November 3-7, 1997 IHEP Beijing China

Please check the web page for all the up-to-date information of ICALEPCS'97 : http://www.aps.anl.gov/icalepcs97/




Organized by: Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese
              Academy of Sciences (IHEP) 
Co-organized by: European Physical Society Interdivisional Group for 
                         Experimental Physics Control Systems (EPCS) 
                 Center for International Scientific Exchanges, 
                         CAS (CISE-CAS) 
Domestic Sponsored by: Chinese Physics Society (CPS) 
                       Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) 
                       Chinese High Energy Physics Society (CHEPS)
                       Chinese Particle Accelerator Society (CPAS)
Overseas Sponsored by: European Physical Society (EPS) 
                       International Federation for Automatic Control(IFAC) 
                       Association of Asian Pacific Physics Societies(AAPPS) 
                       Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) 
                       Hewlett-Packard Company (HP Company)
Technical Co-sponsored by: Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of 
                                             the IEEE (IEEE-NPSS)

The ICALEPCS'97, International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, will be held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from November 3 to 7,1997. It is the 6th of a sequence of conferences that are held every two years successively in Europe, America and Asia. The Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences hosts the 1997 conference.

As usual, the ICALEPCS'97 covers the field of control of particle accelerators, particle detectors, telescopes and nuclear fusion devices. Both hardware and software aspects of control system are considered.

This conference however has a specific emphasis on engineering aspects. Indeed, pressed by reduction of resources, laboratories now seek to collaborate more closely together on common designs, to construct control systems with off-the-shelf and inexpensive industrial products, and to look out for upcoming technologies that may render their controls more economical and more efficient. This leads to a different approach in designing systems, different from the current working habits in these laboratories, with a strong emphasis on engineering aspects: for defining the requirements that the systems must satisfy, for defining architectures integrating "foreign" components, or to keep control on developments that are now often performed outside the laboratories.

During this Conference the EPCS Prize for young outstanding experimental physics control engineers will be awarded for the first time.

As a sponsor of EPS-EPCS, the Hewlett-Packard Company has provided financial support to ICALEPCS'97 : installing the computers in BIH for the duration of the conference and offering the banquet. The Organizing Committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Hewlett-Packard Company.

International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC)

Co-chaired by Professor Zhipeng Zheng ( IHEP) and Dr. Axel Daneels (CERN) Members are:

                    T. H. Anh       NRI, Vietnam
                    G. Baribaud     CERN, Switzerland
                    D. Barton       BNL, USA
                    T. Blumer       PSI, Switzerland
                    W. Busse        HMI, Germany
                    K. Cahill       FNAL, USA
                    M. Clausen      DESY, Germany
                    P. Clout        Vista, USA
                    J. Collins      IUCF, USA
                    A. Daneels      CERN, Switzerland (Co-Chair)
                    S. Dasgupta     VECC, India
                    J. Gournay      CEA-CEN, France
                    D. Gurd         LANL, USA
                    T. Huang        HIRFL Lanzhou ,China
                    J. Humphrey     SLAC, USA
                    G. Jan          SRRC, Taiwan
                    R. Juras        ORNL, USA
                    N. Kanaya       KEK, Japan
                    T. Katoh        KEK, Japan
                    T. Kimura       JAERI Naka, Japan
                    W. D. Klotz     ESRF, France
                    I. S. Ko        POSTECH, Korea
                    S. Lewis        LBL, USA
                    J. Lister       EPFL/Lausanne, Switzerland
                    P. Lucas        FNAL, USA
                    T. Luong        GANIL, France
                    I. M. Macleod   IFAC, Austria
                    W. McDowell     ANL, USA
                    M. Mouat        TRIUMF, Canada
                    J. Navratil     CTU, Czech Republic
                    Y. J. Pei       NSRL, China
                    R. Pose         JINR, Russia
                    G. Raffi        ESO, Germany
                    R. Rausch       CERN, Switzerland
                    V. Schmidt      JET  UK
                    R. Steiner      GSI, Darmstadt Germany
                    A. N. Sytin     IHEP Protvino, Russia
                    T. Wada         Spring8, Japan
                    C. Watson       CEBAF, USA
                    F. Weehuizen    NAC, Rep. of South Africa
                    J. Zhao         IHEP Beijing, China
                    Z. P. Zheng     IHEP Beijing, China (Co-Chair)

