Congress venue and language

The Congress will take place in the premises of the Congress Hotel Clarion, Freyova 33, Praha 9-Vysočany (Metro station: Vysočanská, line B). 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 on Saturday, 25 August 2012. The Congress office (Hotel Clarion, 1st floor) will be open for registration, accommodation and information on Saturday, 25 August at 9–19 h., and on Sunday till Wednesday at 8–17 h.

The Congress will officially begin with the festive Congress opening on Saturday, 25 August at 19.30 h. in the Congress Hall and adjacent rooms in Clarion hotel.


Registration for participation

All participants including authors are asked to register for participation before 30 April 2012.

Important: the submission of a contribution or indication of interest DOES NOT substitute the registration for participation.

To register for participation please fill in the interactive registration form available under Application Forms

After entering your personal data you will receive a personal password which will enable you to access repeatedly your user pages. If you have already received a password and have access to your user pages then, please select “Registration Form” in the menu. After filling it in, the invoice for the registration fee will be immediately generated for you under the button “Review of invoices”. Please follow the payment instructions given there.

If you would have any difficulties with the interactive registration form please inquire at and you will be immediately advised how to proceed.


Congress fees

Standard registration (before 30 April 2012)590 EUR
Late registration (after 30 April 2012) 660 EUR
Students (incl.PhD student, age limitation – 35 years) 390 EUR
Late registration for students (incl.PhD student, age limitation – 35 years) 420 EUR
Accompanying family member (incl. festive Congress opening and Congress concert) 50 EUR
Rent of exhibition booth at MARCHES 2012 (incl. registration fee for 1 representative)     2500 EUR
Congress party50 EUR

All fees include VAT

The registration fee includes attendance at the Congress, Congress materials, invitations to festive Congress opening and Congress concert. Authors pay the same registration fee as participants without contribution. The author who will deliver contribution(s) must register before 30 April 2012 and subsequently to pay registration fee.

Already accepted contribution(s) will be withdrawn from the Final Program if the payment of registration fee for presenting author is not settled within the due date indicated in his invoice.

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 cancelled in writing before 25 July 2012. No refund will be granted after this date.



For the reservation, please fill in the interactive accommodation booking form available in your user pages. If you have any difficulty with that form, please send an e-mail to and you will be immediately advised how to proceed.

Since hotels require substantial deposits before the Congress, participants are kindly requested to settle the accommodation payment in advance and in complete. Upon receipt of the accommodation booking form, the Orgit Ltd. will send you a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to make the payment. Payment should then be transferred within the due date indicated on the invoice.

Please make your reservation as soon as possible and before 10 June 2012 to ensure booking of your accommodation as requested.

Accommodation cancellation and refunds

100% before 13 July,
75 % within 13–27 July,
50 % within 28 July – 12 August,
25 % within 13 – 20 August,
no refund after 21 August 2012.


Lunches will be available in the restaurant of the hotel Clarion. Lunches can be bought on site. Price will be 10 EUR per lunch – 3 course menu. Other catering facilities can be found nearby.

Payments in the Congress office

Payments in the Congress office can be settled in cash. USD and EUR will be accepted but Czech Crowns (CZK) are preferred. Major credit cards will be honoured, cheques will not be accepted.

Approximate rates of exchange:1 USD = 17 CZK, 1 EUR = 25 CZK.



No visa is required for 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 will be available at the CHISA website. The participant can request a Letter of invitation by e-mail to


Participants are advised to arrange health and travel insurance and whatever insurance they consider necessary prior to departure. The registration fees do not include provision of insurance. The organisers do not assume responsibility or liability for personal accidents and loss or damage to belongings caused.


