimbursement up to a maximum of 700€. Selection will be on the proviso of maximizing the number of participating countries/entities, on a first come-first served basis and in the limit of available funds. The invitations from e-cost platform for those selected will be issued by September 10th.

A flat rate of 70€ per night will be reimbursed to cover accommodation costs of both MC members and participants.
Lunches for the three days and networking dinner are provided from the local organizer to the registered participants.


All participants to the meeting must compile , sign and send the registration form to Zdeněk Zelinger by email  or by fax (+420-286582307). Please remember to send your registration form as soon as possible to help the local organizers with their work.
Accompanying people should register, using the same registration form and paying a reduced registration fee, if they plan to participate at the networking event(s)
Please note that all the registrants must finalize their registration by sending to the same address a proof of payment before the meeting start.

Hotel accommodation

In Prague there is a large availability of hotels particularly in the city center. October is not high season but it is advisable to reserve accommodations as soon as possible.

Even if the J. Heyrovský Institute is located only a few stops from the city center  by metro (metro station Ladvi) a number of rooms has been allotted at a reserved price in some selected nearby hotels. Please note that:
Accommodation booking is to be made individually;
There is no guarantee that the indicated rates are the lowest one attainable;
The options ends on September 15.


reserved rate



Hotel Troja € 60 per person per night www.hoteltroja.cz a small number of triple and small suites (4 people occupancy) is available
Hotel Excellent € 55 per person per night www.hotelexcellent.cz the rate is per person regardless of room occupancy number
Hotel Henrietta € 40 per person per night www.henrietta.cz
hotel Duo € 65 per Superior single room per night www.hotelduo.cz The option ends on June 3oth
the rate includes breakfast


Information can be found at the website http://www.dpp.cz. Note that it is 5 minute walking to the Institute from tram-stop or subway station Ladvi, line C.

Further information will be made available in short. Stay tuned….


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J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Dolejškova 3
Prague, 182 26 Czech Republic
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