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"Piero Caldirola" International Centre for the Promotion of Science and International School of Plasma Physics









Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy



Workshop is devoted to the Theory of Magnetic Confinement Systems (poster)

Latest meeting: September 12 – 16, 2022





Papers published following the conference in PPCF and JPCS journal (both with refereeing process):

PPCF papers see PPCF special Issue – link to be added

JPCS papers see Conference Series – link to be added

Programme with invited oral abstracts

List of invited speakers

List of poster contributors

Contributed Poster Abstracts (Session 1)

Contributed Poster Abstracts (Session 2)

Contributed Poster Abstracts (Session 3)

Contributed Poster Abstracts (Session 4)



Link to 2020 webpage

Link to 2018 webpage

Link to 2016 webpage

Link to 2014 webpage

Link to 2012 webpage

Link to 2010 webpage

Link to 2008 webpage

Link to 2006 webpage




D. BORBA (Lisbon, Portugal)

D. FARINA (Milan, Italy)

L. FIGINI (Milano, Italy)

T. FÜLÖP (Chalmers, Sweden)

X. GARBET (Cadarache, France

L. GARCIA (Madrid, Spain)

J.P. GRAVES, Scientific Secretary

C.J. HAM (Culham, United Kingdom)

P. HELANDER (Greifswald, Germany), Chairman

S. HUDSON (Princeton, USA)

T. JONSSON (Stockholm, Sweden)

Y. KISHIMOTO (Naka, Japan)

S. MEDVEDEV (Moscow, Russian Federation)

V.P. PASTUKHOV (Moscow, Russian Federation)

A. PEETERS (Bayreuth, Germany)

E. POLI (Garching, Germany)

O. SAUTER (Lausanne, Switzerland)

A. SEN (Bhat, IPR, India)

P. SNYDER (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

W.M. TANG (Princeton, USA)

D. TSKHAKAYA (Prague, Czech Republic)


H.R. WILSON (York, United Kingdom)

F. ZONCA (Frascati, Italy)




- Swiss Plasma Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

- Piero Caldirola International  Centre  for  the  Promotion  of  Science  and

  International School of Plasma Physics (ICPC)

    Prof. E. Sindoni, Honorary President

    Prof. Giuseppe Gorini, President

- Istituto per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Plasmi - CNR, Milan

- Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca




1)    Anomalous Transport (Turbulence, Coherent Structures, Microinstabilities)

2)    RF Heating and Current Drive

3)    Non Axisymmetric Configurations

4)    Macroinstabilities and Magnetic Reconnection­­

5)    Theoretical Aspects of Plasma-Edge Physics and Divertors

6)    Theoretical issues related to burning plasmas




Deadline for applications: June 17th, 2022


Online registration form


General information (fees, dates, accommodation)


For difficulties you may contract obtained from the Organizing Secretariat at the following address:

Mrs. Donatella Pifferetti

Phone: +39 349 3537772

e-mail: secretariat@icpc.it




The registration covers admission to the workshop and social events:

500 EUROS (students 300 EUROS)


Remote participation possible with modest reduction in registration fee (exact fee to be confirmed).  In person participation is encouraged.


Pay by bank transfer before July 29th, 2022 to:

Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Italy.

Account opened in favour of “International Center Piero Caldirola”:

IBAN: IT40B0569651490000041377X47-  SWIFT code: POSOIT22XXX

Please, state as motivation of payment: YOUR FULL NAME - Participation "Theory 2022"

All bank expenses are at participants’ charge. Should the net amount transferred to the bank account be less than the requested amount, the difference will be charged to participants at the conference.


Alternatively we accept cash payment in Varenna at the registration desk. Note credit cards cannot be accepted for payment of the registration fee.




-        The abstracts should be sent by June 17th, 2022


One page pdf format abstract, file name as "NAME_Varenna22_abstr.pdf" following word or latex templates used for IOP proceedings papers (remove everything except title, authors, affiliations, abstract body and references). Use IOP proceedings link here for the template:




Submit to Jonathan Graves here:





The poster board (made of cork) is 150cm wide and 100cm high. Printing on to A0-landscape would be ideal.  A0-portrait will work, but there will be about 20cm of poster at the bottom that can’t be attached (so be warned that if printing to A0-portrait the poster may tend to curl at the bottom after rolling in a carrying tube).  Attaching pins supplied. Electronic copies of the posters do not need to be submitted to the conference, and authors may choose their formatting.




Papers will be published in two special issue IOP refereed journals:

-        Invited oral and selected poster contributor papers will be published in a special issue in Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion (PPCF)

-        Poster contributor papers will usually be published in the Journal of Physics Conference Series (JPCS)


Papers published in PPCF will follow the usual refereeing process of that journal, published as a cluster of papers related to the Varenna-Lausanne Theory of Fusion Plasmas 2022 Conference, supervised by Editors P. Helander and J. P. Graves.  Follow the guidelines (and LaTeX/Word templates) of PPCF and submission to PPCF is here (select Varenna 2022 special conference series when submitting). For invited speakers the submission deadline to PPCF is the end of September 2022. For poster contributors YOU NEED to send a justification of your intention to submit to PPCF instead of JPCS, and send a draft pdf of the manuscript, by Monday August 29th, 2022; a decision on the submission destination will be made in a few days, giving time to submit to JPCS if necessary.  Poster contributors should send the justification and pdf manuscript on (or before) 29th August to:


Papers published in JPCS will be refereed mainly by participants of the conference, supervised by Editors P. Helander and J. P. Graves. The JPCS special issue page will have a header stating explicitly that the papers have been refereed. Naturally, the refereeing process will be lighter (typically one referee) than the PPCF publication.  Open discussions between author and referee can take place during the workshop, and formal referee reports will be provided through the Morressier platform.  Follow the IOP guidelines and use the LateX/Word templates here. Papers generated using the IOP templates just mentioned should aim to be not longer than 10 pages (but longer papers might be accepted if this is deemed necessary).  Note that YOU NEED TO SUBMIT THE PDF PAPER BY Monday September 5th, 2022, so that we can organize the refereeing process in due time. Submit to:





2010_PPCF, 2010_JPCS, 2012_PPCF, 2012_JPCS, 2014_PPCF, 2014_JPCS, 2016_PPCF, 2016_JPCS, 2018_PPCF, 2018_JPCS, 2020_PPCF, 2020_JPCS,

Books of previous conference (2006, 2008) can be seen and ordered or downloaded.


Books of former conferences (2004 and before) can be ordered at: https://en.sif.it/books






Scientific Information:

Prof. J. P Graves, SPC/EPFL, PPB-Ecublens, Station 13

CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland





Logistical Information:

Ms Donatella Pifferetti, phone +39 349 3537772

e-mail: secretariat@icpc.it



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