27-28 June 2019
Europe/Nicosia timezone

A new beamline is being designed for SESAME synchrotron (www.sesame.org.jo), enabling research using tomography from 2022 onwards. This workshop focuses on exploring various application domains of high-resolution synchrotron radiation (SR) tomography, and in specific, applications relevant to the SESAME region (Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Palestine). The tomography beamline will be designed, constructed, and commissioned by the EU H2020 funded project BEATS (Beamline for Tomography at SESAME; [https://beats.esrf.fr/]). A number of clear application domains in the SESAME region have already been identified, including (1) Archaeology and Cultural Heritage; (2) Health and Biomedicine; (3) Geology; and (4) Materials and Nano Science, and Engineering. The workshop is open for participation by all researchers and interested parties across academic disciplines, industry, governmental services, and other interested parties, regardless of domain, as any area with material samples can benefit from the application of high-resolution tomography to specific problems or research questions. Invited presentations lay the ground for discussions on applications, and how these may feed into the design of the tomography beamline, the first in the region. Talks will cover the following topics: Status of SESAME, BEATS layout and plans, applications of tomography in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and Paleontology, in Health and Biomedical research, in Geology, in Chemical and Industrial Engineering, in fuel cells and battery research, and in Materials and Nano Science, as well as the role of managing big data. Invited speakers include: Giorgio Paolucci (SESAME), Marco Stampanoni (PSI), Alexander Rack (ESRF), Kirsi O. Lorentz (CyI), Paul Tafforeau (ESRF), Mirjam van Daalen (PSI) and others. Further presentations (podium and/or poster) are accepted via submission of an abstract (max 300 words) via this web page (https://indico.esrf.fr/indico/event/28). The workshop will take place 27-28 June 2019 (from lunch to lunch) at the Cyprus Institute (www.cyi.ac.cy) in Nicosia, Cyprus. There are no workshop fees (participation in the workshop is free of charge).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26/04/2019

Deadline for registration: 26/05/2019

Starts 27 Jun 2019 17:30
Ends 28 Jun 2019 17:00

Workshop schedule shifted: The workshop will start on 27/06/2019 at 17:30 and end on 28/06/2019 at 18:00.



Each participant/institution is responsible for their own flight, accommodation and subsistence costs, unless otherwise advised. Coffee breaks are offered by the workshop for all participants. Further information is available at [https://beats.esrf.fr/] and via email (sciencecaseBEATS@cyi.ac.cy; k.lorentz@cyi.ac.cy).

Anyone requiring visa letter: Don't hesitate to contact sciencecaseBEATS@cyi.ac.cy for assistance (invitation letters, the like...).

While the deadline for submission of abstracts (originally set in order to be able to obtain visa in time) has gone, submission of abstracts via EMail to sciencecaseBEATS@cyi.ac.cy is still possible for latecomers until 26. May 2019.

BEATS workshop Practical Information

Arrival from and to Larnaca or Paphos Airport

Upon your arrival at the Larnaca airport, you will find buses from the airport going to Nicosia and vice versa. Kindly visit the following site:


and you will find full details - i.e. timetable etc. The ticket of the bus is EUR 8 and goes directly to Nicosia, stopping at 'Kapnos Station'. From here, the Cyprus Institute (Athalassa Campus) is reachable by foot (15 min walk). Otherwise, taxis are available from there, to either go to The Cyprus Institute or to your hotel, depending on the time of your arrival.

Complimentary Bus to BEATS workshop venue and back

Every morning and evening BEATS will provide a bus service from and to the workshop. The bus will have the sign “BEATS workshop, CyI” on the front. The bus will be waiting for you in front of the Nicosia central “Post office” (please see attached map). The post office is near the recommended hotels, and then go towards The Cyprus Institute.

You can ask at the reception desk of your hotel for directions of how to get to the Post-office.

We have arranged a special rate at hotel Semeli. Please contact them to reserve your room. Please do not forget to mention “The Cyprus Institute’s” name for the special rate. Other recommended hotels are ‘Sky Hotel’ (in front of post office) and Cleopatra Hotel. Details attached.

Semeli Hotel
10, Petraki Yiallourou Street, Nicosia 1077, Cyprus

Tel:  +357 22452121, Fax: +357 22670200

Email: groupsandevents@semelihotel.com.cy

Web: www.semelihotel.com.cy       


Please be informed that IF you miss the bus, then you can call a taxi, but the cost will not be covered by the BEATS project. Recommended taxi company: "PANAGOS LTD"

Contact person: Pavlos Panagos

Tel: 22730999 (to be used from 9:00-17:00)

Tel: 22513000 (24/7 and for urgent requests)

Email: panagosltd@cytanet.com.cy or pavlospanagos@hotmail.com


The workshop will take place at The Cyprus Institute Guy Ourisson Building (GOB) at Athalassa Campus, 1st floor seminar room. For the opening ceremony will be in the NTL building events room.

The address is:

20 Constantinou Kavafi Street

Nicosia 2121, Cyprus

Tel. +357 22208600


***The coffee/lunch breaks will take place in the same building***

For any clarification you may need, please feel free to contact sciencecaseBEATS@cyi.ac.cy

We look forward to welcoming you to Cyprus soon