About Workshop XVI
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About Workshop XVI

Dear Colleagues,

We have a great pleasure to invite everyone interested in different application of stable isotope techniques to the ESIR Isotope Workshop XVI, which will take place on July, 10-14, 2023 in Graz. Venue of the conference is the Heimatsaal situated in the Volkskundenmuseum of the Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH. The address is: Paulustorgasse 13a, 8010 Graz (see the Heimatsaal site).

ESIR 2023 is the sixteenth Workshop of the ESIR, representing 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), Baile Govora, Romania (2017) and Lublin, Poland (2019).

Conference topics

Isotopes in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Isotopes as Tracers of Past and Present Climatic Changes

Isotopes in Ecological and Environmental Studies

Application in Archeology and Forensic

Applications in Speleology

Isotopes in Hydro(geo)logy

Isotopes in Biology and Medicine

Inert Gas and Radiogenic Isotopes

Methodological and Technical Advances in Isotope Studies

Industrial Applications of Isotopes: Energy and Mining

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: Graz

The participants will have also the opportunity, after the scientific meetings, to visit several interesting places in Graz, administrative center of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria.

History of Graz (Wikipedia)

Organizing Committee


Ana-Voica Bojar, ana-voica.bojar@plus.ac.at


Gottfried Tichy


Hans-Peter Bojar


Bernd Moser


Franz Neubauer


Andrzej Pelc


Artur Wójtowicz, artur.wojtowicz@mail.umcs.pl

Invited speakers

Prof. Dr. Michael Ernst Böttcher
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany

Prof. Dr. Erik Kerstel
University of Grenoble, Alpes, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy), CNRS France

Dr. Dominika Lewicka-Szczebak
Wroclav University, Poland

Prof. Dr. hab. Kazimierz Rozanski
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, Krakow, Poland

Prof. Dr. Thomas Tütken
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute of Geosciences, Germany

Programme of the Event

Here you can download the ESIR XVI programme in PDF format.

Book of abstracts

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

ESIR_XVI_2023RG.pdf (file size: 8 MB)

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 XVI (2023) are (fees are subject to change):

Registration Non-member Member* Student Accompanying
Early 370 € 350 € 300 € 280 €
Late (after May 10, 2023) 420 € 390 € 340 € 320 €

* 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, coffee breaks, ice break party, conference dinner, abstract book, guided tour in Graz.
Registration fee does not cover accommodation. We suggest making reservations in time for accommodation.

Registration fees will only be refunded if the notice of cancellation will be received before May 1, 2023. The cancellation fee is 50 €. Cancellations after April 30, 2023 are not eligible for a refund.

Lunch is available minutes from the conference room. Prices for a lunch menu are between 5.50 to 8 €.

For Friday 14 July, a geological field trip is planned to cover an interesting profile across the Alps.
The field trip registration fee is 150 €. The registration fee should be transferred on the given bank account.
As a bus reservation should be done for the trip, registration and payment of the tax should be done before. The deadline for the field trip registration is May 20.

The trip will include visit to:
- Steinach-Pürgg,
- Dachstein with the Ice Cave,
- Hallstatt lake, museum and town.

The visit to Dachstein will include:
- cable car ascent & descent (section 1),
- entrance & guided tour in the Ice Cave

The visit to Hallstatt will include:
- boat trip on the Hallstatt lake,
- the local Museum of archeology,
- visit of the historical town.

Payment currency

The payment should be made in Euro (€).

If any problems please write to us and we will help you (write to ana-voica.bojar@plus.ac.at).

Information for the bank transfer of registration fee:

Name of bank: Steiermarkische Sparkasse
Country: Austria

IBAN: AT082081500044699338
Name of beneficiary: Joanneum-Verein/ESIR/

Reference to beneficiary: Isotope Workshop XVI, 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, 2022 and MAY 20, 2023

If you are already registered at the Isotope Workshop XVI 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
, you have successfully created your account and logged in! 
If you are not registered yet at the Isotope Workshop XVI, select "Create account" tab,
then please fill form below and use the "Create" button.

Password:      I forgot my password
, you have successfully logged in! 


Family name*:
First name*:
Title (Prof., Dr., other):
  Mr. Miss/Mrs.
Participation*: Full-participant Student Accompanying person
Member*: Member Non-member
Meal option: vegetarian


Street address*:
Postal code*:


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


I understand and agree that the data provided here is collected and processed by the organizers of the Isotope Workshop XVI 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, 2023 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.



Conference receipt:

To download conference receipt 2 conditions must be met:
1. You must be logged in.
2. All data entered in the form above must be uploaded to the server: use the "Submit (send data to the server)" button.


For companies/industry the donation packages are:

Option 1: Announcement on the ESIR XVI homepage & on ½-page B5 color in the abstract book: 100 Euro,

Option 2: Announcement on the ESIR XVI homepage & on 1-page B5 color in the abstract book: 200 Euro,

Option 3: Announcement on the ESIR XVI homepage & on 1-page B5 color in the abstract book & an exhibition desk next to the poster area and electricity for the duration of conference: 500 Euro.

For oral or poster presentation during the congress and abstract included in the abstract book, conference fee has to be paid for the person presenting.

For companies with Option 1 or 2 or 3 any additional person without abstract and presentation but participation at ice break and dinner and museum presentation, the accompanying person fee has to be paid per person.

Please do not hesitate to contact our conference office in case of questions or other sponsoring ideas.
For planning reasons, we appreciate to have a final confirmation of your sponsoring commitment until January 20, 2023.

Important dates and deadlines

Date Event Days left
October 1, 2022 start of registration and abstract submission ?
April 29, 2023 abstract submission deadline ?
May 10, 2023 early bird registration deadline ?
May 20, 2023 registration & payment deadline ?
July 10, 2023 start of ESIR Isotope Workshop XVI ?

How to get here

The address of the building where the Conference will take place is:

The Volkskundenmuseum of the Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH
Paulustorgasse 13a
8010 Graz

Graz has an international airport. There are up to four connections a day from Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna and also not so frequent connections from Hamburg, Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Zürich. If you choose to fly via Vienna, some airlines (e.g. Star alliance Airlines) offer sometimes a train ticket on a very low fee from Vienna airport to Graz Central Station, BUT you have to choose as final destination for Your flight not Vienna but Graz Hauptbahnhof (GGZ). Just try it as an option.

The one way ticket price for the train from the Vienna airport directly to Graz can be as low as 10€. There are 5 direct trains from Vienna airport to Graz central station.

Flixbus (https://www.flixbus.at/) has also frequent direct connections from Vienna airport to Graz. Flixbus offers lots of direct connections to Graz from European countries.

Graz has a good public transport (tramway, busses). An hour ticket costs € 2.70, 24-hour ticket €5.80 and the 7-day ticket 16.70, for the zone 1, which includes the whole city inclusive the connection to the airport (https://www.holding-graz.at/en/mobility/our-lines/). You can use with a ticket all bus lines and tramway operating in Graz (all companies) and it is possible to change buses as often as you like within the period of validity of the ticket. Tickets can be purchased in the tramways and some of the buses (not all companies sell tickets in the bus!) or with an app (https://www.holding-graz.at/en/company/our-apps/ ). At busy places like the railway stations or large tram and bus station there are ticket machines. A stripe card (10x) is offered at some ticket offices, so called Trafiken (tobbaconist´s shops, they sell in Austria beside tobacco newspapers, magazines, stamps, ... as well as stripe cards for the public transport).


Accommodation costs are not included in the fee for participation in Isotope Workshops.
As Graz is a touristic city, you may reserve in time, starting with 2022, by using websites as booking.com, checkfelix, etc.

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