14th International Workshop on Plasma Edge Theory in Fusion Devices

Important Dates

27 March 2013 Deadline for submission of abstracts
5 May 2013 Information to contributors
31 May 2013 Reduced price registration deadline
30 June 2013 Deadline for registration
15 July 2013 Deadline for hotel reservation
23 September 2013 Deadline for manuscripts
23-25 September 2013 Workshop




The participants are kindly asked to pay the fee by a bank transfer. Here are the account details:

Account number: PL 28 1240 6292 1111 0010 4906 3728.

Account owner: Instytut Fizyki Plazmy i Laserowej Mikrosyntezy, ul. Hery 23, 01 497 Warszawa, Polska

Bank branch: PEKAO S.A. Oddział w Warszawie, Krucza 24/26 str., 00-950 Warszawa


IBAN code: PL

Workshop registration fee

Early registration (by 31 May 2013)

1300 PLN

Late registration (after 31 May 2013)

1500 PLN

Please remember to give the name of the participant and PET-14, the name of the workshop, as the reason for payment.

The payment of the registration fee must be free of bank charges to the receiver, i.e. all bank charges for effecting the international money transfer must be met by the remitter, including those imposed by the beneficiary’s agents Bank Pekao SA. This must be explicitly stated when authorizing the international money transfer order.

The fee covers the costs of lunches, coffee breaks, social events, book of abstracts and proceedings (publishing cost included). The invoice will be sent on request.

For the convenience of the Organizers, an accompanying person should be indicated on registration. Should she/he wish to attend the social events (welcome reception, banquet and an excursion) additional payment (400 PLN) would be necessary.

If a registration is cancelled by the 1st of June 2013 a full fee paid will be returned. In case of later cancellation there will be no reimbursement. A participant, however, can transfer his registration to a colleague from the same organisation and will be charged no extra fee for that.




The Book of Abstracts will be handed to the participants on the first day of the Workshop. The invited and accepted contributed papers will be included in the proceedings of the workshop and published in the journal “Contributions to Plasma Physics”. The expected length of contributions is 8 pages for invited and 5 pages in case of regular papers. The works will go through the usual refereeing process with publication envisaged in the mid of 2014.

The cost of publishing is already included in the workshop's fee. (There will be no additional charges.)



Social Programme

  • Welcome reception ─ “Dom Polonii”, Sunday evening, 22nd of September.

  • Banquet 24th of September (Tuesday) in the evening.

  • Excursion to Wawel, The Royal Castle and the Old Marketplace is planned on the 24th of September (Tuesday).




Participants are requested to choose and book a hotel room on their own. Two hotels, Pollera and Wyspiański (located 600700 m from the conference site and similar distance from the main train station Kraków Główny), are prepared to accommodate them. PET-14, the workshop's name, should always be mentioned on registration.


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single (double/twin) room price in PLN


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about 330 (390)

 In case of the “Pollera” hotel a room should be booked directly, either by an e mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or a phone call (+48 12 4221044) .

In case of the Wyspiański hotel participants are asked to fill the hotel booking form and send it by an e-mail to “INTERCRAC” tourist agency - the address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (booking at the hotel is not recommended, as it may be more expensive, if possible at all). A room may be paid for by a credit card. In such case this document must be filled too.

Approximately the same distance separates both hotels from the main train station Kraków Główny.



Travel information

By plane

The John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport offers many convenient airline connections with major destinations in Europe, such as: Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Verona, Vienna, Zurich and Warsaw. If you intend to take a plane to Warsaw, we recommend that you also fly to Krakow. Further information concerning the timetable as well as the airlines operating at the airport (among them there are also low-cost airlines: Ryanair, Wizzair and EasyJet) can be found at http://www.krakowairport.pl/en.

Transport from the airport

There are trains from Balice Airport to Kraków Główny (main train station). Trains operate from early morning till late in the evening (~22.20) and cost 12 PLN (likely less). For up to date information visit http://rozklad-pkp.pl/

By train

If you plan to travel by rail, please consult http://rozklad-pkp.pl/ . Kraków is one of Poland's most important rail junctions, and its main railway station (Kraków Główny) is situated in the city centre, close to the Old Town historic district. There is a shuttle service to and from the capital Warsaw (the 300-km trip takes three hours, non-stop).

By coach

There are cheap long-distance bus fares to Kraków available, e.g. Eurolines: http://www.eurolines.pl/en/home-page. The long-distance buses usually stop near Kraków Główny main train station.

By car

Krakow is located close to important roads, highways and at the crossroad of E 77 (linking the North with the South) and E 40 (linking the West with the East). In Poland, you are legally required to carry a warning triangle and fire extinguisher in your car. Much of central Kraków is pedestrianised and has parking restrictions.


To get to the hotels from Kraków Główny (main train station) the guests are advised to either enjoy their walk or take a taxi. Hotels, train station and workshop site are marked on the map http://goo.gl/maps/FLwZu.




The participants are asked to establish whether they need a visa (e.g. on the site http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/visa_free_countries ) and if so, apply for one in a Polish consular office. A formal invitation for visa applicants will be issued on request. The participants are advised to submit to the consular office all visa documents required at least 3 months before the workshop.




The royal capital for half a millennium, Cracow (Kraków) has witnessed and absorbed more history than any other Polish city. Moreover, it came through the last war unscathed, so it has retained a wealth of old architecture from different periods. The tallest structures on Cracow's skyline are not skyscrapers but the spires of old churches, the 20th century's impact having been confined to acid rain.

Yet Cracow is not a silent memorial to bygone events: it's a city alive with character and soul. Ringed by parkland, the Old Town is compact and utterly charming. The most important places in Cracow are the following: the Old Marketplace which is the largest medieval marketplace in Europe. Here you can find Sukiennice - Gothic shops, St. Mary’s Church (Kościół Mariacki) with beautiful interiors. Do not miss the opportunity to hear the hourly bugle-call sounded from the tower of St. Mary's Church. Wawel is another magic place in Cracow. It is fortified hill on which you can find the Cathedral (with the tombs of the Polish Kings, and the largest Polish bell - the Zygmunt’s Bell - on the tower) and the Royal Castle with beautiful rooms. Cracow has over 140 churches and monasteries; 75 villas, aristocratic buildings with at the head of them Wawel Royal Castle, more than 600 monuments, 11 Universities and Academies, the well-known Jagiellońska library with 3 million volumes, famous theatres, nearly 100 art galleries and 50 museums; these are the numbers, if it is possible to express in numbers a town which has been classified by UNESCO one of the basic monuments of the cultural world heritage.

Besides, Cracow is an excellent point for day trips to Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the Trail of Eagles Nests, a network of castles and castle ruins situated North of the city.

To learn more about Cracow see the map of the Cracow center http://krakow.zaprasza.net/mapy/ or follow the links http://www.krakow.pl/en or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w

Cracow Collage

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in the ancient Royal Polish Capital, Krakow, with the meetings taking place in an elegant XVIth century, renaissance town house (Dom Polonii) situated on the central square (Rynek Główny 14) of the old town.

Cracow Collage

Photo source: Wspólnota Polska

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