On behalf of the Organizers, we have great pleasure in inviting you to the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2013, which will take place on February 10 - 15, 2013 in Krakow, Poland.
The conference will focus on the major topics of the analytical plasma spectrochemistry, such as: fundamentals and instrumentation, sample introduction techniques into plasma, stable isotope analysis, laser ablation and elemental imaging, elemental speciation, applications of plasma spectrometry, quality control and validation methods. A number of short courses organized by world leading scientists and manufacturers' including seminars which will be proposed to the participants. Also, an exhibition of instrument and equipment manufacturers and publishers of scientific literature will be an important part of the meeting.. In addition to the scientific program, a wide range of social programs will readily be available.
Krakow is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Central Europe included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites. Throughout the centuries it has grown to be an everlasting symbol of Polish tradition, culture and national identity. The city throve in the Middle Ages, consequently leaving timeless traces of its splendour and wealth: the Old Town with the largest mediaeval market square in Europe, the beautiful and resplendent Wawel Royal Castle, Mariacki Church with the enchanting bugle-call from its tower, the colourful and bustling Main Market Square, magnificent museums and galleries and the famous Jagiellonian University founded in 1364. Antique buildings unite there with the latest art and architectural trends. Krakow as a metropolis with its 850-thousand population combining tradition with modernity and the intertwining influences of different cultures and periods make it extremely compelling.
Welcome to European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2013 and to Krakow !
Joanna Szpunar and Paweł Kościelniak