International Doctoral Seminar (IDS)

We would like to thank you for attending IDS conference in the Smolenice Castle in Slovakia. We are glad that we had opportunity to see such brilliant presentations and meet with all of you in person. Soon you will receive your conference certificates via conference e-mail.


We are glad to inform you that the International Doctoral Seminar will be held in the Smolenice Castle, in the village of Smolenice in Slovakia, from 27th to 28th April 2022.

Smolenice Congress Centre is located 22 km from Trnava, Slovakia, and about 60 km from the capital city Bratislava. You can find more travel details in the “Plan your trip” section.

Registration of the guest starts on 27th April 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Details of the programme are available in the Programme section.

Doctoral students will present their papers and posters in the following sections:

  • Economics, Management and Finance
  • Industrial Engineering and Logistics
  • Information, Automation of Processes
  • Integrated Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Materials and Production Technologies


  • The conference language is English.
  • Please prepare your presentations based on the instructions in the “Call for Papers” section.
  • The organizers will provide presentation technology. Please bring your presentation with you on a USB stick.
  • If you submitted the poster, please do not forget to bring your printed poster with you.
  • Details regarding accommodation and meals will be provided to you by organizers.
  • The papers will be printed in the IDS conference proceedings after the conference, and the best papers will have the opportunity to be published in chosen journals.
  • COVID restrictions: Please note that based on the actual government regulation, the entry to the Slovakia is not obliged by any specific rules. You can travel without Covid test or green pass. The FFP2 masks are mandatory everywhere indoors, so please pack your masks with you.

International Doctoral Seminar (IDS) project idea is strongly supported by the leaders of the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín. Both, long tradition of the doctoral seminars and search for the opportunities for the future development, led to the idea of creation of a successful IDS project proposal in the call Interreg V-A SK-CZ SK/FMP/11b.

Partnering with the organization of IDS allows us to build on our experience, find the best partners for multidisciplinary research topics and create an interesting programme for the attendees. The program committee of the IDS is formed by professional researchers from the TBU Zlín and STU Bratislava, as well as by other well-known scientists from various research institutions.

IDS is offering PhD students not only the opportunity to present their research papers but also to develop, grow and find new research partners for future research cooperation. In addition, the covering of a broader range of topics enables IDS to attract more international students, bring more research topics together and provide a platform for sharing the experience.

We are honoured to host IDS in the Slovak Republic, and we would be pleased to welcome PhD students from partner Universities.

Important Dates

1st step

Submission of papers

6st June 2021

11st May 2021

4th step

Final submission of papers authorized for publication

10th September 2021

2nd step

Notification e-mail on the fulfillment of formal conditions and submission for blind review

11th June 2021

5th step

Last date for registration for IDS 2021 conference*

10th September 2021

*Fill in the registration form only after receiving feedback on acceptance of the submitted paper (after blind review).

3rd step

Notification e-mail on the acceptance or rejection of papers after a blind review

27th August 2021

6th step

Presentation of papers on IDS 2021 conference

27th – 28th April 2022

Conference Thematic Areas

  • Economics, Management and Finance
  • Industrial Engineering and Logistics
  • Information, Automation of Processes
  • Integrated Safety and Environmental Engineering
  • Materials and Production Technologies

Presentation and Publication Opportunities


a. Poster without publication in Proceedings (Please select this option in the registration form for the conference.)

b. Poster with publication in Proceedings (If you want to publish your poster in the proceedings, select this option in the registration form for IDS. When the Proceedings will be prepared for publishing, you will be invited to send your poster in the form of a Research Note for publishing in Proceedings).


a. Full paper with publication in Proceedings (Please note that the best papers in sections will be awarded with the opportunity to be published in international journals for free /subject to the review conditions of each journal/. In this case, your paper will not be published in the Proceedings.)

b. Full paper published in journal*, in case of winning the best paper in section.

*Do not forget to review the topics of the following journals, to be sure, that topic of your paper is related to the journals´ topics.

