International Scientific Conference
September 18 – 19, 2014
The conference continues the long standing tradition of Slovakia in the field of quality of work, production and life and
previously organized conferences on this subject. The conference will take place also in
Virtual Conference Environment.
The mission of this conference is to enable the participants obtain factographic and general knowledge for quality
improvement and topics for leading innovations in the conditions of Slovakia and European Union. The aim of the
conference is to establish a forum where participants will be able to share views and ideas on the problems and trends in
the field of quality of work, production and life, innovative improvement and open innovation.
Topics can include the latest knowledge in the field of quality engineering, quality management, new product
development, innovation, and open-innovation in the following areas:
Industry (primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, quinary sectors)
Services (education, health care, energetics, finance, information, etc.)
Innovation (including open innovation)
Important dates
10 August 2014 submission of extended abstracts; 15 August 2014 notification of abstract acceptance;
31 August 2014 submission of complete paper; 5 September 2014 notification of acceptance;
10 September 2014 camera ready due; 18 September 2014 Conference Opening
University of Economics, Faculty of Business Economics, Košice (SK), Tajovského 13, Košice,
Organizing institutions
Technical University of Košice (TUKE), Faculty of Metallurgy (HF) (SK)
University of Economics (UE), Faculty of Business Economics (FoBE) with seats in Košice (SK)
Partner institutions
Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing, www.unms.sk; Slovak Society for Quality, www.ssk.sk;
Slovak Union for Quality, Innovation and Design Q-IMPULZ, www.q-impulse.org
Honorary guests
Ivan Slimák, Prof. PhD. sr. (SK), Alexander Linczényi, Prof. PhD.
Scientific committee
Kristína Zgodavová, Prof. PhD. (SK) – conference founder, TUKE FM; Michal Tkáč, Prof. Dr. h. c. PhD. (SK) –
conference co-founder, dean of the UE FoBE (SK); Peter Horňak, Assoc. Prof. Dr. – conference co-founder;
Jozef Mihok, Prof. Dr. h. c. PhD. – president of the SOSMS (SK); Tauno Kekäle, Prof. PhD. (FI) – rector of
VAMK (FI); Juraj Sinay, Prof. Dr. h. c. DrSc.; Karol Balog, Prof. PhD. (SK); Sofia Colesca, Prof. PhD. (RO);
Tibor Ďurica, Prof. PhD. (SK); Jozef Hrubec, Prof. PhD. (SK); Mária Kozlovská, Prof. PhD. (SK); Milan
Majerník, Prof. Dr. h. c. PhD.; Maro Vlachopoulou, Prof. PhD. (GR); Jaroslav Nenadál, Prof. PhD. (CZ); Hana
Pačaiová, Prof. PhD. (SK); Jiří Plura, Prof. PhD. (CZ); Josu Takala, Prof. PhD. (FI); Josef Tošenovský, Prof.
PhD. (CZ); Edita Virčíková, Prof. PhD.; Jozef. Živčák, Prof. Dr. h. c. PhD. (SK); Spyros Kitsiou, PhD. (CA)
Keynote speakers
Josu Takala, Prof. PhD. University of Vaasa (FI); Ivan Slimák, PhD. Jr. – plant director Škoda Vrchlabí (CZ);
Paivi Haapalainen, PhD. (FI); Milan Šesták – general manager Emerson, a.s. (SK); Ľubomír Lengyel – quality
manager, Faurecia Leather, s.r.o. Košice (SK); Peter Magvaši, Prof. PhD. – CEIT, a.s. (SK); Dr. Lidmila
Fusková Q-DAS Česko-Slovensko (CZ); Dr. Edgar Dietrich Geschaeftsfuehrender Inhaber Q-DAS Gmbh und
Co. KG Weinheim (DE)
Section chairs and discussion panel moderators
Renáta Nováková, Assoc. Prof. PhD. (SK); Pavol Palfy, Assoc. Prof. RNDr. (SK); Andrea Sütőová, PhD. (SK),
Marek Šolc, Assoc. Prof. PhD. (SK); Renáta Turisová, Assoc. Prof. PhD. (SK)
Organizing committee
Anna Buľková; Peter Blaško; Mária Maďoranová; Ľudovít Molnár, PhD.
Virtual conference
Peter Bober, PhD.; Ing. Matúš Horváth, PhD.; Ing. Marek Kačmár
More information
Conference proceedings: Organiser will apply about registration of proceedings in Web of Science.
Best paper awards: Papers presented during the conference will be reviewed by the scientific committee and
best papers will be selected based on these reviews and awarded.
Partner journals: Quality Innovation Prosperity (www.qip-journal.eu). Selected best papers (about 10
- 15) will be published in special issue of the QIP journal (registered in Scopus) and two other journals.
Conference fee
Proceedings, refreshments, admission:
Early bird registration – August 10, 2014: 100 EUR; After August 10, 2014: 130 EUR; Full time PhD. students:
50 EUR; Fee does not apply to member of scientific committee, keynote speaker, section chair or panel
Bank transfer details
For conference proceedings (authors, presenters)
Type of bank payment: SHA; Account holder: Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Metallurgy
Account number: IBAN SK85 8180 0000 0070 0015 1476; SWIFT/BIC SPSRSKBAXXX;
Variable symbol: QaLI2014; VAT/TAX is not included in the fees, TUKE HF is not payer of VAT/TAX from
this event; ID/IČO: 00397 610; DIČO: 2020486710; Currency: EUR
For participants (without proceedings paper)
Type of bank payment: SHA; Account holder: Slovak Union for Quality Innovation and Design Q-IMPULZ
Account number: IBAN SK57 5200 0000 0000 0080 9950; SWIFT/BIC OTPVSKBX;
Variable symbol: QaLI2014; VAT/TAX is not included in the fees, Q-IMPULZ is not payer of VAT/TAX;
ID/IČO: 31304435; Currency: EUR
Registration form
Hostel Boženy Němcovej, No. 1, Košice http://www.tuke.sk/sdtu/ubytovanie/bn1 – hotel type accommodation
in 1 and 2 bed rooms – 15 EUR. Reservation: [email protected]
Hotels in Košice http://www.booking.com/
Organized under the National Quality Programme of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing

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