© The IMA 2013 Conference Welcome to the IMA 2013 Conference The 8th International Conference "IMA 2013-Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications" 15-19 September 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece is a five-day scientific meeting covering all areas of modern trends and applications of Chemical Analysis. The conference will take place in the conference center of Porto Palace Hotel located in the west entrance of Thessaloniki. The recent past conferences were held in Chalkidiki (1999), Ioannina (2001), Thessaloniki (2003), Iraklion (2005), Patras (2007), Athens (2009) and Chania (2011) with 250-300 scientific papers presented by scientists from all over the world at each one. For the last 14 years IMA has provided an excellent framework for the presentation of new concepts, instruments, methods, systems, and applications in the area of modern chemical analysis. Researchers and scientists from Universities, Research Institutions, State Organizations, and the Industry come together during the meeting to present and discuss the current state of the art in the area of instrumental methods of analysis. At the same time, it provides the grounds for the graduate and post graduate students to present their projects, discuss scientific collaborations with other groups, as well as to explore employment opportunities.