Plasma Conferences in 1999

Quantum and Classical Chaos, 11 - 22 January 1999, Canberra, Australia. Contact Heli Jackson.

Workshop on Cost-Effective Steps to Fusion Power, 25 - 27 January 1999, Marina del Rey Hotel (310 301-1000), Marina del Rey, California, USA. Contact Fusion Power Associates, Professional Drive, Suite 249, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA. Topics will include how to cost-effectively resolve critical issues for the tokamak concept, alternative magnetic concepts, inertial fusion energy, nuclear and plasma technologies, materials, power plant designs and development pathways. The deadline for submitting presentation summaries has been extended to 31 Deadline 1998.

Twenty-Second Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Conference on Plasma Science and Technology (PLASMA '99), 8 - 9 February 1999, Manning Clarke Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Contact Margaret Lanigan, Conference Manager, PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234, Australia; phone +61 (02) 9960 3603; fax +61 (02) 9969 9721. Applications include fusion energy, reactor studies, dusty plasmas, plasma sources, industrial applications, plasma surface interactions, and plasma diagnostic techniques. The deadline for submission of paper titles is 26 October 1998, and for registration and submission of camera ready copy of 2 or 4 page abstracts is 7 December 1998.

Twelfth Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes, 9 -13 February 1999, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia. Contact Prof. Jan Skalny, Plasma Physics Department, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia. The deadline for preliminary registration is 15 October 1998.

Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics III, 15 - 19 February 1999, Saillon (Valais), Switzerland. Contact Dr. Christoph Hollenstein; phone (+41) 21 693.34.71; fax (+41) 21 693.51.76.

Eleventh International School on Microwave Electronics and Radiophysics (MER'99), 20 - 25 February1999, Saratov, Russia. Contact Organizing Committee of MER'99, College of Applied Science, Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya, Saratov 410026, Russia; phone +7 (8452) 514294; fax +7 (8452) 514298. Topics include interaction between charged particles and electromagnetic fields, electrodynamics of microwaves, vacuum microelectronics, plasma microwave devices, relativistic microwave devices, and related nonlinear phenomena. The conference languages are Russian and English.

Bundesdeutsche Fachtagung fuer Plasmatechnologie (BFPT-9), 3 - 5 March 1999, University Stuttgart, Germany.

Third Symposium on Current Trends in International Fusion Research: Review and Assessment, 8 - 12 March 1999, Washington, DC, USA. Contact Dr. Ronald Kirkpatrick, MS B229, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA; fax (505) 665-3456, or Dr. Julio Herrera, Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, A.P. 70-543, Ciudad Universitaria, 04511 Mexico, D.F., Mexico; fax (52-5) 616-2233. The objective of these Symposia is to assess the benefits, applications, and spinoffs of nuclear fusion research, including both conventional and alternative approaches.

International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, 22 - 24 Mar 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Contact Saralyn Stewart or Nermin Uchkan.

in conjunction with

APS Centennial Meeting, 22 - 26 March 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Contact APS Meetings Department, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA; phone (301) 209-3286; fax (301) 209-0866. Details of special Centennial activities can be found at


Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Meeting. Contact Paul Neill, Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557, USA;.phone (702) 784-1307; fax (702) 784-1398.

IOP Annual Plasma Physics Conference, 29 March - 1 April 1999, Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, UK. Contact R Alan Cairns, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SS, UK; phone +44 1334 463707; fax +44 1334 463748. Registration Deadline is 15 Jan 1999.

1999 Particle Accelerator Conference, 29 March - 2 April 1999, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, New York, USA. Contact Dr. W-T (Bill) Weng, Brookhaven National Laboratory, AGS Div., Bldg. 911-B, Upton, NY 11973-5000 USA; phone (516) 344-2135; fax (516) 344-5954.

Nonthermal Medical/Biological Treatments Using Electromagnetic Fields and Ionized Gases, 12 - 14 April 1999, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia USA. Contact Marcie Blanchard, KDH 231 - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA; phone (757) 647-6497; fax (757) 588-3527. Abstracts due 11 January 1999.

