21st Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - PRES 2018, 25-29 August 2018, Prague, Czech Republic


15/08/2018 Invitation: ENERGY Publishing Panel

When: Sunday, 26 August 2018, 17:00-18:00
Where: PRES 2018 conference, Room G

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Journals at Elsevier are pleased to invite you to the ENERGY Publishing Panel, organised as part of PRES 2018. As researchers, you want to get published to disseminate your ideas, to uncover potential research collaborations, to progress in your academic career and to secure research funding. This panel will offer insights into scholarly publishing and give advice for preparing manuscripts to give you the best chance of publishing in a high impact international journal. The session is suitable for PhD and Post Docs students, as well as for researchers who have experience in the dissemination of their research results. The importance of authors to learn the specific aspects of the publishing cycle has become ever more crucial as the number of submissions, and as a consequence, the number of rejections continues to rise. Taking on board the advice of leading journal editors by understanding the process and the expectations of editors when they receive your manuscript may help your manuscript stand out from the crowd. The panel will consist of the editors-in-chief of leading Energy journals Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews IF = 9.184 (Aoife Foley) and Journal of Cleaner Production IF = 5. 651 (Jiří J Klemeš and Yutao Wang), Editor in Chief (Henrik Lund) and subject editors of Energy IF = 4.968 (Petar S Varbanov and Neven Duic), as well as the publisher of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Journals at Elsevier.



15/02/2018 Update: Templates for full papers

The submission of full papers for PRES 2018 is now open on the COMET platrofm. Please log in there, providing as user name the email which you assigned to your paper submissions on the CHISA 2018 platform. In case you have no password for the COMET editorial system, please contact the PRES 2018 secretaries at pres_secretary@fme.vutbr.cz. For the preparation of your full papers please use the following templates:

  • CET Vol.70 template. Please use this in the case if you would like to publish your full paper in Chemical Engineering Transactions (CET).
  • Non-CET template. This should be used if you intend to withold the paper from CET publication. In this case the paper will be only inserted in the electronic proceedings. Non-CET manuscripts will not not be on the conference website and not subject to similarity check in case in SI submissions following the conference.

Should you have any questions on the editorial and publication procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the PRES 2018 secretaries at pres_secretary@fme.vutbr.cz.


Invitation to the Conference

Dear Colleagues and PRES Family,

It is our pleasure to announce that the world-leading conference PRES 2018 - the 21st Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - will held in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, from 25 to 29 August 2018. The official Call for Papers for PRES 2018 is now available on the dedicated conference website. You and your research group are invited to participate in PRES 2018.

PRES 2018 will be held jointly with 23rd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering - Congress CHISA. Together, the two conferences will cover a range of important topics with focus on addressing global challenges in energy, water, pollution, and sustainability using classical chemical engineering approaches, enhanced by many interdisciplinary collaborations.


The PRES conference series started in Prague in 1998, and since then they have been held in Budapest, Hungary (1999), Prague (2000), Florence, Italy (2001), Prague (2002), Hamilton, Canada (2003), Prague (2004), Taormina, Italy (2005), Prague (2006), Ischia, Italy (2007), Prague (2008), Rome, Italy (2009), Prague (2010), Florence, Italy (2011), Prague (2012), Rhodes, Greece (2013), Prague (2014), Kuching, Malaysia (2015), Prague (2016), Tianjin, China (2017) and, in 2018, it returns to Prague once again.

A very attractive part of PRES conferences is the publication of selected papers in Chemical Engineering Transactions included in SCOPUS, ISI Thompson Reuters and EI Compendex. A number of Special issues are expected for post-conference publishing of extended manuscripts and they are listed in the conference flyer.

For scientific matters, please contact the Conference Secretary at pres_secretary@fme.vutbr.cz

More details about the conference and the venue can be found below and by visiting the DEDICATED WEBSITE for CHISA and PRES 2018.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!

