The Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes (SAPP) is a biennial international symposium on plasma processes and their applications. The topics of the symposium range from the basic plasma physics and chemistry to plasma applications for materials processing and environmental treatments.
The symposium is the successor of the Symposium on Elementary Processes and Chemical Reactions in Low Temperature Plasma. It was founded by Prof. Stefan Veis to establish a forum for activities in the field of low temperature plasma physics and also to bridge the gap between basic research and industry. First symposium was organized in Donovaly (1975), followed by Vratna (1978), Krpacovo (1980), Stara Lesna (1982), Stiavnicke Bane (1984), Jelsava - Hradok (1986), Stara Tura - Dubnik (1988), Stara Lesna (1990), Casta (1992), Stara Lesna (1994) and finally Liptovsky Jan (1998). The symposia were chaired by Prof. Stefan Veis (1975-1980), Prof. Peter Lukac (1982-1994) and Assoc. Prof. Marcela Morvova (1998).
To follow the research trends
and interests with respect to industrial and
of plasma processing in the next
decade, the symposium scope was slightly modified and its name was changed to
Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes. To avoid
overlaps with other symposia and busy schedule of many
participants in the summer period, the organizers decided to transform it into a winter symposium.
The 12th symposium (the first SAPP) was held in Liptovsky
Jan (1999), followed by Tale (2001) and last time in Liptovsky Mikulas (2003).