9th IAEA Technical Meeting on

“Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems”


9 to 11 November 2005.

Hida Earth Wisdom Center

Takayama-shi , Japan


International Atomic Energy Agency





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.


The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of experimental and theoretical works on 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 a summary session. The authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts to be published in a relevant Journal. In the previous meeting, invited presentations and some of oral presentations were published as a cluster of papers in a special section of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Journal. For this meeting efforts will be done to try to produce the same sort of compilation.

It is expected that invited talks, will be 30 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion and session talks will be ~20 minutes with ~3 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 9 November 2005 and end by 16:00 on 11 November 2005. A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the Summary session (last session).


About 70 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 2005. 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 by email to IAEATM-EP2005@nifs.ac.jp

Or to, FAX: +81-572-58-2624

Post address: Prof. K.Toi, National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki-shi 509-5292, Japan.


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, word) 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 10 September 2005.


The abstract shall be prepared according to the following instructions:

1) Page size: A4 (210mm by 297 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, word) 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.


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 10 September 2005

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

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

Awards will be announced around 20 September 2005.


(4) VISA

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 by:

e-mail: IAEATM-EP2005@nifs.ac.jp,

FAX: +81-572-58-2624, or,


Prof. K.Toi, National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki-shi 509-5292, Japan


Submission of proceeding PAPERS:

Electronic versions of papers will be collected at the meeting. A manuscript of about 5 pages shall be prepared for inclusion on the meeting proceedings published by IAEA (it will be available on the web and will include presentations as well). Authors should pass it at the registration desk on the first day (9 Nov. 2005) of the meeting.

Instructions and template for the manuscripts can be downloaded.



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



31 July 2005 – Submission by email, fax or post of abstracts according to the instructions above for paper selection.

10 September 2005 – Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers

10 September 2005 - Request to the IAEA for financial support

20 September 2005 – Grant awards

9 November 2005 – Meeting begins – please bring an electronic word or pdf file of your paper to be collected by the IAEA Scientific Secretary.

International Advisory Committee

K. Toi (Japan, Chair)

K. Tobita (Japan)

H. Berk (USA)

W. Heidbrink (USA)

D. Darrow (USA)

C.Z. Cheng (USA)

A. Fasoli (Switzerland)

F. Porcelli(Italy)

F. Zonca (Italy)

Y. Kolesnichenko (Ukraine)

M. Lisak (Sweden)

L.G. Eriksson (France)

D. Borba (Portugal)

S. Sharapov (UK)

T. Hender (UK)


Local Organizer

Prof. Kazuo TOI,

National Institute for Fusion Science,

Oroshi-cho 322-6, Toki-shi 509-5292,Japan

e-mail:  IAEATM-EP2005@nifs.ac.jp

FAX: +81-572-58-2624


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