About LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU)

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), will hold the 31st edition of LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) from 8 to 11 of November, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee will host the second online edition of RAU via Whova platform.

The online meeting aims to gather around 500 researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to perform cutting edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science  Energy, Biotechnology, X-ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, and others. The event will promote the exchange of experiences between users and debates on future facilities, which shall be in operation in the coming years.

RAU is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius – one of the most advanced synchrotron machines in the world. With the commissioning of Sirius, which has its first beamlines in final phase of assembling, the participation of the scientific community becomes essential to describe their needs and expectations for the new source. The RAU meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.

Important Dates

Instructions Date
Open registrations with abstract submissions 26 August
Deadline for abstract submissions 20 September 27 September
Deadline for registrations 30 October 2 November 
Notification of abstract acceptance From 15 October
31st Annual Users’ Meeting From 8 to 11 November, 2021

Invited Speakers

  • Enzo Lombi, University of South Australia
  • Hoi-Ying Holman, Berkeley Synchrotron
  • Manfred Weiss, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
  • Peter Cloetens, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • Simon R Bare, SLAC National Accelerator Lab
  • Thorsten Schmitt, Paul Scherrer Institut

Important Information

  • Language

    • The event official language is English. All information, content and presentations must be performed in this language.
  • Fees

    • Registration for regular participants is free of charge.
  • Selection of Participants

    • Whova’s capacity is 500 participants.
    • In case of registrants exceeding this capacity, participants will be selected based on their curriculum and abstract contribution by the Scientific Committee.
  • Abstract Submission

    • Scientific Committee will evaluate the abstracts, select and assign the format to be presented, either oral communications or poster presentation;
    • The Organization Commttee considers the withdrawal of an abstract, after it has been accepted and advertised, as highly unprofessional (except in special circumstances).
  • Bright Ideas

    • In addition to ongoing research contributions, we are also accepting abstract contributions related to new ideas to be performed at Sirius in the future. This is not a call for proposals, it is just an open window to share with colleagues possible challenging experiments that could eventually be performed at the brazilian synchrotron in the future.
  • Presentation Types

    • Poster presentation: upload a poster video with an overview of your research and attend a live session to interact with visitors.
    • Oral communication: present your reserarch in a live session.
  • Questions

About Whova Platform

Considering the welfare and health of everyone, the 31st RAU is being prepared to be virtually for the second year through a multipurpose and all-in-one platform for online events. Whova app will give us the opportunity to maintain the high standards and years of RAU’s tradition of connecting the synchrotron community. The platform gather around 500 participants, speakers and sponsors which will be able to:

  • Watch live plenary sessions and talks,
  • Attend to oral communications,
  • Navigate through e-poster sessions,
  • Interact freely with each other on live chats and video meetups.
  • Create many networking opportunities!

Also, virtual booths will be available for sponsors to reach out to the community and get in touch with the attendees. All registered participants receives a personal link that gives access to the Whova platform.

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Code of Conduct Policy

All attendees, speakers, and sponsors at 31st online LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at RAU Meeting is the responsibility of all participants.

Our meeting provides a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Participants must agree to be professional and courteous regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, or religion.

It is strictly prohibited any of the following actions on Whova platform during the online conference:

  • Recording, copying, or capturing any conference material presented;
  • Sharing content with nonregistered users;
  • The use of hostile or profane language;
  • Offering or soliciting products or services in the event app, outside of the virtual exhibitor and sponsor areas and from any attendee not designated as companies representatives.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to directly to eventos@cnpem.br or to any RAU staff or organizing committee member. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund or to notifying appropriate authorities. Your co-operation will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everybody.