We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the XXXIst International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions to be held in the attractive region of Normandy, France, on July 23-30, 2019.
Thanks to an exciting scientific program at the forefront of research on photonic, atomic, molecular, and electronic collisions, including ultracold matter, attosecond science, and relativistic plasmas we expect to bring together over 700 scientists from all over the world at ICPEAC 2019.
15 French institutes, belonging to CNRS and various universities or institutions, and located all over the country, are involved in the organization of ICPEAC 2019, of its tutorials, and some of its satellite meetings.
The main conference will take place at the Centre International de Deauville, in the waterfront area of Deauville downtown.
The tutorials will be held in the nearby city of Caen with 1000 years of history.
We look forward to welcoming you there!
Deauville is a delightful resort, regarded as the “Queen of the Norman beaches”, linking the sea and the countryside. Deauville experiences include walking along the Boardwalk beside the sea, discovering Deauville architecture which combines the extravagance of the French Second Empire with the golden-age of Anglo-Norman style, sailing on the estuary that inspired the painter Dufy, witnessing the spectacle of a horse-race and tasting the excellent local specialities. Read more
Deauville offers the possibility to visit unique cultural heritage: the Mont-Saint-Michel, Étretat, Honfleur and its old harbor, Trouville and its little fishing port, the D-Day landing beaches, the Pays d’Auge, its orchards, distilleries and stud farms, Bayeux and its famous tapestry, Caen memorial, etc.
Caen is one of the most important cities of Normandy. The home town of William the Conqueror, hero of the Battle of Hastings of 1066, Caen was vital for D-Day and the Normandy Landings in World War II.
The city has wonderful and varied religious and architectural heritage, as well as a much appreciated gastronomy offering.
... a conference held every two years on four continents, which gathers 500 to 800 participants at each edition.
The conference brings together world's leading scientists who are actively working in the field of collisions involving photons, electrons, ions, atoms, molecules, clusters, surfaces, and exotic particles. The latest advances of the domain will be presented, such as ultrafast dynamics at the femto- or attosecond scale, ion-induced radiation damage in particular of biomolecules, atomic spectroscopy and molecular physics of antimatter, free electron lasers, particle acceleration generated by high-power lasers, or ultracold collisions.
Numbers indicate the participant's attendance.
The program will start with three Tutorial Lectures that will be held on the downtown Campus of the University of Caen Normandy.
In Deauville, the ICPEAC scientific program will consist of 5 Plenary Lectures, 63 Progress Reports, 26 Special Reports, and 5 Poster Sessions. Plenary talks are of general interest to all participants. Progress Reports and Special Reports will be arranged in two parallel sessions, and are intended to present recent work in different subfields. In particular, the Special Reports are selected from the submitted abstracts to showcase the most recent developments. Additionally, about 1000 Posters will be presented in five poster sessions, held either during morning or afternoon sessions. The conference language is English.
Broad topics will include, but are not limited to:
Photon impact (weak field)
Photon impact (strong field and attosecond science)
Collisions involving exotic particles
Atom-atom and ion-ion collisions
Ion-molecule and atom-molecule collisions
Field assisted collisions
Ultracold atomic and molecular physics
Collisions involving condensed matter
Departure by bus to Deauville
|16:00 Opening of delegate registration
|Saturday & Sunday||Outdoor activities and Excursions|
Conference dinner with awarding of the IUPAP and S. Datz prizes
|First announcement||September 2018|
|Second announcement||February 2019|
|Accommodation booking||As soon as possible!|
|Registration opens||February 2019|
|Close of regular abstract submission for IOP publication||10 March 2019|
|Close of financial support request||10 March 2019|
|Deadline for early-bird registration||17 May 2019|
|Deadline for tour reservation via the registration form||17 May 2019|
|Close of post-deadline abstract submission||15 June 2019|
|Deadline for cancellation of registration (fee applies)||22 june 2019|
|Deadline for hotel reservation via the registration form||22 june 2019|
|Deadline for manuscript submission (invited speakers only)||23 july 2019|
The University of Caen Normandy (UNICAEN) is a member of Normandie Université, a research and higher education cluster, gathering the universities of Caen, Rouen, Le Havre and the engineering schools of Caen (ENSICAEN) and Rouen (INSA).
