Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission Open
  • Based on this year's increased demand, one more parallel session was added. Abstract submission is still open!
  • March 31, 2014
  • Minisymposia proposals.
  • March 31, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance.
  • March 15, 2014
  • Early registration fee payment.
  • September 30, 2014
  • Paper submission.

Conference Venue

Pilsen is a beautiful historical city whose origins date back to the 13th century. On 6 May 1945, near the end of World War II, it was liberated from the Nazis by the 16th Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army. An overview of the rich Pilsen's history can be found on its Wikipedia page. The city features many sightseeing attractions.

The conference will take place in the historical conference center Secese of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, and catering will be provided by the famous brewery restaurant Na Spilce.

Part of the conference program will be optional tours of the Pilsner Urquell brewery museum, historical undergrounds of Pilsen, and St. Bartholomeus Cathedral.

Travel Information

Conference registration will open at 4 pm in the lobby of the hotel Angelo Pilsen on Sunday June 15, 2014. Dinner will be provided for those who do not arrive too late (the restaurant stops serving dinner at 9 pm).

Using a train from Prague

This is a recommended way of transportation as the Angelo Hotel is located approx. 400 m from the Pilsen Railway Station. The trains leave from the Prague Main Railway Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) often and the trip takes less than 3 hours.

When coming through the Prague Airport, use the Airport Express shuttle service which takes you there directly. Main Railway Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) is the terminal station of the AE - make sure to not get off too soon. Under normal traffic circumstances, the trip lasts about 45 minutes. When arriving by plane, we recommend that you buy at the airport approx. 1000 CZK (equivalent of 35 EUR) to pay for transportation to Pilsen. Ask for 100-200 CZK bills as the driver in the AE will not accept a 1000 bill.

When coming from other parts of the city, the Main Railway Station is a stop of the red line "C" of Prague subway. Train tickets can be purchased in the lobby of the railway station, or directly in the train (higher fees apply).

Sample departure times from the Main Railway station to Pilsen are: 5:15 am, 6:15 am, 7:15 am, 8:15 am, 8:40 am, 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 13:15 pm, ..., 21:15 pm, 23:40 pm. Sample departure times from Pilsen to Prague are: 4:07 am, 5:07 am, 6:07 am, 7:07 am, 8:07 am, 9:07 am, 10:07 am, 11:07 am, 12:07 pm, 13:07 pm, 13:55 pm, 14:07 pm, 15:07 pm, 15:55 pm, 16:07 pm, 17:07 pm, ..., 20:07 pm, 21:09 pm. To search for a train connection online, use the page


A limited number of rooms has been reserved in the Angelo Pilsen hotel across the street from the conference venue, at a special conference price of 60 EUR single room and 70 EUR double room (in both cases including breakfast). It is necessary to mention that you belong to the ESCO 2014 conference while making a reservation.

Send your accommodation requests to the email address: with code in the subject: ESCO 2014

Alternatively, accommodation is possible in the Marriott Courtyard Pilsen and many other hotels in Pilsen.