The International Symposium on Nonequilibrium Processes, Plasma, Combustion and Atmospheric Phenomena is a for international experts in such fundamental areas as physical and chemical kinetics, physics of low temperature and cluster plasmas, physics of shock and detonation waves, physics and chemistry of aerosols and nanoparticles, combustion and atmospheric chemistry, physics and chemistry of high speed flows, plasma and laser chemistry, plasma, laser and combustion assisted technologies. This Symposium has already become a notable biannual event attracting a growing attendance of the scientists all over the word. It covers the topics in kinetics of elementary processes, fundamentals of ignition and combustion, novel combustion concepts including plasma-assisted and laser-induced combustion, combustion, plasma and laser generated aerosols and nanoparticles, fuel reforming, synthesis of nanomaterials, gaseous and particulate pollutant formation, pollution control and impact of pollutant emission on the atmospheric chemistry and climate. All topics are very relevant in today’s field of research.
The First Symposium was organizing in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 8-11, 2003, and was dedicated to the memory of N.N.Semenov, a founder of the chain-branching reaction theory and a Nobel prizewinner. The Second, Third and Fourth Symposia were held in Sochi, Russia, October 3-7, 2005, June 25-29, 2007, and October 5-9, 2009. The present Fifth Symposium we also organized in Sochi, Russia, October 1-6, 2012.