We cordially invite you to attend the 16th Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes (SAPP XVI), Workshop on research of plasma physics and applications in Visegrad countries, to be held at the Grand Hotel Permon in Podbanské set to beautiful West Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, between January 20 and January 25, 2007. The symposium is supported by International Visegrad Fund, Bratislava, Slovakia
Hotel Permon
Plasma technology has been expanding in many new areas from fusion science to plasma applications for materials processing, environmental treatment, and next generation display technique. In the next decade, the plasma science is expected to serve as a base for nano-, bio-, and environmental technologies. We believe that all these technologies depend upon strong fundamental research, traditionally supported by our symposium. SAPP XVI will focus on both traditional and emerging fields of plasma science. The extended six-day format will provide excellent opportunities for both formal presentations and informal discussions.
Podbanské is a beautiful tourist destination both in summer and winter period. It is the entrance gate to the High Tatras National Park, located on the boundary of the High and West Tatras. This recreation area has fantastic view to the mountains, and it is the best starting point to tackle the holy grail of the Tatra mountains, Mt. Krivan (2494 m). The peak has cast a powerful spell over generations of Slovaks and is revered in national lore. Unlike some of the better-known resort spots such as Strbske Pleso, it is never overrun with tourists at any time of the year. The area has excellent snow conditions and virtually no queuing to use the facilities the whole of the year round. The ski area in Podbanské is located only 400 m from the symposium hotel.
The symposium organizers and committee members invite you and your family to this exciting event. We are looking forward to your participation, and sincerely hope that you will take this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of West Tatra Mountains.
Stefan Matejčík 
Symposium Chair 

Local Organizing Committee

Štefan Matejčík Comenius University (chairman)
Ján Skalný Comenius University (secretary)
Ján Matuška Comenius University (secretary)

Organization supporting the symposium

International Visegrad Fund, Bratislava, Slovakia


Main Organizers

Department of Plasma Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Union of Slovak Mathematicians and Physicists, Bratislava, Slovakia

Cooperating organization

Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences , Budapest, Hungary
Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
The Szewalski Institute of Fluid Flow machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Head Office

Department of Experimental Physics
Comenius University
Mlynská dolina, 84248 Bratislava, Slovakia
telephone: +421 2 60295398
fax: +421 2 65412305
2006 Jan Matuska and KEF FMFI UK