22-26 August 2004, Prague - Czech Republic
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CHISA 2004
Novotneho Lavka 5
116 68 Praha 1
Czech Republic
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You are cordially invited to attend the 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2004 to be held in Prague on 22-26 August 2004.

CHISA Congress history

The series of International Congresses CHISA has started in 1962 in Brno, then continued in Marianske Lazne, and since 1972 the Congresses are being held in Prague - the centre of Europe. However, it is worth mentioning that the name was used as a logo for the national event as early as 1956.
The word CHISA originates from the Czech acronym for "Chemical Engineering, Chemical Equipment Design and Automation" and has become later a "trade mark" for large meetings traditionally devoted to the entire area of chemical and process engineering topics, covering science, research, development and industrial production.
From the very beginning, the CHISA Congresses have emphasised especially the East-West-European and later pan-European contacts. Nevertheless, the stepwise development during the last decade testifies about much larger broadening of geographical horizons. This is evidenced by permanent increase of participation from both the American continents, or from Near East and Asian-Pacific regions. All these facts are transforming the one-time Congresses into an event of world importance that is interesting not only for chemical and process engineers.

According to the number of papers submitted so far, over 1500 contributions and a total attendance of over 1000 participants from more than 60 countries is expected. Two Congress plenary and two PRES plenary speakers, together with 52 keynote lecturers have been invited to deliver their contributions at this Congress.

Please pass this invitation and information also to your colleagues who might be interested in it.


Board of the Congress

J. Drahos (Congress Chair, President of CSChE)
R. Nomen (EFCE Representative)
I. Wichterle (Chairman of Scientific Committee)
J. Novosad (Chairman of Organising Committee)
J. Koubek (Chairman for Industrial Liaisons)
P. Stehlik (Chairman of PRES 2004)

Honorary Committee

J. C. Charpentier (President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering - EFCE)
D. Dorland (Past President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers - AIChE)
M. Hasatani (President of the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineers - APCChE)
V. Bales (President of the Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering - SSChE)
T. Misek (Past President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering - CSChE)

Organising Committee

J. Novosad (Chairman), J. Skarka (Secretary), R. Halfar, J. Kugler, Z. Mlynska, J. Nedvedicka, E. Pesinova


General topics

Reaction engineering, catalysis, and kinetics
B. Delmon (BE), G. Eigenberger (DE), S. Fogler (US), J. Hanika (CZ), J. Kosek (CZ), F. Pla (FR), P. Rudolf von Rohr (CH), P. L. Silveston (CA), V. Tukac (CZ)

Separation processes and equipment
H. J. Bart (DE), M. Bleha (CZ), L. Boyadzhiev (BG), G. Casamatta (FR), R. C. Darton (UK), E. Drioli (IT), W. Hoflinger (AT), V. Jiricny (CZ), N. N. Kulov (RU), P. Mikulasek (CZ), R. Pohorecki (PL), J. Prochazka (CZ), J. Pridal (CZ), S. Schlosser (SK), V. Stanek (CZ)

Phase equilibrium and fluid properties
K. Aim (CZ), G. Maurer (DE), E. H. Stenby (DK), A. Toikka (RU), P. Ungerer (FR), I. Wichterle (CZ)

Fluid flow and multiphase systems
H. E. A. van den Akker (NL), H. Arastopour (US), N. Brauner (IL), P. Ditl (CZ), Du Sichen (SE), L. S. Fan (US), I. Fort (CZ), F. Magelli (IT), F. Muzzio (US), A. W. Nienow (UK), M. Rùzicka (CZ), K. Svoboda (CZ), K. Wichterle (CZ), G. Wild (FR), R. Zevenhoven (FI)

Computer aided process engineering
D. Bogle (UK), E. Eckert (CZ), R. Gani (DK), M. Kubicek (CZ), W. Marquardt (DE), D. Snita (CZ), G. A. Statyukha (UA)

Chemical Engineering Education
V. Machon (CZ), M. Molzahn (DE), P. G. Warfvinge (SE)

Heat transfer processes and equipment
B. Cermak (CZ), Z. Jegla (CZ), L. Liebenberg (ZA), V. Wadekar (UK)

Particulate solids
T. A. Bell (US), J. Dodds (FR), T. Dyakowski (UK), G. G. Enstad (NO), E. Forssberg (SE), H. Kalman (IL), P. Massacci (IT), A. Roberts (AU), F.Saito (JP), N. Stevulova (SK), J. Strazisar (SI), T. Sverak (CZ), J. Tomas (DE), W. Valderrama R. (CL), S. Verdes (HU)

