The Australian Synchrotron will host the world’s largest conference for accelerator controls systems in Melbourne in 2015. Around 400 delegates are expected to attend.

The International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS) is a biennial series of conferences inaugurated by control system specialists from accelerator laboratories, fusion facilities, particle detector groups, and telescope facilities around the world. The first conference was held in 1987 in Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland), hosted by CERN. The 2011 event was hosted by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. ICALEPCS 2013 will be held in San Francisco, California, USA.