14th International Workshop on ECR Ion Sources

PS Division, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

May 3-6, 1999

Scientific Programme
Location and Date
Workshop Secretariat
Scope of the Workshop
Manuscripts of papers and posters
Facilities at CERN
Travel to CERN
Related conferences & links

There has been a very good response to the first announcement of the 14th ECRIS Workshop. About 80 scientists are planning to attend. In order to have plenty of time for oral presentations and discussions we have decided to extend the duration of the workshop to four days from the usual three. The latest details of the Scientific Program can be found as may the list of participants.

Scope of the workshop

All aspects of production of ions with ECR Ion Sources will be covered, including status reports, new and future developments, beam formation, magnet design, theoretical aspects, plasma diagnostics, beam transport, microwave production etc. We will have plenty of time for oral presentations and hope to be able to leave posters displayed for more than one day. Additionally there will be a guided tour to one of the LEP experiments as well as to the ion sources and Linacs which provide beams for the CERN accelerator complex.

Location and Date

The Workshop will take place on the CERN site in Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland from Monday 3rd May to Thursday 6th May 1999.

The Sessions will be held in the PS auditorium, (building 6 2nd floor, 024), and the posters will be displayed nearby. There will be a Welcome drink on Sunday 2nd May from 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm. A Workshop dinner will take place on Wednesday evening at CERN, and the visits will be at the conclusion of the Workshop on Thursday afternoon.


The registration fee is 250 Swiss Francs, payable only in cash on arrival; we regret we are unable to accept cheques, traveler's’ cheques, banker’s drafts or credit cards. The registration fee covers participation in the Workshop, refreshments during the Sessions, the dinner, the guided visit, and a copy of the Proceedings. Additional dinner tickets for companions will be available at 75 Swiss Francs at registration.

A registration desk will be open from 5.00 pm till 8.00 pm on Sunday 2nd May in building 6 (2nd floor, 004), and will be well sign-posted. Here you will receive the latest information, your dinner ticket(s) and your badge. We ask that you wear your badge at all times in CERN. A Welcome drink will be served from 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm on Sunday. The Secretariat will also be open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.


Manuscripts of papers and posters

Manuscripts should be handed in to the Secretariat on Sunday 2nd May or on Monday 3rd May. The manuscripts will be photocopied and published in the Proceedings as presented to us. Please hand in the original and one good quality photocopy. Please use A4 or letter size paper. The format of the papers should be two-column text in a 10 or 12 point font for the body of the text, and single column for title and author list. Alternatively, typewritten single-column manuscripts can be accepted. Please do not exceed four pages per manuscript.



We have reserved a sufficient number of rooms in the hostel on the CERN site. The prices quoted do not include breakfast, which can be obtained in the Co-op restaurant. The following categories of room are available:

If you intend to stay in the CERN hostel, please make your reservation as soon as possible, even before submitting your abstract. Please make all bookings through Tjitske Kehrer, in the PS Secretariat. The address, e-mail and phone numbers are given below. If you arrive on Saturday or Sunday, the guard at the main gate (at the traffic lights and called entrance "B") will have instructions for you concerning your room key and where to go for registration. If you arrive only on Monday, you will first be directed to the Reception building 33.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel outside the CERN site you are free to make your own arrangements. Some hotels which are not too far away and may be suitable are:

Travel to CERN

By air: Geneva's International Airport "Cointrin" is quite close to the CERN site. The best way to get to CERN is by taxi, which costs approximately 30 SFr.

By train; Geneva’s central railway station is called "Cornavin". From the station you can take the Bus no. 9 directly to CERN, which takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Please make sure you buy a ticket at one of the machines before entering the bus.

By car: CERN is situated to the west of Geneva, in the commune of Meyrin, on the border with France, close to the French town of St. Genis. Follow the signs to the airport, and when you come close to it, look for signs to Meyrin or St.Genis (France). CERN’s main entrance is at the traffic lights just before you reach the border, and is called entrance "B".

Facilities at CERN

On site you will find two restaurants, a post office, a bank (UBS), a newspaper shop, a small general store and a travel agency. CERN souvenirs can be acquired in the reception building 33.


The weather is still a little unpredictable in May and temperatures may vary over a wide range. Be prepared for a little rain and wind, with a temperature of about 150C, although we may be lucky and have sunny days and a temperature up to 200C.


Workshop Secretariat


PS Division Secretariat

CERN Meyrin, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland.

Tel: (0041) 22 767 26 06

Fax: (0041) 22 767 91 45


The Workshop Secretary is Tjitske Kehrer


CERN Organizers

Brian Allardyce

Helmut Haseroth

Charles Hill


Klaus Langbein, Physikalisch-Technische Beratung



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