15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS

15TH LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS
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Announcement

We are pleased to inform you that the 21st IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices will be held in San José, Costa Rica from 27 to 29 January 2014
 

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the 21st IAEA TM on “Research Using Small Fusion Devices” at Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici in San José, Costa Rica from 27 to 29 January 2014. Previous meetings in the series were held in 1985 in Budapest, 1986 in Nagoya, 1988 in Nice, 1990 in Washington DC, 1991 in Hefei, 1992 in Wuerzburg, 1993 in Campinas, 1994 in Madrid, 1995 in Ahmedabad, 1996 in Prague, 1997 in Cairo, 1998 in Tokyo, 1999 in Chengdu, 2002 in Sao Paulo, 2003 in Vienna, 2005 in Mexico City, 2007 in Lisbon, 2008 in Alushta, 2009 in Kurchatov and 2011 in Vienna.

 

The Technical Meeting on “Research Using Small Fusion Devices” is an ideal forum for laboratory size fusion experiments to report about their latest achievements utilizing medium size and small scale tokamaks, compact tori, dense plasma focus, reversed field pinches, helical devices, linear machines, and other small plasma devices. About 40 – 60 international experts will discuss new challenges on topics concerning plasma physics such as transport, turbulence, confinement and stability and on technology developments such as new diagnostic concepts and prototypes, materials testing as well as characterization and improvement, remote participation experiments and design of control and data acquisition systems and others. Special emphasis is put collaboration between the laboratories on new and emerging technologies. 

 

The Technical Meeting is aiming to stimulate new synergies which can contribute to better streamline the research outputs to the mainstream fusion research. Of importance are the contributions of younger scientists, especially from countries with emerging economies. Depending on the availability grants will be provided to young researchers to support their contribution to the Technical Meeting. 

 

Main emphasis will be put on the specific needs of the magnetic confinement and the dense plasma focus community, where some topics will be discussed in separate sessions in order to accommodate in-depth discussions for the specialists.

Objetives

The objective of the meeting is to provide a forum for discussion of approaches to fusion research based on small and medium scale devices, such as small tokamaks, compact tori, dense plasma focus, reversed field pinches, helical devices, linear/discharge machines, etc. The meeting will also cover other devices such as non-magnetic confinement devices, devices using beams or lasers and new trends or innovation concepts for fusion research. The meeting will provide an opportunity for scientists working in different fusion topics and different devices to exchange and discuss results of their research, compare methodologies and promote possible collaborations.

Venue

Hotel Crowne Plaza San José is located within 15 minutes from the International Airport Juan Santamaría. From the airport take the General Cañas highway southeast towards San José. The Hotel is located in front of Mas x Menos Supermarket demarking the end of the highway and the beginning of San José proper.

 

The Hotel has 213 comfortable rooms, 2 restaurants, including a Japanese restaurant and different services that will make your stay in the city an unforgettable moment. Some of those services are outdoors pool, gym and a casino. Besides, the hotel offers 13 meeting rooms and a successful conference program.
 

Prices for transportation and single and double rooms are the following:
 

Description

    Unit Price

Single Deluxe Room         

    USD $130,00 taxes included

Double Deluxe Room                                  

    USD $142 taxes included

Transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to airport according to schedule.

    USD $12 per person and per trip


More hotel information can be found on its website

 

To make your reservation, please go to hotel registration

 

Topics
  • A Magnetic Confinement
  • A-OV Overview
  • A-SP Specialized Session Magnetic Confinement
  • B Dense Magnetised Plasmas
  • B-OV Overview
  • B-SP Specialized Session DPF
  • C Innovative Fusion Technology and Applications
  • D Fusion Materials Research
  • E Diagnostic Systems and Components
  • F Control and Data Acquisition Systems and Remote Participation Tools

Meeting format

The meeting will consist of plenary, invited and contributed oral presentations, poster sessions. The time allotment will be 45 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion for plenary talks, 35 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion for invited talks and 15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion fro contributed oral talks. Poster sessions shall be used for longer discussions. 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 27 January 2014 and end by 17:00 on 29 January 2014. A summary manuscript will be prepared for submission to Nuclear Fusion journal if deemed appropriate.

PARTICIPATION

About 60 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, all persons must send a completed Participation Form (Form A) to their appropriate governmental authority for subsequent transmission to the IAEA. Participants will be accepted only if the Participation Form is transmitted to the IAEA through one of the official channels by 7 December 2013.

SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION

Participants wishing to present a paper at the meeting must submit a one page abstract by 7 December 2013. 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.

 

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by email to:
Physics@iaea.org
Subject: 21st IAEA TM on Research Using Small Fusion Devices

 

No other form of submission will be accepted.
Abstracts 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

Authors must make sure that the files do not include copyrighted fonts or 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 by email by 20 December 2013. A Book of Abstracts will be compiled for free distribution at the meeting to every participant.

EXPENDITURES AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

No registration fee will be charged by the IAEA to participants 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 7 December 2013,
b) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form C


Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above cannot be considered.
Awards will be announced by 20 December 2013.

VISA

Designated participants who require a visa to enter Costa Rica should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Costa Rica as soon as possible. A letter of invitation, if needed, can be requested from the Local Organizer

 

Important deadlines

7 December 2013 
7 December 2013  
20 December 2013 
20 December 2013 
27 January 2014 
Submission of abstracts by email according to the instructions above for paper selection.
Request to the IAEA for financial support
Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers
Grant awards
Meeting begins – please bring an electronic WORD or pdf file of your paper to be collected at the registration desk

 

Committees

International Programme Advisory Committee

G. Van Oost         
E. del Bosco         
L. Soto         
J. Stöckel         
A. Sagara         
J.J. E. Herrera     
V. Gribkov         
R. Miklaszewski     
I. Garkusha         
M. Gryaznevich     
P. Bellan         

Belgium
Brazil
Chile
Czech Republic
Japan
Mexico (Chair)
Russia
Poland
Ukraine
UK
USA

Local Organising Committee

  • Dr. Iván Vargas Blanco (Chairman: LAWPP 2014), ITCR

  • Dr. Saúl Guadamuz (Chairman: 2nd AITP), ITCR

  • Dr. Celso Ribeiro (Chairman: 21st RUSFD), ITCR

  • Dr. Francisco Frutos Alfaro, UCR

  • Dr. Giovanni Sáenz-Arce, UNA

  • Dr. José Javier Saavedra-Arias, UNA

  • Ing. Juan Ignacio Del Valle, Ad Astra Rocket Company

  • Ing. Jorge Oguilve, Ad Astra Rocket Company

  • Dr. José Castro Nieto, Ad Astra Rocket Company

  • Dr. Julio Herrera-Velázquez, Scientific Program Committee coordinator, UNAM

Contact LOC

IAEA CONTACT

Mr. Richard Kamendje
R.Kamendje@iaea.org
NAPC Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 2600-21707
Fax: +43 1 26007-21756

 

Dr. Iván Vargas Blanco (Chair of the LOC)
Plasma Laboratory for Fusion Energy and Applications
Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Cartago, P.O.Box 159-7050, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 25 50 93 14
Fax: +506 25 50 24 77
 
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Dr. Celso Ribeiro (Chairman: 1st Costa Rican Summer School on Plasma Physics)
Plasma Laboratory for Fusion Energy and Applications
Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Cartago, P.O.Box 159-7050, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 25 50 93 14
Fax: +506 25 50 24 77
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