About Workshop XV
Book of Abstracts
Poster & Oral Presentation
Registration and Fees
Travel Information
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About Workshop XV

Dear Colleagues,

We have a great pleasure to invite everyone interested in different application of stable isotope techniques to the ESIR Isotope Workshop XV, which will take place on June, 23-27, 2019 in Lublin. Venue of the conference is the Victoria Hotel.

The conference is organized by the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin), Polish Geological Institute (National Research Institute, Warsaw) and the Lublin Branch of the Polish Physical Society.

ESIR 2019 is the fifteenth Workshop of the ESIR, in a series of scientific events that started in 1992 in Lublin, Poland and continued with Książ, Poland (1994), Budapest, Hungary (1996), Portorož, Slovenia (1998), Kraków, Poland (2000), Tallinn, Estonia (2002), Seggauberg, Austria (2004), Leipzig, Germany (2005), Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2007), Złotniki Lubańskie, Poland (2009), Budapest, Hungary (2011), Freiberg, Germany (2013), Zadar, Croatia (2015) and Baile Govora, Romania (2017).

Conference topics

During the Conference we would like to discuss the following topics related to the field of isotope research:

General Isotope Geochemistry

Geology and Paleoclimatology

Ecology and Environmental Research


Methods and Instrumental Techniques

Inert gas and Radiogenic Isotopes

Isotopes in Biology and Medicine

Other Application of Isotopes

The interdisciplinary nature of the conference presents a unique opportunity for the exchange of information and promotes both collaborative and personal relationships amongst its participants. It provides first-hand opportunities to report advancements and innovations in a highly critical and stimulating environment.


Scientific program of the conference will include plenary lectures, oral presentations and posters.

Lectures, oral presentations and posters during the Conference will be in English.

To encourage young scientists and PhD students to present their best contributions, a panel of scientific experts will select the best oral presentations and posters presented to be awarded in the competition for the Best Presentation and Best Poster.

Venue: Lublin

The participants will have also the opportunity, after the scientific meetings, to visit several interesting places in Lublin, administrative center of the voivodship, the capital of the Lublin Region, home to 365 thousand inhabitants and the biggest town in Eastern Poland.

The great history of Lublin starts in 1317 when Lublin was granted municipal status. In 1474 Lublin became the capital of the voivodship, a role it has continuously played to this day. During the years of the first Republic, Lublin, which was centrally located, was inhabited by different nationalities and religious denominations that constituted a rich and varied community. Lublin is an academic center recognized in Poland and abroad, with a rich educational offer.

History of Lublin (Wikipedia)

Lublin attraction

Below you will find links to some WWW sites describing things to do in Lublin.

Lublin - city of inspiration

NN Theatre

Lublin Castle

Open Air Village Museum

State Museum at Majdanek

coat of arms of Lublin

Organizing Committee


Andrzej Pelc, president@esir.org.pl


Artur Wójtowicz, secretary@esir.org.pl


Karolina Marciszuk


Beata Gebus-Czupyt


Tomasz Pieńkos


Andrzej Trembaczowski


Jan Cytawa


Patryk Gontarz

Invited speakers:

  • Prof. Christophe Lecuyer (Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, Lyon, France)
  • Dr. Grzegorz Skrzypek (West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre, Perth, Australia)
  • Dr. Hans Eggenkamp (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany)
  • Prof. Robert Anczkiewicz (Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland)
  • Dr. Daniel J. Dunkley (Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)
  • Prof. Hubert Wierzbowski (Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland)

Detailed programme

You can find here the programme in PDF format.

General programme

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:00 Registration
8:30 Registration Registration
9:00 Morning session Morning session Morning session
9:15 Opening
9:45 Morning session
10:05 Coffee break
10:45 Morning session
10:50 Coffee break Coffee break
10:55 Coffee break
11:15 Morning session
11:20 Morning session
11:25 Morning session Closing
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Lunch Lunch
13:05 Lunch
15:00 ESIR Assembly City sightseeing Afternoon session
16:00 Coffee break Coffee break
16:30 Poster session Afternoon session
17:00 Registration
Ice breaking party - barbecue on the roof of the Victoria Hotel Conference dinner (the Victoria hotel)

Book of abstracts

You can download here the book of abstracts of Isotope Workshop XV:

Big size file (184 MB) suitable for printing
Small size file (6MB)

Abstract and Paper

You may choose to send us an abstract or a manuscript of paper:

Abstract: 1 to 2 pages

Paper: max. 5 pages

If you wish to submit an abstract, then please download the abstract template.
Fill it out and send it to secretary@esir.org.pl

In case you wish to submit a manuscript of short paper (3-5 pages), use the same abstract template and send it to the above e-mail address.

