The Carbon Group of the Portuguese Chemical Society (C@SPQ) cordially invites you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII, that will take place in Porto, Portugal, on June 26 – 29, 2018. Following the previous CarboCat meetings held in Lausanne (2004), Saint-Petersburg (2006), Berlin (2008), Dalian (2010), Brixen (2012), Trondheim (2014) and Strasbourg (2016), CarboCat-VIII will be devoted to new developments and fundamental advances on carbon materials (conventional and nanostructured carbons) for catalytic applications.
You are also invited to visit Porto, with its historical centre (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the river Douro and the famous Port Wine cellars.
Antonio Guerrero Ruiz (CCIA, UNED, Spain)
Bastian J. M. Etzold (TU Darmstadt Germany)
Bert F. Sels (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Cuong Pham-Huu (University of Strasbourg, France)
Dangsheng Su (IMR, CAS, Shengyang, China)
Daniel E. Resasco (University of Oklahoma, USA)
De Chen (NTNU, Norway)
Dmitry Y. Murzin (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)
Enrique Garcia-Bordeje (ICB, CSIC, Spain)
Fei Wei (Tsinghua University, China)
Gabriele Centi (Messina University, Italy)
Giuliano Giambastiani (ICCOM-CNR, Florence, Italy)
Harry J. Bitter (Wageningen UR, The Netherlands)
Jean-Philippe Tessonnier (Iowa State Univ., USA)
M. Fernando Pereira (FEUP, Portugal)
Martin Muhler (Bochum University, Germany)
Petra de Jongh (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Philippe Serp (Toulouse University, France)
Zinfer F. Ismagilov (ICCMS, Novosibirsk, Russia)
José Luís Figueiredo (Chair)
Cláudia Gomes da Silva
Joaquim Luís Faria
Manuel Fernando Pereira
The following speakers are confirmed
before April 30, 2018 (€)
May 1 to June 15, 2018 (€)
June 26-29, 2018 (€)
(1) Same price, but limited availability upon request and not guaranteed.
(2) Regular SPQ members will benefit of a 45€ reduction in all periods.
(3) Student SPQ members will benefit of a 25€ reduction in all periods.
The participant fee includes:
The accompanying person fee:
Any request for cancellation must be sent to the Secretariat by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in accordance with the following policy:
An official letter of invitation to attend the CarboCat-VIII will be sent upon request (use Secretariat email email@example.com) to those participants with an accepted abstract, requiring it for visa application or other purposes. Please note that such an invitation letter does not imply any obligation, financial or otherwise, by the organizers or other.
A certificate of attendance will be delivered on site. Special requirements may be asked on site at the congress desk. Late requests on site will be sent after the meeting by email.
The meeting’s official language will be English
Abstract submission is only possible via the SPQ registration site. Please log in using the password provided in the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.
The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Final decision on oral or poster communication will be taken by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case). Each participant can submit TWO abstracts as presenting author: the
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).
Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.
Following the tradition of previous CarboCat meetings, a Special Issue with selected contributions from CarboCat–VIII will be published in Catalysis Today. More information will be available soon.
Catalysts will kindly offer a prize of 500 € for the best poster presentation.
Catalysts is pleased to receive contributions from CarboCat–VIII participants
Almeida Garrett’s library, located in the beautiful romantic gardens of Palácio de Cristal, is a public library featuring an auditorium that hosts conferences, book presentations, film screenings, seminars and other meetings of local interest.
Auditorium of the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library - Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett,
Rua de D. Manuel II - Jardins do Palácio de Cristal,
The city of Porto, known as Cidade Invicta (invincible city), is the second largest city of Portugal, the capital of the Porto district and of the northern region country. Porto is built along hillsides overlooking the mouth of Douro River and it is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth is related to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port). It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 and considered the European Best Destination in 2014 and 2017. It is known for the Port wine which is shipped from here all over the world, but also for a heritage which combines ancient churches and monuments, such as the Cathedral and the Church of São Francisco, and modern buildings, such as Casa da Música and the Serralves Museum. The region is crossed by the River Douro which enters Portugal between the ravines and mountains of the interior to flow through the entire World Heritage landscape where the Port and Douro wines are produced. It is from here that the wine is sent to the lodges at Vila Nova de Gaia, as the cruises touring the region make their way upriver.
Detailed information about accommodation, public transport, sightseeing tours, gastronomy, nightlife and culture may be found in the Official Portal of Porto Tourism and Visit Porto and the North Portal.
Official Portal of Porto Tourism Visit Porto and the North
Porto is served by the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO), which is located about 11 km (7 miles) north of the city centre. The airport is used by many of the major regular airlines, as well as low cost airlines. Additional information about the Porto airport can be found in website (https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/en/opo/home).
Lines 200, 201, 207, 208, 302, 303, 501, 507, 601, 12M, 13M of the STCP, from several points of the city of Porto. Lines 601, 602 and 604 of the STCP, connect the Porto Airport and several points of the city of Porto.BUS STCP website
The nearest metro stations to Palácio de Cristal are Casa da Música, Carolina Michaelis or Trindade.
In the Porto Airport can take line E and drop off in one of these stations.
The indicative price from airport is 20 - 25€.
All participants are suggested to register and book their hotel in Porto as soon as possible. The city is a dream destination for many visitors during holyday season, so you may want to book your accommodation in advance. Some suggestions for hotels, hostels and apartments at a walking distance to the Carbocat-VIII Venue or in the city center are highlighted in the map and the respective links and some information are shown in the Table below.
|Accommodation||Address||Distance to venue||Walking time|
|HF Ipanema Porto hotel ****||Rua Do Campo Alegre, 156/172, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, 4150-169||650 m||8 min|
|Eurostars Das Artes hotel ****||Rua Do Rosário 160, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-521 Porto||750 m||9 min|
|HF Tuela Porto hotel ***||Rua Arquitecto Marques Da Silva, 200, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, 4150-483 Porto||900 m||11 min|
|HF Fenix Porto hotel ****||Rua Gonçalo Sampaio, 282, Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos, 4150-365 Porto||1 km||12 min|
|Hotel Malaposta ***||Rua da Conceição, 80, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-214 Porto||1.3 km||15 min|
|NH Collection Porto Batalha||Praça da Batalha, 60-65, 4000-101 Porto||2 km||25 min|
|Hotel ibis Porto Centro||Rua da Alegria 29, 4000-041 Porto||2.3 km||29 min|
|Seminário de Vilar||Rua Arcediago Van Zeller, 50, 4050-145 Porto||290 m||3 min|
|Vivacity Porto - Rooms & Apartments||Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 35, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-293 Porto||1.3 km||15 min|
|bnapartments Palácio||R. da Boa Nova 140, 4050-014 Porto||400 m||5 min|
|Gallery Hostel||Rua Miguel Bombarda, nº222, 4050-377 Porto||900 m||10 min|
|Porta Azul GuestHouse||R. de Dom Manuel II 204, 4050-343 Porto||300 m||4 min|
|Boavista Guest House||Rua da Boavista 667, 4050-110 Porto||1.3km||16 min|
|Almada Guesthouse||Rua Do Almada, 353, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-038 Porto||1.5 km||18 min|
|Porto Republica Hostel & Suites||Praça da República 38, União de Freguesias do Centro, 4050-495 Porto||1.6 km||19 min|