21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2014 Prague
17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction PRES 2014
23-27 August 2014 Prague, Czech Republic



All participants including authors are asked to register for participation before 30 April 2014.

Important: the submission of a contribution or indication of interest DOES NOT substitute the registration for participation.

For registration please fill in the interactive form available under menu Application Forms. If you already have your personal password you can easily proceed to “Registration Form“. If not, then enter your personal data for obtaining a personal password which will enable you to access repeatedly user pages. After filling in the Form, the invoice for the registration fee will be immediately generated under the button “Review of invoices”. Please follow the payment instructions given there.

If you might have any difficulty with the interactive registration form please inquire at org@chisa.cz and you will be immediately advised how to proceed.

At least one of the authors must register as a participant and settle her/his registration fee before 30 April 2014 otherwise the paper will be withdrawn from the program.


Arrivals, registration and Congress opening

It is assumed that Congress participants will arrive and report presence on Saturday, 23 August 2014. The Congress office (Hotel Clarion, 1st floor) will be open for registration, accommodation and information on Saturday, 23 August at 9–19 h., and on Sunday till Wednesday at 8–17 h.

The Congress will officially begin with the festive Congress opening on Saturday, 23 August at 19:30–22 h. in the Congress Hall and adjacent rooms in Clarion hotel.


Payments in the Congress office

Payments in the Congress office can be settled in cash. USD and EUR will be accepted but Czech Crowns (CZK) are preferred. Major credit cards will be honoured, cheques will not be accepted.

Approximate rates of exchange: 1 USD = 20 CZK, 1 EUR = 27 CZK.



No visa is required from citizens of most European countries. Please consult the Czech Embassy or authorities in your country if in doubt. The participant can request a Letter of invitation by e-mail to org@chisa.cz .



Participants are advised to arrange health and travel insurance and whatever insurance they consider necessary prior to departure. The registration fees do not include provision of insurance. The organisers do not assume responsibility or liability for personal accidents and loss or damage to belongings caused.


Indication of interest in the congress

If you only wish to be currently informed on Congress news or if you might still wish to submit a paper please fill in the Congress Application Form. You will receive a personal password which will enable your access to personal user pages.



Application for presentation of a paper must be submitted only with use of the Application Form.

Every application must be accompanied by one page summary in English (observe kindly instructions for preparation below) uploaded with the interactive application form. Application form without summary will not be considered. The summary should be comprehensive and suitable for reviewing by members of the Scientific Committee. Although the deadline for oral presentation has passed, additional contributions can still be accepted (mainly as posters) up to the beginning of the Congress but only those received by 31 May 2014 will be included in the final program.

Important note: only one oral and two poster presentations are allowed for one registered (and paid) participant. For PRES 2014 participant: Registered (and paid) participant may publish in Chemical Engineering Transactions (CET) only one paper, which was accepted by referees.

After formal check, all other contributions are listed in the List of submitted papers together with the (edited) summary.

Author may update (as many times as necessary) the original summary via her/his user page before 31 May 2014. It is assumed that the title of the contribution will not be modified. In case you wish to modify anything later, please DOWNLOAD AT FIRST your summary from the website (see List of accepted/submitted papers) – because here is accessible the version already edited. In this way we shall avoid re-formatting the abstract again in order to be compatible with the rules.

Then, you can modify it and submit: for submission please access your user pages, in the menu select button “Inspecting submitted papers” and upload the final summary instead of the preliminary one. Resubmission will automatically notify the administrator of database about some change. This is also the easiest way how to announce correction of the title, authors, affiliations, etc. It is valid what is in summary.

The final summary must be received before 31 May 2014, however only in the case if it is different from the already accepted one.



Summary must be prepared on a sheet of A4 size (297x210 mm) with all margins equal to 25 mm. The single spaced text must be typed in Times New Roman font with use of any MS-Word editor only.

Please, start at the top of page with the title of your contribution (non-capitalised, left aligned, bold, size 14 pts.); for a title, maximum of 150 characters including spaces is allowed. Skip two lines below title and type the author’s name(s) in the following order: initial(s), surname (font size 12 pt., left aligned). Underline the name of the author delivering the paper. On the next line, enter the affiliations of authors with full postal address; telephone, fax, and e-mail connections are desirable (12 pt., left aligned).

Then, skip two lines and begin your summary text: single spaced, justified, non-bold, 12 pts., Times New Roman. You can locate any text, equations, figures, references, etc. within the area available (247x160 mm).

