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ALS/SSRL Northern CA - June 5-7, 2017



The larger canSAS meetings are an opportunity for the community of SAS practitioners to come together as a whole, at a dedicated meeting, away from the distractions at other large meetings to discuss how issues have evolved since the last meeting and what the current challenges are for the community. In that spirit, the community is encouraged to participate early in shaping the content of the meeting by suggesting topics and speakers/discussion group leaders. Thus the aim for this workshop is to provide a forum for sas users and providers to come together to discuss common needs and issues, to learn from each others experiences, discuss current best practices, hear about emerging techniques, and when possible to identify areas where the field/state of the art could be improved by bringing together the people that are interested and able to work cooperatively to solve the problem. Since the goal of the workshop is to foster discussion and collaborations on issues affecting the global sas community (nomadic scatterers) besides participating in the discussion sessions, please consider submitting a poster. Posters are excellent ways to provide basic information that can then be used to seed or enhance discussions.

Venue and Registration

Plan is for June 5 and 6 to be at the ALS in Berkley and at SSRL for the last day, June 7.

Note that as a community (grass roots) effort there are generally no specific funds to support the local organizing expenses of such meetings. Instead these expenses will be covered through mostly small registration fees asked of each paricipant.

Further details and registration can be made at the following web site:

Meeting Schedule and Topics

information will be posted as it comes together.

This meetings typically include a mix of plenary lectures on important topics, some plenary discussions, as well as several break out/parallel discussion sessions to discuss how we as a community might address specific issues. The community should feel free to propose topics. Topics proposed for the canSAS VIII meeting include:

  • Data Analysis Issues
    • Co-refinement of SAXS and SANS
    • Goodness of Fit Criteria and True Parameter Uncertainty Estimates
    • Multiscale Analysis Issues
    • Challenges in Modelling Anisotropic Data
  • Reproducibility and Reliability
    • Understanding Sources of Errors and Uncertainties and their Effect on Data Interpretation
      • Instrumental Corrections/Issues
      • Resolution
      • Multiple Scattering Issues
    • Reference and Calibration Standards
  • Emerging Publication and Deposition Standards and their Implications
    • For Data Formats
    • For Inovative Use and Advances of SAS Techniques
    • can One Set of Standards Really Apply to All of SAS?
  • Develompent of a Global SAS Portal
  • Emerging Techniques and the Challenges to Harnessing their Capabilities
    • GISAS
    • Next Generation SAS Instrumentation
    • Issue of Big Data
  • Data formats

NOTE: All presentations will be given in English.

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