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8th General Scientific Assembly  of the Asia Plasma and Fusion Association in 2011 

 Second Announcement and Call for Papers

  The 8th General Scientific Assembly of the Asia Plasma and Fusion Association (APFA2011) will be held in Guilin, China, from Nov. 1st (Tue.) to 4th (Fri.), 2011. The aim of the Assembly is to present the recent progresses of plasma physics and fusion energy research in Asia.  
  The website for APFA2011 is now open.  
  Please refer the website for more information.  
           A. Magnetic and Inertial Confinement  
           B. Fusion Engineering and Technology including Reactor Design and Materials  
           C. Basic Plasma Science  
           D. Plasma Theory, Modeling and Numerical Simulation  
           E. ITER related activities  
  Participants may select possible topics (A-E) for presentations.  
  Paper Publication  
  The papers with good quality will be published as a supplement issue of Plasma Science and  Technology in 2012. The guideline of the paper for authors will be available soon.  
  The conference will take place in the Guilin Park Hotel in Guilin, Guangxi, China, from Nov. 1st (Tue.) to 4th (Fri.), 2011.  
           Building: Guilin Park Hotel  
           Address: NO.1 Luosi Hill Guilin China  

Registration Fee

  The registration fee is 200 US dollars (or 1350 RMB) for one person before August 15, 2011. For the late registration, the registration fee is 255 US dollars (or 1650 RMB) for one person after August 15, 2011. Early registration is highly recommended.  
  Dates and Schedule  





Oct. 31 (Mon)




Nov. 1 (Tue)

Presentations (oral and posters)


Nov. 2 (Wed)

Presentations (oral and posters)


Nov. 3 (Thu)

Presentations (oral and posters)


Nov. 4 (Fri)

One-day technical tour  (optional, and additional fee is required)



  English is the working language of the APFA.  
  Call for Papers and Submission of Abstract  
  Participants are invited to submit a one-page English abstract by July 15, 2011.  The online submission system can be found at http://www.swip.ac.cn/apfa2011/subm.php. During the submission of the abstract, you need to select the suitable category for your presentation such as the topic and the presentation type. If you are under 35 years old and would like to compete for the Young Scientist Best Presentation (YSBP) Award, please make sure to select the appropriate option.  
  The author will be notified by email before Sept.15, 2011 when the abstract is accepted.  
  Young Scientist Best Presentation (YSBP) Award  
  In order to promote the active participation of young researchers, the APFA conference committee decided to award prizes to young scientists for the best presentations at the upcoming 8th APFA conference in Guilin, China.  
  The participant, who is the first author of the presentation and under 35 years old, should indicate, during online abstract submission, whether or not he or she would like to compete for the Young Scientist Best Presentation (YSBP) Award.  
  Please check the conference website for more information.  
  Hotels & Travel Information  
  A special discounted conference rate has been arranged with the Guilin Park Hotel. Your room reservation with the special discount will be made by registering the conference on the website: http://www.swip.ac.cn/apfa2011/. Participants are strongly advised to register as soon as possible.  
  If the letter of invitation is needed for you to attend this conference, please contact the secretariat by email: apfa2011@swip.ac.cn.  
  Important Dates   
  April 15, 2011,  Call for abstracts  

June 15, 2011,  Registration

  July 15, 2011,  End of abstract submission  
  September 15, 2011,  Author notification  
  November 1-4, 2011,  Conference  

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