4th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas

The official website to the 4th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (ICPDP4) is finally here. The conference will take place in Orleans (France) 130 km south of Paris during 13-17th of June, 2005. Complex Plasma Laboratory in a group of 8 people attended the ICPDP3 in 2002 (Brian & wife, Neil & wife, Sergey, Alex, Nathan, Felix) and had a really good time in Durban. Although the last conference is hard to top, everyone is already looking forward to the trip to Orleans.

As in the previous conferences in this series (ICPDP1 - Goa of India, ICPDP2 - Hakone of Japan, ICPDP3 - Durban of South Africa), ICPDP4 will focus on wide range of dusty and complex plasma physics phenomena including:

  1. Strongly Coupled Dusty plasmas
  2. Dusty Plasmas in Astrophysics and Cosmology
  3. Dusty Plasmas in the Solar System
  4. Dusty Plasmas in the Mesosphere
  5. Dusty Plasma Diagnostics
  6. Dusty Plasmas in Laboratory
  7. Dusty Plasmas in Industry


The deadline for

The registration fee covers:

  • All Conference Services
  • The Welcome Reception
  • The Official Excursion
  • Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks
  • The Conference Abstracts
  • The Conference Proceedings

but does not cover accomodation (around 39 -115 Euros per night), transport, meals and the conference banquet.

The Conference will include both Oral and Poster presentations. The Oral lectures will be divided in three categories:

  • Overview Lectures (35 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)
  • Topical Review Lectures (25 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)
  • Contributed Talks (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)
  • Three Poster sessions (during the afternoons)

Abstract submission

Participants are asked to submit one-page abstract of their contribution before January 1st, 2005. All contributions will be evaluated by the Programme Committee on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Most of the contributed papers will be accepted for poster presentation and only a limited number will be selected for oral presentation. Authors will be notified of the Programme Committee's decision before January 31st, 2005. A book of Abstracts will be available at the Conference.

Abstracts have to be prepared according to the following instructions (Templates - PDF RTF):

  • Maximum length: 1 page
  • Page size: A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
  • Margin (top, bottom, left, right): 2.5 cm
  • Title: Times, bold, 14pt, Titlecase, centered
  • Authors: Times, normal, 12pt, lowercase, centered, main author underlined
  • Affiliations: Times, italic, 12pt, lowercase, centered, superscript 1,2,3 ...
  • Text: Times, normal, 12pt, lowercase, justified
  • Acceptable formats: Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Authors must ensure that their figures are suitable for black and white printing. Moderate-size files will be appreciated (less than 2MB).


Felix Cheung


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