An example (template) of summary (MS-Word, 31kB).

Please follow all the instructions very carefully to achieve the formal appearance of a summary as closely as possible to this template. Regrettably most of preliminary summaries usually do not comply with these instructions. Therefore, they must be formally re-edited by the Scientific Committee, which does not bear responsibility for possible changes ensuing from such reformatting.

The author is responsible for the quality and content of his summary. The summary that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted and the author will be notified.



Contributions will be presented as keynote lectures, lectures, or posters. As lectures, preferably papers with a wider scope or importance were accepted should be submitted. Although authors have indicated in their application the preferred form of presentation, the Scientific Committee retained the right to make a final decision. The Congress language is English.

Poster presentation

The majority of papers will be presented as posters and thus they are a very important part of the Congress program.

Scope. Try to arrange your poster in such a way to provide a clear comprehensible image of your work at first sight even for those participants who are not conversant in your special field of interest. Give preference to diagrams, pictures and charts. The text should be very concise and accentuate the particular aim of your work, its importance, application, and the key formulas and symbols. Leave details to the discussion with interested people and to the full text.

Form. The size of the poster board is 130 cm (height) by 96 cm (width). The presenters will mark their posters with a heading, containing the title (size of letters 4 cm, at least), and the name(s) of author(s), affiliation, city and country (size of letters 2 cm). Letters under 1 cm are not suitable. Posting only a printout of the full text does not do credit to the sense and purpose of poster session.

The presenters will arrange their posters at designated panels before the beginning of the poster session and remove them immediately after the closure of the session.

Lecture presentation

Since the oral sessions are based on rigid time schedules, a regular lecture including discussion can last no longer than 20 minutes. Forty minutes are usually reserved for keynote lecture.

Data projectors. Lecture rooms will be equipped with data projector/PC and CD-ROM drives, and with PowerPoint software (version 2003 and higher). We are not adapted for Macintosh software. A PC for checking the PowerPoint presentation beforehand will be available in the Congress Reading Room. A connection to Internet will not be available in the lecture rooms.

The lectures should be presented in English. Kindly use short sentences, a slower pace of delivery and clear and distinct pronunciation. This concerns specifically those presenters who speak in their mother tongue (i.e. English).



Participants will receive a CD-ROM with all abstracts. Abstracts are displayed at the CHISA website, too.

A) CHISA 2014 new publication policy

CHISA 2014 offers to all participants publishing their contributions as full papers in four impacted international journals as follows. All submitted papers will be subjected to the standard peer review process.

Authors, who will not submit contribution(s) to the special issues of journals as below, are free to publish their papers at will after the Congress.

1. Chemical Engineering and Technology(John Wiley). The CHISA 2014 special issue of the journal is understood as the congress profile journal. It is expected that presenters of 80 CHISA lectures and posters will be approached after the congress closure (before 12 September 2014) with the pre-nomination appeal. The gate for submissions of manuscripts will be open since 12 September 2014 for the next four weeks. About 35 outstanding papers will be selected from pre-nominations on the basis of standard peer review process. Editors of this special issue will be B. Böck (Editor-in-chief, DE) and J. Křišťál (Guest Editor, CZ).

2. Catalysis Today (Elsevier). The CHISA 2014 special issue of the journal is understood as the profile journal for the Topic 1 (Reaction engineering, catalysis and kinetics). It must be emphasized that only articles addressing catalytic topics will be accepted for publication. It is also important to note that the special issue is opened to all CHISA participants, not only to those attending the Topic 1 if their manuscripts address the catalytic problems. It is expected that presenters of about 80 CHISA lectures and posters will be approached before the conference starts with the pre-nomination appeal. The gate for submission of manuscript will be open since 12 September 2014 during the four following weeks. There will be about 35 papers finally accepted for publication. Guest Editors of the special issue are D. Y. Murzin (FI), M. Králik (SK).

3. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification (Elsevier). The CHISA 2014 special issue of the journal is understood as the profile journal for the PIM Symposium / Process Intensification and Miniaturisation. It is important to emphasize that the special issue is opened to all CHISA participants, not only to those attending the PIM Symposium if their manuscripts address the intensification and miniaturisation topics. It is expected that presenters of about 80 CHISA lectures and posters will be approached before the conference starts with the pre-nomination appeal. The gate for submission of manuscript will be open since 12 September 2014 during the four following weeks. There will be about 35 papers finally accepted for publication. Guest Editors of the special issue are J. Hanika (CZ) and J. Levec (SI).

