IWPCTM Proceedings

As announced during the IWPCTM in Pasadena, two forms of conference proceedings will be produced. The first will be a CD-ROM containing the actual oral and poster presentations given at the Workshop, including color images and video clips. The second will be a compilation of contributed oral and poster presentations in archival journal format, to be published in Laser and Particle Beams in 2003 by Cambridge University Press.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any special requirements. Also, authors will be required to adhere to applicable copyright laws: if you wish to use previously published work, you will be required to obtain and document permission from the author(s) and/or publisher(s).

Details on the CD-ROM and journal proceedings are provided below. Additional details will be provided, as they become available.



Instructions for Submission:

The format for the contributed files should be Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF), if at all possible. If converting your presentation into PDF format is not possible, please save your file(s) as a postscript file(s), and we will convert the file(s) into PDF for you.

Video Instructions:

If your presentation has an embedded video clip and/or animation in the file, please send the video/animation in a separate file as well as in the presentation. Then convert your presentation into PDF format and follow the instructions below on "Sending your Material".

Acceptable formats for video or animation clips are MPEG, QuickTime, Windows AVI, or Animated GIF.

Please minimize file sizes by considering the following guidelines:

  • recommended maximum frame size is 480 x 360 pixels
  • recommended frame rate is 12-15 frames per second (fps) (many applications output 30 fps as standard, but a lower frame rate can be specified)
  • use a 256 color palette, if appropriate

Please consider the use of lower specifications for all these points if the material can still be represented clearly. The recommended maximum file size is 3 MB.

The various formats have different characteristics that should be considered when choosing the format:


  • suitable for photo-realistic material
  • requires users to have a third party viewer
  • MPEG 1 is recommended
  • the MPEG standard is specified in terms of millions of colors and at least 24 fps, so lower specifications for these settings cannot be chosen

QuickTime and Windows AVI

  • suitable for computer-generated material
  • require users to have a third party viewer
  • the Cinepak codec is recommended for compression (this provides good compression and is widely supported)
  • consider the use of a 256 color palette for computer-generated material
  • using Quality 75% is recommended

Animated GIF

  • suitable for computer-generated material
  • animations may be rendered directly in a Web browser without the need for a third party viewer
  • please use only standard GIF functions as some browsers do not support the entire GIF 89 standard
  • as GIF compression is not optimal, consider small frame sizes and low frame rates

When sending your material:

  1. If you only have one PDF file to send, you may just attach the PDF file to an e-mail and send it.
  2. If your presentation contains more than one file, please compress the presentation into one archived file, rather than as separate files. The following compression or archiving programs are acceptable: WinZip, PKZip, tar, gzip, compress, Stuffit, or Zipit. Then attach the compressed file to an e-mail and send it.

Please send your contributed presentation to:


For the subject line, use "IWPCTM CD: paper # author", where "paper #" corresponds to the assigned paper number and "author" is the last name of the first author (e.g., Subject: IWPCTM CD: T26 Schilling). In the body of your e-mail, include your full name, address, e-mail address, the file size and type(s) of the multimedia.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to each author submitting a presentation.

If you prefer to send your contribution by mail, create a CD-ROM of your files and send the CD to:

Carrol Holck

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-22
Livermore, CA 94551


NOTE: If you submit a manuscript, rather than your presentation, the manuscript cannot be published in the special issue of Laser and Particle Beams.

Deadline for CD submission:

Please submit your contributions by March 15, 2002.

The multimedia CD-ROM is expected to be available by the end of April 2002, and will be issued as a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report.



Laser and Particle Beams (Cambridge University Press) has agreed to publish the Workshop proceedings in two special issues (and possibly a supplement). The IWPCTM Chairman, Oleg Schilling, is the Guest Editor for these special issues. The approximate time scale for articles to be published in Laser and Particle Beams is one year from the time of submission to the Guest Editor.

Instructions for Article Preparation and Submission:

There are no page charges for black and white submissions to Laser and Particle Beams. However, there is a page charge for color figures, graphs, or tables, which must be paid by the author(s). Articles must be prepared in Microsoft Word format using 12 point fonts, according to the author instructions. In exceptional cases, a PDF file can be transferred to a document that can be typeset without having to be re-typed. As a guideline, a 1.6 double-spaced author manuscript page is equal to one journal page. Figures must be in separate files.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified of acceptance of their articles, and will be required to return page proofs to the publishing editor. When authors return their final proofs they will also receive an order form for copies of the special issues.

Due to the space limitations of each issue, the following page limits (for the title, authors' names and addresses, abstract, body, figures, tables, and references) have been established for contributed articles:

Invited contributions 10 journal pages
Oral contributions 6 journal pages
Poster contributions 6 journal pages

Deadline for article submission:

Please submit your contributions by March 31, 2002 for inclusion in Laser and Particle Beams.

Send your single-sided manuscript with a cover letter by postal mail to:

Oleg Schilling

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-22
Livermore, CA 94551

Attn: IWPCTM Manuscript

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to each author submitting a manuscript.

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