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2005 Workshop Program


An international meeting has been announced for September 25-28 in Duisburg, Germany. The meeting will combine conference presentations on the first day with a workshop on the second and third day. Attendees of the workshop are encouraged to apply their experimental techniques to pre-defined measurement situations before the meeting and to apply their data evaluation techniques (model, calculation) to sample data that will be made available well in advance of the meeting. Results are to be compared and discussed during the workshop. The two parts will be structured in the following way: 

Conference (Monday, Sept. 26)

The conference is open to submissions on a wide variety of new aspects of LII. It should not cover applications of standard LII techniques. Potential topics are: Combinative measurements, non-carbonaceous materials, measurements in extreme situations, determination of material constants, and other novel developments related to LII. 1-Page abstracts were submitted by May 1st. Late submissions for poster presentations are possible until Sept. 1st. Details and abstract templates are given in the Call for papers. Full papers can be submitted by Dec. 31, 2005 to appear in a special feature in Applied Physics B. (details to follow) 

Workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27-28)

Key areas of experimental techniques, modelling approaches, material properties assumptions as well as the outcome of the joint effort on pre-defined measurement conditions and sample data evaluation will be discussed (see section Standard Measurements Conditions and Sample Data). The different topics will be assigned to topic leaders. The structure and the topics as well as the topics leaders are given in the Program. Workshop attendees will be encouraged to send material to the topic leaders. Please check the Questionnaire section and send the required information to the organizers. The topic leaders will compile the different views and present them to the general audience with time for discussion. The presentation and discussion time, however, will be limited in order to be able to cover the complete field without parallel sessions. Topics that show further need for discussion will be continued on Wednesday morning in split sessions. The results of the group work will finally be presented to the general audience in the afternoon sessions. If possible, agreement on standard models and standard material properties should be sought. The results will be made available after the conference on a website devoted to LII research. The topic leaders will put together the material and discussion points in respective chapters of a conference report that is intended to be published as a journal article.