This International Workshop on
Accelerator Alignment followed the CERN Accelerator School (1986) and
the nine dedicated IWAA workshops at SLAC (1989), DESY (1990), CERN
(1993), KEK (1995), APS (1997), ESRF(1999), SPring-8(2002), CERN(2004)
and SLAC(2006). These workshops are devoted to the large scale
metrology and high precision positioning ("alignment") of particle
accelerators, reviewing and investigating there all suitable advanced
techniques capable of accuracies from 0.2 mm to a few micrometers over
long or large dimensions.
Participants are mainly coming from
laboratories, institutes, universities or companies relating to
particle physics, synchrotron light, medical or industrial applications
of accelerators - or concerned with other scientific equipment as well.
People dealing with engineering survey
and large scale metrology for industry or with the development and
manufacturing of instruments usually find also here many subjects of
interest -- hence the opening to other professionals and scientists.
Please note that the Local Organizing
Committee for IWAA08 will not accept papers related to military
activities, pursuant to the announcement made by Science Council of
Japan in 1950, and Resolution No.3 issued by The Physical Society of
Japan in 1966.