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Integrated Control System Division (ICS),
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The neutron science experiments at ESS and the operation of neutron-producing facilities (accelerator, target) rely heavily on a controls and information technology infrastructure. Many complex physical processes have to be concerted, such as proton beam acceleration, neutron beam production, and the characterisation and conditioning of experimental material samples. The ICS division develops a consistent and sustainable architecture for the control systems and related networks and services deployed in the ESS facility. For this, the ICS division engages in ESS in-house standardisation of controls and computing technologies, which range from commercial off-the-shelf products to highly customised devices or even novel developments.