The Journal of Competitiveness (CZ)

The Journal of Competitiveness focuses on the publication of articles that are internationally oriented or contain significant international comparisons of the achieved results.


Research Papers of MTF STU (SK)

Research Papers Faculty of Materials Science and Technology Slovak University of Technology in Trnavapublishes original and reviewed articles written by experts in the Faculty research fields.


Journal of Information and Organizational sciences (HR)

JIOS is a semi-annual international scientific peer-reviewed journal. Journal publishes original scientific papers from the field of information and organizational sciences.


Theory, Methodology, Practice (TMP) – Review of Business and Management (HU)

TMP is an Open Access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes high-quality original research papers covering a broad range of topics in business (including the business environment) and management.


MM Science Journal (CZ)

MM Science Journal publishes research reports, articles concerning development works, technical works, research activities, experiments, designs, and experiences. The objectives are to publicize and promote the research and innovative works in the fields associated with engineering, management, applied sciences, and technologies.


Organizing and Program Committee

Program Committee

prof. Ing. David Tuček, Ph.D.
program committee chair
Dean of Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic


prof. Ing. Zdeněk Dvořák, PhD.
University of Zilina, Faculty of Security Engineering, Žilina, Slovak Republic

doc. Ing. Milan Edl, Ph.D.
University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic

Ing. Slavomír Matúška, PhD.
University of Zilina, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Žilina, Slovak Republic

Ing. Zuzana Virglerová, Ph.D.
Director of Editorial Office, Journal of Competitiveness published by Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

Ing. Patrik Tomanovič
Invited expert from practice

doc. Ing. Dagmar Babčanová, PhD.
Ing. Zdenka Gyurák Babeľová, PhD.
Assoc. Prof. Igor Balaban, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Mária Behúlová, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Ondrej Bošák, PhD.
prof. Mgr. Dagmar Cagáňová, PhD.
Assoc. Prof. Marina Klačmer Čalopa, Ph.D.
Ing. Kamil Dobeš, Ph.D.
Ing. Marián Drienovský, PhD.
Ing. Roman Dvořák, FENg.
doc. Ing. Milan Edl, Ph.D.
Ing. Peter Gogola, PhD.
doc. Ing. Radovan Holubek, PhD.
Ing. Natália Horňáková, PhD.
Asst.Prof. Nikolina Žajdela Hrustek, Ph.D.
Ing. Denisa Hrušecká, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Bronislav Chramcov, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Peter Jurči, PhD.
Ing. Lukáš Jurík, PhD.
prof. Dragutin Kermek, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Martin Kusý, PhD.
Ing. Michael Adu Kwarteng, Ph.D.
prof. Tone Lerher, Ph.D.

prof. Alen Lovrenčić, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Helena Makyšová, PhD.
Ing. Petra Marková, PhD.
prof. Ing. Milan Marônek, CSc.
Ing. Slavomír Matúška, PhD.
doc. Ing. Ladislav Morovič, PhD.
Ing. Mojmír Hampl, MSc Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Milan Naď, CSc.
doc. Ing. Petr Novák, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Marián Palcut, PhD.
Ing. Viera Pechancová, Ph.D.
prof. Bojan Rosi, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Roman Ružarovský, PhD.
doc. Ing. Josef Sedlák, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Peter Schreiber, CSc.
RNDr. Maroš Sirotiak, PhD.
prof. Ing. Maroš Soldán, PhD.
prof. Vjeran Strahonja, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Maximilián Strémy, PhD.
prof. Diana Šimić, Ph.D.
Ing. Marek Tomaštík, Ph.D.
Ing. Zuzana Virglerová, Ph.D.
prof. Neven Vrček, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D.

Organizing Committee

prof. Ing. Miloš Čambál, CSc.
organizing committee chair
Dean of Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava


doc. Ing. Maximilián Strémy, PhD.
Ing. Peter Cuninka, PhD.
Ing. Zuzana Vaculčíková, Ph.D.
Ing. Tomáš Výmola, Ph.D.
Ing. Bibiana Burdejová
Mgr. Katarína Kostecká
Ing. Pavel Ondra

Project Partners