Plasma Conferences in 1998

1998 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, 5 - 10 January 1998, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mission Earth '98: Modeling and Simulation of the Earth System, 11 - 14 January 1998, Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, California. Contact: Jin-Yi Yu, Dept. Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA; phone (310) 825-9205; fax (310) 206-5219.
Held in conjunction with the 1998 Society for Computer Simulation International Western Multiconference on Computer Simulation.

Second "Guillermo Haro" Astrophysics Conference on Intersteller Turbulence, 12 - 16 January 1998, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico. Contact: Intersteller Turbulence, Astrofisica, INAOE, Luis Enrique Erro 1, Tonantzintla, Puebla 72840, Mexico; phone: (52-22) 472-011; fax: (52-22) 472-231.

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School, 19-30 January 1998, Austin, Texas, USA. Contact: Susan Winchester.

Second Europhysics Topical Conference on RF Heating and Current Drive of Fusion Devices, 20 - 23 January 1998, Brussels, Belgium. Contact: M.C. Houzet or G.Van Oost (ERM/KMS), Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany.

Tenth Gaseous Electronics Meeting, 28 - 30 January 1998, National Measurement Laboratory, CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics, Lindfield (Sydney), NSW, Australia. Contact: Dr Tony Murphy, CSIRO Telecommunications & Industrial Physics, P.O. Box 218, Lindfield NSW 2070; phone: (02) 9413 7150; fax: (02) 9413 7204.

Sixteenth International Conference on the Numerical Simulation of Plasmas (ICNSP), 10 - 12 February 1998, Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Viktor Decyk.

Atmospheric Pressure Discharges for Chemical Synthesis, 18 February 1998, Savoy Place, London, UK. Contact: Dr. R. I. Cherry, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5QD, UK; phone: 0161-247 3572; fax: 0161-247 6337. Registration: IEE; phone: 44 (0) 171 240 1871, ext. 2205/2206. The meeting will cover research, development, and application of near atmospheric pressure plasmas for varied applications, including chemical synthesis, deposition, waste treatment and surface modification.

First Israeli Conference on Plasma Physics and Applications, 28 February 1998, Tel Aviv, Israel. Contact: Prof. Michael Mond.

Numerical Astrophysics 1998, 10 - 13 March 1998, National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, Tokyo, Japan. Contact: Dr. Kazunari Shibata, National Astronomical Observatory; fax: +81-422-34-3700.

IEA Workshop on: Tritium Experience in Large Tokamaks; Applications to ITER, 16 - 18 March 1998, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Second International Workshop on Fluorocarbon Plasmas, 16 - 20 March 1998, Grenoble, France. Contact: Jean-Paul Booth, Laboratoire de Spectrometrie Physique, Universite Joseph Fourier-Grenoble; phone: +33 4 76 51 47 50; fax: +33 4 76 51 45 44.

Eleventh APS Topical Conference on Atomic Processes in Plasmas, 22 - 26 March 1998, Auburn, Alabama, USA. Contact: Prof. Eugene Oks, APP98, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849; phone: (334) 844-4264.

1998 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, 23 - 25 March 1998, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Contact: James Hanson, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA; phone: 334-844-5044.

International Topical Conference on Non-Ideal Plasmas, 23 - 27 March 1998, Goa, India. Contact: H. C. Pant.

Laboratory Space Science Workshop, 1 - 3 April 1998, Cambridge, MA, USA. Contact:

Seventh Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, 5 - 9 April 1998, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Contact: Mihaly Horanyi, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, U. of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0392, USA; phone: (303) 492-6903; fax: (303) 492-6946. Topics will include dusty plasma theory and laboratory experiments (charging, charged dust dynamics, waves and instabilities, strong coupling); atmospheric, space and astrophysical applications; and industrial and environmental applications.

Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop, 6 - 9 April 1998, The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, New Jersey, U.S.A. Contact: Dolores Lawson, Office of the Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P. O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 USA; phone: 609-243-3554; fax: 609-243-2749. Note that the workshop Oral Sessions will be broadcast over the Internet using both CU-SeeMe and MBONE tools.

