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Abstract Submission

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Presenter Guidelines

Contact Information

Arrangements for the 20th Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (HTPD 2014) sessions, organized by the Fusion & Materials for Nuclear Systems Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The conference will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from Sunday, June 1st to Thursday, June 5th, 2014. The meeting format will be similar to previous years: including registration and welcome reception on Sunday, concluding at mid-day on Thursday.


This biennial conference brings together plasma physicists from a variety of fields, including magnetic confinement fusion, inertial confinement fusion, space plasmas, astrophysics, and industrial applications, to discuss mutual problems in the development of instrumentation and experimental techniques for the characterization of high-temperature plasmas.

Previous Meetings

Previous locations of the HTPD are cataloged on the Fusion Wiki Website, and the conference proceedings have been published in Review of Scientific Instruments.

Participants in the HTPD 2014 Meeting (PHOTO).

Important Dates

Note: It is extremely important that all actions be completed by the deadline dates.

  1. Invited Talk nominations deadline; January 31, 2014: The Conference Organizing Committee requests nominations for invited talks in order to provide representation from the entire plasma research community. Please send by e-mail:
    1. the name and affiliation of the nominee,
    2. the title of the talk,
    3. and a short (~250-word) summary of the proposed talk.
    Self-nominations are welcome. Nominees will be notified of acceptance by February 14, 2014.

  2. Contributed Poster Abstract deadline; February 28, 2014: Each participant shall submit only one abstract with the participant as principal author. The participant must be a conference registrant. Guidelines for Abstract preparation and submission are here.

  3. Visa Information: For those participants who require a visa in order to enter the U.S., we recommend that you begin this process as early as possible, but no later than March 1, 2014. Email Ted Biewer to request an Invitation Letter, which will be sent to you as quickly as possible. The participant should arrange for a U.S. Consulate interview in their home country. This action begins the visa process. Most participants should apply for a B-1 Visa, with the detailed steps described here. Due to recent changes in the visa application procedure, the processing time for a visa has increased significantly. Unfortunately neither the U.S. Department of Energy or the sponsoring organizers can guarantee a visa will be issued in time to attend the meeting.
    Citizens of certain countries (visa waiver countries) do NOT need U.S. visas for entry, but do need to apply for ESTA. For verification on visa waiver countries see the following site: Citizens of these countries must make sure that they have machine readable passports (see the same site for more details) and must apply through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the US.

  4. Conference (early) Registration deadline; May 1, 2014: Guidelines for registration are provided here. On-site registration will be possible for a higher fee.

  5. Hotel Reservation deadline; May 8, 2014: In order to receive the discounted hotel rate, you must register at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead by this date. Guidelines for reservation are here.

  6. A note on ground transportation: Transportation between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead is easily achieved via the direct MARTA rail link. The journey by commuter rail on the Red Line originates at ATL and requires ~TBD minutes to reach Buckhead Station, at a cost of $2.50 (one-way trip). The hotel is less than 2 blocks from the station. Taxi service is also readily available. More information will be available here.

Contact Information

Local Host
Don Hillis
Phone: 865.576.3739
Fax: 865.574.1191

For general questions on transport, accommodation, registration, etc.
Ted Biewer
Phone: 865.574.2715
Fax: 865.574.1191