Invitation to SIMS XVI



Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to participate at the 16th International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, SIMS XVI to be held at Ishikawa Ongakudo (Concert Hall & Hogaku Hall) in Kanazawa from October 29 to November 2, 2007. This series of the conferences has become the representative forum on the recent developments, future of SIMS technology and its related topics.

SIMS XVI will cover all aspects of SIMS: fundamentals, instrumentation, methodology, and application in various fields, such as semiconductors, industrial materials, biological, medical, earth/planet, and environmental sciences.
We will have two parallel sessions through the week, and two poster sessions. Plenary lectures will be given at the opening session on Monday morning. In addition to the ordinary scientific session programs, we will also have special “Discussion Day “ programs which were initiated at the last Manchester meeting, with comprehensive topics on the fundamentals of SIMS technique and discussion on bioanalysis and Imaging by SIMS and related Techniques. The conference will also be held in conjunction with
the 6th International Symposium on Atomic Level Characterization for New Materials and Devices (ALC’07), which will provide participants another chance to understand SIMS phenomena from different points of view.

More than four hundred attendees from different countries are expected for the conference. It will offer you the opportunity to present your work and to exchange information on the development of SIMS technique with scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Some social events (excursion, conference dinner, and some others) are also planned. You will see numbers of historical places and buildings together with colored leaves in fall.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kanazawa.

Masahiro Kudo