First announcement

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the LINAC series of conferences, we are pleased to announce that the 25th International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC10, is to be held in Tsukuba, Japan, from 12 to 17 September 2010, jointly organized by KEK, JAEA, and J-PARC. Tsukuba is Japan's largest science city with more than 300 research institutes, and is one of world's key sites for basic research in science and technology. This bi-yearly conference series exclusively covers the linac technology and related science, and it provides experts from around the world with a unique opportunity to discuss the latest advances in the linac research and development. We enthusiastically encourage all the linac experts to join the LINAC10 conference for professionally exchanging information in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The Conference Homepage provides full information concerning the scientific program as well as registration, accommodation, student grants and the student poster prizes, social activities and excursions:

The LINAC program consists of plenary invited talks and posters. Funds have been set aside to subsidize a limited number of students in the field. A special poster session for students will take place during delegate registration on Sunday, September 12th. The winner of student poster session will have the opportunity to give a twenty-minute oral presentation during a regular session of LINAC10. Do consider nominating your graduate students, if appropriate, to attend and apply for the student funds.

The conditions for financial support can be found on the LINAC10 web site at

We are currently accepting abstracts for posters from now until the April 30, 2010 via JACoW's Scientific Program Management System (SPMS). Some of key abstracts will be selected and highlighted as Oral Posters (poster presentation with five minute oral presentation at the plenary sessions). In addition, a few of them may be selected for twenty-minute Contributed Oral presentations.

Participation at the Linear Accelerator Conferences is limited and attendance is through invitation only. It is even unable to submit abstracts to LINAC10 unless you are registered as an invitee. If you would like to be invited to this conference, please contact with a member of the LINAC10 IOC (International Organizing Commitee). The list of the IOC members can be found at

We will send you an invitation letter in a separate mail, once your request is approved and you are registered as an invitee. If you cannot find an appropriate person in the IOC list, please contact us by e-mail: All the inquiries concerning this conference should be also directed to the e-mail:

I look forward to welcoming you to LINAC10.

Sincerely yours,
Yoshishige Yamazaki
LINAC10 Conference Chair