"International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion" has been held annually at Toki-city. A selected topic on plasma physics and fusion engineering is discussed each year. "International Stellarator Conference" is held every two years and the next Conference is scheduled to be held in Japan. Both Conferences will be held as a joint conference in Toki-city and its topic will be related to helical system research.

TOPICS:
Joint Conference of 11th International Stellarator Conference and 8th International Toki Conference will focus on "Helical System Research". This conference covers
  1. confinement-related experiments and relevant theories
    L-mode, H-mode, high Ti mode, effect of radial electric field
  2. new devices, advanced helical concepts, reactor studies
  3. steady state operation
    physics and technology related to particle and energy balance.
Program consists of invited papers, oral presentations and poster presentations.

DATE and PLACE:
The Conference will be held September 29 - October 3, 1997 at Ceratopia Toki Conference Hall in Toki-city which is located near Nagoya. On September 29, only the registration desk will be open from 16:00 to 18:00.

LANGUAGE:
Working language is English.

REGISTRATION:
If you are planning to submit papers or to attend the conference, please fill in and return the attached Registration Form to the conference secretary shown below by August 25, 1997. E-mail and world wide web (WWW) are also available. We would appreciate if you could inform your colleagues of this conference.
Those who present papers are requested to submit a one-page abstract (A4 size) by June 30, 1997. The submitted paper will be selected for acceptance by the Program Committee.
The registration fee will be 10,000 yen including banquet, proceedings, and conference materials. The fee should be paid in cash at the conference desk.

ABSTRACTS:
Authors are invited to submit brief abstracts on any of the topics listed above. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 30, 1997. Abstracts of accepted contributions will be reproduced from the original submission and distributed to all participants. The one-page abstract should be typed and organized on an A4 sheet as shown below.

TITLE IN CAPITALS
List of Author(s)
Institution(s)

The text should be typed in one-and-half space format on an A4 size white paper with a full 25 mm margin on all four sides. Title, author(s), and institution(s) should be centered.
Please leave one line between title and author(s), and three lines between institution(s) and text.

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS:
The selection of contributions for oral or poster presentations will be made by the Paper Selection Committee on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Authors may indicate their preference, but the Selection Committee reserves the right of assignment to specific sessions.
The presenting author will be informed of acceptance in the middle of July and requested to prepare a full length paper. Detailed instructions for the presentation of the camera-ready text will be sent to authors. Completed papers will be required by the Scientific Secretary at the beginning of the Conference.

INVITED PAPERS:
There will be several invited papers at the Conference. The aim is to provide overviews of topical subjects or in-depth presentations of outstanding new results by acknowledged experts.

LANGUAGE:
Working language is English.

PROCEEDINGS:
Accepted papers will be published as proceedings. Each paper will be refereed prior to publication. Copies of the proceedings will be distributed to each participant.

HOTEL RESERVATION:
Please make your reservation using the attached form by August 25, 1997. We have reserved western-style hotels and some Japanese-style inns near Toki city for participants during the Conference. Assignments will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. E-mail and world wide web (WWW) are also available.

TRANSPORTATION:
Toki is a city famous for ceramics and pottery, which is located 30km north-east of Nagoya city. It takes about 40 minutes via Japan Railway (JR) Chuo-line from Nagoya Station. The Ceratopia Toki Conference Hall is about 0.4km from JR Toki-shi Station.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
A. Iiyoshi (Chairman), C. Alejaldre, R. Dewar, G. Grieger, L.M. Kovrizhnykh, J.F. Lyon, M. Fujiwara, Y. Hamada, H. Hirabayashi, T. Kamimura, K. Matsuoka, H. Momota, O. Motojima, K. Murai, T. Obiki (Kyoto Univ.), M. Okamoto, T. Sato, M. Wakatani (Kyoto Univ.), H. Watanabe (Tohoku Univ.), T. Watari

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
M. Fujiwara (Chairman), A. Fujisawa, T. Hayashi, K. Ichiguchi, H. Idei, K. Kawahata, J. Kodaira, T. Kawamoto, K. Matsuoka, T. Mutoh, Y. Nagayama, N. Nakajima, H. Nakanishi, C. Namba, S. Ohdachi, N. Ohyabu, M. Osakabe, A. Sagara, R. Sakamoto, H. Sanuki, M. Sato, T. Satow, M. Shoji, S. Sudo, K. Tanaka, N.Yanagi

KEY DATES:
Deadline for One Page AbstractJune 30, 1997
Notification of AuthorsJuly 15, 1997
Deadline for Registration and Hotel ReservationAugust 25, 1997
Deadline for PapersSeptember 30, 1997

CONFERENCE SECRETARY:
Dr. S. Sudo
National Institute for Fusion Science
322-6, Oroshi-cho, Toki, 509-52 Japan
Fax: 81-572-58-2619
e-mail: itc8@nifs.ac.jp
www: http://www.nifs.ac.jp/itc/itc8/