I am very pleased to invite you to the 21st Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction PRES 2018, which will be held jointly with CHISA 2018 in Prague from 25 to 29 August 2018. Together, we will cover a range of important topics with focus on addressing global challenges in energy, water, pollution, and sustainability using classical chemical engineering approaches, enhanced by many interdisciplinary collaborations.
The PRES conference series 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), Tianjin, China (2017) and, in 2018, it returns to Prague once again.
The age of 21 years is the most enjoyable, however also challenging for human beings. For a conference, it represents proof of its sustained impact and contribution to the scientific and industrial communities as well as a commitment for future development. It is also time for new generations to join and step by step to take up their role for the many years to come.
After an excellent and most successful organisation of PRES’17 in China, you are cordially invited to meet colleagues and friends, exchange knowledge and ideas, and enjoy the beautiful city, Prague!
Professor Jiří Jaromír KLEMEŠ
President of Conference PRES