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Conference title
XII. International Scientific Conference Refractories, Furnaces and Thermal Insulations

Place of holding
Atrium Hotel***, Nový Smokovec, High Tatras, Slovak Republic

Term of holding
9th – 10th November 2023

Administrator of the Conference
Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling

Co-organizer of the Conference
I.P.C. REFRACTORIES a. s. , Košice, Slovak Republic

Conference registration
From 6,00 PM to 9,00 PM on November 8, 2023 at the reception of Atrium Hotel***
From 7,00 AM to 12,00 AM on November 9, 2023 at the reception of Atrium Hotel***

Technical equipment
The organizer of the conference provides the following technical equipment:
Video equipment
Data projector with notebook, laser pointer & cordless presenter
Audio and interpreting equipment

Other posiibilities of the company presentation
Company presentation in form of exhibition, exhibition table or installation of the personal company banner
Poster presentation

Conference languages
Languages used during the conference are Slovak, Czech & English. Interpreting is provided.

Transportation to the hotel
By plane:
One possibility is air travel to Košice from Prague (Czech Republic), from Bratislava or Vienna and continue by train to the destination Nový Smokovec. Some of the flight agencies provide flights directly to the town Poprad.

By train:
Another possibility is to travel by train (International trains – IC) from Prague, Bratislava or Košice to the Poprad – Tatry railway station, continuing by local tram (electric railway - TEŽ) in the direction Štrbské Pleso, reaching your destination in Nový Smokovec. From the tram stop called Nový Smokovec you can walk to the hotel, as it is just 50 m distance. An exact public transport timetable may be obtained via the following web site: Alternatively you can take a taxi from Poprad - Tatry.

By car:
From Bratislava follow highway D1 direction Zilina - Martin - Ruzomberok – Liptovsky Mikulas - Poprad, here turn left and take exit 504 on road No. 534 leading to Stary Smokovec, then turn left toward Strbske Pleso and after 2 km you will reach the hotel (altogether 350 km). (10 days motorway toll costs 10,00 €, payable online via webpage or at filling stations). From Kosice follow highway D1 direction Presov - Levoca - Poprad, turn right here and take exit 504 on road No. 534, continuing in the direction of Stary Smokovec (altogether 124 km). In case of special request for transportation, ask the organizer of the conference by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on mobile phone: +421 903 249 123.



doc. Ing. Karel SAKSL, DrSc. - Dean of the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling of the Technical University, Košice, Slovakia
Christian SPIES – Sales director, Calderys Austria GmbH, Wiener Neudorf, Austria
Ing. Štefan MRÁZ, ml. - Managing direckor of the Termostav-Mráz, s.r.o., Košice, Slovakia
Dr. Ing. Michal PŘIBYL – President of the The Czech Silicate Society, Czech republic
Ing. Ivan PRIESOL - Managing director of the I.P.C. REFRACTORIES a. s., Košice, Slovakia
Ing. Roman GAŽÚR – General manager of the Slovenské magnezitové závody, a.s. Jelšava, Slovakia


Ing. Dáša CHUDÍKOVÁ, PhD. – President of the Conference
doc. Ing. Pavol VADÁSZ, CSc. - Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling of the Technical University, Košice
doc. Ing. Gabriel SUČIK, PhD. - Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling of the Technical University, Košice
Ing. Ivan PRIESOL - I.P.C. REFRACTORIES, spol. s r.o., Košice, Slovakia
doc. Ing. Miroslav TATIČ, CSc. - Košice
doc. Ing. Ladislav LUKÁČ, CSc. - Košice
Ing. Tomáš LUKÁČ – Lumakon, s.r.o., Košice

doc. Ing. Pavol VADÁSZ, CSc. Tel.: +421-55/602 2806, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
prof. Ing. Augustín VARGA, CSc., tel.: +421-55/602 2425, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Lumakon, s.r.o.
Ing. Tomáš Lukáč
Na šajbe 1A
040 01 Košice

Mobile ph.: +421 903 249 123
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Raw materials

- raw materials and recycled materials for refraindustry

Refractories and Thermal Insulations

- new types of refractory materials and their application
- advanced refractory materials
- new construction of linings in thermal aggregates
- new theoretical and practical findings
- shaping, pelleting, briquetting
- properties, structure, phase composition
- linings optimization
- new types of thermal insulations
- advanced thermal insulations
- latest theoretical and practical experience
- application of thermal insulation


- building of furnaces, new construction of furnaces, containers and thermal aggregates, furnaces and linings reparation
- heat and mass transfer phenomena taking place in furnaces, containers and thermal aggregates
- drying processes, driers
- burners and efficient energy use
- ecology in thermal aggregates, dust extraction
- thermal aggregates control, measurement and regulation


15.08.2023 – Delivery term for preliminary registration form, for the authors - delivery of title and abstract of the paper in English language
31.08.2023 - Information about the paper acceptation (in electronic form)
15.09.2023 - Delivery of the papers by authors
30.09.2023 – Deadline for delivery of binding application, fee payment


Conference fee - participant: until 30th September 2023 390 € (325,00 € without VAT)

Conference fee - participant: after 30th September 2023 450 € (375,00 € without VAT)

Conference fee for - acceptable for only one of the authors of the paper: 350 € (291,67 € without VAT)

Accompanying person (wife/husband, driver, etc.): 150 € (125,00 € without VAT)

The Conference fee payment till 30th September 2023 of at least one of the lecturers in full amount is the condition for a paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings.

Single room /person/night: 117 €

Double room/person/night: 62 €

Colored company advertisement in Conference Proceedings on B5 form: 300 € (250 € without VAT)

Promotional board in congress hall 1 pc/2 days: 300 € (250 € without VAT)

Commercial paper - promotion of the company, products, duration 20-25 minutes, included in the programme on the 1st day of the conference: 600 € (500 € without VAT)

Company presentation in form of exhibition, exhibition table 1 pc/2 days: 300 € (250 € without VAT)

Additional copy of the conference proceedings 1 pc: 33 € (30 € without VAT)

All prices are VAT included.

The Conference fee covers the expenses associated with organization of the conference, conference proceedings, interpreting equipment and interpreter, reception, refreshment, food, congress hall rental etc.


All participants have booked accommodation and food directly and only in the Atrium Hotel, Nový Smokovec, in the heart of the beautiful High Tatra mountains in Slovakia. Food starts with dinner on 8th of November (for participants ordered night from 8th to 9th November) and ends with lunch on 10th of November 2023.

The Atrium Hotel in the town of Nový Smokovec is a notable venue not only for its specific circular architecture but also thanks to its location at the foot of the peak Slavkovský štít. From the hotel rooms as well as the restaurant with a panoramic view, a marvellous vista of the Tatra Mountains or the sun-lit valley Podtatranská kotlina may be admired. The immediate surroundings of the hotel contain a lot of attractive places for tourists. Only a couple of steps away from the hotel there is the funicular railway Starý Smokovec – Hrebienok, which is the starting-point for many hiking paths. Sports possibilities and various forms of non-traditional entertainment can be taken advantage of both in the summer and the winter seasons. November is the right season for hiking or walking. The average temperature in November is between +4 and +11°C.
For more information about Atrium Hotel***, Nový Smokovec visit

Accommodation and meals beyond the scope of the conference should be arranged with the conference organizer, on the day before the beginning of the conference and on the day after conclusion of the conference are agreed the same prices as during the conference.