- Basic Processes in Fully and Partially Ionized Plasmas
- Microwave Generation and Plasma Interactions
- Charged Particle Beams and Sources
- High Energy Density Plasmas Applications
- Industrial, Commercial and Medical Plasma Applications
- Plasma Diagnostics
- Pulsed Power and Other Plasma Applications
January 15, 2010, extended to January 23, 2010, now closed.
Low Temperature Plasma Modeling and Simulation and Application
ICOPS 2010 will take place in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk is a city of some 238,832 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States.
The city has been undergoing a successful renewal, including new office, retail, entertainment and hotel construction downtown, new residential development along the rivers and bay front, and revitalization projects in many of its neighborhoods. Norfolk has added thousands of new residents to its downtown - turning it into a vibrant, lively place to live, visit or work. A light rail route through the heart of downtown is scheduled to open in late 2010.
Founded in 1682, Norfolk grew up on the water, and its miles of lake, river and bay front are central to many of its neighborhoods. The city's popular logo -- an elegant young mermaid, which can be spotted in outdoor sites from Downtown to Ocean View -- symbolizes 300 years of maritime and naval heritage and its modern reputation as a city on the move.
Attractions -- such as the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin, a salute to the city's long-standing relationship with the Navy, Nauticus, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and the new Cruise and Celebration Center dot Norfolk's easily-walked downtown waterfront. Here, tugboats and visiting cruise ships share the waters with sailboats and merchant ships. The waterfront is also home to Town Point Park, a recently refurbished green space that houses summer festivals, fountains, walkways, and tributes to the City's naval history. Other treasures -- The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Virginia Zoological Park -- are close by.
Norfolk is home to the Virginia Port Authority. Norfolk-Southern Railway. the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Stage Company, Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School,. Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College, Tides baseball in the summer and the Admirals hockey in the winter, state of the art research facilities, shipping companies and an exuberant arts and cultural community.
The conference will include plenary, oral, and poster sessions. There will be four plenary talks presented by international leaders in the plasma physics community; one plenary presentation will be an address by the 2010 IEEE Plasma Science and Applications Award recipient. In addition, for this conference, we plan to have a special oral session on the emerging field of "Plasma Medicine".
Oral presentations will include both invited and contributed papers. Invited talks will be 30 minutes and contributed talks 15 minutes including time for questions. Oral talks will be loaded onto presentation computers prior to each session. The expected applications are Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat (pdf files). Presentations are to be submitted on a CD or flash memory and will be transferred to the database. Posters should fit within a space of 4x6 feet.
The Conference Record will be on a USB memory stick. Manuscripts of plenary and invited oral presentations can be submitted for a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science to be published in early 2011. The Guest Editors of this special issue are Prof. Ravindra Joshi, Old Dominion University, Prof. Xinpei Lu, HuaZhong University, and Prof. Yukinori Sakiyama, UC Berkeley.