Submissions for the Virtual Special Issue dedicated to the XII LIBS in Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy will be open from 14th of November to the 31st of December 2022.

Please note that the papers of the above mentioned VSI are processed and indexed as regular papers.

When preparing your submission follow the guidelines for the authors at the following link:

LIBS2022 Partecipants

LIBS2022 Partecipants

Local Organizing Committe

Local Organizing Committe

LIBS 2022 Youtube Channel

Main Page YT


Dear Colleague

The abstract submission for the oral presentation program is closed, but it is still possible the participation to the conference with the online subscription and with on-demand contribution.

The online subscription includes the streaming participation to the conference and the possibility of uploading your technical contribution according to the guidelines that will be sent by email after the registration.

In order to give a wide visibility, your uploaded presentation will be available on the website of XII LIBS to all the participants until December.

You can see the cost of the fee below in the website. The absolute deadline for on-demand contribution is 20th of August.

There is available a number of grants for free online subscription especially dedicated, but absolutely not restricted, to the following geographical zones: Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

Please send your application with CV and motivation statement by 25th of July to the following email address:


Dear Colleagues, Scientists and LIBS community members,
It is a pleasure and an honour to host the XII Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy meeting in Bari, in the very heart of Mediterranean region. Historically, this land has always been a bridge between different cultures and now it is proud to welcome researchers from all over the world, coming for exchanging ideas, results and knowledge on laser-induced plasma spectroscopy.
This conference has been marking the progress of LIBS in the last twenty years and is now ready to be updated to fit the new situation where a larger community need to be included and high health security standards must be considered. We are dealing with these issues at our best with our experience in the field, with an extreme effort for applying the best security standards, with our passion for science and scientific exchanges. We are preparing everything to make you have a fruitful conference and a good time in a safe environment.
The main goal of this event is the optimization of the exchange of information between fundamental research and applications’ world. In this respect within the official program, that will comprise oral presentations, invited presentations, topical lectures and permanent poster exhibitions, the meeting will provide social events in order to encourage informal discussions between participants.
Finally, although the conference will be in person, on-line participation will be available for people from those countries that cannot travel in EU and a parallel internet event will be prepared.
At this point, from your side, we expect your best contribution with your latest results and your ideas in order to make LIBS impact more and more important in science and technology.
Italy is the Country of the Renaissance, so take part with us to this event and let’s consider LIBS2022 as a “renascence” for the LIBS community after this long and disheartening pause.
On behalf of the program chairs,
Alessandro De Giacomo, Vincenzo Palleschi and Roberta Fantoni.


The LIBS 2022 quantification contest in now online: Compete with LIBS teams all over the globe and find out how your quantification methodology stands its ground!

Your task is to predict the Cr, Mn, Mo, and Ni content of 15 metal alloys. More information is provided in the README file. The datasets are available here.

The results will be announced at the LIBS 2022 conference in Bari (IT) and communicated with the participants who provide a valid email address. The three best-performing groups will co-author a paper, describing the methodology used and the results obtained. The paper will be published in the Virtual Special Issue that Spectrochimica Acta B will devote to the Conference.

You can submit your predictions by uploading a file here (requires a Google account), by filling out a Google form (or an alternative), or by simply sending them via email to as attachment. The deadline is 23:59:59, August 19, 2022.

Note that you can submit your answer repeatedly. However, only your latest answer will be considered, and you will receive no feedback for preliminary submissions.

Looking forward to your contributions.


Fundamental aspects of LIBS
Theoretical models of Laser Induced Plasma and consequent applications for LIBS
LIBS applications in several fields of science and technologies: (industrial, environmental, cultural heritage, security, geological, space, forensic etc.)
Novel approaches to LIBS analytical methodologies
Data Analysis
Novel LIBS instrumentation and technologies
Hyphenation of LIBS with other analytical techniques


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I LIBS 2000 – Pisa, Italy
II LIBS 2002 – Orlando, USA
III LIBS 2004 – Malaga, Spain
IV LIBS 2006 – Montreal, Canada
V LIBS 2008 – Berlin, Germany
VI LIBS 2010 – Memphis, USA
VII LIBS 2012 – Luxor, Egypt
VIII LIBS 2014 – Beijing, China
IX LIBS 2016 – Chamonix, France
X LIBS 2018- Atlanta, USA
XI LIBS 2020 – Kyoto, Japan
XII LIBS 2022 – Bari, Italy


