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The Denver X-ray Conference Details

DXC 2008 - Plenary Session "Stress Analysis"
4 - 8 August 2008
Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel
Denver, Colorado

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.

Hotel Reservation

The Denver Marriott Tech Center has currently sold out of rooms.
Information is listed below on area hotels. Please be sure to check with the Denver Marriott Tech Center as the conference approaches to see if there have been any cancellations. Traditionally, there are a moderate number of cancellations the week preceding the conference.

Hotels with in walking distance of The Marriott Tech Center:

  • The Hilton Garden Inn (previously Wyndham), this hotel is in the process of changing brands and may be undergoing renovations. -

Hotels not with in walking distance, but are still nearby:

Rates applicable until 8 July 2008 (subject to availability). The 2008 Denver X-ray Conference (DXC) and the 8th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS) will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel, 4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237, U.S.A., phone:1.800.228.9290, or dial direct: 1.888.238.1491, fax: 1.303.740.2523, website:

Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. Please identify yourself as a Denver X-ray Conference attendee, including those registering for ICRS, when booking your reservation. If registering online, please use booking code: dxrdxra. A special conference rate of $125.00 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 8 July 2008 (subject to availability). All reservations must be 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 $65 per night plus tax. Student rooms are shared—each room will be equipped with two double beds to accommodate two persons. Student identification will be required. Rooms will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Download the Student Room Authorization form (doc).

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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 2008. 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 2008 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 2008. The certification form and instructions for preparing a manuscript can be obtained here.

Conference Proceedings—DXC & ICRS
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your research by submitting your presented paper in the DXC conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, Volume 52 or the proceedings for ICRS-8, which will be mailed after the conference on CD-ROM. Select DXC papers will also be published in Powder Diffraction, and select ICRS papers will also be invited for publication in a special issue of archival journals. In the interest of releasing the conference proceedings 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, it can be accepted until 1 September 2008. Preparation guidelines for DXC manuscripts will be e-mailed to authors after the abstract deadline, and are also available on:

Submission information for ICRS-8 will also be supplied at a later date.

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.
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:

Mail DXC manuscripts no later than 1 September 2008 to:
Denise Zulli
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.
Instructions for mailing ICRS manuscripts will be supplied at a later date.