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Here you can download the official conference poster for display at your institution.  

The 13th International conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions will take place at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) from Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September 2006. The organisation of the conference is being carried out in collaboration with the School of Physics  of University College Dublin (UCD) and School of Physical Sciences of Dublin City University (DCU).

Topics | Scientific Programme | Abstract Submission | Registration | VenueTravel
Accommodation | Conference ToursConference Dinner | Accompanying Persons
Contacts | Local Organising Committee | Acknowledegements



Download the Book of Abstracts Table of Contents (in pdf format).
Please check that your abstracts have been included, and use the programme to identify the session to which they have been allocated.
You can also download the Book of Abstracts as a single large (11 MB) pdf file.
Please note that the poster board usable space is 1150×1150 mm.


  • Fundamental aspects, Structure and Spectroscopy
  • Collisions with Electrons, Ions, Atoms and Molecules
  • Interactions with Clusters, Surfaces and Solids
  • Interactions with Photons, Plasmas and Strong Field Processes
  • Production, Experimental developments and Applications

Scientific Programme

The conference starts at 9:15 am on Monday 28th August  and will end around 3:30 pm on Friday 1st September. Registration and a Welcome Reception will be on Sunday 27th August in the Queen’s Elms Village student centre from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. The scientific programme will consist of a number of Review Lectures, Progress Reports and Contributed Papers. In addition, there will be two poster sessions on the Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, see the conference timetable.


The oral sessions will be held in the Peter Froggatt Centre, and the poster sessions will be held in the Whitla Hall on the main QUB campus. These are buildings 2 and 7 respectively on the campus map. Queen’s Elms Village is on the Malone Road, about 15 minutes walking distance from the main campus, as indicated on the campus map. A printable version of the map can be found here. Additional maps, guides and a wealth of information on Belfast and beyond can be found at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board pages.


Belfast is served by two airports and may be reached either by a single flight or two flights, via a major hub, from most of Europe.  The City Airport has flights from GB, including London Gatwick and Heathrow.  The International Airport has flights from GB and Europe, including London Stansted, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin, and USA (Newark, NJ).  Both have frequent bus connections to the city centre, and the conference venue is about 15 min walk from the bus stop situated near the Europa Hotel (see Belfast street map).  Return bus fares are £2 for the City Airport and £9 for the International Airport.  Full information on destinations and airlines using the two airports may be found at the sites above.
Dublin airport should also be considered as there are many direct fights from Europe and North America.  There is a direct bus from the airport to Belfast centre each hour from 7am to 9pm, for 12-18 euro return (price varies according to day of travel; Saturday and Sunday are the higher fare).  The fare can be paid to the driver or airport representative in UK Pounds or euro.


University accommodation has been reserved in the Queen’s Elms Student Village within easy walking distance of the University. It offers good quality single room (with en-suite) bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation at £34.04 per person per night (£29.80 student rate). This can be booked when registering.
Delegates with accompanying partners can book accommodation in a choice of nearby hotels through the Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Conference Tours

On the Wednesday afternoon, two tours will be available to either the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills, or Mount Stewart and Strangford Lough. Both tours cost £20, and can be booked when registering. Click here here for futher information.
Please note that the Giant's Causeway/Bushmills tour is now full.
As of 23 August 2006, 1 place (!) is still available on the Mount Stewart/Strangford Lough tour.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held in the Belfast City Hall on the Wednesday evening. This will cost £30 per person, and can be booked at registration.

Accompanying Persons

An informal programme for accompanying persons will be arranged in response to demand. There are many museums and other sites of interest in and around Belfast, many accessible by public transport. A local guide will accompany you to the destinations of your choice at a leisurely pace. Apart from an Open Top Bus Tour and a visit to the Ulster Museum, other possible destinations include Carrickfergus (12th century Norman Castle), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, a Titanic boat tour and more! Your places on a Conference Tour and at the Conference Dinner can be paid for through the registration pages.

Abstract submission

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 19th May 2006. Abstracts must be submitted in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), by e-mail (hci06.abstracts@qub.ac.uk). For further information please click here.
Please take a look at the Table of Contents (in pdf format) and check that your abstracts have been included. Author Index is also available.
A small number of LATE abstracts may be accommodated for presentation subject to availability of poster board space.


Prices are given below and on the payment page of registration. The deadline for early registration is Friday 19th May 2006. The preferred method of payment is by Credit Card, the other option being Bank Transfer.

Full fee (until 19th May 2006, inclusive) £200
Student fee* (until 19th May 2006, inclusive) £100
Late full fee  (after 19th May 2006) £250
Late student fee* (after 19th May 2006) £125
*This must be accompanied by a letter/e-mail from your supervisor to confirm your status.     
Please click here to register for the conference.


This project has been part-funded by the International Fund for Ireland through financial assistance administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
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Contact the Organisers by email: hci2006@qub.ac.uk

Local Organising Committee

Co-chairs Members
Bob McCullough (QUB)
Fred Currell (QUB)
Jason Greenwood (QUB)
Gleb Gribakin (QUB)
Alan Hibbert (QUB)
Penny Scott (QUB)
John Costello (DCU)
Emma Sokell (UCD)

The contribution of Ms Wendy Rutherford to the organization of this conference is gratefully acknowledged.
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