Program Committee

Co-chaired by Prof. Jijiu Zhao (IHEP) and Dr. Axel Daneels (CERN) Members are:

   Winfried Busse (HMI),Peter Clout (Vista), Axel Daneels (CERN), 
   Tadahiko Katoh (KEK), Mike Mouat (TRIUMF), Jijiu Zhao (IHEP)

Local Organizing Committee

Co-chaired by Prof. Shuhong Wang (IHEP) and Prof. Jijiu Zhao (IHEP) Members are:

D.Dong   IHEP,Beijing                Y.N.Guo  IHEP,Beijing
J.G.Han  Chinese Academy of Sciences D.M.Kong IHEP, Beijing
Y.Z.Lin  Qinghua University, Beijing D.K.Liu  IHEP, Beijing
L.Ma     IHEP, Beijing               Y.Q.Ma   IHEP, Beijing
X.W.Qiu  IHEP, Beijing               S.H.Wang IHEP, Beijing (co-chair)
T.J.Wang IHEP, Beijing               Y.Z.Wu   IHEP, Beijing
X.Q.Yu   Univ.Sci.& Tech.China,Hefei C.Zhang  Part.Accel.Soc.China (PASC)
J.J.Zhao IHEP, Beijing (co-chair)    K.Zhao   Peking Univ., Beijing


Paper submitted for proceedings              November 4 
Payment of conference fee                    November 4 
Payment of the post-conference tour          October 20 


1. Program Session Layout

Monday Nov. 3

09:00 - 09:15 Opening Ceremony

09:15 - 10:30 Status Report(1)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Engineering

14:00 - 15:30 Software Sharing and Object Oriented Technologies (1) Hardware Aspects, Microcontrollers, DSP

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Poster(1)

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday Nov. 4

09:00 - 10:30 Feedback, Control Theory, Automation(1)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Status Report(2)

13:00 - 14:00 ISAC Lunch Meeting(1)

14:00 - 15:30 Man-Machine Interface Specific Systems

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Industrial, Off-the-shelf Systems, PLCs Software Sharing and Object Oriented Technologies (2)

18:00 - 19:30 EPS-EPCS Board Meeting (Closed Session: Boardmembers only)

19:30 - 21:00 Roundtable Discussion: Spin-off

Wednesday Nov. 5

09:00 - 10:30 Feedback, Control Theory, Automation(2)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Inexpensive Systems (PC based)

14:00 - 15:30 Databases Networks and Field Busses

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Poster(2)

17:00 - 18:30 EPS-EPCS Board Meeting (Open Session: Boardmembers, Official Contact Persons and those interested)

19:30 - 21:00 Cultural Entertainment

Thursday Nov. 6

07:00 - 16:00 Visit of the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs

19:30 - 21:00 Banquet (offered by HP company)

Friday Nov. 7

09:00 - 10:30 JAVA and WWW

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Roundtable Discussions: Future

12:30 - 13:30 ISAC Lunch Meeting (2)

13:30 - 14:45 Closing Ceremony

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 17:45 Visit of BEPC

2. Oral and Poster Presentations

A large number of abstracts has been submitted as proposed contributions to this conference, this was highly appreciated by the Program Committee and the session chairpersons. The International Scientific Advisory Committee, the Session Chairpersons and the Program Committee strongly recommended that the contributed papers be accepted as oral presentation if they fall within the focus of ICALEPCS'97. The attached table shows the conference schedule and sessions.

The presentations have been organized into invited papers, oral and poster papers.The time allowed for each oral presentation has been communicated to the corresponding author. Each poster is arranged on a 2.0m high by 1.2m wide board panel. Authors may begin mounting their posters half an hour before the arranged session and mount the poster on the board matching the post number assigned to the poster in the list of Scientific program (see the booklet that will be available at the ICALEPCS'97 registration desk). It is encouraged that the authors stand in front of his / her panel to present their papers .

