BaltSilica 2018

8th International Conference on Silicate Materials

May 30 – June 1, 2018, Riga, Latvia

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Call for papers


  Inspired by the great success of the 7th International Conference on Silicate Materials (Kaunas, Lithuania in 2016) and by the enthusiasm of the participants at BaltSilica conferences in previous decade, the organizing committee of BaltSilica 2018 would like to cordially invite researchers, technologists and industry managers with an interest in silicate, aluminium silicate and calcium silicate building materials and inorganic nanomaterials, to participate in the BaltSilica 2018 conference that will be held in Riga, Latvia from 30th May to 1st June 2018.

   To share ideas, to present latest research results, to sum up achievements in the development of inorganic materials, and to strengthen and find new cooperation fields BaltSilica 2018 will include: plenary lectures, short communications and posters sessions.

   The conference is organized by Riga Technical University (Latvia), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland).

Conference Topics

T1. Natural and Artificial Stone Materials – Inorganic binders (gypsum, lime, Portland cement), concrete, corrosion and restoration of natural and artificial stone.

T2. Traditional and Advanced Ceramic and Glass-Like Materials – porous oxide and clay ceramic materials, glass and glass fibre, enamels and glazes, advanced ceramic and glass materials.

T3. Inorganic and Hybrid Nanomaterials – nanoparticles, thin films, nanocomposites, mesoporous, electronic and photonic materials, methods of synthesis and characterization, application of nanomaterials for health and environmental protection, environmental remediation, emerging nanotechnologies.

T4. Physical and Numerical Processing Simulation of Inorganic Materials – simulations in material physics, simulation of condensed matter and for product design and testing.

Other related topics could also be included in the final Program of the Conference.

Submission of Abstracts and Full Papers

   The abstracts (200-250 words followed by 3 key words) should be submitted in A4 size format, one page with Times New Roman font 12 pt. Abstracts should provide a good overview of your full paper and cover the following headings: Introduction; Objectives; Methods; Results; Conclusions.

   Abstracts of papers will be published on the Conference website. Please submit the abstract as attachment in MS Word format to the E-mail of Conference.

   The submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the special edition of the journal “Key Engineering Materials”. Papers of the Conference will be included in SCOPUS, ISI Web of Science, EBSCO, ProQuest and other databases. Language of paper – English, length of paper is 6 pages. The guidelines are available on the website.

   The official language of the Conference is English.

Important Dates

February 2nd - March 26th Preliminary registration, submission of abstracts (extended deadline)

April 4th – Abstract acceptance, 2nd circular

April 10th – Early-bird registration 200 EUR (regular), 150 EUR (student), 70 EUR (accompanying person) (extended deadline)

April 12th – Notification of acceptance

April 16th – Conference program

June 3rd – Submission deadline of full papers  (extended deadline)

May 18th – Registration 250 EUR (regular), 200 EUR (student), 90 EUR (accompanying person)

May 28th – May 30th – Late on-site registration 300 EUR (regular), 250 EUR (student), 110 EUR (accompanying person)

May 30th – June 1st – BaltSilica 2018 Conference

Local Organizing Commitee

   Program Chair – Prof. G.Mezinskis

  Committee Members:

   Prof. J.Grabis;

   Asoc. prof. Dr. I.Juhnevica;

   Prof. Dr.habil.phys. A.Medvids;

   Docent. I.Pavlovska;

   Asoc. prof. R.Svinka;

   Asoc. prof. V.Svinka.

Conference Chairman

   Gundars Mežinskis, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Conference Co-Chairman

   Kęstutis Baltakys, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

International Scientific Commitee

   Liudmyla Bragina, National Technical University, Ukraine

   Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy

   Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia

   Rimvydas Kaminskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

   Irina Hussainova, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

   Malle Krunks, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

   Artūrs Medvids, Riga Technical University, Latvia

   Izabela Nowak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

   Jacek Szczerba, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

   Xiangming Zhou, Brunel University London, Great Britain

Conference Location

   Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Paula Valdena Street 3/7, Riga, Latvia, LV-1048.

Registration and abstract submission

   Link to registration You can find here. 

   Abstract template can be downloaded from this link. Abstracts should be submitted to Email:

   Publication template can be downloaded from this link.

Social event on May 31

   Social event will be held in Jaunmoku Palace in Tukums district.

Jaunmoku Palace is a recreational centre offering a versatile range of services outside the rush of the city — in a quiet, hilly scenery of Kurzeme. By preserving the values of cultural history of the area and introducing ever-new products of cultural tourism, the Jaunmokas Palace has become one of the bestknown places for relaxation in Latvia. You can find more information about Jaunmoku Palace here.


   BaltSilica 2018 Secretariat

   Ms. Liga Grase

 Address: Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Paula Valdena Street 3/7, Riga, Latvia, LV-1048.

   Tel: +371-26365052

   Fax: +371-67089107

   E-mail: or

Conference Programme

    Conference Programme You can find here (final conference program).


   Information about closest accommodations You can find here.

Bank Account Details

   "Riga Technical University Development Fund"
   VAT number: 40008067097
   Kalku street 1, Rīga, LV - 1050

   JSC "SEB banka"
   BIC code: UNLALV2X002
   LV35 UNLA 0050 0013 2029 4

   JSC "Swedbank"
   BIC code: HABALV22
   LV44 HABA 0551 0321 2339 4
 Please specify the purpose of payment: "Participation fee for BaltSilica 2018 conference, Name Surname.

The registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception;
  • Welcome package;
  • Publication in journal “Key engineering materials”
  • Coffee breaks,
  • Lunch,
  • Conference dinner.

 For cancellations, no refunds will be available. Only substitutions will be accepted.