Twenty-Fifth Annual Institute of Physics Plasma Physics Conference, 6 - 9 April 1998, Oxford, United Kingdom. Contact: Dr. A. W. Morris.

Fifth International Conference on Charged Particle Optics, 14 - 17 April 1998, Delft, The Netherlands. Contact: Elly van der Most, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands; phone: 31-15-2781497.

1998 Joint APS/AAPT April Meeting, 18 - 21 April 1998, Columbus, OH.

SPIE International Symposium on High-Power Laser Ablation, 26 - 30 April 1998, Santa Fe Hilton Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact: Claude R. Phipps, Photonic Associates; phone: 505-983-7556.

Fifth Open Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics, 27 - 30 April 1998, Kiev, Ukraine. Contact: Olena Petrova.

Forum for Major Next-Step Fusion Experiments, 27 Apr - 1 May 1998, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Contact: James W. Van Dam, Institute for Fusion Studies, RLM 11.222, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712-1068, USA; phone: +1-512-471-6129; fax: +1-512-471-6715. The objectives of the forum are to identify a range of options and objectives for major next-step experiments in support of fusion energy development with broad community involvement; establish a broad consensus within the community around the pursuit of a few options whose implementation would be contingent on domestic and international budget developments; and issue a report summarizing the areas where consensus has been reached, establish a context and strategy for pursuit of any next-step options, and identify issues which remain unresolved with a plan for addressing them at a follow-on meeting tentatively planned for May or June.

Iberian Joint Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics (IBER98-III), 4 - 7 May 1998, Mira, Coimbra, Portugal. Contact: Prof. A.J.C. Varandas.

International Workshop on Cyclotron-Resonance Masers and Gyrotrons, 18 - 21 May 1998, Kibbutz Ma'ale Hachamisha, Israel.

Thirteenth International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices, 18 - 22 May 1998, San Diego, California. Contact: M. A. Mahdavi, General Atomic Corp.

Advanced Technologies Based on Wave and Beam Generated Plasmas (NATO Advanced Study Institute), 22 May - 1 June 1998, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Contact: Prof. Dr. H. Schlüter, Ruhr-University Bochum, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, NB 5/67, 44780 Bochum Germany; fax: +(49) 234-7094 643.

Fourth International Workshop on Advanced Plasma Tools and Process Engineering, 26 - 27 May 1998, Clarion Hotel, Millbrae, California, USA. Contact: PLASMA WORKSHOP 98, NCCAVS, 150 West Iowa Ave., Suite 104, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA; fax: (408) 737-2403. Sponsored by the Plasma Etch Users Group of the American Vacuum Society. Topics include plasma sources; processes, chemistries & manufacturability; process control, diagnostics & monitoring; tool subsystems; and cleaning and emission abatement.

The Forty-Second International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, 26 - 29 May 1998, Westin Hotel, 909 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA. Contact: Al Wagner; phone 914-945-1962.

1998 Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP98), 27 - 30 May 1998, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Contact: James S. Cohen, T-4, MS B212, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA; phone: (505) 667-5751; fax: (505) 665-6229.

Twenty-Fifth IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, 1 - 4 June 1998, North Raleigh Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: John Gilligan, College of Engineering, North Carolina State University, PO Box 7901, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695; phone (919) 515-3939; fax: (919) 515-7951. The program, "New Diversity of Plasma Science," will commemorate the 25th anniversary of ICOPS. A two-day minicourse by Prof. Reece Roth on Industrial Plasma Engineering will be held on 4 - 5 June in conjunction with the conference.

Fourth International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation, 2 - 4 June 1998, Dearborn, Michigan, USA. Contact: Joseph V. Mantese; phone: 810-986-0886.

Eighth International Symposium on Gaseous Dielectrics, 2 - 5 June 1998, Virginia, USA. Contact: Loucas G. Christophorou.

Fusion Power Associates Conference, 3 - 5 June 1998, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Contact: Stephen O. Dean.

Third International Symposium On Plasma Process-Induced Damage (P2ID '98), 3 - 5 June 1998, Hilton Hawaii Village Hotel, Honolulu, HI, USA. Contact: Della Miller; phone: (408) 737-0767; fax: (408) 737-2403.

