9-13 July 2024, Brno, Czech Republic

News, updates, announcements

Countdown:

  • April 24, 2024: REGISTRATION OPEN.
  • March 5, 2024: 2nd Announcement is published!
  • Abstract deadline extended to March 8, 2024.
  • WARNING: Beware of Scam Emails!
  • Feb 9, 2024: Abstract upload is now OPEN.
  • Call for nominations: The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of ESCAMPIG is seeking nominations for The William Crookes Prize.
  • December 1, 2023: ESCAMPIG 2024 1st Announcement published online.
  • December 3, 2023: 1st Announcement email to ESCAMPIG mailing list.

Important deadlines

  • Abstract Submission: March 8, 2024
  • Nominations for Crookes Prize: February 28, 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: April 12, 2024
  • Early Registration: May 31, 2024

Important Notice Regarding Hotel Reservations

To all our valued conference participants, we have negotiated exclusive hotel deals directly beneficial for you. Please ensure all hotel reservations are made directly with the hotels. We do not authorize any third parties to make reservations on behalf of the conference.

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Conference Information

The ESCAMPIG (Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases) is an international biennial conference traditionally recognized by the EPS (European Physical Society). The conference topics comprise basic and applied plasma research. 26th ESCAMPIG will be organized by the Department of Plasma Physics and Technology of Masaryk University (MUNI) in cooperation with the CEPLANT and the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists.

Conference Format and Topics

ESCAMPIG 2024 consists of plenary, invited general lectures and topical lectures, two poster sessions and two workshops. All submitted abstracts for conference contributions (oral and poster) will be refereed by the International Scientific Committee, and only approved contributions will be published in the electronic book of contributed papers.

The preliminary conference program is now available. The final conference program will be published at the beginning of June.

Please note that participant registration will be possible throughout the duration of the conference.

Conference Topics
  1. Atomic and molecular processes in plasmas
  2. Transport phenomena, particle velocity distribution function
  3. Physical basis of plasma chemistry
  4. Plasma surface interaction (boundary layers, sheath, surface processes)
  5. Plasma diagnostics
  6. Plasma and discharges theory and simulation
  7. Self-organization in plasmas, dusty plasmas
  8. Upper atmospheric plasmas and space plasmas
  9. Low pressure plasma sources
  10. High pressure plasma sources
  11. Plasmas and gas flows
  12. Laser produced plasmas

Preliminary Conference Schedule Conference schedule

The William Crookes Prize (2024)

Call for nominations

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of ESCAMPIG is seeking nominations for the William Crookes Prize to be awarded to a mid-career researcher who has been judged to have made major contributions to one or more scientific topics covered by the ESCAMPIG.

Mid-career is here defined as between about 10 and 20 years after PhD or the equivalent qualification.

This prize has been co-sponsored by the European Physical Society and Institute of Physics Publishing through Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST). The award will be 1,000 euros, a diploma, and waived fees to attend the ESCAMPIG at which the award will be presented.

The selection panel will consist of the previous winner, the Chair of the ESCAMPIG ISC, and two other members of the ISC. The two members will be selected by the ISC after the nominations have been received to ensure that they have no direct connection with any of the nominees.

The nominator should assemble a nomination package that comprises the year of the nominee’s PhD thesis, a list of references to no more than five of the nominee's most significant papers, and an account of the nominee's contributions to one or more of the scientific topics covered by the ESCAMPIG. It should be sent to the Chair of the ISC Carlos Pintassilgo by email to cdp@fe.up.pt by February 28, 2024. Four seconders, at least two of whom are from a different country than the nominee must send a confirmation email of their support for the nomination, also to be received before the closing date.

Serving members of the ESCAMPIG ISC are not eligible for nomination. Direct applications are not accepted.

