International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics
Including Registration Materials
ICALEPCS'95 Chicago, Illinois USA October 30 - November 3, 1995
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
With support from:
- EPCS EPS-Interdivisional Group for Experimental Physics Control Systems
- The University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory
- URA Universities Research Association
In cooperation with:
- AAPPS Association of Asian Pacific Physical Societies
- APS American Physical Society
- DOE United States Department of Energy
- EPS European Physical Society
- IEEE-NPSS Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the IEEE
The biennial ICALEPCS conference, the most recent of which took place in Berlin,
Germany in 1993, will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA October 29 through
November 3, 1995.
The conference covers the whole field of control systems and operations
of accelerators, telescopes, and physics experiments. Both hardware and software
of control systems are considered, together with aspects of operations which
use them. Specific areas of concentration, when comparing with previous conferences
in this series, are hardware, operations, and non-accelerator control systems.
There will be oral and poster presentations, an industrial exhibit, and
tours of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a Fermilab Report;
the primary means of its distribution will be CD ROM, with paper copies available
if requested. All papers submitted will be reviewed for content and readability.
Extensive computing facilities, with both local- and wide-area networking,
will be available to all attendees. It will be possible to demonstrate any
control system which admits remote operation.
A lively social program has been arranged, including a pre-conference reception
and an elegant banquet in the Art Institute of Chicago. A companions' program
has been planned, and attendees are invited to join this program for certain
The conference will be held in the Swissôtel, Chicago. This striking
and modern facility is located close to both Lake Michigan and the central
Chicago business and shopping district. A special convention rate of $104
per room per night has been arranged for ICALEPCS attendees and companions;
this rate per room pertains for either single or double occupancy. Most conference
activities in the hotel will take place on a single floor and in close proximity
to each other; the potential for productive interaction among all participants
has been maximized.
The conference fee has been set at $465 (US) including the opening reception
and the banquet. The fee for students is $50 (banquet not included). Separate
banquet tickets are available for $45 each.
- Abstracts for poster presentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . September 1
- Hotel registration, to be guaranteed the conference rate . October 2
- Conference registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10
- Payment of conference fee:
- Unless extension requested . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10
- Without exception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 30
- Companion program registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10
- Payment of companion program fee
- For those with access to $US . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10
- For those without such access . . . . . . . . . . . October 29
- Papers submitted for Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 31
International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC)
V. Alferov IHEP Protvino, T. Luong GANIL, France
Russia W. McDowell ANL, USA
D. Barton BNL, USA T. Mooney ANL, USA
T. Blumer PSI, Switzerland M. Mouat TRIUMF, Canada
W. Busse HMI, Germany J. Navratil CTU, Czech
P. Clout Vista, USA Republic
J. Collins IUCF, USA F. Perriollat CERN, Switzerland
A. Daneels CERN, Switzerland R. Pose JINR, Russia
S. Dasgupta VECC, India F. Potepan Sincrotrone
D. Dohan PSI, Switzerland Trieste, Italy
A. Drugakov INR, Russia G. Raffi ESO, Germany
J. Gournay CEA-CEN, France R. Rausch CERN, Switzerland
D. Gurd LANL, USA K. Rehlich DESY, Germany
T. Huang HIRFL, China S. Schaller LANL, USA
J. Humphrey SLAC, USA M. Shea FNAL, USA
G. Jan SRRC, Taiwan J. Smith BNL, USA
N. Kanaya KEK, Japan M. Thuot LANL, USA
T. Katoh KEK, Japan W. von Rueden CERN, Switzerland
W.-D. Klotz ESRF, France / GSI, Germany
B. Kuiper CERN, Switzerland W. Watson CEBAF, USA
S. Lewis LBL, USA J. Zhao IHEP Beijing,
P. Lucas FNAL, USA China
Local Arrangements Committee
F. Bartlett, FNAL P. Lucas, FNAL
J. Hawkins, ANL W. McDowell, ANL
B. Hendricks, FNAL T. Mooney, ANL
M. Knott (Chair), ANL P. Schoessow, ANL
M. Kraimer, ANL J. Smolucha, FNAL
L. Lopez, FNAL A. Waller, FNAL
II. Schedule and Sessions
The attached agenda indicates the program
of the conference as presently constituted; the details are subject to change.
