The ambitions of accelerator-based sciences and applications far exceed the present accelerator possibilities.
The natural time constant of accelerator technologies or projects is in the 20 to 30 years. Hence prospective studies require a vision over a 50 year period, to become liberated from today’s project considerations.
This 2-day workshop aims at identifying the ultimate limits of concepts and technologies presently used or contemplated and at investigating possible future avenues requiring generic accelerator R&D.
The programmes of the collaborative EuCARD/EuCARD2 projects are strategic components in this quest and will be situated in their context.
Two round tables on the role of EC projects and on the role of industry will complement the scientific perspectives.