Dear collegues,

it is our pleasure to invite you to the Europe Africa Conference 2017 of the POLYMER PROCESSING SOCIETY (PPS) which will be held in the Conference Center of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum (a museum for life sciences and health) in Dresden, Germany from June 26 to 29, 2017.

The Polymer Processing Society was founded in 1985 with the intention to create a platform for presentation and discussion of research results in the international polymer processing community. The first conference (at this time modestly called meeting) 1995 in Akron, USA, was the starting point of a series of very successful international annual PPS conferences. Since 1996 regional conferences have completed the offer of meetings. 

The city of Dresden, the capital of the Federal State of Saxony, is not only a leading center in materials science including polymer science in Germany, it is a cultural hot spot, too. A number of museums renowned worldwide are located in Dresden, the reconstructed downtown is a unique place for sightseeing, and the surroundings offer a romantic landscape for recreation.

The Europe Africa Regional Conference 2017 will be organized by three leading scientific organizations in the field of polymer science in Saxony. The organizers invite you cordially to join the conference and meet friends and colleagues, expand your network and accompany young scientists at their entry into the polymer community.

Important Dates
January 31, 2017:  Abstracts should be submitted
March 31, 2017:  Notification of abstract acceptance
May 31, 2017:   Final paper should be submitted  
Registration/Welcome: Monday, June 26, 2017, 16:30
Scientific session: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, about 8:30 to Thursday, June 29, 2017, about 16:30

We are looking forward to welcome you to Dresden!

Udo Wagenknecht (General Chairman)
Petra Pötschke, Sven Wiessner, and Michael Gehde (Co-Chairpersons)