Warm Regards,

PRES 2018 President

Prof Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

PRES 2018 Co-Chairs

Dr Timothy Walmsley, Dr Petar Varbanov


(a) Process Integration for sustainable development; (b) Process analysis, modelling and optimisation; (c) Total Site Integration; (d) Heat transfer and heat exchangers; (e) Energy saving and clean technologies; (f) Sustainable processing and production; (g) Renewable and high efficiency utility systems; (h) Footprint minimisation and mitigation; (i) Operations and supply chain management; (j) Waste minimisation, processing and management; (k) Batch process analysis and integration; (l) Process network dynamics, flexibility and control; (m) Industrial implementation and optimisation; (n) Numerical fluid flow and heat transfer simulation; (o) Sustainability and Process Integration teaching, learning and knowledge tools.

Special Sessions

(p) SPIL Session Symposium; (q) Work and Heat Exchanger Networks (tbc); (r) Optimised Gas Turbines, Thermodynamic Systems and Turbomachinery Applications; (s) P-graph: Development, Applications, and Optimisation; (t) Green State-of-the-art Technologies for Separation and Drying Processes; (u) More special Session are encouraged.

Important Dates

30 November 2017, Abstract due

31 January 2018, Notification of abstract acceptance

16 March 2018, Full-text submission due

30 April 2018, Full-text revisions and final acceptance completed


Publication Policy

Abstracts for PRES 2018 will undergo peer-review over December and January with abstract acceptance notification sent out by 31 January 2018. PRES manuscripts, limited to 6 pages to prevent similarity with the future publication of full-size papers, are due 16 March 2018 with revisions and final acceptance completed by 30 April 2018.

Peer reviewed and accepted manuscripts from PRES 2018 have the option to be published in:

1. Chemical Engineering Transactions. Paper templates for CET and conference proceeding (non-CET) publications will be available on the dedicated conference website by 31 January 2018. CET is covered by SCOPUS and ISI Thompson Reuters. Full-text manuscripts must undergo a full peer review by at least two reviewers and must be prepared according to the CET template and submitted together with the signed Copyright Transfer Authorisation. Each paper will be available online open-access and assigned a DOI by AIDIC. For publication CET, papers must have at least one registered author and settled any additional publication fees (e.g. second paper) by the required deadlines.

PRES 2018 aims to publish Special Issues of Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy to report on extended contributions presented at PRES 2018.

2. Journal of Cleaner Production, IF (2016) = 5.715, Elsevier – invitation for 40 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 (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic), C.M.V.B. de Almeida (Paulista University, Brazil), and Y. Wang (Fudan University, China).

3. Energy, IF (2016) = 4.520, Elsevier – invitation for 40 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), Subject Editor: P S Varbanov (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic).

4. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, IF(2016) = 8.050, Elsevier – invitation for 30-40 papers. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews publishes review papers, original research, case studies and new technology analyses that have a significant review element, which may take the form of a critique, comparison, or analysis. Editor-in-Chief: Aoife M. Foley (Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)

5. Energies (Open Access – required for Horizon 2020 projects), IF(2016) = 2.262, published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) – invitation for up to 30 papers. Energies (ISSN 1996-1073) is an open access journal of related scientific research, technology development and policy and management studies. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, and communications. The subject areas include a wide spectrum from fundamentals of energy conversion and modelling, up to technology and policy issues. The full scope can be found on the following web page. Editor-in-Chief: Enrico Sciubba (University of Roma Sapienza, Italy). A dedicated Special Issue page has been set up and can be followed up for news updates.



PRES History

PRES 2018 is the 21st in the series. It was initiated by the late Professor Zdeněk Burianec in the framework of CHISA congresses. The previous events in the series have been as follows:


PRES 1998

Prague, CZ


PRES '99

Budapest, HU


PRES 2000

Prague, CZ


PRES '01

Florence, IT


PRES 2002

Prague, CZ


PRES '03

Hamilton, Ontario, CA


PRES 2004

Prague, CZ


PRES '05

Taormina, Sicily, IT


PRES 2006

Prague, CZ


PRES '07

Ischia Island, Gulf of Naples


PRES 2008

Prague, CZ


PRES '09

Rome, IT


PRES 2010

Prague, CZ


PRES '11

Florence, Italy


PRES 2012

Prague, Czech Republic


PRES '13

Rhodes, Greece


PRES 2014

Prague, Czech Republic



Kuching, Malaysia


PRES 2016

Prague, Czech Republic



Tianjin, China


PRES 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

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