Our aim is to offer, for the sixth time, a suitable venue and exciting programs for specialists in mineral sciences (in the broadest sense) of the Central and Eastern European Region. We also welcome colleagues from outside of this region, in order to promote wide-ranging scientific collaborations. We firmly believe that this conference, just like the previous ones in Miskolc, will initiate new joint research projects and educational cooperations.


The scientific programme is planned to cover classical mineralogical disciplines such as mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits, as well as environmental, industrial and archaeological applications of mineral sciences in the Central and Eastern European Region. An Open Session will also be organised for those who would like to present results that are geographically not related to the region. Contributions will be presented in both oral and poster sessions.

Our invited, plenary lectures

  • Juraj Majzlan, Oto Majzlan, Johannes Gescher, Martin Chovan
    Weathering of ore deposits and mining waste - how much inorganic chemistry and how much biology?
  • Nina Daneu and Aleksander Rečnik
    Topotaxial reactions at the atomic scale - the origin of sagenitic rutile and rutile/hematite intergrowths
  • Pavel Uher, Sándor Szakáll, Norbert Zajzon, Radek Skoda, V. Bilohuscin
    Calcium-rich silicate and oxide minerals: products of high-temperature contact metamorphism of xenoliths in andesites (Fintice, eastern Slovakia)
  • Corina Ionescu
    Archaeological ceramics: a geoscientific perspective
  • Carla Taricco
    Meteorites and past solar activity
  • Sándor Kele, Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach, Nele M. Meckler, Martin Ziegler, Isabel M. Millan, Tobias Kluge, Cédric M. John and Stefano M. Bernasconi
    Presentation and calibration of the clumped isotope thermometer using travertine and tufa deposits
  • Gavril Săbău, Elena Negulescu
    Eclogites in basement complexes of Romania: Context and mineral pecularities

Our main topics

Mihály Pósfai


  • 25 March 2015
    16 March 2015

    Abstract submission deadline
    Grant application deadline
  • 6 April 2015
    31 March 2015

    Hotel booking, early registration
  • 15 April 2015
    Cancellation with refund

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Registration fees (VAT inlcuded)


Paid until 6 April

Paid after 6 April

Senior fee

100 EUR

120 EUR

Student fee

60 EUR

80 EUR

Reduced fee
(granted, conference
dinner not included)

45 EUR

55 EUR

All types of registration fees include:

  • Participation in scientific sessions
  • Admission to the Opening and Closing Ceremony
  • Programme booklet of the conference
  • Conference bag with the Abstracts
  • Icebreaker party on 17 May
  • Conference dinner on 18 May (excepting the reduced fee)
  • Lunches for 18-19 May
  • Coffee breaks




Funds are allocated to support students and participants facing special financial difficulties. An accepted contribution (oral or poster) with the applicant being the principal author is a pre-requisite.

Grants represent partial cover of the registration fee. No grants for abstract fees, travel and hotel are available.

Grant application should be made by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat.  Please note that the deadline for grant applications is  25 March 2015  16 March 2015. Students please be aware that they should obtain a recommendation from their supervisor and send it together with the application by this date. Senior scientists should include a reference of two recent publications.

Terms and conditions of participation

Advanced online registration is a condition of participation in the workshop. During the online registration you should accept the terms and conditions of participation as well as the terms of cancellation written on this website. The registration fee/accompanying person's registration fee includes entertainment allowances, such as catering services, reception, dinner etc. In the final invoice the amount of these services will be indicated as intermediary service.

Payment conditions

Pre-payment can be made either by major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) to be arranged during the secure online registration
or by bank transfer payable to:

Diamond Congress Ltd.
Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.
Address: H-1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/a

International Bank Account Number
(IBAN): HU79 12010154 00175156 00200001

Registrations will be acknowledged in writing. Official invoices and receipts for fees paid by the participants will be handed over on site upon registration. On site, registration fees and optional programmes can be paid in cash in convertible currency or in Hungarian Forint. Besides, credit cards listed above will be accepted. The organisers regret that cheques cannot be accepted, They should be cashed at the banks.

Cancellation policy (registration)

Cancellations are accepted only in writing. In case of cancellation of registration received till 15 April 2015, the refund is 100%. No refund is possible for cancellations submitted after 15 April 2015.


