From 28.03.–30.03.2011 a Building Materials Analysis meeting will be held at the Fachbereich Geowissenschaften FG Mineralogie/Geochemie Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/Wittenberg/Germany. It is organized by the Mineralogical/Geochemical Group of the University of Halle/Saale in co-operation with PANalytical. The meeting is intended for professionals and graduate scientists and engineers working in the cement industry. The topics include the comparison of different analysis methods and software programs as well as case studies from cement plants. The main focus is on sustainability and how analytical methods, especially X-ray techniques can contribute in that respect.