The Institut for quality assurance of material systems Freiberg e.V. takes the liberty to invite you to the 9th International Sampling symposium of Freiberg. The symposium will be held on November 7 & 8, 2003 in Freiberg/Germany. One of the topics we introduce to you is the "Sampling and quality assurance - tradition and alternatives" . All experts working in the field of sampling and quality assurance or producing equipments and devices for sampling, sample preparation and instrumental measurement are invited to present their results. Among other contributions, an essential part of the conference is dealing with problems of quality assurance by the sorting of plastic packaging waste materials. Finally, an excursion will take place to visit the waste sorting plant SERO Leipzig GmbH. For detailed information please see the web site http://www.iqs.tu-freiberg.de.