The current status of the field of plasma researched has been mapped in a special collection of articles for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, published by IOP Publishing.
The collection has been compiled by Uwe Czarnetzki of the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He has devoted his working life to the science and applications of plasmas.
A video interview with Physics World, Czarnetzki , in which he explains how plasmas are a key ingredient in many of the technologies that have helped to shape the modern world, including lighting and the production of computer chips, is available here: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/2012/jun/07/plasma-road-map-navigates-the-field
The 2012 Plasma Roadmap is available here: http://iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/45/25/253001/article