Important deadlines

Registration at standard fee 30 April 2012
Obligatory registration of  presenting author    30 April 2012
Submission of additional contribution
(later submissions will be still possible and will be included in the Supplement to the Final Program)    
31 May 2012
Submission of final summary and full text for for CHISA (Procedia by Elsevier) 30 April 2012
Submission of final summary and full text for PRES Conference (CET by AIDIC)31 May 2012
Congress CHISA 201225-29 August 2012


Address and contact

Organising Committee

Post mail and Express Courier:

CHISA 2012, c/o Zuzana Boháčová

Novotného lávka 5

116 68 Praha 1

Czech Republic

Fax: +420 221 082 366 or +420 233 335 529


PRES 2012 Scientific Secretaries:

P. Varbanov, University of Pannonia, HU

H.L. Lam, University of Nottingham – Malaysia Campus, MY




J. Drahoš (Congress Chairman, President of the CSChE, President of the Academy of Sciences CR)

W. Bakker (EFCE Representative)

R. Gani (Scientific Vice-President of the EFCE)

I. Wichterle (Chairman of Scientific Committee)

P. Stehlík (Co-president of PRES 2012)

P. Klusoň (Vice-Chairman of Scientific Committee)

Z. Boháčová (Chairman of Organising Committee)


R. Darton (President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering EFCE)

D. A. Rosenthal (President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE)

V. Báleš (President of the Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering–SSChE)

P. Zinger (President of the Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic)

P. Zuna (President of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic)

T. Míšek (Honorary President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering–CSChE)


Z. Boháčová (Chairperson), R. Halfar, J. Kugler




[1] Reaction engineering, catalysis and kinetics
P. Forzatti (IT), P. Galtier (FR), A. Gavriilidis (UK), J. Hanika (CZ), K.-O. Hinrichsen (DE), L. Kiwi -Minsker (CH), J. Kosek (CZ), J. Levec (SI), M. Marek (CZ), J. Markos (SK), E.J. Molga (PL), A.E. Rodrigues (PT), T. Salmi (FI), J.C. Schouten (NL), V. Tukač (CZ), G. Wild (FR)

[2] Distillation and absorption
R.C. Darton (UK), V. Jiřičný (CZ), N.N. Kulov (RU), R. Pohorecki (PL), E. Sorensen (UK), V. Staněk (CZ)

[3] Extraction and leaching
H.J. Bart (DE), M. Carsky (ZA), J. Tříska (CZ)

[4] Membrane separations
M. Bleha (CZ), J.G. Crespo (PT), K. Friess (CZ), P. Izák (CZ), J.C. Jansen (IT), P. Mikulášek (CZ), S. Schlosser (SK), Yu.P. Yampolskii (RU)

[5] Filtration, sedimentation, centrifugation, hydrocyclons
W. Höflinger (AT), J. Přidal (CZ)

[6] Fluid flow and multiphase systems
N. Brauner (IL), V.V. Buwa (IN), P. Di Marco (IT), L.S. Fan (US), H.A. Jakobsen (NO), J. Joshi (IN), M. Růžička (CZ), T. Sanada (JP), A. Schumpe (DE), K. Svoboda (CZ), J. Vejražka (CZ), K. Wichterle (CZ)

[7] Mixing
J. Aubincano (FR), J. Baldyga (PL), P. Ditl (CZ), I. Fořt (CZ), F. Magelli (IT), P. Mavros (GR), A.W. Nienow (UK)

[8] Computer aided process engineering
D. Bogle (UK), R. Gani (DK), M. Kohout (CZ), A. Kraslawski (FI), M. Kubíček (CZ), T. Vaněk (CZ)

[9] Particulate solids
A. Chamayou (FR), M. Ghadiri (UK), A. Häkkinen (FI), H. Kalman (IL), A. Kwade (DE), M. Peciar (SK), F. Saito (JP), N. Števulová (SK), T. Svěrák (CZ), J. Tomas (DE)

[10] Chemical engineering education
L.G. Bullard (US), S. Feyo de Azevedo (PT), M. Jahoda (CZ), V. Machoň (CZ), M. Pitt (UK), D. Wood (AU)

[11] Pharmaceutical engineering
P. Ashall (IE), Z. Bělohlav (CZ), P. Kleinebudde (DE), B. Leclerc (FR), F. Muzzio (US), L. Peltonen (FI), F. Štěpánek (CZ), H. Viernstein (AT), P. Zámostný (CZ), J. Zbytovská (CZ)


[12] Symposium on environmental engineering
L.J. Cortina (ES), L. Dušek (CZ), A. Irabien (ES), P. Klusoň (CZ), D. Kubička (CZ), P. Morgan (UK), M. Punčochář (CZ), L. Wimmerová (CZ)