The oral presentations are noted under Type as being Invited (I) or Contributed
(C), the invited ones in general being longer in duration. Corresponding
sessions with A and B in their numbers will be held in parallel. A complete
timetable for ICALEPCS95 and related events is here.
III. Computing and Networks
Computing is of course at the heart of all modern control systems. Thus every
reasonable effort has been made to have computing facilities available at
the conference at an appropriately sophisticated level. In particular there
will be numbers of Macintosh and 'IBM' personal computers, Unix and VMS workstations,
X-terminals, and laser printers. An Ethernet LAN will connect all such devices,
and a T1 link to Fermilab will provide reasonable bandwidth wide area networking
as well. These computers will be available at podia for all speakers, in the
poster viewing area to allow a limited number of 'posters' to actually be
demonstrations of software, and in the exhibit area for use by any industrial
exhibitor. To arrange for timely installation and to avoid conflicts, such
uses should be made known to the organizers in advance. Standard software
packages for word processing, drawing, graphics, Web browsing, and terminal
emulation will be installed.
IV. Industrial Exhibit
The conference Industrial Exhibit is scheduled for Wednesday November 1 -
Friday November 3. As the schedule of sessions points out, two conference
sessions are allotted solely for visiting this exhibit plus the posters. But
the opportunities to visit the exhibit are greater even than those offered
by these special sessions. The coffee breaks will take place immediately adjacent
to the exhibit area, with sufficient time allotted for meaningful browsing
and discussions with exhibitors. The attached
list indicates the firms thus far committed to being present.
V. Tours of ANL and FNAL
Tuesday October 31 will be devoted entirely to tours of Argonne National
Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Half of the attendees
(and companions if they desire) will go to Argonne first and the others to
Fermilab first, with places being traded immediately after lunch at the labs.
The two facilities to be visited at the Argonne National Laboratory are
the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the CAVE (a virtual reality visualization
facility). The APS is a synchrotron radiation x-ray source that provides super-intense
x-rays for basic and applied research in materials science, biology and medicine,
chemistry, physics, geology, and environmental science. The tour will include
the main control room and a view of the experimental floor, now being populated
with experimental facilities.
The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) is one of four such sophisticated
virtual reality facilities in the world. The CAVE lets scientists "see","touch",
and "hear" data from their research. Based on the technology that has popularized
virtual reality games in the entertainment industry, the CAVE interactively
simulates scientific experiments and industrial situations in three dimensions.
Three sets of projectors and mirrors overlap two pictures on each of three
screens. Stereographic glasses translate the pictures into a hologram-like
image which can be seen by a small group of people.
The Fermilab tour includes the accelerator main control room and the control
areas of the CDF (Collider Detector at Fermilab) and D-Zero experiments. These
two experiments recently announced the discovery of the top quark; the accelerator
was of course integral in making that discovery possible. The tour also includes
a visit to the Fermilab Proton Linac, and the Neutron Therapy Facility. This
facility, until recently, treated a large number of cancer patients with
some considerable amount of success. There will also be a stop at a large
non-operational physics experiment. (The choice of a non-operational experiment
is to allow access to the experimental hall so that the scope of high energy
physics experimentation can be observed.)
VI. Associated Scientific Meetings
The attached document describes
three events which might be of interest to attendees are to be held in Chicago
or the nearby area in the week after the conference. The meetings so far
IADBG Workshop on Databases for Accelerators
Workshop on Software Sharing
EPICS Collaboration Meeting
VII. Financial Assistance
It has been a tradition at ICALEPCS to provide support for as many attendees
as possible from developing nations. That tradition will be continued at this
conference to the extent that funds allow. Application has been made for
travel support from the International Science (Soros) Foundation for six
persons from the former Soviet Union. The number of additional persons we
can support will depend on the number of paid registrations received and on
the ability of those needing aid to generate some level of help (such as
airfare) from other sources. As it becomes clear how many paid conference
registrations there will be, we shall begin to notify those who have requested
aid as to our ability to provide it.
VIII. On Reaching the Conference Site
Chicago is served by two major airports: O'Hare International (ORD) and Midway
(MDW). Those arriving from abroad will almost certainly disembark at O'Hare's
International Terminal; domestic travelers can arrive at either airport;
although O'Hare is more popular, flights to Midway are often less expensive.
Each is about the same distance from the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 E.
