CIA goes International and turns into
ICIA-International Conference on Ion Analysis
It is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to attend and contribute to the 1st International Conference on Ion Analysis (ICIA 2018) which will be held, September 9-13, 2018 in the exiting metropolis of Berlin, Germany.
ICIA 2018 will tie in with the concept of its forerunner (i.e. Conference on Ion Analysis, CIA) that has established as a unique platform for the meeting of scientists from universities, research centers, industry and governmental institutions with companies that produce and distribute products related to ion analysis in its widest sense. In contrast to the format of CIA which was mainly addressed to a German speaking auditorium with participation of international, English speaking, invited lecturers, ICIA 2018 will be a truly international event in any respect.
According to the motto “ A single method is no method ”, ICIA 2018 will cover all aspects of ion analysis with regard to the variety of methods, instrumental configurations and areas of application. The conference programme will be arranged with invited keynote lectures and special sessions in order to present most recent developments, to review and critically discuss analytical methodologies for ion analysis and to draw attention to practical problems and their solutions.
Scientists applying ion analysis in routine are invited to take the opportunity of presenting in lectures and posters the results of their challenging work and to unveil their – certainly often tiresome - practical experiences made with the various methods used. This will definitely help contributing to the stimulation of further methodological and instrumental developments.
We expect the attendance of many manufacturers of ion analysis instrumentation and supplementary equipment. This will enable participants of ICIA 2018 to meet leading vendors presenting their latest technical innovations, to discuss current problems with application chemists of the respective companies and to observe - in life demonstrations and workshops - real sample analysis.
Young scientists will be particularly welcome at ICIA 2018. Accordingly, a special session is planned devoted solely to young speakers and travel grants will be offered. Details for grant application will be announced soon.
I trust that attendees of ICIA 2018 will also enjoy the rich cultural and historical treasures of Berlin, get a taste of spectacular Berlin (night)life and a whiff of the often-cited “Berliner Luft”.
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin.
Chairman of ICIA 2018, Berlin (Germany)