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3rd IAEA Technical Meeting on
“First Generation of Fusion Power Plants - Design and Technology”

13 – 15 July 2009
IAEA HQ, Vienna, Austria


Form A (pdf, word)
Form B (pdf, word)
Form C (pdf, word)

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Taking the projections for impact on climate changes it seems justifiable and urgent to strengthen the fusion programme developing technology. Ambitious targets for the technical performance (e.g. plasma scenarios, materials endurance, and blanket efficiency) are aiming at demonstration of fusion electricity production in about twenty to thirty years. Common efforts may lead to widespread deployment of fusion power earlier than expected. A possible approach taken in many Member States is to strengthen the domestic fusion reactor research and to cooperate within the international effort in power plant design activities.

Following recommendation from the International Fusion Research Council, the IAEA will continue to organise the series of Technical Meetings (TM’s) on the subject of fusion power plants aiming at assess the progress and outline general guidance and recommendations on issues related to the design and technology of first generation fusion power plants, their social, economic implications. Previous meetings were held in Vienna in 2005 and 2007.

The present meeting will provide a forum for presentation and exchange of ideas in the topics and issues that have been anticipated to become relevant within the next generations, when a first power plant prototype is expected to be in operation leading to the first generation of commercial power plants with attractive safety and environmental features and viable economics. The requirements arising for fusion development (including plasma physics, materials and human resources) will also be addressed.  The Technical Meeting is expected to bring new results and promote discussions in the following topics:


Please recognize that Social, Economic, Safety and Environmental aspects of fusion (SESE) will be covered by the subsequent Technical Meeting on “Fusion Power Plant Safety”.

The meeting will have invited and contributed oral papers presented in sessions devoted to special topics with subsequent discussions. It is expected that invited talks, as keynotes for the session, will be 40 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion and session talks will be ~20 minutes with ~5 minutes for discussion. An electronic projector connected to a computer capable of reading CD's and memory sticks will be available for the presentations (Power Point 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 20 June 2007 and end by 17:30 on 22 June 2007. A summary session will provide the possibility to review the progress reported at the meeting and recommend directions for future research.


Submission from 01 to 15 May 2009
Anyone wishing to present a paper during this meeting must submit an abstract.

The abstract 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 (TNR), bold
Authors: single-spaced, 12-point size, TNR Font
Affiliation: single-spaced, 12-point size, TNR Font, italic
Text: 1.5 spaced, 12-point size, TNR Font
Length: one page
A Book of Abstracts will be compiled for distribution during the meeting.

A manuscript 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 must submit a signed Form B (pdf, word) to the IAEA for copyright purposes.
A summary report of the meeting will be prepared by the Chair and the International Advisory Committee for submission to the “Nuclear Fusion” journal.

About 40 persons from 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) Abstract Submission
A one page abstract must be submitted between 01 to 15 May 2009. The abstract can be text only or contain figures and graphics, but must be only one page long. 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".

Submit the abstract by email to or by post or fax to the IAEA

Scientific Secretary:

Guenter Mank
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

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 of the acceptance of their contributions by email, by middle of June 2009.

2) IAEA participation and copyright forms
A participant will be accepted only if the Participation Form A is transmitted through the appropriate Governmental representative authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Atomic Energy Authority).
You also need to send a completed Author Form B (PDF, Microsoft Word) with the abstract of your presentation to the IAEA.

The costs for the organization of the meeting are borne by the IAEA. No registration fee will be charged to participants.
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 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 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 together with the abstract before 10 June 2009.
b) are accompanied by a duly completed and signed Author Form B and Grant Form C including the abstract of the paper to be presented.
c) an estimation from an official travel Agency is included for the traveling costs
Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above will not be considered.

Awards will be announced by 15 June 2009.

(4) VISA
Designated participants who require a visa to enter Austria should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Austria as soon as possible. A letter of invitation, if needed, can be requested from the Secretariat in the Physics Section:

Ms. Cecilia Devia Torres
NAPC, Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Office A2275
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600-26393, FAX: +43 1 26007


15 May 2009


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

10 June 2009


Request to the IAEA for financial support

Middle June 2009


Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers

15 June 2009


Grant awards

13 July 2009


Meeting begins – please bring an electronic copy (word or pdf file) of your manuscript paper to be collected by the IAEA Scientific Secretary.

International Advisory Committee

Farrokh Najmabadi  (Chair)


David Maisonnier


Guenter Janeschitz


David Ward


Jean Jacquinot


Konishi, Satoshi


Valery Chuyanov


Yuanxi Wan




Scientific Secretary
Mr. Gunter Mank
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

Ms. Cecilia Devia Torres
NAPC Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Office A2275
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600-26393, FAX: +43 1 26007