[13] Symposium on safety in chemical industry
F. Babinec (CZ), A. Bernatík (CZ), M. Considine (UK), B. Fabiano (IT), L. Jelemenský (SK), M. Krahulík (CZ), H.J. Pasman (UK), J. Petr (CZ), J. Škarka (CZ), R.D. Turney (UK)

[14] Symposium on supercritical fluid applications
R. Eggers (DE), Z. Knez (SI), H. Sovová (CZ)

[15] Symposium on thermodynamics and transport properties
A. Arce (ES), G. Bogdanić (CZ), E. Hendriks (NL), J.-N. Jaubert (FR), G. Kontogeorgis (DK), V.D. Nichita (FR), A. Toikka (RU), I. Wichterle (CZ)

[16] Symposium on food processing and technology
T. Brányik (CZ), Z. Bubník (CZ), M. Houška (CZ), J. Iciek (PL), P. Kadlec (CZ), B. McKenna (IE), P. Nesvadba (UK), E. Šárka (CZ)

[17] Symposium on porous materials, nanostructures and nanocomposites
M. Derewinski (PL), M. Eic (CA), P. Hudec (SK), M. Kočiřík (CZ), L. Matějová (CZ), O. Šolcová (CZ)

[18] Symposium on progress in chemical technology and biotechnology
R. Bajpai (US), J. Brožek (CZ), B. Kawalec-Pietrenko (PL), E. Kozliak (US), M. Králik (SK), P. Machač (CZ), J. Mikulec (SK), J. Páca (CZ), J. Škarka (CZ)

[19] Symposium on process intensification and miniaturisation
G. Akay (UK), R. Dittmeyer (DE), V. Hessel (GE), J. Křišťál (CZ), M. Marek (CZ), G.B. Marin (BE), R. Pohorecki (PL), A. Stankiewicz (NL), Y. Wang (US)

[20] EU FP7 projects - F3 Factory, COPIRIDE, POLYCAT, SYNFLOW and PILLS
S. Buchholz (DE), S. Fleet (UK), V. Jiřičný (CZ)

[21] Symposium: Next generation biofuels from laboratory to industry
J. Hanika (CZ), H. Hofbauer (AT), F. Kaštánek (CZ), M. Kaltschmitt (DE), M. Punčochář (CZ)

[22] Workshop: Measuring sustainability of processes and products
J. A. Irabien Gulias (ES)

PRES 2012

15th Conference "Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction" – [more info:]

International Scientiffic Committee


J. J. Klemeš, University of Pannonia, HU
P. Stehlík, Brno University of Technology, CZ


J. Drahoš, Czech Academy of Sciences, CZ
F. Friedler, University of Pannonia, HU
S. Pierucci, Politecnico di Milano, IT

Scientific Secretaries

P. Varbanov, University of Pannonia, HU
H.L. Lam, University of Nottingham – Malaysia Campus, MY


M. Atkins (NZ), S. Bandyopadhyay (IN), J. Bonet Ruiz (ES), C. Bouallou (FR), I. Bulatov (UK), C-L. Chen (TW), N. Duić (HR), M. Emtir (LY), D.C.Y Foo (MY), D. Fraser (ZA), A. Friedl (AT), M. Gough (UK), K. Hirata (JP), T. Gundersen (NO), D. Huisingh (US), Z. Jegla (CZ), A.-M. Josceanu (RO), V. Kafarov (CO), P. Kapustenko (UA), J-K. Kim (KR), Z. Kravanja (SI), D. Kukulka (US), J. Labidi (ES), V. Lavric (RO), N. Lior (US), H. Lund (DK), T Majozi (ZA), Z. Manan (MY), F. Marechal (CH), K. Matsuda (JP), A. Mészáros (SK), E. Nagy (HU), M. Narodoslawsky (AT), O. Nowak (AT), P. Oosthuizen (CA), N. Ozalp (QA), S. J. Perry (UK), M. Picón-Núnez (MX), L. Savulescu (CA), P. Stuart (CA), V. Pleşu (RO), D. Reay (UK), P. Seferlis (GR), S. K. Sikdar (US), R. Smith (UK), K. Urbaniec (PL), D. Young (US), Q. Wang (CN), G. Wozny (DE), S. Wan Alwi (MY), M. Walmsley (NZ).