No two beamlines are alike. Still, a considerable overlap of technical challenges exists among our imaging instruments, and common problems are sometimes adressed in different ways. The knowledge and experience gained from the different approaches (failed or successful) can potentially be of great value to other beamlines. This is why it is worthwhile to have a close exchange about our individual activities. Building on this idea, we would like to invite you to come to Grenoble for the second dedicated "Beamline Jockey Days", hosted by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France. The event is free of charge. The objective of this workshop is to create transparency about how the different beamlines tackle their individual challenges - with tomographic reconstruction software being the main topic. We want to help identify potential areas of common interest, and discuss how we can align our activities around these common topics for a mutual benefit. We want to encourage a fruitful exchange of experience and know-how to help the participants to find ways to make their everyday lives at the beamlines easier. To stimulate a fruitful exchange, we would like the speakers to not feel to have to “show off” their solutions but to present them with a focus on challenges, difficulties and solutions. It goes without saying that, in order for this to happen, the workshop must provide confidentiality which is why presentation slides and discussion notes will only be made available to others upon explicit approval of the individual speakers.
Only oral presentations are accepted. Each talk will be allocated a slot of 30 minutes, but speakers should allow sufficient time for discussions (at least 10 mins). Presentations should be broadly related to this workshop's topic "tomographic reconstruction software" and ideally address related developments and challenges. Remember, this is not a conference but an exchange for experience and solutions . We encourage all speakers to also include a current hot-topic, i.e. the hard nut that you’re trying to crack right now. Up to two presentations can be submitted per facility. Similar to the first BJ day, in preparation for the workshop we ask that every beamline prepares (updated) 3-4 general information slides containing the following information: i) beamline layout and optical scheme and ii) details on key parameters, instrumentation and scientific focus. The organizers will make these slides available to all participants so that the presenters will not have to use much time on general descriptions of their beamlines.