20th International Toki Conference (ITC-20) on
The Next Twenty Years in Plasma and Fusion Science
December 7 - 10, 2010
Ceratopia Toki, Toki-City, Gifu, Japan
Introduction  /   Abstract submission  /   Program  /   Registration  /   Registration fee  /   Paper submission  /   Accomodations  /   Visas  /   Social events  /   Committee  /   Important dates  /   Contact  /   Links  
  What's new
Dec 10, 2010 The deadline for the paper submission has been extended to Dec 22 (Wed).
Dec 10, 2010 Group photo
Nov 24, 2010 Revised Program (as of Nov. 24)
Nov 17, 2010 ITC-20 paper submission for PFR Special Issue is open
Sep 30, 2010 Acceptance notification was sent to the authors.
Sep 30, 2010 Program, Registration, Accomodations, Social events, Paper submission
Aug 31, 2010 The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to Sep 7 (Tue).
Aug 25, 2010 Visas
Aug 1, 2010 Abstract submission is opened.
Aug 1, 2010 2nd announcement (abstract, fee, proceedings, visa, excursion)
July 1, 2010 1st announcement

group photo
Group photo

conference poster
Conference poster (PDF 1.1MB)

open lecture
Open lecture for citizens (in Japanese)
The International Toki Conference (ITC) has been successively held reaching the 20th event this year. On this occasion, the 20th ITC will focus on the prospects for the next twenty years of plasma and fusion science, by reflecting on the progress achieved within the past years. The frontiers of simulation science in plasma and fusion research will be the main topic. At the same time, the academic systemization of plasma and fusion science should manifest itself in the 20th ITC, through the synergism of the diversity of research area, and progress of the leading edge.
List of topics
1. Prospects for the Next Twenty Years in Plasma and Fusion Science
2. The Leading Edge of Simulation Science
  Multi-Scale Simulation, Large Scale Simulation, Integrated Simulation Codes, High Performance Computing, Simulation Technique
3. Imaging Science
  Scientific Visualization, Virtual Reality, Diagnostic Imaging
4. Magnetically-Confined Fusion Plasmas
  Confinement, Stability, Wave-Plasma Interaction, Heating & Current Drive, Diagnostics, Steady State, Diverter & SOL
5. Inertial Fusion Energy
  Central Ignition, Fast Ignition, High Energy Density Physics, Warm Dense Matter
6. Fusion Engineering and Fusion Reactor Concepts
  Materials, Reactor Design, Fusion Technologies
7. Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
  Sun, Magnetosphere, Jets, Accretion Disks, Substorms
8. Basic Plasma Research and Plasma Application

Ceratopia Toki (4 Tokitsu-Takayama, Toki 509-5121, Gifu, Japan)

Conference date
December 7 (Tue.) – 10 (Fri.), 2010.

English is the working language of the conference.
Abstract submission
See Abstract submission page.
See Program page.
Those who plan to attend the conference must inform us of following items by e-mail to itc20 at nifs dot ac dot jp by October 31.
Title : Prof. / Dr. / Mr. / Ms.
Surname :
Given name(s) :
Affiliation :
Country :
E-mail :
Social events : not attend / Magome + NIFS tour / NIFS tour only
Accompanied person's name :
Any message to the secretariat:
It is not necessary to register again for the authors who submitted an abstract and received its acceptance from the program committee.
Registration fee
The registration fee is 20,000 yen, and the fee for students is 15,000 yen (both including the banquet fee, which cannot be subtracted). Banquet ticket for an accompanied person is 5,000 yen. The registration fee is payable at the conference site (only by cash in Japanese yen).
Paper submission
See Paper submission page.
Hotels near the conference site
Information and rates for various hotels at Toki and Tajimi cities are listed here. Specific information such as a directions can be obtained by clicking the link for each hotel.
(Participants must make reservations with the hotels directly by the Internet, telephone or FAX)

*Note that the transportation between the hotels and conference site will be the responsibility of the participants.
*Note also that the LOC will be happy to assist for foreign participants. Please contact me

Hotel list

In case you need a visa to enter Japan, required official documents will be provided through the local organizing committee after acceptance of your abstract, upon request.
Visa application form Visa application form
Social events
The LOC has organized two tours for participants. These tours will depart from the conference site on 9 Dec. (Thu.) afternoon just after the morning session (1:00 pm) and will come back to the conference site before the banquet. 2000 JPY per person is necessary for the lunch box and ticket.

*Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available for Magome. (Only 40 persons)

 1. Magome and NIFS technical tour
 2. NIFS technical tour

Magome is an old station on the Kiso-kaido (Nakasen-do). The delightful main street, which is closed to traffic, contains a variety of wooden and plaster Edo-style inns, houses, temples and shrines, with the surrounding, forested mountains as a spectacular back-drop.

NIFS technical tour
We introduce you the Large Helical Device (LHD) and other facilities at NIFS.
A. Komori (Japan, Chair), H. Azechi (Japan), B. Blackwell (Australia), T. Hino (Japan), R. Horiuchi (Japan), S. Imagawa (Japan), T. Imai (Japan), S. Ishiguro (Japan), O. Kaneko (Japan), K. Kawahata (Japan), T. Klinger (Germany), L. M. Kovrizhnykh (Russia), G. S. Lee (Korea), J. G. Li (China), O. Mitarai (Japan), T. Mito (Japan), T. Muroga (Japan), T. Mutoh (Japan), Y. Ogawa (Japan), Y. Ohsawa (Japan), S. Prager (U.S.A.), A. Sagara (Japan), J. Sanchez (Spain), F. Sano (Japan), M. Sasao (Japan), H. Sugama (Japan), Y. Takeiri (Japan), M. Tendler (Sweden), T. Tsunematsu (Japan), H. Yamada (Japan), J. W. Van Dam (U.S.A.), H. Zushi (Japan)

Y. Kishimoto (Japan, Chair), S. Cowley (U.K.), M. Den (Japan), J. Q. Dong (China), A. Fukuyama (Japan), X. Garbet (France), S. Hamaguchi (Japan), T. Hamajima (Japan), C. Hidalgo (Spain), K. Ichiguchi (Japan), K.Ida (Japan), S. Ishiguro (Japan), K. Itoh (Japan), Y. Kamada (Japan), T. Klinger (Germany), M. Kobayashi (Japan), L. M. Kovrizhnykh (Russia), K. Kusano (Japan), M. Kwon (Korea), J. Makino (Japan), D. Mikkelsen (U.S.A.), O. Mitarai (Japan), K. Morishita (Japan), T. Muroga (Japan), Y. Nagayama (Japan), T. Norimatsu (Japan), N. Ohno (Japan), Y. Ohsawa (Japan), Y. Ono (Japan), S. Saito (Japan), H. Sakagami (Japan), S. Satake (Japan), M. Skoric (Japan), A. Sen (India), M. Shats (Australia), H. Sugama (Japan), Kazuo A. Tanaka (Japan), Kenji Tanaka (Japan), K. Tobita (Japan), K. Tomisaka (Japan), M. Yagi (Japan), H. Yamada (Japan), H. Yoneda (Japan), Z. Yoshida (Japan), S-P. Zhu (China)

R. Horiuchi (Chair), M. Yokoyama (Scientific Secretary), T. Akiyama, H. Chikaraishi, M. Fujii, A. Hamada, H. Hasegawa, K. Ichiguchi, K.Ida, T. Ido, C. Imai, S. Ishiguro, R. Ishizaki, A. Ishizawa, A. Itoh, A. Itoh, K. Itoh, M. Ito, S. Izawa, R. Kanno, N. Kasuya, C. Kataoka, A. Kato, G. Kawamura, M. Kobayashi, H. Miura, N. Mizuguchi, N. Nakajima, H. Nakamura, S. Nishimura, M. Nunami, H. Ohtani, H. Sakagami, S. Satake, M.-H. Sato, M. Skoric, H. Sugama, Y. Suzuki, A. Takayama, H. Tamura, S. Toda, Y. Todo, Y. Tomita, N. Tonouchi, S. Usami, T.-H. Watanabe, O. Yamagishi, T. Yamamoto, M. Yamanaka, K. Yasui, Y. Yoshimura, M. Yoshinuma
Important dates
Start of on-line abstract submission: August 1, 2010
Deadline for abstract submission: August 31 September 7, 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance: September 30, 2010
Start of on-line registration and hotel reservation: October 1, 2010
Deadline for registration and hotel reservation: October 31, 2010
Deadline for paper submission: December 7 December 22, 2010
Conference: December 7 - 10, 2010

Conference Secretariat
 Masayuki Yokoyama, Dr.
 National Institute for Fusion Science
 322-6 Oroshi, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 Japan
 E-mail:  itc20 at nifs dot ac dot jp
 Fax: +81-572-58-2630
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