CECE started in 2004 as a friendly meeting of colleagues from Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Brno. The name CECE initially reflected the presentations by Bob Gas, Dusan Kaniansky, and Ernst Kenndler on capillary electrophoresis. The scope of the meeting has expanded since then, and the name CECE (pronounce "che, che") now doesn't imply any particular technique. Today, CECE aims at bringing in distinguished analytical scientists to present the newest trends in their research fields.

Since 2012 a one-day section CECE Junior has been added to the program with oral presentations of young scientists. While the primary target audiences are the graduate students and young scientists, it is never too late to learn something new, and we encourage all our colleagues to come and see the presentations. The CECE and CECE Junior share a poster section open to all participants.