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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will organize the second Technical Meeting on Fusion Data Processing, Validation and Analysis from 30 May to 02 June, 2017, in Cambridge, MA USA. The meeting will be hosted by the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).


The objective of the meeting is to provide a platform where a set of topics relevant to fusion data processing, validation and analysis are discussed with the view of extrapolation needs to next step fusion devices such as ITER. The validation and analysis of experimental data obtained from diagnostics used to characterize fusion plasmas are crucial for a knowledge based understanding of the physical processes governing the dynamics of these plasmas. The meeting will aim at fostering, in particular, discussions of research and development results that set out or underline trends observed in the current major fusion confinement devices.

General information on the IAEA, including its mission and organization, can be found at the IAEA website.


Uncertainty quantification (UQ)
Model selection, validation, and verification (V&V)
Probability theory and statistical analysis
Inverse problems & equilibrium reconstruction
Integrated data analysis
Real time data analysis
Machine learning
Signal/image processing & pattern recognition
Experimental design and synthetic diagnostics
Data management

Click here for IAEA information on meeting topics for 2017 meeting in Cambridge, MA-USA

Click here for IAEA information on meeting topics from the 2015 meeting in Nice, France.




Nathan Howard (Chair) - MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

Martin Greenwald (Local Coordinator) - MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

Jessica Coco (Meeting Administrator) - MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center





February 1, 2017

Abstract Submission and Registration Begins

February 27, 2017 (For Visa Travelers) - Now Extended to March 17, 2017

- Deadline to Submit Request for Letter of Invitation

March 17, 2017

Deadline for Abstract Submission

March 31, 2017

Deadline to Submit Participation Forms A, B and C

May 30, 2017

Meeting Begins

Deadline to Purchase Banquet Tickets

June 30, 2017

Deadline for Paper Submission: Special issue of the journal Fusion Science and Technology