We are also pleased to announce that papers from ESIR 2019 may also be published in one of the publications below:

1. Lyell Collection Geological Society Publications
In order to proceed with organisation, please send a title and authors of contribution to Andrzej Pelc or Ana-Voica Bojar until May 1st, 2019.
Deadline for contribution submission will be discussed during the meeting.

2. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies journal.
All participants are invited to submit a manuscript for publication.
Papers will be subjected to normal peer review procedure by the publisher.

Poster and Oral Presentation

Author Guidelines

Poster presentations

Poster boards are in portrait format with a dimension of A0 size. All the material necessary (pins and tacks) for attaching the poster to the poster board is available at the facility desks in the poster area (the poster boards are also suitable for using adhesive tapes).

Oral Presentations

The duration of oral presentations (except key-notes and presentations of the invited speakers) should be around 15 min + the time for questions and discussions (approx. 3 min).
The authors are kindly asked to upload their presentations before the actual time block of the session starts. A lecture room assistant will be available for any help. The notebook in the lecture room is equipped with the software of Windows 10, MS Office 2013, the newest version of Adobe Reader.

Best poster and best oral presentation competitions

Dear Young Participants,

We announce the "Best poster presentation" and "Best oral presentation" competitions among those who are not older than 35 years. The jury will score the posters and presentations according to the following criteria (more or less the same as it was in the previous Workshops):

overall impression

clear description of the problem and the applied methods

clear formulation of the conclusions

background knowledge (members of the jury will ask questions to see how familiar the young researcher is with the topic of his/her poster)


The winners of the each competition will be awarded. The result of the competition will be announced during one of the conference dinners.

Registration and fees

ESIR organizes a biannual Isotope Workshop always with special care to minimize participation costs and to promote of attendance of researchers from Central and Eastern Europe.

Fees for Isotope Workshop XV (2019) are:

Registration Non-member Member* Student Accompanying
Early 230 € 200 € 170 € 150 €
Late (after April 15, 2019) 275 € 240 € 200 € 170 €

* Members of ESIR and/or:
BASIS - Benelux Association for Stable Isotope Scientists
GASIR - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stabile Isotope e.V. (ASI) / German Association for Stable Isotope Research
SFIS - Société Française des IsotopeS
SIMSUG - Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry User Group
SINA - Stable Isotope Network Austria

Registration fee covers: access to sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, ice breaker party, conference dinner.
Registration fee does not cover accommodation.

Payment currency

The payment should be made in Euro (€). If you live in Poland, you can pay in Polish zloty (PLN), according to the table below.

Fees for Isotope Workshop XV (2019) in Polish zloty are:

Registration Non-member Member* Student Accompanying
Early 990 PLN 860 PLN 730 PLN 650 PLN
Late (after April 15, 2019) 1180 PLN 1030 PLN 860 PLN 730 PLN

If any problems please write to us and we will help you (write to president@esir.org.pl).

Information for the bank transfer of registration fee:

Name of bank: Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

Account number: IBAN: PL04102031500000390200290379

Street: ul. Puławska 15
City: Warszawa
Postal code: 02-515
Country: Poland

Name of beneficiary: Oddział Lubelski Polskiego Towarzystwa Fizycznego
Name in English: Lublin Branch of the Polish Physical Society
Street: pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 1
City: Lublin
Postal code: 20-031
Country: Poland
Intl. VAT number (Polish NIP): PL5262385038 (526-23-85-038)

Reference to beneficiary: Isotope Workshop XV, your name(s)

If you transfer the registration fee of more than one person together, then please, list all the names under the entry "Reference to beneficiary".

