Joint Meeting

5 - 9 August 2019

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL, USA

25th International Congress on X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis

68th Annual Denver X-ray Conference


25th International Congress on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis

5 - 9 August 2019 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL, USA

Join us to exchange latest research on novel groundbreaking synchrotron and laboratory X-ray spectrometry developments! The ICXOM-25, dedicated to developments in Synchrotron instrumentation and micro- and nano-analysis will be held together with the DXC specialized on newest developments and innovation in laboratory XRD and XRF in Lombard, Illinois.

Joint DXC-IXCOM edition. The 25th edition of ICXOM is being organized together and in the same venue as the 68th Edition of the Denver X-ray Conference (DXC), i.e. the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Chicago, IL. A salient feature of DXC is that it includes the largest and most diverse exhibition of X-ray instrumentation, not only of standalone systems but also of components such as X-ray detectors, optics and sources for performing X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction and other forms of X-ray analysis and X-ray imaging.

Throughout the week, ICXOM delegates will be able to attend all ICXOM and DXC sessions and activities, including the DXC tutorial and scientific sessions, the DXC vendor exhibition and the joint DXC-ICXOM poster sessions.

Together and apart. DXC is a 5-day (Mon-Fri) conference, but its scientific sessions only start on Wednesday, while Monday and Tuesday are traditionally devoted to tutorial lectures on various X-ray related topics. Parallel to the DXC activities, and equally traditional, the ICXOM scientific sessions will start on Monday morning with an opening session on X-ray optics and a session on Detector developments in the afternoon.

APS Visit. Since the conference venue in Lombard, IL is in the immediate vicinity of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), ICXOM-25 comprises a full-day visit of the APS/ANL on Tuesday 6 August, including a scientific session on new developments of X-ray nanoprobes (morning), lunch (APS canteen) and a visit to selected APS beamlines (after lunch). Bus transfer is foreseen between the Westin Lombard and APS.

Joint plenary session. On Wednesday 7 August, ICXOM and DXC will have a joint session focused on New Approaches in Imaging, which will also serve as the plenary opening session of DXC. The more specialized ICXOM sessions on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday will blend in seamlessly with other specialized DXC sessions.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Ursula Fittschen, (Clausthal University of Technology, DE)
  • Gerald Falkenberg (ICXOM22, 2013 Hamburg) (DESY, Hamburg, D)
  • Koen Janssens, (ICXOM15, 1998, Antwerp) (University of Antwerp, B)
  • Stefan Vogt, (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, US)
  • Christian Stoltenberg, (Clausthal University of Technology, DE)
  • Denise Zulli, (International Centre for Diffraction Data, US)

International Scientific and Advisory Committee

  • Koen Janssens, chair (ICXOM15, 1998, Antwerp) (University of Antwerp, B)
  • Peter Wobrauschek (ICXOM16, 2001, Vienna) (TUWien, A)
  • Alexandre Simionovici (ICXOM17, 2003, Chamonix) (U. Grenoble, F)
  • Sultan Dabagov (ICXOM18, 2005, Frascati) (LNFN, Frascati, I)
  • Shinjiro Hayakawa (ICXOM19, 2007, Kyoto) (University of Hiroshima, J)
  • Melissa Denecke (ICXOM20, 2009, Karlsruhe, D) (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
  • Carlos A. P√©rez (ICXOM21, 2011 Campinas) (LNLS, Campinas, Br)
  • Gerald Falkenberg (ICXOM22, 2013 Hamburg) (DESY, Hamburg, D)
  • Juergen Thieme (ICXOM23, 2015 Brookhaven) (BNL, NY, USA)
  • Alessandra Gianoncelli (ICXOM24, 2017, Trieste) (ELETTRA, Trieste, I)

Previous Conferences

  • Sept. 2017, Trieste,Italy | ICXOM24
  • Sept. 2015, Brookhaven, NY, USA | ICXOM23
  • Sept. 2013, Hamburg, Germany | ICXOM22
  • Sept. 2011, Campinas, Brazil | ICXOM21


For the Program please visit the Denver X-ray Conference Website


Since this ICXOM conference will be held together with Denver X-ray conference, please use the DXC webpage to register.

Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Deadline 15 March 2019
Pre-registration Discount Deadline 1 July 2019
Submission of Manuscripts Deadline 20 September 2019
Student Room Application Deadline 20 June 2019
Westin Group Reate Deadline 10 July 2019


The proceedings will be published in Powder Diffraction Journal in a special issue.