The 12th Workshop on Accelerator Operations (WAO) will take place in Barcelona (Spain), from October 4th to October 9th, 2020.
WAO’2020 will be hosted by the ALBA Synchrotron and the Worskhop venue will be the Parc de Recerca Biomèdica located on the Barceloneta seafront downtown in Barcelona.
The objective of the workshop is to create an open forum for those involved in the daily operation of particle accelerators to present, discuss, and exchange ideas with their peers from around the world. Accelerator operations staff from facilities of all sizes gather to collaborate on topics such as accelerator operation, performance, organization, maintenance, documentation, software, control room layout, remote operation, and safety. It also serves the accelerator operations community to establish benchmarks by facilitating comparisons of methods, efficiencies, costs, reliability, beam quality and other performance measures.
The workshop style atmosphere, which allows for interpersonal communication, is organized with scheduled talks, a poster session, and discussion periods; along with the opportunity for further discussion at breaks and meals.