Topics, abstract submission

Please prepare your poster with the following size:

  • width: 800mm
  • height: 1200mm


You are invited to submit papers in the field of the scientific programme. The abstracts are planned to be published in the Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica Abstract Series, Szeged.


  • mineralogy
  • crystallography
  • petrology
  • geochemistry
  • mineral deposits
  • environmental and applied mineralogy
  • clay mineralogy
  • archaeometry
  • history of science
  • open session

Abstracts will be accepted by the Editorial Board based on their scientific content and reviewed for language. Standard oral and poster presentations will be of the same scientific credit. The Scientific Board will select the papers for oral presentation; however, they will take authors' preferences into consideration. Please be aware that the final decision will be made by the Scientific Board.

Abstracts should be uploaded to the conference website via the registration site of the meeting, according to the instructions given here. Please send the abstract as a DOC/DOCX file (please do not submit a PDF).

Deadline for abstract submission:
25 March 2015
16 March 2015


Technical requirements
The presenting author should pay the registration fee until 30 March 2015 in order to be included in the scientific programme.

A publication fee of 15 EUR is charged for each abstract submitted for the conference.


Preferred font type: Times New Roman or Times New Roman CE. Title: 12 pt, bold capital letters, left aligned. Leave one blank line after the title.

AUTHOR, A. (affiliation, address), AUTHOR, B. (Department of Clay Sciences, Clay University; Illite Square 10A, Mudstone City, Hungary), AUTHOR, C. (affiliation, address)
E-mail address of the communicating author
Author(s): 10 pt font size; family name with capital letters, after a comma give the initial(s) of the other name(s) only. Each author's name should be followed by his/her affiliation and address in parentheses. If two or more consecutive authors have the same affiliation, it should be given only once after the name of the last author of the same institution. Underline the name of the communicating author and give his/her e-mail address below the author's block. Leave one blank line after.

The abstract volume will contain one abstract per A4 page. The abstract should be typed into a frame 16 cm in width and 24 cm in height. Tables or figures should be set within this area. Only good quality black-and-white line drawings and photos are allowed. Size of text, symbols or labels within figures should be at least 1.5 mm in the final printed form. Abstracts that are too long will be shortened by the editors.

Text (12 pt font size) should be single spaced and justified. Indent each paragraph by 5 mm. Leave one blank line before subtitles (if any), but do not leave blank lines after subtitles. Subtitles should be indented and printed in bold.

VICZIÁN, I. (1996): Földtani Közlöny, 126: 263–266.
TARAN, M. N. & LANGER, K. (2000): European Journal of Mineralogy, 12: 7–15.
FRANUS, W., MANECKI, A. & WIESER, T. (2000): Mineralogia Polonica, 31/2: 59-73.
References should be cited in the body of the text as follows: one author: (VICZIÁN, 1996), two authors: (TARAN & LANGER, 2000), more than two authors: (FRANUS et al., 2000).




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General information


The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in Hungary Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets ("Schuko sockets") are used, which also accept CEE7/16 "Europlugs".

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official national Hungarian currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). All the major credit cards are accepted in Hungary in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Though Hungary is a member of the European Union, only a few shops and restaurants accept Euros (EUR) for payment. Currency exchange booths are available in Budapest at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Click here to see the actual official exchange rates. Traveller's cheques and convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and certain shops in the city. Obtaining cash against ATM or credit cards is very easy from the ATM cash machines that can be found at almost every office, hotel or on the street.

Liability and insurance

The organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the conferences.

Shopping in Veszprém (opening hours)

Food shops are open from 7 AM - 6 PM Mon - Fri, 8 AM - 1 PM Sat. Other shops are open between 10 AM-6 PM Mon - Fri, 10 AM - 1 PM Sat. Little groceries are open with various opening time even on Sunday.

Office hours: generally from 8 AM - 4 PM Mon - Fri.
Post offices: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat: 8 AM - 1 PM
Banks: Mon - Thu: 8 AM - 3 PM, Fri: 8 AM - 1 PM.