Twelfth Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, 7 - 11 June 1998, Princeton, NJ. Contact: Robert Kaita, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543-0451; phone: (609) 243-3275; fax: (609) 243-2418.

Twelfth International Conference on High Power Particle Beams (BEAMS'98), 7 - 12 June 1998, Haifi, Israel. Contact: The Secretariat, BEAMS'98, PO Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500 Israel; phone: 972 3 514 0000; fax: 972 3 517 5674.

1998 International Microwave Symposium (IEEE/MTT-S), 7 - 12 June 1998, Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Contact: Mr. Steven Stitzer, Westinghouse Electric Corp. P.O. Box 1521, MS 3T15, Baltimore, MD 21203; phone: (410) 765-7348; Fax:(410) 993-7747.

Modern Facilities for Plasma Diagnostics and Their Application for Materials and Environmental Control, 8 - 9 June 1988, Moscow State Engineering and Physics Institute, MEPhI, Moscow, Russia. Contact: A. S. Savjolov; phone: (095) 323-9321, (095) 323-9319; fax: (095) 324-7024.

58th Annual Conference on Physical Electronics (PEC '98), 14 - 17 June 1998, University Park, Pennsylvania. Contact: Renee Diehl, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Physics, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA.

Eleventh International Conference on High Power Electromagnetics (EUROEM '98), 14 - 19 June 1998, Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Contact: Secretariat EUROEM '98, P.O. Box 50006, Tele-Aviv, Israel; phone: (972)-3-5140000; fax: (972)-3-5140077.

Twenty-Ninth AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 15 - 18 June 1998, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Contact: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191 USA; phone: 703-264-7500 or 800-639-2422. Topics include aero-optics, computational electromagnetics, nonequilibrium plasma kinetics and radiation, magneto hydrodynamics, optical and laser-based diagnostics, chemical oxygen iodine lasers, plasma materials processing, hydrogen fluoride lasers, plasma propulsion, application of plasma to RF/microwave system design; and high enthalpy aerothermodynamics.

Conference on Crossed Field Devices and Applications (CFDA 98), 17 - 19 June 1998. Contact: Joe Genevich Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 USA; fax: 617-373-5185.

Ninth International Symposium on Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy, 21 - 25 June 1998, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Twelvth International Conference on Ion Inplantation Technology, 22 - 26 June 1998, Kyoto, Japan. Contact: Isao Yamada.

Eleventh Symposium on Elementary Processes and Chemical Reactions in Low Temperature Plasma, 22 - 26 June 1998, Liptovsky Jan, Low Tatras, Slovakia.

Fourteenth International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes, June 22 - 26 1998, State College, Pennsylvania USA.

Ninth International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES'98), 28 June - 2 July 1998, Tel Aviv, Israel. Contact: Louis Tepper.

Workshop on Remote Participation in Fusion Experiments, 28 - 29 June 1998, Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of Czech Technical University, 7 Brehova str., Prague 1, Czech Republic. Sponsored by the Remote Participation Working Group of the IEA Fusion Power Coordinating Committee, and held in conjunction with:

1998 International Congress on Plasma Physics and Twenty-Fifth EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, 29 June - 3 July 1998, Prague, Czech Republic. Contact: J. Stockel, Institute of Plasma Physics.

Beam Dynamics & Optimization (BDO'98), 29 June - 3 July 1998, St.Petersburg, Russia. Contact: Alexander Ovsyannikov.

Role of Electric Fields in Plasma Confinement and Exhaust, 6 - 8 July 1998, Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic. Contact: Ivan Duran, Institute of Plasma Physics, PO BOX 17, Za Slovankou 3, 182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic; phone: +420.2.688 30 28; fax: +420.2.6605 29 07.

International Workshop on Plasma-Focus Research (PF'98), 6 - 8 July 1998, Kudowa Zdroj, Poland. Contact: Dr. R. Miklaszewski, PF'98 Organizing Committee, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, P. O. Box 49, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland. Topics include breakdown phenomena, plasma dynamics, pinch phase, electron and ions beams, X-rays emission, fusion products, plasma instabilities, technological applications, and numerical modeling.