Chairmen: J. Klemes (UK), P. Stehlik (CZ)
Vice-chairmen: F. Friedler (HU), S. Pierucci (IT)
Members: H. Cabezas (US), U. Diwekar (US), V. Dovi (IT), A. Espuna (ES), M. C. Georgiadis (GR), A. J. Ghajar (US), A. Gorak (DE), T. Gundersen (NO), G. Gruhn (DE), C. W. Hui (HK-CN), D. Huisingh (US), J. Jelinek (CZ), P. Kapustenko (UA), A. Kraslawski (FI), T. Kudra (CA), D. Kukulka (US), T. Majozi (ZA), F. Marechal (CH), J. Meyer (ZA), M. Narodoslawsky (AT), E. Pistikopoulos (UK), V. Plesu (RO), L. Puigjaner (ES), E. Ranzi (IT), D. Reay (US), R. Sabadi Diaz (CU), R. Smith (UK), M. Sorin (CA), P. Stuart (CA), B. Thonon (FR), K. Urbaniec (PL), G. Vaccari (IT), E. Worrell (US), G. Wozny (DE), T. Zhelev (IE)

Specialised symposia

Symposium on environmental engineering
E. Dinjus (DE), I. Holoubek (CZ), J. Horak (CZ), M. Puncochar (CZ), F. Santarelli (IT), J. Venselaar (NL)

Symposium on safety in chemical industry
F. Babinec (CZ), S. Berger (US), M. Considine (UK), O. Fredholm (SE), L. Ivanek (CZ), H. J. Pasman (NL), J. L. Py (FR), H. G. Schecker (DE), P. J. Schmelzer (DE), D. Skarba (SK), J. Skarka (CZ), G. Suter (CH), R. D. Turney (UK)

Symposium on multi-scale aspects of bubbly flows
A. Biesheuvel (NL), A. Cartellier (FR), G. Evans (AU), M. Lance (FR), J. Magnaudet (FR), R. Manasseh (AU), D. Mewes (DE), A. Prosperetti (US), M. Rùzicka (CZ), A. Serizawa (JP), M. Sommerfeld (DE), S. Sundaresan (US), I. Zun (SI)

Symposium on electrochemical engineering
K. Bouzek (CZ), C. Comninellis (CH), N. V. Fateev (RU), L. J. J. Janssen (NL), K. Jüttner (DE), F. Lapicque (FR), T. Lehmann (DE), A. A. Wragg (UK)

Symposium on micro- and mesoporous materials
B. Bernauer (CZ), J. A. Dalmon (FR), G. Emig (DE), P. Hudec (SK), M. Kocirik (CZ), G. M. Rios (FR), O. Solcova (CZ)

Symposium on supercritical fluids
R. Eggers (DE), Z. Knez (SI), H. Sovova (CZ)

Symposium on food processing and technology and product engineering
Z. Bubnik (CZ), M. Houska (CZ), J. Iciek (PL), P. Kadlec (CZ), B. McKenna (IE), P. Nesvadba (UK), M. Saska (US)

Symposium on odour control and measurement
P. Auterska (CZ), T. van Harreveld (NL), D. Mannebeck (DE), M. Mlejnek (CZ), J. Skacelova (CZ)

Symposium on progress in chemical technology and on product engineering
B. Bernauer (CZ), J. Mikulec (SK), J. Paca (CZ), J. Pasek (CZ), H. P. Schmauder (DE) J. Skarka (CZ), C. R. Soccol (BR)

Symposium on microreaction technology for process development and production
J. P. Baselt (DE), K. J. Caspary (DE), W. Ehrfeld (DE), M. Marek (CZ), M. Matlosz (FR), L. Plass (DE), A. Renken (CH), R. Schütte (DE)


Congress venue and language

The Congress will take place in the premises of the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (in Czech: CVUT - Fakulta stavebniho inzenyrstvi a architektury), Praha 6 - Dejvice, at Technicka and Thakurova Streets (en route from airport to the city centre; Metro station: Dejvicka, line A).

The Congress language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Arrivals, registration and Congress opening

It is assumed that Congress participants will arrive and register starting from Saturday, 21 August 2004. The Congress Office will be open for registration on arrival, accommodation and information at the Congress site on Saturday, 21 August at 14-20 h. and on Sunday, 22 August at 10-19 h. The Office will operate from Monday till Thursday at 8 - 17 h.

The Congress will officially begin with the Festive Congress opening on Sunday, 22 August at 20-22 h. in the Municipal House of Prague ("Obecni dum", Metro station: Namesti republiky, line B).

Registration for participation

All participants including authors are asked to register for participation before 30 April 2004. Important: the submission of a contribution does not substitute the registration for participation. Please select for this purpose one of the following:
  • Internet (preferred): fill in the interactive Registration Form available here
  • E-mail: download the MS-Word Registration Form available here; fill it in and send as an attachment to org@chisa.cz
Please use only one of the above channels to avoid duplication. Keep in mind that the Internet may be flooded around the deadline, therefore we urge you to register as soon as possible.

If you have already obtained the personal password to the CHISA database system you can easily access your user pages. In the menu, please select “Registration Form”. After filling it in, the invoice for the registration fee will be immediately generated for you under the menu “Review of Invoices”. Please follow the payment instructions given there. When submitting the Registration Form by e-mail please wait for an e-mail with confirmation of your registration.

