Welcome to IBS Conference on Laser Plasma Accelerators 2017

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the IBS Conference on Laser Plasma Accelerators, which will be held at Seogwipo-KAL hotel, Jeju island, Korea, from August 27 to September 1, 2017. This conference is the continuation of Laser Plasma Accelerator Workshop (LPAW) first held in Kardamili, Greece, and recently in Goa, India (2013) and in Guadeloupe, French Caribbean Island (2015).

In this conference approximately 150 participants will join from the field of laser plasma accelerators. The meeting also offers the opportunity to present the latest developments in laser and particle-beam drivers, novel accelerator concepts, diagnostics, high-field science, other particle sources, high-energy density plasmas and applications of next generation accelerators.

In particular, five working groups will focus upon:

  • Laser wakefield accelerators

  • Plasma wakefield accelerator

  • Radiation generation

  • Ion acceleration

  • Theory and computation

The workshop will be sponsored by Institute for Basic Science (IBS) as a series of “IBS conference”. The platform and style of the meeting will be the same as previous meetings. All of you are warmly invited to the workshop for presenting recent works and exchanging new research ideas on laser plasma accelerators.

Hyung Taek Kim and Chang Hee Nam
Center for Relativistic Laser Science
Institute for Basic Science

Date & Venue

Date: August 27- September 1, 2017

Venue: Seogwipo KAL hotel, Jeju island, Korea


Contact Info

Dr. Hyung Taek Kim (lpaw2017@gmail.com)

Important date



Chang Hee Nam and Hyung Taek Kim


N. Andreev (RAS, RU)

I. Ben-Zvi (BNL, USA)

R. Bingham (RAL, UK)

C. Joshi (UCLA, USA)

T. Katsouleas (University of Virginia, USA)

W. Leemans (LBNL, USA)

V. Malka (LOA, FR)

C. S. Liu (U. Maryland, USA)

L. Silva (IST, PT)

A. Pukhov (HHUD, DE)

P. Muggli (MPP, DE)


M. Borghesi (QUB, UK)

B. Cros (PSUD, FR)

S. Brussard (Endhoven, NL)

S. Bulanov (QST, JP)

M. Downer (Texas, USA)

E. Esarey (LBNL, USA)

M. Ferrario (INFN, IT)

D. Gordon (NRL, USA)

M. Hegelich (Texas, USA)

M. Hogan (SLAC, USA)

S. Hooker (Oxford, UK)

D. Jaroszynski (Strathclyde, UK)

S. Karsch (MPQ, DE)

H. T. Kim (IBS & GIST, KR)

K. Krushelnick (Michigan, USA)

R. Kumar (TIFR, IN)

W. Lu (Tsinghua, CN)

M. Marklund (Chalmers, SE)

H. Milchberg (Maryland, USA)

W. Mori (UCLA, USA)

P. Muggli (MPP, DE)

Z. Najmudin (IC, UK)

P. Norreys (RAL, UK)

F. Pegoraro (PISA, IT)

L. Serafini (INFN, IT)

Z. Sheng (SJTU, CN)

H. Suk (GIST, KR)

C. Thaury (LOA, FR)

M. Uesaka (U. Tokyo)

D. Umstadter (Nebraska, USA)

J. Wang (SINICA, TW)

V. Yakimenko (SLAC, USA)


Hyung Taek Kim (IBS & GIST, KR)

Ki Hong Pae (IBS & GIST, KR)

Vishwa Bandhu Pathak (IBS, KR)


To be posted


Tentative schedule of the workshop

Time Program

15:00 – 18:20


19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Reception

Time Program

09:00 – 10:40

Opening & Invited talks (3)

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Invited talks (3)

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Free discussion time

15:00 – 16:20

Oral session (8)

16:20 – 16:40

Coffee break

16:40 – 18:20

Oral session (10)

19:00 – 21:00


Time Program

09:00 – 10:30

Invited talks (3)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:20

Oral session (8)

12:20 – 13:40


13:30 – 15:20

Poster session 1

15:20 – 16:40

Oral session (8)

16:40 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:20

Oral session (8)

19:00 – 21:00


Time Program

09:00 – 10:30

Invited talks (3)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Invited talks (3)

