UT to Host ICC in Austin, Texas
The University of Texas will proudly host the Innovative Confinement Concepts (ICC) Workshop in February 2006. Mark your calendar now beginning Sunday, February 12 for on-site registration, and the technical meeting beginning Monday, February 13, 2006. We look forward to seeing y'all in Austin.
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Abstracts: December 21, 2005
Registration Fee: January 26, 2006
AV Requests: January 30, 2006
Registration Cancellation: February 8, 2006
ICC2006 is a continuation of the ICC series that met in Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, Seattle, Washington in 2003, and College Park, Maryland in 2002. 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 DOE OFES. 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 also papers describing new ideas for possible proposals. These 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 "New Concepts" session is included solely for new ideas.
This is a very exciting time for fusion with ITER and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) moving forward to demonstrate net fusion energy production in the laboratory, but much additional work needs to be done in parallel. The ITER-like and NIF-like fusion reactor concepts need considerable improvements for competitive electricity generation. This workshop is for presentation of results and ideas about concepts that might make large steps towards practical fusion power, complementing the important steps of ITER and 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 outside the mainline, and cross-fertilize with other fields of plasma science.