Congress fees

Standard registration (before 30 April 2004) 540 EUR
Late registration (after 30 April 2004) 590 EUR
Students including PhD students 320 EUR
Accompanying family member free
Rent of exhibition booth at MARCHES 2004
(incl. registration fee for 1 representative)
1500 EUR
Farewell Party 15 EUR

The registration fee includes Congress materials, invitations to Festive Congress Opening and Congress Concert (accompanying family members will receive the both invitations, too). Authors pay the same registration fee as participants without contribution.

At least one of the authors of a submitted contribution must register before 30 April 2004 for the contribution to be included in the Final Scientific Program. An already accepted contribution will be withdrawn from the Final Program if the registration fee payment for that author is not settled within the due date indicated in his invoice.

Registration fee cancellation and refunds

The registration fee will be refunded (with a deduction of 10 % to cover the handling costs) if participation in the Congress is canceled in writing before 20 July 2004. No refund will be granted after this date.


Accommodation has been reserved by the CHISA 2004 Accommodation Service Orgit Ltd. A complete list and specifications of offered hotels or hostels can be found here.
For the reservation please select one of the following:
  • Internet (preferred): fill in the interactive Accommodation Booking Form available here
  • E-mail: download the MS-Word Accommodation Booking Form available here, fill it in and send as an attachment to org@chisa.cz
Since hotels require substantial deposits before the Congress, participants are kindly requested to settle the total accommodation payment in advance. Upon receipt of the Accommodation Booking Form, the Orgit Ltd. will send you an e-mail with confirmation of accommodation and with instructions on how to make the payment. Payment should then be transferred to the Orgit Ltd. within the due date indicated on the invoice.

Please make your reservation before 10 June 2004 to ensure booking of your accommodation as requested.

Accommodation cancellation and refunds

Refunds: 75% within 31-45 days before Congress; 50% within 15-30 days before Congress; 25% within 7-14 days before Congress; no refund within 6 days before Congress. After 31July 2004, the accommodation reservations will be cancelled in those cases where the payment is not received within the due date indicated on the invoice.


Buffet lunches with choice from three meals will be available in the restaurant of the hostel "Masarykova kolej" which is close to the Congress venue. Lunches can be ordered using the Services Booking Form. Price is 6 EUR per lunch.

Social program booking, cancellations and refunds

The social program can be ordered by using the Services Booking Form available at the Menu of your User Pages accessible by use of your personal password. After filling in the Services Booking Form the invoice for the services (social program and lunches) will be immediately generated for you at the Menu of your User Pages under Review of Invoices. Please follow the payment instructions given there.

In case of cancellation of the already paid social program the refund will be made on site with a deduction of 20 %. No refund will be made if cancelled after 31 July 2004. After this date the ordered events that have not been paid in the due date will be cancelled. However, it will be possible to purchase these events in the Congress Office if tickets are still available.

The social and ladies program can be found here.

Payments in the Congress Office

Any payments in the Congress Office can be settled in cash. USD and EUR will be accepted but Czech Crowns are preferred. Credit cards will be honoured, however, cheques will not be accepted. Nearby bank service is available during weekdays.


No visa is required from citizens of most European countries. Please consult the Czech Embassy or authorities in your country if in doubt. Detailed instructions for granting the Czech visa are available here.


Registration (standard fee) 30 April 2004
Obligatory registration of one of the authors of a contribution 30 April 2004
Submission of additional contribution
(later submissions are possible but will not be included in the Final Program)
31 May 2004
Submission of final summary and full text 31 May 2004
CHISA 2004 Congress 22-26 August 2004


Day Scientific program Time Half-day trips Whole-day trips Evening program
21 August
22 August
10-19 Prague sightseeing
  Congress Opening,
The Municipal House
20-22, all invited
23 August
Congress Office
Lecture sessions
Plenary lecture
Poster session
8-17 (Mon-Thu)
8.30-12.30, 14-17.40
Prague Castle
Krivoklat Castle
Cesky Krumlov
Night views of Prague
from TV tower
24 August
Lecture sessions
Plenary lecture
Poster session
MARCHES 2004 Exhibition
8.30-12.30, 14-17.40
River Cruise
Konopiste Castle
Kutna Hora
Congress Concert,
all invited
25 August
Lecture sessions
Poster session
MARCHES 2004 Exhibition
8.30-12.30, 14-17.40
The Old Town
Melnik Chateau and
Karlovy Vary
26 August
Lecture sessions
Poster session
MARCHES 2004 Exhibition
8.30-12.30, 14-17.40
Karlstejn Castle
  Farewell Party,
Restaurant in
Masarykova kolej
27 August


Organising Committee
Post mail and Express Courier:
CHISA 2004
(c/o Dr. Jan Novosad)
Novotneho lavka 5
116 68 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 221 082 248
Fax: +420 221 082 366 or +420 233 335 529
E-mail: org@chisa.cz

Scientific Committee
Fax: +420 220 920 661
E-mail: chisa@icpf.cas.cz
Submission of additional paper: www.chisa.cz/2004/appl, or write to: paper@chisa.cz

CHISA website