Thirteenth Topical Conference on Applications of Radio Frequency Power to Plasmas, 12 - 14 April 1999, Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Contact Stefano Bernabei.

Second International Symposium on Heat and Mass Transfer under Plasma Conditions, 19 - 23 April 1999, Antalya, Turkey. Contact: Prof. Pierre Fauchais, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Limoges, 123 Ave. A. Thomas, 87060 Limoges Cedex, France; phone +33 555457421; fax +33 5 55457211. Topics include Turbulence Phenomena in Thermal Plasmas, Plasma Transport Properties of Complex Mixtures Including Diffusion, Radiative Transport under Plasma Conditions, Non-Equilibrium Effects in Thermal Plasma Systems, Plasma-Wall Boundary Layers and Electrode Erosion Phenomena, Electromagnetically Induced Flow Effects in Plasma Systems, Plasma Particulate Interactions, Transport Processes in Dusty Plasmas, Rapid Solidification During Plasma Deposition, Particle Nucleation and Growth in Plasma Reactors, Waste Treatments and On-line Controls in Connection with Environmental Regulations, Material Behaviour under Extremely High Heat Fluxes (> 109 W/m2), Flash Evaporation, Diagnostic Techniques in Plasma Chemical Applications, in Dusty Plasmas, in Particle Flattening and Splat Cooling, On-line Control in Plasma Processes, and New Branches of Plasma Physics and Transport Phenomena.

Process Control, Diagnostics, and Modeling in Semiconductor Manufacturing III, 195th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, 2 - 7 May 1999, Seattle, Washington USA. Contact M. Meyyappan.

Ultraintense Laser Interactions and Applications-1, 7 - 11 May 1999, Elounda, Crete, Greece. Contact Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Molecolare, CNR Pisa, Italy. Topics include generation of high power femtosecond laser pulses, interactions with atoms, molecules and clusters, propagation of intense fs pulses in plasmas, high harmonic generation and applications, x-ray generation and applications, and particle acceleration.

Fourth International Symposium on Plasma Process-Induced Damage (P2ID'99), 9 - 11 May 1999, DoubleTree Hotel and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA. Contact NCCAVS Business Office, 150 West Iowa Ave., Suite 104, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA; 408-737-0767; fax 408-737-2403. The Symposium will cover all plasma process-induced phenomena that cause changes in the electrical behavior of a silicon device or circuit. Discussion of damage caused by plasma-specific factors, such as charging, radiation (ions, photons, and electrons), reactive chemicals, contamination, and the synergistic interaction among these mechanisms will be included. Phenomena such as pattern- or location-dependent abnormal etch or deposition profiles, abnormal contact resistance, unusual dopant loss, and high levels of mobile ions are within the scope of the conference.

Solar Plasma Physics: Prospects for the Next Century, 10 - 14 May 1999, Birmingham, UK. Contact Vlahos, fax 30/31995384.

Second International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, 24 - 28 May 1999, Hotel Kowaki-en, Hakone, Japan. Contact Dr. Toshiaki Yokota, Scientific Secretary, Faculty of Science, Ehime University, Bunkyo, Matsuyama, 790-77 Japan; fax 81-89-927-9606; or Y. Nakamura, Institute of Space and Astronomical Science, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan. Topics include basic physics of dust-plasma interaction, dynamics of charged dust grains, charged dust grains in astrophysics, geophysics and space plasma, collective effects in dusty plasmas, strongly coupled dusty plasmas, dust in plasma processing and microelectronics, high-Z impurities in fusion plasma, plasma crystals, and charged dust grains in environmental research. The conference language is English.

Second International Symposium on Plasma Polymerization/Deposition: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, 27 -28 May 1999, Newark, NJ, USA. Contact Robert Lacombe, C4 Technologies, Inc., 3 Hammer Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, USA.

