I am very pleased to invite you to the 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2016 and the 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction PRES 2016, which will be held jointly in Prague from 27 to 31 August 2016.

As all the CHISA Congresses in the past, also 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 people to listen also to the presentations, which are close to their fields of research however outside their everyday horizons.

You are cordially invited to meet colleagues and friends and enjoy a stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We would love to see you in Prague!


Professor Jiří Drahoš

Congress Chairman

President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering (CSCHE) 


The series of International Congresses CHISA taking place in the centre of Europe started in 1962 in Brno, Czechoslovakia 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 term 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 emphasised 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), Prague (2014), Kuching, Malaysia (2015), Prague (2016) .

The objective of this joint event is to provide engineers, scientists, researchers, technologists, students and others with a platform to present their latest results, to interchange ideas, to make new contacts, to establish new collaborations, and many more.

Both the Congress CHISA and PRES Conference address the full spectrum of chemical and process engineering practice including current trends and future challenges.


8 August 2016

Complete Final program with Author index has been displayed
Further corrections and supplements will be announced in the Last Minute Changes leaflet

8 August 2016

CHISA 2016 now has its own facebook page. Like it on and get the fastest information.

2 August 2016

Final program for the CHISA Congress including Author Index has been displayed on the website: see main menu. However, it does not include the program for the PRES Conference.

Certain (cosmetic) modifications might still take place.

25 June 2016

Scientific program overview can be find here, however slight modification might occur. Final Program will be displayed in the beginning of August.

24 June 2016

The sixth update of List of Accepted Papers has been published

3 June 2016

The fifth update of List of Accepted Papers has been published (next update: around 20 June 2016)

10 May 2016

The fourth update of List of Accepted Papers has been published (next update: at beginning of June 2016)

9 May 2016

Social program has been published (see above)

26 April 2016

The third update of List of Accepted Papers has been published (next update: around 10 May 2016)

7 April 2016

The second update of List of Accepted Papers has been published (next update: around 26 April 2016)

15 March 2016

The first update of List of Accepted Papers for CHISA 2016 including PRES 2016 has been published.

3 March 2016

Registration portal is now open for participant registration and for payment of fee. At least, one of the authors must register before 30 April. Early bird payment is possible till the end of April as well.

3 March 2016

List of Accepted Papers for CHISA 2016 has been published.

19 February 2016

List of confirmed plenary lectures:

  • Jonathan Seville (Univ. Surrey, Guildford, UK): "Formulation engineering – the chemical engineering of products"
  • František Štěpánek (Univ. Chem. Technol., Prague, CZ): "Remote control of reaction-diffusion processes with chemical robots"
  • Cheryl Teich (The Dow Chemical Company, US): „Chemical and Process Engineering - Forging a Path with Help from Stephen Sondheim“
  • Fengqi You (Cornell Univ., Ithaca NY, US): "Design and operations of sustainable supply chains – recent advances in life cycle optimization methods"

13 December 2015

List of submitted papers

7 December 2015

Deadline for submission of both oral and poster contributions has been prolonged till 15 January 2016.

27 November 2015

In the topic "Pharmaceutical engineering" the following subtopics are considered: general problems, continuous manufacturing; downstream processing of biological products; combination of chemical and biological processes; engineering knowledge in handling of highly active substances.

18 October 2015

Portal for paper submission is open.

5 August 2015

Opening of the CHISA Congress 2016 website