Wacker Drive. A rental car is not recommended as several modes of public
transportation are available, and parking entails a considerable expense
(Swissôtel Parking fee is $19.00/day plus tax.). The Registration Form
asks for those arriving at O'Hare as to the scheduled time. We shall coordinate
transportation to the hotel for the most popular periods; a subsequent (electronic)
mailing to all registrants will present the details. The attached document will provide information that
should make it easy to find the Swissôtel on your own.
IX. Companion Program and Special Events
Two social events have been arranged by the conference organizers, and
a number more by the Companion Hostess Committee. The Companion Program includes two evening events
which conference attendees are also invited to attend. A brief listing of
all social and cultural opportunities is given here. For a more detailed
description, see on the World Wide Web:
A list of the planned events is:
The concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
and the performance of"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" are sold
out events. We have purchased a limited number of tickets and shall make
them available on a first-come first-served basis to attendees and companions.
The deadline for registration for these and the "Companions Only" events is
October 10. For Americans and others with access to U.S. currency, payment
is due at the time of registration. For visitors who have difficulty obtaining
dollars, registration is still due on October 10, with payment expected on
arrival. Credit cards are not accepted by the conference (although of course
they are by the hotel), but major foreign currencies may be converted to $US
at O'Hare airport or the Swissôtel.
- Welcome Reception - Cocktails, food, and wine will be served
- Get acquainted breakfast (companions only)
- "HERE'S CHICAGO" multimedia presentation, Water Tower Place shopping,
Rockefeller Chapel and the Laurel Spelman Rockefeller Carillon at the University
of Chicago - CANCELLED due to low sign-up level
- Concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Shopping Trip to Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall - CANCELLED due to low
- Major musical stageplay "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
- Conference Banquet and viewing of acclaimed Monet exhibit at the Art
Institute of Chicago
- Tall buildings Chicago is home to three of the five tallest buildings
in the world. Two of them, the Sears Tower (number 1) and the John Hancock
Center (number 5) have top story observation decks with dramatic views of
Chicago, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding area.
- Museums The Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium,
and the John G. Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium are all located close to each
other along the lakefront. All three institutions are of high quality. The
Museum of Science and Industry is also very popular, especially the manned
capsules of the US space program, the WW-II German submarine, and the simulated
coal mine. It is located in Jackson Park near the University of Chicago, a
few miles from the conference location. There is more to see at the Art Institute
of Chicago than the Monet exhibit. A separate trip there to see the permanent
collection is recommended. Other major art collections near the conference
are at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Terra Museum of American Art.
A few miles away is the venerable Lincoln Park Zoo, especially known for
its troop of gorillas.
- Sports The Chicago Bears (American football), Bulls (basketball),
and Black Hawks (ice hockey) will all be active at the time of the conference.
Please be aware, however, that their games are always sold out and that the
tickets which are available are at black market prices. The hotel has excellent
exercise facilities. Additionally, running, skating, and walking along the
lakefront are popular activities. The hotel is adjacent to a nine-hole par 27 (executive) golf course named
Illinois Center Golf (ICG). ICG is the first course built in the central business
district of a major U.S. city and includes a 92-stall driving range. The
hotel reserves a certain number of tee times for its guests, and also rents
golf clubs. This course was recently written up in the U.S. magazine Sports
Illustrated; the article noted that the course is particularly loved by visitors
- Theater Chicago is home both to large theaters producing musical
extravaganzas and to small houses producing original or controversial works.
- Dining Fine dining is a particular selling point for Chicago.
Both American and a broad range of international cuisines are featured.
X. Conference and Hotel Registration Forms
XI. Instructions for Poster Presentations and for Authors
Poster presentations may consist of the "classical" (i.e. paper) version,
or, for a limited number, of an electronic (i.e. X-terminal or personal computer)
version, or of a combination of both. For those with paper posters, you will
be allotted two side-by-side panels, each 74 cm wide by 99 cm high. Velcro
patches will be made available for mounting of the posters. For those who
plan an electronic presentation, please notify the organizers so that the
equipment can be made available.
Instructions for Authors
It is expected that all speakers and poster presenters will arrive at the
conference with a paper prepared for the Proceedings. As the primary means
of publication will be CD ROM, an electronic submission is desired. The attached document describes the standards
which have been established and which, if adhered to, will allow the Proceedings
to be published in a timely manner. Additionally, all papers, once reviewed
and accepted, will promptly be made available on the Web.