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!

The City of Deauville

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.

The City of Caen

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.

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Abstract submission is now open !


Invited speakers has been contacted to provide an abstract of their talk by April 15, 2019. These abstracts will be available on the Conference Website as well as on the Conference Handbook distributed to all the participants.

We encourage young researchers (graduate student/post-doc) to apply!



ICPEAC is...

... 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.

Since 1995, ICPEAC around the World was in

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 and 26 Special Reports. 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)

  • Electron-atom collisions

  • Electron-molecule collisions

  • Electron-ion collisions

  • Collisions involving exotic particles

  • Ion-atom collisions

  • Atom-atom and ion-ion collisions

  • Ion-molecule and atom-molecule collisions

  • Field assisted collisions

  • Ultracold atomic and molecular physics

  • Collisions involving condensed matter

  • Experimental techniques

Some links...

The Program schedule is available here

The speakers' list of the tutorials can be found here, and the complete list of ICPEAC invited speakers is available here.

3 tutorials
Departure by bus to Deauville
16:00 Opening of delegate registration
Welcome reception
Wednesday Official Opening
Plenary lecture
Coffee Break
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Poster session
Public Lecture
Thursday Plenary lecture
Coffee break
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Poster session
Friday Poster session
Plenary lecture
Parallel sessions
Coffee break
Parallel sessions
Saturday & Sunday Outdoor activities and Excursions
Monday Plenary lectures
Coffee break
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Poster session
Conference dinner with awarding of the IUPAP and S. Datz prizes
Tuesday Poster session
Plenary lecture
Parallel sessions
Coffee break
Parallel sessions

Dates and Announcements

Important dates
First announcement September, 2018
Second announcement January, 2019
Accommodation booking January, 2019 (if not before!)
Call for abstract submission January, 2019
Registration opens January, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission March 1, 2019
Deadline for request of financial support March 1, 2019
Conference program May, 2019
Deadline for early-bird registration May 17, 2019
Manuscript submission (invited speakers only) July, 2019

Program at a glance

Download the official ICPEAC 2019 flyer (click on the picture).

Don't forget to book your accommodation
as soon as possible !

Getting there

The tutorials will be hosted by the University of Caen Normandy on July 23, 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

ICPEAC 2019 will be held at the Deauville International Center from July 23 (evening) to July 30, 2019

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.


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!

Deauville is a very touristic location and summer is the peak season; so we advise all participants to book their accommodation as soon as possible and even now!

For the moment, please use your favorite website to reserve your accommodation in order to get a good rate. A few hotels will be secured by the Conference organization but these will certainly be at a higher rate. Detailed information about the hotel and residences will be available on the dedicated page of the Conference Website shortly.

Abstracts and Proceedings

The 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.

The Tutorial lectures will be published in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and the Plenary Talks, Progress Reports and Special Reports, as 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).

Information concerning the submission of the Invited Papers manuscript files (page limits, styles, etc.) will be provided on the Conference Website and sent by electronic mail to all Invited Speakers by April 15, 2019.

Regular Abstracts, submitted by March 1, 2019, will be reviewed by the ICPEAC Committees and assigned to appropriate oral or poster sessions. All accepted abstracts 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.

It is intended that all accepted abstracts are published on line as part of the Conference Proceedings in Journal of Physics: Conference Series and authors will have the option to decline this publication.

26 Special Reports will be selected from the submitted abstracts to highlight the most recent developments. Please note that the synopsis of those abstracts will appear also in the Conference Handbook.

Detailed instructions on abstract preparation and submission can be found here.

Support policy

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 on grant for Young Scientists and support for participants will be posted on the Conference Website by January 2019, and the deadline to send those applications is March 1, 2019.


Two prestigious prizes for young scientists will be awarded at the XXXI ICPEAC in Deauville:

Please see the ICPEAC Central Website for further details and instructions on how to apply.

In addition, Poster Prizes will be awarded after each of the five Poster Sessions.



Registration for the Tutorials and ICPEAC in Deauville will be open end of January 2019.

Visa situation

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.

Satellite meetings
and related conferences

Satellite meetings

Five satellite meetings will be organized, during the days just before and after ICPEAC XXXI, in various French cities with convenient access from and to Deauville. One will be held in Belgrade with a schedule compatible with ICPEAC and easily reachable by direct flight.

26th International Symposium on Ion-Atom Collisions
July 19-22, 2019 - Paris (France)


5th International Symposium on Intense Field, Short Wavelength Atomic and Molecular Processes
July 19-22, 2019 - Bordeaux (France)
20th International Symposium on Correlation, Polarization and Ionization in Atomic and Molecular Collisions
(previously e--2e- and Polarization twin satellites)
July 31-August 3, 2019 - Metz (France)


1st Symposium on Laser-produced Plasmas: Sources and Applications
July 31-August 1, 2019 - Paris (France)

Social program

The social program will include a Welcome Reception, a Public Lecture, and a Conference Dinner.

