Ceratopia Toki, Toki-city, Gifu, Japan, November 5-8, 2019

First Announcement

November 5-8, 2019
Ceratopia Toki, Toki-city, Gifu, Japan


The International Toki Conference is a topical meeting dedicated to a specific subject related to plasma and fusion science. The series began in 1989 with the founding of the National Institute for Fusion Science and has been held on an annual basis ever since.
In recent years, several new experiments have started and construction of new devices are going forward around the world. Cooperation among experiments, theory, and simulations has become more important. Technological development, built on fundamental research topics, will be further utilized to applied plasma research and large-scale plasma science for fusion reactors. The conference topics cover a wide range of research in various plasma and fusion science. In addition, a special session on applied superconductivity and cryogenic systems (focusing on high-temperature superconductors) is planned to be held.

Topics to be covered

  1. Magnetically-Confined Plasmas
  2. Inertially-Confined Plasmas
  3. Fusion Engineering and Reactor Design
  4. Basic Plasma Research and Plasma Application
  5. Fundamental Theory and Simulation Technique
  6. Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
  7. Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenic Systems

Meeting format

The meeting will consist of plenary, invited, and contributed oral presentations, and poster sessions. The abstracts will be selected by the International Program Committee as either oral or poster presentations. The official language of the meeting is English.

Date and location

ITC28 will be held at Ceratopia Toki (4 Takayama, Tokitsu-cho, Toki-city, Gifu 509-5121, Japan) from November 5, 2019 through November 8, 2019. Participants and their companions are welcomed to the conference banquet which will be held at Ceratopia Toki (conference site) on November 7, 2019.

Abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts of their contributed papers online before July 22, 2019. Detailed instructions regarding abstract submission will appear on the conference website ( http://itc.nifs.ac.jp/ ).


Original or review articles related to the conference topics as proceedings are  encouraged to be submitted to Plasma and Fusion Research ( http://www.jspf.or.jp/PFR/ ). Each submitted paper will be put through a peer-review process, and those accepted will be published as regular articles in the journal. Publication charge is not covered by the conference.

Important dates

Start of online abstract submission:
June, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission:
July 22, 2019
Deadline for request of official documents required for visa:
July 22, 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance:
September, 2019
Deadline for online registration:
October 16, 2019
November 5-8, 2019
Deadline for paper submission:
November 29, 2019


Participants who will require a visa to enter Japan should inform us at registration and abstract submission through the web page by July 22, 2019. The Local Organizing Committee will contact the participants later.

International Advisory Committee

Y. Takeiri (Chair), A. Ando, K. Hanada, S. Ishiguro, T. Klinger (Germany), R. Kodama, S. Kubo, J. Li (China), T. Mito, I. Murakami, T. Muroga, T. Morisaki, K. Nagasaki, K. Nishimura, N. Ohno, M. Osakabe, H. Sugama, M. Tendler (Sweden), K. Ushigusa, Y. Todo, M. Wada, F.L. Waelbroeck (USA), T. Watanabe, N. Yanagi

International Program Committee

M. Sakamoto (Chair), N. Yanagi, A. Iwamoto, G. Kawamura, M. Kobayashi, S. Masuzaki, J. Miyazawa, T. Mito, K. Nishimura, TBD

Local Organizing Committee

T. Mito (Chair), I. Murakami (Vice Chair), N. Hirano (Scientific Secretary), N. Ashikawa, H. Chikaraishi, T. Goto, S. Hamaguchi, Y. Hamaji, Y. Hishinuma, S. Imagawa, A. Iwamoto, D. Kato, G. Kawamura, M. Kobayashi, S. Masuzaki, J. Miyazawa, S. Muto, T. Nagasaka, K. Nishimura, M. Nishiura, H. Noto, T. Obana, Y. Onodera, H. A. Sakaue, T. Saze, M. Shoji, S. Takada, K. Takahata, A. Takayama, S. Takayama, H. Tamura, M. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, M. Tokitani, M. Yajima, N. Yanagi

General Contact Address