Co-sponsored meetings and conferences

The conferences and symposia listed below are either organised by the NEA or by national or international bodies for which NEA co-sponsorship or co-operation has been granted.



2007 International ISOE ALARA Symposium


The international ISOE symposium is organised to provide a global forum to promote the exchange of ideas and management approaches to maintaining occupational radiation exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). The purpose is for radiation protection professionals to exchange dose reduction practices and lessons learned globally to assure safe and efficient operation of the global power reactor fleet. The symposium will feature technical papers and exhibits on the latest approaches in work management, dose control, remote monitoring and dose measurement.

Organiser ISOE North American Technical Centre
Where Orlando, Florida, USA
23-25 January

International Symposium: Safety Cases for Deep Disposal of Radioactive Waste - Where do we stand?


The international symposium aims to share practical experiences on preparing for, developing, and documenting a safety case for geologic disposal both at the technical and managerial level. The symposium attempts to measure the relevance of the international contribution in this field and will highlight the international and national progress made since an earlier symposium in 1989. The audience will be drawn from technical specialists, decisions makers and senior management from waste agencies, regulatory and scientific bodies as well as from stakeholders.


OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Where Paris, France
11-15 February PIME 2007

PIME, the conference on Public Information Materials Exchange, is the annual meeting place for professional nuclear communicators from all around the world.

Organiser European Nuclear Society
Where Milano, Italy
25 February -1 March WM ’07 – Waste Management Symposium
  WM’07 - nuclear waste management industry’s premier annual international conference - featured world leaders speaking on the pressing issues facing waste management in 2007 and beyond.
Organiser WM Symposia, Inc., an Arizona non-profit corporation and hosted by the University of Arizona.
Where Tucson, Arizona, USA

M&C + SNA 2007: Joint International Topical Meeting on Mathematics & Computations and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications


The joint meeting will provide an international review of the status and trends of research and applications in the field of numerical simulation and physical modelling for classical and advanced nuclear concepts, including the role and benefits of high-performance computing.


University of California, Berkeley

Where Monterey, California, USA

ND-2007 – International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology


This meeting is one in a series of nuclear data conferences organised every three years. The conference provides an opportunity for the data community to get together and to discuss the needs and the use of nuclear data in traditional and advanced application areas.


OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Where Nice, France

ICAPP 2007 - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants

  The 2007 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants will be the opportunity for a detailed and in-depth discussion on the latest innovations covering the full spectrum of the Nuclear Power Plants issues, from design and construction to operation and maintenance, safety, structures, materials, human factors and so on. It will be in line with the previous fruitful ICAPP congresses.
Organiser French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN)
Where Nice Acropolis, France
28 May-
1 June

ICNC 2007 - 8th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety

  The main topical areas for ICNC 2007 are: standards and methodology for criticality safety; critical and sub-critical experiments; critical and sub-critical benchmark evaluation; criticality safety design and control; development of criticality codes and methods; evaluation of nuclear data used in criticality safety calculations; burn-up credit; assessment of criticality accidents; emergency response and training.

Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom)
Russian Federation State Scientific Center
State Regional Education Centre
Restec Exhibition Company


St.Petersburg, Russia


IAEA Symposium on Non-Electric Applications Of Nuclear Power: Seawater Desalination, Hydrogen Production and other Industrial Applications


The main objectives of the symposium is to update information on R&D work related to:

  1. Advances in nuclear hydrogen production and coupling to nuclear power plants.
  2. Advances in nuclear desalination and coupling to nuclear power plants.
  3. Advances in other nuclear process heat applications.
  4. Economic assessment of process heat applications using alternative energy sources.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Where Oarai, Japan
26-31 August 2007 IEEE 8th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the HPRCT 13th Annual Meeting

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment (HPRCT) are conducting a joint conference that will:

  • provide an expanded list of technical offerings to meeting attendees;
  • provide greater exposure to current activities being carried out in the areas of human factors, human reliability, and human performance management and improvement;
  • offer more training opportunities; and
  • enable more networking with colleagues and contact development opportunities.
Organiser Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment (HPRCT)
Where Monterey, California, USA
2-6 September ICEM ’07 – 11th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management

ICEM’07 is the eleventh in a series of biennial international conferences on environmental remediation and radioactive waste management. The major programme tracks are:

  • Low/Intermediate-Level (L/ILW) Radioactive Waste Management;
  • Spent Fuel, Fissile, Transuranic (TRU) and High-Level Waste (HLW) Management;
  • Facility Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D);
  • Environmental Remediation (ER);
  • Crosscutting, Institutional and Stakeholder Environmental Management Issues (EM);
  • Global Partnering (GP) and Multi-National Programmes.
Organiser American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Where Bruges, Belgium
9-13 September GLOBAL ’07 – Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems
  GLOBAL 2007 will focus on future nuclear energy systems and fuel cycles. With the likelihood of significant new nuclear build, it is a pivotal time for nuclear energy research. It will highlight recent developments in the areas of: advanced integrated fuel cycle concepts, spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, advanced reprocessing technology, advanced fuels and materials, advanced waste management technology, novel concepts for waste disposal and repository development, advanced reactors, partitioning and transmutation, developments in nuclear non-proliferation technology, policy, and implementation; sustainability and expanded global utilisation of nuclear energy; international collaboration on nuclear energy.


Idaho National Laboratory
Where Boise, Idaho, USA
16-20 September

European Nuclear Congress


The purpose of the ENC is to gather the European nuclear scientific and technical community, in order to show its progress and favour exchanges between its members and all nuclear specialists in the world.


European Nuclear Society (ENS), in co-operation with the American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Where Brussels, Belgium
1-5 October

INLA Congress 2007 (International Nuclear Law Association)


This biannual international congress aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the many legal problems and issues related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to strengthen co-operation between jurists around the world who are concerned with nuclear legislation.  The major topics on the congress agenda are: nuclear safety - new regulatory directions; nuclear liability and insurance - the post revision agenda; radiological protection and radioactive sources; radioactive waste management and environmental issues; nuclear security; Euratom Treaty - 50th anniversary; current non-proliferation  issues; international nuclear trade and "new build"- questions for the global legal regime.

Organiser International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)

Brussels, Belgium

8-10 October Workshop on Uncertainty Assessment in Computational Dosimetry, A Comparison of Approaches

Participants in this workshop will discuss the outcomes of a questionnaire on the expression of uncertainties in dosimetry measurements and calculations and the results of a series of proposed problems of relevance in the field of radiation dosimetry. The workshop is organised as part of European Union 6th Framework Programme CONRAD project.

Organiser ENEA Bologna (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment)
Where Bologna, Italy
15-17 October International Conference on Radioactive Waste Disposal – Geological Repositories: A Common Objective, A Variety of Paths

The main objective of this conference is to take stock of international political and strategic developments that have taken place in recent years in the field of geological disposal of radioactive waste. The scope of the conference consists of looking at the different political and societal approaches that are being explored or implemented worldwide.

Organiser National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra)
Where Berne, Switzerland
15-18 October IAEA Second International Symposium on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management

The objectives of the symposium will be to:

  • emphasise the role of plant life management (PLiM) programmes in assuring safe and
    reliable NPP operation;
  • provide a forum for information exchange on national and international policies, regulatory practices, safety culture and application in ageing management and PLiM programmes;
  • promote key elements and good practices related to safety aspects of ageing management
    and long-term operation; and
  • identify progress on ageing management and PLiM processes since the first international
    symposium held in November 2002.
Organiser International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Shanghai, China