For more than five decades, ASC has been an important gathering point for the electronics, large scale, and materials fields within the applied superconductivity community, and we’re proud to continue that tradition this year in Seattle, a vibrant urban city set in what is truly one of the most beautiful parts of North America. We hope you will be able to enjoy much of what the city and the region has to offer, and we are also working hard on a technical program that will represent a wide cross-section of the field and an exhibition that will allow you to connect with the industrial representatives who are critical to enabling us, as scientists and engineers, to do our work.
We are further happy to continue partnering with the IEEE Council on Superconductivity to allow submission of conference manuscripts to a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS), a peer-reviewed and fully indexed and searchable publication available through IEEE Xplore.
On behalf of many, many volunteers making this conference possible – whether serving as members of the ASC Board of Directors, Program Committee, Editorial staff, or as chairs of conference initiatives, we look forward to seeing you in Seattle!
Chair, ASC 2018
General Chair Matt Jewell opens the ASC 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Program Chair Luigi Muzzi introduces the technical program for the conference.