3. Submitted Papers and Publication

Contributed papers should be submitted to the Scientific Secretary of the ICALEPCS'97 for inclusion in the proceedings before Nov. 4, 1997. Please submit two good original copies and a disk of the full text suitable for reproduction on to CD-ROM and Web pages. Document should include authors' names, affiliations, file names (both text and figure files), native word processor format and its version of the paper. Authors are requested to follow carefully the style of the attached "Rules for Submission of Papers to the ICALEPCS'97"

During the conference, the scientific secretaries will check whether the submitted disks can be read. If not, they will ask the authors re-FTP their papers from their home computers. All papers accepted at the conference will be published on WWW, CD-ROM and in the proceedings.

4. Industrial Exhibition

The Industrial Exhibit runs from Monday Nov.3, to Wednesday Nov. 5. The exhibition is close to the lecture hall and the rooms for poster sessions, the exhibition is thus easily accessible and participants will have ample time for browsing and discussion with the exhibitors.

The following companies will present their software and hardware products:

5. Tutorial and Seminar

Tutorials and seminars will be held by some of companies during the conference. The tutorials are arranged as follows:

Monday Nov.3

14:00 - 15:30 Test & Measurement Organization, HP

16:00 - 17:30 Test & Measurement Organization, HP

Tuesday Nov.4

09:00 - 10:30 Motorola Overview by Motorola

11:00 - 12:30 Emergence of New Technologies: Fast Ethernet and High Speed Real-Time Networks: by Force Computers Corp.

14:00 - 15:30 New Development of VME and VXI by Motorola

16:00 - 17:30 1. HP High Performance Computing 2. The Success Story of HP High Performance Computing in Nuclear Industry by Computers Systems Organization, HP

Wednesday Nov. 5

09:00 - 10:30 Compaq PCI by Motorola

11:00 - 12:30 Real Time Operating Systems Platform and Developing Tools of Real-Time Control Systems by WindRiver

14:00 - 15:30 MVX by Motorola

16:00 - 17:30 1. HP High Reliability Solution 2. CORBA Technology by Computers Systems Organization, HP

Friday Nov. 7

11:00-12:30 What's New of JAVA by SUN Company

6. Training Course

A Training Course of "Development Tool Kits for Control System" will be held from Oct.30 to Nov.1 1997 at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing. During the training course, the teachers will introduce EPICS and Vsystem to the audience.

The teachers are:

The training course is arranged as follows:

Oct. 30 - Oct.31: EPICS training course

Nov. 1: Vsystem training course introducing Vsystem#:Vaccess, Vscan, Vdraw, Vlogger, Vtrend, Vscript, etc. The training course registration fee is 50 USD. The audience will stay at the Guest House of IHEP. The standard room (two beds) charge per night is 20 USD. Please reserve a room at the Guest House of IHEP by E-mail as soon as possible if you intend to join the training course.

Contact person: Ms. Ge Lei

Mail address: ICALEPCS'97 Institute of High Energy Physics P.O.Box 918 (10) Beijing 100039 P.R.China

Fax: (8610) 6821-3374 E-mail: icalepcs@sun.ihep.ac.cn


The conference venue is the Beijing International Hotel (BIH), which is a four-star deluxe hotel, located in the center of the business quarters of the capital. It is about 1.5 Km away from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

All the conference registrations will take place in the JIAOJI HALL on the second floor of the Beijing International Hotel. Desks will be open from 8:30 to 22:00 on Sunday, Nov.2 and from 8:00 to 18:00 on Monday Nov.3. The Information desk will be open in the Secretariat Room on the second floor from 8:00 to 20:00 every day during conference.

The registration fees (after Sep. 15, 1997) :

The registration fees include:

A. For regular participants:

B. For accompanying persons:

The payment on site of the conference should be US Dollars, Japanese Yen, German Mark, Hong Kong Dollar, and English Pound with cash or traveller's check.


1. Tours for Accompanying Persons

This program is arranged mainly for the accompanying persons during the conference days so that they can fully enjoy their stay in Beijing. However, regular participants are also welcome to take part in the program. Sightseeing tickets will be sold at the registration spot.

