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Program: an official program will be posted here closer to the time of the workshop

 The third international meeting on LII has been announced for July 30 – August 1, 2008 in Ottawa, Canada. The meeting will combine technical presentations related to the scientific development of Laser induced incandescence modelling, experiments, and data interpretation with organized discussions on the current best practices and challenges facing LII as a measurement standard for particulate aerosols. Attendees of the workshop are encouraged to apply their experimental techniques to a pre-defined measurement situation 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. In contrast with the previous two workshops, the technical presentations will be mixed with the discussions and comparisons through the two working days. The timing of the workshop will be structure in the following way:

Arrival, Check-in / Registration, and Welcome (Wednesday, July 30)

Delegates can plan to arrive on Wednesday, July 30. Check-in for pre-registered delegates or registration will be possible in the McKenzie lounge of the Lord Elgin Hotel from 18:00 to 20:00 (check-in or registration is also possible on Thursday, July 31 from 7:00 to 9:00). Wednesday evening will include a welcome and social at a bar close to the Lord Elgin Hotel. Further details on the hotel and registration are included under Venue and Registration. Further details on the welcome will be made available closer to the time of the workshop.

Technical Presentations (Thursday, July 31 – Friday, August 1)

The conference is open to submissions on immerging issues related to the science of LII and its establishment as a measurement standard. The submissions should not cover applications of standard LII technique. 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 should be submitted by May 26, 2008. Submissions for poster presentations are possible until July 7, 2008. Details and abstract templates are given in the Call for papers. A time will be allotted on Thursday morning during the first session to allow authors to briefly promote their posters.

Organized Discussions (Thursday, July 31 – Friday, August 1)

The technical presentations will be used to structure organized discussions related to the 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 (see Standard Measurements Conditions and Model Comparison). The different topics will be assigned to topic leaders. The structure and the topics for discussion will to some degree be defined by the technical submissions, input from the community on the key areas mentioned above, and input related to dialogue and interaction with industry as related to adoption of LII as a standard. Further information on the organized discussion will be given in the final Program. Workshop attendees will be encouraged by the topic leaders to send material related to discussion topics. Therefore please respond to any questionnaires sent by the topic leaders. 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. If possible, agreement on standard models and standard material properties should be sought. The results will be made available after the conference on a www.liiscience.org. 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.

Tour of Labs at NRC-LII Project (Friday August 1 or Saturday August 2)

A tour of the labs of the NRC-LII Project is possible on Friday evening or Saturday morning based on interest of the delegates. This will be discussed at the workshop.