Since the establishment of the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in
1989, the International Toki Conference (ITC) has been held annually focusing on
topics in plasma physics and controlled fusion.
The 13th ITC will be held from December 9th to 12th, 2003 at the Ceratopia Toki
(Toki) with the subject "Progress in Plasma Theory and Understanding of Fusion
Many scientists interested in these topics are welcome to attend the 13th
International Toki Conference.
Recent remarkable progress in fusion plasma research has been associated with
the steady development of theoretical and simulation methods. These techniques
have yielded reliable physical models that form the basis of extensive
quantitative and qualitative estimates for complex plasmas possessing an
abundance of non-linearity in highly non-equilibrium open systems. The aim of
this international conference is to review progress in theoretical and
simulation approaches on plasmas, as well as progress in the understanding of
fusion plasmas, and to show the wide interrelationships between fusion research
and scientific research on complex many-body systems.
This conference highlights theory, simulation and experimental studies on plasma
and fusion, and focuses on the following topics:
In conjunction with this conference, we will also hold the Memorial Symposium
for the late Professor Masahiro Wakatani of Kyoto University and
Australia-Japan Workshop on "Plasma Theory and Simulation".
Plasma Equilibrium, Stability, and Transport
Nonlinear Plasma Phenomena, Turbulence
Structural Formation, Complexity
High Energy Particles, Burning Plasma
Magnetic and Inertial Fusion Plasmas
Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
Basic Plasma Science, Plasma Application, Nonneutral and Dust
Ceratopia Toki Conference Hall
Takayama 4, Tokitsu-cho, Toki-shi, Gifu-ken 509-5121 JAPAN
December 9th (Tue) to 12th (Fri), 2003
The working language for the conference is English.
All attendees must register electronically on our web site:
On-line registration will be available soon.
6. Presentation Format
All invited talks and some contributed papers selected by the Program Committee
will be given as oral presentations. Other contributed papers will be presented
in poster format.
Authors are required to submit a one-page abstract no later than August 31,
2003, through on-line submission on the web site. The paper should contain an
original and previously unreported work on any of the conference topics. The
abstract should be sufficiently detailed in describing the purpose of the work
and the obtained results. The Program Committee will select the papers on the
basis of the submitted abstracts. Authors will be notified on acceptance of
abstracts and assignment of their papers into sessions by the end of September.
The accepted abstracts will be bound as a booklet and distributed to all
participants during the Conference. They will be exhibited on our web site as
well. Kindly refrain from including figures and graphs in the abstract.
Submission of abstracts by fax is not acceptable. On-line submission of the
abstract will be available on this web site soon.
8. Publication of Proceedings
The papers submitted to this conference will be reviewed by referees. The
accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Plasma
and Fusion Research. The acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee
publication in the Proceedings. The Proceedings will be distributed to all
The format of the paper will be announced from the web site to all contributors
upon acceptance of the abstract, together with detailed information on the
presentation. The deadline for the paper submission is December 9, 2003; the
authors are requested to submit their completed paper to the submission desk at
9. Registration Fee
The registration fee is 15,000 yen per person, including banquet, proceedings
and conference materials. The fee for students is 10,000 yen. The registration
fee for accompanying persons is 5,000 per person. Only Japanese yen is
acceptable at the conference registration desk.
The participants need to make the payment at the registration office on the
first day of the conference.
We have reserved several hotels near Toki City for participants of the
Conference. The hotel information will appear in the web site by the end of July
and the electronic hotel reservation will be possible there. The deadline for
hotel reservations is October 31. Room assignments will be made on a first-come
first-served basis. In case of cancellation, 10 days' advance notice to the
conference secretaries is required.
The conference hall 'Ceratopia Toki' is located about 0.4km away from Toki-shi
station on the Japan Railway (JR) Chuo-line. For the convenience of the
participants, limited shuttle buses linking the hotels and the Conference hall
will be provided during the Conference. A detailed map and timetable will be
available on our web site.
12. Programs and Future Information
The scientific program of the Conference and all future information related to
the Conference will be available on the web site.
In the case that you need a visa to enter Japan, the Conference Secretaries will
provide an official invitation letter to obtain the entry visa. The Visa
Application Form will be available on the web site. Please fill in and return
the Visa Application Form to the conference secretary by airmail or fax no later
than September 30, 2003. A printed form is strongly suggested since a handwritten
form often leads to mistakes in the paper work. Please note that it takes more
than a half-a-month to get a Japanese visa after applying at the Japanese
M.Inutake(Tohoku Univ.), S.Matsuda(JAERI), T.Cho(Tsukuba Univ.), Y.Ogawa(Univ.Tokyo), T.Sato (Earth Simulator Center), S.Takamura(Nagoya Univ.),
A.Fukuyama (Kyoto Univ.), K.Mima (Osaka Univ.), H.Zushi (Kyushu Univ.),
T.Hayashi, T.Kamimura, O.Kaneko, K.Kawabata, A.Komori, K.Matsuoka, T.Mito,
N.Noda, K.Ohkubo, N.Ohyabu, M.Okamoto, S.Sudo, M.Tsuji, T.Uda, K. Yamauchi
Z.Yoshida (Chairperson, Univ. Tokyo)
Y.Kishimoto (JAERI), H.Hojo (Tsukuba Univ.), S.Iio (Tokyo Inst. Tech.),
Y.Ohsawa(Nagoya Univ.), S.Hamaguchi (Kyoto Univ.), H.Takabe (Osaka Univ.),
K.Kusano (Hiroshima Univ.), S.-I.Itoh (Kyushu Univ.), T.Hayashi, K.Ichiguchi,
K.Itoh, A.Komori, K.Matsuoka, N.Nakajima, M,Okamoto, H.Sanuki, H.Sugama, Y.Todo,
R.L.Dewar(Australia), J.Q.Dong(China), J.Nuehrenberg(Germany), W.M.Tang(U.S.A.),
T.Akiyama, H.Chikaraishi, K.Ichiguchi, M.Inukai, R.Ishizaki, A.Ishizawa, M.Isobe,
Y.Ito, K.Itoh, T.Kamimura, R.Kanno, N.Kasuya, N.Katada, M.Kokudai, H.Miura,
R.Miyake, N.Nakajima, C.Namba, Y.Narushima, M.Nishiura, M.Okamoto, B.Peterson,
K.Saito, H.Sanuki, S.Satake, M.Sato, K.Seo, M.Shoji, H.Sugama, A.Suzuki,
S.Takeuchi, S.Toda, J.Todoroki, K.Tsukada, O.Yamagishi, M.Yokoyama, K.Y.Watanabe,
T.Watanabe, T.H.Watanabe, I.Yamada, T.Yamamoto, Y.Yoshimura
*NIFS in the case of no indication of affiliation.
|Deadline for one-page abstract
Notification of acceptance
|and visa application
|Registration and hotel reservation
|Deadline for paper
Updated information on this conference is available on the web site:
Please contact the following conference secretaries in case you may have
problems connecting with our web site and/or the on-line functions do not work.
National Institute for Fusion Science
Oroshi-cho, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan
T. Hayashi, H. Sanuki, H.Sugama