Call for Papers: MA-XRF scanning in Conservation, Art and Archaeology

Start 15. Mai 2017


1st March to 15th May 2017
Contact:Dr. Alessandra Gianoncelli (

We are pleased to announce the 1st workshop on MA-XRF, Macro X-ray Fluorescence Scanning in Conservation, Art and Archaeology. It will take place in Trieste (Italy) on 25 September 2017 as a satellite event of ICXOM24, the 24th International Congress on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis.
The workshop is co-organized by ICXOM 24 in a cooperation between Elettra Sincrotrone, the AXES Group of the University of Antwerp and the LANDIS group of the CHNET-INFN Network at Laboratori Nazionali del Sud.

The workshop aims to bring together scholars having or seeking to gain experience with MA-XRF scanning and related methods of analysis of works of art.
At the meeting, the current applications of MA-XRF will be summarized. The focal point of the discussions will be to consider the advantages and limitations of using MA-XRF in conjunction with other hyperspectral methods of analysis and/or in combination with micro-analytical investigations of small samples.

Scientific programme
The program will consist of invited lectures of distinguished scientists, oral presentations and poster contributions. The official language will be English.

Important dates
• 15 May 2015 - Abstract deadline
• 1 June 2017 - Notification to authors
• 15 June 2017 - Registration deadline
• 31 July 2017 - Final program

Conference venue
The meeting will be held at the Congress Center “Palazzo dei Congressi della Stazione Marittima Trieste”, Molo Bersaglieri, 3, 34133 Trieste (TS). The Congress Center is located in the middle of town and is within easy walking distance of many hotels.

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