ACROFI - Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions
The ACROFI is the biannual meeting of the fluid-inclusion researchers from Asian countries. It has the same format as its highly successful counterparts, the European ECROFI and the Pan-American PACROFI.
The conference will provide an international forum for exchange of latest research results and ideas between geoscientists from academy, government and industry from Asian countries and other nations focusing on studies of fluid- and silicate-melt inclusions. Students are also expected and encouraged to come to Novosibirsk. According to special position of Russia, which spans vast territories in both Europe and Asia we expect wide participation of fluid-inclusion researchers from both subcontinents.
The conference will feature several oral and poster thematic sections. The oral presentations will have the usual format of 15 minute-talks followed by 5 minutes of open discussion (slots of 30 minutes will be allocated to invited talks). Informal discussions are encouraged during receptions, tea breaks (coffee-breaks), poster sessions, and other events.
The official language of the meeting is English.
History of ACROFI
The idea to launch ACROFI was proposed by Prof. Alexander S. Borisenko, deputy director of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences during his meeting with Prof. Zhaolin Li of the Zhongshan University, China who was visiting Novosibirsk. Prof. Li, at that time Chairman of the Working group on Inclusions in Minerals of IMA (WGIM), discussed this issue with his colleagues at WGIM and Chinese Association of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (CAMPG) and received positive responses. The IMA leaders Prof. Ian Parson and Dr. Maryse Ohnenstetter also supported the idea. During the WGIM meeting in August 2004 in Florence, Italy, Prof. Zhaolin Li, Chairman, Prof. Mamoru Enjoji, Vice Chairman and Dr. Sergey Smirnov, Secretary reached the agreement on convening the first ACROFI in China in 2006. Prof. Pei Ni took a lead in organizing the first ACROFI meeting (ACROFI I) which was held at the Nanjing University, China on 26-28 May 2006. The meeting was well represented by all the Asian countries and Australia with delegates from America and Europe in attendance. The second meeting (ACROFI II) took place at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India 12-14 November 2008. Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of SB RAS was then chosen to host the third ACROFI meeting.