The 20th European Fusion Physics Workshop (EFPW20) will take place from 3 to 5 December 2012 at the Hotel Vila Galé in Ericeira, Portugal (close to Lisbon), and is hosted by the Association EURATOM - Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The title of this year’s workshop is "Power Exhaust in Fusion Devices: from Conventional to Innovative Solutions".

The STAC has agreed on the following session topics and proposed Session Chairs:

  1. Power exhaust issues for ITER and DEMO: Emmanuelle Tsitrone (CEA)
  2. Advances in technologies for power exhaust solutions: Michael Rieth (KIT)
  3. Innovative exhaust magnetic configurations (snow flake, super-x, etc ...): William Morris (CCFE)
  4. Liquid metal plasma facing components: Giuseppe Mazzitelli (ENEA)
  5. Integrated modelling of plasma exhaust: Marco Wischmeier (IPP)

Participants should plan to arrive during the afternoon/evening of Sunday, 2 December. The workshop is scheduled to finish around lunchtime on 5 December. Most participants should therefore be able to depart that day.

IPFN will offer a visit to the nearby Mafra National Palace on Wednesday afternoon (from 14:00 to 15:30). Transfers to Lisbon airport will be provided after the visit (estimated airport arrival time: 4 pm).

Transport from/to the Lisbon airport will only be provided on Sunday, 2nd December afternoon/evening and Wednesday, 5th December afternoon (not included in the registration fee).

Preliminary transfer schedule Arrival
  • 2 December - 13:45, 15:50, 17:30, 19:30, 21:00, 22:30 and 23:30.
  • 5 December- 11:30, 12:30, 14:00 (visit to Mafra palace) and 19:00.
  • 6 December - 5:00, 6:00 and 9:00.
Hotel View

The workshop will take place in the Hotel Vila Galé in Ericeira, a small town by the sea near Lisbon. Accommodation and main meals for workshop participants will also be provided at the Hotel. Shuttle-bus transfer from and to the airports will be arranged for participants on the official arrival and departure days as requested on the registration forms. For additional requests and information please contact Mrs Helena Desidério (hdesiderio.lisboa [AT]

Internet access will be available in the congress room and in the hotel lobby. 90 rooms have been reserved for workshop participants. Extra nights before or after the workshop can be arranged on request by the local organizers.

The workshop fee of 480 Euros will cover your workshop attendance as well as accommodation (arrival 2 December, departure 5 December 2012) in single room (or single-occupancy double room) at Hotel Vila Galé and meals from dinner on Sunday, 2nd December* to lunch on Wednesday, 5th December. It also includes coffee breaks and conference services. The registration fee does not, however, include any other charges to your room and these must be settled separately with the hotel prior to departure.

Airport transfer will be organized on Sunday, 2nd December afternoon/evening and Wednesday, 5th December afternoon at a cost 60 € (both ways).

The accompanying-person fee of 200 Euros includes three nights accommodation, breakfast and dinners, but no lunches. This fee is also to be paid at the time of registration, along with the participant’s registration fee.

Please transfer your workshop fee until 5 November 2012 to:

Viagens Abreu, S.A.
Bank Name: Banco Millenium BCP
Bank Address: Direcção Corporate Norte 2, R. Júlio Dinis 713, 2º Andar, 4050 - 320 Porto
IBAN - PT50 0033 0000 00000231320 83
NIB - 0033 0000 00000231320 83

*Dinner on Sunday will be served up to 10:30 pm

Please register online HERE.

The deadline for registration is 2 November 2012.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs. Helena Desidério (hdesiderio.lisboa [AT]

The detailed workshop agenda is available Here (minor changes might still be necessary).

Scientific workshop secretary
Dr. Wolfgang ZWINGMANN

European Commission
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Unit K6 - Fusion Association Agreements
1049 Brussels
Tel.: +32 (0)2 29 81435
Fax: +32 (0)2 29 64252
email: wolfgang.zwingmann[AT]
Local contact
Carlos Silva

Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Av. Rovisco, Pais, 1040-001 Lisboa
Tel.:+351 218417696
Fax.:+351 218417819
email: csilva[AT]
Accomodation and travel
Mrs. Helena Desidério

Viagens Abreu - Helena Desidério
Av. 25 de Abril 2 - Edifício Abreu
2799-556 Linda-a-Velha - Portugal
Departamento de Congressos
Fax: + 351 21 415 63 83
Email: hdesiderio.lisboa[AT]