27th-30th September 2010

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Important dates:

- Second circular and registration open

- Abstract deadline

- Programme + abstracts on the webpage

- Registration and payment deadline

- Guaranteed hotel rooms expire


- Papers due 

  1. -Publication of proceedings (on-line)

01 Jun 2010

30 Jun 2010

16 Aug 2010

26 Aug 2010

31 Aug 2010

27 - 30 Sep. 2010

30 Nov 2010

Mar 2011

  1. We are preparing a "0.1-10 MeV astronomy" response for ESA's CVII call (working title "DUAL") and would like to invite you to participate in a one-day meeting at University College Dublin, 1 October 2010. More details can be found here.

  1. Due to the release of the NASA draft call for Explorer missions and the expected ESA Cosmic Visions call, we are now accepting abstracts for talks as well as posters on Future Missions.



         Extended early registration deadline:  26th August 2010

               Preliminary scientific programme now available


                                "The Restless Gamma-Ray Universe"  


                                          8th INTEGRAL Workshop            

                                         27th - 30th September 2010          

                                        Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland       



Scientific Programme

The main goal of the 8th INTEGRAL workshop is to present and discuss scientific results across the full range of INTEGRAL and related science.

Presentations will take the form of invited talks, contributed talks and posters.

Contributions covering the following scientific topics are solicited:

* X-ray binaries (IGR sources, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)

* Isolated neutron stars (gamma-ray pulsars, magnetars)

* Nucleosynthesis (SNe and SNRs), gamma-ray lines, diffuse line  and continuum emission

* Massive black holes in AGNs, elliptical galaxies, nucleus of the Galaxy

* Surveys, source populations and unidentified sources

* Cosmic background radiation

* Gamma-ray bursts

* Coordinated observations with other ground- and space-based observatories

* Science data processing and analysis (posters only)

* Future instruments and missions

In addition to the contributed papers, the following invited speakers will review selected topics of particular relevance for INTEGRAL:

  1. Nucleosynthesis and gamma-ray lines - Nicolas Prantzos

  2. X-ray binaries - Ed van den Heuvel 

  3. GRBs & Magnetars - Sandro Mereghetti 

  4. Galactic diffuse continuum emission and point sources of the Galactic ridge - Lauren Bouchet

  5. High energy sources above 10 MeV - Felix Aharonian

  6. Gamma-ray Polarisation - Tony Dean


Registration is available on-line through the conference website. 

A registration fee of 290 Euro will be charged to each participant, except students for whom the fee is 190 Euro. There is very limited financial support available in special cases. 

The early registration and payment deadline has been extended to 26thAugust 2010.


After this deadline the registration fee will be 350 Euro.

Hotel booking

The website contains a list of accommodation options in different price ranges near the conference venue.  See Accommodation for more details.


Jury’s Inn Christchurch have reserved a number of rooms until August 31st for conference delegates at a rate of €95 (single), €105 (double) B&B. Details of how to reserve a room are on the website, along with the booking form. Note: There is no guarantee that this is the best price that will be available in that hotel during the conference – please make sure you shop around on-line!



The 8th INTEGRAL workshop will take place in the historic Dublin castle, located in the heart of the city of Dublin.

Some general information about Dublin, the weather in September and web links for tourist information can be found at: http://www.visitdublin.com/



Social Programme


The registration fee includes the conference dinner which will take place on Tuesday, 28th September in the State Apartments, St. Patrick’s Hall in Dublin Castle. This is the grandest room of the State Apartments and contains one of the most important decorative interiors in Ireland. Formerly the ballroom of the Lord Lieutenant's administration, today the room is used for presidential inaugurations (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Castle for more information). Places at the dinner are limited to 200.


The registration fee also includes an excursion on the afternoon of Wednesday, 29th September. There are 3 options: a trip to the megalithic UNESCO world heritage sites at Newgrange (48 places) or Knowth (48 places) or a Dublin coastal tour.


Regarding the excursions to Newgrange and Knowth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowth), please note that BOTH excursions include a visit to the Bru na Boinne Visitor's centre, which interprets the Neolithic monuments in the Boyne Valley. The Centre includes a full-size replica of the Newgrange passage tomb. See this link for more information.

The Visitor's Centre plus guided tour of the site (either Newgrange or Knowth) takes about 2 hours.


On Monday evening there will be a Welcome reception in Dublin Castle, followed by a graduate student Dublin pub crawl, led by knowledgeable locals.


A public lecture by Prof. David Southwood, Director of the ESA Science Programme, will take place in Dublin Castle on the evening of  Wednesday, September 29th.


There will be prizes for the best student posters at the conference.

Workshop Proceedings

All contributions (invited, contributed oral and posters) will be refereed via the Science Advisory Committee (SAC).

All accepted contributions are planned to be published in Proceedings of Science (http://pos.sissa.it)

Further information and instructions to authors for the preparation of manuscripts will be provided in due course.

A minimum requirement for the publication of a contribution is that it must have been presented (orally or as a poster) by the lead author, or one of the co-authors, during the workshop.


The workshop is being jointly sponsored by: 

  1. The European Space Agency (http://www.esa.int)

  2. University College Dublin (http://www.ucd.ie)

Other sponsors:

  1. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (http://www.entemp.ie/)

  2. Enterprise Ireland (http://www.enterprise-ireland.com)

  3. IASF-Rome (http://www.iasf-roma.inaf.it/indexen.htm)


         8th INTEGRAL Workshop

“The Restless Gamma-ray Universe”

Last Modified: Wed, Sept 29, 2010

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