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Abstracts & Call for papers


Oral and poster contributions are welcomed on subjects within the scope of the conference.
Authors are requested to submit an abstract in English, no later than March 11, 2006 preferably via the form available on this website, following the “Instructions for abstracts” (see below) and to inform the Conference Secretariat of their preference for either oral or poster presentation.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their contribution and its presentation (oral or poster) by March 15, 2006. 

Abstracts of all accepted contributions (both oral and poster) will be published in the Book of Abstracts that will be distributed to all participants during registration.

Authors of accepted contributions are invited to submit a manuscript for publication in a special issue of X-Ray Spectrometry. Manuscripts should be prepared under the strict format described in “Instructions for manuscripts” (see below). All submitted papers will be reviewed according to the normal review procedure of the journal. Manuscripts are to be submitted at the conference registration desk. Deadline for the manuscript submission is July 3, 2006.


Abstracts must be submitted electronically (via form below). The length of the abstract text should not exceed 500 words including references; figures and mathematical formulas should be avoided in the abstract.
Please indicate whether you prefer an oral presentation or a poster presentation.
Please also mention which conference topic most closely represents the subject area of the paper.

Abstracts in French will also be accepted.

Abstract submission form (pdf file, Adobe Reader 7 recommended)


The size of the display area for a poster is 1.00 m in width and 2.00 m in height. Posters will be on display from Monday morning until the end of the conference. Authors will have the opportunity to discuss their posters during one of the three poster sessions.

The time attributed to each oral presentation is 15 minutes + 5 min for questions.
All technical material will be presented with a digital projector and a PC running Microsoft Powerpoint. 
Please create your presentation using the most recent version of software available. 
We kindly ask you to load your file onto presentation machines at least one session prior to the one in which you are to present. 

If your file is ready, you can also sent it by e-mail at the conference secretary before June 15th.

Speakers should be present at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the Session in which they will give their presentation in order to introduce themselves to the Session Chair.


Manuscripts should be submitted either in electronic form or typed on A4 / 8½" x 11" paper. Minimum white margins should be: 1 inch top and sides, ½ inch bottom. The name and full address of the author to whom page proofs should be despatched must be typed at the top of the first page. To enable prompt publication, the full postal address must be given for the author who will check proofs, along with telephone and fax numbers and email address. When a paper is in its final form and has been accepted for publication, an electronic copy of the final, revised manuscript must be sent to the editor together with the paper copy. Disks should be PC or Mac formatted. Write on the disk the software package used, the name of the author and the name of the journal. We are able to use word processing packages, but prefer Word. Illustrations must be submitted in electronic format where possible. Save each figure as a separate file, in TIFF or EPS format preferably, and include the source file. Write on the disk the software package used to create them; we favour dedicated illustration packages over tools such as Excel or Powerpoint.

Every paper for publication must be preceded by an abstract (not more than 250 words) setting out the essential contents. 

The technique of x-ray spectrometry is used by workers from all branches of science and this, coupled with the dearth of text books in the field, explains the wide diversity in terms, symbols and abbreviations that are employed by authors describing their work in this area. For general terms and symbols authors are recommended to follow the “Green Book” of IUPAC: “Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry”: I. Mills, T. Cvitas, K. Homann, N. Kallay, and K. Kuchitsu, Blackwell Science,1993 [ISBN 0632035838] and the chapter on spectrochemical analysis in IUPAC’s “Orange Book”: “Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature” 3rd edition, J. Inczedy, T. Lengyel and A.M. Ure, Blackwell Science, 1998 [ISBN 0-86542-6155]. For the nomenclature of the x-ray lines, both the official IUPAC nomenclature, as defined in the latter “Orange Book” and the conventional old Siegbahn notations (which are still used abundantly) can be applied.

Tables should be kept to a minimum. The same data should not be reproduced in both tabular and diagrammatic form. Essential tables should be provided with legends making them intelligible without reference to the text.

References should be cited by superior numbers and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style: 

1.     (for a journal) Malzer W, Hahn O, Kanngiesser B. X-Ray Spectrom. 2004; 33: 229-233.
2.     (for a book) Janssens KHA, Adams FCV, Rindby A. (eds.). Microscopic X-ray Fluorescence Analysis. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, 2000.
3.     (for a chapter within a book) Hegedüs LS. Palladium in organic synthesis. In Organometallics in Synthesis - A Manual, Schlosser M (ed). Wiley: Chichester, 1994; 383-459.
4.     (for a website) The Oncology Website. 1999. [1 April 1999].

Journal title abbreviations should follow the American Chemical Society system, listed in The ACS Style Guide

Where possible, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. The DOI is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.

These are placed at the end of the text, preceding the references, and should be brief. 

For more information, see editor's website:


The conference proceedings will be published on a CD-ROM and distributed to participants after the conference.
Selected contributions will be published in a special issue of X-Ray Spectrometry (Wiley Interscience).


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