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Download the Final 2005 Annual Workshop on SIMS Program Book


Aerial View of Hilton Head MarriottThe Hilton Head Marriott has been selected as this year's host location for the 18th Annual SIMS Workshop.  Centered in Hilton Head South Carolina, the tranquil venue provides a perfect education and training setting for the annual SIMS Workshop.  As a premiere scientific meeting, the Workshop is designed to provide an exciting forum for the interchange of practical information about secondary ion mass spectrometry. The organizing committee carefully balanced conference location and convenience, educational setting, and conference topic areas to appeal to the broadest range of individuals within our community. Members meet, exchange new ideas, and renew personal and professional relationships through Workshop events and extended poster sessions. Education is a key component of the Workshop and new this year is the one day of training added to the program.  

Conference Overview

AGENDA: From the Plenary and Technical Sessions through the Poster Presentations, the 2005 Workshop will offer fresh information to hold your interest and expand your knowledge.  New and familiar speakers are scheduled to share ideas and knowledge. Check the Agenda for conference speakers and sessions.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Conference Registration will be limited to 150 registrations with no on-site registration. We recommend you register at your earliest convenience.

The cost for registration is $385.00 before April 9th, 2005 and after April 9, 2005, registration will cost $485.00.  Notice of cancellation must be postmarked on or before April 6, 2005; a $30 processing fee will be applied to refunds. Conference Registrations include the reception, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, two lunches, the conference dinner, and the conference banquet/excursion. Additionally, you may purchase Guest Tickets for the Workshop Banquet and off-site function at $55 each ticket. You may register for the conference online or by phone or fax, or by mail. Details are on the registration page.  For assistance, the contact information is provided at the bottom of each web page.

VENDORS:  Vendor Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Conference Committee encourages vendors to register early.

PAPERS/ABSTRACTS:  Papers and abstracts must be submitted by April 6, 2005.  Three copies are to be submitted for review and acceptance by the Conference Committee.  Please use the format required by the Conference Committee in preparing your paper/abstract.  Details are on the Call for Papers page.

Student Awards:  One of the fundamental goals of the workshop is to develop and maintain SIMS as a premier scientific technique. To achieve this goal, the Workshop organizing committee believes it is essential to attract, encourage and foster the development of newer members of our community. In this spirit, we will provide limited financial support to full-time graduate students studying SIMS. In order to be considered, students must submit an abstract for presentation and a letter of support from their research advisor. Some student award recipients may be selected for oral presentations in a special student award session. More information on Student Awards can be found here.

Hotel:  The Hilton Head Marriott Hotel and Conference Center offers room reservations online and by telephone.  The room rate for SIMS Workshop Participants is $147 per night. Use the Hotel link for additional details.  Please remember, the rooms sell out quickly so we encourage you to Reserve Early!

The 18th Annual Workshop on SIMS is an educational and training event not to be missed.  Please join us on May 2-5, 2005.


For more information about the SIMS Workshop please contact: 

Greg Gillen

Scientific/Technical Program Co-Chair
Phone: 301-975-2190
FAX: 301-417- 1321

Steve Hues

Scientific/Technical Program Co-Chair
Micron Technology, Inc.
8000 S. Federal Way
PO Box 6
Mail Stop: 1-717
Boise, ID United States
(208) 363-3067 


Richard Lareau

Scientific/Technical Program Co-Chair
Transportation Security Laboratory/DHS
Phone: 609-813-2760
Fax: 609-383-1973 

Society Administrative Office/Conference Planning
SIMS Workshop
Phone: 410-451-0002
Fax: 410-451-7373



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