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Physics Section     

5th IAEA TM on Physics and Technology of Inertial Fusion Energy

24 - 26 March 2010
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

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

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is going to host the 5th IAEA Technical Meeting on Physics and Technology of Inertial Fusion Energy Targets and Chambers at the its Headquarters in Vienna from 24 to 26 March 2010. The previous meetings were held in Madrid, Spain (2000), San Diego, USA (2002), Daejon, Korea (2004) and Kobe, Japan (2007).

In the field of laser fusion research, big projects aiming at ignition and burn at single shot base have started in many countries.  Demonstration of an integrated reactor system including repeated target injection, tracking and firing is the nearest milestone toward the inertial fusion energy (IFE).  The success of integrated system will increase reliability of IFE and open new applications.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plays a pro-active role to catalyze innovation and to enhance worldwide commitment to fusion. The purpose of the Technical Meeting is to account for progress and perspectives in realizing IFE power plant including developing countries.

The topics this meeting covers following areas in physics and engineering related to IFE reactor technologies:

Physics related to reactors and reactor design
Target fabrication focused on mass production
Target injection and tracking
IFE reactor systems
Assessment of Safety, Environment and Economy Aspects of IFE

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 24 March 2010 and end by 17:30 on 26 March 2010. A summary session will provide the possibility to review the progress reported at the meeting and recommend directions for future research.
This meeting will be preceded by the third Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) for the Coordination Research Project (CRP) on “Pathways to Energy from Inertial Fusion - An Integrated Approach” which will take place from 22 - 24 March at the same location (this meeting has restricted attendance for the participants of the CRP only). The two meetings will have common sessions on 24 March.

Submission from 25 January 5 February 2010
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 35 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 25 January to 5 February 2010. 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 15 February 2010.

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 by end of February 2010
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 end February 2010.

(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


5 February 2010

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

5 February 2010

Request to the IAEA for financial support

15 March 2010

Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers

End of February 2010

Grant awards

24 March 2010

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


Scientific Secretary
Mr. 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

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