1st Asia Pacific Transport Working Group (APTWG)
International Conference


Purpose of the Meeting
 The ultimate goal of the work of the Transport Working group is a predictive understanding of the basic mechanisms responsible for transport, and ultimately, to control these transport processes. It is essential to characterize the correlation of fluctuations in space and time responsible for the non-locality of the transport and the non-diffusive feature of transport, which appear in momentum and particle transport. The 3D effects on transport, which have been recognized to be an important common topic in toroidal plasmas, are also emphasized in this meeting.

Working group of the Meeting
 In order to realize the purpose described above, four topical foci were identified for the initial working group. These are:
a) Momentum transport
b) Non-locality in transport
c) Edge turbulence and L-H transition
d) 3D effects on transport physics

Background of the Meeting
 The Transport Task Force started during 1988-89 in the United State and it has fostered and guided work on plasma turbulence and transport. In 1994, the European fusion community created a similar task force which was inspired by the U.S. organization. In alternate years, the meetings of the US and EU TTFs are held jointly and every effort is made to foster collaborations between the research groups represented.
 Based on the significant development of research activities on plasma turbulence and transport in the Asia-Pacific region, a formation of an Asia-Pacific Transport Working Group along the lines of the US-EU Transport Task Force was discussed 15 October 2011 during the Daejeon IAEA conference. Present at the meeting were K. Ida, NIFS; M. Yagi, Kyushu-Univ./JAEA; L. Yan and J. Dong, SWIP; X. Gao, ASIPP; J. Y. Kim, NFRI; T. S. Hahm, SNU and PPPL; Y. S. Na, SNU; Liu Chen, IFTS, Zhejiang Univ. and UCI; P. H. Diamond, NFRI and UCSD. Profs. Diamond and Chen acted as advisors.