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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!: SAS 2024 will take place Nov 3-8, 2024 in Taipei Taiwan.

The 25th canSAS anniversary workshop, canSAS-XIII, was held in Grenoble on October 16-18, 2023

An interim workshop canSAS-XII was held (in hybrid mode) as a satellite workshop to the Small-Angle Scattering (SAS2022) held in Campenas, Brazil on Monday 12th September 2022 (6-8 pm).

NOTE: As of November 29, 2021, the canSAS wiki has been moved to a new server with a secure certificate (https compatible). In the process, the mediawiki version it is built on was upgraded from 1.18 (last installed ~2012) to the latest LTS version 1.35. Should you see anything missing or broken, please contact Paul Butler at

A workshop on advanced resolution (initially envisaged by TOF SANS working group) was held virtually on March 25 and 25, 2021.

A full workshop, canSAS-XI was held 8 to 10 July 2019 in Freising Germany.

An interim workshop, canSAS-X was held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Peninsula Room C, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan, USA, just before SAS2018.

The canSAS-IX workshop was held in Northern California on June 5-7 2017 hosted jointly by SSRL and ALS.

The NXcanSAS multi-dimensional (nD) standard was released 2017-01-17.

The canSAS VIII meeting was held in Japan on April 14-16, 2015.

The outcomes of recent canSAS work was presented to the community at a special session on 20 November at the SAS-2012 conference in Sydney, Australia (18 to 23 November 2012). Presentations from this session and other canSAS work are reported on a separate page: canSAS_at_the_SAS-2012_Conference.

There has been a working meeting in Uppsala, Sweden from 28 to 31 July 2012 : canSAS 2012.

The canSAS web site has moved to a new domain: [] - Welcome to our new home! If you spot any broken links or strange behavior, email Andrew (andrew dot jackson at esss dot se).

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