• New papers will not be accepted for the congress.
  • Authors notified: 6 May 2024.
  • Final manuscript reviewed: 30 May 2024.

Instructions for submitting papers

  • Both the abstract and the final paper must be written in one of the official languages of the Congress (Portuguese, English or Spanish)
  • At least one author must be registered for the congress.
  • Each registered participant may submit up to TWO papers.
  •  The paper will only be accepted if it complies with the rules.
  •  The paper has to be submitted using the application.
  • If the paper is submitted as an attachment, it must be in Word format and using the template provided by the organisation.
  • The papers must be submitted indicating the preferred presentation method (oral or poster).
  • When submitting the paper, authors should choose the most relevant thematic areas; however, the organising committee reserves the right to decide on the most appropriate area.
  • Papers will not be accepted from authors who are not duly registered before 9 June 2024.
  • The Private Area of each author will be activated for papers to be submitted until their paper is sent for evaluation.
  • Should the authors wish to make any corrections from that time and until the paper submission deadline, they should contact the secretariat for approval to submit a new paper and duly notify the reviewers.
  • The author of the submission will be informed by email as to whether or not their abstract has been accepted shortly after the end of the evaluation process.
  • The lead author will subsequently be sent information on the oral presentation (time, date and length).  The full submission guidelines will be published on the congress’s website.
  • Selected papers will be reviewed by peers for publication in special issues of the following journals: 

If you have any questions, please contact info@cicat2024.com


Authors’ papers should address at least one theme in one of the following four areas. The papers must be original and specifically prepared for XXIX CICAT 2024.

A – Fundamental aspects of catalysis

  1. Catalyst design
  2. Innovative preparation techniques
  3. Properties tailoring
  4. Advanced characterization techniques
  5. Structure-activity relationship
  6. Transient methods in heterogeneous catalysis
  7. Single-atom catalysis and nanoparticles
  8. Computational catalysis


B – Catalysis to improve the environment and quality of life

  1. Transition from refining to circular and sustainable chemistry
  2. Stability and recycling of catalysts
  3. CO2 capture and utilization
  4. Conversion of biomass and waste resources
  5. Catalytic recycling and upcycling of plastics
  6. Catalysis for air and water depollution


C – Catalysis to address societal and industrial challenges

  1. Reactor, process and multi-scale modeling
  2. Process coupling and other intensification
  3. Refining and petrochemistry
  4. Acid-base catalysis
  5. H2 storage, release and conversion
  6. H2 production and utilization
  7. Valorization of C1 molecules (CO, methane, methanol, except CO2)
  8. Valorization of N2 and small nitrogenous molecules
  9. Polymer synthesis catalysis


D – Specific fields of application of catalysis

  1. Homogeneous catalysis
  2. Biocatalysis and bioinspired catalysis
  3. Photocatalysis
  4. Electrocatalysis
  5. Chemicals and fine chemistry