I am very pleased to invite you to the 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2014 and the 17th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction PRES 2014, which will be held jointly in Prague from 23 to 27 August 2014.
Like all the CHISA Congresses before, even this one will cover a range of important topics and, together with the PRES conference will offer many real interdisciplinary links. The logistics of the program, which includes both the standard sessions and specialized symposia, should enable the interested colleagues to listen also to presentations which are close to their fields of research yet outside their everyday horizons.
You are cordially invited to attend the Congress, to meet colleagues and friends and enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We would love to see you in Prague!
Professor Jiří Drahoš
President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering (CSCHE)
CONGRESSES CHISA AND CONFERENCES PRES
The series of International Congresses CHISA taking place in the centre of Europe started in 1962 in Brno, Czech Republic, then continued in Mariánské Lázně, and since 1972 the Congresses have been held in Prague.
However, it is worth mentioning that the logo was used for the national event as early as 1953. The word CHISA originates from the Czech acronym for “Chemical Engineering, Chemical Equipment Design and Automation” and later became a “trade mark” for large meetings which had emphasized especially East-West-European and later pan-European contacts. Nevertheless, the stepwise development during the last two decades has transformed the one-time European Congresses into an event of world importance.
The PRES conferences started in Prague in 1998, and since then they have been held in Budapest, Hungary (1999), Prague (2000), Florence, Italy (2001), Prague (2002), Hamilton, Canada (2003), Prague (2004), Taormina, Italy (2005), Prague (2006), Ischia, Italy (2007), Prague (2008), Rome, Italy (2009), Prague (2010), Florence, Italy (2011), Prague (2012), Rhodes, Greece (2013).
The objective of this joint event is to provide engineers, scientists, researchers, technologists, students and others a platform to present their latest results, to interchange ideas, to make new contacts, to establish new collaborations, and many more. The Congress addresses the full spectrum of chemical and process engineering practice, including current trends and future needs.
17 December 2013
Symposium "Sustainable process industry – bright future for chemical engineers" will be split in two parts, namely "Sustainability metrics" (the first day) and "General papers".
The draft program of "Sustainability metrics" on 24 August 2014 (only invited speakers) is as follows:
1. Introductory talk (Adisa Azapagic)
2. Title TBC (Jiří Klemeš)
3. Sustainability metrics - Sustainability section (Heinz Stichnothe)
4. Contribution from AIChE Institute for Sustainability (speaker and title TBC)
5. Contribution from industry (Richard Pamenter, GSK)
6. Contribution from NGOs (TBC)
7. "Divan" on sustainability metrics (Michael Narodoslawsky to moderate)
16 December 2013
We wish to inform you about possibility of further paper submission to the CHISA - PRES 2014. At present, we have received almost unexpected amount of 1100 contributions and their processing has already started. Many thanks to those who have submitted an abstract. However, we decided to keep submission portal open, therefore it will be possible to submit additional papers for both oral and poster presentation before 17 January 2014. After this date the papers will be accepted for poster presentation only.
21 November 2013
List of submitted papers published.
9 November 2013
Four plenary lectures will be delivered by renowned scientists, as shown under item " Plenary lectures" in the main menu.
3 September 2013
Call for Papers published (see this website)
25 May 2013
Published Smoke Signal (PDF, 144 kB)