Conference/Workshop Series of AAAPT
Conference/Workshop Series of AAAPT
It was realized by AAAPT Network Community that there are many young plasma researchers in the Asian and African region who are keen to have hands-on experience through intensive workshops on computation code used in simulation of plasma dynamics in plasma focus device and in plasma diagnostics such as X-rays, charged particles and other radiations from pulsed plasma devices. To cater to this need of young researchers and also to provide them a platform to present their research results while having close interaction with experienced researcher from AAAPT community, the yearly workshops were planned. Since 2008 the AAAPT Network has successfully organized five international workshops each year.
1. International Workshop on Plasma Computation and Applications, 14-15 July 2008, Nilai and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Link to IWPCA2008 Site
IWPCA2009 was chaired by Dr Saw Sor Heoh. There were about 40 participants with 16 overseas participants from 14 countries and 24 local participants. About 20 presentations were made in 5 scientific sessions with three keynote addresses and 17 invited presentations and one hands-on session on Numerical Experiments. A 100 page proceeding of IWPCA2008 was sent to all the participants of IWPCA2009 and AAAPT Council members. The IWPDA2009 was first of the recently organized series of workshops and served as the ice-breaker. The IWPCA2008 was supported by INTI International University, University Malaya, AAAPT, and ICTP.
2. International Workshop on Plasma Diagnostics and Applications (IWPDA2009), 2-3 July 2009, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - Link to IWPDA2009 Site
IWPDA2009 was chaired by Dr Rajdeep Singh Rawat. There were about 70 participants with 46 overseas participants from 14 countries and 24 local participants. More than 60 presentations were made in 11 scientific sessions with one keynote address, 19 invited presentations, 17 contributory presentations and 24 poster presentations on various aspects of plasma diagnostics, mostly for pulsed plasma, plasma simulations and plasma applications. A 260 page proceeding of IWPDA2009 was sent to all the participants of IWPDA2009 and AAAPT Council members. The IWPDA2009 was supported by Nanyang Technological University, AAAPT, ICTP, Lee Foundation, Institute of Physics Singapore, INTI International University, and PerkinElmer Singapore.
3. International Workshop on Plasma Science and Applications (IWPSA2010), 25-26 Oct 2010, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China - Link to IWPSA2010
IWPSA2010 was chaired by Prof S.Z. Yang. There were about 70 participants with 18 overseas participants from 10 countries. A total of 65 papers, with 18 invited, 12 contributed and 35 posters, were presented. The IWPSA2010 was the third of the series of Workshop/Conference started as the IWPCA2008 at INTI-UC and UM Malaysia and continued as the IWPDA2009 at NTU/NIE in Singapore. The IWPSA2010 was organized by the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Fujian Key Laboratory for Plasma and Magnetic Resonance, School of Physics and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Xiamen University and was supported by ICTP and AAAPT.
4. International Workshop on Plasma Science and Applications (IWPSA2011), 27-28 Oct 2011, Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran -
IWPSA2010, the fourth AAAPT network workshop activity, was chaired by Prof R. Amrollahi. There were about 106 participants. A total of 75 papers, with 11 Invited and Plenary talks, 9 Oral talks and 55 posters, were presented. The whole workshop was organized into Plenary, four Technical and Poster Session, and Panel discussion session. A visit to laboratories equipped with Tokamak and Plasma focus device was also arranged. The activity was organized by Faculty of Nuclear Engineering and Physics, the Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran and supported by AAAPT.
5. International Workshop on Plasma Science and Applications (IWPSA2012), 4-5 Oct 2012, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
The fifth AAAPT network series workshop, IWPSA2012, was chaired by Dr R. Mongkolnavin. There were about 35 participants. A total of about 19 invited and contributory presentations were made. The activity was supported by Chulalongkorn University, AAAPT and ICTP. The 5th General Meeting of AAAPT was also organized along with it.
6. International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2013), 4-6 Dec 2013, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Link - http://icpsa2013.nie.edu.sg/index.html)
The ICPSA2013 was co-organized by National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Asian African Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT) network. It was chaired by Dr Rajdeep Singh Rawat, NIE?NTU. The ICPSA2013 received generous support by (i) The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretic Physics (ICPT), Trieste, Italy, (ii) Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), NTU, Singapore, (iii) Asian Photonic Research Institute (APRI), GIST, Korea and (iv) Institute of Advanced Studies, Singapore. The ICPSA2013 celebrated the 25 years of formation of AAAPT. The ICPSA2013 focused on fundamentals of plasmas, plasma sources development and optimizations, plasma diagnostics, and applications of plasmas in different fields such as fusion education and training facility, x-ray/EUV radiations source, neutron source, lithography, plasma processing of biological subjects, solar cells, spintronics and magnetic materials, plasma-based nanofabrication, and plasma polymerization. The ICPSA2013 was attended by 125 participants from 27 countries and there were 3 Plenary, 8 Keynote, 44 Invited, and 26 Contributory talks along with over 60 poster presentations. The online open access proceedings of ICPSA2013 can be accessed at http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/ijmpcs/32
7. 7th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2014), 22-24 Sep 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal (Link - http://ku.edu.np/icpsa-2014/)
The ICPSA2014 was co-organized by Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal; Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Asian African Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT) network. The ICPSA2014 was Coordinated by Prof Deepak Subedi and Dr Raju Khanal and was Chaired by Prof L N Jha. A one day workshop on Numerical Experiments Workshop (Research) on Plasma Focus (NEW-PF-2014) was also organized on 21st of September 2014 as a pre-conference event. There were 24 participants in this workshop. Prof. S. Lee and Prof. S.H. Saw were the resource persons for the workshop. The ICPSA2014 focused on the fundamentals, sources, diagnostics and applications of various types of plasmas that include low-pressure low-temperature plasmas, high-pressure atmospheric plasmas, high energy density laser plasmas and hot-dense magnetized plasma. There were about 70 participants from 10 different countries.
8. 8th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2015) – Prof R. Amrollahi Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran Polytechnic and Prof M Ghoranneviss Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University Iran (http://www.iaun.ac.ir/conferences/706-electrochemical-2)
International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2015) was held during 8-10 September 2015 in I. Azad University (Najafabad Branch), Isfahan, Iran. The ICPSA2015 was co-organized by Plasma Physics Research Center of I. Azad University, Tehran, Iran and Department of Energy Engineering and Physics of Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran. It was hosted by I. Azad University (Najafabad branch), in Isfahan. This Conference was 8th in the series of annual AAAPT activities that had been regularly held for past seven years. The conference had 7 Plenary, 13 Oral and 76 poster presentations with participations from 6 countries.
9. 9th International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2016) – 28-29 Nov 2016, Langkawi, Malaysia (http://laser.utm.my/icpsa2016/)
International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2016) was held during 28-29 November 2016 at Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia. The ICPSA2016 was Chaired by Prof Jalil Ali from Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru-Malaysia. This Conference was 9th in the series of annual AAAPT activities that had been regularly held for past nine years since 2008. The conference had 4 Plenary, 4 Invited, 40 Oral and 20 poster presentations with participations from 8 countries.