ECNS2011, the 5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 17th to 22th July 2011. This meeting is organized on behalf of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague and the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

ECNS-2011 continues the successful series of meetings that have been held in:

Neutron scattering brings together many scientific disciplines. In the tradition of these ECNS conferences all aspects of the technique and the application of neutron scattering will be discussed. The topics to be covered by ECNS2011 include:

Cultural Heritage

The conference is planned for broad participation: users of neutron techniques and developers of neutron instruments and facilities will both be strongly represented. Potential and new users of neutrons can learn about techniques and facilities while established users can hear about new applications.


Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

International four-star hotel Clarion Congress Hotel Prague is a state-of-the-art congress center providing high quality services for hosting variety of events.

The hotel has an extensive conference spaces with the capacity for up to 2,500 persons. All 27 halls and meeting rooms, covering total area of 4,000 m2, are equipped with the most modern technology, offering to organizers high quality facilities for hosting all types of events and activities. It is possible to rent rooms and conference spaces of different sizes, from the Conference Suites suitable for private meetings, through restaurants, staterooms, lounges and halls, to the Congress Hall with a capacity of 1,500. delegates in theatre set up. The variable character of the rooms and an 8 metres high mobile ceiling make it possible to adjust the hall to the size and character of the event, including television broadcasts. There is also an opportunity to set a car in the congress centre. The contiguous spacious foyer (1 300 m2) is perfect for exhibitions and additional programmes.


The Mother of Towns”, “The Golden City“, or “The City of a Hundred Spires“, these are just a few of the many attributes that the Czech metropolis nestling above the river Vltava has earned for itself. Prague as a major destination of visitors arriving in the Czech Republic, with its appeal of architectural monuments of all styles, the traditional hospitality of its people and the excellent beer served by Czech pubs, as well as the remarkable mix of Czech, German and Jewish cultures, is considered one of the most beautiful cities, and not just in Europe.

The area on which Prague was founded was settled as early as the Paleolithic age. Around 200 BC the Celts had a settlement in the south, called Závist, but later they were replaced by the Marcomanni, a Germanic people and later by the West Slavic people. According to legends, Prague was founded by Libuše and her husband, Přemysl, founder of the dynasty of the same name. Whether this legend is true or not, Prague's first nucleus was a castle on a hill commanding the left (western) bank of Vltava: this is known as Prague Castle, to differentiate from another castle, which was later, in the latter part of the 9th century erected on the opposite right (eastern) bank the Přemyslid fort Vyšehrad, which is now wrongly considered as the oldest one.prague-city-breaks-5

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of Europe's (and the world's) most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.

Invited Speakers

| -------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------ | | 1/   Fundamental/Nuclear Physics | A. Zeilinger (Vienna, A) | | 2/   Sources | C. Carlile (ESSS, S) | | 3/   Magnetism | S. Bramwell (London, UK) | | 4/   Superconductivity | S. Hayden (Bristol, UK) | | 5/   Chemistry/Environment | H. Jobic (Lyon, F) | | 6/   Membranes/Interfaces | R. V.Klitzing (Berlin, D) | | 7/   Biology | T. Forsyth (profesor Keele University,UK, a ILL) | | 8/   Engineering/Technology | M. Daymond (Kingston, CDN) | | 9/   Neutron imaging | E. Lehmann (Villigen, PSI) | | 10/ Lewi-Bertaut prize | prize winner |


After filling and submitting the Personal data form you will receive the password by e-mail. Upon receipt of the registration form and the payment, a Letter of Confirmation will be sent to the participants. Please present the Letter of Confirmation at the Registration Desk at the Conference venue to pick up your materials.

Early registration fees will only be confirmed if the registration form and the payment are received by the Conference Secretariat on 30th April 2011 at the latest.

On-line registration will be closed on 10 July 2011. You will have the possibility to register in the Conference venue. The on-site registration will be available from 17 July 2011 All participants will receive the Letter of Confirmation via e-mail or fax after the submission of their registration form within three days.

Abstract Submission

All abstracts sent after 28th February will be taken as posters, post-deadline abstracts. Your post-deadline abstracts send to administrator by e-mail: . The text of abstract should not exceed roughly 1900 characters (depending on additional space needed for the author names and affiliations), including spaces. Abstract does not contain images.

Conference Proceedings

All the information concerning proceeding submission can be found below.

Additionally we note that there are no strict rules concerning the paper length.

The proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by IOP Publishing. JPCS is open access (free to read online), fully citable and receives a more than 2 million full-text article downloads per year, ensuring your paper reaches the widest possible audience. JPCS proceedings are abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex, Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index) and Inspec – among others – with citations also being tracked online by IOP Publishing’s Citing Articles facility.

Important, please read before you submit a paper PUBLICATION LICENCE FOR OPEN ACCESS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS. For papers published in our open access proceedings titles IOP Publishing no longer requires authors to sign and submit copyright forms. Please note that our regular journals are unaffected by this change. For our open access proceedings titles (including JPCS) copyright transfer forms are being replaced by a publishing licence under which authors retain their copyright and no longer need to sign and submit any forms. Any author who wishes to publish in one of these titles must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication in one of these titles it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence.

The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Preparing your paper
JPCS has a PDF-only workflow and uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Consequently, you only need to submit a PDF file of your paper, prepared to the JPCS specification. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. Instructions on preparing your paper, together with Microsoft Word and LaTeX2e templates, can be downloaded from the JPCS Guidelines for Authors web page.

You can upload the following items as part of your submission:

How to submit online
You should submit your paper online using the ECNS 2011 Editorial Manager™ conference submission and peer review system. The ECNS submission site is now live at Please note that the submission deadline is June 1.

Registering with Editorial Manager
Before you can submit your paper, you will need to register, a process that takes just a few minutes. Once registered you will receive an e-mail with your username and password. You can then login as an Author.

Once you have submitted your PDF, Editorial Manager will process a COPY of it to prepare a form suitable for peer review so you will also receive an e-mail asking you to approve the processed COPY of your PDF. You must check this COPY before your paper can be forwarded to the proceedings editors for peer review.

Please do not submit multiple versions of your paper
Authors are kindly asked not to submit multiple versions of the same paper. Duplicate papers and multiple versions cause considerable extra administrative work for the proceedings editors who may have many hundreds of papers to review. Your cooperation is much appreciated, thank you.

If you need to upload a corrected/amended version of your paper

If you need to make a change to your paper that has not been requested by the proceedings editors, you will need to login and send an e-mail to the editors asking them to approve the proposed changes to your paper. The editors will consider your request and may ask you to revise your original paper. Please take a couple of minutes read these brief notes. which explain how to e-mail the editors to make a request to amend your paper.

Submission site enquiries
Technical enquiries concerning submission of your papers to the Editorial Manager™ website should be directed to: Sarah Toms
Conference Publishing Coordinator, Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Paper formatting enquiries
Technical enquiries concerning preparing papers for Journal of Physics: Conference Series should be directed to: Jacky Mucklow
Production Editor, Journal of Physics: Conference Series