The LHCP Organising Committee announces a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for future LHCP conferences in the years of 2018 and 2019.
The deadline for submitting the EOIs for LHCP-2018 is March 15, 2016. We expect presentations of these proposals at the IAC meeting which will take place on June 16th in Lund, during LHCP-2016.
The timing of the LHCP-2018 is expected to be within the period of May 15th - June 15th 2018, preferably, avoiding the CERN Council week which is likely to be June 11-16th, and one should not plan to go beyond 500 participants.
If the number of proposals is too large (more than 5 in the same year) a pre-selection procedure before the IAC meeting may be arranged and a short-list of the selected proposals may be created. Further details will be communicated to the proponents soon after the deadline.
The conference format is expected to be similar to the format of the previous LHCP conferences (Barcelona, NYC, St-Petersburg, Lund). The decision about the site and time of the LHCP-2018 will be approved by the LHCP IAC and is expected to be announced at the end of the LHCP-2016 conference. Following our previous agreement, Europe is the prefered region for 2018 (and 2020) while the Americas will be the preferred one in 2019.
While this year's decision will be only about the site of LHCP-2018, it would be good to have first (even short) EOIs for the 2019 LHCP conference as well, following the same deadline, to be briefly reviewed in Lund (without preselection).
For further details, feel free to contact the IAC and LHCP-2016 Chairs.