16-19 October 2018
Asia/Taipei timezone


The 12th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls (PCaPAC) will be hosted by NSRRC, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, from October 16th to 19th, 2018. The mission of PCaPAC 2018 is keeping both the traditional aspects of PCaPAC as well as the focus on emerging technologies. This is reflected in PCaPAC’s new official name “International Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Scientific Facilities Controls”. The venue is the Fleurlis Hotel, in the heart of the city. We look forward to welcoming you to Hsinchu, Taiwan.                       

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PCaPAC 2018 Topics:

  • Control Systems (status reports, control system frameworks – EPICS/TANGO/TINE/DOOCS/STARS/MADOCA/!CHAOS, reliability and longevity of control systems, virtual systems, control databases and other)

  • User Interfaces and Tools (user’s perspective, data visualization and archiving, automation tools, GUI building tools, reporting and logging tools, operator supervisory tools, mobile systems, web services, emerging interface trends from the consumer market, collaborative tools, remote or mobile operations and other)

  • Hardware Technologies and Component Integration, System Modeling and Automation (custom accelerator control hardware, accelerator specific development, DSP, FPGA, PLCs, IOC, single-board computers, interlock and machine protection, timing and synchronization, computer buses, tuning and optimization techniques for feedback control systems and other)

  • Data Acquisition and Data Storage, Data Analysis (commercial off-the-shelf systems, real-time or near-real-time-operating systems, GPU accelerator, extremely large databases, noSQL databases, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, cloud computing for controls and other)

  • Infrastructure and Networking, Management of IT Projects, Cyber Security (development processes, quality assurance, version control, in-time development, network design, gateways, internet connectivity, authentication, virtualization and other)


Special topic for PCaPAC 2018:

  • GUI Technologies and Frameworks (Python, Java, HTML5, Java Script, .Net, LabVIEW, MATLAB, others)


Official Sponsors



Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitor: NI  Exhibitor: D-tAcq Solutions  Exhibitor: ADLINK