Ceratopia Toki, Toki-city, Gifu, Japan, November 5-8, 2019

Second Announcement (First Announcement)

November 5-8, 2019
Ceratopia Toki, Toki-city, Gifu, Japan


The International Toki Conference is a topical meeting dedicated to a specific subject related to plasma and fusion science. The series began in 1989 with the founding of the National Institute for Fusion Science and has been held on an annual basis ever since.
In recent years, several new experiments have started and construction of new devices are going forward around the world. Cooperation among experiments, theory, and simulations has become more important. Technological development, built on fundamental research topics, will be further utilized for applied plasma research and large-scale plasma science for fusion reactors. The conference topics cover a wide range of research in various plasma and fusion sciences. In addition, a special session on applied superconductivity and cryogenic systems (focusing on high-temperature superconductors) is planned to be held.

Topics to be covered

  1. Magnetically-Confined Plasmas
  2. Inertially-Confined Plasmas
  3. Fusion Engineering and Reactor Design
  4. Basic Plasma Research and Plasma Application
  5. Fundamental Theory and Simulation Techniques
  6. Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
  7. Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenic Systems

Plenary speakers

Richard J. Kurtz (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Ernst Wolfgang Stautner (GE Global Research)
Kenichi Kurihara (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology)
Masaki Osakabe (National Institute for Fusion Science)

Meeting format

The meeting will consist of plenary, invited, and contributed oral presentations, and poster sessions. The abstracts will be selected by the International Program Committee as either oral or poster presentations. The official language of the meeting is English.

Date and location

ITC28 will be held at Ceratopia Toki (4 Takayama, Tokitsu-cho, Toki-city, Gifu 509-5121, Japan) from November 5, 2019 through November 8, 2019. Participants and their companions are welcome to join in the conference banquet which will be held at Ceratopia Toki (conference site) on November 7, 2019.

Abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts of their contributed papers online before July 22, 2019. Detailed instructions regarding abstract submission will appear on the conference website ( http://itc.nifs.ac.jp/ ) soon.
- The submitter of the abstract must be the same person as the first author of the abstract and the presenter at the conference.
- Each participant may make only one presentation.

Paper Submission (Conference Proceedings)

Original or review articles related to the conference topics are encouraged to be submitted to Plasma and Fusion Research( http://www.jspf.or.jp/PFR/ ), which is an Open-Access journal published by the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. Each submitted paper will be put through a peer-review process, and those accepted will be published as regular articles in the journal. The submission page will be opened after the conference.
- The first author of the publication paper is expected to be the same person as the first author of the presentation at the conference.
- The submission fee and the reprint fee are NOT included in the registration fee.
- Please submit the article through the conference web site.


The registration fee is 20,000 JPY (15,000 JPY for students). The registration fee covers:
- Access to all sessions of the scientific program
- Conference materials
- Conference banquet and coffee break refreshments.

The banquet fee is charged as part of the registration fee regardless of attendance.
The banquet fee for an accompanying person is 5,000 JPY. Payment will be made through PayPal. For your registration and payment, please click the “Registration” link on the conference web site. The registration page will open soon. If you need to make a change in your registration or payment, please contact us ().


Optional tour is planned to be held as a half-day tour during the conference. Details will be announced through the web page. Please check it.

Important dates

Start of online abstract submission:
June, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission:
July 22, 2019
Deadline for request of official documents required for visa:
July 22, 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance:
September, 2019
Deadline for online registration:
October 16, 2019
November 5-8, 2019
Deadline for paper submission:
November 29, 2019


The conference site “Ceratopia Toki” is located about 0.4 km from Toki-shi station on the Japan Railway (JR) Chuo-line. From Tajimi Station, ride the JR Chuo-line to Toki-shi Station.


Participants who will require a visa to enter Japan should inform us at registration and abstract submission through the web page by July 22, 2019. The Local Organizing Committee will contact the participants later. Required official documents will then be provided through the Local Organizing Committee. In addition, to be provided the required official documents, you must simultaneously submit your abstract from the conference web page.

International Advisory Committee

Y. Takeiri (Chair), A. Ando, A. J. H. Donné (Germany), K. Hanada, R. J. Hawryluk (USA), S. Ishiguro, T. Klinger (Germany), R. Kodama, S. Kubo, J. Li (China), T. Mito, I. Murakami, T. Muroga, T. Morisaki, K. Nagasaki, K. Nishimura, N. Ohno, M. Osakabe, M. Sakamoto, H. Sugama, M. Tendler (Sweden), K. Ushigusa, Y. Todo, M. Wada, F.L. Waelbroeck (USA), T. Watanabe, N. Yanagi, Z. Yoshida, B. Wan (China)

International Program Committee

M. Sakamoto (Chair), N. Asakura, N. Chikumoto, K. Ebisawa, W. Heidbrink (USA), A. Iwamoto, S. Kado, A. Kawagoe, G. Kawamura, C. Kessel (USA), A. Kirschner (Germany), M. Kobayashi, S. Masuzaki, T. Mito, J. Miyazawa, Y. Mori, I. Murakami, T. Nagasaka, K. Nishimura, M. Noe (Germany), A. Sagara, H. Sakagami, M. Sakamoto, S. Usami, Y. Yamauchi, N. Yanagi, M. Yokoyama, S. Yoshimura

Local Organizing Committee

T. Mito (Chair), I. Murakami (Vice Chair), N. Hirano (Scientific Secretary), N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, T. Goto, S. Hamaguchi, Y. Hamaji, Y. Hishinuma, S. Imagawa, A. Iwamoto, D. Kato, G. Kawamura, M. Kobayashi, S. Masuzaki, J. Miyazawa, S. Muto, T. Nagasaka, K. Nishimura, M. Nishiura, H. Noto, T. Obana, Y. Onodera, H. A. Sakaue, T. Saze, M. Shoji, S. Takada, K. Takahata, A. Takayama, S. Takayama, H. Tamura, M. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, M. Tokitani, M. Yajima, N. Yanagi

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