Central European Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry
25-28 September 2009, Dobogókő, Hungary

At this conference a celebration of the 80th birthday of professor János Ladik will take place.

General Information

It is our pleasure to issue the call for the forthcoming "Central European Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry" (CESTC) evolved from the former Triangular Seminars. The 2009 Symposium, the eighth of the series, will be organized in Dobogókő, Hungary, between September 25 and 28. It will be held sub auspiciis of the International Society of Theoretical Chemical Physics, founded by János Ladik.

Following our tradition, we expect participants first of all from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. A limited number of participants will be personally invited to join the Symposium. Our meetings have always been small, and are intended to be kept so, in order to facilitate deep scientific discussions in a friendly atmosphere. The total number of participants is also limited in Dobogókő. Therefore, we kindly ask you to keep the deadlines given below, and register at your earliest convenience.


CEST-2009 will be organized at a hotel named "Manréza - Wälden" located in the Pilis hills in Northern Hungary. The surrounding woods make an ideal place for refreshing early autumn excursions. Most of the participants will be accomodated in the building which also gives place to conference lectures and meals. In case of overbooking, a nearby hotel named "Pilis" can provide additional accommodation, to a limited extent. Rooms in the main building will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Late registering participants may have to count with staying cca. 500 meters off from the main building.
Car parking will be available in the hotel garden and in its proximity.


Please click on the link "Registration" and submit your data to indicate your intent of participation. Conference fee including registration, food and lodging is
55  000  HUF double room
75  000  HUF single room

The fee should be sent via bank transfer to:
Connections2000 Event and Incoming Agency
1016 Budapest, Hegyalja út 18.
Bank: CIB Bank Budapest
Bank account: 1070 0419 2680 3504 5110 0005
IBAN code: HU 29

Please note, that the transfer charge should be covered by the sender.

Charge for accompanying persons is the same as the registration fee.

We kindly inform our prospective participants, that at the present stage of the organization, registration fee reduction is not possible in case of part-time participation (i.e. booking for just 1 or 2 days). The reason is, that the low budget conference package announced above requires a minimum number of attendees to render the meeting financially self-sustained. In view of the final number of participants, it may become possible to give a limited reimbursement to part-time attendees. This information will be available at the conference registration desk.

Hungarian forints can be converted to other currencies e.g. here: Universal Currency Converter .


Registration and payment: before June 30, 2009


Participants are expected to arrive at around noon on September 25, Friday. The symposium will begin early in the afternoon. After the last section on September 28, the symposium will end with a lunch.


We mainly accept poster presentations as contributions. Some presentations will be selected to be given in form of short talks (15-30 minutes). Please indicate in the registration form if you are willing to report your research in a short talk. Young scientists with significant new results are encouraged to take this possibility. Final decision about these contributed talks will be made by the local organizers in view of the time schedule. Note, that this opportunity will be offered to just a few applicants.


Some of the posters will have to be mounted on the walls, covered by a layer of cork. Others will have to be pinned to poster boards, which are of size 95 cm x 140 cm, orientation portrait.


Partial support from the National Office for Research and Technology under the programme "Mecenatúra" is acknowledged.