It has about 30 000 students, and more than 2 000 researchers working in 46 research units. Its exceptional scientific environment includes the GANIL facility (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds), the largest heavy-ion accelerator in France where researchers from around the world perform their experiments.
The downtown campus of the University of Caen Normandy is thus particularly suited to host the TUTORIALS of ICPEAC, which will be opened and free of charge for Master and PhD students as well as Postdocs coming from all over the world. Note that these tutorials will be accessible to anyone who is interested.
GPS coordinates 49.1927, -0.3620
The Deauville International Center (CID) hosts about 160 events every year, the most renowned one being the American Film Festival. The CID offers first –class facilities to organize a large international conference like ICPEAC: big auditorium, numerous conference rooms, and exhibition halls. The CID is ideally located on the seafront, in a scenic environment suitable for informal discussions among the attendees.
GPS coordinates 49.3605, 0.06845
Caen and Deauville are both located in Normandy-Calvados, in just 45 mins by car, and are easy to reach from Paris (see the above interactive map). More detailed on Travel Information can be found here.
Please note: Deauville is a very touristic location and summer is the peak season; Participants are strongly encouraged to book their accommodation as early as possible since the supply of the hotel rooms may fail to meet the demand.
1800 rooms or apartments are located within 10 min walking distance from the International Center of Deauville (CID); quite a few hotel residences are available which can provide a good deal for participants including students. You can also think of renting a big house or even a small castle for your group!
Two options are available for booking your accomodation:
(i) A few hotel rooms have been secured by the Conference organization, and apartments in residence can be booked upon specific request.
More information here.
Those reservations should be made before 22 June 2019 to guarantee accommodation.
(ii) You can use your favorite web site.
More detailed information about accommodation (list of hotels and apartments, booking) is available here.
The abstracts of invited talks (Tutorials, Plenary Lectures and Progress Reports), will be accessible in electronic version from the Book of Abstracts that will be posted on the Conference Website. They will also be published in the Conference Handbook distributed to the participants.
All speakers are invited to submit a paper that will be published in a regular issue of IOP Journal of Physics.
The Tutorial lectures will be published in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and specific instructions will be sent by email.
The Plenary Talks, Progress Reports and Special Reports, will be published in a regular issue of Journal of Physics: Conference Series, an online open-access journal that is freely available without restriction (see the ICPEAC 2017 JPCS Proceedings). Guidelines concerning the preparation and the submission of the manuscript files (page limits, styles, etc.) are available here.
All the invited papers should be submitted in electronic version (PDF format) before July 23, 2019 to the e-mail address email@example.com.
In addition, two hardcopies of the manuscript have to be submitted at the registration desk of the conference.
Post-deadline abstracts, submitted before 15 June 2019 have been reviewed by the Local Organizing Committee.
All accepted abstracts (Regular and Post-deadline) will be accessible in electronic version from the Conference Website and will appear in the Book of Abstracts. The list of all accepted regular abstracts will be published in the Conference Handbook.
Post-post deadline abstracts can still be sent to the Local Organizing Committee. Provided acceptance and available poster boards during the poster sessions, they could be displayed during the conference. They will neither appear in the Book of Abstracts nor in the Conference Handbook. Nevertheless and addendum will be printed and distributed to the ICPEAC 2019 participants.
Our general policy is to primarily help young researchers and students to attend the conference.
Limited funds will be certainly also available to support participants presenting invited talks or contributed posters. Participants from developing regions will be considered on our list of priorities.
Detailed instructions are available now to apply for a grant for Young Scientists, and for financial support for participants. The deadline to send those applications has been extended to 10 March 2019.
Two prestigious prizes for young scientists will be awarded at the XXXI ICPEAC in Deauville:
The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize (YSP) of the IUPAP C15 Committee is granted to nominees, with not more than 8 years research experience (excluding career interruption) following the PhD, who have made original and outstanding contributions to the field of AMO Physics. Next July, during the XXXI ICPEAC, the 2019 YSP will be awarded to Andreas Mooser, from the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics & CERN and Christian Smorra, from CERN.
