60th International Conference
of Machine Design Departments

ICMD 2019
September 10-13, 2019


Vinice Hnanice, Czech Republic
September 10-13, 2019

The conference is organized under the auspices of the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology

doc. Ing. Jaroslav Katolický, Ph.D.


About Conference

The 60th International Conference of Machine Design Departments is the 8th conference organized by the Brno University of Technology. This conference is mainly focused on machine design and optimization, engineering analyses, tribology and nanotechnology, additive technologies, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, advanced materials and technologies, biomechanics and biomimetics.

The main objective of the conference is to present results of research and development, to improve quality of teaching at the universities, as well as to transfer innovative solutions into practice in the above mentioned fields. The conference provides space for engineers, PhD students and university teachers to discuss their work results and find inspiration. Therefore, we hope you will join the conference.








Keynote Speakers

Important Conference Dates

Registration:March 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019
Registration:March 8, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Abstract Submission:March 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019
Abstract Submission:March 8, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Paper Submission:May 15, 2019 - July 10, 2019
Paper Reviews:May 15, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Letter of Acceptance, Sending Invoice:July 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Conference Fee Payment:June 30, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Conference Program with Presentations:August 5, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Conference date:September 10 - 13, 2019

Please note that abstract submission, fee payment and paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Online Registration

Please note that all conference participants must be registered and pay the conference fee.

1. Please register via online form.
2. At the end of June we will send you a confirmation letter and an ivoice via e-mail
based on details provided in the registration form.
3. Pay the conference fee according to the information in the invoice.
Conference fee is 315 EUR with VAT.
4. Conference fee must be paid via bank transfer before August 1, 2019.

Conference fee includes:
Access to all sessions, proceedings of abstract, free access to download all papers, refreshments during coffee break, lunch for all three conference days, social evening with gala dinner and dinner for two evenings.

We will prepare additional information on what to see in the surrounding area.

Conference Topics

Paper has to cover one of the following topics:

Machine Design and Optimization
Engineering Analyses
Tribology and Nanotechnology
Additive Technologies
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Materials and Technologies
Biomechanics and Biomimetics

Author Guidelines

The conference language is English. Only original papers written in English will be accepted. The abstract should summarize the aim of the paper, used techniques and achieved results. The length of the abstract is limited to 700 characters. The acceptance of the abstract will be confirmed by email.

Manuscript preparation

The manuscript must be written in English and shall be submitted in the A4 format prepared in accordance with the Instruction to Authors. The recommended length of the article is 5 to 7 pages including tables, figures and references. Maximum file size is 10MB.
Papers written by authors who won’t attend the conference won’t be included in the proceedings.
Authors will be notified about the acceptance of the manuscript via email.

Instruction to Authors (.pdf)

The best contributions of the conference will be selected within the review process. Selected authors will be offered to publish the conference paper in the scientific journal MM Science Journal, which is ranked among the reviewed journals of the Research, Development and Innovation Council. The cost of publishing to the MM Science Journal will be covered by the conference organizer.

At least one of the authors is required to participate in the conference and present the paper in order to include this paper in the conference proceedings.

Instructions for posters

The poster will be presented during the poster session.
Poster means a graphic presentation of the results of scientific work.

Poster authors are responsible for:

1. content and formal aspects of the poster
2. printing the poster in the required format (1x A0)
3. placement of the poster at a specified location (at least 30 minutes before the presentation start)

Instructions for presentation

The presentation takes 20 minutes including questions and answers. Please, prepare your presentation in English.
Authors are required to upload the presentation slides during the coffee break before the session.

