Seminar in 2018 is the sixteenth in the series of meetings. The first meeting was held in 1989 in Brno, as well as the second one in 1990. The following seminars were organized biannually in Skalský dvůr near Brno.

The Seminar is intended for discussions of questions connected with the instrumentation and methodology in charged particle optics and surface physics. Selected themes will be introduced by top specialists with emphasis on questions already recognized but not fully answered yet. Moderators are expected to present introductory talks of the length of about 20 min. and the style according to their own judgement, presenting facts and still open problems relevant to a theme, and they are supposed to moderate the subsequent discussions within the full audience. Several shorter oral presentations can be added to each theme. The number of participants is limited to 50.

Presentation of posters is highly recommended. Seminar Proceedings will be published.


The seminar takes place in pleasant surroundings of the Bohemian-Moravian Highland, roughly 50 km northwest from Brno. The seminar is organized as a closed meeting in a fully equipped conference centre that is localized outside human settlements, in the seclusion at the edge of a small lake, enclosed with a forest and fields.

The hotel offers accommodation in two-bed rooms with a shower and toilet. A number of services are available, such as photocopy and fax machines, wi-fi Internet access, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, swimming bath and sauna, bicycles, etc. The lake is suitable for swimming, fishing and rowing - fishing tackles, permits and boats are available.


Hotel Skalský dvůr
Lísek 53
593 01 Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-566-591511
Fax: +420-566-551139