Scientific Symposium to Honor Harold P. Furth, 6 - 7 June 1999, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

in conjunction with

Status and Promising Directons for Field Reversed Configuration Research Workshop, 8 - 9 June 1999, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

IEE Plasma Technolgy Training School, 6 -11 June 1999, Palace Hotel, Buxton, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. Contact Helen Pope or R.I.Cherry, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5QD, United Kingdom; phone 0161-247 3572; fax 0161-247 6337. The school is aimed at PhD students, new graduates in companies who will be making routine use of plasma processing and established workers who are 'Continuing Professional Development'. Topics include introduction to gas discharges and plasma processes, plasma systems - techniques and applications, plasma diagnostics and process monitoring, modelling and system engineering, and management of plasma technology. The registration deadline is 31 May 1999.

Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG XXIV), 11 - 16 June 1999, Warsaw, Poland.

IEEE International Microwave Symposium (MTT '99), 13 - 18 June 1999, Anaheim, California, USA. Contact Dr. Robert Eisenhart, 5982 Ellenview Ave., Woodland Hills, California 91367 USA, phone (818) 716-1995; fax (818) 713-1161.

Twenty-Ninth Anomalous Absorption Conference, 13 - 18 June 1999, Asilomar Conference Center, Asilomar, California, USA. Contact Mary Ann Soby, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-411, Livermore, CA 94550; phone (925) 423-1102; fax (925) 423-2463. Abstracts due 10 April 1999; registrations due 30 April 1999.   Conference encompasses theoretical, computational, and experimental work relevant to high intensity electromagnetic waves in plasmas.

Eleventh IEEE Conference on Real-Time Computer Applications in Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics, 14 - 18 June 1999, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA. Contact Thomas Kozlowski, MS H805, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA; phone (505) 667-7747; fax (505) 665-2676.

Twenth-Sixth European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, 14 - 18 June 1999, Maastricht Congress Centre (MACC), Maastricht, The Netherlands. Contact A.J.H. Donne.

in conjunction with

Second Workshop on Role of Electric Field in Plasma Confinement and Exhaust, 19 - 20 June 1999, Maastricht Congress Centre (MACC), Maastricht, The Netherlands.  Contact Ivan Duran, Institute of Plasma Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Za Slovankou 3, P.O.B. 17, 182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic; phone (+420 2) 688 30 28; fax (+420 2) 6605 2907. Topics include formation and structure of edge and internal transport barriers, the role of ExB flow velocity shear as a trigger mechanism for improved confinement, mechanisms to generate and control sheared electric fields externally, the role of ExB drifts in SOL plasmas with divertor-imposed electric fields to manipulate the edge and SOL profiles and flows, and electric fields near RF antennas. The abstract deadline  is 20 March 1999.

Fourth International Conference on Dissociative Recombination: Theory, Experiment and Applications, 16 - 20 June 1999, Nässlingen, Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. Contact Mats Larsson, phone +46 8 16 46 25, fax +46 8 34 78 17.

IAEA TCM on First Principle-Based Transport Theory, 21 - 23 June 1999, Kloster Seeon, Germany. Contact Dieter Biskamp.

Twenty-Sixth IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, 21 - 24 June 1999, Doubletree Hotel, Monterey, California, USA. Contact Christopher Deeney, Sandia National Laboratories, MS 1194, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1194; phone (505) 845-3657; fax (505) 845-7864. Abstract deadline is 18 January 1999. Two minicourses will be held in conjunction with the conference, Computational Methods in Plasma Physics and Plasma Processes for Thin Film Liquid Crystal Displays.

in conjunction with

Twelfth IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, 27 - 30 June 1999. Contact Teresa Montero, Maxwell Physics International, 2700 Merced St, PO Box 5010, San Leandro, CA 94577-0599, USA; phone (510) 577-7121; fax (510) 577-7108; or Hugh Kirbie, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P. O. Box 808, L-535, Livermore, California 94550, USA; phone (510) 423-8224; fax (510) 423-2664. Abstracts due 18 December 1998.

