Dedicated to the International Year of Crystallography promoted in the year 2014 by the United Nations

13-15 of October 2014, Ekaterinburg

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Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry
 « July 2020 » 
15 April 2014 — 15 October 2014
Important Dates
from 15 Apr 2014 till 15 Aug 2014
Abstract submission
from 15 Apr 2014 till 15 Aug 2014
Notification of acceptance
from 15 Apr 2014 till 15 Aug 2014
Arrival and departure
from 12 Oct 2014 till 15 Oct 2014


PLEASE NOTE! Registration and abstract submission is now closed.

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Dear Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to attend the XVIII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY, X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES OF MINERALS to be held on October 13-15, 2014 in Ekaterinburg in the Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


The conference is organized by the Commission on Crystal chemistry, X-ray diffraction and Spectroscopic Studies of Minerals of the Russian Mineralogical Society, the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, St. Petersburg State University and Ural Federal University.

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Organizing Committee



S.L. Votyakov (Ekaterinburg), 

V.S. Urusov (Moscow), 
S.K. Filatov (St. Petersburg), 
S.V. Krivovichev (St. Petersburg) 
Daria V. Kiseleva (Ekaterinburg), 
Maria G. Krzhizhanovskaya (St. Petersburg) 
E.V. Antipov (Moscow) 
L.A. Aslanov (Moscow) 
A.I. Bakhtin (Kazan’) 
S.V. Borisov (Novosibirsk) 
R.S. Bubnova (St. Petersburg) 
P.C. Burns (Notre Dame, USA) 
E.V. Chuprunov (Nizhniy Novgorod) 
W. Depmeier (Kiel, Germany) 
E. Tillmans (Vienna, Austria) 
G. Ferraris (Turin, Italy) 
O.V. Frank-Kamenetskaya (St. Petersburg) 
V.S. Fundamensky (St. Petersburg) 
F. Hatert (Liege, Belgium) 
N.R. Khisina (Moscow) 
S.D. Kirik (Krasnoyarsk) 
E.N. Kotelnikova (St. Petersburg) 
V.G. Krivovichev (St. Petersburg) 
G.A. Krinary (Kazan’) 
V.A. Liopo (Grodno, Belarus) 
G.N. Lysuk (Syktyvkar) 
Yu.B. Marin (St. Petersburg) 
V.N. Morozov (Kazan’) 
P. Paufler (Dresden, Germany) 
D.Yu. Pushcharovsky (Moscow) 
Yu.V. Shchapova (Ekaterinburg) 

E.P. Solotchina (Novosibirsk)
M.N. Taran (Kiev, Ukraine) 
S.G. Titova (Ekaterinburg) 
S.V. Tzybulya (Novosibirsk) 

O.V. Yakubovich (Moscow)
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Planned sessions


1.General crystal chemistry of minerals and inorganic compounds

2.Structure – property relationships

3.X-ray diffraction studies and structural typomorphism of minerals (dedicated to 100th anniversary of Professor V.A. Frank-Kamenetskiy)

4.Spectroscopic studies of minerals

5.High-temperature and high-pressure diffraction studies

6.X-ray diffraction studies of bio-minerals and technogenic products

7.Nano-minerals and methods of their studies


Forms of participation:


Plenary lectures of invited speakers (40 min),

Oral presentations (15 min),

Poster presentations.


Official languages - English and Russian.

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Abstract Submission


Abstracts should be uploaded on-line or sent to xrds18@mail.ru not later than 15th August 2014.


Format: text in camera ready form should be prepared in MS WORD - *.rtf (preferably) or *.doc;

The size of abstracts: up to three pages A4 (including tables, figures and references)

Margins: 2 cm (left and right, top and bottom)

Font: Times New Roman 12 pt

Interval between lines: Single

No Hyphenations

The sample of abstract


J. Smith1, W. White1, I. Ivanov2

1 Oxford University, UK, e-mail

2 Moscow State University, Russia, e-mail

The title should be typed in bold capitals and centered. The initials and surnames of the authors are typed by the italics bold lower-case and centered (10 pt). The presenting author is underlined. The city, institution and e-mail address of the author(s) should be typed by the lower-case font (10 pt).

Then leave one line blank.

The text is typed in normal 12 pt Times New Roman.

References in the text are indicated by numbers in square brackets.

List of references (if necessary) follows the text after the blank line.


[1] J. Smith, Solid State Chem. 00 (0000) 000-000

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On-line Registration


To register on-line please use "Registration" line in the upper left menu. After filling the registration form, your data will be saved in a system and you will be able to log in and log out to your account using your login and password. 


If you have any problems with on-line registration, please feel free to send filled registration form and abstract to Daria Kiseleva  xrds18@mail.ru.

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Registration Fees


The registration fee is 100 USD for regular participant, 50 USD for students, young scientists under 35 and accompanying persons.


Partial financial support is planned for students and young scientists under 35.

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Scientific sessions will be hosted in Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Urals Branch of RAS www.igg.uran.ru (Ekaterinburg, Pochtovy per, 7, Conference Hall).  

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Accommodation will be arranged in Ekaterinburg hotels of various price levels. For students and young scientists a hostel type of accommodation is also available.

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15 April 2014 – On-line registration and abstract submission begins along with application for grants for young scientists.


15 August 2014 – abstract submission deadline.


1 September 2014 – hotel booking deadline.


12 October 2014 – participants’ arrival and on-site registration.

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Conference is dedicated to the International Year of Crystallography promoted in the year 2014 by the UN http://www.iycr2014.org/


European Crystallographic Association and International Center for Diffraction Data are pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants for young scientists (under 35 years). The application along with abstract should be sent by 15 August 2014  to xrds18@mail.ru; students and post-graduate students should include a CV and Superviser's recommendation.









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About Ekaterinburg


Тourist information service  its.ekburg.ru/en/

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Social Program


City tours around Ekaterinburg and museum tours (including Mineralogy Museum of the Ural State Mining University, Lapidary Art Museum and the Pelepenko Museum of Mineralogy) will be organized.

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Visa Support


Foreign participants of the Conference have to obtain a visa to enter the Russian Federation. Participants are responsible for completing all legal formalities regarding their visa prior to entering the Russian Federation. Each person will have to apply for visa himself/herself in his/her home country.


Only several countries have visa-free arrangements for entering Russia, so all participants should check with their Russian Embassy as soon as possible to determine which documents will be required. Please note that in some cases the Russian Federation has special agreements with other countries that provide easier way for scientists, sportsmen, and artists to obtain a visa. The Organizing Committee will be pleased to arrange an official invitation for Humanitarian visa as soon as your payment is received.




Type of visa - Humanitarian

Object of journey –  scientific-technical communications

Russian organization to be visited – Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Urals Branch of RAS

Address - Pochtovy, 7, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620075

Individual taxpayer number (TIN) - 6660002943


All foreign citizens arriving in Russia have to complete a migration card while passing through customs. Migration card will be given to foreigners before crossing the boarder (in airplane, train etc). Please, fill it in carefully and keep safe until you leave the country.


The Russian law requires foreign nationals staying more than 3 days on the territory of the Russian Federation to register within the first 3 working days after crossing the border. Your hotel takes all responsibilities for the registration.


If you have any questions or need our assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at xrds18@mail.ru

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Please send the preliminary applications (family name, first name, affiliation, e-mail, preliminary session number and presentation type (oral or poster)) to Daria Kiseleva (xrds18@mail.ru).

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