This workshop is intended to reflect and summarize some important advances of protein crystallography in methodology and automation procedures, such as new ideas and implementations for protein crystallography with emphases on low-resolution phasing and futuristic methods for crystal, nano-crystal or non-crystal structure determination; Automatic, user-friendly pipeline developments; Future data acquisition and storage for structural biology, particularly at modern synchrotron sources. The workshop will also include topics in new methods in protein crystallizations, nano-liter robots, automatic data collection at third generation synchrotrons, new light sources, new detectors, new ideas and ways of diffraction data collection, processing and storage.