21st 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. 


Conference output:

High-quality papers successfully passing a review process will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will be submitted for indexing to Web of Science. Selected papers for the Conference Proceedings will benefit from English proof reading. Publishing in the Conference Proceedings is optional.

Conference topics and sessions:

  • Accounting and Taxes
  • Business Economics
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Economics and Finance 
  • Management​
  • Marketing and Trade 
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics 

Keynote Address:

Teddi Fishman Michal Hrabí
Educator, Innovator,
Academic Integrity
CEO, Phonexia



Important Dates:

  • Registration opening – 1 September 2017
  • Registration deadline - 1 November 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline - 1 November 2017
  • Paper submission deadline - 15 November 2017, 1 pm (13.00)
  • Conference fee payment – 15 November 2017
  • Conference -  30 November 2017


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 Kočiš 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