The series of Workshops on Accelerator Operations brings together professionals involved in day-to-day operation of accelerators with the goal of sharing information. By learning how others address such topics as staffing, training, documentation, commissioning, safety and maintenance, attendees can improve the efficiency of their own operations.
The primary goal of the workshops is to bring together people who operate accelerators of all sizes and to help them exchange ideas about accelerator operation, performance, organization, maintenance, documentation, software, control room layout, remote operation, and safety among other topics. 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. This has best been accomplished with a workshop style atmosphere. The scheduled talks and discussion periods, along with the opportunity for further discussion at breaks and meals allow for interpersonal communications not commonly found at conferences. In addition specialized requirements for labs with similar accelerators and function can be discussed without formal talks.
The 10th international Workshop on Accelerator Operations will be held at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation, SSRF, Shanghai China, September 18-23 2016.
Registration will be available January 15th, 2016.