On Nov 14 and 15 2002, the CXC sponsored a workshop on X-ray Binaries, with 'an Emphasis on Targets of Opportunity'. The workshop was initially conceived as a small (~50 people) local workshop, but quickly grew to ~100 attendees from all over the world. One of the main aims of the workshop was to focus discussion on how to obtain the best science from the limited number of TOO observations possible with Chandra. To that end, the results of past Chandra and XMM TOO observations of XRB were presented, and the opportunities for future observations with these (and other) observatories were discussed.
The proceedings of the workshop, in the form of the viewgraphs from the talks and posters, are being published on the CXC web site and ingested into ADS. See: "http://cxc.harvard.edu/xrbconf/proceedings.html" for the contributions.