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

25 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

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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.

Final Meeting timetable and Program

The final program with the links to the submitted abstracts is available HERE

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Oral and poster presentation info

Oral presentation duration is 15 minutes including a 3-4 minutes time for questions.

Poster will have to be put on display the whole Thursday. During coffee and lunch breaks authors should be present at the posters.The maximum size of the posters is 84 x 109 cm (W x H).

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.

Please note that accommodation booking is to be made individually;

The J. Heyrovský Institute is located only a few metro stops from the city center  where a large number of hotels are available.

Around the venue the following hotels were originally selected and may still have rooms available:



Hotel Troja www.hoteltroja.cz
Hotel Excellent www.hotelexcellent.cz
Hotel Henrietta www.henrietta.cz
hotel Duo www.hotelduo.cz


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.


25 October 2017
27 October 2017
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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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