Former winners:
  • Sedina Tsikata (ESCAMPIG Paris 2022) in recognition of her major contributions on the ExB instabilities and Thomson Scattering Cold Plasma Diagnostics.
  • Paola Diomede (2020, awarded in ESCAMPIG Paris 2022) in recognition of her major contributions on the modeling of Non-equilibrium H2 Plasma and Diffusion Approach to Vibrational Kinetics and the Monte Carlo Flux Method.
  • Deborah O'Connell (ESCAMPIG Glasgow 2018), for her major contributions to atmospheric pressure plasmas and applications to bio-medical science and plasma-liquid interface.
  • Vasco Guerra (ESCAMPIG Bratislava 2016) for his outstanding contribution to the modeling of molecular low-temperature plasmas including the strong coupling between electron and vibrational kinetics, together with chemical and ion kinetics.
  • Pascal Chabert (ESCAMPIG Greifswald 2014) for his major contributions on the modeling of capacitively and inductively coupled plasmas.
  • Antoine Rousseau (ESCAMPIG Viana do Castelo 2012) for his major contributions on the coupling plasma-catalysis and its application to air treatment.
  • Zoltan Donko (ESCAMPIG Novi Sad 2010) for his major contributions to the understanding of the effect of elementary processes on the properties of gas discharges and strongly coupled plasmas.
  • Richard van de Sanden (ESCAMPIG Granada 2008) for his major contributions to fundamental studies of expanding plasma jets and their use in plasma enhanced deposition and etching.

Committees, Organizers

    International Scientific Committee

  • Chairman: Carlos Pintassilgo (Portugal)
  • Ronny Brandenburg (Germany)
  • Claudiu Costin (Romania)
  • Aranka Derszi (Hungary)
  • Anatoly Filippov (Russia) 
  • Victor Herrero (Spain)
  • František Krčma (Czech Republic)
  • Tiberiu Minea (France)
  • Nikola  Škoro (Serbia)
  • Eugen Stamate (Denmark)
  • Francesco Taccogna (Italy)
  • Erik Wagenaars (United Kingdom)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Zdeněk Bonaventura (MUNI)
  • Co-chairman: Tomáš Hoder (MUNI)
  • Bohumila Tesaříková (MUNI)
  • František Krčma (BUT)
  • Ondřej Jašek (MUNI)
  • Pavel Dvořák (MUNI)

Realization/Support

  • Eliška Baková (MUNI)
  • Anežka Winklerová (MUNI)
  • Pavel Kunovský (MUNI)
  • Monika Stupavská (MUNI)
  • Tereza Schmidtová (MUNI)

ESCAMPIG Conference History

ESCAMPIG History Notes.

The history of the ESCAMPIG conference dates back to 1973, when the first ESCAMPIG conference was held in Versailles. Since 1974, the ESCAMPIG conference has been held every two years, with the exception of 2020, when the event was postponed for two years due to the pandemic. The community of conference participants increased since the first conference and settled at a stable value of around 200 participants, leading experts worldwide focusing on atomic and molecular processes in ionized gases, basic and applied plasma research, diagnostic methods, plasma-surface interactions, plasma sources, and technologies. During half a century of ESCAMPIG history, this conference has been organized in many countries of Western and Eastern Europe. In 2024, ESCAMPIG will be held in the Czech Republic for the first time in history.

Recent editions of the conference:

The 25th Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases 19-23 Jul 2022 Paris (France) ESCAMPIG 2022.
The 24th Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases 17-22 Jul 2018 Glasgow (UK) ESCAMPIG 2018.
The 23th Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases 12-16 Jul 2016 Bratislava (Slovakia) ESCAMPIG 2016.

