The Conference

Please note the following dates for your diary:

08 January – 22 February 2024

Abstract Submission

26 April 2024

Acceptance of abstract

27 April 2024

Registrations open (virtual participation)

27 April 2024

Registrations open (on-site participation)

02 August 2024

Early registration

23 August 2024

Late registration
General Reviews for DEMO, Power Plants and Plant Systems
  • General DEMO reviews and general concepts
  • Integrated design activities and related R&D
  • Balance of plant and thermodynamic cycles
  • Fusion power plant systems
Experimental Devices and Facilities for Fusion Research
  • Integrated description of experimental devices and facilities for fusion research (contributions on specific matters should be presented under the related topics)
  • General results from experimental devices
    • Integrated experimental results from fusion devices
    • Integration and feasibility issues for Long Pulse Operation
Plasma Heating and Current Drive
  • Systems and technologies for plasma heating, sustaining and control of plasma current
  • Power transmission and coupling to the plasma
  • Interaction with plasma edge
Plasma Engineering, Plasma Control, and CODAC
  • Plasma scenarios and integrated plasma control
  • Disruption mitigation and instabilities control
  • Plasma control systems
  • Control, Data Acquisition, and Communication Systems
  • Remote participation
  • Design, construction, commissioning, and exploitation of diagnostic equipment at facilities for fusion research
Magnets, Cryogenics and Electrical Systems
  • Research and development of magnets for fusion facilities
  • High-temperature superconductors technology
  • Magnet cooling systems
  • High Voltage technologies, electrical insulation and fault prevention
  • Power supply systems for magnets and heating and current drives
  • Electrical power systems
  • Electrical technologies
Plasma-Facing Components
  • First Wall, with particular emphasis on divertor, limiters, high flux protection structures
  • High heat flux removal methods
  • Related development of high heat flux materials
  • ITER Shielding Blanket
Vessel/in-vessel Engineering and Remote Handling
  • Core systems engineering
  • Vessel design
  • Integration of in-vessel and ex-vessel components
  • Remote handling
Fuel Cycle and Breeding Blankets
  • Development of the fuel cycle (inner and outer cycle, fueling, vacuum pumping technology, tritium transport analysis).
  • Design, analyses (thermo-hydraulics, neutronic, structural, etc.) and R&D of Breeding Blanket Systems (incl. Test Blanket Modules and Systems in ITER)
  • Related components and materials (i.e. breeders, neutron multipliers)
Materials Technology
  • Structural materials and functional coatings
  • Technology of producing and testing of materials
  • Material modelling
  • Design rules and standards, including neutron effects, etc.
Safety and Environment, Socio-economic studies and Technology Transfer
  • Safety and environmental issues of fusion power plant and fusion facilities
  • Socio-economic impact of fusion development
  • Role of fusion in future carbon-free energy mix
  • Transfer of technology and spin-offs created by fusion-related research
  • Waste management
  • Regulation and licensing
Non-magnetic fusion technologies
  • Laser fusion and alternative proposals
The Helix

The Helix DCU is a unique conference and event venue in North Dublin, located at Dublin City University.

Get directions:

Information on how to get to The Helix can be found here.

Ali Benmoussa

European Commission, Belgium

Barbara Bolger

Conference Secretary, DCU

Beatriz Branas


Sandra Clarke

Fáilte Ireland

Christian Day

KIT, Germany

Renaud Dejarnac

IPP, Czech Republic

Sean Duke

Comms and Marketing, DCU

Jennifer Egan

Chair LOC, DCU

Ursel Fantz

IPP, Germany

Walter Fietz

KIT, Germany

Elena Gaio

CNR Consorzio RFX, Italy

André Grosman

CEA / IRFM, France

Sarah Hayes

Conference Secretary, LOC, DCU

Martin Hron

IPP, Czech Republic

Angel Ibarra


Regina Knitter

KIT, Germany

Eliza Koslinski

Conference Secretary, DCU

Marie Leahy

Comms and Marketing, DCU

Christian Linsmeier

FZJ, Germany

Philippe Moreau

CEA, France

Deborah O’Connell

Co-chair and Director of NCSPT, DCU

Tonči Tadić

RBI, Croatia

Angelo Tuccillo

ENEA, Italy

Miles Turner

DCU, Ireland

Miles Turner

Co-chair LOC and Head IOC, DCU