Eighth SOHO Workshop: Plasma Dynamics and Diagnostics in the Transition Region and Corona, 22 - 25 June 1999, Orsay, France. Contact Jean-Claude Vial, Inst. d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Bat. 121, Univ. Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France; phone 33 1 69 85 86 31, fax 33 1 69 85 87 01.

International Workshop on Second Generation Plasma Accelerators, 27 June - 2 July 1999, Kardamyli, Greece. Contact

Thirtieth AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 28 June - 1 July 1999, Marriot Convention Center, Norfolk, Virginia. 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 plasmadynamics, lasers, electromagnetics, diagnostics, and related topics in nonequilibrium, reacting flows.

GA of APFA'99 and APPTC'99 Conference, 5 - 7 July 1999, Seoul, Korea. Contact Kang-Ok Lee, KAPRA, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National Univ., San 56-1, Shinrim-dong, Kwanak-ku, Seoul 151-742, Korea; phone 82-2-883-0904; fax 82-2-887-6327. Topics include theoretical and experimental aspects basic plasmas, fusion plasmas, space plasmas, plasma processing and applications, beam physics, and related areas. The abstract deadline is 28 February 1999.

International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing, 5 - 9 July 1999, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Thirty-Sixth Culham Plasma Physics Summer School, 5 - 16 July 1999, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Contact Julie Bright, Culham Summer School, UKAEA, Culham Division, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB, UK; phone 44 1235 463773; fax 44 1235 463288. This international school is for students near the start of postgraduate courses, covering general plasma physics and controlled fusion research. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed. Lecturers are drawn from laboratories and universities across Europe. Topics include 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. The course language is English. The registration deadline is 21 May 1999.

CEMRACS 99 Summer School, 5 - 17 July 1999, Orsay, France. Contact Stephane Cordier. The registration deadline is 31 March 1999.

Thirty-First European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy (EGAS) Conference, 6 - 9 July 1999, Université de Provence, Centre Saint-Charles, Marseille, France. Contact EGAS99.

Highly Energetic Physical Processes and Mechanisms for Emission from Astrophysical Plasmas (IAU Symposium 195), 6 - 10 July 1999, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA. Contact Sachiko Tsuruta, Montana State University, Department of Physics, EPS 264, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA; phone (406) 994-3614; fax (406) 994-4452.

Enrico Fermi International School of Physics on Plasma Astrophysics, 6 - 16 July 1999, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. Contact Elio Sindoni, Department of Physics, University of Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy; phone +39-02-2393.267, 6447.4210; fax +39-02-2392.205, 6447.4212.

PLASMA '99: Research and Applications of Plasmas, 7 - 9 July 1999, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Contact Local Organizing Committee for PLASMA'99, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warsaw, Poland; fax: (+48) 22 40 3131. Topics include elementary processes and general theory, tokamaks and tokamak-related experiments, Z-pinch and Plasma-Focus discharges, intense laser beam-generated plasmas, microwave and glow discharge plasmas, spark- and arc-discharges, space (ionospheric, planetary, and solar) plasmas, diagnostic methods and experimental facilities, applications of quasi-stationary and pulse plasmas. The deadline for registration is 1 December 1998, and for the 4-page camera-ready papers is 1 April 1999.

Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG XXIV), 11 - 16 July 1999, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland. Contact J.Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, 23 Hery St., 00-908 Warsaw, P.O. Box 49, Poland; fax ( + 48 22) 666 83 72. Topics include kinetics, thermodynamics and transport phenomena; elementary processes; low-pressure glows; coronas, sparks, surface discharges and high-pressure glows; arcs; high-frequency discharges; ionospheric, magnetospheric, and astrophysical plasmas; plasma diagnostic methods; plasma wall interactions, electrode and surface effects; physical aspects of plasma chemistry, plasma processing of surfaces, and thin film technology; generation and dynamics of plasma flows; non-ideal plasmas (lusters and dusty plasmas); waves and instabilities, including shock waves; nonlinear phenomena, self-organization and chaos; particle and laser beam interaction with plasmas; plasma sources of radiation; numerical modelling; plasmas for environmental issues; highly ionized, low-pressure plasmas (plasma thrusters, ion sources and surface treatment); and high-pressure, non-thermal plasmas. A special topic to be emphasized ishigh-current discharges (Z-pinches, plasma-focus, plasma X-ray sources, etc.). The Conference Workshop on applications of plasma physics, open to all registered participants, is scheduled for the afternoon of 11 July.

1999 Fusion Summer Study, 11 - 23 July 1999, Snowmass, Colorado, USA. Contact Michael Mauel, Department of Applied Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 USA; phone (212) 854-4455; fax (212) 854-8257. This workshop, entitled "Opportunities and Directions in Fusion Energy Science for the Next Decade," is open to the international fusion community, including experts in all approaches to magnetic and inertial fusion energy. The Summer Study will focus on key issues for plasma science, technology, and energy and environment for fusion energy development, and on opportunities and potential contributions of existing and possible future facilities and programs to reduce fusion development costs and achieve attractive economic and environmental features.

Second IAEA Technical Committe Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition and Remote Participation for Fusion Research, 19 - 21 July 1999, Lisboa, Portugal. Contact C. Varandas. The abstract deadline is 30 April 1999.

Fifth International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA 99), 19 - 23 July 1999, Goettingen, Germany. Contact Michael Stuke. The registration deadline is 31 Mar 1999.

Twenty-First Internatinal Conference on Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC XXI), 22 - 27 July 1999, Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan. Contact Michio Matsuzawa, Department of Applied Physics and Chemistry, University of Electro-Communications, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182, Japan.

in conjunction with

International Seminar on Atomic Processes in Plasmas, 22 - 30 July 1999, Toki, Gifu, Japan. Contact Takako Kato.

Fourth International Workshop on Strong Microwaves in Plasmas, 1 - 8 August 1999, Volga River cruise (Nizhny Novgorod to Saratov and back), Russia. Contact Dr.Anatoly Vikharev, Institute of Applied Physics, 46 Ulyanov Street, 603600 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; phone (8312) 365810; fax (8312) 362061; telex 151129 FIZIK SU. Deadlines are preregistration, 15 December 1998; 1-page abstracts, 30 March 1999; articles, 1 August 1999. Topics include high-power microwave sources, microwave current drive and heating of fusion plasmas, microwave discharges, non-linear plasmas processes (theory and microwave experiment), and other high-power microwave applications.

Workshop on Nonneutral Plasmas, 2 - 5 August 1999, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Contact Terry Greenberg or Dolores Lawson; phone (609) 243-3347.

Fourteenth International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-14), 2 - 6 August 1999, Prague, Czech Republic. Contact Viktor Sember.

Second Latin American Course on Plasma Processing of Materials, 2 - 27 August 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact Adolfo Rodrigo, CNEA-JICA.

Interrelationship between Plasma Experiments in Laboratory and Space, 9 - 13 August 1999, Hotel zur Post, Kreuth, Germany.   Contact Fritz Wagner, Max-Planck-Institut for Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2 85748, Garching, Germany; phone 089-3299-1961; fax 089-3299-2584. Registrations are due 8 March 1999, and abstracts 10 May 1999. Topics include  reconnection and magnetic helicity, solitary waves and related nonlinear plasma dynamics, vortex structures in laboratory, space, solar and other cosmical plasmas, energy transport and conversion in partially ionized plasmas, auroral physics, and dusty plasmas in laboratory, space, and the universe.

Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets (MOP '99), 9 - 14 August 1999, Paris, France. Contact DESPA - Observatoire de Paris, MOP 1999 Registration 5, Place J. Janssen 92195 Meudon Cedex, France; fax: +33-1-4507-2806.

