SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPER
July 9th, 2004
JOINT SPHERICAL TORUS WORKSHOP AND
US-JAPAN EXCHANGE MEETINGS (STW 2004):
* Tenth International Spherical Torus Workshop
* US-Japan Exchange Meeting on Spherical Torus
29th September - 1st October, 2004
Yoshida-Honmachi, Kyoto, Japan
CALL FOR PAPER
Remarkable progress on Spherical Torus and Compact Toroid studies has
been made in the past few years. The research activities are steadily
spreading in the worldwide scale by the results from new machines from
many countries. These efforts are encouraging for realization of
economical compact fusion reactors. STW 2004 will serve future
developments of ST and CT studies.
The workshop combines the 10th International Spherical Torus Workshop
and the U.S.-Japan Exchange Meeting on the Spherical Torus. It will be
held on September 29th, 30th and October 1st (Wednesday - Friday) at
Kyoto University, Japan. We invite your participation.
Prospective participants should email the following address,
STW2004@plasma47.energy.kyoto-u.ac.jp, with “STW2004” in the subject line:
1) Name, institution, address, email address, and telephone number by
July 31st, 2004.
2) Paper title containing subject area (see below), authors,
institutions in MS Word or Acrobat pdf format, by July 31st, 2004.
3) One page abstract containing subject area (see below), title,
speaker, authors, institutions in Acrobat pdf format, by September 4th,
4) Presentation file in Acrobat pdf format, by September 28th, 2004.
All presentations will be oral.
All above information will be made available at the “STW2004” link at
This site contains links to information on STW 2004 local arrangements
including hotels, transportation, and maps of Kyoto University. Please
check the web page for up-to-date information.
The scope of the workshop covers the full range of research activities
on low aspect ratio toroidal plasmas of ST and CT.
Topical areas of interest include:
A. Experiments in,
A.1 Center Solenoid-free initiation and ramp-up of plasma current
A.2 Equilibrium and stability
A.3 Confinement, transport and turbulence
A.4 Heating and current drive
A.5 Boundary physics
A.6 Operation scenarios for sustained high performance plasmas
B. Theoretical and computer modeling in these topics (B1 - B6)
C. Plasma diagnostics
D. Technology developments
E. Upcoming research plans
F. Concepts and issues for future experiments
G. Fusion devices
Please indicate on the abstract the topical area(s) of most relevance to
WORKSHOP AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS
The agenda will be determined and made available on the above web link
by September 18th, 2004. All presentation will be oral. After the STW,
all the presentations will be made available through the same web.
LOCAL INFORMATION AND ACCOMODATION
Information on transportation to the workshop room in Kyoto University,
hotels and Kyoto city area can be found at:
There are lots of hotels in Kyoto city as shown in the above web site.
Please reserve yourself for your best interest as early as you can,
since Kyoto is a tourist city and the hotel vacancy is tight. Please
contact us (local organization members;
STW2004@plasma47.energy.kyoto-u.ac.jp) if you have any problems
concerning the hotel reservation and the transportation.
If you need some documents for application of VISA, contact us
(STW2004@plasma47.energy.kyoto-u.ac.jp) as early as possible.
Martin Peng (PPPL, USA)
Mikhail Gryaznevich (UKAEA Culham, UK)
Vasily Gusev (A. F. Ioffe Institute, Russia )
Yuichi Takase (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Takashi Maekawa (Chairman, Kyoto Univ., Japan)
LOCAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
Takashi Maekawa (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Hitoshi Tanaka (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Masaki Uchida (Kyoto Univ., Japan)