In the course of the ICAVS 8, workshops will be offered by various companies. The workshops will be held on Sunday, July 12th, in the afternoon at the site of the conference. For details and registration for the workshops see below.


Short Course on Hyperspectral Imaging

The course combines theoretical explanations with practical applications. It includes a free, time-limited ImageLab license.
Topics covered by the course:

  • Essentials of data preprocessing
  • Theory behind spectral descriptors
  • Multisensor hyperspectral imaging
  • Hands-on experience with
    • Principal Component Analysis
    • Vertex Component Analysis
    • Cluster Analysis (HCA and kMeans)
    • Classification (PLS/DA)

The course will be held on Sunday, July 12th, 2015, from 02:00 to 06:00 PM.
See the ImageLab Website for more Information and Registration.

Location: Getreidemarkt, Building BA, room 02A


IR & Raman Spectral Identification Workshop

Bio-Rad would like to invite you to attend our workshop at ICAVS. This is a LIVE EVENT being held in Vienna at ICAVS-8 Conference.

  • Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015
  • Length: 1 hour - session is conveniently held just before the Welcome Mixer in the same building. 
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM 
  • Where: Vienna University of Technology, Austria (at ICAVS 8) - Computer Room (Second Floor)
  • Presenter: Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D. - General Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Description: This live workshop introduces the latest technology for identifying unknown IR and Raman spectra and the advantages it has over traditional tools like spectral search software and other spectral analysis tools. Real spectral samples including complex mixtures will be used during the webinar to demonstrate the technology. 

After a brief presentation, attendees can try the software - using their own spectra or those provided by Bio-Rad.

Follow this link for the Registration.

Location: Freihaus, Computer room


Workshop on correlative near-field vibrational imaging with <20nm resolution

The workshop will introduce Bruker’s Inspire platform that enables imaging of chemical, mechanical and electrical properties with <20nm spatial resolution. We will discuss the technique that is based on a scattering near-field optical microscope, show examples and explain the complete workflow for acquiring these novel, high-resolution correlated data. An interactive demonstration experiment will be performed on the instrument.

The course will be held on Sunday, July 12th, 2015, from 02:00 to 06:00 PM.

Follow this link for the registration, if you have any question, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Getreidemarkt, Building BA, room 02C


Real-Time Chemical Imaging with Spero, the World's First Laser-Based IR Microscope

Join the Daylight Solutions team to see how you can use the game-changing real-time discrete frequency imaging capabilities of Spero for rapid chemical identification of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and materials research samples.  The workshop will include a live demo of the Spero microscope and will cover:

  • Hardware overview
  • Introduction to ChemVision control software
  • Live imaging demo
  • Discrete frequency imaging demo
  • Data collection workflow
  • Data visualization and analysis workflow
  • Sample images and spectra from various applications

The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 12th, from 03:00 to 04:30 PM.

See the Spero website for more information and click here to Register.

Location: Freihaus, lecture hall 2


3D Confocal Raman Imaging - Fundamental Trends and State of the Art Applications

We are pleased to invite you to a WITec workshop on latest advancements in 3D Confocal Raman Imaging.

Attendees of this workshop that's taking place in the course of the ICAVS-8 will be informed about our new technical developments in automated Raman Imaging, correlative RISE (Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron) microscopy and advanced data evaluation of hyperspectral 3D imaging datasets. These talks are given by WITec's staff. An external speaker will report on the current status of Raman Imaging.

The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 12th, from 03:00 to 05:00 PM.

For further details and registration follow this link.

Location: Freihaus, lecture hall 4


Infrared and Raman tools for measurement of chemical and physical properties - Seeing is believing!

Detailed theoretical and practical knowledge on IR and Raman Spectroscopy is conveyed in our workshop during ICAVS 8, enabling you to conduct qualified measurements and to interpret measuring data. This workshop will benefit beginners, intermediate or professional IR and Raman Spectroscopy users in research and development, or quality control.


  • Short theory of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy
    • Step scan and its applications
    • Surface analysis, Grazing Angle ATR , PEM –IRRAS
    • Optical measurements, measurement of indexes, emissivity
  • Raman spectroscopy
    • New technologies for Raman Imaging
    • AFM and Raman coupling, TERS
  • Hands on Session

The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at the conference venue (Freihaus building of the TU Wien, Lecture Hall HS 3).
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Register here.

Location: Freihaus, lecture hall 3


Latest Developments in FTIR Imaging: Resolution for Every Application

Agilent Technologies invites you to a workshop focusing on FTIR Imaging, to be held on Sunday July 12th 2015, from 14.00 to 17.00 in Room HS7 (2nd floor).

 The workshop will consist of presentations by leading academics in FTIR chemical imaging to demonstrate our world-leading imaging systems.

>Check out the complete program here.
>Follow this link to register now!

Location: Freihaus, lecture hall 7