September 30, 2018 to October 5, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center
US/Eastern timezone

Event ID: 37629

We are pleased to announce the next Workshop on Accelerator Operations, WAO2018, will take place at the Charles B. Wang Center of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, USA, from September 30 to October 5, 2018.

This will be the 11th WAO, since its inception in 1996 at Jefferson Lab in Virginia.

WAO2018 is hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory’s two accelerator facilities: the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD), in the Nuclear & Particle Physics Directorate and the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), in the Energy & Photon Sciences Directorate.

The objective of the Workshop is to create an open forum for those involved in daily accelerator operation to present, discuss, and exchange ideas with their peers from around the world. Operators from facilities of all sizes gather to collaborate on topics such as accelerator operation, performance, organization, maintenance, documentation, software, control room layout, remote operation, and safety. It also serves the accelerator operations community as a means to establish benchmarks by facilitating comparisons of methods, efficiencies, costs, reliability, beam quality and other performance measures.

The workshop style atmosphere is organized with scheduled talks, a poster and demonstration session, and discussion periods; along with the opportunity for further discussion at breaks and meals, it allows for interpersonal communications not commonly found at conferences.

The International Program Committee’s preliminary workshop agenda is now published online:

The website also includes information on registration, travel and directions, accommodations, abstract submissions, and other local information.

On behalf of the International Program Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, I invite you to join us on Long Island, New York in September for WAO 2018!

Please forward this mail to new interested WAO2018 participants, or contact the Local Organizing Committee in order to subscribe to future mailings.

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Gregory J. Marr

IPC Chair/LOC Host


Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794