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Physics Section


16 th IAEA Technical Meeting on

Research Using Small Fusion Devices

Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Apartado Postal 70-543

Ciudad Universitaria


30 November to 2 December 2005.


Form A (pdf, word)

Form B (pdf, word)

Form C (pdf, word)

Reservations can be made, at special rate, at the “Radisson Paraíso Hotel México D.F.”, which is just a few minutes away by car from the “Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM” where the meeting will be held. Transportation from the hotel will be provided in the morning, and back to the hotel in the evening.

The participants should reserve directly with Ms. Carla Caballero

Fax: +52 55-56064006

They must ask for the special UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) rate, informing they will participate in the 16th IAEA Technical Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices.

The special rate is 880 Mexican pesos +17% VAT, (US$ 1 fluctuates between 10.50 and 11.00 Mexican pesos), for single or double occupancy.

The web page of the hotel, which provides important information about the town is


The 16 th IAEA TM on “Research Using Small Fusion Devices” will be held in Mexico City, hosted by the Government of Mexico through the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). The local Host representative is Dr. Julio Herrera, from the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM.

Previous meetings were held in 1985 Budapest, 1986 Nagoya, 1988 Nice, 1990 Washington DC, 1991 Hefei, 1992 Wuerzburg, 1993 Campinas, 1994 Madrid, 1995 Ahmedabad, 1996 Prague, 1997 Cairo, 1998 Tokyo, 1999 Chengdu, 2002 Sao Paulo and 2003 Vienna.


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, reversed field pinches (RFP), helical devices, linear/discharge machines, etc. The meeting will also cover other devices: non-magnetic confinement devices, devices using beams or lasers and new trends or innovation concepts for fusion research.



The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, poster session , and a summary session .

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 30 November 2005 and end by 16:00 on 2 December 2005 . A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the Summary session (last session).

The abstracts will be selected and classified by the International Program Committee into oral and poster presentations.


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, the following major steps must be completed:


A one page abstract must be submitted no later than 20 August 2005. The abstract may be text only or contain figures and graphics, but must be only one page long. It must contain the authors' names, affiliation and e-mail 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 e-mail indicating the name of the meeting in the subject field to:

please also include in the Cc: field -

or by post to:

Dr. Julio Herrera
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM
A.P. 70-543, Ciudad Universitaria
Del. Coyoacán, 04511 México, D.F. MÉXICO

Important : Contributors of material to be included in the Agency proceedings are required to assign all copyrights or rights to publish to the Agency. Please complete and sign form B and send it together with the abstract copy to the IAEA Scientific Secretary by post or email (please see address at the end of this announcement).

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

Authors will be informed on the acceptance of their contributions by e-mail, by 20 September 2005 .

The abstract shall be prepared according to the following instructions:

1) Page size: LETTER (21.59 mm by 27.94 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

Important: In case of sending Microsoft Word files, authors should use True Type Embedded Fonts (w hen saving the file, click Tools, then Options, and tick Embed True Type fonts. This will help prevent change of fonts when the file is read in a different system as it will be most of the cases).

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 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. Host services such as accommodation, meals, social programmes, etc., are to be arranged between participants and the Host representative.

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 2005

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

c) the participant has an accepted contribution

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 Mexico should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Mexico as soon as possible. A letter of invitation, if needed, can be requested from:

Dr. Julio Herrera
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM
A.P. 70-543, Ciudad Universitaria
Del. Coyoacán, 04511 México, D.F. MÉXICO

Submission of proceeding PAPERS :

Electronic versions of papers will be collected at the meeting . A manuscript of about 7 pages for Presentations and 5 pages for Posters 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 of the meeting ( 30 Nov. 2005 ).

Instructions 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
preparations is at


20 August 2005 – Submission by e-mail, or post of abstracts according to the instructions above for paper selection.

20 August 2005 Submission to the IAEA of Grant Application (Form C)

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

20 September 2005 – Awards of financial support

30 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

Local Organising Committee

E. Camps Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares

F. Castillo Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM

J.J.E. Herrera (Chair) Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM

A. Robledo Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

M. Sobral Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, UNAM

R. Valencia Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares

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