Edge-Plasma Theory and Simulation Workshop (EPTSW), 6 - 8 July 1998, Victor Franz Hess Building, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. Contact: Siegbert Kuhn, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria; phone: (#43-512) 507-6206; fax: (#43-512) 507-2919. The workshop will focus on inhomogeneous plasmas in the interface between bulk plasma regions and material surfaces or vacuum, including edge plasmas in areas such as fusion, industrial discharges, fundamental plasma-physics experiments, and satellite design. Emphasis is on theory and modeling with experimental comparison strongly encouraged. The workshop will be followed by

Edge-Plasma Simulation Course, 9 - 10 July 1998, Innsbruck University Computer Center. Contact: C. K. Birdsall, EECS Dept., Cory Hall #1770, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-1770 USA; phone: (510) 643-6631; fax (510) 642-6330.

Eighth Workshop on Advanced Accelerator Concepts, 6 - 11 July 1998, Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Contact: Victor Granatstein, Chair; c/o Carol Bellamy, Institute for Plasma Research, Building #223, Paint Branch Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3511 U.S.A; phone: (301) 405-4964; fax: (301) 314-9437. Topics include Novel Collider Concepts and Beam Physics at Very High Energy Densities; Plasma-Based Acceleration Concepts; Novel Structure-Based Acceleration Concepts; Beam Generation, Monitoring, Conditioning, Control at High Frequency and Ultrafast Time Scales; Particle Beam Sources; and Radiation Sources.

Thirty-Second COSPAR (Committee on Space Research) Plenary Meeting, 6 - 11 July 1998, Nagoya, Japan. Contact: Atsuhiro Nishida; phone: +81-427-51-3911

Thirty-Fifth Culham Plasma Physics Summer School, 6 - 17 July 1998, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Contact: Mrs. Julie Bright, UKAEA Fusion, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 DB, UK; phone: 44 1235 463773; fax: 44 1235 463288. The School is intended for students near the start of postgraduate courses. No previous knowledge of plasma physics is assumed. It covers a broad curriculum: Plasma particle dynamics, Waves in plasmas, Kinetic theory, MHD, Transport, Computational techniques, Chaos, Fusion plasmas, Space plasmas, Laser plasmas, Solar plasmas, Astrophysical plasmas, Gravitational plasmas, Physical paradigms, Diagnostics, Industrial applications, and Fusion engineering. Laboratory tours are included.

Seventh International Workshop on Laser Physics (LPHYS'98), 6 - 17 July 1998, Berlin, Germany.

Second International Vacuum Electron Sources Conf. (IVESC '98), 7 - 10 July 1998, AIST-Tsukuba Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan. Contact: Mr. M. Yoshikawa, Tsukuba Information Lab; phone/fax: +81-298-58-1111/52-0844.

Sixth European Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, 14 - 18 July 1998, Siena, Italy.

Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Science and Technology (APCPST'98) and Eleventh Symposium on Plasma Science for Materials (SPSM'98), 27 - 29 July 1998, Holiday Inn, Coogee, Sydney, NSW Australia. Contact: R.W. Boswell, RSPhysSE, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200 Australia; phone: (06) 249 3442; fax: (06) 249 2575. Topics include Plasma Surface Interaction, Inductively Coupled Plasmas, Thermal Plasmas and Plasma Spraying, Corona Discharges and Environmental Issues, Plasma Diagnostics, Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation, Gas Phase Collisions, Theory of Discharges, Modeling and Simulation, Pulsed Plasmas, Plasma Synthesis, and Plasma Generation.

International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement, 27 - 31 July 1998, Novosibirsk, Russia. Contact: E. P. Kruglyakov, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics; phone: (3832) 359772; fax: (3832) 352163;

Chapman Conference on Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas, 28 - 31 July 1998, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Contact: AGU Meetings Department.

Sixteenth International Conference on Atomic Physics, 3 - 7 August 1998, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Course on Plasma Processing of Materials, 3 - 28 August 1998, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact: Dr. Adolfo Rodrigo, Argentine Atomic Energy Commission. Open to sixteen participants from Latin American R & D laboratories and official organizations active in surface processing or related fields. The selected applicants will receive a fellowship to cover their travel, insurance and living expenses during the course. The course will include basic and  topical lecture modules as well as a practical hands-on training on the production of hard metallurgical coatings by plasma CVD and PVD techniques and on multiple surface characterization techniques.

Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science, 9 - 14 August 1998, Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire, USA. Registration: Darlene Armstrong, Gordon Research Conferences, University of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892-0984, USA; phone: 401-783-4011, ext. 105; fax: 401-783-7644. Abstract submission: Dr. G. M. W. Kroesen, Faculty of Physics, University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands; phone: +31-40-2474357 or 2472550; fax +31-40-2456050.

Eighteenth International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV), 17 - 21 August 1998, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Contact: Dr. Carla L.A. Schreurs, Congress Office, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands; phone: (31)-41-247-4849; fax: (31)-40-245-8195.

Surface Engineering for Protechtion of Metals and Alloys: Surface State of Metals and Alloys and its Modification for Protection, 21 - 26 August 1998, Granada, Spain. Contact: J. Hendekovic.

Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics in Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG98), 26 - 29 August 1998, Dublin, Ireland. Contact: Sam Fahy.

Hong Kong Electron Devices Meeting, 29 August 1998, Hong Kong Univ. of Technology, Hong Kong, China. Contact: Dr. Charles Surya, Dept. of EE, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Hong Kong, China; phone: (852) 2766-6220; fax: (852) 2362-8439.

Eighth International Symposium on Light Sources (LS-8), 30 August - 3 September 1998, Greifswald, Germany. Contact: Gerd Babucke, Institute for Low Temperature Plasma Physics, Robert-Blum-Str. 8-10, D-17489 Greifswald, Germany; phone: (+49)-(0) 3834-554411; fax (+49)-(0) 3834-554302.

Theory of Fusion Plasma (Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop), 31 August - 4 September 1998, Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy. Contact: Dr. J. Vaclavik, CRPP/EPFL, PPB-Ecublens, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland; or Prof. E. Sindoni, ISPP, 16 Via Celoria, 20133 Milano, Italy; phone; + 39-2-2392267; fax; +39-2-2392205. Topics include Anomalous Transport (Turbulence, Coherent Structures, and Microinstabilities), RF Heating and Current Drive, Non Axisymmetric Configurations, Macroinstabilities and Magnetic Reconnections, and Theoretical Aspects of Plasma-Edge Physics and Divertors.

Ninteenth Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG '98), 31 August - 4 September 1998, Cigota Hotel, Zlatibor, Yugoslavia. Contact: Nikola Konjevic or Ivan Videnovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics, Studentski trg 12-16, P. O. Box 368, 11001 Belgrade, Yugoslavia; phone: (+381-11) 630-152 ext.124; fax: (+381-11) 328-2619. Scientific topics include Electron and Photon Interactions with Atomic Particles, Heavy Particle Collisions, Swarms and Transport Phenomena, Atomic Collisions in Solids, Sputtering and Deposition, Laser and Plasma Interaction with Surfaces, Plasma Spectroscopy and Other Diagnostics Methods, Gas Discharges, Plasma Applications and Devices, Fusion Plasmas, Astrophysical Plasmas, and Collective Phenomena.

International Symposium On Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, 31 August - 5 September 1998, St. Petersburg, Russia. Contact: Anatoly Boreisho.

Sixteenth ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Nonlinear and Collective Phenomena in Beam Physics, 1 - 5 September 1998, Arcidosso, Italy. Contact: Melinda Laraneta.

Ninth International Workshop on the Physics of Nonideal Plasmas (PNP-9), 6 - 11 September 1998, Rostock, Germany. Contact: Ronald Redmer; phone: +381-498-1615; fax: +381-498-2857.

US-European Transport Task Force Workshop "Transport in Fusion Plasmas", 7 - 10 September 1998, Göteborg, Sweden.

Twentieth Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT98), 7 - 11 September 1998, Marseille, France.

Seventh Workshop on Fast Ion-Atom Collisions, 9 - 11 September 1998, Debrecen, Hungary.

MFE-IFE Workshop, 14 - 16 September, 1998, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 USA. A Technical Workshop to bring together researchers from the Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) and Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) communities.

