- March 11, 2022
- submissions of extended abstracts
- April 11, 2022
- notifications of acceptance
- April 18, 2022
- early registration & payment deadline
- May 2, 2022
- camera-ready copy of accepted papers
- June 1, 2022
- looking forward to meeting you in Kutná Hora
After the workshop we plan to organize a special issue of an international journal dedicated to WUPES'22. For this special issue, all selected papers will have to pass a regular reviewing process.
- Jirka Vomlel - chair
- Radim Jiroušek
- Milan Studený
- Václav Kratochvíl
Kutná Hora is a Czech medieval city well known for its silver-mining history. It is located about 60 kilometers east of Prague. The town began in 1142 with the settlement of Sedlec Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia. The first tangible record of mining and processing of silver ore is from the 13th century. Rumours about rich silver deposits attracted new settlers, thousands of which were coming to the area mostly from neighbouring German speaking regions, bringing along advanced manufacturing technology and social system. The atmosphere of Kutná Hora at that time may have resembled the atmosphere of American gold-miner’s settlements; contemporary records talk about a “rush to Kutná” and mention the fact that the fame of local mines spread across the border of the country.
The turning point in the town’s history came in 1300 when King Wenceslas II (1278-1305) issued the new royal mining code IUS REGALE MONTANORUM, a legal document of extreme importance that specified all administrative as well as technical terms and conditions necessary for the operation of mines. The new legal position of the agglomeration was supported by a number of privileges granted by kings of the Luxembourg dynasty, which gradually transformed the chaotic cluster of miner’s huts into the second most important town of the kingdom. Shortly after 1300, Kutná Hora became the seat of the central mint of the Czech lands. Mining of silver stood at one end of the manufacturing cycle, striking of silver coins (the so-called Prague Groschen and their parts – parvi) at the other one. Kutná Hora became the financial centre of the country.
The historical centre is an architectural jewel of European importance, and the late gothic Church of St. Barbora and the Cathedral of Our Lady in Sedlec, rebuilt in the baroque gothic style, create a notional entrance gateway to the royal mining city. Its history and uniqueness were recognised in 1995 when the city was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Heritage List. More details about the history and historical monuments of this town can be found at the city information portal or at the Czech UNESCO heritage site.
The conference will be held in hotel "U Kata". We have reserved a block of rooms for conference participants there.
The rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The WUPES participants are expected to make the reservations directly with the hotel.
To get a discount, please use WUPES as your reference code.
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