November 6-10

Program

The program is now available at http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/GEC17/ with the following items:

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Bulletin (abstracts)

 

Program ~ The Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC)

November 6-10, 2017
Location: the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Green Tree, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Meeting-space floor plan

Monday:: Tuesday:: Wednesday:: Thursday:: Friday

Monday, November 6 [top]

Monday includes four half-day preconference workshops. The session code is translated according to 1 = Salon D of Grand Ballroom, 2 = Duquesne Room, and 4 = Foster Room, with M for Monday and A = “9:00am to 12:30pm” and B = “2:00pm to 5:30pm”.

Session AM1 (9am-12:30pm): “Linking academia and industry”     Salon D of Grand Ballroom
Session BM1 (2pm-5:30pm): “Practical challenges for industry”    Salon D of Grand Ballroom
Session AM4 (9am-12:30pm): “Scientific paper writing workshop”            Foster Room
Session BM2 (2pm-5:30pm): “Linking theory and experiment”       Duquesne Room

3pm- 7pm

 

GEC2017 Registration

6pm- 8pm

 

Welcome Reception

 

Tuesday, November 7 [top]

8am- 3:30pm

 

Talks GEC 2017

4pm- 6pm

 

Poster session, Salons ABC of Grand Ballroom

6:30pm- 11:30pm

 

Buses #1 and #2 continuously loop between hotel and Station Square (and South Side).

6:30pm- 11:30pm

 

Bus #2 continuously loops between hotel and Station Square (and South Side).

 

Wednesday, November 8 [top]

8am- 9:30am

 

Talks GEC 2017

10am- 11am

 

Will Allis Prize Talk in Salons DE: Klaus Bartschat, "Electron Collisions--Experiment, Theory, and Applications"

11am- 11:15am

 

Group photo

11:15am- 12:15pm

 

GEC Business Meeting

12:15pm- 1:30pm

 

GEC General Committee Meeting (committee only, lunch), Foster Room

1:30pm- 4pm

 

Talks GEC 2017

4pm- 6pm

 

Poster session, Salons ABC of Grand Ballroom

6pm- 10:00pm

 

GEC Executive Committee Meeting (committee only, dinner), Foster Room

7pm- 9pm

 

LXCat workshop in Duquesne Room

6:30pm- 11:30pm

 

Buses #1 and #2 continuously loop between hotel and North Shore (and North Side).

 

Thursday, November 9 [top]

8am- 5:30pm

 

Talks GEC 2017

6:30pm- 7:30pm

 

Banquet Reception in Salons ABC of Grand Ballroom

7:30pm- 10:30pm

 

Conference Dinner in Salons ABC of Grand Ballroom

6:30pm- 11:30pm

 

Buses #1 and #2 continuously loop between hotel and Station Square (and South Side).

 

Friday, November 10 [top]

8am- 12pm

 

Talks GEC 2017

 

OVERVIEW
The conference will bring together over 400 scientists and engineers from around the world who will attend 31 invited talks, over 175 oral contributed talks, and over 160 poster presentations. The technical program includes the Will Allis Prize talk on Wednesday morning, one evening discussion group on Wednesday, and a federal agency session on Thursday morning. One student will receive the “Student Award for Excellence”, selected from a group of six oral-presentation finalists. The social program includes a welcome reception Monday evening and a Thursday evening conference dinner with a pre-dinner reception.

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE
The official language of the conference, used for all presentations and printed materials, is English.

SESSION NUMBERING SCHEME
Each session has a code consisting of three characters (two letters and a number). The first letter follows the sequence of 23 unique session start times from A through W. The second letter indicates the day of the week: T for Tuesday, W for Wednesday, R for Thursday, and F for Friday. The number indicates the room location. The numbering scheme is driven by the requirements of the APS meeting database system.

Letter:
1st = Chronological                        2nd = Day of the Week         3rd = Room Location
Designation (examples)             T = Tuesday                 1 = Salon D of Grand Ballroom
G = Tuesday 16:00 Posters                  W = Wednesday          2 = Duquesne Room
N = Wednesday 16:00 Posters            R = Thursday               3 = Oakmont Junior Ballroom
T = Thursday 16:00 Orals                    F = Friday                    4 = Foster Room

 

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. Contributed talks are allotted 12 minutes, with 3 additional minutes for questions and discussion. Double-sided poster boards in Salons ABC measure 4 feet (1.3 m) high by 8 feet (2.6 m) wide. Each poster must be mounted on its assigned-number bulletin board. Pins will be provided. Each poster presentation lasts 2 hours (Tuesday or Wednesday 4-6 pm), but posters may be displayed throughout the day, and must be removed within 30 minutes of the close of its poster session.

WELCOME RECEPTION AND BANQUET
A welcome reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 6, in the Oakmont Junior Ballroom. On Thursday evening, November 9, the banquet reception will be held at 6:30 pm, Salons ABC of the Grand Ballroom, followed by the banquet from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, featuring music. The cost of the banquet is included in the attendee’s registration fee. Banquet guest tickets may be purchased individually. Winners of the GEC Student Excellence Award and poster-presentation awards will be recognized during the banquet.

LAB TOURS
There will be a WVU Plasma Group tour on Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am. The tour takes 90 minutes and covers three different laboratories. The groups hosting the lab tours are:
• West Virginia University Plasma Physics Laboratory – Schulze-Koepke
• West Virginia University Plasma Physics Laboratory – Scime-Keesee
• West Virginia University Plasma Physics Laboratory – Koepke
• WVU Space Plasma Theory – Paul Cassak, Weichao Tu

Register for the lab tour at the GEC welcome/registration station.