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TY - CONF AU - Rae, B. AU - Baggiolini, V. AU - Banerjee, D. AU - Bernhard, J. AU - Brugger, M. AU - Charitonidis, N. AU - Gabriel, M. AU - Gatignon, L. AU - Gerbershagen, A. AU - Gorbonosov, R. AU - Hrabia, M. AU - Peryt, M. AU - Roderick, C. AU - Romagnoli, G. ED - Furukawa, Kazuro ED - Yan, Yingbing ED - Leng, Yongbin ED - Chen, Zhichu ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. TI - Controlling the CERN Experimental Area Beams J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021 CY - Shanghai, China T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems T3 - 18 LA - english AB - The CERN fixed target experimental areas are comprised of more than 8km of beam line with around 800 devices used to control and measure the beam. Each year more than 140 groups of users come to perform experiments in these areas, with a need to access the data from these devices. The software to allow this therefore has to be simple, robust, and be able to control and read out all types of beam devices. This contribution describes the functionality of the beamline control system, CESAR, and its evolution. This includes all the features that can be used by the beamline physicists, operators, and device experts that work in the experimental areas. It also underlines the flexibility that the software provides to the experimental users for control of their beam line during data taking, allowing them to manage this in a very easy and independent way. This contribution also covers the on-going work of providing MAD-X support to CESAR to achieve an easier way of developing and integrating beam optics. An overview of the on-going software migration of the Experimental Areas is also given. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 509 EP - 513 KW - software KW - experiment KW - controls KW - database KW - optics DA - 2022/03 PY - 2022 SN - 2226-0358 SN - 978-3-95450-221-9 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-TUPV047 UR - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/tupv047.pdf ER -