XII “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” conference will start a new course for LIBS community. After more than twenty years we need to hold the same excellence and novelties from the scientific and technological points of view and, simultaneously, we have to fit the World’s changes. From one hand, the number of LIBS researchers and users has strongly increased in all the Countries, but on the second hand the pandemic effects have impacted the exchange of expertise between researchers. For these reasons the event will be organized in presence at high security level, but at the same time it will include the participation and contribution also in remote. All the remote contributions will be recorded, as well as, the lectures of the conference and will be available to the participants ten days after the closing of the event in Bari. This will permit to the participants to attend the presentation at their best. In order to support economically the conference attendance and, at the same time to keep the scientific discussion inclusive between the participants, special events will be organized. Students are invited to take part with low fee and to apply for poster awards. European senior researchers will also propose a remote course on different basic aspects of LIBS. A Regression Context is organized by the group of CEITEC in Brno and will be discussed during the conference.
PUBLICATION: A thematic issues of Spectrochimica Acta Part Part B will be devoted to the conference papers.

Social Events

1) AperiLIBS: Continuing scientific discussion with a good drink and some fresh food. Taking time to get confident with the city after your arrival.

2) LIBS on the beach: What is more inspiring than drinking at the sunset in a Mediterranean beach with some typical street food from Bari? Collect your ideas for your future work and discuss them with your colleagues from all over the world.

3) AgriLIBS: Apulia is traditionally the region of pasta and mozzarella. Enjoy genuine food in a Masseria (traditional country farm) and share your questions on what you have heard during the conference.


Alessandro De Giacomo (University of Bari)
Vincenzo Palleschi (CNR – ICCOM)
Roberta Fantoni (ENEA)

Program Chairs

Antonio Santagata (CNR – ISM)
Stefano Legnaioli (CNR – ICCOM)
Marcella Dell’Aglio (CNR – NANOTEC)
Violeta Lazic (ENEA)

International Scientific Committee

Demetrios Anglos (Greece)
Zeyad Alwabhabi (Australia)
Matthieu Baudelet (USA)
Steve Buckely (USA)
Zhifeng Cui (China)
Alessandro De Giacomo (Italy)
Yoshihiro Deguchi (Japan)
Roberta Fantoni (Italy)
David Hahn (USA)
Mohamed Harith (Egypt)
Jozef Kaiser (Czech)
Javier Laserna (Spain)
Zheng Li (China)
Madhavi Martin (USA)
Noureddine Melikechi (USA)
Andrzej Miziolek (USA)
Vincent Motto Ros (France)
Reinhard Noll (Germany)
Nicolò Omenetto (USA)
Vincenzo Palleschi (Italy)
Ulrich Panne (Germany)
Martin Richardson (USA)
Richard E. Russo (USA)
Mohamad Sabsabi (Canada)
Tetsuo Sakka (Japan)
Jagdish Singh (USA)
Jean-Baptiste Sirven (France)
Lanxiang Sun (China)
Zhe Wang (China)
Jin Yu (China)


David Cremers (USA)
Leon Radziemski (USA)
Patrick Mauchien (France)

Organizing Committee

Alessandro De Giacomo (University of Bari)
Marcella Dell’Aglio (CNR-NANOTEC)
Rosalba Gaudiuso (University of Bari)
Annarosa Mangone (University of Bari)
Paolo Stufano (CNR-NANOTEC)
Alberto Perrotta (CNR-NANOTEC)
Maria Lucia Pace (CNR-ISM)
Angela De Bonis (University of Basilicata)
Mariangela Curcio (University of Basilicata)
Pavel Porizka (Brno University of Technology)
Erik Kepes (Brno University of Technology)
Jakub Vrabel (Brno University of Technology)
Loredana Napolitano (University of Bari)
Eugenia Sansone (CNR-NANOTEC)
Teresa Lodeserto (University of Bari)


Jörg Hermann, CNRS LP3, France
(Progress in calibration-free laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy)

Igor Gornushkin, BAM, Germany
(Long way of plasma modeling: personal experience)

Nicolò Omenetto, University of Florida, USA
(Analytical Atomic Spectrometry: a unique collection of landmark publications)

Invited Lectures

Paolo Pilleri Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France (First results of the SuperCam instrument onboard the Perseverance rover, Jezero Crater, Mars)

Cecile Fabre, Université de Lorraine, France
(How to (better) handle LIBS analysis on complex geological objects)

Nerea Bordel, University of Oviedo, Spain
(Dynamics of molecule formation and plasma parameters in nebulization assisted LIBS)

Andreas Limbeck, TU Wien, Austria
(Spatially resolved analysis of non-metals in technologically relevant materials)

Pavel Porizka, Central European Institute of Technology BUT, Czech Republic
(Advances in machine learning and the feasibility of data library transfer among LIBS systems)

Clayton Yang, Brimrose Technology Corp, USA
(Long-wave Infrared emissions from laser-induced plasma and their applications in rapid in situ molecular characterization)

Sivanandan Harilal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
(Gas-phase oxidation in laser ablation plumes)

Jelena Savovic, VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia
(Relevance of mid-infrared laser as an excitation source for a variety of LIBS applications)

John Costello, School of Physical Sciences, Irland
(LIBS for the Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Materials)

Vassilia Zorba, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
(Ultrafast laser-matter interactions in LIBS)

Davide Bleiner, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
(Laser Induced XUV Spectroscopy (LIXS): Gimmick or Goldmine?)

