Introduction of symposium
NIBS2010 will cover all areas of science and technology related to negative ions. The symposium was formerly named "Symposium on Production and Neutralization of Negative Ions and Beams (PNNIB)". It was started in 1977 for hydrogen negative ions and beams for fusion and accelerator applications. The symposium has evolved including other application fields, and for further development the name of the symposium has been changed from the previous symposium in 2008. Presently, the symposium is the only international forum dedicated to all aspects of negative ions in physics and technology from formation to application.

Scope the symposium
The aim of the symposium is to exchange information on science, technology, engineering, and general experience in all areas related to negative ions by providing a discussion forum. Contribution from a wide variety of scientific fields, such as fusion, accelerator, material science, and the other fields including industrial application, is expected.

Topics
1. Fundamental processes and modeling
2. H-- and D-- sources for fusion, accelerators and other applications
3. Other negative ion sources
4. Beam formation and low energy transport
5. Beam acceleration and neutralization
6. Beamlines and facilities
7. Applications