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Innovative Concepts Workshop Dates Set

October 31, 2006

The Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop (ICC2007) will take place February 12 to 15, 2007 at College Park, Maryland. Abstract submission, registration, and hotel reservations can be handled through the website: http://www.iccworkshops.org/icc2007

The deadline for abstracts is December 18, 2006.

The goals of the ICC program within the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences are to improved magnetic and inertial fusion concepts and to advance plasma science in general.

ICC2007 is a continuation of the ICC series, which last year met in Austin, Texas. It will provide a forum for an exchange of ideas through presentations and discussions on the science and status of Innovative Confinement Concepts research, and on new ideas. This meeting provides feedback from the ICC community to the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science. In addition to invited talks on these topics, contributed papers are solicited describing experimental, theoretical, or computational work presently done in the ICC program, and papers describing new ideas for possible proposals. The contributed papers will be presented as posters, which will be displayed during the workshop. The program committee will also select a subset of the contributed papers for oral presentation. A "skunkworks" session is included solely for new ideas.

This workshop is for presentation of results and ideas about concepts that might make large steps towards practical fusion power, complementing the important feasibility steps of the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER), and the National (laser) Ignition Facility (NIF). The ICC experiments also complement the mainline concepts in the advancement of plasma science. These experiments test the general validity of plasma physics and technology in wider parameter regimes, develop new fusion plasma physics, and cross-fertilize with other fields of plasma science.

Participants are asked to categorize their presentations by the areas of configuration improvement and the areas of plasma science, which can be addressed by small plasma experiments. Of course, any improvement must be achieved while maintaining adequate confinement. The categories for areas of improvement and plasma science are given on the website.