Jonathan Merten, Arkansas State University, USA
(Death of a LIP- Influence of Reactive Gas on Persistence of Ground State Vapor)

Vincent Detalle, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, France
(Heritage Science and LIBS: the place of the technique for archeometry, conservation and restoration applications)

Gábor Galbács, University of Szeged, Hungery
(Spatially heterodyne detection in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy)

Ronger Zheng, Ocean University of China, China
(Normalization of underwater LIBS signals by using the acoustic wave combine with plasma image)

ISC Lectures

Yoshihiro Deguchi, University of Tokushima, Japan
(Development of quantitative LIBS techniques for applications to iron and steel making process)

Vincent Motto Ros, Université C. B. Lyon 1, France
(Evaluation of the shot to shot precision in micro LIBS imaging configuration)

Roberta Fantoni, ENEA, Italy
“LIBS stratigraphy - a powerful analytical tool for applications ranging from PFC in nuclear vessels to cultural heritage conservation”

Jin Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
(Machine learning for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy data treatment)

Vincenzo Palleschi, CNR-ICCOM, Italy
“Understanding the causes of Self-Reversal in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Plasmas”

Tetsuo Sakka, Kyoto University, Japan
(Absorption spectra in LIBS spectra from a dense plasma and application to elemental analysis of submerged solids)

Zhe Wang, Tsinghua University, China
(A framework for realizing accurate LIBS quantification)

Jozef Kaiser, Central European Institute of Technology BUT, Czech Republic
(Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for indirect detection of breast cancer cells through characteristic nanoparticle labeling)

Alessandro De Giacomo, University of Bari, Italy
“On the Role of Plasmonic Nanoparticles on ablation efficiency during NELIBS”

Martin Madhavi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
(Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Rapid Pt group metal and other Rare-earth element Binding protein characterization)

Javier Laserna, University of Malaga, Spain
(LIBS and acoustics measurements of rocks and regolith found in the traverse of the Perseverance rover across the Jezero crater, Mars)

Lanxiang Sun, Chinese Academy of Science, China
(On-line Measurement of Mineral Content of Slurry in Beneficiation Process Based on LIBS)

Mohamad Sabsabi, National Research Council, Canada
(Overview of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Assisted with Laser Induced Fluorescence)



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On Line Regular

300 €

Accompanying Person Fee Social Events Only

180 €
LIBS on the beach
AgriLIBS (Social dinner)
Bus transportation

Early Bird (EXPIRED)

550 €

On Site

720 €

On Line Student

200 €

Accompanying Person Fee All Inclusive

320 €
LIBS on the beach
AgriLIBS (Social dinner)
Bus transportation
4 lunches
9 Coffee Breaks

Abstract Submission Opening

31st January 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

30th April 2022 - Extended to 18th May 2022

Early Bird Registration

30th April 2022

On Line Registration Deadline

30th August 2022

Dear Company,

The world XII Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS 2022) conference will be held in Bari, Italy 5-9 September 2022 and it will be an important event for the community after this long pause. As you know LIBS is now a mature technique and the role of Companies with their technologies, is playing a crucial role in the dissemination and in the development of LIBS around the world in many applications.

We would be glad to have your support both from the economical point of view (see on the right for tentative price) and from the technical point of view with the participation in round table and discussion during the conference in order to tuning the needs of the research world on instrumentation and the possibility of implementing your products for more advanced applications. For this reason the company's exposition will be located in a strategic place where participants can easily keep in touch and meet your representatives.

As we are preparing the website, for now we are collecting the expression of interest from sponsors. If your company is interested in contributing to the LIBS 2022, please send us your feedback and your logo with the link to your website.

For any question do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kind regards

Alessandro De Giacomo, Chair of LIBS 2022.

