The WAO Workshop
WAO is the international Workshop on Accelerator Operations. Participants are drawn from accelerator laboratories around the world. It is held every two years alternating between America, Europe, and Asia. The idea of having a workshop dedicated to accelerator operations was conceived by Ronald Lauzé and first held in 1996 at the Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, VA.
The objective of the workshop
is to bring together people that operate accelerators and to help them exchange ideas about accelerator operation, organization, maintenance, documentation, software, control room layout, remote operation, and safety. It also serves the accelerator operations community as a means to establish benchmarks by facilitating comparisons of methods, efficiencies, costs, reliability, beam quality and other performance measures. In addition specialized requirements for operating refrigeration plants for super conducting accelerators, or for operating accelerators like spallation neutron sources or free electron lasers are discussed.
The WAO 2007 will be held at Trieste (Adriatico - Grignano) for 5 days, each day dedicated to a different subject. Participation at the workshop is limited to a maximum of 120 persons.
Emanuel Karantzoulis WAO 2007 Chairman