Andreas Mooser and Christian Smorra have both been selected for their outstanding contribution to determine the most precise comparison of the proton-to-antiproton charge-to-mass ratios and the most precise comparison of the proton and antiproton magnetic moments, constituting two different world-record tests of the fundamental charge, parity, and time reversal symmetry in these systems. They will give a Plenary talk at the conference on those aspects in the morning of Monday July 29.
The Sheldon Datz prize supports an outstanding young researcher to attend ICPEAC. Next July, during the XXXI ICPEAC, it will be awarded to Vincent Lemelin, from the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Sherbrooke University, Canada.
Vincent Lemelin, a PhD student in the group of Prof. Léon Sanche, has been selected by the ICPEAC officers for his work on the comprehension of radiation energy deposition in biological materials. He will present a Special Report at the conference on his measurements on low-energy electron scattering from DNA constituents, during the parallel session scheduled on Thursday July 25 in the morning.
In addition, a Poster Prize for each of the five Poster Sessions will be awarded just after a Plenary Session.
All details regarding registration are available here.
All participants, including invited speakers and chairpersons, are requested to register for ICPEAC 2019 through the online registration system, which directly links onto the payment website. The service is available since 6 February 2019.
The conference registration is only valid upon payment.
If you need any assistance with the online registration system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or dial +33 825 595 525.
Participants coming from outside the Schengen Area wishing to enter France must be able to submit statutory documents at the border concerning the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.
A visa is generally required, in the absence of a waiver. For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your visa application, log on to France-Visas, France’s official visa site. France-Visas is a single portal with all the information you need to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).
Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year. Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.
A letter of invitation will be sent upon request. Please complete part of the registration form dedicated to this issue and make sure you include your full address. Invited speakers may request a letter starting from 6 February 2019. For participants submitting contributed abstracts, requests should be made as soon as possible after receiving notification of acceptance. The title of your invited talk or contributed poster will be specifically mentioned in the letter. Both an electronic copy and a hard copy can be requested. You will receive the invitation letter by e- mail within a one week.
Please note that such invitation letter does not imply any obligation, financial or otherwise, by ICPEAC 2019.
During the days just before and after ICPEAC XXXI, six satellite meetings will be organized in various French cities with convenient access from and to Deauville. Another one will be held in Belgrade with a schedule compatible with ICPEAC XXXI, and easily reachable by direct flight.
Traditionally, ICPEAC has a dynamic Social Program. It starts with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday 23 July (from 18:00 to 22:00), continues with Public Lectures of general interest on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 July at 20:00, and concludes with a Conference Dinner on Monday 29 July at 19:00. In addition an entertainment on “Plasma” will be displayed during the whole conference.
All of these activities will be held at the Deauville International Center. The Public Lectures are free. The cost of the Welcome Reception is included in the full, student and accompanying person registration fees. Conference Dinner tickets can be purchased at a subsidized rate using the online registration system . Excursions for accompanying persons as well as weekend tours are organized. Nautical and kid activities are also proposed.
During the Tutorials in Caen, exhibition stands devoted to young scientists and their future career will be welcome. The best location in the reception hall will be reserved for them.
Sponsors can display their products such as scientific equipment and instrumentations, science books and/or specialized journals at the conference. A provision of modular booths will be available as well as display racks. They will be located at the center of the poster and coffee-break halls organized in a friendly exhibition area of the Deauville International Center.
In addition, sponsors will have the opportunity to participate in the Job Market organized to connect students and postdocs with companies and laboratories offering PhD fellowships, post-doctoral and job contracts.
A clear advertisement of the sponsoring will be provided by the organizers to all participants.
The Local 0rganizing Committee pledges to use this sponsorship mainly to financially support students and young scientists (PhD+4years). Please contact Iemail@example.com if you are interested and would like any further information.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the sponsors who already supported and recognized ICPEAC2019. Additional sponsors are welcome and will be announced below, as well as at the Conference, and on the Conference Handbook.
Z. Nur Ozer
L. U. Ancarani