More than 200 particpants presented almost 200 plenary, invited, oral, and poster presentations at the Conference. The organizers thank all the participants who made this Conference a great success. The Program was very well received and the quality of the papers was very high. Participants came from around the world and the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information made the Conference most successful.
The Program Committee deserves special thanks in that they developed a very strong invited program and selected excellent oral and poster presentations. The Program Committee continued to work throughout the Conference judging student poster presentations. Nine students were recognized and selected to give short oral presentations to the entire Conference. Each student was also awarded a membership in the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
The organizers also thank the twenty-two exhibitors and sponsors at the Conference. In particular we thank Agilent Technologies, Horiba Scietific, BioRad Informatics, Thermo Scientific, Unity Scientific, InfraRed Associates, and DeltaNu for sponsorship of some events. The Coblentz Society, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, IR Courses, and Light Light Solutions sponsored different parts of the Conference.
We look forward to the next meeting in Kobe, Japan, 2013.
The International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy brings together scientists from all disciplines of vibrational spectroscopy; mid-infrared, Raman, near-infrared, and terahertz. This dynamic conference is designed to nurture new emerging areas of vibrational spectroscopy by providing scientists and researchers the opportunity to interact with specialists in other disciplines of vibrational spectroscopy and exchange ideas in order to advance the field and improve its impact.
The 2011 conference was held at the Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, California. This facility is about 90 minutes north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County. The venue was selected for the superb facilities at the hotel, and its proximity to San Francisco. Flying time from Asia or over the North Pole from Europe is approximately the same. Hourly shuttle service goes directly to the conference site from San Francisco Airport, and every second hour from Oakland Airport. Participants could also fly to Santa Rosa, which is only about 8 miles (13 km) from the hotel.
A satellite meeting on Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy (2DCOS) preceded ICAVS-6 at the same venue. A separate website is available.