Monday, April 16, 2018 - Thursday, April 19, 2018
Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, USA




The invited and contributed papers will be published in RSI and grouped in a  RSI: Conference Collection which will be accessible from the RSI home page. These will be assembled under the name “Proceedings of the 22nd  Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics". The published papers will only be available electronically.

Submitted papers should include a description of new, innovative diagnostics and techniques as applied to high temperature plasmas, including new applications. The manuscript should be clearly focused on describing the instrument(s) and its performance.

Papers/manuscript should include sufficient details of the design, constraints, capability, with a supporting level of simulation and performance predictions (e.g. noise, signal levels, resolution, etc), especially when data may not be available at the time of the conference.

The following will NOT be accepted as a manuscript/paper but may be presented as a poster:

  • Laboratory reports
  • Status reports
  • Designs without supporting simulations
  • General overviews or plans
  • Recent existing/published design(s)
  • Relocation of an existing system
  • Already published material
  • Detailed scientific results discussions (which would be more appropriate for physics journals)

Reviews will be accepted for invited talks, which are intended to be overviews.

Submitting a paper is NOT mandatory to present a poster or give a talk at the conference, but encouraged.

Note, however, that a poster/talk must be presented in order to be included in the Proceedings.

All papers will be refereed by 2 experts.

The maximum lengths of the papers will be 9 pages for invited talks and 5 pages for contributed (posters).  All lengths of papers must be within these limits.

The AIP/RSI manuscript submission website will open on April 2nd 2018. 

The deadline for submitting a paper is Monday April 16th 2018 (beginning of conference). A few days delay in submission of manuscripts will be acceptable but none will be accepted after Monday May 7th 2018.

The manuscript must be submitted in good scientific American English; this is the author's responsibility. Resources are available at AIP (AIP Author services) to help authors to create good papers.

Templates can be found here (in WORD and RevTEX formats) . These templates
can be used to ESTIMATE your manuscript length. They also include general guidelines.