* Exhibit space (including desk, chairs, poster panel, power strip)
* Two complimentary conference registrations
* Participation in the vendor session
* Logo in conference web site, with link to the company's website
* Company information, brochures or other materials provided in the conference bags

* Exhibit space (including desk, chairs, poster panel, power strip)
* 0ne complimentary conference registration
* Participation in the vendor session
* Logo in the conference web site, with link to the company's web site
* Company information, brochures or other materials provided in the conference bags

* Exhibit space (including desk, chairs, poster panel, power strip)
* Logo in the conference web site, with link to the company's web site
* Company information, brochures or other materials provided in the conference bags

* Logo on conference web site, with link to company's web site
* Company information, brochures or other materials provided in the conference bags


By plane:
The International airport of Bari (IATA airport code: BRI) (website: Aeroporti di Puglia is located 14 km from the city centre. Bari is connected with the main Italian airports in Rome and Milan by more than 6 flights a day and with several European cities (e.g. London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Zurich, Bucharest, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Valencia etc) by low cost companies flights.

How to reach the city from the airport:

Taxis stand in front of the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)80 554 3333). A ride to Bari takes around 20 minutes and has a flat costs of €25.00.

Shuttle Bus:
TEMPESTA BUS COMPANY provides direct connection from the airport to Central Station (“Bari Centrale”), and vice versa. The bus stop is in Via Andrea Da Bari, 44, corner with Via Calefati, five minutes walking from the railway station. Travel time: 25/30 minutes. Fare: € 4.00 one way.
For timetables please see Autoservizi Tempesta.

The airport of Bari is connected to the train station Bari Centrale (downtown) by train ant the cost of the ticket is 5.10 €. The online ticket service available online allows the purchase of train tickets to and from the Bari Airport. Information on timetables and tickets issuing policies can be found at: Ferrovie Nord Barese

By train:
The train station of Bari Centrale is in the centre of Bari at walking distance from Hotels (please check for directions). Taxis are also available.

P.S. – Disabled people please contact directly the conference organizers for transportation to the hotel.


September is still a tourist period in Apulia. Please reserve your accommodation at your earliest convenience.

The Nicolaus Hotel Bari – HO Hotels Collection
(conference venue)

Reservations for LIBS participants:


Hi Hotel Bari – HO Hotels Collection (10 min.)

Hotel CampusX-University residence
(connected with shuttle to the conference site)

Several B&B can also be found.

"Participants who would like to take a Hotel in the downtown of Bari can benefit of the shuttle service of LIBS2022 conference (Timetable). This service will connect directly a meeting point located in the downtown to the conference site. The shuttle stop is in Piazza Eroi del Mare".


Bari is the capital city of Apulia, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, on the Adriatic Sea.
It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy, and is well
known as a port and university city.
Bari has the most important Romanic church in the world (Basilica of Saint Nicholas),
one of the most important Italian Opera houses (Teatro Petruzzelli), the Castle and a
middle age old-town mixing middle-eastern style with ancient roman roots. Traditionally
Bari is also an important commercial city where most Italian designer shops can be found
walking downtown.On the other hand, near Bari there are several amazing historical cities
such as Castel del Monte, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Polignano, Giovinazzo, etc. that,
together with the Southern region Apulia (Salento), are becoming some of the most
visited holiday destinations in Italy. The beauties of the places and the hospitality of the
people as well as the delicious gastronomic specialties will make you want to come
back again or to extend your stay in Apulia.


Apulia has one of the most famous Italian cuisines based on traditional Mediterranean diet.
When you will land in Bari you will see dozens of miles of olive groves, and grapes facing the
blue of the Mediterranean sea.
It’s little wonder that olive oil should play a major role in the region’s cooking, as do cereals
and grains gown. Some of the grain becomes pasta — Bari is especially known for
orecchiette, pasta whose shape brings the human ear to mind — and some becomes special
bread; the bread of the town of Apulia is renowned, and throughout the region you’ll find thin
pizza, focaccia, panzerotti and friselle, disks of dried bread to be dipped in water and
seasoned, with olive oil, hot peppers, and freshly cut tomatoes. The Typical apulian meal
consists in fine cheeses (Puglia is one of the major shepherding regions of Italy and
the first Italian mozzarella producer), excellent meat (lamb, pork, beef and various kind
sousages) and superb fish and sea food (the region boasts hundreds of miles of
, the water is crystal clear, and the catch is both plentiful and varied).
Among the preferred vegetables are fava beans, lampasioni (a type of bulb), turnip,
and eggplant. And to finish up, Puglia boasts some spectacular almond cakes,
and has excellent fruit; especially different typologies of grapes.
A final word about wine: Though Puglia was known for supplying powerful blending
wines to winemakers elsewhere, the region’s producers have begun
to attract considerable attention with the wines they bottle themselves.
In particular, look for Primitivo and Nero di Troia. People interested in testing wine
can find more information at Italys finest wines.