The International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption (FOA) is the premier "must attend" international conference in the field of Adsorption. The FOA series of conferences originated in 1983 and a conference in the series has been held every three years since that time. The conference is held under the auspices of the International Adsorption Society (IAS) and is hosted in rotation by the US, Japan and Europe. The conference is attended by researchers in adsorption and related fields from throughout the World. The FOA is a valuable resource for chemical engineers, chemists, physicists and members of other disciplines with high levels of participation from academia, industry and government. A hallmark of the conference is its comprehensive coverage of the spectrum of fundamental research and applications of adsorption, ranging from molecular modeling and simulation of fluids adsorbed in porous materials to the design of pressure swing adsorption systems for industrial gas separation processes.