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Conference Fees

Visa Application Notice

Student Travel Grants

Hotel Reservation

Student Rooms

Shuttle Service


Sponsorship Opportunities

Jerome B. Cohen Student Award

Conference Proceedings

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts
FTP Instructions

The 2007 Denver X-ray Conference would like to thank the following sponsors:

Conference Preregistration Fees*
Full week: exhibits, workshops, sessions† $450
Monday & Tuesday: exhibits, workshops† $400
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: exhibits, sessions† $400
Session organizers, invited speakers & workshop instructors† $100
Students, unemployed X-ray people, and persons 65 and older:
exhibits, workshops, sessions $100
* Preregistration fees will only be valid until 5 July 2007. Registration fees will increase after 5 July 2007.
† Includes a copy of Volume 51 of Advances in X-ray Analysis on CD-ROM.

Visa Application Notice
Obtaining a Visa is the sole responsibility of the attendee. The Denver X-ray Conference is not permitted to mediate with either the U.S. Embassy abroad or with the State Department on behalf of any conference attendee. However, if you need an invitation letter to the conference to submit with your application, please e-mail your request to: Please include your name, mailing address, fax number, and the title(s) of any abstract(s) that you have submitted for the conference. A copy of the letter will be faxed and airmailed to you.

Student Travel Grants
In pursuing its dynamic commitment to the education of the scientific community, the International Centre for Diffraction Data is offering limited travel support to help students attend the 2007 Denver X-ray Conference, being held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 30 – August 3, 2007. Grants are awarded in the amount of $500 for students living within the USA, and $1,000 for students living outside of the USA. Denver X-ray Conference also offers a reduced student registration fee and student housing.

Students are required to participate in the technical program by submitting an abstract for a poster presentation. To apply for assistance, send this completed form, a photocopy of the abstract you are submitting and a supporting letter from your research advisor.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2007.
Download PDF Travel Grant Application

Hotel Reservation (Rates applicable until 9 July 2007, subject to availability)
The 2007 Denver X-ray Conference will be held at the Sheraton Colorado Springs, 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906 U.S.A. Phone: 1.800.325.3535 or dial direct: 1.719.576.5900, fax: 1.719.576.0507, or make your reservation online at:
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please identify yourself as a Denver X-ray Conference attendee when booking your reservation. A special conference rate of $115.00 per night plus tax has been contracted for our group. Don’t wait to book your reservation—there are a limited number of rooms available at the special conference rate! Rates applicable until 9 July 2007 (subject to availability). All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Student Rooms
There are a limited number of hotel rooms being offered to students at a discounted rate of $60 per night plus tax. Student rooms are shared - each room will be equipped with two double beds to accommodate two persons. Please download the Student Room Authorization form and follow the instructions. Student identification will be required. Rooms will be booked on a first come first serve basis.

Shuttle Service
We recommend the shuttle service, Colorado Springs Shuttle. It runs from DIA or the Colorado Springs airport to the hotel. Their contact information is:
phone: 719-687-3456   Toll Free: 1-877-587-3456

Vendors—don’t miss this opportunity to display your company’s products and services to this elite crowd of scientists. Applications for exhibit space will be available on 1 March 2007. Contact Denise Zulli: flaherty@, 610.325.9814, to add your name to the mailing list.

Sponsorship Opportunities
There are various sponsorships available to exhibitors of the Denver X-ray Conference. Please visit our website: for details or contact Denise Zulli:
Have an idea for a workshop or session?

Jerome B. Cohen Student Award
This award was instituted in the name of Professor Jerome B. Cohen, one of the leaders in the field of X-ray analysis, and in the training of students in this art. The award is intended to recognize the outstanding achievements of student research in this field. All students, graduate or undergraduate, who are working in the field of X-ray analysis, can submit a technical paper describing their work. The following criteria applies:

★ The research must be original, of high quality, and must be primarily the work of the student.
★ All papers submitted to the Cohen Award must be presented at the conference in either oral or poster
session. Thus, all first-author students must submit an abstract and also attend the conference.
★ The papers submitted for this competition must be received in final publication form electronically by
1 July 2007. The winning manuscript will also be listed in the conference proceedings.

The winner will be selected by a committee of researchers in the field, and notified one week before the conference.

