Introduction to ESAS
European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (ESAS) is the international meeting of scientists to share recent developments, exchange ideas, explore new directions and initiate a possible collaboration in the atomic spectrometry area. Leading scientists and researchers will be invited to present their most up-to-date results at this conference, to exchange exciting ideas and experiences as well as look into future development.
History and Tradition
European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (ESAS) was launched in September 2008 in Weimar, Germany, by merging two important scientific events with a long tradition in the field of atomic spectrometry, namely:
the International Solid Sampling Colloquium (ISSC, since 2004 renamed as Solid Sampling Colloquium with Atomic Spectrometry – SSC), and the European Furnace Symposium (EFS).
The ISSC was established in 1984 in Wetzlar, Germany, and continued as a biennial event in Europe. The EFS originated in September 1994 in Warsaw, Poland, as the East European Furnace Symposium and since then it has taken place every two years as The European Furnace Symposium together with
the 2nd EFS and 7th ISSC, May 1996, St. Petersburg, Russia;
the 3rd EFS and 8th ISSC, June 1998, Prague, Czech Republic;
the 4th EFS and the 9th ISSC, June 2000, Podbanske, Slovakia;
the 5th EFS and the 10th SSC, September 2002, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria;
the 6th EFS and the 11th SSC, June 2004, Balatonföldvár, Hungary;
the 7th EFS and the 12th SSC, July 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia.
ESAS 2008, September 2008, Weimar, Germany;
ESAS 2010, September 2010, Wroclaw, Poland;
ESAS 2012, October 2012, Tatranská Lomnica, the High Tatras, Slovakia;
ESAS 2014, March 2016, Prague, Czech Republic;
ESAS 2016, March 2016, Eger, Hungary;
ESAS 2018, March 2018, Berlin, Germany.