The international code for Hungary is 36, the area code for Veszprém is 88. To call a number within Hungary, first dial 06. Miskolc telephone numbers have six digits in addition to the area codes. To make an international call from Hungary, first dial 00, then the country code followed by the area code and the subscriber's telephone number. Public telephones accept either coins (20, 50, and 100 HUF) or phone cards (available from tobacconists, newsagents, post offices, and petrol stations). To call a (Hungarian) mobile phone, from a public telephone first dial 06, followed by the subscriber's seven-digit number starting with 20-, 30- or 70-.

Important phone numbers

(English is usually spoken at the emergency numbers listed below. In case English is not spoken, dial 112)

Ambulance: 104
Fire brigade: 105
Police: 107
General help number: 112
General enquiries: 197
Inland enquiries: 198
International enquiries: 199
Hungarian Automobile Club help number: 188


Hungary is in the Central European Time Zone. In the summer months clocks are set at GMT + 2 hours.


The weather in Hungary in May is usually sunny but rain is possible, it worth to prepare your travel clothing regarding this. Temperatures are usually in the range between 20 and 24 °C during the day. Check the weather forecast for Veszprém at <a href="https://weather.yahoo.com/hungary/veszpr%C3%A9m/veszpr%C3%A9m-817719/weather.yahoo.com, or at weather.com.


Veszprém and Hungary


hungaryThe region is in between the former West and East, there is easy access from both sides, and also from other continents. For travel to Budapest there are several good options.

The international airport of Budapest (Ferihegy, terminals 2A, 2B) connects the city directly to some overseas and to all important European destinations.

The three main railway stations (Déli, Keleti, Nyugati) are either terminations or stops of many intercity trains from west and east, south and north. There are several international coach services to Budapest. Motorists can also reach Budapest easily on the European motorway network. One can even travel to Budapest by ship. [Read more]


Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. It lies approximately 15 km (9 mi) north of the Lake Balaton. It is the administrative center of the county (comitatus or 'megye') of the same name.

The name of the city originates from the Slavic word Bezprym, which was originally a personal name. Ján Kollár derived its name from Ves Perunova - Perun's village and mentioned also a German derivation from Weiss-Brunn - white well. The city was named either after a chieftain, or the son of Princess Judith (elder sister of St. Stephen of Hungary), who settled here after her husband Boleslaus I of Poland expelled her and her son. [Read more]

The University of Pannonia

The university was founded in 1949. In the beginning it worked as a regional faculty of the Technical University of Budapest. In 1951, it became independent under the name of Veszprém University of Chemical Engineering. From 1991, the university has been called the University of Pannonia.

The university first offered courses in four areas of Chemical Technology: Oil and Coal Technology, Electrochemical Industry, Inorganic Chemical Technology, Silicate Chemistry. From the mid-1960s two courses - Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Process Control and System Engineering - became part of the Chemical Engineering education in Veszprém. [Read more]




Hotels listed below are the official conference hotels recommended by the Organizers.
You can book a room at the special conference rates by using the online database.
VAT, city tax and the breakfast are included in all prices.
Booking in the online system is available between 15-20 May, if your staying period differs from this default period please contact us by e-mail.

All rooms are available on first come, first served basis.
A booking became final after paying the order. We are able to guarantee the rates enlisted below until 1 May.

Cancellation policy (hotel booking)

1 May is the deadline for penatly-free cancellation, too, after this date all hotel payments will be kept as "no-show" fee. At this date all non-paid hotel orders will be revisioned.


Két Lotti Villa

8200 Veszprém, József Attila utca 21., Hungary

Located 1 km from the centre of Veszprém, Két Lotti Villa features free WiFi, free private parking and en-suite rooms with cable TV. Breakfast is served every morning.

Két Lotti Villa offers a sauna and massage services for a surcharge. Board games are available for guests.

The closest restaurant can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. The zoo of Veszprém and the castle area are 2 km away. The Veszprém Train Station is 4.5 km away and Lake Balaton is 14 km from the house.


Single room: 32 EUR / night
Double room: 46 EUR / night
For 3-bed rooms availability please contact us by e-mail.

Éllő Guest-House

8200 Veszprém, József Attila utca 25., Hungary

Éllő Guest-House is situated in one of the most beautiful part of Veszprém, in pleasant surroundings, some minutes from the town centre. The Guest-House has its own garden and closed illuminated parking facility in the inner yard. It has a special main key system.

