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Program GEC 2016

Literatue Introduction

Epitome: Program at APS Website
Bulletin as PDF at APS Website

08:00 - 18:00 Registration
Workshop 1, 13:00 - 17:30: Future Challenges in Plasma Physics, Uwe Czarnetzki et al.
Workshop 2, 11:00 - 17:00: Plasma Kinetics, Toshiaki Makabe et al.
Workshop 3, 11:00 - 17:00: Pulsed high power plasmas for the synthesis of nanostructured thin films, Peter Awakowicz et al.
Workshop 4, 10:00 - 17:30: Plasma-chemistry to electrify the chemical industry, Richard van de Sanden, David Graves et al.

18:00 - 20:00 Opening Reception, Music Rawsome Delights

08:30 - 17:30 Talks GEC 2016
17:30 - 19:30 Poster sessions, Audimax Foyer
19:30 - 20:30 Four lab tours at RUB
20:00 Exclusive show for the GEC in the Planetarium Bochum: "Time Travel - From the Big Bang to Humankind"
The Planetarium is close to Bochum Main Station and can be reached from there with just one stop of the tram lines 308 and 318 in direction Schürbankstraße/Gerthe (the stop is called 'Planetarium'). More detailed information about how to get there can be found online (German only).

08:30 - 10:00 Talks GEC 2016
10:30 - 11:30 RUB Rector Welcome and GEC Foundation Talk at Audimax: Zoltan Donko, "Playing with charged particles: a way to understand kinetic effects in transport and in low-temperature plasmas"
11:30 - 12:00 Group photo
12:00 - 13:00 GEC Business Meeting
13:45 - 14:45 Guided Tour Botanical Garden / Chinese Garden
14:15 - 14:45 Klais Organ concert, Audimax
15:00 - 17:00 Talks
17:00 - 19:00 Poster sessions, Audimax Foyer
18:00 - 23:00 GEC ExCom Meeting (Room 2, Level 01)
19:00 - 20:00 Lab tours at RUB
19:00 - 21:00 LXCat workshop

08:30 - 12:30 Talks GEC 2016
12:45 - 13:45 Guided Tour Botanical Garden / Chinese Garden
14:00 - 17:30 Talks GEC 2016
19:00 Conference Dinner at Henrichs Hattingen with Triton Jazzband

08:30 - 12:30 Talks GEC 2016


The conference will bring together over 450 scientists and engineers from around the world who will attend 42 invited talks, 222 oral contributed talks, and 262 poster presentations. The GEC program includes four workshops on Monday, an opening reception on Monday evening, and a Thursday evening awards banquet. In addition, an industry exhibition will take place along the conference. The GEC prides itself in student attendance. The conference will present the "Student Award for Excellence" to the best student oral presentation, selected from a group of 4 finalists.

Conference language

The official language of the conference is English.
It will be used for all presentations and printed materials.

Session numbering scheme

Each session code consists of a letter and a number. The first letter indicates the number of that session in the program, e.g. A for 1, B for 2 etc. The second letter indicates the day of the week: M for Monday, T for Tuesday, W for Wednesday, R for Thursday, and F for Friday. The last number (1-4) is the index used to distinguish the concurrent sessions (see table below for room assignments). The plenary session on Wednesday will take place in the Auditorium Maximum (Audimax), and the poster sessions will be held in the Audimax (Foyer).

Session index --> Room
1 --> room 1
2 --> room 2a
3 --> room 2b
4 --> room 3

Presentation format

Papers that have been accepted for presentations are listed in the scientific program. Invited talks are allotted 25 minutes, with 5 additional minutes for questions and discussion. Oral contributed talks are allotted 12 minutes, with 3 additional minutes for questions and discussion. Poster boards in Audimax will contain two posters on each side, each poster with a size of 84,1 x 118,9 cm (size DinA0). The posters may remain on display throughout the day and have to be removed at the close of each day (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings by 8:00 pm).

Opening reception and banquet

An opening reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 10, in the Audimax Foyer. On Thursday evening, October 13, the banquet reception will be held at 6:00 pm, Henrichs, Gebläsehalle, Werksstraße 31-33, Hattingen, followed by the banquet from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm featuring live entertainment. Prior to the banquet there are five guided tours to the old blast furnace. Please register for those at the information desk in the Audimax!
Bus transportation between RUB and Henrichs will be provided for all participants at 5:30 pm (for the guided tours) and 6:30 pm (for the banquet only) and after the banquet back to Bochum Main Station (city center). The cost of the banquet is included in the attendee’s registration fee. Banquet guest tickets may be purchased for EUR 70 online. The GEC Awards for Best Student Oral and Poster Presentations will be presented during the banquet.

Lab tours

There will be four lab tours on Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 pm, and four lab tours on Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm. Each tour takes 60 minutes and covers
two different laboratories. The groups hosting the lab tours are:
• Experimental Physics II: Chair for "Physics of Reactive Plasmas" and Research Group "Coupled Plasma-Solid State Systems"
• Experimental Physics V: Chair for "Plasma and Atomic Physics"
• Chair for "Electrical Engineering and Plasma Technology"
• Research Group "Biomedical Applications of Plasmas"

Register for the lab tours at the info board, located in the Audimax Foyer next to GEC registration.