3rd PlAgri COST Workshop

After 1st and 2nd successful implementation of the Workshop on plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture in Romania and Slovakia, it is time to announce the continuation with the 3rd annual workshop, which will take place in the beautiful alpine scenery of Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia (Hotel Špik). The workshop is organized by the Slovenian Society for Vacuum Technique.
The workshop will be held from May 14th–16th, 2023, and is joined together with the 8th International Conference on Advanced Plasma Technologies (ICAPT-8), which will be held at the same location from May 16th–18th.
The meeting will represent an excellent forum for the presentation and discussion of new achievements in the areas covered by the Costa Action CA19110 “Plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture”.

  • Low-temperature plasma treatment of seeds
  • Low-temperature plasma treatment of plants
  • Plasma treatment of agricultural wastewater, growth media, manure and production of PAW
  • Applications of plasma processes and technologies in food industry


Participants must submit an abstract via email to info@dvts.si. Abstracts must be written in English. The length of an abstract should be 300 words. Please do not insert any images.
The invited speakers will be renowned scientists selected by the International Program Committee.


All participants are required to register.

The 3rd Workshop attendance fee and payment conditions:

  • Invited, regular, student attendance fee: 580 EUR (single room) or 520 EUR (double room)
  • Accompanying person fee 520 EUR

The 3rd Workshop attendance fee is all-inclusive and includes accommodation in the conference hotel (3 nights), full board, and social events during networking on 15th and 16th May.
Upon registration, participants will be able to attend scientific sessions (15th and 16th May), have refreshment breaks, and receive the conference program, electronic abstract booklet and information materials.

If the participant is also attending the ICAPT-8 conference, the attendance fee and payment conditions are:

  • ICAPT + COST: invited, regular and student 790 EUR (single room) or 690 EUR (double room); for details on ICAPT-8 conference, click here.

The attendance fee can be paid only by bank transfer to:
Bank details for registration fee:
Društvo za vakuumsko tehniko Slovenije, Teslova 30, Ljubljana, Slovenia
IBAN bank account no.: SI56 020830014712647
IBAN code: SI56
VAT number: SI71918639
Address of the bank: NOVA LJUBLJANSKA BANKA d.d., Čopova 3, 1520 Ljubljana, Slovenia

When transferring the attendance fee, please include the transaction fees of the bank and make sure that the full attendance fee is received on the account.

Please do not forget to write the transfer purpose: FAMILY NAME—COST-3.

Submit registration via email to info@dvts.si with the below data:
Name, Surname, Institution/Company, Address, Post code, City, VAT number, Email, Flight number, City from which your last flight departs, Flight arrival day and time, Flight departure day and time, are you attending ICAPT-8 conference on Wednesday and Thursday (mind the change in attendance fee), accompanying person, state if you have your own transport or need organized transport, Young researcher/innovator*, member of PlAgri CA19110 Working Groups**, additional comments
*Young researcher or innovator according to COST rules is below 40 years old
**PlAgri CA19110 member list can be found here: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19110/#tabs+Name:Working%20Groups%20and%20Membership. If you are not already a member you can apply for the membership through the same webpage.

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PlAgri CA19110 Contribution reimbursement grants

A limited number of reimbursement grants is available for the participants of the 3rd Workshop on Plasma Applications for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture. In order to apply for the COST reimbursement grants that cover travel and daily allowances in accordance with the COST rules and PlAgri MC decisions you should fill out the registration form and submit your Contribution by March 20th, 2023. Registrations and abstract submissions (contributions) made after this date will not be taken into consideration for reimbursement grants. The evaluation will be done according to the COST policies (gender balance, Young researchers, ITC countries etc.) and rules.
The main criteria will be the quality of the submitted contribution, topic and connection to the PlAgri WGs. Additional points will be assigned according to the following criteria:

  • 1 point to members of the PlAgri CA19110 Action
  • 2 points to participants from the COST ITC countries
  • 3 points to submitted contributions as oral presentations selected by the core group
  • 4 points to young researchers or innovators

In the case of a tie, gender balance and representation from different countries will be considered. The following categories are exclusive, so only one will count for the total score: a) Oral presentation/poster presentation, b) Member of PlAgri / Member of the Management Committee. COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.


Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 3rd Workshop on Plasma Applications for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.


Wednesday, 10th May

  14th May 15th May 16th May
7:00   Breakfast Breakfast
8:20   Registration  
8:45   Opening  
9:00   Invited talks and PR Invited talks and PR
10:50   Coffee break Coffee break
11:20   STSM reports Contributions
12:00   WG meeting WG meeting
12:30   Lunch Lunch
14:00   Invited talks Invited talks
15:20   Coffee break Coffee break
15:50 Registration STSM reports Contributions and closing
18:30 Dinner Dinner  
20:00   Networking  
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