The workshop goal is to generate a broader interest by labs to develop compact X-band based FELs as an evolution beyond the current S-Band and C-band systems. In particular, we plan to
1) Motivate the choice of X-band (11.4 GHz or 12 GHz) rf technology for a compact XFEL
2) Review the progress at SLAC and other labs in developing and manufacturing X-band components: modulators, klystrons, pulse compressors and accelerator structures
3) Provide a forum for vendors to present their X-band production capabilities.