The winner must be able to attend the Plenary session of the conference on Wednesday morning
for the announcement of the award. The award for the year 2007 will be in the amount of $1,000. Students interested in participating in this year’s competition must submit their papers and a certification form to by 1 July 2007. The certification form and instructions for preparing a manuscript can be obtained on the Denver X-ray Conference website:

Conference Proceedings
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your research by submitting your presented paper in the conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis. Select papers will also be published in Powder Diffraction. Advances in X-ray Analysis is distributed throughout the world, and the complete manuscripts of past volumes can also be viewed on the ICDD website:

In the interest of releasing the conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, as early as possible after the conclusion of the conference, we are encouraging authors to submit their manuscripts for publication during the conference at the conference registration desk. If you are unable to bring your manuscript with you at that time, please mail it no later than 3 September 2007 to:
Denise Zulli
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.

Note: To be acceptable for publication, papers should describe either new methods, theory and applications, improvements in methods or instrumentation, or other advances in the state of the art. Papers emphasizing commercial aspects are discouraged. Information for preparing manuscripts will be mailed after abstracts have been received.

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts

Deadline to submit abstracts was 15 March 2007

Abstracts are reproduced as submitted in the Book of Abstracts, and will also be published on the Denver
X-ray Conference website, with links to, or duplicate copies on other affiliated websites (e.g., ICDD). you do not want your abstract so published, please note your request on the information page of abstract submission. Abstracts must not exceed page in length and must include the title, author (affiliation(s) and the text. To provide uniformity, abstracts must be prepared according to the following guidelines:

Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author (affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") allow insertion of session codes/information conference staff
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: Bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and author(s)
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper lowercase, centered; if there is more than author, underline the presenting author’s name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning the text
  • Text:
    ▲ text should appear flush left; do not indent
    ▲ use line spacing sufficiently large enough allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    ▲ a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between paragraphs

Information Page
In addition to the abstract, please submit a separate page with the following information:

  • Permission to post abstract on the DXC web and affiliated websites
  • Speaker’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • If the speaker is not the person to whom correspondence should be sent, please include contact person’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • Indicate your preferences:
    ▲ oral presentation or poster
    ▲ if oral presentation is preferred, suggest session where paper may be best suited
    ▲ if poster presentation is preferred, choose the XRD or XRF evening poster session
  • If your submission is invited, please indicate that your paper is invited and include the chairperson’s name that issued your invitation along with the session title
  • Indicate whether you intend to publish this paper in Advances in X-ray Analysis, Volume 51. If you do not plan on publishing, please explain why.

Abstract Submission
Abstracts may be submitted online or by e-mail:
1. Online:
See FTP instructions below
2. E-mail:
Send to as an attached file created in:
a) Adobe® PDF (preferred format)
b) Microsoft® Word (6.0 through Office 2003)

Please note:

  • Special characters, tables, mathematical formulae and figures should be kept to a minimum
  • If special symbols or Greek letters are used, please limit the fonts to those that are available with the standard distribution of Microsoft® Word. Nonstandard fonts may lead to errors in transmission
  • All graphics must be embedded in the Word document

Note: Because they do not reproduce well, abstracts submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Receipt of abstracts will be confirmed via e-mail. If you do not receive your confirmation within two weeks of your submission, please contact:

Denise Zulli
Conference Coordinator
phone: 610.325.9814

FTP Instructions

You are encouraged to submit the electronic version of your manuscript through the Internet by file transfer protocol (FTP). By submitting your paper through the Internet, you avoid paying a higher cost of shipping and avoid the possibility of damage to the media.

  • Connect to the Internet.
  • Open your web browser and type (you must type ftp://) into the address bar. Find the folder that corresponds to your manuscript number. Double click on the folder to open it. Note: you may have to use Windows Explorer instead of Internet Explorer 7 to access the ftp. If you cannot see the Address Bar in Windows Explorer, then in the Menu Bar go to View > Toolbars > Address Bar.
  • Do not close the web browser; open an instance of Windows Explorer or double-click My Computer and locate the manuscript file on your local computer you wish to upload. At this time you can copy the file from Windows Explorer or My Computer to the ftp site. Please use one of the following methods:
    1. You can drag-and-drop the file from the local machine (Windows Explorer or My Computer) into the web browser.
    2. Highlight then right-click the file from the local machine and select copy, then right-click on the web browser folder and click paste.
    3. Highlight the file on the local machine, click on Edit on Windows Explorer or My Computer menu bar and select copy, then select the web browser and select Edit on the web browser and select paste.
    4. Highlight the file on the local machine and press Ctrl+C with your keyboard (this will prepare the file for copying), then select your web browser and press Ctrl+V on your keyboard (this will paste and start the file transfer).
  • You have just uploaded your file and can dismiss all windows and disconnect from the Internet.
  • Retain your original file.

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