PRES 2008


You are cordially invited to attend the 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2008 to be held in Prague on 24–28 August 2008.

CHISA Congress history

The series of International Congresses CHISA
started in 1962 in Brno, then continued in Mariánské
Lázně, and since 1972 the Congresses are being held in Prague – the heart 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 a 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 have transformed the one-time Congresses into an event of world importance. 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.Four CHISA/PRES 2008 plenary lectures together 44 keynote lecturers have been invited to deliver their contributions this year. Please pass this invitation and information also to your colleagues who might be interested in it.
Prof.Jiri Drahos