November 6-10

Contributed abstract (oral and poster) sorting catetories

The Executive Committee solicits contributed oral and poster presentations on the wide range of topics typically addressed at the GEC. The abstract sorting categories are listed below. You may always contact an Executive Committee member for assistance if you have difficulty choosing the category which best fits your work.

Guidelines for Scientific Presentations
James Callen, University of Wisconsin, has developed some useful materials for preparing effective scientific presentations. The Program Committee urges all attendees to prepare clear and effective presentations. James Callen’s website, entitled “Materials for Preparing Effective Scientific Talks, Posters” is available online as pdf documents at

1 Atomic and molecular collisional and dynamical processes
1.1 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: excitation
1.2 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: ionization
1.3 Heavy-particle collisions
1.4 Dissociation, recombination and attachment
1.5 Distribution functions and transport coefficients for electrons and ions
1.6 Other atomic and molecular collision phenomena

2 Plasma science
2.1 Nonequilibrium kinetics of low-temperature plasmas
2.2 Basic plasma physics phenomena in low- temperature plasmas
2.3 Plasma boundaries: sheaths, boundary layers, others,
2.4 Gas phase plasma chemistry
2.5 Plasma-surface interactions
2.6 Plasma diagnostic techniques
2.7 Modeling and simulation
2.8 Glows: dc, pulsed, microwave, others
2.9 Capacitively coupled plasmas
2.10 Inductively coupled plasmas
2.11 Magnetically-enhanced plasmas: ECR, helicon, magnetron, others
2.12 High pressure discharges: dielectric barrier, discharges, coronas, breakdown, sparks
2.13 Microdischarges: dc, rf, microwave
2.14 Thermal plasmas: arcs, jets, switches, others
2.15 Plasmas in liquids
2.16 Negative-ion and dust-particle-containing plasmas
2.17 Other plasma science topics

3 Plasma applications
3.1 Plasmas for light production: laser media, glows, arcs, flat panels, and novel sources
3.2 Plasma etching
3.3 Plasma deposition
3.4 Plasma ion implantation
3.5 Green plasma technologies: environmental and energy applications
3.6 Plasma processing for photovoltaic applications
3.7 Biological applications of plasmas and plasma applications in medicine
3.8 Plasma propulsion and aerodynamics
3.9 Plasmas for nanotechnologies, flexible electronics, and other emerging applications

4 Special arranged sessions
4.1 Workshop on linking theory & experiment
4.2 Workshop on academia & industry
4.3 Workshop on practical challenges for industry
4.4 Workshop on technical writing skills