Registration form

Please, submit between OCTOBER 1, 2018 and APRIL 30, 2019

If you are already registered at the Isotope Workshop XV but you want to check, change or remove
some data, select the "Login" tab. Then you can login, change data in the form and update it.

E-mail (will be used
also as your login here)*:
Password (enter new,
unique for this account)*:
Password (re-enter)*:
  minimum length: 8 characters
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If you are not registered yet at the Isotope Workshop XV, select "Create account" tab,
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Password:      I forgot my password
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Family name*:
First name*:
Title (Prof., Dr., other):
  Mr. Miss/Mrs.
Participation*: Full-participant Student Accompanying person
Member*: Member Non-member


Street address*:
Postal code*:


Form: oral poster
Title of contributed paper:
Session topic:


Book a room and breakfast at the Victoria hotel:     From:     To:
If you book a double room for yourself and another Workshop participant, let only one of you choose a room using the above option.
After the 30th of April (registration deadline) we do not mediate in booking a room at the Victoria hotel. To our knowledge, the Victoria hotel does not have any rooms available at all.
You must find a room in another hotel in Lublin.

Data required to issue a VAT invoice:

You can just copy here (if they are the same)
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Street address*:
Postal code*:
International VAT number*:


I understand and agree that the data provided here is collected and processed by the organizers of the Isotope Workshop XV conference on the need to organize this conference.
These data are administered by the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 1, 20-031 Lublin, Poland.
I understand that after logging in to my account, I can view, modify or completely delete this data from the database (modification or deletion of data will not be possible after registration deadline, ie after April 30, 2019 and before financial settlement of the organizers with the participant or institution which he represents).

I agree that some of my data (e-mail, family name, first name, title, name of the institution) will be forwarded to the organizers of the next Isotope Workshop in order to inform me about the details of this conference.



Important deadlines

Date Event Days left
October 1, 2018 start of registration and abstract submission - - -
March 15 22, 2019 abstract submission deadline (postponed) - - -
April 8, 2019 letter of acceptance to key-authors - - -
April 15, 2019 early bird registration deadline - - -
April 30, 2019 registration deadline finished, but...
June 23, 2019 start of ESIR Isotope Workshop XV ???

How to get here

Lublin can be reached by a car, train, a coach or a plane. You can plan a car travel using location of Lublin from Google Maps. However, we encourage you to use public transportation services described below.

By train

Warning! This year (and probably next) there will be a modernization of the railway tracks between Warsaw and Lublin and there may be obstacles in rail traffic.

Lublin railway station

Only main railway station in Lublin, Lublin Station serves trains running in the domestic range. There are direct connections from most large cities in Poland. For example, trains to Lublin depart from Warsaw (the capitol) approximately every two hours. You can check all possible connections using Rail Timetable. Most of the connections is operated by Polish State Railways (Polskie Koleje Państwowe, PKP) Intercity - TLK trains, but few of them are operated by Regional Transport (Przewozy Regionalne) - REG trains. You can buy tickets using:

The railway station is located about 2 km to the south-east from the conference venue (Victoria Hotel). You can get to the conference venue by:

  • Bus no. 30 traveling 4 bus stops (from Dworzec Gł. PKP to MPWiK 02 and then 200 m on foot in the same direction). Departure bus stop is located at the front when leaving the railway station. A ticket can be bought inside the bus using the ticket machine or from the bus driver (coins are required). The journey should take about 6 minutes.
  • Taxi, available from the exit to the station or by phone (cheaper). The journey should take about 5 minutes and cost 10-12 PLN.
  • Walk along the path shown in the map below takes about 20 minutes.

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By coach

Lublin bus station A large part of inter-city coach connections to Lublin are provided by Lublin Bus Lines (Lubelskie Linie Autobusowe). There are also other companies like PolskiBus.com and many small companies using microbuses for passenger transportation. A coach or bus connection can be found using:

The coach station is located about 1 km to the north-east from the city center. You can get to the conference venue (the Victoria Hotel on Narutowicza st.) by:

  • Buses no. 32 and 39 traveling 4 bus stops in both cases, but on different routes (bus no. 39 from Dworzec Gł. PKS 02 to Konopnicka 01 and then 200 m on foot in the same direction, or bus no. 32 from Dworzec Gł. PKS 02 to Lipowa - cmentarz 01 and then 300 m on foot in the same direction). Departure bus stop is located to the left when leaving the coach station, opposite to the castle. A ticket can be bought inside the bus using the ticket machine or from the bus driver (coins are required). The journey should take about 10 minutes.
  • Taxi, available from the exit to the station or by phone (cheaper). The journey should take about 8 minutes and cost 12-15 PLN.
  • Walk along the path shown in the map below takes about 20 minutes.

