17th Meeting of the Central European Tectonic Studies Groups

Hotel Atlantis
24 – 27 April 2019
Rozdrojovice, Czech Republic

Second circular

The meeting is organized by

Department of Geological Sciences, Masaryk University
in cooperation with the Czech Geological Survey, IPE MU Brno, UK Praha

Organizing team

Rostislav Melichar, Pavel Hanžl, Kateřina Zachovalová, Kristýna Hrdličková, Ondrej Lexa, Petr Špaček, František Bárta, Marko Skoršepa, Alice Zavřelová & Jiří Nečas



The mission of the Central European Tectonic Groups (CETEG) is to strengthen the professional communication and the coordination of activities of formal groups and individuals from the Central European countries interested in broadly scoped tectonics and geodynamics of the Earth crust. According to the assumed convention, scientific gatherings of CETEG are to be held annually in geologically attractive regions, each year in a different member country.

The Central European Tectonic Group is an open scientific association bringing together the geoscientists with interest in geodynamic processes of the Earth crust in a broad measure.

The already well-established topics of the annual meetings are related to the structural evolution of the orogenic belts, basin evolution, the relationship of magmatism and tectonics and other subjects, studied by the methods of structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology and geophysics. 

Conference location

All activities related to the conference, including accommodation, scientific sessions and the gala dinner, will take place at the "Hotel Atlantis" in Rozdrojovice village near Brno (N49.248°; E16.519°).


The hotel is situated halfway between villages Kníničky and Rozdrojovice, app. 9 km NW from the Brno-centre and easily accessible by public transport from Brno-Bystrc. The hotel is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Brno water reservoir, development of which has been formed by geological processes from the Neoproterozoic by Cadomian and Variscan orogenesis and young Alpine reactivation.



  • April, 24th: Pre-conference field trip will be focused on the Brunovistulian foreland of the Variscan orogeny, its formation during the Neoproterozoic and its reactivation during the Palaeozoic. The field trip will culminate by a “steam-boat” cruise along Brno Lake with a few geological localities and welcome drink.


  • April, 25th and 26th: Scientific sessions, oral and poster presentations (keynote lecture about durbachite petrology by Vojtěch Janoušek)
  • April, 26th: The gala dinner and awards ceremony
  • April, 27th: Post-conference field trip will provide a brief introduction of allochthonous units in the Eastern margin of Bohemian Massif. Special attention will be paid to the Třebíč Pluton and its position within the Moldanubicum.


Fees and payment

Fees and payment

Professionals 180 € 4700 CZK
Students/retired 120 € 3200 CZK

The registration fee will cover all meals during the conference (including conference gala dinner), rental of conference rooms and equipment, coffee breaks and the abstract volume together with the field guide.

The registration fee will not cover the accommodation costs and excursions (see below).

Excursion fee 

Pre-conference 40 € 1100 CZK
Post-conference 30 € 800 CZK

The excursion fee will cover bus rental and those of meal pack/excursion meal for each participant. During the pre-conference excursion, it will also pay the boat cruise.

The accommodation for the conference participants is reserved in “Atlantis” hotel. The price is 1400 CZK (~55 €) per night for double room and 1250 CZK (~45 €) per night for single room. Room reservation will be possible at registration form. Payment in the hotel only by a card or cash (invoice payment for the request). Please also note that the hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

The registration form is open.


Registration form including abstract submission will be open in early January and will have to be submitted until Thursday, 28th of February 2019.

Payment deadline is 28th of February 2019

Price paid after payment deadline: 200 € (professionals) 135 € (students)


Awards of the CETEG community promote the active participation of outstanding students and young scientists at the CETEG annual meetings.

Best student presentation prize

The prizes for the best student poster and best oral presentation of a young scientist will be awarded during the conference dinner.

Radek Melka prize

The prize has been established by friends of Mr Radek Melka to remember this outstanding young Czech scientist in structural geology who passed away at the age of 30 in 1994. From 2015, the Radek Melka Prize is awarded every second year to the best paper by an author from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, or Hungary of age up to 35 years in the year of publication. Therefore, it will be awarded at CETEG 2019. Please send your papers for the competition as pdf to zdenek.venera@geology.cz, and cc: to lexa@natur.cuni.cz before 15th April 2019.

Referees will be nominated by the Board of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science to select the best paper considering its significance of scientific contribution, originality of approach, and author's share in the published work. The winner will be announced at the 17th CETEG Meeting during the conference dinner. Colleagues are asked to distribute this information to young scientists, who can apply for the prize with a published paper, in which the applicant is the first author. The prize is sponsored by the Czech Tectonic Studies Group and Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Science.

Conference language



Posters max. size: width 98 cm × height 198 cm

Publication of abstracts

The abstracts from the meeting will be published by the Czech Geological Survey as an Abstract Volume together with Field trip guide. Abstracts up to 750 words long will be accepted. Your abstract should be submitted to ceteg@sci.muni.cz or via the application form.

Instructions for authors

The length of the abstract should not exceed 750 words, including the title, author’s names and affiliations. The text will be published without any language and technical corrections.

Abstract (in English only) should be prepared as plain text without dividing of words at the end of lines preferably in DOC, DOCX and RTF formats by Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, left-justified, the paragraph must end by “enter”. You can download an example DOCX file here.

References written in Latin script should be provided in their original form. Cyrillic references should be transliterated into Latin script according to the given international standards (ISO recommendation). References within the text should be cited in the following manner: one author – Hanžl (1998) or (Hanžl 1998); two authors – Hanžl and Melichar (1997) or (Hanžl – Melichar 1997); more than two authors – Melichar et al. (2005) or (Melichar et al. 2005).

Figure ought to be prepared in width 82 or 170 mm. TIFF, EPS, JPEG are acceptable formats, raster pictures must be in resolution 300 dpi (photo); 800 dpi (bitmap).

The abstract should be arranged in the following manner: Title; Author(s); Affiliation(s); Body text; Information about project supporting research (optional); References (optional); Figure and figure caption (max. one).

For the abstract, please use the following file name format: last_name_of_the_first_author_CETEG2019 (e.g. Novak_CETEG2019.docx). For figures use: last_name_of_the_first_author_CETEG2019_figure (e.g. Novak_CETEG2019_ figure.jpg). If you submitting more than one abstract as the first author, please use a number following your name.


Geology of the Brno Massif: a review

Pavel Hanžl1 – Rostislav Melichar2

1 Czech Geological Survey, Klárov 3, 118 21 Prague 1, Czech Republic; pavel.hanzl@gmail.com
2 Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic, melda@sci.muni.cz

The Brno Massif is the largest exposed part of the Brunovistulicum (eastern Bohemian Massif) representing Precambrian basement incorporated into the Central European Variscan Belt. Two well-known Cadomian granodiorite complexes of magmatic arc origin are separated by N–S trending belt of mafic rocks previously compared to ophiolite….

Acknowledgments: The presented data were collected in the frame of the Czech Geological Survey (CGS) mapping campaign.

Štelcl, J. – Weiss, J., (1986): Brněnský masív. – Universita J.E. Purkyně. Brno.
Jelínek, E. – Dudek, A. (1993): Geochemistry of the subsurface Precambrian plutonic rocks from the Brunovistulian complex in the Bohemian massif, Czechoslovakia. – Precambr. Res. 62, 103–125.

Fig. 1. Geological map of the Brno Massif.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you. On behalf of the organizers

Rostislav Melichar

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