The 7th International Conference on Silicate Materials "BaltSilica 2016"

     The BaltSilica conference has become a forum where researchers worldwide can meet, present their work, explain their results and discuss the encountered scientific and technical problems of theoretical & applied sciences based on silicate materials. The host of BaltSilica 2016 conference is the Department of Silicate Technology of Kaunas University of Technology


About 7th International Conference on Silicate Materials "BaltSilica 2016"


      The series of Baltic conferences on silicate materials had started since 2004 and became a tradition: the first conference was held in 2004, Riga, Latvia; next was in 2005, Kaunas, Lithuania; 2007 – Riga; 2009 – Kaunas; 2011 – Riga and 2014 – Poznan, Poland.

      Every BaltSilica conference was attended by around of 50 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Ukraine and Russia. For this reason, the organizers of the conference invite scientists, technologists and industry managers to share ideas, to present latest research results, to sum up achievements in the development of new technologies and materials, to strengthen and find new cooperation fields.


The conference is organized by Riga Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.



Prof. Raimundas Siauciunas
Kaunas University of Technology
Department of Silicate Technology
Radvilenu pl. 19
LT-50254 Kaunas, Lithuania
Mob. phone: +370 686 70 547


Dr. Agne Bankauskaite
Kaunas University of Technology
Department of Silicate Technology
Radvilenu pl. 19
LT-50254 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 37 300163
Fax: +370 37 300152
E-mail :

R. Siauciunas (chairman)
K. Baltakys (co-chairman)
I. Barauskas
A. Bankauskaite (secretary)
A. Eisinas
Z. Valancius
G. Vaickelionis

Prof. R. Kaminskas (chairman, Lithuania)
Prof. G. Mezinskis (co-chairman, Latvia)
Prof. I. Nowak (Poland)
Prof. D. Heinz (Germany)
Prof. N. Stevulova (Slovakia)
Dr.-Ing. L. Urbonas (Germany)
Prof. K. Baltakys (Lithuania)
Dr. Xiangming Zhou (United Kingdom)
Dr. V. Antonovic (Lithuania)
Prof. M. Palou (Slovakia)
Dr. A. Rotaru (Romania)
Dr. Ion Morjan (Romania)
Prof. R. Siauciunas (Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. T. Sverak (Czech Republic)

           The conference will cover scientific and technical problems of theoretical and applied sciences based on silicate materials. It will focus on, but not restricted to the following topics:

                          Natural and Artificial Stone Materials 
         Keywords for the Topics: Inorganic binders (Cement, Lime, Gypsum), Concrete, Corosion and Restoration of Natural and Artificial Stone  
                          Traditional and Advanced Ceramic and Glass-Like Materials
         Keywords for the Topics: Clay Ceramic, Porous Oxide and Clay Ceramic Materials, Glass and Glass Fibre, Enamels and Glazes, Thin Films on Glass, Advanced Ceramic and Glass Materials
                          Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
         Keywords for the Topics: Thin Films, Nanocomposites, Mesoporous Materials, Electronic and Photonic Materials, Nanomaterials Characterization Techniques
                          The Environment and Green technologies
         Keywords for the Topics: Adsorbents, Low energy and environmental-friendly Cements, sorption, renewable energy.
                          Physical and Numerical Processing Simulation of Inorganic Materials and other related topics could also be included in the final Programme of the Conference

Scientific Program

Venue: Food Science and Technology Competence Centre, Radvilėnų St. 19, Building IV B.