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By plane

Lublin airport The Lublin Airport offers several connections to Eureopean cities. The airport is located about 11 km to the east from the city center. You can get from the airport to Lublin by train, bus or taxi and then get to the conference venue (the Victoria Hotel) in one of the ways described above.

You may also arrive to another Polish airport. The largest number of connections is available to Warsaw Chopin Airport. Next you may continue your travel to Lublin by train or coach as described above.


From Warsaw Airport


Detailed instructions how to get from Warsaw Airport to the center of Lublin:

  1. When you depart Warsaw Chopin Airport you can go by bus no. 175 (timetable) from the closest to the new terminal 'Airport-Sectors CDE' bus stop (in Polish: Lotnisko-Sektory CDE) to 'Central Station' bus stop (in Polish: Dw.Centralny). A ticket can be bought:
    • at the Passenger Service Centre in the arrival hall,
    • from ticket vending machines located at bus stops and by the entrance to a railway station,
    • from ticket vending machines in SKM trains and in some buses,
    • in a bus from a driver.
    The journey should take about 25 minutes
  2. When you leave the bus, you have to cross the steet using underground passage (map). Go north, avoid shops if you do not have compass. Without leaving the passage you can go to Warsaw Central railway station (Warszawa Centralna). Platforms are below the passage and main hall is above it. You can buy tickets from Warszawa Centralna to Lublin (timetable online) in several points in the passage (cash required) or in main hall (usually long queue) or from the conductor (with some additional charge). The journey should take about 2:15 hours
  3. When you leave the train go through underground passage to the front of the railway station. The bus stop is located to the left. Take Bus no. 30 and travel 4 bus stops (from Dworzec Gł. PKP to MPWiK 02). A ticket can be bought inside the bus using the ticket machine or from the bus driver (coins are required). The journey should take about 6 minutes. Alternatively you can take taxi as described above.


Accommodation costs are not included in the fee for participation in Isotope Workshops.
You can choose any of dozens of hotels, hostels and similar places of temporary residence in Lublin in various standards and prices.

Since the Victoria Hotel is the site of the Isotope Workshop XV, we suggest that you also take into consideration living here. You will save your time and/or transport costs.
The Victora Hotel offers rooms for 1 and 2 people in a three-star standard (TV, bathroom, etc.).

The prices of accommodation in Victoria Hotel are:

  • 150 PLN per day - single-person Economy room with breakfast;
  • 180 PLN per day - single-person Standard room with breakfast;
  • 210 PLN per day - single-person Komfort room with breakfast;
  • 210 PLN per day - double-person Standard room with breakfast;
  • 245 PLN per day - double-person Komfort room with breakfast;
  • 24 PLN per day - parking for a car.

1 Euro is about 4.3 PLN.
(see the current schedule of exchange rates).

After the 30th of April (registration deadline) we do not mediate in booking a room at the Victoria hotel. To our knowledge, the Victoria hotel does not have any rooms available at all.
You must find a room in another hotel in Lublin.

Thank you for registering
at the ESIR Isotope Workshop XV

Within a few minutes you should receive confirmation of registration sent to your e-mail address.

If you do not receive this confirmation, check the Spam folder in your mailbox.
If there is still no confirmation, try to complete the registration form again (consider using another web browser).
In case of further problems, please contact us by email at secretary@esir.org.pl.

Remember, you can always modify the entered data by logging in using the e-mail address and password you receive in the confirmation e-mail.

If necessary, we will send an e-mail confirming registration and your password once again.

All data sent to us can be removed from our database after logging in to it using the e-mail address and your password.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lublin, June 23-27, 2019.

Organizing Committee




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