Eighteenth International Conference on X-ray and Inner-Shell Processes (X-99), 23 - 27 August 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Contact

International Workshop on Plasma Diagnostics, 26 - 28 August 1999, University of Ghent, Belgium. Contact Christophe Leys, Department of Applied Physics, University of Ghent, Belgium.

Fourth Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma Physics, 30 August - 10 September 1999, Maasticht, The Netherlands. Contact Dr. E. Westerhof, FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica 'Rijnhuizen', PO Box 1207, 3430 BE; Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; phone +31 30 609 6960; fax +31 30 604 9326. The summer school will provide introductions to the theoretical and experimental aspects ofhigh-temperature plasma physics. It is primarily intended for PhD students and for undergraduate students in their last year. Participants areinvited to present their own work during two special eveningposter sessions. The conference language is English.

Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 5 - 10 September 1999, Monterey, California, USA. Contact J. Heritage,University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, California, 95616 USA; phone 1-530-752-6289; fax 1-530-752-8428. The conference will cover sources: lasers, free electron lasers, gyrotrons, synchrotrons, frequency mixing, calibration and standards; detectors: receivers, mixers, amplifiers, thermal and photon detectors; Schottky diodes, Josephson and SIS devices, imaging arrays, FET amplifiers; guided propagation and components: waveguides and other structures, Gaussian beams, integrated devices, optical fibres; spectroscopic techniques: interferometric, laser and heterodyne spectroscopy; spectroscopy of solids, liquids and gases; astronomy and atmospheric physics: techniques, results and interpretation; applications in biology and medicine; plasma interactions and diagnostics; and technical and industrial applications: imaging, remote sensing, non-destructive testing. The deadline for papers in 18 June 1999.

Eighth International Conference on Ion Sources (ICIS'99), 6 - 10 September 1999, Kyoto, Japan. Contact Prof. Junzo Ishikawa, Dept. of Electronic Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan; phone 81-75-753-5325; fax 81-75-753-5324.

International Topical Conference on Plasma, 6 - 10 September 1999, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Contact Mr. Rui Guerra, ITCPP--99 Scientific Secretary, A. D. Fisica, UCEH, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8000 Faro, Portugal; phone 351 89 800914, ext 7636; fax: 351 89 818560. Topics include Waves in Fluids, Plasmas, and Optical Media; Wave-Wave Interactions and Nonlinear Structures; Waves in Random Media and Turbulence; Coherent Processes in Nonlinear Media; Physics of Non-Ideal and Dusty Plasmas; Generation of Coherent Radiation; Novel Methods for Charged Particle Acceleration; Nonlinear Problems in Astrophysics; Quantum-like models in Physics; and Transport Processes: Theory, Simulation, and Experiments. The conference language is English.

Plasma Turbulence and Energetic Particles in Astrophshysics, 6 - 10 September 1999, Kracow, Poland. Contact M. Ostrowski, Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, ul. Orla 171, Krakow, Poland 30-244.

First International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA '99), 12 - 17 September 1999, University Bordeaux, France. Contact IFSA*99, ADERA Service Centre, Condorcet 162, Avenue Dr. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex, France.

Fourth International Symposium "Radiation from Relativistic Electrons in Periodic Structures (RREPS'99)", 13 - 16 September 1999, Baikal Lake, Russia. Contact The registration deadline is 15 Jul 1999.

Progress in Cosmic Gas Dynamics, 13 - 17 September 1999, Moscow, Russia. Contact Vladislav Izmodenov. The registration deadline is 15 May 1999.

First Euroconference on Atomic Phusics at Accelerators: Laser Spectroscopy and Applications(APAC99), 19 - 24 September 1999, Mainz - Budenheim, Germany.

Second International Symposium on Applied Plasma Science (ISAPS '99), 20 - 24 September 1999, Osaka Sun Palace, Suita, Osaka, Japan. Contact Akira Kobayashi, Osaka Univ., phone 81-6-6879-8694, fax 81-6-6879-8689.

