The objective of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) is to exchange information on design, construction and operation of fusion experiments and on the technology for present fusion machines, the next step and future power plants. With the construction of ITER now starting, fusion research is making a big step forward. ITER, with its demanding requirements, is expected to be a major topic on this symposium. SOFT includes oral and poster presentations as well as an industrial and R&D exhibition.

The expected attendance is up to 1,000 delegates from all over the world, active in university and research laboratories on subjects dealing with fusion devices, especially with the construction of ITER, as well as in industrial manufacturing. Scientists, engineers, developers, users and students are offered an opportunity to exchange views, visions and experience and to establish fruitful business contacts.

HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium will attend the conference

We have the honour and pleasure to announce that HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium will attend the opening session of our conference.
In order to hold this ceremony in a quiet manner, we kindly ask you to be seated in the lecture room before the arrival of the Prince. Therefore, we kindly request you to be on time in the room (i.e. before 8:30 am) on Monday 24 September 2012.
For a smooth and complete registration process on time, the registration desk at the Palais des Congrès will be open until 10 pm on Sunday and from 7:30 am on Monday morning.


The working language of the SOFT is English.

Key dates

Mark your agendas... The countdown has started!

- Deadline extension for abstracts: 15 April 2012
- Notification to authors: 1 June 2012
- Early registration deadline: 1 July 2012
- Deadline full paper: 14 September 2012
- Event: 24-28 September 2012