8th INTEGRAL Workshop


27 - 30 September 2010                                   

Dublin, Ireland          

Scientific Programme and Aims of the Workshop


The 8th INTEGRAL workshop " THE RESTLESS GAMMA-RAY UNIVERSE " will take place in Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland from 27 to 30 September 2010. The main goal of this workshop is to present and to discuss (via invited and contributed talks and posters) latest results obtained in the field of high energy astrophysics using the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL, as well as results from related observations from other ground- and space-based high energy observatories.

Contributions to the workshop shall cover the following scientific topics:

* X-ray binaries (IGR sources, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)

* Isolated neutron stars (gamma-ray pulsars, magnetars)

* Nucleosynthesis (SNe and SNRs), gamma-ray lines, diffuse line and continuum emission

* Massive black holes in AGNs, elliptical galaxies, nucleus of the Galaxy

* Surveys, source populations and unidentified sources

* Cosmic background radiation

* Gamma-ray bursts

* Coordinated observations with other ground- and space-based observatories (e.g. XMM, Chandra, RXTE, SWIFT, Suzaku, AGILE, FERMI, H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS)

* Science data processing and analysis (posters only)

* Future instruments and missions (posters only)

Workshop web page: 8thintegralworkshop

Workshop email:

The INTEGRAL mission


INTEGRAL is ESA's gamma-ray mission within the `Horizon 2000' long term space-science programme, in collaboration with Russia and NASA. The spacecraft was launched on 17th October 2002 and is currently in its extended science operations phase.

INTEGRAL is dedicated to fine spectroscopy (2 keV FWHM @ 1.3 MeV) and fine imaging (12' FWHM, arcminute source location) of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 15 keV to 10 MeV with concurrent X-ray (3-35 keV) and optical (V, 550 nm) source monitoring.


A large archive with public data exists at the ISDC (Geneva) and at ESA/ESAC (Madrid).

Detailed information about the INTEGRAL observatory can be found at:

Scientific Advisory Committee


Lorraine Hanlon (chair), UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Angela Bazzano  INAF/IASF, Rome, Italy

Tomaso Belloni  INAF, Brera Observatory, Italy 

Søren Brandt, DNSC, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Roland Diehl, MPE, Garching, Germany

Neil Gehrels, NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt Md, USA 

Andrea Goldwurm, SAp-CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Sergei Grebenev, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia

Wim Hermsen, SRON, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ed van den Heuvel, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Peter Kretschmar, ESA-ESAC, Madrid, Spain

Francois Lebrun, SAp-CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Mark Leising, Clemson University, Clemson SC, USA

Miguel Mas-Hesse, INTA, Madrid, Spain

Brian McBreen, UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Giorgio Palumbo, University of Bologna, Italy 

Arvind Parmar, ESA-ESAC, Madrid, Spain

Jacques Paul, SAp-CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 

Konstantin Postnov, Sternberg Astr. Inst., Moscow, Russia

Jean-Pierre Roques, CESR, Toulouse, France

Rashid Sunyaev, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia

Pietro Ubertini, INAF/IASF Rome, Italy 

Roland Walter, Integral Science Data Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Jörn Wilms, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Christoph Winkler, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Local Organizing Committee


Brian McBreen (Chair)

Lorraine Hanlon

John Quinn

Sheila McBreen

Suzanne Foley

Antonio Martin-Carrillo

Catherine Handley

General Information


The 8th INTEGRAL workshop will take place in the historic Dublin castle (http://www.dublincastle. ie/home_no_fla.html), located in the heart of the city of Dublin.

Some general information about Dublin, the weather in September and web links for tourist information can be found at:

Information on workshop registration and hotel reservations, instructions for authors and kits for the preparation of abstracts (including examples) will be made available in early 2010 via the internet pages of the Local Organising Committee (LOC): 8thintegralworkshop

Final details about registration and abstract submission will also be given in the second circular.

The ESA INTEGRAL pages on the internet will also provide access to the latest workshop information: Conferences

All accepted abstracts and the scientific programme will be available on the internet before the workshop.

A registration fee, currently estimated not to exceed 300 Euro,

will be charged to each participant. The conference dinner and an excursion are included in the fee. Students may apply for a reduced fee.


| Preregistration and abstract submission  |              

| must be done by June 2010                     |


The registration and payment deadline is July 2010.

Papers describing instruments, future missions, technology, and data analysis methods can be accepted as posters only.

Workshop Proceedings


All contributions (reviews, invited, contributed oral and posters) will be refereed via the Science Advisory Committee (SAC).

Further information and instructions to authors for the preparation of manuscripts will be provided in due course.

To guarantee publication of a contribution it must have been presented (orally or as a poster) by the lead author or by one of the co-authors during the workshop.

Travel support


As with past INTEGRAL workshops, the organisers will make all efforts to provide some financial support to help participants as needed (e.g. early stage scientists) to attend the workshop.  

Travel support relies solely on very limited funds which may become available through sponsors.

Important dates


- Second circular                                     May 2010

- Pre-registration and abstract deadline          June 2010

- Programme + abstracts on the WWW July 2010

- Registration and payment deadline July 2010

- Hotel booking deadline see second circular

- WORKSHOP                                      27 - 30  Sep 2010

- Papers due                                       November 2010

- Publication of proceedings (on-line) February 2011

The second circular will contain details on

+ travelling to Dublin

+ social events

+ registration fee and methods of payment

+ hotel accommodation

+ abstract preparation and submission

+ poster format

+ paper formats and submission

Contact Addresses


Workshop LOC E-mail:

Workshop page: 8thintegralworkshop

Prof. Lorraine Hanlon

UCD School of Physics

University College Dublin

Dublin 4


Phone: +353-1-7162214


Prof. Brian McBreen

UCD School of Physics

University College Dublin

Dublin 4


Phone: +353-1716 2218


Dr. Christoph Winkler

Research and Scientific Support Department 

Astrophysics Division


Keplerlaan 1

2201 AZ Noordwijk

The Netherlands

Phone: +31-71-565-3591