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20-23 July 2020
ITER Headquarters
Europe/Vienna timezone


27 April 2020 Deadline for submission of abstracts through IAEA-INDICO for regular contributions

4 May 2020 Deadline for submission of Participation Form (Form A), Form for Submission of a Paper (Form B) and Grant Application Form (Form C) (if applicable) through the official channels

22 May 2020 Notification of acceptance of abstracts and of assigned awards

The most important initiative on fusion R&D is currently ITER: the international tokamak reactor scale experiment being assembled in France. In tokamaks, instabilities can develop under certain operational conditions or as a consequence of a loss of plasma control. These instabilities eventually lead to the rapid loss of thermal and magnetic energy, a phenomenon known as plasma disruption.

Plasma disruptions cause thermal and mechanical loading to the tokamak components. Due to the high amounts of stored thermal and magnetic energies in ITER, the in-vessel components, such as the first wall panels and the divertor, will receive significant thermal loads. Furthermore, the in-vessel components, the vacuum vessel and the coils in the tokamak must also bear substantial mechanical loads. Disruption mitigation will be essential to reducing thermal and mechanical loading in order to guarantee the lifetime of these components.


The event aims to serve as a forum to help coordinate experimental, theoretical and modelling work in the field of plasma disruptions with special emphasis on developing a solid basis for possible mitigation strategies in ITER and next generation fusion devices.

Target Audience

The event aims to bring together junior and senior scientific fusion project leaders, plasma physicists, including theoreticians and experimentalists, and experts (researchers and engineers) in the field of plasma disruptions.

ITER Headquarters

IAEA Contacts

Scientific Secretary:

Mr Matteo Barbarino

Physics Section | Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences 

Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications 

International Atomic Energy Agency

Tel.: +43 1 2600 26386


Administrative Secretary:

Ms Charisse Monfero

Physics Section | Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences 

Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

International Atomic Energy Agency

Tel.: +43 1 2600 26393, FAX: +43 1 26007


Host Organization Contact Point


Mr Michael Lehnen

ITER Organization


Before submitting an abstract, please read the guidelines under 'Call for Abstracts'

The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.