If you only wish to be informed on Congress news or if you later wish to submit a paper please fill in the Congress Application Form. You will receive a personal password which will give you an access to your 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 max. 2 pages long summary in English (observe kindly instructions for its 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. The deadline for the submission of application for oral presentation is 30 November 2015. Later applications for oral presentation will be considered exceptionally. Posters may be accepted up to the beginning of the Congress, however only contributions received before 31 May 2016 will be included in the final program.


Upon the submission the CHISA authors will be asked to express their intention to submit a contribution as an article to one of the congress special issues. 


Important note: One oral and two poster presentations are only allowed for one registered (and paid) participant due to time and space limitations.


Every author will receive an e-mail message confirming the receipt of the application. Notification about the final acceptance of CHISA contributions will be sent in February 2016 while the PRES contributors will be notified later.


After a formal check, the submitted summaries will be accessible on the CHISA website. It will then be possible for the corresponding author to modify her/his summary based on the personal log-in password. Author may update the original summary via her/his user page before 31 May 2016. It is assumed that the original title of the contribution will not be modified.

At least one of the authors must register as a participant and settle her/his registration fee before 30 April 2016 otherwise the paper will be withdrawn from the program.




The summary must be prepared with any version of the MS-Word editor (as *.docx or *.doc) on one sheet of A4 size (297x210 mm) with all margins equal to 25 mm. The single spaced text should be typed in Times New Roman font.

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.

An example (template) of summary is available in MS-Word.


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. Every author is responsible for the quality and content of her/his summary. The summary not meeting 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 should be submitted. Authors should indicate the preferred form of presentation but the Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the 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.

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, i. e. at 17 h.


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 CD-ROM with all abstracts. No full texts will be included, however selected papers could be submitted to special issues as described below. Authors not intending to submit a paper to the congress special issue journal, or the authors whose contribution is not accepted for publication, are free to publish their papers at will after the congress.


CHISA 2016 publication policy

CHISA 2016 offers to all participants publishing their contributions as full papers in three impacted international journals as follows. All submitted papers will be subjected to the standard peer review process.


1. Chemical Engineering and Technology (John Wiley). This CHISA 2016 special issue 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 14 September 2016) with the pre-nomination appeal. The gate for submissions of manuscripts will be open since 14 September 2016 for the next four weeks. About 35 outstanding papers will be then selected from pre-nominations on the basis of standard peer review process. Editor of this special issue will be B. Böck (Editor-in-chief, DE).

2. Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (Croatian Society of Chemical Engineering). The CHISA 2016 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 14 September 2016 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 and I. Wichterle (CZ).

3. Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier). Participants of the “Symposium on novel food processes and technologies” have the challenge to publish their papers in this journal. 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 a 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: Submission date: 22 September – 6 October 2016.


PRES 2016 publication policy

Peer reviewed and accepted manuscripts from PRES 2016 limited to 6 pages (limitation for not to have problems with the similarity for future publication of the full size papers) 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 2016 together with the signed Copyright Form.

From PRES 2016 have been published Special Issue/Special sections (for journals where one issue has more than 200 pages) of Applied Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, ENERGY, Journal of Cleaner Production. Following this successful pattern selected papers, presented at PRES 2016, will be published in Special Issues/Sections of the following high-impact international journals (in the alphabetical order).

1. Journal of Cleaner Production, IF = 4.959 (2015), Elsevier – invitation for 50 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. Co-Editors-in-Chief: J.J. Klemeš, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary and R. Lozano, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2. Applied Thermal Engineering, IF (2015 = 3.043, Elsevier – invitation for 35 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: T.S. Zhao, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong-China.

3. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, IF (2014) = 1.934,  Springer – invitation for 25 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: S.K. Sikdar, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA.

4. Energy, IF (2015) = 4.292, Elsevier – invitation for 30 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: H. Lund, Aalborg University, Sweden.

5. Applied Energy, IF = 5.746 (2015), Elsevier - up to 30 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, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Malardalen University (MDU), Sweden.


The Application Form for submission of contributions will be available at beginning of September 2015.




Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award

The contest for the best poster at PRES 2016. 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 Certificate.




The Second Circular with the preliminary program and the Registration Form for participation will be available in March 2016 on this website.




Standard registration (before 30 April 2016)

590 EUR

Late registration (after 30 April 2016) 660 EUR

Students (incl. PhD students, age limitation – 35 years)

390 EUR

Late registration for students (after 30 April 2016) 420 EUR

Accompanying person, family members

50 EUR

Exhibition booth at MARCHES 2016 (one registration fee included)

2500 EUR

(the fee includes 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.

At least one of the authors must register for participation before 30 April 2016. Be aware that the application for a paper presentation does not represent automatically the registration of a participant.




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 2016. 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 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 2016 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 2016


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


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 November 2015

Application for paper presentation with a summary

30 April 2016

Standard registration for participation and payment

31 May 2016

Submission of final summary (if it is desirable)




Organising Committee

Mail: CHISA 2016, Novotného lávka 5, 116 68 Prague 1, Czech Republic


Paper administration:


PRES 2016 Scientific Secretaries

P. Varbanov, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, HU

H.L. Lam, University of Nottingham – Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, MY