2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Monday, January 8 - Saturday, January 13, 2018, Amelia Island, Florida
First Call for Papers
Deadline July 7, 2017
Preparations are now underway for the 2018 Winter Conference, and the first call for papers and schedule of activities, abstract submission form, hotel and conference registration forms are available on our website. We wish to invite you to submit a preliminary title and short abstract by July 7. Note that discounts for early bird registration also are available until July 7. For venue and other details visit http://icpinformation.org. Please join us in sunny (and warm) Florida next January.
Contributed oral and poster papers are now being accepted for the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, which features developments in plasma spectroanalytical chemistry by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), dc and microwave plasmas, glow discharge, and laser sources (LA, LIBS). More than 300 lectures and posters on modern plasma spectrochemistry will be presented in 12 symposia and four poster sessions. The deadline for submission of titles and short abstracts is July 7. View our website (http://icpinformation.org) for complete program information, abstract submission form, and conference and hotel registration forms.
The 20th biennial meeting will be held Monday, January 8 through Saturday, January 13, 2018, on Amelia Island, Florida (www.ameliaisland.com) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/AmeliaIsland.aspx). More than 500 scientists are expected. Six plenary lectures and 30 invited speakers will highlight critical topics in 12 symposia. In addition, six Heritage Lectures will feature outstanding senior researchers, and three Plasma Awards will be presented. We now invite contributed paper/poster titles and short abstracts.
Pre-conference professional development short courses at introductory and advanced levels and manufacturers' seminars will be offered Friday through Monday, January 5-8. The training course schedule includes more than 40 half-day basic and advanced courses. The course schedule and abstracts will be shortly available on the conference website. The deadline for Early Bird reservations is July 7.
Spectroscopic instrumentation and accessories will be shown during a three-day exhibition from January 9 to 11, and exhibition space information is available on request. Workshops on new and novel plasma instrumentation, clinical ICP-MS, isotope analysis, and elemental speciation methodology will be presented Tuesday thru Saturday afternoons. A golf tournament will be held on Sunday, January 7.
Symposium topics include the following, and papers covering other plasma-related topics are encouraged:
• Applications of plasma spectrochemical techniques and methods
• Clinical, biological and imaging analysis
• Earth, environmental, energy, geological, marine sciences
• Food safety, agricultural and nutritional analysis
• Forensic analysis and provenance
• Mass cytometry
• Nutraceutical and pharmaceutical materials
• Nanomaterial characterization
• Petroleum and semiconductor materials
• Elemental speciation and metallomics, species sample preparation, and biological imaging
• Excitation mechanisms and plasma phenomena
• Flow injection and field fractionation spectrochemical analysis
• Glow discharge atomic and mass spectrometry
• Inductively coupled plasma atomic and mass spectrometry
• Laser ablation and induced breakdown spectrometry
• Microwave plasma atomic and mass spectrometry
• Nanomaterial analyses and characterization
• Plasma chromatographic detectors and combined systems
• Plasma instrumentation, microplasmas, automation, and software innovations
• Sample introduction, transport phenomena, and modelling
• Sample preparation, treatment, and automation; high-purity materials
• Spectrochemical chemometrics, expert systems, and novel software
• Spectroscopic standards, reference materials, databases, and quality control
• Stable isotope analyses, isogeochemistry, and applications
• Professional Development Short Courses, Friday - Monday, January 5 - 8
• Manufacturer's Seminars, Saturday - Sunday, January 6 - 7
• Annual Golf Tournament, Sunday, January 7
• Thirty Invited, and Six Plenary Speakers
• Spectroscopy Instrumentation Exhibition, Tuesday - Thursday, January 9 - 11
• Six Special Heritage Lectures by Outstanding Senior Scientists
• Three Plasma Spectrochemical Awards
• Workshop on New Plasma Instrumentation, Tuesday, Saturday, January 9, 13
• Conference Dinner, Thursday, January 11
For program, registration, hotel, and transportation details, visit the Conference website at http://icpinformation.org, or contact Ramon Barnes, ICP Information Newsletter, Inc., 18241 Beauty Berry Ct, Lehigh Acres, FL 33972, telephone: 239-674-9430, fax 239-674-9431, e-mail [log in to unmask]
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