Conference Info 2016

PEFnet20th European Scientific Conference of Doctoral Students

Each year, the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno sponsors and coordinates the PhD Student Conference called PEFnet. The conference provides an opportunity for PhD students around the world to present their work and interact with other students and scientific investigators. The objective of the conference is to bring young researchers and PhD students to share experience and original research contributions on selected topics concerning economic studies. 

Authors are invited to submit a full paper written in English. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the scientific board. The authors presenting their papers at the conference will benefit from the feedback of a senior researcher.


Book of Abstract from the PEFnet 2016 conference is available HERE.



    Conference topics and sessions:

    • Economic Policy 
    • Business Economics
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Computer Science and Information Systems

    The Conference Programme is available HERE.

    Keynote addresses:

    Diana de Graeve

    University of Antwerp,
      Faculty of Applied Economics,

    Roman Kern

    Technical University of Graz,
    Knowledge Technologies Institute, 

    Conference Outputs

        The best selected papers will be submitted for publishing to the following journals:

    Abstracts of all papers fulfilling requirements of standard scientific papers will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

    Selected and presented papers will be published in MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics (indexed in RePEc).

    The papers must be presented at the conference.

        Acta Universitatis Agriculturae  et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis

    Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis 

    ISSN 1211-8516, indexed in Scopus
        European Journal of Business Science and Technology

    European Journal of Business Science and Technology

    ISSN 2336-6494, indexed in EconLit and RePEc

    Important Dates

    This conference is a Gold Partner of

    • Registration opening – September 1, 2016
    • Registration deadline - October 31, 2016
    • Paper submission deadline - October 31, 2016
    • Conference fee payment – November 4, 2016
    • Conference - November 24, 2016


    Registration and Payment Information

    Registration for the conference will start on the 1st September 2016. Registration and the payments are administered in the conference (registration) system Takeplace.


    Conference fee

    • CZK 1000 (40 EUR)
    • The fee includes organisation costs, the book of abstract, food and refreshment and other conference materials.
    • The fee does not include accommodation. 



    The conference will take place on the campus of Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, Brno 61300, Czech Republic. Additional information can be found on the Venue page.


    Scientific board

    • prof. Ing. Jana Stávková, CSc.
    • doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.
    • doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
    • doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D.

    Organisation board

    • Ing. Veronika Krůtilová, Ph.D.
    • Ing. Hana Vránová
    • Ing. Barbora Šiklová