X AUSE Conference &
V ALBA user’s meeting

5 – 8 September 2022

ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona


A big Thank You for your support and for making this conference possible.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission:
March 31st to June 10th 19th

Notification of abstract acceptance
for Oral and Poster: July 1st

Registration (Reduced Fee):
April 1st – July 10th

Registration (Regular Fee):
From July 11th

X AUSE Conference & V ALBA User´s Meeting 2022​

The 10th AUSE Conference and 5th ALBA User’s Meeting – 2022, jointly organized AUSE (the Spanish Synchrotron User Association), the Spain XFEL hub and ALBA Synchrotron, will be held at the ALBA Synchrotron premises in Cerdanyola del Vallès fom Monday 5th to Thursday 8th of September 2022.

This AUSE conference will become the tenth meeting of a series of biannual meetings that started in Málaga in 2004, followed by San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid, 2005); Jaca (2007); Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona, 2009); Valencia (2011) and which has been carried out in conjunction with the ALBA User’s meeting for four times since ALBA (2013), ALBA (2015), Madrid (2017) and ALBA (2019) being this ALBA User’s meeting the fifth of the series.

Although this scientific conference, foreseen for 2021, has been impacted by the current Covid-19 pandemic, we remain optimistic that in 2022, a full and exciting program can be delivered in a face-to-face conference. The program will be devoted to AUSE activities, Spanish CRG SpLine upgrade and activities, ALBA staff and user’s latest developments, update of the ALBA II process and a special dedicated session to Spanish XFEL HUB activities will be organized this time. The conference is expected to bring together a leading group of around 140 researches, including students, post-docs and other participants. We plan to accommodate some plenary lectures, a significant amount of oral contributions as well as extended poster sessions.

The organisers of the X AUSE Conference and V ALBA User’s Meeting 2022 would like to express their deepest sorrow about the cruel war imposed by Russia in Ukraine. Registrations of members from Russian and Belorussian research institutes will not be accepted.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, you are most welcome to participate in this meeting. Your contribution is essential for the future of the investigation using synchrotron radiation techniques.

Non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy

The organizers are committed to providing an inclusive conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, religion or any other characteristics protected by anti-discrimination laws.

It is the policy of CELLS (Consortium for the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Source) that all participants will conduct themselves in a professional manner. Any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation will not be tolerated.

Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.

If you experience or witness bullying, discrimination, or harassment, you are encouraged to immediately contact any person of the CELLS local organizing committee at the conference site.

CELLS will investigate all incidents reported. This may include speaking with the reporting individual and/or alleged victim, and/or (provided their consent) speaking to potential witnesses and the alleged offender. CELLS may seek other legal or professional advice prior to any follow-up action. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, ejection from the conference without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. In the case of CELLS staff, the corresponding internal protocol will be applied.