Workshops

Workshop_modeling

Predictive and practical simulations of plasma systems
and plasma processes (Workshop 1)

Chairman: Adam Obrusník (MUNI, PlasmaSolve, Czech Republic)
Speakers:
Anna Nelson (Quantemol Ltd, United Kingdom)
Vasco Guerra (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Dennis Barton (Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany)
Mark J. Kushner (University of Michigan, USA)

Workshop diagnostics

Advancements in non-equilibrium plasma laser diagnostics (Workshop 2)

Chairman: Gabi Daniel Stancu (CentraleSupélec, France)
Speakers:
Arthur Dogariu (Texas A&M University, USA)
Pavel Dvořák (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Alexandros Gerakis (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
Jean-Pierre van Helden (Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Germany)

IUPAP C16 EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST PRIZE 2023

ESCAMPIG IUPAP PRIZE TALK

The IUPAP C16 Early Career Scientist Prize is recognizing outstanding contributions made by scientists at early stages of their careers in the field of Plasma Physics. The year 2023 is awarded to Jannis Teunissen:

For development of a suite of numerical codes to simulate streamer discharges in full 3D with their intricate inner structure, including their interactions and branching statistics, in agreement with experiments, as well as for contributions to codes and predictions for relativistic MHD in astrophysics, and to machine learning for space weather.


Registration, fees

The conference fee includes scientific program, welcome reception, conference dinner, excursion, coffee breaks and all lunches during the conference.

Early Late*   
  Regular: 530€ 580€
  EPS Members: 510€ 560€
  Students: 380€ 430€
  *Late: After May 31
  BASIC*   FULL*     
  Accompanying:   200€   350€
*BASIC: Includes excursion, accompanying
person programme, conference dinner,welcome reception
**FULL: BASIC + coffee breaks, lunches
To enter the registration form, please use as validation code.

Abstract Submission

All interested participants are invited to present the latest results of their scientific work in one of the ESCAMPIG subject areas. The extended deadline for abstract submission is March 8, 2024. Notifications of the acceptance or rejection of the contributions will be distributed no later than April 12, 2024. Contributed abstract must be written in English and should report previously unpublished work. The authors are responsible for both the content and style of their contributions. No editing or re-typing will be carried out by the conference organizers, and accepted abstracts will be reproduced without reduction or modification. Abstracts that do not conform to the format of the template may be rejected. Each contributed abstract must be submitted as a pdf file. Maximum of three abstracts are allowed per one registration fee. A google docs, docx template, and a LaTeX template files are available for download. In order to have an abstract published in the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors must have paid the registration fee by June 30, 2024. Please re-check that the correct topic number is placed on the top right-hand corner of the first page.

For late abstract submissions please contact organizers.

  LaTeX   docx    Google Docs*       
  Regular:   Template.tex   Template.docx   Template   Sample.pdf
  Invited:   Template.tex   Template.docx   Template   Sample.pdf
*Note: in order to use Google Docs template you need to login to your google account and use File > Make a copy. This allows you to save a personal copy of the document to your own Google Drive.

Venue and Local information

External link: Go To Brno

Conference Venue

The conference will be held on the Campus of the Faculty of Information Technology of the Brno University of Technology (BUT), within easy reach of the center of Brno. The venue is located in the former Monastery of the Carthusian Order, which was founded in 1375. In the Campus historic buildings are sensitively complemented by two new lecture hall complexes.

Travel

Brno has its own airport Brno-Tuřany (BRQ), with regular Ryanair flights to London. Brno can be also reached conveniently from Prague (PRG), Vienna (VIE) or Bratislava (BTS) airports.

Hotels

A limited number of hotel rooms are available for registered participants at special discount rates.

Social Program

Welcome Party - Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 6 p.m.

The Welcome party will take place at the conference venue, located at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology (BUT), same location as the conference venue. It's conveniently close to the center of Brno and will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 6 p.m. A buffet-style meal, including soft and alcoholic drinks, will be provided. You can enjoy the summer ambiance with live cimbalom music and a folklore dance school. How to get there

Welcome Party Welcome Party

Conference Dinner - Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 8 p.m.


Excursions - Friday, July 12, 2024, after lunch

On Friday afternoon (July 12, 2024) we plan conference excursions to discover interesting places in Brno. We offer excursion options as described below. Some of them have a limited capacity. Participants can choose a particular option during the registration process. Due to the limited capacity, some excursion options might be unavailable.

