Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators

Event Details

Where does the UK accelerator community want to be in 5/10 years in terms of controls?

To achieve their ultimate performance, the next generation of particle accelerators require advances in controls systems and feedback. Proposed techniques to realise this include; machine learning through neural networks, genetic algorithms, artificial intelligence, and adaptive controls. This workshop aims to discuss the state of the art and explore promising approaches for future development.

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You can view footage of the event which was filmed by the IET here:


Organising Committee

James Henderson, Lancaster University.
Peter Williams, STFC.
Duncan Scott, STFC.


We have a number of rooms reserved at the New Blossoms Hotel, Chester at the discounted rate of £90 including breakfast.  To reserve one of these rooms please email  or call 01244 323 186 and quote “DARE290118” or “36894978”

Transport to and from Daresbury Laboratory will be provided from this hotel only

Workshop Dinner

A workshop dinner will be taking place at Oddfellows in Chester on the evening of 30/01/18. Delegates wishing to travel back to Daresbury Laboratory will have transport arranged for them if required.

Please note that the dinner is now FULL



Taxis can be taken to and from the airport to hotel and are the easiest option for transport. Taxis taken directly from the airport often prove more expensive and as such, the following options are available:


£43 from Manchester Airport.

£45 from Liverpool Airport.

You will need to book these taxis youself by calling +44 1244 34 34 34. Please note that STFC Daresbury Laboratory cannot take responsibility for KingsKabs Taxis.

For more information about how to get to Chester, please contact Sue Waller or Michelle Keeley at

Other information on travelling to Chester can be found here.



Start Date: Tuesday, 30th January 2018
End Date: Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Price: £50
Fee Info: Please note that IoP/IET members who provide their membership number will qualify for a reduced fee to £50. Non-IOP/IET members will be charged a £70 registration fee. If you are an STFC member of staff, please do not pay by card. Contact us directly at to provide a project code.

Spaces Available

4 remaining out of 60 spaces

View list of delegates

Venue Details

STFC Daresbury Laboratory
Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus Warrington WA4 4AD
Venue Website

For further information contact Meeting Administrator