The Public Lecture is free. The cost of the Welcome Reception is included in the full, student, and accompanying person registration fees. The Conference Dinner tickets will be available at an extra cost with a significant discount offered to students. In addition, a number of one or two-day excursions will be arranged both for the participants during the weekend and for accompanying persons during the entire conference.

More information will be available shortly.


Trade exhibition

During the Tutorials in Caen, exhibition stands devoted to young scientists and their future career will be welcome. The best location in will be reserved for them.

During the ICPEAC conference in Deauville, an exhibition will take place, welcoming high-tech companies and scientific editors. The exhibitors will be placed at strategic points, such as the poster halls and near the coffee-break points, in order to foster interactions with the participants.

The sponsors of the conference will have many occasions to be in direct contact with the scientists. They will be invited to the social events organized all along the week of the conference (Welcome Reception, Public Lecture, Conference Dinner).

To know more about Sponsorship, please go here.


ICPEAC XXXI is recognized and supported by

The organizers of ICPEAC XXXI pledge that they will apply the "IUPAP Policies on Conferences", including the requirements related to the free circulation of scientists as well as the statement on harassment at conferences.


ICPEAC committees

Executive committee

Kiyoshi Ueda - Scientific Chair ( Responsive image - Japan)
Emma Sokell - Secretary ( Responsive image - Ireland)
Stefan Schippers - Treasurer ( Responsive image - Germany)
Fritz Aumayr - Vice Chair ( Responsive image - Austria)
Hossein Sadeghpour - Past Chair ( Responsive image - United States)
Alexander Dorn ( Responsive image - Germany)
Ken-Ichi Ishikawa ( Responsive image - Japan)
Akiyoshi Hishikawa ( Responsive image - Japan)
Eva Lindroth ( Responsive image - Sweden)

ICPEAC XXX (Cairns, Responsive image - Australia, 2017)

Anatoli Kheifets - Chair
Igor Bray - Co-chair

ICPEAC XXXI (Deauville, Responsive image - France, 2019)

Dominique Vernhet - Chair
Lamri Adoui - Co-chair
Olivier Dulieu - Co-chair

ICPEAC XXXII (Ottawa, Responsive image - Canada, 2021)

Tom Kirchner - Chair
André Staudte - Co-chair

General committee

Responsive image - Argentina


Responsive image - Australia

M. Bromley

R. Sang

Responsive image - Austria

C. Lemell

Responsive image - Belgium

F. Remacle

Responsive image - Brazil

R. Costa

M. Varella

Responsive image - Canada

Z.-C. Yan

Responsive image - China

X. Cai

D. Ding

B. Wei

Responsive image - Czech Rep.

J. Fedor

Responsive image - Finland

E. Kukk

Responsive image - France

P. Martin

Responsive image - Germany

A. Gumberidze

H. Kreckel


O. Smirnova

Responsive image - Hungary

K. Varjú

Responsive image - India


M. Vinodkumar

Responsive image - Italy

P. Bolognesi

Responsive image - Japan


K. Okada

M. Tachikawa

M. Takahashi

Responsive image - Poland

M. Pajek

Responsive image - Russia

A. Grum-Grzhimailo

O. Vasyutinskii

Responsive image - Spain

A. Palacios

R. Prosmiti

Responsive image - Sweden

H. Zettergren

Responsive image - Switzerland

F. Merkt

Responsive image - Turkey

Z. Nur Ozer

Responsive image - United Kingdom

V. Averbukh

G. Gribakin

Responsive image - United States

L. Argenti

I. Fabrikant

T. Killian

H. Lewandowski

Local organizing committee


Dominique Vernhet (INSP - Paris)


Lamri Adoui (CIMAP - Caen)
Danielle Dowek (ISMO - Orsay)
Olivier Dulieu (LAC - Orsay)
Emily Lamour (INSP - Paris)


A. Lévy

C. Prigent

M. Trassinelli


T. Marchenko

F. Penent


M. Chabot


P.-A. Hervieux


C. Bordas

R. Brédy

F. Lépine


A. Domaracka

J. Douady

P. Rousseau


S. Ferri


L. U. Ancarani


H. Bachau

V. Blanchet

F. Catoire

B. Fabre

B. Pons

A. Sopena

LOMC-Le Havre

I. Schneider


P. M. Dinh


Dominique Vernhet
Chair ICPEAC 2019
Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, CNRS
Sorbonne Université
4, Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Olivier Dulieu
Co-Chair ICPEAC 2019
Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS
Bât. 505, Université Paris-Sud
91400 Orsay, France


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