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ACAS Workshop on Accelerator Feedback Systems 2010

Incorporating the Accelerator Technical Forum (ATF)

Professional development for accelerator staff

13-15 December 2010
ANSTO Lucas Heights

New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights, NSW

Keynote Speakers:
Prof Ken Peach, University of Oxford
John Fox, Stanford university
Ralph Steinhagen, CERN

ACAS provides a platform for accelerator science research and development for the next generation machines for future light sources, ion beams and microprobes, medical accelerators, as well as high energy particle physics. This workshop is aimed at professionals working in accelerator science and engineering in Australia. It will provide an exciting opportunity for you to interact with internationally renowned experts in the field and engage with your colleagues around the country.

Organising Committee:
John Dodson, ANSTO
Mark Boland, Australian Synchrotron
Roger Rassool, University of Melbourne
David Hinde, Australian National University

Program Committee:
David Garton, ANSTO
Roland Szymanski, University of Melbourne
Don McGilvery, Australian Synchrotron
Nikolai Lobanov, Australian National University

ACAS (ATF) 2010 Program
ACAS (ATF) 2010 Sponsors



A beginners to intermediate course by Cosylab

15-17 December 2010
ANSTO Lucas Heights

New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights, NSW

Lecture series by Cosylab


Day 1 will dedicate a bit more time to the lectures whereas Day 2 will have more time for the basic hands-on exercises.
The hands-on exercises will be conducted using VmWare images with EPICS and all tools pre-installed.

Day 3 involves an important \”show and tell\” session for the second half of the day designed for Australian EPICS developers
to share knowledge and experience with the aim of strengthening the Australian EPICS community.

Day 1:

– Introduction to EPICS
– Basic Database concepts (processing, linking etc.)
– Building an IOC project in Linux
– Exercise: build your first EPICS project

Day 2:

– Database records (some basic types)
– EDM for GUI
– AlarmHandler basics
– Create databases with Visual DCT
– Exercise: a soft EPICS database (simulation of vacuum system) with EDM GUI

Day 3:

– Device Driver Basics
– Australian EPICS Collaboration Meeting \”show and tell\”