12:30 – 18:30


19:00 – 21:00


West Course (OSULLOC Tea Museum → Yongmeori Beach→ Cheonjiyeon Falls)
East Course (Manjanggul Cave→ Seongsan Ilchulbong)
Time Program

09:00 – 10:30

Invited talks (3)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:20

Oral session (8)

12:20 – 13:40


13:40 – 16:30

Poster session 2

17:00 – 18:00

Invited talks (2)

17:00 – 21:00


Time Program

09:00 – 10:30

Working group summary & closing remarks

14:00 – 17:00

Lab Tour (CoReLS in Gwangju)

30 min. for invited talks and 20 min. for contributed talks.



Submitted abstracts should conform exactly to the format of the template.
The abstract should be submitted by May 15, 2017 to lpaw2017@gmail.com


Registration Fees

Before July 1 After July 1

Regular registration fee

1,200,000 won

1,400,000 won

Room-share registration fee
(sharing room with two persons)

950,000 won

1,150,000 won

Student registration fee

600,000 won

700,000 won

Accompanying person registration fee

350,000 won

400,000 won

The registration fee covers the accommodations and meals during the conference (for 5 nights from Aug. 27, 2017), banquet and excursion.
We offer a significantly reduced registration fee for students with full board except sharing a room with another student.
1 US dollar is about 1,200 won.

The accompanying person registration includes all meals and excursion during the conference. Children under 3 years are free of charge. If you are accompanied by children under the age of 3, please remark on “Special note” in the registration form.

The room-share registration fee is for two regular participants sharing a room. The two participants with the room-share registration should register with a remark indicating the other’s name in “special note” of the registration form.

Registration Process

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**You can pay the registration fee later by click the “Pay registration fee now”

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“John Dawson Thesis prizes” is awarded on a biannual basis for the best PhD thesis in the area of plasma accelerators driven by lasers, electrons or positrons, and now proton beams. These prizes will be awarded up to two persons for fundamental (theoretical and/or experimental) and/or for applied aspects.

Each prize winner will receive a certificate of merit, 1000 Euros. The prize will be awarded in the Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop that will be held at Jeju Island in Korea, from the 27 of August to the 1th of September, 2017.

These prizes are nominated on the basis of recommendation from one of the PhD thesis examiners. The letters of recommendation should be written in English, and submitted electronically in pdf-format. In addition, the nominated student’s supervisor must send a letter containing a one-page CV, a short summary of the achievements reported in the nominated thesis together with a list of associated publications and reasons why the thesis is particularly deserving of the appropriate thesis prize. All these documents have to be sent on a single pdf document, non-completed nomination will not be considered.

Eligible candidates for the 2017 edition of the John Dawson Prize are those who have defended their PhD thesis during 2015 or 2016.

All nominations should be submitted to the John Dawson Thesis Prize Committee before May 31, 2017 to the email address:

The 2017 John Dawson Thesis Prize Committee members are:
C. Joshi (ULCA), V. Malka (LOA/WIS), Z. Najmudin (IC), C. H. Nam (CoReLS/IBS), C. Schroeder (LBNL), Z.M. Sheng (SJTU), and L. Silva (IST).


A special issue of the Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion devoted to papers presented at the Laser-Plasma accelerator Workshop 2017 will be published. The received papers will go through a usual peer review process before they can be accepted for publication.

Submitted papers should be new results rather than progress reports/review.

Both theory and experimental papers are welcome.

We encourage all attendees to submit a paper to this special cluster issue.

The deadline is October 15, 2017

PPCF-Call for paper


INCHON Int’I Airport → GIMPO Airport(Domestic) → Jeju Int’I Airport

  • On arriving at Incheon Int’l Airport, passengers may transfer to Gimpo Int’l.
  • There are 50 to 70 flights every day from Gimpo Airport to Jeju with Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, and t’way Air. Domestic flights from Gimpo to Jeju operate 15 to 20 minutes intervals daily from 06:55 to 20:50. It takes approximately one hour.

