Subject Categories/ Tracks

A) Electron Accelerators & Photon Sources

Classification covers electron accelerators (linear, circular, recirculating, etc.) and photon sources (synchrotron light sources, ERLs, FELs, laser systems, other free-electron sources such as THz sources, Compton sources, etc.). It includes insertion devices such as planar and helical field undulators; associated accelerator systems (e.g. injectors, booster synchrotrons, photon beam lines and photon beam line components). It includes the  following:

A1. Electrostatic Accelerators
A2. Linear Accelerators
A3. Circular Accelerators
A4. Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
A5. Other Accelerators and Storage Rings
A6. Free-Electron Lasers
A7. Electron Sources
A8. Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
A9. Undulators and Wigglers
A10. Lasers
A11. Photon Beam Lines and Components


B) Hadron Accelerators

Classification is devoted to hadron accelerators, excluding hadron colliders. This category also includes proton and ion synchrotrons, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulator and storage rings, synchrocyclotrons, fixed-field alternating gradient accelerators and any other similar machines. Both low-and high-intensity machines are covered, as are all relevant aspects of high-intensity fixed-target accelerators such as proton drivers for spallation neutron sources, neutrino factories, etc. It includes the  following: 

B1. Electrostatic Accelerators
B2. Cyclotrons
B3. Proton and Ion Linear Accelerators
B4. Circular Accelerators
B5. Other Accelerators and Storage Rings
B6. Radioactive Ion Beams
B7. Proton and Ion Sources
B8. Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport

C) Beam Dynamics and EM Fields

This classification covers linear and non-linear beam optics, modelling of externally applied or beam-generated electro-magnetic fields, as well as theory, observations and simulations of single-particle dynamics and collective effects, both coherent and incoherent. It includes the  following: 

C1. Beam Optics – Lattices, Correction Schemes, Transport
C2. Non-linear Single Particle Dynamics – Resonances, Tracking, Higher Order, Dynamic Aperture, Momentum Acceptance, and Code Developments
C3. Calculations of EM Fields – Theory and Code Developments
C4. Beam Coupling Impedance
C5. Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities
C6. Space Charge and Halos in High Intensity Accelerators
C7. Emittance Manipulation, Bunch Compression and Cooling
C8. Code Developments and Simulation Techniques
C9 Electron Cloud and Trapped Ion Effects
C10. Other Beam Dynamics

D) Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques

Classification is devoted to (i) novel sources of particles, including electrons, protons, neutrons, ions, muons, secondary particles and antiparticles, and (ii) new concepts of acceleration techniques which may overcome the present limitations or which give access to novel beam characteristics (e.g. plasma accelerators, ultra-high gradient vacuum accelerators). Novel here refers to technologies or parameters that are not yet widely used in operation. It includes the  following: 

D1. New Acceleration Techniques
D2. Advanced Concepts
D3. High Intensity Accelerators
D4. Radioactive Ions
D5. Proton and Ion Sources
D6. Electron Sources
D7. Neutron Sources

E) Accelerator Technology

Classification is devoted to contributions to the design, construction, testing and performance of accelerator components or subsystems, with emphasis on technological aspects and methods. Contributions with emphasis on achieving beam performance specific to an accelerator type or design should generally be classified elsewhere. It includes the  following: 

E1. Room Temperature RF
E2. Superconducting RF
E3. RF Power Sources
E4. Room Temperature Magnets
E5. Superconducting Magnets
E6. Power Supplies
E7. Cryogenics
E8. Vacuum Technology
E9. Pulsed Power Technology
E10. Collimation
E11. Targetry
E12. Infrastructures
E13. Timing and Synchronization
E14. Lasers
E15. Other Subsystems, Technology and Components


F) Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects

Classification is devoted to contributions to the design, Development, Novel Techniques of control and Instrumentation related to beam Diagnostics, Control , Interlock Protection system for accelerators. This will cover Sensor Electronics , Analog and Digital Hardware and Software. It includes the  following: 

F1. Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
F2. Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems
F3. Beam Feedback Systems
F4. Alignment and Surveying methods
F5. Radiation Protection, Monitoring and Safety
F6. Reliability, Operability
F7. Machine Protection
F8. Timing and Synchronization
F9. Laser based instrumentation
F10. Photon Beam Lines and Components
F11. Low Level RF
F12. Online Modeling and Software Tools


G) Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations

Classification includes contributions with emphasis on the broad applications of accelerators, the development of accelerator technologies for specific applications, aspects of technology transfer and laboratory-industry relationships.

G1. Medical Applications
G2. Industrial Applications
G3. Materials Analysis and Modification
G4. Transmutation and Energy Production
G5. Security
G6. AMS & Other Applications
G7. Technology Transfer and Lab-Industry Relations