9-13 July 2024, Brno, Czech Republic

News, updates, announcements

Countdown:

  • 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: February 28, 2024
  • Nominations for Crookes Prize: February 28, 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: April 5, 2024
  • Early Registration: April 19, 2024

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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 consists of plenary, invited general lectures and topical lectures, poster sessions and workshops. All contributed papers (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.

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

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)

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.

Invited speakers

    General Invited Speakers

  • Peter Bruggeman (USA)
  • Declan Diver (United Kingdom)
  • Gabi Daniel Stancu (France)
  • Holger Kersten (Germany)
  • Juraj Országh (Slovakia)
  • Kinga Kutasi (Hungary)
  • Luís L. Alves (Portugal)
  • Lecture of the Crookes Prize winner

Topical Invited Speakers

  • Ana María Gómez Ramírez (Spain)
  • Augusto Stancampiano (France)
  • Catalin Vitelaru (Romania)
  • Filippo Cichocki (Italy)
  • Luca Vialetto (USA)
  • Marija Puač (Serbia)
  • Miguel Jiménez Redondo (Germany)

Workshops

Workshop diagnostics

Advancements in non-equilibrium plasma laser diagnostics

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)

Workshop_modeling

Predictive and practical simulations of plasma systems
and plasma processes

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)

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 April 19
  BASIC*   FULL*     
  Accompanying:   200€   350€
*BASIC: Includes excursion, accompanying
person programme, conference dinner,welcome reception
**FULL: BASIC + coffee breaks, lunches

Abstract Submission

All interested participants are invited to present the latest results of their scientific work in one of the ESCAMPIG subject areas. The deadline for abstract submission is February 28, 2024. Notifications of the acceptance or rejection of the contributions will be distributed no later than April 5, 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.

To submit your pdf abstract file, use validation code: and follow instructions in the Abstract Submission Form.

  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.

Local informations

External link: Go To Brno

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.