Wednesday, 25th of May
19:00 – 21:00
Registration and Welcome reception  (1-st floor)
Thursday, 26th of May
08:30 – 09:00
Registration  (IV B  1-st floor)
09:00 – 09:20
Opening ceremony  (IV B – 204)
Dean of Faculty of Chemical Technology–  Prof. Eugenijus Valatka
Head of Department of Silicate Technology – Prof. Rimvydas Kaminskas
09:20 – 11:20
Session I  (IV B – 204)
11:20 – 11:50
Refreshments, posters and exhibition  (IV B – 303)
11:50 – 13:30
Session II  (IV B – 204)
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch break,  (IV C – 169)
posters and exhibition  (IV B – 303)
14:30 – 16:10
Session III  (IV B –204)
18:00 – 19:00
Excursion  (Santaka Valley, K. Baršausko St. 59)
19:00 – 21:00
Conference dinner  (Santaka Valley, K. Baršausko St. 59)
Friday, 27th of May
09:30 – 11:20
Session IV  (IV B – 204)
11:20 – 11:40
Refreshments, posters and exhibition  (IV B – 303)
11:40 – 13:30
Session V  (IV B – 204)
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch break, posters and exhibition  (IV B – 303)
14:30 – 15:40
Session VI and closing remarks  (IV B – 204)
                          17:00 – 19:00                                   
Optional, free of charge: Guided excursion to Old Town of Kaunas

The extended Scientific Program can be found here 

March 1, 2016 Preliminary registration, submission of abstracts
March 15, 2016 Abstract acceptance, 2nd circular
April 15, 2016 Early Bird registration
May 16, 2016 Submission of full papers
May 16, 2016 Deadline for registration fee payment
April 1, 2016 Conference program
May 26–27, 2016 Conference


Abstract submission, Registration and Publication


There will be included in the book of abstracts and Scientific program of the conference only those works for whom their presenting authors have paid the registration fee no later than 16th of May 2016. Notification of acceptance for abstracts as well as posters and oral presentations on 15th of March, 2016.

Please submit your abstract(s) using the following e-mail address: In the Subject field, please specify the following: BaltSilica2016, presenting author name and surname (example: Baltsilica2016_DaisyWhite).

Each registered participant (except the accompanying persons) is welcome to submit and present as a first author maximum 2 works. The submitted abstracts must respect the abstract template and cannot exceed 1 page. The mentioned template can be downloaded here.

The first abstract should be saved as “presentingauthornameandsurname1.doc” and the second abstract should be saved as “presentingauthornameandsurname2.doc” (example: DaisyWhite1.doc).

Posters and Oral presentations

Oral presentation should be maximum 20 minutes long (including discussion). Poster’s dimensions should not exceed A0 format.


Registration for BaltSilica 2016 is mandatory for all participants. To register, please fill in the registration form 

Registration deadline is 16th of May, 2016.

Registration fees

Participant type Registration Options
Early Bird
by 15th of April
by16th of May
Standard 150 EUR 200 EUR
Student 75 EUR 100 EUR
50 EUR 75 EUR

Registration fee includes:
▶ Book of abstracts
▶ Full papers in “Chemical Technology”
▶ Coffee breaks
▶ 2 lunches
▶ Conference dinner
▶ Welcome party

Payment method: The registration fees displayed in EUR have to be fully transferred into the bank account (additional transfer charges or fees must be covered by the sender). There are no refunds or returns for payments performed for the BaltSilica2016 conference!

Bank Name:  AB SEB Bankas
Bank Address:  Gedimino pr.12, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania
Swift Code:  CBVI LT 2X
Account holder:  Kauno technologijos universitetas
Account holder address: K. Donelaicio 73, LT-44029 Kaunas, Lithuania
Account no.: LT38 7044 0600 0310 4481
Payment Details: KO 059, Baltsilica2016 and Name of participant (example: KO 059, Baltsilica2016, Daisy White)

Full papers, which will meet the requirements of the Scientific Journal “Chemical technology” (cited in Chemical Abstracts CAplus), will be published in this journal on September, 2016. The detailed instructions for the authors you can find in the website of KTU:

The deadline for submission of full papers – 25th of April, 2016.

Location, Travel and Hotel Information

Location & Venue

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Chemical technology of Kaunas University of Technology, in the new Building B on May 26-27, 2016.


By plane: Kaunas (KUN) and Vilnius (VNO) have a regularly scheduled air service available from over 30 major air centers in Europe and Far East – for further information go to the websites:
By train from the main railway station of Vilnius to Kaunas railway station. Train time-table is available on the website:
By bus from the main bus station of Vilnius to Kaunas bus station. The time-table you can reach at:

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