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  1. Plasma Science and Applications Committee Report Brendan Godfrey, PSAC ExCom Chair 3 March 2011 NPSS AdCom Meeting

  2. Fall ExCom Election Results • New Members (3-yr term) • David Abe, Farhat Beg, Robert Jackson, Michael Mazarakis, Donald Shiffler, Mary Ann Sweeney • New Adcom Member (4-yr term) • Christine Coverdale • All changes effective 1 January 2012 • Expanded subcommittee membership working well • Contact information, subcommittee assignments at • http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/nps/tc-psac.html

  3. ICOPS 2011 • Closed out in Dec 2011 • 20% surplus to NPSS • Lessons learned from Chair • Strong social program a big factor in overall success of ICOPS • WIE enhances IEEE image and message; spent far more that $2500 NPSS allocation • Increase student best paper awards to $2000

  4. Upcoming ICOPS • ICOPS 2012 progressing well • Chair: Michael Kong • 8 – 12 July 2011, International Conference Center, Edinburgh, UK • 806 abstracts • Plasma Medicine and Health Care mini-course offered • Plenary speakers from Australia, Canada, Russia, USA, UK • Gennady Mesyats to receive IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award (from Peter Staecker, IEEE President-Elect) • Andrew Ng to receive the PSAC Award • Boaz Rubenstein to receive Outstanding Student Award • Funds requested for Women in Engineering reception • $2500 for ICOPS

  5. Future ICOPS • ICOPS 2013 (joint with Pulsed Power) • 9 – 14 June 2013, San Francisco, California USA • Chair: Brian Oliver, PPST • PSAC Technical Co-chair: John Verboncoeur • ICOPS 2014 / Beams 2014 • 25 – 30 May 2014, Washington, DC USA • Chair: Joseph Schumer • AMEREM 2014 possibly to be collocated • ICOPS 2015 • Spring 2015 – Antalya, Turkey • Chair: LutfiOksuz • ICOPS 2016 • Spring 2016 – Location TBD

  6. MCM- PSAC Master Service Agreement • Outgrowth of “free sample” provided by NPSS • Results encouraging from year-to-year MCM support for ICOPS 2009 – 2011 • One-year agreements also in place for 2013, 2014 • Negotiations underway for over a year, fully vetted by PSAC ExCom • Designates MCM as Preferred Event Manager for PSAC • Provides various sets of services at prenegotiated rates • Preserves ICOPS Chair’s right to opt out (not to be done lightly) • Effective now through end of 2016 (ICOPS 2012 excluded)