Eleventh International School on Vacuum, Electron and Ion Technologies (VEIT '99), 20 - 25 September 1999, Varna, Bulgaria. Contact N. Guerassimov, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Tzarigradsko Chaussee 72, Sofia 1784, Bulgaria; phone +359 2 750 757 or +359 2 7144 681; fax +359 2 9753 201. Topics include electron and ion beam sources, plasma physics, plasma processing and diagnostics, elementary processes in plasma and fluids, interaction of accelerated particles with matter, electron and ion beam modification of materials, ion-assisted and sputter deposition film growth, plasma and ion etching techniques, ion implantation and radiation effects in solids, microfocused electron and ion beam lithographic techniques, high-temperature superconducting thin films and applications, and surface and thin film analysis. The registration deadline is 19 September 1999.

Ninth International Symposium on Laser-Aided Plasma Diagnostics, 26 September - 1 October 1999, Tahoe City, California, USA.  Contact Lynette Lombardo. Topics include laser diagnostics and diagnostics aided by lasers for fusion plasmas, industrial process plasmas, environmental plasmas, and other plasma applications and processes related to plasmas. Hardware developments related to laser-aided plasma diagnostics also will be covered. The registration deadline is 17 June 1999.

Seventh IAEA TCM on H-mode Physics/Transport Barriers, 27 - 29 September 1999, Wadham College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Contact Gabriella Saibene.

International Stellarator Workshop, 27 September - 1 October 1999, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Contact J. F. Lyon, Fusion Energy Division, 9201-2, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2009, MS 8072, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-8072, USA; phone +1-423-574-1179; fax +1-423-574-1191.

Frontier Science at the National Ignition Facility: Episode I, 4 - 6 October 1999, Pleasanton, California, USA. Much of the workshop will focus on plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics.

Seventh International Workshop on Plasma Edge Theory in Fusion Devices, 4 - 6 October 1999, Toki, Gifu, Japan.

IAEA TCM on ECRH Physics and Technology for Fusion Devices, 4 - 8 October 1999, Oorai, Japan. Contact Tsuyoshi Imai.

Fifty-Second Gaseous Electronics Conference, 5 - 8 October 1999, Sheraton Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Contact Leposava Vuskovic, Old Dominion University; phone1-757-683-4611.

New Frontiers in Laboratory Astroplasma Physics, 8 October 1999, Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, London, United Kingdom. Contact Bob Bingham or Steve Rose, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Ninth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials, 10 - 15 October 1999, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Contact R. H. Jones, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory P.O. Box 999 Richland, Washington 99352 USA; phone 509-376-3701; fax 509-376-0418.

Sixth IAEA TCM on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems, 12 - 14 October 1999, Naka, Ibaraki, Japan. Contact H. Ninomya; phone 81-29-270-7324; fax 81-29-270-7419. The meeting will cover the experimental and theoretical status of alpha particle physics, energetic particle effects, Alfven eigenmodes and runaway electrons in fusion physics, and diagnostic developments.

Thirteenth IAEA TCM on Research Using Small Fusion Devices, 18 - 20 October 1999, Chengdu, China. Contact Dai Bin, Southwestern Institute of Physics, P. O. Box 432, Chengdu, 610041, P. R. China; fax +86-28-5581053. The meeting will cover approaches to fusion research based on small- and medium-scale devices, such as small tokamaks, reversed field pinches (RFP), helical devices, linear discharge machines, etc. The meeting also will cover non-magnetic confinement devices, devices using beams or lasers, and new trends or innovation concepts for fusion research.

Fusion Power for the 21st Century: Science and Technology for the New Millenium, 19 - 21 October 1999, Washington, DC, USA. Contact Fusion Power Associates, 2 Professional Drive, Suite 249, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA. Hotel rooms should be reserved before 18 September 1999 at The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 USA; phone (800) 321-3010.

