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  • Letter of Abstract Acceptance 7 June, 10 June, 2016
  • Schedule and Conference Programme 20 June, 30 June, 2016
  • Accommodation deadline 31 August, 2016


Rainer Abart, Wilhelm Heinrich and Encarnación Ruiz Agudo (contact:

Advances in analytical techniques allow for retrieving chemical and isotopic composition, crystallographic orientation, and lattice strain at unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution. Time series experiments and in-situ observation using atomic force microscopy, X-ray, synchrotron or spectroscopic methods allow for quantifying reaction rates in the laboratory. Through this new insights into the processes underlying mineral reactions are generated, and kinetic models are continuously refined. This is crucial for reading the petrogenetic information engraved in the mineralogical, microstructural and textural record of rocks.. We invite researchers concerned with mineral reaction in all geological environments, including high temperature magmatic and metamorphic systems as well as the water-mineral interface at hydrothermal and ambient conditions. Contributions dealing with natural and synthetic materials as well as theoretical studies including both macroscopic and atomistic approaches are welcome.

Food for good

food for good

As of 2015, Palacongressi di Rimini offers its clients the opportunity to recover leftover food from their events and donate it to charities . Palacongressi endorses Food For Good - from meeting to solidarity, an initiative born out of a collaboration between Federcongressi, Food Bank and Equoevento. Every year in Italy, over 6 tons of food go to waste; at the same time, there are 10 million people living in poverty, 6.3 of which in conditions of absolute poverty, including 1 million children between the ages of 0-5 years. The contribution of organisers and exhibitors at the Palacongressi is therefore of major importance: with no additional costs and in agreement with Summertrade chefs, the catering company of the Rimini Fiera Group and official partner of the Palacongressi, menus are planned which are suitable both for the guests' needs and for the conservation and transport of any leftovers, resulting in a worthy act of social responsibility for the local area. The results and the feedback we have had in the first months of the project speak for themselves. Contact our staff for more information: always ready to help guide your choice.  The association chosen by Palacongressi is Opera Sant'Antonio di Rimini, a group of volunteers that manages the city's soup kitchen.

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