Participants were asked to categorize their presentations by the areas of configuration improvement (magnetic fusion and inertial fusion) and/or the areas of plasma science, which can be addressed by small plasma experiments. Of course, any improvement must be achieved while maintaining adequate confinement.
Abstracts were submitted via the website by Friday, April 4, 2008. The submission designated one or two categories addressed by the paper (A1 through E10). Authors whose abstracts were selected for oral presentations were notified mid-May 2008. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation were presented as posters.