Sixth Ukrainian Conference and School on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 14 - 20 September 1998, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine. Contact: Dr. Igor Garkusha, Institute of Plasma Physics, National Science Center, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Akademicheskaja St., 1, 310108 Kharkov, Ukraine; phone: (057-2) 35-67-26; fax: (057-2) 35-26-64. Topics include magnetic confinement (stellarators, tokamaks, etc.), ITER and fusion reactor aspects, electromagnetic waves in plasmas, plasmadynamics and plasma-wall interaction, plasma electronics, plasma technologies, plasma diagnostics, and collisional processes. The official conference language is English.

International Kharkov Symposium Physics and Engineering of Millimeter and Sciences Sub-Millimeter Waves (MSMW), 15 - 17 September 1998, Kharkov State University, Kharkov, Ukraine. Contact: Dr. Alexander I. Nosich, IRE of National Academy of Sciences, ul Proskury 12, Kharkov 310085, Ukraine; phone: (380)-572-44-1105; fax: (380)-572-44-1105.

Fifth International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Tecnology, 19 - 24 September 1998, Rome, Italy. Contact: Maria Polidoro; phone: +39-6-94005309; fax: +39-6-94005100.

First General Assembly of the Asian Plasma and Fusion Association (APFA' 98) and Third Asia Pacific Plasma Theory Conference (APPTC' 98), 21 - 25 September 1998, Beijing, China. Contact: Dr. Jing-Hong Li or Dr. Shao-Ping Zhu, Conference Secretary, P. O. Box 8009-12, Beijing 100088, China.

International Workshop on Advanced Quantum-like Models, Semi-Classical Physics and Coherence, 21 - 25 September 1998, ASICTP, Trieste, Italy. Contact: Dr. S. Khan, Scientific Secretary, AQSC--98, INFN Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy; phone: +39-49-8277137; fax: +39-49-8277112. The conference will focus on common models that are relevant to particle accelerator physics, plasma physics, nonlinear dynamics, quantum optics, superconductivity, mesoscopic gravitation, stochastic mechanics, and semi-classical physics.

Fifth Zababakhin Scientific Talks on High Energy Density Physics, 21 - 25 September 1998, Snezhinsk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia. Contact: B.K. Vodolaga, Deputy Director, VNIITF; fax: 7-351-72-32070.

Physics at the Turn of the 21st Century, 28 September - 2 October 1998, St Petersburg, Russia. Contact: B. Egorov.

Twenty-Eighth European Microwave Conference, 5 - 9 October 1998, RAI Congress Center. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Contact: Prof. D. Vanhoenacker-Janvier, Universite Catholique de Louvain, EMIC (Microwave Lab.), Batiment Maxwell, B-1340 Louvain La Neuve, Belgium; phone: (32)-10472304; fax: (32)-10478705.

Workshop on Fusion Related Physics and Engineering in Small Devices, 7 - 9 October 1998, Miramare - Trieste, Italy. Contact: International Centre for Theoretical Physics, P.O. Box 586, I-34100 Trieste, Italy; phone: +39 40 2240111. The workshop is intended for experimental groups involved in relevant research on small devices. The workshop language is English.

Korea-Japan Joint Workshop on Plasma Technologies and Applications, 9 - 10 October 1998, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. Contact: Prof. Kwang-cheol Ko, School of Electrical & Computer Eng., Hanyang University, Seongdong-ku, Seoul, 133-791, Rep. of Korea; phone: +82-2-290-0348; fax: +82-2-296-0228. The official language of the workshop is English.

International Workshop on Hydrogen Recycle at Plasma Facing Materials, 15 - 16 October 1998, Sanjo Kaikan Hall, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Contact: Prof. M. Yamawaki, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan; phone: +81-3-3812-2111, ext. 7422; fax: +81-3-5684-0229. The workshop aims to bring together experts in plasma physics, solid state physics and material engineering to discuss phenomena of the plasma surface interaction relevant to hydrogen recycling in fusion devices.

