In 1996, the Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW) was set up for the publication of EPAC and PAC conference proceedings. As this PAC/EPAC collaboration got underway, it was joined by APAC for its first conference in 1998. Today, eighteen conference series are members of the JACoW Collaboration: ICFA ABDW (HB, FLS, ERL, eeFACT, Ecloud, Factories), COOL, Cyclotrons, IBIC (formally BIW, and DIPAC now combined into an international event), IPAC (formally the regional events APAC, EPAC, and PAC), ECRIS, FEL, HIAT, ICALEPCS, ICAP, LINAC, MEDSI, NA-PAC, PCaPAC, RuPAC, SAP, and SRF.
Each conference series agrees to adopt common templates, and to produce JACoW-compatible files of papers for publication at the site. They also agree to abide by terms of reference and boundary conditions which have been put in place to facilitate the training of JACoW editors through hands-on experience in processing during the larger conferences, and also through attendance at the annual JACoW Team Meetings where technical problems related to electronic publication are addressed.
JACoW has thus become a collaboration in electronic publication, led by a Board of Directors and having a group of Stakeholders composed of the Chairs of the past, current and future conferences in each of the above series, the JACoW Team (all the Editors in Chief of the member conferences plus the Board of Directors and some co-opted members) and the Institutes that are backing the collaboration by providing resources (manpower or instruments like servers, softwares etc.)
Since 2004, the JACoW Collaboration has developed a Scientific Program Management System (SPMS) based on Oracle software. A migration from SPMS to Indico, a tool developed at CERN and expanded with many functionalities needed by JACoW conferences, started in 2016. IPAC’23 will be the first IPAC to use the Indico platform.
More information on JACoW can be found at the website: www.jacow.org