Conference Physics, Technology, Ethics 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished colleagues:

It is our pleasure to invite you to the International Scientific Conference within the Series:


Titled: Global and Local Challenges of the Interaction of Natural and Human Sciences

The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Žilina in Žilina and the Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and their partners.

The Conference will take place on September 21 - 23, 2017 on the premises of the University of Žilina in Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina.

The Conference is Organized under the Auspices of:

  • Rector of University of Žilina in Žilina, Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Tatiana Čorejová, PhD.
  • Rector of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, prof. RNDr. Ľubomír Zelenický, CSc.

Partner Institutions:

  • Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava
  • European Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Slovak Physical Society
  • Ovidius University in Constanta, Romania

Important links:

Conference Focus:

The Conference Organizing Committee invites scholars, academic public, and students to participate both actively (with their own research) and passively (as active listeners and debaters). Its main theme is focused on promoting an interdisciplinary approach to ethical questions that arise in relation to contemporary scientific research and the application of its results (especially in the area of natural and technical sciences) in the lives of individuals and societies. Scholars across disciplines (natural and technical sciences, as well as social sciences and humanities) will explore the intricate connections and interdependences of scientific disciplines, real life scenarios, and ethical challenges that we face as humans in our globalized world.

Conference Outcomes:

Selected articles (40-45) will be published in the scientific journal: Communications: Scientific Letters of the University of Žilina or in the European Journal of Science and Theology (both Indexed in SCOPUS; publication year 2018). The rest of the submitted and reviewed papers will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific anthology. All papers will be subjected to a rigorous review process by two independent peer reviewers from the corresponding academic field. Papers not complying with high academic standards will be rejected.

In addition, a Conference Book of Abstracts will be published and printed by the University of Žilina Publishing House (EDIS). It will be handed out to Conference participants on the first day of registration (September 21, 2017).

Conference Languages:

English and Slovak. Conference papers presented in Slovak must have a short English summary that will contain the main theses of the paper (one to two pages). The summary will be printed and handed out to foreign participants.

Conference Fee (Regular): 160,- EUR

Conference Fee for Doctoral Students: 80,- EUR

Passive Participation: 10,- EUR

The fee covers Conference administrative costs, review process, the preparation of conference proceedings for publication and their printing and distribution, meals and refreshments. Each participant (both active and passive) will receive the corresponding issues of the Scientific Journal Communications: Scientific Letters of the University of Žilina, or the European Journal of Science and Theology, the conference Book of Abstracts, and the scientific anthology Global and Local Challenges of the Interaction of Natural and Human Sciences (Spring 2018). The fee does not include accommodation or transportation costs.

The Price of Accommodation: 27,- EUR / per night (University guest housing)

We advise active participants to notice the following important deadlines:

  • June 31, 2017: Deadline for submitting the title and abstract of the paper (150 – 200 words) and keywords in English
  • July 10, 2017: The Conference Scientific Committee notifies applicants of the inclusion of their papers in the Program of the Conference
  • August 31, 2017: Deadline for paying the Conference fee
  • September 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting the final draft of the paper (10 – 16 pages; papers to be included in the Scientific Anthology may be longer – up to 30 pages)

The Conference organizers reserve the right to exclude papers submitted after the set deadline from being published in the scientific journal Communications and/or the scientific anthology.

Conference Fee Payment Instructions:

Use bank transfer to pay the Conference fee, please. The Faculty of Humanities in Žilina has dedicated the following account for the conference purposes:

  • Bank Transfer within the EU
    Account Number: 7000269925/8180
    Name and Address of the Bank: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava
    IBAN: SK52 8180 0000 0070 0026 9925
    Variable Symbol: 482217
    Add the following info into Message for the Recipient field: Name Surname (of the payer) – CONFERENCE.
  • Bank Transfer from outside of the EU
    Name of Institution: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, Fakulta humanitných vied
    Address: Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
    IBAN: SK7381800000007000080882
    Account Number: 7000080882/8180
    Name of the Account (if applicable): University of Zilina, Univerzitná 8215/1, Žilina
    Bank’s Name and Address: Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s., Mlynské Nivy 1, 829 90 Bratislava, Slovakia

The University of Žilina in Žilina is added value tax payer.

The Conference fee is set on the basis of agreement in compliance with the Law Nr. 18/1996 and in case a registered person fails to participate in the Conference and/or send his (her) contribution, the Conference fee will not be refunded. It is, however, possible to send a substitute person.

All papers will be peer reviewed by two scientific reviewers. The Conference organizers reserve the right to return a paper to be reworked or, if it has not been reworked or cannot be reworked sufficiently, to exclude the paper from publishing. Two negative peer reviews result in automatic exclusion of the paper while one negative peer review will require a third peer review. All authors must strictly abide by the formal requirements (citation norm, headings and subheadings, tables, reference list, etc.) that will be posted online on the Conference web page. Active Conference participation is encouraged but it is not an inevitable requirement for a paper to be published.

Applicants should fill out the Conference Application Form (doc document) sent separately in attachment or downloaded from the Conference web page. Send the filled-out Application Form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Venue of the Conference:

Nová menza UNIZA, Vysokoškolákov 3119/22, Žilina, Slovakia
GPS coordinates: 49.209106, 18.754320

The Conference web page will be set up to contain all additional information. It will then be continuously updated with new information and organizational instructions.

Thank you! We look forward to your participation.


Assoc. Prof. Michal Valčo, PhD.

Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee