On behalf of the program committee, I am pleased to welcome you to Melbourne, Australia, for the 2015 International Beam Instrumentation Conference IBIC 2015. IBIC is a fruitful and successful gathering of the world's beam instrumentation community and it reflects the maturity of international collaboration in the field of beam instrumentation for accelerators.
IBIC is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges of beam diagnostic and measurement techniques for charged particle accelerators worldwide. The conference program will include tutorials on selected topics, invited and selected talks, as well as poster sessions. An industrial exhibition and a tour of the accelerator facilities at the Australian Synchrotron will also be included.
Melbourne is located in the southern state of Victoria, Australia, with a population of 4.2 million people. It is a major research hub with 9 universities, 7 teaching hospitals and 263 biotech companies. The venue of IBIC 2015 is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, located on the Yarra River in the heart of the city - the same location the discovery of the Higgs particle was announced at ICHEP 2012.
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne.
Mark Boland, Chair
IBIC 2015 Program Committee