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6th MicroTCA Workshop for Research and Industry

From 6-7 December 2017 the 6th MicroTCA workshop for Industry and Research took place at DESY in Hamburg. This year, the workshop was hosted by the newly installed MicroTCA Technology Lab, a Helmholtz Innovation Lab. The workshop was again well received: 183 participants from 25 institutes and 23 companies gathered to share the latest developments in MicroTCA hardware, software and applications. This year’s pre-workshops on December 4-5 included a tutorial for MTCA.4 beginners, interoperability testing opportunities and an introduction to ChimeraTK, a popular software suite for managing MicroTCA (and other) components. The industrial exhibition with 14 companies present was also well attended. The main workshop program comprised 39 talks including keynote speeches by Justin Moll on behalf of the PICMG and Peter J√§nker on the opportunities of piezo electronics. One major focus of the workshop was the inauguration of the European XFEL. The European XFEL as the largest MicroTCA installation worldwide has made the transition to successful user operation in 2017. It is the first free-electron laser that relies on MTCA.4 for LLRF control systems, timing, interlocks and special diagnostics. MicroTCA has a growing user base in the accelerator community around the world, and a lot of talks reflected on the latest experiences. There were also several talks exploring the potential of MicroTCA for Photon Science experiments. All presentations are available on the workshop website http://mtcaws.desy.de/. The guided tours of DESY enjoyed high popularity again, as visitors had the chance to visit FLASH, AMTF and the European XFEL. For the first time, this year’s social program included a conference dinner combined with a harbor cruise on the motor ship Fantasia.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg next year at the 7th MicroTCA Workshop on 5–6 December 2018. Please save the date!

Meet us at...

... SEI 2018

16 - 18 April 2018 in Dresden, Germany

... IPAC 2018

29 April - 4 May 2018 in Vancouver, Canada

... RT 2018

11 - 15 June in Williamsburg, VA, USA

Pre-Workshops on MTCA at 9 - 10 June!

... SRI 2018

10 - 15 June 2018 in Taiwan

... MIXDES 2018

21 - 23 June in Gydnia, Poland

...IBIC '18

9 - 13 September in Shanghai, China

... LINAC 18

16 - 21 September 2018 in Beijing, China

... Electronica 2018

13 - 16 November 2018 in Munich, Germnay

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MicroTCA Technology Lab
- A Helmholtz Innovation Lab -
Notkestr.85
22607 Hamburg
+49(0)40 8998 1818