Second Workshop on Fusion-Related Physics and Engineering in Small Devices, 20 - 22 October 1999, Miramare - Trieste, Italy. Contact Alan Wootton, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, MS 488, Livermore, CA 94550 USA; phone (925) 422 6533; fax (925) 423 1076. The workshop will focus on the exchange of ideas and experiences to promote cooperation and collaboration between the largest established programs and smaller programs, particularly those from developing countries.

Eighteenth Symposium on Fusion Engineering, 25 - 29 October 1999, Hotel Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Contact Michael A. Ulrickson, Sandia National Laboratory, P.O. Box 5800, MS 1129, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA; phone (505) 845-3020; fax (505) 845-3130.

Forty-Sixth International Symposium of American Vacuum Society, 25 - 29 October 1999, Seattle, Washington, USA. Contact American Vacuum Society, 120 Wall St., 32nd Fl., New York, NY 10005 USA; phone 212-248-0200; fax 212-248-0245.

Second IAEA TCM on Steady State Operation of Magnetic Fusion Devices, 25 - 29 October 1999, Fukuoka, Japan. Contact Satoshi Itoh; phone +81-92-583-7696; fax +81-92-573-6899. Topics include long pulse tokamak and stellarator discharges and advanced configurations, technologies for long-pulse operation of magnetic fusion devices, plasma-facing components, heating and current drive scenarios, control systems, diagnostics for long pulse operation, theory and modeling. The abstract deadline is 15 July 1999.

Astrophysical Plasmas: Codes, Models and Observations, 25 - 29 October 1999, Mexico City. Contact Jane Arthur, UNAM, Apartado Postal 70-264, 04510 Mexico D.F., Mexico; phone (52-43) 236162; fax (52-43) 236165.

Autumn College on Plasma Physics, 25 October - 19 November 1999, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Miramare - Trieste, Italy. Contact Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Autumn College on Plasma Physics, P. O. Box 586, Strada Costiera 11, I-34100 Trieste, Italy; phone +39 040 2240544; telex: 460392; fax: +39 040224163. The theme is Plasmas - a Paradigm for Collective Phenomena. Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the UN, UNESCO or IAEA can attend the College. The college language is English.

Eighth European Fusion Theory Conference, 27 - 29 October 1999, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy. Contact C. Allocchio; phone +39 02 66173 260; fax +39-02-66173 239. Topics include multidimensional equilibria and operational limits, magnetic topology, macroinstabilities and magnetic reconnection, microinstabilities, turbulence and transport processes, plasma rotation and radial electric fields, alpha particle physics, RF heating, current drive, helicity injection and non resonant forces, plasma edge and divertor physics, and computational methods in magnetic fusion research and related areas. The abstract deadline is 30 June 1999.

Twenty-First Dry Process Symposium, 11 - 12 November 1999, Waseda University, International Conference Center Tokyo, Japan. Contact N. Ikegami, c/o Office Sofiel, Miyazawa Bldg. 601, 1-6-7 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032, Japan; phone +81-3-5821-7120; fax +81-3-5821-7439.

Forty-First APS Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, 15 - 19 November 1999, Seattle, Washington, USA. Contact Saralyn Stewart. Includes Mini-Conferences on Turbulence in the Intersteller Medium and Solar Wind, Plasma Propulsion Physics, Dusty Plasmas, and Computational Studies of Complexity in Turbulent Plasmas.

First European Symposium on Plasma Process Induced Damage (ESPID'1), 25 - 26 November 1999, Toulouse, France. Contact SFV, 19 Rue du Renard, 75 004 Paris, France; phone +33(0)1 53 01 90 30; fax +33(0)1 42 78 63 20.

Plasma Symposium, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 29 November - 3 December 1999, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Contact Francis Gitzhofer University of Sherbrooke, Plasma Technology Research Center, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1, Canada; phone 819-821-8000 x-3112; fax 819-821-7903.

Electrical Discharges for Lighting, 3 December 1999, London, UK. Contact IEE.