On behalf of the Beam Instrumentation Workshop Program Committee, I am pleased to welcome
you to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the 14th meeting of the Beam Instrumentation Workshop (BIW10). Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), this workshop is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges of beam diagnostic and measurement techniques for charged particle accelerators. The workshops' features include plenary and poster sessions, tutorials, vendor exhibits, multiple opportunities for informal discussions and collaborations, and the 2010 Faraday Cup Award winner presentation.
Some of the continued attributes of the workshop are its small size and continued use of the Web. Furthermore, the BIW10 continues to offer a program that has no parallel sessions so that all of its attendees may observe and interact with all fellow participants. This year, BIW10 has enhanced its relationship with the Joint Accelerator Conference Website (JACoW) by publishing its proceedings only on the JACoW Web site (http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/AccelConf/). Finally, BIW10 continues the tradition established at BIW08 of providing students an opportunity to interact with workshop attendees.
Two new and important events have been added to this year's meeting:
- Expanded opportunities for vendor/attendee interaction through the presentation of Vendor Technical Orals and enhanced vendor participation.
- Technical Question and Answer period during Tuesday's working lunch.
With these new initiatives, the Program Committee hopes to boost the interest in the field of beam diagnostics instrumentation.
The organization of BIW10 has been made possible thanks to the generous support LANL's Engineering and Engineering Sciences Directorate and the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, and the participants and vendors attending the BIW10.
A special "Thank You" must also be expressed to members of the Local Organizing Committee whose enthusiastic and outstanding efforts made BIW10 a reality.
J. Douglas Gilpatrick
BIW10 Program Committee Chairman