The CHISA Congresses are among most important events in chemical engineering all over the world. Their tradition is quite long: the series of triennial Congresses CHISA started in 1962 in Brno, Czech Republic, then continued in Mariánské Lázně, and since 1972 were held only in Prague. In 1998 their periodicity was changed to biannual events. Despite the fact that the majority of world prestigious scientific conferences is taking place in various venues (so offering various touristic attractions), the interest in CHISA Congresses which have been held – almost for 40 years in the same place – does not definitely decline. Except the tradition, well-structured program and high-quality organisation, there is concededly the important “added value” of Prague genius loci.
The word CHISA originates from the Czech acronym for “Chemical Engineering, Chemical Equipment Design and Automation”. The national Conferences CHISA are held regularly in the meantime of the Congresses – the first national Conference CHISA was held in 1956, more than 60 years ago. Congresses CHISA are organised by Czech Society of Chemical Engineering with the close cooperation of the Institute of Chemical Processes Fundamentals (Academy of Sciences) and with the support of the Engineering Academy ČR, and University of Chemical Technology Prague as well. There were more than 5000 scientists from all over the world participating in these Congresses.
Every even year a big International Congress CHISA is taking place in Prague, every odd year a National Conference is held at different places of the Czechia, e.g. in Srní, Seč, etc.
CHISA website: www.chisa.cz
Read about history of CHISA Congresses here.