Meeting, Presentation and Poster Formats

1. Meeting format

The International Programme Committees of the Stellarator Workshop and of the IAEA-TM are in charge of the scientific content of the respective meetings. These two committees will nominate the invited speakers, accept papers and select oral and poster contributions. The selection and acceptance will be done on the basis of submitted abstracts.

The programmes of both the Stellarator Workshop and the IAEA Technical Meeting will be organised on the basis of invited talks and contributed papers to be presented as posters. A certain number of contributed papers will be selected for additional oral presentations.

Stellarator Workshop

The meeting will have 1 panel discussion (90 min) , 4 review talks (45 min), 27 invited talks (30 min), 12 orals (20 min) and 3 poster sessions (2.5 hours long)


The format of the meeting will be invited and contributed papers (orals and posters) presented in sessions devoted to special topics with subsequent discussions. Plenary sessions will be followed by poster sessions to enhance topical discussions. It is expected that all talks will be ~20 minutes with ~5 minutes for discussion

2. Presentations and poster format

The conference site will be equipped with a data projector, controlled by a computer capable of reading CD's and memory sticks, for presentations of PowerPoint or PDF files, as well as an overhead projector. We kindly ask contributors to send their computer presentations in advance to sw2005@ciemat.es (Stellarator Workshop) or to physics@iaea.org and sw2005@ciemat.es (IAEA TM) in order to prevent presentation problems during the meetings. The use of participants' own laptops for presentations is discouraged.

The poster format is 1.0 m in width by 1.5 m in height (maximum).

3. 15th ISW Contributed Papers

Electronic versions of invited and contributed papers must be sent to sw2005@ciemat.es not later than October 3, 2005. The papers should be sent as single pdf formatted files, with figures included. Guidelines for maunscript preparation are available here. Papers will be published as CD-ROM for later distribution to the participants. Contributed papers should not exceed 6 pages. Invited papers should not exceed 8 pages. No editing or refereeing of the papers published on CD is foreseen.

4. Publication in Fusion Science and Technology (15th ISW)

There will be approximately 150 presentations at the 15th ISW. The International Program Committee believes it is very important to transmit the achievements of the stellarator community to those who do not participate in the 15th ISW. While collections of conference papers are most useful to us, they should also reach the whole fusion community. For these reasons the IPC strongly recommends submission of an extended version of your paper to Fusion Science and Technology.

From: Nermin A. Uckan, Editor, Fusion Science & Technology
To: 15th International Stellarator Workshop Authors

Following the tradition established with the 14th International Stellarator Workshop (14-ISW) held in Greifswald, Germany, September 2003, Fusion Science and Technology (FS&T) is planning to publish a cluster of review, invited, and contributed papers from the workshop in a regular issue of the journal.

You are invited to submit your full-length manuscript(s) to FS&T for publication. Normal editorial standards will apply in the review of these papers. Hiroshi Yamada and Enrique Ascasibar will serve as guest editors for the 15-ISW. The guest editors and members of the International Advisory Committee will help with the refereeing of the papers to expedite the publication. There is no page limit as contributions are considered as regular manuscripts.

Manuscript submission deadline is 31 October 2005.

Please submit your manuscript electronically (as Word or PDF files) to FS&T fst@ans.org. Please name your files clearly with reference to the 15-ISW [15ISW_LastName.doc, 15ISW_LastName.pdf].

Please refer to the FS&T website for manuscript preparation, such as double-spacing, instructions for tables and figures, references, etc. http://www.ans.org/pubs/journals/fst/. Page charges associated with the publication will be billed to the lead author's institution by the publisher.

The 14-ISW papers were published in FS&T, Vol. 46, July 2004 (Part 1) and September 2004 (Part 2) with Fritz Wagner serving as the guest editor. For recent issues of FS&T, see http://www.ans.org/pubs/journals/fst/ for tables of contents and abstracts. Individual and library subscribers can access the full text articles at http://epubs.ans.org/.