20th European Scientific Conference of Doctoral Students


Each year, the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno sponsors and coordinates the PhD Student Conference called PEFnet. The conference provides an opportunity for PhD students around the world to present their work and interact with other students and scientific investigators. The objective of the conference is to bring young researchers and PhD students to share experience and original research contributions on selected topics concerning economic studies. 

Authors are invited to submit a full paper written in English. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the scientific board. The authors presenting their papers at the conference will benefit from the feedback of a senior researcher.

Book of Abstract from the PEFnet 2016 conference is available HERE

Conference topics and sessions: 

  • Economic Policy 
  • Business Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Computer Science and Information Systems


Keynote addresses


Diana de Graeve


Roman Kern

University of Antwerp,

  Faculty of Applied Economics,



Technical University of Graz,

Knowledge Technologies Institute, 


Conference Outputs



Abstracts of all papers fulfilling requirements of standard scientific papers will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

Selected and presented papers will be published in MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics (indexed in RePEc).

The papers must be presented at the conference.

The best selected papers will be submitted for publishing to the following journals



Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis 

ISSN 1211-8516, indexed in Scopus

European Journal of Business Science and Technology

ISSN 2336-6494, indexed in EconLit and RePEc


Important Dates

  • Registration opening – September 1, 2016
  • Registration deadline - October 31, 2016
  • Paper submission deadline - October 31, 2016
  • Conference fee payment – November 4, 2016
  • Conference - November 24, 2016



The conference will take place on the campus of Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, Brno 61300, Czech Republic.



Scientific board

  • prof. Ing. Jana Stávková, CSc.
  • doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.
  • doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
  • doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D.

Organisation board

  • Ing. Veronika Krůtilová, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Hana Vránová
  • Ing. Barbora Šiklová

Contact: pefnet@mendelu.cz


  • 11.09.2023 Registration start
  • 23.10.2023 Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25.10.2023 Payment Deadline
  • 06.11.2023 Full Paper Submission
  • 23.11.2023 The Conference