year's Innovative Confinement Concepts workshop (ICC 2004) was held
May 25–28 at the Monona
Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The
registered attendance was 151 persons.
This workshop provided
a forum for an exchange of ideas through
presentations and discussions on the science and status of Innovative
Confinement Concept research, and to provide feedback from the ICC
community to the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science. The program
was organized as a series of sessions on scientific topics. In addition
to invited talks on these topics, contributed papers were presented
on experimental, theoretical, and computational work on ICCs. A
"skunkworks" session was included for highly speculative
ideas. Comments on the workshop or suggestions regarding the organization
of future workshops are welcome and can be sent to Bick
The next ICC
workshop will be held January 10-13, 2006 at the
University of Texas-Austin. Detailed information will be available
the future. The proceedings of the previous two workshops are available
online at ICC
2003 (Seattle, WA) and ICC
2002 (College Park, MD).
arrangements were provided by the University
of Wisconsin-Madison plasma physics community.