7 - 9 November 2018 Smolenice, Slovakia


About the conference

This conference will be the 23rd in a series of well-established meetings that have been held since 1996. Its chairmanship changes every three years, and in the period 2018 – 2020 it will be organized by Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. The co-organizers of the conference are the Thermophysical Laboratory in the Department of Physics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia, Institute of Physical and Applied Chemistry, Brno University of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic and the Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2018 the conference will take place in the Congress Center Smolenice SAS situated in a village of Smolenice in western Slovakia.

The conference includes invited lectures, oral presentations, and discussions on specialized topics. The objective of the conference is to discuss the results of academic and industrial research and exchange invaluable experiences in the field of thermophysical properties of materials. It usually hosts about 40 participants from various countries, especially Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland, but also from Austria, Sweden, Germany, Japan, France, Turkey, or India.

In 2018 the conference proceedings will be published in the AIP Conference Proceedings Series that is published by the American Institute of Physics Publishing LLC. The AIP conference proceedings are indexed by the Web of Science and Scopus databases.

Please send your comments and suggestions to the organizers through the email addresses: info@thermophysics.eu









Important dates

extended until March 25, 2018 Preliminary registration, Abstract submission
April 1, 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
April 15, 2018 Paper submission
May 15, 2018 Notification of manuscript acceptance
June 15, 2018 Payment of conference fee
November 7–9, 2018 Conference dates


Conference topics

Appropriate topics include
Thermal performance and material properties
Thermophysical properties and testing methods
PCM materials
Moisture related problems
Hygrothermal behavior of materials
Thermal insulation materials
Calorimetric measurements
High temperature analysis
Composite materials
Applications of temperature, humidity, moisture and other thermal measurements
Dynamic and transient measurements
Climate and weather applications
Uncertainty estimation


Conference history

The first meeting of THERMOPHYSICS was organized by Prof. Stefan Barta on January 22, 1996 at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Subsequently, the meetings were held periodically, aiming at scientists working in the field of investigation of thermophysical properties of materials and the problems of heat transfer and measurement of thermophysical and other transport properties of materials. The conference organizers and venues were changed every three years as follows.







Bratislava, Slovakia

Stefan Barta

Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava

1997 – 1999

Bratislava, Slovakia

Ludovit Kubicar

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

2000 – 2002

Nitra (2000)
Račkova Dolina (2001)
Kočovce (2002), Slovakia

Libor Vozár

Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra

2003 – 2005

Kočovce, Slovakia

Peter Matiašovský

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

2006 – 2008

Kočovce, Slovakia

Jozefa Lukovičová

Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava

2009 – 2011

Valtice, Czech Republic

Robert Černý
Oldřich Zmeškal

Czech Technical University, Prague
Brno University of Technology, Brno

2012 – 2014

Podkylava, Slovakia

Vlastimil Boháč

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

2015 – 2017

Terchová, Slovakia

Igor Medveď
Anton Trník

Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra (both)



  • Congress Centre Smolenice SAS
  • Zamocka 18, 919 04 Smolenice
  • Slovakia
  • kc-smolenice@savba.sk
  • +421 33 5963 232