The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will organize the Eighth IAEA Technical Meeting on Steady State Operation of Magnetic Fusion Devices (IAEA-TMSSO 2015) in Nara, Japan, during 26-29 May 2015. The meeting will be hosted by the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS). Previous meetings were held in Aix en Provence (France, 2013), Vienna, (Austria, 2010), Daejeon (Republic of Korea, 2007), Gandhinagar (India, 2005), Greifswald (Germany) & Cadarache (France, 2002), Kyushu (Japan, 1999) and Hefei (China, 1998).
As a series of Technical Meetings on steady state operations of magnetic fusion devices, IAEA-TMSSO 2015 will provide a preeminent forum to discuss current issues covering a wide range of technical topics related to the steady state operation issues and also to encourage forecast of the ITER performances.
The Technical Meeting will include invited and contributed papers.
- Superconducting Devices
- Long-Pulse operation and Advanced Tokamak Physics
- Steady State Fusion Technologies and Plasma Wall Interactions
- Long Pulse Heating and Current Drive
- Particle Control and Power Exhaust
- ITER-Related Research and Development Issues
Expenditure and Financial Support
The costs for the organization of the meeting are borne by the IAEA and the NIFS. No registration fee will be charged to participants. However, participants will be requested by the local organizers for a contribution of 4000 JPY to cover specific costs associated with the provision of coffee breaks.
As a general rule, the IAEA does not pay the cost 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 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 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 by 07 April 2015;
b) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Participation Form (see above), including the abstract of the paper to be presented;
c) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Application Form (see attached Form C) as well as an estimate of a valid travel agent of the flight costs from/to the nearest city or capital in their country and the conference location. The grants awarded will be in the form of lump sums that usually cover only part of the cost of attendance.
Designated participants who require a visa to enter Japan 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 from the Local Organizers.