Špilberk Castle

Špilberk Castle has dominated the skyline of Brno since the mid-13th century. Historically, it provided not only the symbol of safety and protection, but there also had been times when the fortress inspired fear and represented oppression for the citizens of the city. A sightseeing tour involves Casemates-prison, historical fortifications and lookout tower.
How to get there

Brno Underground

Two brick tanks and one concrete tank of Brno underground were built in the years 1874, 1894, and 1917. Very few similar sights like this exist elsewhere in Europe . The first of three unique water tanks was opened to visitors in 2020, now the entire area, including a revitalized park, is open to the public for spring 2024. These tanks are yet another addition to a diverse and fascinating list of Brno underground and industrial monuments.
How to get there


Villa Tugendhat

Villa Tugendhat was built in 1929–1930 to a design by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The villa soon became an icon of modern architecture in Europe, especially for its revolutionary use of space and industrial building materials. Also, its history is at least as fascinating as its cultural significance. Villa Tugendhat was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.
How to get there


Cipher Game

A cipher game is an activity that involves solving logical puzzles, riddles, and ciphers. Participants, in teams, receive a set of ciphers that guide them from one location to another, with the requirement to solve them in order to progress further or uncover hidden information. The aim of the game is by deciphering codes to reach the final goal first. Cipher games are very popular in the Czech Republic as a form of entertainment, offering a way to explore different parts of the country while having fun and developing teamwork skills.

Lab Tour and Garden Party - Friday, July 12, 2024, from 5 p.m.

The garden party will be held on Friday, July 12, from 6 p.m. at the Botanic Garden of Masaryk University (Kotlářská 2, Brno). A BBQ-style dinner will be available, including soft drinks, beer, and wine. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the greenhouses of the Botanic Garden. Additionally, lab tours at the Department of Plasma Physics and Technology will be possible prior to the Garden Party.



Where to Eat

Here are some tips for nearby restaurants and other places. Brno is considered one of the best cities in the world for foodies. You can find something good to eat or drink in every part of it, but our tips are concentrated in the city center, where the majority of historical sights are.

Coffeehouses

Brno is famous for its coffeehouses. If you wanna taste a perfect cup of coffee, one of the best places is SKØG Urban Hub On Dominikánské náměstí 5, which is one of the best coffee houses with specialty coffee in Brno with a significant urban atmosphere. If you prefer a more Italian-style cup of coffee and you want a perfect piece of dessert to it, then you need to visit Café Momenta on Zelný trh. The best option for a breakfast Podnik on Peroutková 5.

Ice Cream

If you need to refresh yourself on a city tour, you can try ice cream from Božský kopeček ("Heavenly Scoop"). It is vegan gelato served from like tuk-tuk cars mostly on Náměstí svobody, Zelný trh and Moravské náměstí. If you don't mind standing in the queues, then you need to try an ice cream from Ještě jednu on Minoritská.

Beer

If you prefer refreshing with beer, then one of the best places with a unique atmosphere is Na stojáka on Jakubské náměstí. If you prefer to sit with your beer you can try beer house Pivní burza on Jánská street with the unique concept of floating beer price as on the stock market.

Food

When you are hungry and want to grab something to eat with your beer then <Lokál u Caipla on Kozí is the place to go. If you want to enjoy a perfect evening with a little bit of fine dining and wine visit Kohout na víně which is in House of Arts on Malinovského náměstí. And if you prefer a cocktail with your food then Element on Běhounská is the perfect place.

If you have sweet tooth try Cukrářství Martiňák in Alfa Passage on Poštovská or Sorry, pečeme jinak on Křídlovická.

If you are not sure what you want, visit Platz in upper part of Zelný trh. There is a calm and unique shared food court of 5 different establishments with a vertical garden.

Conference Program

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