17th International Conference on the Properties
of Water and Steam


We would like to share with you some basic information about the upcoming event, please read following points carefully.


Prague Marriott Hotel *****
V Celnici 8
110 00 Prague 1

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Prague Marriott Hotel is easily and comfortably reached by car as well as by public transport. The venue is located in Prague city centre – at walking distance to the metro line B – station Náměstí Republiky.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is situated about 10 km from the hotel. Take the nr. 100 bus (the bus stop is located directly in front of Terminals 1 and 2) to Zličín. Change here and take the Line B underground train in the direction of Černý Most. Alight at Náměstí Republiky. (Journey time: approx. 45 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 1,40*). Walking distance to the venue: 170 m.

From the main railway station: The easiest way is to take the trams nr. 26 or 15 towards Divoká Šárka or Kotlářka and alight at Masarykovo nádraží.(Journey time: approx. 3 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 1*).


Located on the 1st floor of the hotel lobby.

Contact to the on-site Registration Desk: +420 727 803 209

All documents including registration packs (Congress bag, personal name badge, final programme) will be handed out to registered participants during the following opening hours.

Registration Desk opening hours

Sunday, 2 September         8:30 – 20:00
Monday, 3 September        7:30 – 17:30
Tuesday, 4 September        8:00 – 17:30
Wednesday, 5 September  8:00 – 16:30
Thursday, 6 September      8:00 – 14:30


The most up-to-date version of the final programme is available here.

Presentation must be handed over on a USB stick to the personnel directly in the lecture room in which your presentation will take place, as far in advance as possible and two hours BEFORE the beginning of dedicated session AT THE LATEST.

Once the first speaker from your session starts their presentation, you will not be able to upload your presentation for that session.

The presentation for an early morning session should be handed over the evening before.

In the lecture room, speakers will be assisted by a technician, who will help them to download the presentation to the internal network. The lecture room opens each morning 30 minutes before the start of the first session and remains open throughout the day until the end of the last session.

Please follow our guidelines published here.


The following social events take place during the ICPWS conference. All tours required pre-registration in advance. Please take a special note about the meeting point times. Should you require additional information, please feel free to visit our registration desk.

Ice-Breaker Cocktail

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 18:00 – 20:00
Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer 

Dinner Cruise on the River Vltava

Monday, September 3, 2018, 18:30 – 22:00
Meeting point: 18:15, Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer

Prague Guided Tour - Accompanying persons only

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:00 - 14:00
Meeting point: 09:45, Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer

Kafka Museum Tour - Accompanying persons only

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9:30 – 12:00
Meeting point: 09:15, Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer

IAPWS Dinner

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 19:00 – 22:00
Meeting point: 18:30, Hotel Marriott
TRANSPORTATION to the dinner venue and back is provided. At 18:40, a group departure from the hotel. From 22:00 till 23:00, a shuttle bus will be traveling between dinner venue and hotel Marriott.

Prague Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

Thursday, September 6, 15:00 – 19:00
Meeting point: 14:30, Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer 

Water Supply and Architecture Tour

Thursday, September 6, 15:00 – 19:00
Meeting point: 14:45, Hotel Marriott, 1st floor, foyer


Useful websites to prepare your arrival to Prague and your attendance to the Conference:


Should any questions remain do not hesitate to contact Conference Secretariat.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague soon!

Kind regards,

ICPWS 2018 Conference Secretariat
tel:  +420 261 174 301
fax:  +420 261 174 307
email: info@icpws2018.org


17th ICPWS

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) the Czech National Committee for the Properties of Water and Steam (CZ NC PWS) is organizing the 17th International Conference on the Properties of Water and Steam (17th ICPWS), taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, from Sunday to Thursday 2 – 6 September 2018.

Held every four or five years, these conferences attract more than 200 delegates from different countries around the world, (28 at the 16th ICPWS). Keynote sessions by prestigious invited speakers will set the themes, followed by oral and poster sessions and workshops. Topics of symposia will cover a wide range including the thermophysical properties of water, ice, steam, and seawater, the physical chemistry of aqueous systems, power cycle chemistry, environmental processes, and academic/research/industrial requirements and solutions.

The conference venue is the Marriott Hotel, in the Old town of Prague. One of the oldest cities in Europe, beautiful Prague has inspired artists, musicians, and scientists for centuries. Prague is recognized as one of the top 10 event destinations worldwide. Attendance is open to educational institutions attendees and students with a reduced registration rate. Partial registration (e. g. Symposia or workshops only or plenary lectures) will also be available. 

Please contact us for more information, and circulate this message to any other persons/organizations who may be interested.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Prague in September 2018!

We would like to thank you for coming to the 17th Conference on the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (ICPWS 2018)!

We hope that you have enjoyed your stay in Prague and have considered the scientific programme exciting and useful.


Best regards,

Jan Hrubý (Local Organizing Committee Chairman)
Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v.v.i., Czech Republic


Conference Secretariat: C-IN, 5. kvetna 65, 140 21 Prague 4, CZE | tel.: +420 261 174 301 | fax: +420 261 174 307
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