The European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS) is a series of conferences on Plasma Spectrochemistry. The objective of the conference is to bring together plasma spectrochemists from all over the world in one European location to stimulate contacts and exchange knowledge and experiences. Plasma spectrochemistry involves analytical methods such as ICP-MS, GD-MS, ICP-AES, DCP-AES, MIP-AES, LIBS or LAMIS.
The conference is held every two years (started from 1985 – see history) and alternating biannually with the US based Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
organized by Ramon Barnes. In 2005, the first Asian Pacific Winter Plasma Conference was organized in Chiangmai, Thailand. The series of the Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
was started in 2002 and is held every two years in Loen, organized by Yngvar Thomassen
The EWCPS committee is composed of the chairperson of the current EWCPS, the 5 chairpersons of the previous conferences and two student members nominated by the current chair: