20th International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers (DOKBAT) 10-11/09/2024

The International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers (DOKBAT) is intended primarily for young researchers, doctoral students and academics. However, the conference is also organised to reach students of Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs who want to try their own experience at a conference before starting their doctoral studies. And the conference is also open to the general public.

The main theme of this year’s conference DOKBAT 2024 is Management, Economics and Technologies: Modern Approaches in the Digital Era.

Conference DOKBAT 2024 is organized in line with the tradition of the International Doctoral Seminar (IDS) and with the support of the Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín and the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, both searching for the opportunities for the future development.

This conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to present and discuss scientific issues, share knowledge and experience with their peers, and establish international connections, which will last a lifetime. All those interested in attending the conference can choose active attendance (with a scientific paper and its presentation) or passive attendance (without a scientific paper and its presentation).

Active conference attendees will be able to present and discuss their research with an academic staff of the university and invited experts. All conference attendees can consult their scientific intentions with experts from the scientific field. Each consultant has a maximum of 30 minutes per person. We believe that our consultants will help you take the right way with your research.

At least one workshop will again be included in the program. Such workshops aim to improve the attendees‘ skills needed in scientific work and to offer the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of current trends in management and economics or to work on their own development.

Active conference attendees should prepare papers from their research, either practical or theoretical. We prefer primarily original research papers based on your research. We also accept literary research and conceptual papers. All papers will proceed through the review process. The papers will be published electronically as conference proceedings. The best papers will be rewarded with prizes and may be offered to editors for publication in a cooperating Journal of Competitiveness, upon agreement with the article’s author. DOKBAT conference proceedings (2016-2019) have been indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection.


Important dates

Last date for registration11th July 2024
Last date for submission of full papers11th July 2024
Main conference day11th September 2024

Conference Thematic Areas

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Regional Development & Public Sector Administration
  • Public Institutions & Non-profit Organizations
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Information Systems
  • Automation of Processes
  • Integrated Safety & Environmental Engineering
  • Materials & Production Technologies