Main and Sub Classifications


Main Classification 01: Circular and Linear Colliders
Description: Classification 1 is devoted to accelerators (synchrotrons, linacs, ERLs, etc.) providing colliding beams (hadrons and/or leptons) for particle physics experiments. It includes facilities colliding beams from different types of accelerators, such as linac-ring colliders. Among the subjects for this classification are operating experience and performance limitations, upgrade plans, accelerator physics and technology issues specific to colliders and the design and R&D for future projects.

Sub-classifications associated with MC01:
A01 Hadron Colliders
A02 Lepton Colliders
A03 Linear Colliders
A08 Linear Accelerators
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
A10 Damping Rings
A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient Accelerators
A16 Advanced Concepts
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A18 Energy Recovery Linacs
A19 Electron-Hadron Colliders
A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T19 Collimation



Main Classification 02: Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators
Description: Classification 2 covers photon sources (synchrotron light sources, ERLs, FELs, laser systems, other free-electron sources such as THz sources, Compton sources, etc.) and electron accelerators (linear, circular, recirculating, etc.). It includes insertion devices such as planar and helical field undulators. Associated accelerator systems, such as injectors, booster synchrotrons, photon beam lines and photon beam line components can also be proposed for this session. Papers presented can be project descriptions or cover individual aspects of photon sources and electron accelerators. Both theoretical and experimental results are solicited.

Sub-classifications associated with MC02:
A04 Circular Accelerators
A05 Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
A06 Free Electron Lasers
A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A18 Energy Recovery Linacs
A23 Other Linac-Based Photon Sources
A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
T02 Electron Sources
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T15 Undulators and Wigglers
T25 Lasers
T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components



Main Classification 03: Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques
Description: Classification 3 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.

Sub-classifications associated with MC03:
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradients Accelerators
A15 New Acceleration Techniques (including DLA and THz)
A16 Advanced Concepts (e.g. Compact Colliders, FELs, ...)
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A20 Radioactive Ions
A21 Secondary Beams
A22 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
T01 Proton and Ion Sources
T02 Electron Sources
T28 Neutron Sources



Main Classification 04: Hadron Accelerators
Description: Classification 4 is devoted to designing, developing, upgrading, constructing and commissioning low-, medium- and high-energy hadron accelerators, excluding hadron colliders. The session includes ion sources, electrostatic accelerators, proton and ion linear accelerators, proton and ion synchrotrons, radioactive beam facilities, antiproton accumulators and collectors, ion accumulator and storage rings, cyclotrons, 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.

Sub-classifications associated with MC04:
A04 Circular Accelerators
A07 Electrostatic Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
A09 Muon Accelerators and Neutrino Factories
A11 Beam Cooling
A12 Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient Accelerators
A13 Cyclotrons
A14 Neutron Spallation Facilities
A16 Advanced Concepts
A17 High Intensity Accelerators
A20 Radioactive Ions
A21 Secondary Beams
A24 Accelerators and Storage Rings, Other
T01 Proton and Ion Sources
T12 Beam Injection/Extraction and Transport
T19 Collimation
T20 Targetry
T28 Neutron Sources
T32 Ion Beam Stripping



Main Classification 05: Beam Dynamics and EM Fields
Description: Classification 5 includes reviews and progress reports on general aspects of electro-magnetic interaction of charged particle beams in accelerators and storage rings. It covers linear and non-linear beam optics, modeling 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. The emphasis is on deepening the understanding of fundamental processes or limitations governing beam dynamics and uncovering possible new mechanisms relevant to accelerator design and performance, independent of technological or project-specific aspects.

Sub-classifications associated with MC05:
D01 Beam Optics Lattices, Correction Schemes, Transport
D02 Non-linear Single Particle Dynamics Resonances, Tracking, Higher Order, Dynamic Aperture, Momentum Acceptance, and Code Developments
D03 Calculations of EM Fields Theory and Code Developments
D04 Beam Coupling Impedance Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments
D05 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities Theory, Simulations, Code Developments
D06 Coherent and Incoherent Instabilities Measurements and Countermeasures
D07 High Intensity Circular Machines Space Charge, Halos
D08 High Intensity in Linear Accelerators Space Charge, Halos
D09 Emittance Manipulation, Bunch Compression and Cooling
D10 Beam - Beam Effects Theory, Simulations, Measurements, Code Developments
D11 Code Developments and Simulation Techniques
D12 Electron Cloud and Trapped Ion Effects



Main Classification 06: Beam Instrumentation, Controls, Feedback and Operational Aspects
Description: Classification 6 is devoted to measurement and control of the beam properties in particle accelerators including beam diagnostics and instrumentation, beam feedback systems, low-level RF controls, timing and synchronization schemes and laser-based instrumentation. Included also are contributions on accelerator control systems, online modeling and applications control software, as well as operational aspects of modern accelerators such as alignment and surveying methods, machine and personnel protection systems, radiation protection and monitoring and issues pertaining to reliability and operability.

Sub-classifications associated with MC06:
T03 Beam Diagnostics and Instrumentation
T04 Accelerator/Storage Ring Control Systems
T05 Beam Feedback Systems
T17 Alignment and Survey
T18 Radiation Monitoring and Safety
T22 Reliability, Operability
T23 Machine Protection
T24 Timing and Synchronization
T25 Lasers
T26 Photon Beam Lines and Components
T27 Low Level RF
T33 Online Modeling and Software Tools



Main Classification 07: Accelerator Technology
Description: Classification 7 is devoted to contributions to the design, construction, testing and performance of accelerator components or subsystems, with emphasis on technological aspects and methods. It includes radio-frequency cavities and systems, magnets, vacuum, cryogenics, power supplies, collimation and targetry, timing, lasers, and other accelerator components and subsystems. Contributions with emphasis on achieving beam performance specific to an accelerator type or design should generally be classified elsewhere.

Sub-classifications associated with MC07:
T06 Room Temperature RF
T07 Superconducting RF
T08 RF Power Sources
T09 Room Temperature Magnets
T10 Superconducting Magnets
T11 Power Supplies
T13 Cryogenics
T14 Vacuum Technology
T16 Pulsed Power Technology
T19 Collimation
T20 Targetry
T21 Infrastructures
T24 Timing and Synchronization
T25 Lasers
T31 Subsystems, Technology and Components, Other



Main Classification 08: Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations
Description: Classification 8 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.

Sub-classifications associated with MC08:
U01 Medical Applications
U02 Materials Analysis and Modification
U03 Transmutation and Energy Production
U04 Security
U05 Other Applications
U06 Technology Transfer and Lab-Industry Relations
U07 Industrial Applications



Main Classification 09: Engagement with Industry, Knowledge Exchange and Industrial Relations
Scope of Knowledge Exchange: Contributions should seek to improve Knowledge Exchange (KE) methods and strategies between the research community and industry, and the methodology for the creation of KE business opportunities by industry. Covered topics include relevant issues for successful KE, structures needed to promote KE, incubator opportunities for start-up companies, and intellectual property and patenting issues.

The Session on Engagement with Industry is intended to address both sides of the relationship in order to improve knowledge exchange, contractual performance and the achievement of goals through the creation of mutual understanding, evolution of contractual mechanics, performance of joint research and development, and development of measures to optimize contract goals.

Sub-classifications associated with the Session on Engagement with MC09 are:
T29 Knowledge Exchange
T30 Industrial Collaboration



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