02 May 2011
  Submission of abstracts by e-mail according to the instructions for paper selection
02 May 2011
  Request to the IAEA for financial support
03 June 2011
  Participants to be informed about the acceptance of their papers
03 June 2011
  Grant Awards
11 August 2011
  Deadline for accommodations reservations
07 September 2011
  Meeting Begins--Please bring an electronic WORD or .pdf file of your paper to be collected by the IAEA Scientific Secretary.


The 12th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems will take place September 7-10, 2011, in Austin, Texas, United States of America. The meeting will be hosted by the Institute for Fusion Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Previous meetings in this 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 Seon (2007), and Kiev(2009).


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.


Meeting Format

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 discussion. 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 interpreting service will be provided). It is expected that the meeting will start at 09:00 on September 7, 2011, and end by 17:00 on September 10, 2011. A short summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be presented and approved during the Summary Session (last session). A summary manuscript will be prepared for submission to the Nuclear Fusion journal.