18 modern rooms of high standard (bathroom, TV) are provided for the guests. Three of the rooms are unobstructed, in which handicapped guests also can be welcome. In the building there is a mini bar, too. Pets are welcome free of charge.


Single room: 39 EUR / night
Double room: 44 EUR / night
For 3-bed rooms availability please contact us by e-mail.

ProMedicum Pension

8200 Veszprém, Nárcisz utca 2., Hungary

ProMedicum guest house is a cosy bed and breakfast accomodation in the city of Veszprém. We have 6 double rooms with bathroom. All the rooms are modern furnished, have airconditioning, colour TV set, satelite and minibar. There are free parking places in the garden. As our firm mainly deals with dental tourists, we can provide you with a peaceful environment. We put a special emphasis on the personal requests of our guests. Veszprém has a remarkable cultural and social life. It is rally worth visiting us.

Prices (no vacancy, fully booked):

Single room: 43 EUR / night
Double room: 54 EUR / night

Hotel Historia

H-8200 Veszprém, Toborzó Street 11-13.

The first downtown 4-star hotel of Veszprém is located in the heart of the city, only a one-minute walk from Óváros Square and the castle. When designing the house, we strove to preserve its original atmosphere but also, with the latest trend in mind, to equip the hotel with services expected in the 21st century.

As there aren’t two guests who are the same, there aren’t two rooms in our house that are the same either, so everyone can find a room that best suits their preferences in terms of its situation and arrangement.

Light, natural colours dominate our rooms, and hundreds of years old beams bring back the memory of the past in the Monument Wing. In our family rooms there is a children’s play corner that awaits the smallest ones. All rooms are non-smoking.


Single room: 80 EUR / night
Double room: 90 EUR / night

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Hotel Historia Malomkert

H-8200 Veszprém, Fenyves Street 15., Hungary

2012 is the year of opening a new Hotel in Veszprém: Hotel Historia Malomkert. It is not only new, but sorrounded by a picturesque landscape, the brook Séd, green areas and the castle from above it is a really unique Hotel as well. In a quiet corner of the city alongside a cycle path that rides to the Zoo, crossing the ancient Margit-ruin.

The interior design is also special: several rooms has been uniquely designed, after what the Hotel is also mentioned as a boutique hotel.

Since the building was a monument, it had to be renovated carefully: The rooms and the restaurant are connected by one area, water is running under the glass-inlaid floor that looks like a slowrunning brook. Several interesting built-in areas make the Hotel very much worth a visit.


Single room: 80 EUR / night
Double room: 90 EUR / night

"VEAB" Guesthouse of the Academy of Sciences

8200 Veszprém, Vár u 37., Hungary

Located in the historic Castle District of Veszprém, on the uppermost floor of the headquarters of the Veszprém Regional Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the VEAB guesthouse is a 10-minute walk from the conference venue and 5 minutes from the city centre.

5 double rooms and 1 suite are available, all with bathroom, TV, air conditioning and wifi. All rooms have spectacular views on the valleys surrounding the Castle Hill. Free parking is available in the yard. Guests can enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere in the heart of medieval Veszprém.

Prices (no vacancy, fully booked):

Double room with single occupancy: 26 EUR / night
Double room with double occupancy: 40 EUR / night
Suite (up to 4 persons): 60 EUR / night

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Scientific Board

  • Sándor Szakáll,
    University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Martin Chovan,
    Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Pavel Uher,
    Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Corina Ionescu,
    Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Gábor Papp,
    Hungarian Natural History Museum, Hungary
  • Csaba Szabó,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Gabriella B. Kiss,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • István Dódony,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Gheorghe Ilinca,
    University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Friedrich Koller,
    University of Wien, Austria

Local Organizing Committee

  • Mihály Pósfai,
    University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Ferenc Mádai,
    University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Norbert Zajzon,
    University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Annamária Kis,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Bernadett Bajnóczi,
    Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Zsuzsa Molnár,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • Elemér Pál-Molnár,
    University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Levente Patkó,
    Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


Field Trips

It is our pleasure to announce that we have two field trips regarding MSCC 2015. Detailed information can be found below. Please note that a minimum of 15 attendees is required to launch each trip. In case we should cancel a trip a full refund will be provided. Recommended application date 1 May 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The second field trip to the red mud reservoir has been cancelled due to the low number of applicants.

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