10th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems

First Announcement


Following recommendation from the International Fusion Research Council, the IAEA will continue to organize a series of Technical Meetings (TM’s) on the subject of energetic particles in magnetic confinement systems. Previous meetings in this series were held in Kiev (1989), Aspenas (1991), Trieste (1993), Princeton (1995), JET/Abingdon (1997), Naka (1999), Gohtenburg (2001), San Diego (2003) and Takayama (2005).


The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of experimental and theoretical workson suprathermal electrons and ions in a wide variety of magnetic confinement geometries. Topics include the formation and transport of energetic particles, the collective instabilities they drive, their effects on the plasma, and energetic particle diagnostics.


  • (A) Alpha particles physics
  • (B) Transport of energetic particles
  • (C) Effects of energetic particles in magnetic confinement fusion devices,
  • (D)Collective phenomena: Alfvén eigenmodes, energetic particle modes and others
  • (E) Runaway electrons and disruptions,
  • (F) Diagnostics for energetic particles.


The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, poster session, and asummary session. It is expected that invited talks will be 35 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion and session talks will be ~20 minutes with ~5 minutes for discussion. Poster sessions shall be used for longer discussions. An overhead projector for transparencies and an electronic projector with a computer capable of reading CD's and memory sticks will be available (Power Point or pdf recommended).

The official language of the meeting is English (no interpretation will be provided). It is expected that the meeting will start at 09:00 on 8 October 2007 and end by17:00on 10 October 2007.A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the Summary session (last session). A summary manuscript will be prepared for submission to Nuclear Fusion journal.


About 50 persons from IAEA Member States or international organizations are expected to attend. Participants should be persons actively involved in the topics of the meeting.

In order to participate in the meeting, these major steps must be completed:


A one page abstract must be submitted by 31 July 2007. The abstract may be text only or contain figures and graphics, but must be only one page. The abstract must contain the authors’ names, affiliation and email address. Acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word (preferred) or PDF. The filename should be in the following format: "lastname.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s.-topic.filetype", for example, Spitzer.I.N.-D.doc or Spitzer.I.N.-D.pdf.

Please submit the abstract electronically by email to physics@iaea.org and to pwl@ipp.mpg.de

Contributors of material to be included in Agency publications are required to assign all copyrights or rights to publish to the Agency. Please complete and sign Form B (pdf), (doc) and send it to the IAEA Scientific Secretary (please see address at the end of this announcement).

The authors must make sure that the files do not include copyrighted fonts or other impediments for reproduction.

The abstracts will be selected and classified by the International Advisory Committee.

Authors will be informed the acceptance of their contributions by email, by 1 September 2007.

The abstract shall be prepared according to the following instructions:

1) Page size: A4 (297mm by 210 mm) – vertical orientation

2) Margins 25mm all around

3) Layout:

Title: single-spaced, 14-point size, Times New Roman Font, bold
Authors: single-spaced, 12-point size, Times New Roman Font
Affiliation: single-spaced, 12-point size, Times New Roman Font, italic
Text: 1.5 spaced, 12-point size, Times New Roman Font
Length: one page

A Book of Abstracts will be compiled for free distribution at the meeting to every participant.

(2) IAEA PARTICIPATION( Form A submission)

A participant will be accepted only if the Participation Form A (pdf),(doc) is transmitted to the IAEA through the appropriate Governmental representative authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Atomic Energy Authority).In the case the participant intends to give a contribution the abstract should be attached. Postponed deadline: 20th August 2007.


No registration fee will be charged by the IAEA for participants to participate in the meeting.

As a general rule, the IAEA does not pay the costs for attendance to the meeting (i.e. travel and living expenses) of participants. However, limited funds are available to help meet the cost of attendance and participation of a few selected specialists mainly from developing countries with low economic resources. Generally, not more than one grant will be awarded to any one developing country. The grants awarded will be in the form of lump sums usually covering part of the cost of attendance.

If governments wish to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their specialists, they should address specific requests to the IAEA Scientific Secretary at the International Atomic Energy Agency to this effect. Governments should ensure that applications for grants:

a) are received by the IAEA before 20 August 2007

b) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form C (pdf),(doc) and an estimate of a valid travel agent of the flight costs from/to the duty city in their country and Vienna.

c) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form B (pdf),(doc) and abstract.

Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above cannot be considered.

Awards will be announced around 1 September 2007.

(4) VISA

Designated participants who require a visa to enter Germany should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Japan as soon as possible. A letter of invitation, if needed, can be requested by:

for the invitation letters, you can refer to

Christina Stahlberg
Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2
D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen
E-mail: Christina.Stahlberg@ipp.mpg.de
phone: +49 89 32992232
fax : +49 89 32992233

Submission of proceeding papers:

Electronic versions of papers will be collected at the meeting. A manuscript of about 12 pages for invited and 9 pages for contributed shall be prepared for inclusion on the meeting proceedings published by IAEA in CD-ROM form (it will be available on the web and will include presentations of the submitted manuscripts).Authors should pass the manuscript at the registration desk on the first day of the meeting).

Instructions and template for the manuscripts can be downloaded here


A summary report of the meeting will be prepared for submission to the “Nuclear Fusion” journal.


Website containing this announcement and updates of the Meeting

or http://www.ipp-mpg.info/events/iaea_2007


31 July 2007 – Submission of abstracts by email according to the instructions above for paper selection.

20 August 2007 - Request to the IAEA for financial support

1 September 2007 – Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers

1 September 2007 – Grant awards

8 October 2007 – Meeting begins – please bring an electronic WORD or pdf file of your paper to be collected by the IAEA Scientific Secretary.

International Advisory Committee

  • H. Berk (USA)
  • D. Borba (Portugal)
  • D. Darrow (USA)
  • L.G. Eriksson (France)
  • A. Fasoli (Switzerland)
  • S. Guenter (CHAIR - Germany)
  • W. Heidbrink (USA)
  • T. Hender (UK)
  • M. Lisak (Sweden)
  • Y. Kolesnichenko (Ukraine)
  • R. Nazikian (USA)
  • F. Porcelli (Italy)
  • S. Sharapov (UK)
  • K. Shinohara (Japan)
  • K. Toi (Japan)
  • F. Zonca (Italy)

Local Organizers

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Guenter
Head of Tokamak Physics Division
E-mail: Sibylle.Guenter@ipp.mpg.de
phone: +49 89 3299 1718
fax: +49 89 3299 2580

Dr. Philipp Lauber
E-mail: Philipp.Lauber@ipp.mpg.de
phone: +49 89 3299 1353
fax: +49 89 3299 2580


Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstr. 2
D-85748 Garching

Scientific Secretary

Mr. Artur Malaquias
NAPC Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Office A2309
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600-21707, FAX: +43 1 26007-21707

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