Conference Programme

10 Sep, 2019


16:00 - 19:00


16:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 20:00


11 Sep, 2019


10:00 - 10:20

Opening speech

10:20 - 11:50

Keynote speakers

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 16:15


18:00 - 20:00


12 Sep, 2019


9:00 - 10:00


10:15 - 12:00

Head of departments meeting

12:00 - 13:00


15:00 - 18:00

Social programme

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner

13 Sep, 2019


9:00 - 1200


12:00 - 13:00



Conference closing

Scientific Committee

Conference Chairmen

Prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D., Brno University of Technology (CZ)

Scientific Committee Members

Prof. Ing. Bocko Jozef, CSc., Technical University of Košice (SK)
Prof. Ing. Bošanský Miroslav, CSc., Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (SK)
Prof. Ing. Dynybyl Vojtěch, Ph.D., ŠKODA AUTO University (CZ)
Prof. Ing. Dzimko Marián, Ph.D., University of Žilina (SK)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Harlecki Andrej, University of Bielsko-Biała (PL)
Doc. Ing. Herák David, Ph.D., Czech University of Agriculture in Prague (CZ)
Prof. Ing. Homišin Jaroslav, CSc., Technical University of Košice (SK)
Prof. Ing. Hosnedl Stanislav, CSc., University of West Bohemia (CZ)
Doc. Ing. Hrček Slavomír, Ph.D., University of Žilina (SK)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Juraszek Janusz, University of Bielsko-Biała (PL)
Doc. Ing. Koutný Daniel, Ph.D., Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Prof. Ing. Kučera Ľuboš, Ph.D., University of Žilina (SK)
Doc. akad. soch. Křenek Ladislav, Art.D., Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Prof. Ing. Křupka Ivan, Ph.D., Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Ing. Lopot František, Ph.D., Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)
Doc. Ing. Mazůrek Ivan, CSc., Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Němček Miloš, Technical University of Ostrava (CZ)
Doc. Ing. Paloušek David, Ph.D., Brno University of Technology (CZ)
Prof. Ing. Pešík Lubomír, CSc., Technical University of Liberec (CZ)
Doc. Ing. Petrů Michal, Ph.D., Technical University of Liberec (CZ)
Doc. Ing. Vaňek Václav, Ph.D., University of West Bohemia (CZ)

Keynote Speakers

Stefan Ritt

Head of Global Marketing of 3YOURMIND GmbH

Petr Sperka

Leader of elastohydrodynamics group at BUT

Conference Venue

Conference will be held in the Czech Republic, in Hotel Vinice Hnanice****, Hnanice 132, 669 02 Hnanice, Czech Republic, from September 10 until September 13, 2019.
You can find more information about the Hotel Vinice Hnanice**** on their
website www.vinice-hnanice.cz/hotel

Accommodation for conference participants is booked in a modern hotel Vinice-Hnanice located in the countryside on the border of the Czech Republic and Austria. The beautiful hotel complex is situated in the area of the Podyjí National Park, eight kilometers southwest of Znojmo www.znojmocity.cz in the large vineyards just a few hundred meters from the Dyje River valley and one of the oldest and most famous vineyards in our country, the Šobes vineyard. It offers cycling and wine tasting from the local winery.

Participants' Accommodation

For all participants accomodation has already been booked in:

Hotel Vinice Hnanice****

Hotel Vinice Hnanice****
Hnanice 132
669 02 Hnanice
Czech Republic

Price per person / night
Double room (occupied by 1 person)67,60 € / 1 690 Kč
Double room (occupied by 2 persons)47,80 € / 1 195 Kč
Double-bed (occupied by 1 person)83,60 € / 2 090 Kč
Double-bed (occupied by 2persons)59,80 € / 1 495 Kč
Four-bed apartment (occupied by 3 persons)49,20 € / 1 230 Kč
Four-bed apartment (occupied by 4 persons)40,92 € / 1 023 Kč

Guest house Vinice Hnanice

Guest house Vinice Hnanice

Price per person / night
Single room (occupied by 1 person)32,40 € / 810 Kč
Double room (occupied by 2 persons)30,00 € / 750 Kč

Important note: The accommodation payment will be done by participants themselves at the hotel reception during the conference. Please do not forget to pay for any services that you have used: hotel accommodation, extra services.

The accommodation price includes: VAT, local tax, breakfast, parking, internet, wellness, welcome drink.

Contact Info

Conference organizer

Jana Vasilková, Exponex, s.r.o.
Janouškova 2015/1a
613 00 Brno - Černá Pole
Czech Republic


+420 736 637 073



Contact person

Ing. Ivana Mužíková
Institute of Machine and Industrial Design
Brno University of Technology


+420 733 710 939