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Meeting organization and format

Ninth IAEA Technical Meeting (TM) on the
Steady State Operation of Magnetic Fusion Devices

20 - 23 March 2017
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria


The format of the meeting will be invited and contributed papers (orals and posters) presented in sessions devoted to special topics with subsequent discussions. Plenary sessions will be followed by poster sessions to enhance topical discussions. It is expected that all talks will be ~20 minutes with ~5 minutes for discussion. An electronic projector with a computer capable of reading memory sticks will be available (Power Point recommended). It is expected that the meeting will start at 10:00 on 20 March 2017 and end by 17:30 on 23 March 2017.


The official language of the meeting is English; no interpretation will be provided.


About 70 persons from the IAEA Member States and International Organizations are expected to attend. Participants should be persons actively involved in the relevant topics of the meeting.
In order to participate in the meeting, the following major steps must be completed:
    1) Submission of an abstract
A one page abstract must be submitted as an email attachment by 6 February 2017. The abstract submission email must contain the authors’ names, affiliation and email address. The filename should be in the following format: "lastname.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s.-topic.filetype". The abstract should be submitted by email to
Authors must make sure that the files do not include copyrighted fonts or other impediments for reproduction.
   2) Submission of IAEA participation and copyright forms
Meeting participants will be accepted only if the respective Participation Form A is transmitted to the IAEA through the appropriate Governmental representative authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Atomic Energy Authority).
Participants presenting a paper must also send a completed and duly signed form for submission of a paper (Form B) (PDF, Microsoft Word) with the abstract of their presentation to the IAEA.


Participants wishing to make a contribution at the meeting are requested to submit a one-page electronic abstract. Abstracts should be submitted to the email address by 6 February 2017.

Abstracts should 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 (TNR), 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.             

Abstracts can be text only or contain figures and graphics. The abstracts must contain the authors’ names, affiliation and email address. Acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word (preferred) or PDF.

The email subject for abstract submission shall include IAEA-TM on SSO + topic.
Topics include:
                          SC: Superconducting Devices;             
                          LP: Long-pulse operation and Advanced Tokamak Physics;             
                          SS: Steady State Fusion Technologies and Plasma Wall Interactions;             
                          HC: Long pulse Heating and Current Drive;
                          PC: Particle Control and Power Exhaust;
                          RD: ITER-related Research and Development Issues.

The filename should be in the following format: "lastname.i.n.i.t.i.a.l.s.-topic.filetype".

Authors must make sure that the files do not include copyrighted fonts or any other impediments for reproduction. The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the International Programme Advisory Committee. Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their contributions via email by 20 February 2017. A Book of Abstracts will be compiled for distribution at the meeting to every participant.



A summary report will be published in the “Nuclear Fusion” journal. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers to “Nuclear Fusion” for publication following the submission rules of the journal.