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Fourteenth IAEA Technical Meeting (TM) on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems

01 - 04 Septermber, 2015
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria


Form A Particpation (pdf, word)
Form B Paper Submission(pdf, word)
Form C Grant Application(pdf, word)



The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the 14th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems from 1 to 4 September 2015 at its Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Previous meetings in the series were held in Kiev (1989), Aspenas (1991), Trieste (1993), Princeton (1995), JET/Abingdon (1997), Naka (1999), Gohtenburg (2001), San Diego (2003), Takayama (2005), Kloster Seeon (2007), Kiev (2009), Austin (2011) and Beijing (2013).


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. The meeting will cover the formation and transport of energetic particles including their confinement properties and a detailed account of the location of lost energetic particle incidence on first wall components, the collective instabilities they drive, their impact on plasma properties in different operational scenarios, and energetic particles diagnostics. It will aim, in particular, at identifying open physics issues and gaps associated with energetic particles in ITER and future fusion power plants.


The meeting will cover the following topics:

  1. Alpha particles physics
  1. Transport of energetic particles
  1. Effects of energetic particles in magnetic confinement fusion devices
  1. Collective phenomena: Alfvén eigenmodes, energetic particle modes and others
  1. Runaway electrons and disruptions
  1. Diagnostics for energetic particles


The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, a poster session, and a summary session. It is expected that invited talks will last 35 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion and session talks will be 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion. Poster sessions shall be used for longer discussions. An electronic projector connected to a computer capable of reading CDs and memory sticks will be available for the presentations (Power Point or pdf recommended). It is expected that the meeting will start at 9:00 on 1 September 2015 and end by 17:00 on 4 September 2015. A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the summary session (last session).

The working language of the meeting is English; no interpretation will be provided.
About 80 experts from IAEA Member States and International Organizations are expected to attend the meeting. Participants should be actively involved in the topics of the meeting. Participants will be accepted only if their duly completed Participation Form (Form A) is transmitted to the IAEA through their appropriate governmental authority by 27 May 2015.


Participants wishing to make a contribution at the meeting are requested to submit a one-page electronic abstract. Abstracts should be submitted to the email address by 27 May 2015. Abstracts should 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

Abstracts can be text only or contain figures and graphics. The abstracts 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".
Authors must make sure that the files do not include copyrighted fonts or any 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 via email by 19 June 2015. A Book of Abstracts will be compiled for distribution during the meeting.


Electronic versions of papers will be collected at the meeting. A manuscript of about 12 pages for invited and 9 pages for contributed should be prepared for inclusion on the meeting proceedings published by the IAEA (it will be available on the web and will include presentations as well). Authors should deliver their manuscripts at the registration desk on the first day of the meeting; (1 Sept. 2015). A summary report of the meeting will be prepared for submission to the “Nuclear Fusion” journal.


The meeting will take place in Board Room (A), M Building at the Vienna International Centre. Detailed information regarding accommodation and transportation in Vienna can be found under the following link  


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 travel and accommodation expenses for meeting participants. However, limited funds are available to help meet the cost of attendance of a few selected specialists, primarily those 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.

Governments wishing to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their specialists should address specific requests to the Scientific Secretary responsible for this meeting to this effect. Governments should ensure that applications for grants are:

  1. received by the IAEA by 27 May 2015.
  2. accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Form C including the abstract of the paper to be presented.
  3. should include an estimate from an official travel agency of the travel cost.
  4. Applications that do not comply with the conditions mentioned above will not be considered. Awards will be announced by 19 June 2015.


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. An official letter of invitation will be issued to all participants. This letter will be needed for the visa application. In case of special requirements, please contact Ms Lilla HÉDERVÁRI (


27 May 2015

Submission of abstracts by email according to the instructions above for paper selection.

27 May 2015

Submission of the Participation Form through the appropriate governmental authority.

27 May 2015

Request to the IAEA for financial support

19 June 2015

Participants will be informed about the acceptance of their papers.

19 June 2015

Grant awards

1 September 2015

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



  1. The International Programme Advisory Committee (IPAC) is composed by the following members:




H. Berk


C. Hellesen


A. Fasoli


Ph. Lauber


W. Heidbrink


S. Sharapov


Ya. Kolesnichenko


G. Vlad


K. Shinohara


M. Osakabe


E. Frederickson


S. Pinches (Chair)


D. Xuantong



Local organizers

Scientific Secretary
Mr Richard Kamendje
NAPC Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Office A2305
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600-21707, FAX: +43 1 26007

NAPC Physics Section
International Atomic Energy Agency
Office A2306
Wagramer Str. 5, P.O. Box 100, A1400 Vienna, Austria

Tel.: +43 1 2600-26393, FAX: +43 1 26007