2. Pre-conference Tours

BT1: Nov.01,1997 Whole day Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven(US$35 per person)

BT2: Nov.02,1997 Whole day Summer Palace and Lama Temple(US$30 per person)

3. Post-conference Tours

Post-T1: Tour in Beijing

PT11: Nov. 08, 1997, Whole day Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven (US$35)

PT12: Nov. 09, 1997, Whole day Summer Palace and Lama Temple (US$30)

Post-T2: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Guangzhou - Hongkong (Exit) Date: Nov.08 -13, 1997 Price: US$854 (double occupancy) US$942 (single occupancy)

Post-T3: Beijing - Nanjing - Wuxi - Suzhou - Shanghai (Exit) Date: Nov.08-14, 1997 Price: US$597 (double occupancy) US$674 (single occupancy)

For detailed information of these tour, please see the Second Announcement which was sent out this summer. Please feel free to contact the following address if you have any questions concerning the conference tour: E-mail: hy-cise@mail.cashq.ac.cn Fax: 86 10 68511095



ICALEPCS'97 is approaching . Please go to the nearest Chinese embassy or the general consulate in your country for visa application. If you travel much, it is advisable for you to contact the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese diplomatic mission in your country and ask for help. You can obtain your visa in an hour or so, but you must go yourself or have someone go in person with your documents; in addition the fees for an express visa are higher. Do not forget to take enough money, your passport and two photos as well as the letter of official invitation for visa application (which was signed by Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing , China) when going to the Chinese diplomatic mission. If any problem arises, please contact the ICALEPCS'97 Secretariat for assistance.


For the convenience of the participants, special arrangements will be made by the Local Organizing Committee to pick up the participants from the Capital Airport to the Beijing International Hotel. Shuttle bus service will be arranged from the Airport to the Beijing International Hotel on Nov. 2. Persons holding a sign "ICALEPCS'97 TO BIH" will wait for you at the Exit of the International Terminal from 7:00 to 23:00 on Nov. 2. The fair is US$10 per person which you will pay when stepping on the bus, so please prepare some small change. If you would like to take the shuttle bus, please inform us by Fax or E-mail of your arrival date, time and flight No. in advance.

Airport Bus Line B is always available from the Capital Airport to Beijing Railway Station (e.g. West Gate of the Beijing International Hotel) from 8:30 to 18:30 once every thirty minutes. It costs about RMB16 or US$2, ticket is sold in the lobby of the Airport.

Taxis are available day and night from the Capital Airport to Beijing International Hotel, and it costs about RMB120 (US$15). It should be paid directly by yourself. The note below will help you take a taxi to the Hotel:

Please Take Me To Beijing International Hotel.

The participants who have received the note of financial support will stay at the Guest House of IHEP during the conference days. Please inform us by Fax or E-mail of your arrival date , time and flight No. Persons holding a sign "ICALEPCS'97 TO IHEP" will wait for you at the Exit of the International Terminal of Beijing Capital Airport taking you to IHEP.

Weather Weather in Beijing in early November is somewhat cold, the average temperature is about 4.3 degrees Centigrade (39.7 degrees Fahrenheit), normally 10.0 degrees Centigrade (50.0 degrees Fahrenheit) during daytime and zero degrees Centigrade (32 degrees Fahrenheit) at night.


1. All payment should be in US Dollars, Japanese Yen, German Mark, Hong Kong Dollar and English Pound with cash or traveller's check. You can use the Visa card and Master card in the BIH for paying your room rent, dinner, telephone, laundry, minibar, etc. If you use credit card for payment on site, 4% service fee will be charged.

2. Make sure to indicate the name of the Conference "ICALEPCS'97" and your full name on the money transfer.

3. Please fax us a copy of the receipt of the bank transfer.

4. Please remember to take a copy for your own record.

Exchanging Money You can exchange RMB with Traveler's Cheque or Cash in the EXIT of the Capital Airport , the Front Desk of the Beijing International Hotel or banks in China.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

LOC Chairperson: Prof. Jijiu Zhao 
Administrative Secretary : Mr. Rucheng Hou 
Scientific Secretary: Ms. Chunhong Wang (for scientific program) 
                      Mr. Songqing Lu(for industrial exhibition and Web) 
P.O. Box 918 (10)
Institute of High Energy Physics
Tel: 86-10-6821-9643
Fax: 86-10-6821-3374 Beijing 100039, China
E-Mail: icalepcs@sun.ihep.ac.cn