Scientific Contributions

In keeping with the International flavour of the symposium, there will be three invited talks from a geographically diverse spread of speakers, who will also cover different topics. This year we are pleased to announce the following speakers:

Paul Farnsworth from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA. Paul will be talking about Experimental and Computational Characterization of GD Sources for MS;

Qian Rong from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics will share her interesting work on the use of RF-GDMS for the analysis of Ceramics such as Jade;

And Nicole Weiher from Tyssen Krupp in Germany will talk about the day-to-day use of GDS in the steel industry.

Other presentations in both oral and poster format can be submitted for inclusion in IGDSS2018, either by indicating this on your registration form or by contacting Peter Robinson by email. In order to be considered, a title and brief description of the work to be covered should be included, and at least one of the authors must be registered to attend the Symposium.

There will be two classes of oral presentation, scientific and manufacturer. Each manufacturer will have one slot to promote work or development specific to their instrument, all other talks must focus one the scientific application of Glow Discharge. All of these talks will be allocated 20 minutes including a brief question opportunity at the end. Posters will be displayed throughout the symposium, and there will be a viewing session where the author must attend the poster for questions.

The maximum size of the poster is A0 portrait, anything else should be cleared with the organiser before the symposium.

Final acceptance of the presentation can only be made upon completion of the abstract, and details of the format are available as a PDF by clicking this link. Of course, there have to be deadlines so that the Symposium Timetable can be finalised and the necessary literature prepared. The deadline for submission is 28th February 2018.

Following the two previous symposia, held in Prague 2014 and Liverpool 2016, there have been special themed issues of JAAS magazine, the Journal of Applied Atomic Spectroscopy, and it is hoped tat this can happen again, giving a great opportunity to publicise your work