With the beginning of the ITER construction, fusion research worldwide will be more focused on activities in support of the physics and technology of fusion grade devices. The small fusion devices community is looking forward to contribute to the new challenges ahead. The mutual interest expressed in recent years by the groups working in small fusion devices and in the leading fusion devices for finding new opportunities for collaboration has stimulating the small devices fusion community to identifying means for developing research activities that can make an impact in the direction of developing the knowledge base for fusion grade reactors construction and operation.
    The IAEA is continuing to support and collaborate with the small fusion devices community through this meeting series' aiming at stimulate new synergies which can contribute to better streamline the research outputs to the mainstream fusion research.
    Besides contributing to develop research capability in specific fusion topics of major interest the IAEA also stimulates the education of young scientists through projects with the small fusion devices community which gathers a vast human patrimony of recognized senior scientists and fusion experts able to transmit their experience and motivate the younger generations.


The meeting will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, and poster contributions, presented in specific thematic sessions, and a summary session. The submitted abstracts will be selected by the International Advisory Committee.
It is foreseen that Invited talks will be 30 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion and contributed oral papers will be given 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion.

The official language of the meeting is English (no translation will be provided).

The meeting will start at 09:00 on 25 September 2008 and close by 16:30 on 27 September 2009.

A summary of the meeting, including recommendations, will be approved during the Summary session.