INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
19th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Recognizing the increasingly prominent role that energy plays in the world and the expectation that nuclear fusion can provide an abundant energy source, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supports the exchange of scientific and technical information on fusion research through conferences, meetings and projects. The 19th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2002) provides a forum for elaborating the excellent progress that is being made in fusion experiments, theory and technological developments. FEC 2002 will be organized in co-operation with the Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom - Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique (CEA), CEA-Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.
Previous conferences in this series were held in Salzburg (1961), Culham (1965), Novosibirsk (1968), Madison (1971), Tokyo (1974), Berchtesgaden (1976), Innsbruck (1978), Brussels (1980), Baltimore (1982), London (1984), Kyoto (1986), Nice (1988), Washington (1990), Würzburg (1992), Seville (1994), Montreal (1996), Yokohama (1998) and Sorrento (2000).
Papers on these topics will be considered for presentation at FEC 2002 if clearly relevant to the development of fusion energy (see attached Scientific Guidelines for Authors - Annex A). A Programme Committee with a representative international membership will be responsible for the selection of papers, the arrangements of conference sessions and the overall scientific content of the conference. The Programme Committee will meet in May 2002 at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
4. SYNOPSES AND ABSTRACTS
The electronically received two page synopsis will be considered by the Programme Committee only if the Participation Form A and Paper Submission Form B have been received by the IAEA from official government channels.
The costs for the organization of the conference are borne by the Host Government and the IAEA. No registration fee is charged to participants.
As a general rule, the IAEA does not pay for participants´ travel and living expenses. However, limited funds are available to help meet the cost of attendance of selected specialists, mainly from developing countries with low economic resources. Generally, not more than one travel grant may be awarded to any one country. To apply for a travel grant, please send the Grant Application Form C (attached) - typewritten or clearly printed, through your appropriate government authority (see Section 6) together with the Participation Form (Form A), and the Paper Submission Form (Form B) and other relevant material in time for these materials to reach the IAEA at the latest by 12 April 2002. Travel grants will be awarded only to authors of accepted papers. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The grants will be lump sums usually covering only part of the cost of attendance.
6. CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
The Participation Form A, the Paper Submission Form B and, if applicable, the Grant Application Form C have to be sent through the participant´s competent official authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, national atomic energy authority or, for ITER participants, the ITER organization) for subsequent transmission to the IAEA.
7. POST-DEADLINE PAPERS
A limited number of papers will be considered for post-deadline acceptance. To be considered, a paper must meet the following criteria:
The Programme Committee will meet in Lyon on 14 October 2002 to consider the post-deadline submissions. Authors will be notified promptly about the acceptance or rejection of their papers. Time has been allocated for up to three oral post-deadline papers on the afternoon of 18 October 2002, and post-deadline poster papers will be presented on the morning of that day, so post-deadline paper authors should be prepared to give either an oral presentation or a poster. The full manuscripts for the proceedings must follow the same guidelines as for regular papers (see Section 8(b) below), only the deadline for submission will be set to a later date.
8. PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
(a) Acceptance of papers
Authors will be notified by e-mail in June 2002 whether their papers have been accepted for oral presentation or for presentation as a poster and will be informed of the assigned paper number and session of presentation.
(b) Submission of full manuscripts
Specifications for the layout and electronic format (PDF) of the full manuscripts and for the preparation of posters will be sent to all main authors of accepted papers. These specifications will also be posted on the FEC 2002 web site when available. The full manuscripts must be submitted through LISA 2002 in the same way as the two page synopses (see Annex B). LISA 2002 will be reopened for submission of accepted papers on 2 September 2002. The deadline for electronic submission of the full papers in PDF is 4 October 2002. Papers received after that deadline will not be accepted for presentation. Authors who might need editorial help are encouraged to contact the English Editor, Ms. Marianne Spak (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) before or during the conference.
The specifications and instructions for preparing the full manuscripts will be similar to those for the FEC 2000 proceedings; they are still available on the Internet in PDF: http://www.iaea.org/programmes/ripc/physics/.
(c) Publication of proceedings
The papers will be published by the IAEA as unedited proceedings in electronic format only on CD-ROM and on the IAEA Physics Section web site as soon as possible after the conference (http://www.iaea.org/programmes/ripc/physics/). This web site already contains the FEC 2000 and FEC 1998 proceedings.
(d) Publication in the Nuclear Fusion journal
In addition to preparing their papers for publication in the electronic conference proceedings, authors of accepted papers are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts for possible publication in the Nuclear Fusion journal. Authors should bear in mind that the page limits established for the electronic conference proceedings do not apply to the journal, and that revised and expanded versions of conference papers may be submitted.
9. WORKING LANGUAGE
The working language of the conference is English. All communications, synopses, abstracts and full manuscripts must be sent to the IAEA in English.
10. DISTRIBUTION OF DOCUMENTS
The preliminary programme and the Book of Abstracts will be posted on the FEC 2002 web site in June 2002, the final programme in October 2002. The final programme booklet and the printed Book of Abstracts will be made available to participants upon registration in Lyon. Preprints of complete papers will not be available unless provided by the authors.
Detailed information on accommodation and other items will be sent to all designated participants well in advance of the conference and will also be made available on the FEC 2002 web site when available.
Please find out whether you need a visa (Schengen visa) to enter France and submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of France as early as possible (please note that this procedure may take three or four weeks).
The following persons may be contacted for further information or assistance:
(a) Administrative Issues - Conference Organizer
Ms. Hildegard Schmid
(b) Scientific Issues - Scientific Secretary (submission of two page synopses, abstracts and full manuscripts, conference programme)
Ms. Ursula Schneider
(c) Editorial Issues - English Editor
Ms. Marianne Spak
(d) Conference Site Issues
Host Government Official
Host Government Official Secretary
14. SATELLITE MEETINGS
Deadline for Booking Requests: 13 September 2002 For booking and information please contact:
Ms. Veronique Poli
15. CONFERENCE WEBSITES
(a) It is recommended to visit the conference web sites regularly for checking new or updated information. The conference web site addresses are:
(b) Electronic submission of two page synopses and abstracts (5 March - 12 April 2002) and full manuscripts (2 September - 4 October 2002):
(c) The following information will be posted on the FEC 2002 web sites:
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