The 6th Polish Forum SMART ENERGY conversion & storage, in Bukowina Tatrzanska, from 3rd to 6th of September 2017. The conference is co-organized by Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association ( and AGH University of Science and Technology.

Manuscripts from 6th Polish Forum Smart Energy Conversion and Storage will be published in Solid State Ionics Journal (IF 2.380). The articles should be submitted to SSI as regular papers, from September 15th to October 15th, choosing J. Maier as the handling editor and mentioning they are related to the 6th Forum Smart Energy Conversion and Storage in the cover letter.

The papers will undergo the usual peer reviewing and have to meet the regular SSI novelty and quality level.
The accepted papers will obtain a footnote "presented during 6th Polish Forum Smart Energy Conversion and Storage September 2017".

The Conference scope includes: fuel cells, hydrogen production and storage, Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, supercapacitors, solar conversion and thermoelectrics. All these topics are highly important for modern energy conversion and storage. Albeit different, they are based on similar mass and charge transport mechanisms, related to ionic and electronic defect structure. This brought the idea of gathering of high-level specialists, including theoreticians, in this field.

The book of abstracts from previous Conference can be found here.

Organizing committee

Chairman: Janina Molenda

Scientific committee

  • Andrzej Czerwiński
  • Henryk Figiel
  • Elżbieta Frąckowiak
  • Piotr Jasiński
  • Franciszek Krok
  • Paweł Kulesza
  • Anna Lisowska-Oleksiak
  • Czesław Pawlaczyk
  • Janusz Toboła
  • Władysław Wieczorek

Organizing committee

  • Danuta Olszewska,
    tel. 12 617 20 80
  • Konrad Świerczek
  • Wojciech Zając
  • Anna Milewska
  • Dominika Baster
  • Andrzej Kulka
  • Anna Plewa
  • Jakub Niewiedział
  • Łukasz Kondracki

Forum program

The program can be found here.

Forum scope includes:
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen production & storage
  • Li-ion and Na-ion batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Solar conversion
  • Thermoelectrics

Invited speakers

So far the following, world leading scientists confirmed their attendance:
  • Joachim Maier (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany),
    The role of defects and size for electrochemical energy storage
  • Truls Norby (University of Oslo, Norway),
    High temperature electrolysis using proton conducting ceramic electrolytes
  • Yoshitaka Tateyama (NIMS, Japan),
    DFT molecular dynamics studies on battery materials – SEI film and superconcentrated electrolyte
  • Mogens Mogensen (Technical University of Denmark),
    Degradation mechanisms of solid oxide cells
  • Philippe Knauth (Aix Marseille Université, France),
    Ion conduction in polymer membranes: application for electrochemical energy technologies
  • Constantinos Vayenas (University of Patras, Greece)
  • Ilan Riess (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology),
    Method for determining a continuous series of elementary steps in reactions of oxygen and hydrogen with solids
  • René Hausbrand (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany),
  • Krzysztof Fic (Poznan University of Technology, Poland),
  • Janusz Toboła (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland),
  • Władysław Wieczorek (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland),
  • Tomasz Story (Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences),
  • Andrzej Czerwiński (University of Warsaw, Poland),
  • Paweł Kulesza (University of Warsaw, Poland),
  • Nhu-Tarnawska Hoa Kim-Ngan (Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland),


Fees include VAT

Hotel fee (PLN)
Conference fee (PLN) Total fee (PLN)
Before June 5th 2017 After June 5th 2017 Before June 5th 2017 After June 5th 2017
Regular participants
bed in single room





Regular participants bed in double room




PhD students*
bed in double room






Hotel fee covers full costs of accommodation - room with 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches, payable via bank transfer or credit card.

Conference fee covers all organization expanses, coffee breaks, book of abstracts, welcome party, conference dinner and banquet, excursion, payable via bank transfer.

Accompanying persons total fee  
- Before June 5th, 2017 - 2000 PLN
- After June 5th, 2017 - 2100 PLN

Accompanying persons total fee covers full costs of accommodation room with 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches, all organization expanses, welcome party, conference dinner and banquet, excursion.

Sponsors total fee
- Before June 5th, 2017 - 4000 PLN
- After June 5th, 2017 - 4500 PLN

Payment must be made in PLN, separately for hotel and conference fees. Note! Bank charges are to be covered by the payer.

Information for Hotel RESERVATION and a form of payment:

Conference participants benefit from the staying on preferential terms, so reservations must be confirmed payments no later than 5th June 2017.
Guests-participants, reserving rooms for the conference by telephone or mail to the password "SmartEnergy2017" include information on booking:
- bed in single room (1400 PLN, including 8% VAT) or bed in double room (915 PLN, including 8% VAT) - please add a name of a roommate
- invoice data.

The people responsible at the Hotel BUKOVINA for the reservation are:
Kinga Zaraś tel. +48 661 444 147;
Marta Haręza tel. +48 667 666 993;

On this basis, the hotel will send the data to transfer or by credit card charge form available here
Price for accommodation for guests who would like to extend the stay is 730 PLN (price includes breakfast).

Bank information for Conference Fee:

Account holder: Polskie Stowarzyszenie Wodoru i Ogniw Paliwowych
ul. Bobrecka 29, 43-400 Cieszyn 
Bank Pekao Oddział w Krakowie
Account number: 27 1240 4559 1111 0000 5419 6311
with postscript "SmartEnergy2017"

Conference Registration

Abstract template:

Download the abstract template

Abstract submission:

To submit an abstract send an email to:

Conference proceedings: to be announced soon


Deadline for abstracts submission and registration is April 25th

Acceptance of oral presentations and posters is May 9th
Deadline for payment of reduced hotel and conference fee is June 5th
Manuscript submission timespan is September 15th to October 15th

Conference venue

Accommodation: Hotel Bukovina

Hotel website - English version

The conference place, Bukowina Tatrzanska, is located in a picturesque place near the alpine-type Tatra Mountains. The natural beauty of the Tatras is the main attraction of the venue and in September there are long periods of beautiful sunny, stable weather. We will arrange hiking along mountain trails in a small guided groups. We hope you would enjoy the environment.