JACoW is located and maintained at CERN, Geneva, and is mirrored to KEK, Tsukuba, for the convenience of users. The site accommodates the following:
In the mid-nineties, with the arrival of electronic publication, PAC'95 and EPAC'96 were the first accelerator conferences to try their hand at publishing proceedings themselves.
The proceedings of EPAC'96 were published at CERN a few months after the event. Ilan Ben-Zvi of Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientific programme chair of the coming PAC'99 conference, approached the editors of EPAC'96 and proposed that PAC proceedings be published at the same site. The organizers of the first Asian PAC, APAC'98, then in preparation, decided to join the (ad)venture.
In 1997 the JACoW collaboration was created under the chairmanship of CERN's John Poole, with Christine Petit-Jean-Genaz as CERN secretary. Volker Schaa of GSI succeeded John Poole in 2007. More about the JACoW collaboration.
Today, JACoW hosts the proceedings of 18 different conferences: BIW, COOL, CYCLOTRONS, DIPAC, ECRIS, FEL, HIAT, ICALEPCS, ICAP, ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshops, IPAC, LINAC, MEDSI, NA-PAC, PCaPAC, RuPAC, SAP and SRF.