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[SA_scat] Call for Bids to host SAS-2012 & SAS-2015

A message from Dr Dmitri Svergun, Chair of the  IUCr Commission on
Small-Angle Scattering: 
 

Dear Small-Angle Scatterers,

The Commission on Small-Angle Scattering of the International Union of
Crystallography (http://www.iucr.org/iucr-top/iucr/csas.html) hereby
solicits applications from scientific institutions to host the
forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conferences in 2012 and
2015. 

Those who wish to organize the SAS-2012 or SAS-2015 conferences are
kindly asked to submit a bid through the link on the website for
SAS-2009 (http://www.sas2009.org/).  After the deadline all bids will be
made available online for viewing and discussion by the Community.
Discussion through the SAS listserver will also be possible.

Further discussion will then take place at the SAS-2009 Conference,
followed by a public vote of the registered participants.  This
discussion and the results of the vote will be taken as a recommendation
to an evaluation board who will award the conferences.

The evaluation board will comprise:
*	the Chairpersons of the last three SAS Conference Organising
Committees,
*	three recognized and substantially engaged conference experts
from the SAS community, and 
*	three members of the IUCr SAS Commission. 

Those interested in submitting bids are invited to post them as soon as
possible, but not later than January 31, 2009.

The Commission hopes that this procedure will ensure long-term planning
of the conferences, taking into account geographical balance, whilst at
the same time being open, thorough and fair.


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