4. Czech Journal of Food Sciences (Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences). Papers will be "on invitation" basis only. Participants of the Symposium on novel food processes and technologies will be asked if they wish to prepare an article on any of the topics. There will be about 5–6 papers selected for publication. Guest Editors of this journal are E. Šárka (CZ), Z. Bubník (CZ), and J. Davídek (CZ).

5. Journal of Food Engineering - special issue (Elsevier). Participants of the “Symposium on novel food processes and technologies” have the challenge to publish their papers in a special issue of the Journal of Food Engineering. Papers will be selected only "on invitation basis" by the group of symposium advisors (Z. Bubník, R. Šárka, and M. Houška). Participants of the symposium will be asked if they wish to prepare manuscript on the topic presented within this Symposium. There will be about 10 papers selected for publication. Editor of this journal is M. Houška (CZ) who will deal with submitted manuscripts. Important dates for special issue preparation: 22 September 2014 – beginning of paper submission; 6 October 2014 – deadline for paper submission; 22 September 2014 till 31 January 2015 – peer-review process.

6. Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (Croatian Society of Chemical Engineering). The CHISA 2014 special issue of the journal is open for all topics from chemical and biochemical engineering. It is expected that about 40 interested presenters of CHISA lectures and posters will be approached before the Congress starts with the pre-nomination appeal. The journal will accept manuscripts since 12 September 2014 during the following four weeks. There will be about 20 papers finally accepted for publication after standard reviewing procedure. Guest Editors of the special issue are G. Bogdanić , P. Klusoň and I. Wichterle (CZ).


B) PRES 2014 publication policy

Peer reviewed and accepted manuscripts from PRES 2014 will be published in Chemical Engineering Transactions which is covered by SCOPUS and ISI Thompson Reuters. The manuscripts have to be prepared according to the template and submitted before 15 May 2014 together with the signed Copyright Form.

Selected papers, presented at PRES 2014, will be published in Special Issues of the following high-impact international journals (in the alphabetical order):

1. Applied Energy (IF = 4.781, Elsevier) - up to 20 papers to be published. APEN provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal use of energy resources, analysis and optimisation of energy processes, mitigation of environmental pollutants, and sustainable energy system. High quality papers dealing with renewable energy application, integration of renewables, biomass and energy conversion technologies, and application of process integration in industrial processes are going to be invited. Editor in Chief: J. Yan, Director of Future Energy Profile, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Malardalen University (MDU), Sweden,

2. Applied Thermal Engineering (IF = 2.127, Elsevier) – invitation for 30 papers. ATE presents the novel aspects of the thermal engineering of advanced processes, including Process Integration, intensification and development, together with the application of thermal equipment in process plants. The optimisation of processes to improve their energy and sustainability performance is also included in the scope. Editor-in-Chief: D.A. Reay, DRA Ltd, Whitley Bay, UK.

3. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (IF=1.827, Springer) – invitation for 15 papers. CTEP covers the scientific innovations related to clean technologies and policy issues. It stresses the concept of sustainable development as means of protecting the environment for all mankind, demands that future manufacturing technologies has to be cleaner, yet economically sound. Editor-in-Chief: Subhas K. Sikdar, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, USA.

4. ENERGY (IF = 3.651, Elsevier) – invitation for 20 papers. ENERGY provides a platform for publications geared toward energy saving and pollution reduction from the entire value chain in energy sourcing, generation, supply and use. ENERGY is an international, multi-disciplinary journal in energy engineering and research. It aims to be a leading platform and an authoritative source of information for analyses, reviews and evaluations related to energy. The journal covers research in mechanical engineering and thermal sciences, with a strong focus on energy analysis, energy modelling and prediction, integrated energy systems, energy planning and energy management. Editor-in-Chief: Henrik Lund, Aalborg, Aalborg University, Sweden.

5. Journal of Cleaner Production General (IF 3.398, Elsevier) – invitation for 20 papers. JCLEPRO serves as a transdisciplinary, international forum for the exchange of information and research concepts, policies, and technologies designed to help ensure progress towards making societies and regions more sustainable. It aims to encourage innovation and creativity, new and improved products, and the implementation of new, cleaner structures, systems, processes, products and services. Editor-in-Chief: Don Huisingh, Center for Cleaner Products and Clean Technologies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.



Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award

Competition for the best poster at PRES 2014. All posters will be considered and judged under the following criteria: originality of the research; originality of the topic; clarity of the presentation; graphical quality; oral presentation and discussion with the Poster Evaluation Board. Authors of the best three posters will receive a Diploma and a personal invitation to prepare a full size manuscript for one of the special issues.



Standard registration (before 30 April 2014) 590 EUR
Late registration (after 30 April 2014) 660 EUR
Students (incl. PhD students, age limitation – 35 years) 390 EUR
Late registration for students (after 30 April 2014) 420 EUR
Accompanying person, family members 50 EUR
Exhibition booth at MARCHES 2014
(one registration fee included)
2500 EUR

(fees include 21 % VAT)

Congress materials, opening banquet, congress concert and student beer party are included in the registration fee. Authors pay the same registration fee as participants without contribution. The contribution will be withdrawn from the final program if at least one of the authors is not properly registered and with registration fee paid.


Cancellation and refunds

The registration fee will be refunded (with a deduction of 10 % to cover the handling costs) if participation in the Congress is cancelled in writing before 25 July 2014. No refund will be granted after this date.



For the reservation, please fill in the interactive accommodation booking form available in your user pages. If you have any difficulty with that form, please send an e-mail to org@chisa.cz and you will be immediately advised how to proceed.

Since hotels require substantial deposits before the Congress, participants are kindly requested to settle the accommodation payment in advance and in complete. Upon receipt of the accommodation booking form, the Orgit Ltd. will send you a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to make the payment. Payment should then be transferred within the due date indicated on the invoice.

Please make your reservation as soon as possible and before 10 June 2014 to ensure booking of your accommodation as requested.

Accommodation cancellation and refunds


before 13 July

75 %

within 13–27 July

50 %

within 28 July – 12 August

25 %

within 13 – 20 August

no refund

after 21 August 2014


Clarion Congress Hotel Prague ****

Freyova 33, 190 00 Prague 9 – Vysočany

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague (congress venue) is a four stars hotel which offers comfortable accommodation in the wider centre of Prague. It is the only hotel in Prague providing relaxation shopping facilities under one roof - all that with direct entry to the Prague Metro and connection to other means of city transport.


We can provide you following types of rooms:

Standard room - the rooms are standardly equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities with a bathtub, a mini-bar, an in-room safe, a direct-dial phone, an LCD satellite TV, PAY TV and free wired Internet access.

(per room – single or double use, incl. breakfast): 89 EUR

Executive room - the guests of the executive rooms can take advantage of the club lounge and other exclusive services including express check-in, and check-out, welcome drink, complimentary entrance to the wellness centre, free minibar consumption, bathrobe and slippers in the room, club lounge, club bar - soft drinks, fruits, canapes (during day), private breakfast in club lounge, free international newspapers in the club lounge, etc.

(per room - single or double use, incl. breakfast): 130 EUR


Pivovar Hotel***

Pivovar Hotel (in English Hotel Brewery) is 3* hotel just 300 m from congress venue.
The new, modern building offers accommodation on two floors in 46 modernly equipped rooms with en-suite bathrooms at a three-star standard. In this building you can also find the reception, dining room . Guests can take advantage of the hotel's guarded outdoor parking lot and garage, a bar and two restaurants offering both Czech and international cuisine. Throughout the hotel there is free WiFi.
The hotel has excellent transport connections. Vysočanská Metro station as well as bus and tram stops are less than 300 metres away. The journey by Metro to the centre takes approximately 12 minutes. There are also two large shopping centres close to the hotel.
(per room – single or double use, incl. breakfast): 65 EUR


Accommodation can be booked via your user pages



Lunches will be available in the restaurant of the hotel Clarion. Lunches can be bought on site. Price is 10 EUR per lunch – 3 course menu. Other catering facilities can be found nearby.



30 April 2014

Standard registration for participation

30 April 2014

Payment of the registration fee

31 May 2014

Submission of final abstract (if it is necessary)

31 May 2014

Submission of full paper



Organising Committee

Mail: CHISA 2014, Novotného lávka 5, 116 68 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Fax: +420 221 082 366
E-mail: org@chisa.cz Paper administration: paper@chisa.cz


PRES 2014 Scientific Secretaries

P. Varbanov, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, HU
H.L. Lam, University of Nottingham – Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, MY