The International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental
Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS) is a biennial series of conferences
inaugurated by a number of control system specialists from accelerator
laboratories around the world.
The series of conferences is intended to:
facilitate the interchange of ideas and information between
control system specialists working on large experimental physics
facilities around the world (accelerators, particle detectors,
tokamaks, telescopes, etc.)
create an archival literature of developments and progress in this rapidly-changing discipline
promote, where practical, standardization in both hardware and software
assist colleagues from technically less developed countries in the realization of all of these goals.
The term "Control Systems" in ICALEPCS is broadly interpreted to include:
all components or functions, such as processors, interfaces,
field-busses, networks, human interfaces, system and application
software, algorithms, architectures, databases, etc.
all aspects of these components, including engineering, execution methodologies, project management, costs, etc.
The series of ICALEPCS conferences started in 1987 in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland), hosted by CERN.
The conferences subsequently rotated between three major areas of the
world: America (including North, Central and South America), Asia
(including Oceania) and Europe (including Russia, the Near East and
Over the years the conferences saw a growing number of participants, Institutes and countries.