22nd Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - PRES'19, 20–23 October, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

Invitation to the Conference

Dear PRES Family and Associates,

It is our pleasure to announce and invite you and your research team to the world-leading conference PRES'19 - the 22nd Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - will be held in Crete, the beautiful island of Greece, from 20 to 23 October 2019. We encourage you to visit and share with your colleagues the dedicated PRES'19 website to receive regular updates.

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A very attractive part of PRES conferences is the publication of selected papers in Chemical Engineering Transactions included in SCOPUS, Google Scholar 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.

The submission of abstracts for PRES'19 is now open on the COMET platform. Please log in (or register) to the COMET system to submit your abstract.

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!

Warm Regards,

PRES'19 President

Prof Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

PRES'19 Co-Chairs

Prof Panos Seferlis, Dr S. Voutetakis, Dr Timothy Walmsley, Dr Petar Varbanov


a)    Heat Integration and energy saving; b)    Total Site Integration; c)    Industrial process retrofit and improvement; d)    Renewable energy and utility systems; e)    Process simulation; f)     Systems and product synthesis; g)    Mathematical optimisation; h)    Process analysis and modelling; i)     Heat exchangers and heat transfer; j)     Cleaner production and emissions control; k)    Footprint minimisation and mitigation; l)     Power systems design and optimisation; m)   Sustainable energy planning; n)    Operations and supply chain management; o)    Waste and wastewater management; p)    Waste-to-energy; q)    Process dynamics and control; r)     Reactor and catalyst engineering; s)    Fluid dynamics; t)     Knowledge transfer.


Special Sessions

u)    SPIL Symposium; v)    Batch integration and scheduling; w)    Sustainable mobility; x)    CO2 capture and utilisation

Important Dates

30 November 2018, Abstract due

31 January 2019, Notification of abstract acceptance

16 March 2019, Full-text submission due

30 April 2019, Full-text revisions and final acceptance completed


Publication Policy

Abstracts for PRES will undergo peer-review over December and January with abstract acceptance notification sent out by 31 January 2019. PRES manuscripts, limited to 6 pages to prevent similarity with the future publication of full-size papers, are due 16 March 2018 with revisions, registration fees 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.  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'19 aims to publish Special Issues in the following journals:

2. Journal of Cleaner Production, IF (2017) = 5.651, 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 (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic), C.M.V.B. de Almeida (Paulista University, Brazil), and Y. Wang (Fudan University, China).

3. Energy, IF (2017) = 4.968, Elsevier – invitation for 50 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, Denmark).

4. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, IF(2017) = 9.184, Elsevier – invitation for 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. Energy & Environment, IF (2017) = 0.568, Sage Publications – invitation for 20 papers. EAE, indexed by Web of Science and Scopus, is an interdisciplinary journal inviting energy policy analysts, natural scientists and engineers, as well as lawyers and economists to contribute to mutual understanding and learning, believing that better communication between experts will enhance the quality of policy, advance social well-being and help to reduce conflict. Energy & Environment is a forum for constructive, professional information sharing, as well as debate across disciplines and professions, including the financial sector. Mathematical articles are outside the scope of Energy & Environment. The broader policy implications of submitted research should be addressed and environmental implications, not just emission quantities, be discussed with reference to scientific assumptions. Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yiu Fai Tsang (The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)


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



Crete, Greece

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