PCs And Particle Accelerator Controls
DESY will hold an international workshop
on "Personal Computers And Particle Accelerator Controls" from Oct 7
to Oct 9, 1996. It is expected that many participants will engage in informal
discussions and work groups in the two days following. PCs have become
prevalent at most institutes, if in no other area than the desktop. Many
laboratories, large and small, are making increasing use of PCs in traditional
controls areas as well. Indeed, in many cases PCs are not merely a "viable
alternative" but rather the machine of choice. The planned format will
give participants an opportunity to exchange information and experience in the
- Control System Architectures
- Methods of distributing control and data exchange mechanisms. Layering
models for data flow.
- Operating Systems
- The DOS/WINDOWS world, the UNIX world, OS/2, MAC. Advantages and
disadvantages regarding programing and multi-tasking tools, ready hardware
interfaces, network connectivity, and robustness.
- General administration and services, network protocols, topologies, and
- Interconnectivity to other platforms
- Online data exchange involving PC workstations and RISC machines and
- Commercial software tools in the areas of RAD (Rapid Application Design)
and component-base software and OOP tools and languages.
- Standardization and Software Sharing
- Existing or emerging interface standards regarding control system
elements. Windows Sockets, etc.
- Realtime solutions
- The real-time capabilites of add-on packages or the operating system versus
the requirements of the control system.
- The interface to and implementation of control system databases.
- The PC World
- Areas of suitability for PCs in the control system. PCs as crucial control
system elements. Keeping up in a rapidly changing software-world.
Specifically, the workshop will cover real, working controls based entirely
or in part on PCs. Abstracts are currently being solicited in all of the above
The workshop will be organized into sessions covering the above topics
following a three-day schedule.
Besides invited and contributed oral presentations and poster sessions
(see the Abstract listing).
there should be ample
opportunity for both panel discussions and working groups. The workshop will
be held on campus at DESY. Workshop
proceedings will be made available via CDROM, which is included in the workshop
fee of DM 450, as is the banquet.
Limited financial assistance is available for qualified attendees whose home
institutions cannot afford the full costs.
DESY lies within the city-state of
and the city center can be reached via public transportation in approximately 20
- Submission of Abstracts: August 1, 1996
September 1, 1996
Accomodations for the attendees can be obtained by
Most attendees are expected to stay at the nearby NOVOTEL (~DM 140 per night
- Notkestrasse 85
- 22607 Hamburg,
- Phone: 49-40-8998-2471
- Fax: 49-40-8994-4303
- Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEB: http://www-mpy.desy.de/pc_workshop.html
The perferred method for abstract submission is via electronic mail either
in text format or as a WORD document.
International Program Committee:
- Isamu Abe (KEK, Japan)
- Solveig Albrand (Institut des Sciences Nucleaires, France)
- Philip Duval (DESY, Germany)
- Mats Engstrom (MSL, Sweden)
- William Krakar (FNAL, USA)
- Sergey Kuznetsov (KSRS, Russia)
- Sasha Lukyantsev (Protvino, Russia)
- Alberto Pace (CERN, Switzerland)
- Franz Peters (DESY, Germany)
- Bill Rawlinson (DL, United Kingdom)
- George Shering (CERN, Switzerland)
- Ruediger Schmitz (DESY, Germany)
- Rolf Schroeder (DESY, Germany)
- Winfried Schuette (DESY, Germany)