Scope of the Workshop The XRMS workshop series brings together leading scientists in the field of spectroscopy of magnetic solids using x-rays. Its aim is to facilitate a stimulating forum for presentation of new results and ideas, to discuss future perspectives and establish new collaborations. This is particularly appealing in view of new experimental possibilities at the various photon sources at DESY in Hamburg: • The free electron laser facility FLASH, • the upcoming new synchrotron radiation source PETRA III, • and the European X-ray free-electron laser XFEL. History The workshop has a tradition that goes back into 2000 when the first XRMS was hosted at BESSY, Berlin. Since then it was held annually, always in conjunction with a user meeting at one of the synchrotron radiation laboratories in Europe. Presentations The workshop combines invited talks (30 + 10 min) with contributed talks (20 + 5 min.) and posters. Contributed talks will be selected on the basis of the abstracts received. The XRMS 2008 workshop precedes the HASYLAB Users Meeting (January 25). Moreover, it runs parallel with the 2nd XFEL Users Meeting and shares a session with it. Topics • Time-resolved magnetization dynamics in nanostructures • Magnetic correlations and their dynamics • Resonant x-ray reflectivity, diffraction and scattering • X-ray imaging of magnetic materials • Nuclear resonant scattering using synchrotron radiation • Experimental and theoretical aspects of XMCD spectroscopy • Orbital ordering in perovskites, multiferroic and related materials • Angle and spin polarized photoemission • Bandstructure calculations Deadline for abstract submission extented until January 7, 2008!