**The Airport limousine is the most convenient way for airport transfer and is highly recommended.



BUS No. (Rout Name)

03B and 09B 6105 (Gimpo Airport / Limousine Deluxe)

6101 (Dobong, Seongbuk / Limousine Deluxe)

04A and 10B 6707A (Gimpo Airport /KAL Limousine Deluxe)
06A and 12B 6014 (Gwangmyeong/ Limousine Standard)

6003 (Seoul Nat’l Univ. / Limousine Standard)

6008 (Yeongdeungpo Stn. / Limousines Standard)

6001 (Myeog-dong / Limousine Deluxe)

* The bus stop number matches the exit number of the terminal building. Each bus stops at two bus stops located in front of the Incheon airport terminal. The fare is 5,000 won (about $5) for a standard limousine and 7,500 won for a deluxe one (a little more spacious). It takes about 40 minutes.

** Once arriving at the Gimpo airport, the bus stops first at the international terminal and then at the domestic terminal. Please get off at the second stop(domestic terminal) for the flight to Jeju. The check-in counter is located in the second floor for both Asiana and Korean airlines.

Guide to the airport limousines INCHEON Int’l Airport GIMPO Airport (Domestic)

Direct International Flights to Jeju

  • Direct flights are available from 16 major cities in Asia: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka in Japan and Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Changchun, Shenyang, Harbin, Xian, Lanzhou, Yanji and Hangzhou in China as well as Taiwanese cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung.
  • On average, over 270 flights per day are operated from and to the 13 domestic airports. Information for Airlines: Links to the airline websites as below.

Korean Air


Asiana Airlines


Air Busan


Jeju Air


Eastar Jet


Jin Air


t’way Air


※ Please make sure to allow additional time for airport transfer.

Jeju Int’I Airport → Seogwipo KAL hotel


[jeju airport]

Type: Limousine Bus
Route name: 600(Airport > Seogwipo KAL hotel)
Boarding location: Gate 5
Base Fare information: 5,500 Won (Transaction proportions when transferring)
Duration: 80 minutes
First/Last Bus: First bus :  06 : 20 / Last bus :  22 : 00
Tel: 064-120
Interval: 18-20 minutes


[jeju airport]

Destination: Seogwipo KAL hotel
Distance: 50Km
Duration: 50 minutes
Fare: about 34,500 Won

VISA Information

Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa assigned by overseas branch of Korean embassy or consular offices. However, many are now permitted visa-free for a limited period under certain conditions following the “Citizens of the Countries under the Visa Exemption Agreement”(*see Table1). In order to check whether you’re allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact the Korean immigration offices or visit the following websites to confirm.

Conference Invitation Letter

If needed, please contact the secretariat of the conference to following address include correct address and contact number.


Asia Japan (90 Days), Hong Kong (90 Days), Macao (90 Days), Taiwan (90 Days), Kuwait (90 Days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain (90 Days)
North America United States (90 Days), Canada (6 Months)
South America Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay (90 Days), Ecuador, Guyana
Europe Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia (90 Days), Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro
Oceania Australia (90 Days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga
Africa Republic of South Africa, Mauritius,Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt

Special Entry Arrangement for Jeju Island

Jeju offers a very flexible entry/departure policy, which allows visitors to stay without a visa for up to 30 days.

  • Eligible Foreigners: Nationals of all countries are not allowed visa-free entry into Korea via Jeju airport for tourism or transit as these special arrangements are denied to those of the following 11 countries: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, Syria, Macedonia, Palestine, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ghana.
  • Duration of Stay: Up to 30 days
  • Permitted area/range: Jeju Island

** This policy applies only to Jeju, not to the mainland of Korea

** A person transferring at Gimpo or Incheon International Airport needs to obtain a visa.

Conditions of entry: Those arriving directly at Jeju Island by flight or ship

For more information, please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Korean embassy or consulate in your area.

Visa applications are currently subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Therefore, attendees are strongly advised to apply for their visa no later than 3-5 months prior to the conference.

* For Chinese citizens who will participate the lab tour of Center for Relativistic Laser Science, IBS, in Gwangju, it is noted that Korean visa has to be obtained, even though they can enter the Jeju Island without visa.


To be posted

For questions please contact: lpaw2017@gmail.com