Eighth International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics (Megagauss VIII), 18 - 23 October 1998, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Contact: Ysonde Jensen, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310; phone: (904) 644-0311; fax: (904) 644-0867. The conference is to provide the latest results on generation of magnetic fields at the megagauss level and higher, and to present up-to-date highlights of state-of-the-art research in these extremely high magnetic fields. The program includes topics such as generation of megagauss fields, production of non-destructive megagauss fields, handling of extremely high power densities in the range of terawatts, application of ultra-high fields in technology, and others. The scientific contributions include solid state physics, atomic physics, chemistry, theory, and others. One session will be devoted to the results of the Dirac-series that convincingly demonstrated the importance of the availability of fields to and about 100 T to science.

Society of Automotive Engineers Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, 19 - 22 October 1998, San Francisco, California, USA. Contact: John Hoard, Ford Research Laboratory, Mail Drop 3083 SRL, P.O. Box 2053, Dearborn, Michigan, 48121, USA; phone: (313) 594-1316; fax: (313) 594-2923. Includes sessions covering the use of electrical discharge plasmas or plasma-catalyst systems for reduction of NOx, hydrocarbon, or particulate emissions from diesel and gasoline engine vehicles.

Fifty-First Gaseous Electronics Conference and Fourth International Conference on Reactive Plasmas, 19 - 22 October 1998, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Contact: Charles Fleddermann, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, EECE Building, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA; phone: (505) 277-5628; fax: (505) 277-1439.

Seventeenth IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, 19 - 24 October 1998, Yokohama, Japan. Contact: Dr. Masafumi Azumi, Department of Fusion Plasma Research, Naka Fusion Research Establishment, JAERI, Mukoyama, Naka-Machi, Naka-Gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan; phone: 81-292-70-7300; fax: 81-292-70-7419; or T. Dolan, IAEA.

IAEA Technical Committee Meeting on Spherical Tori and Fourth International Workshop on Spherical Tori, 26 - 28 October 1998, University of Tokyo, Japan. Contact: Dr. Toshifumi Itagaki, Katsurai Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656  Japan; fax : 81 +3-5684-3985. Each IAEA TCM participant must be nominated by his or her government. The official language of the joint meeting is English.

IAEA Technical Committee Meeting on Research Using Small Fusion Devices, 26 - 28 October 1998, Shonan-Village Center, Japan. Contact: Ryuichi Shimada.

IV Escuela Venezolana De Relatividad, Campos Y Astrofísica, 1 - 6 November 1998, Mérida, Venezuela.

Sixth Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, 2 - 6 November 1998, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, USA. Contact: Dr. Shu T. Lai, Air Force Research Laboratory, VSBS, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-3010 USA; phone: 781-377-2932; fax: 781-377-3160.

Forty-Fifth International Symposium of American Vacuum Society, 2 - 6 November 1998, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Contact:

Fifteenth International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, 4 - 7 November 1998, Denton, TX. Contact: Jerome L. Duggan, Accelerator Conference, University of North Texas, Department of Physics, P O Box 5368, Denton, TX 76203-0368 USA.

Fortieth APS Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, 16 - 20 November 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Contact: Saralyn Stewart,University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Fusion Studies, 26th & Speedway, RLM 11.214, Austin, TX 78712, USA; phone: (512) 471-4378; fax: (512) 471-6715.

Eighth Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP98), 24 - 28 November 1998, Tandil, Argentina. Contact: Local Organizing Committee. Minicourses will be conducted on 16 - 20 November 1998 in conjunction with the conference.

Fifth Brazilian Conference on Physics of Plasmas (EBFP), 30 November - 4 December 1998, Águas de Lindóia - SP, Brazil.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 6 - 9 December 1998, San Francisco Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA. Contact: Ms. Phyllis Mahoney, Widerkehr & Associates, 101 Lakeforest Blvd., Suite 270 Gaithersburg, MD; phone: 20877 (301) 527-0900;fax: (301) 527-0994.

Ninth International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion (ITC-9), 7 - 11 December 1998, Ceratopia Toki Conference Hall, Toki City, Japan. Contact: Prof. Yukihiro Tomita, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki City 509-5292, Japan; phone: +81-572-58-2261 or 2246; fax: +81-572-58-2626. The working language of the Conference will be English.

Twelvth National Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, 29 December 1998 - 2 January 1999, Udaipur, India.