The conferences and symposia listed below are organised by national or international bodies for which NEA co-sponsorship or co-operation has been granted.
|10-13 February||ENS PIME 2008 (Public Information Materials Exchange)|
PIME, the conference on Public Information Materials Exchange, is the annual international workshop for public information specialists active in the nuclear energy field. The objective of these conferences is to enhance the professional skills and knowledge of communications professionals from the nuclear community (research centres, regulators, industry, government, etc).
|Organiser||European Nuclear Society (ENS)|
|Where||Prague, Czech Republic|
|24-28 February||Waste Management 2008|
The annual waste management conferences began in the early 1970s and have become internationally regarded as the premier meetings of the nuclear waste management industry. WM2008 included papers describing research, development and operational experience over the complete spectrum of nuclear waste activities.
|Where||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|8-9 April||ENA 2008 – European Nuclear Assembly|
The ENA focuses on political, economic and strategic energy issues. The invited speakers represent the full scope of nuclear industry activities, both in Europe and worldwide, and the regulatory processes within the European institutions.
11th International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-11) and Radiation Protection and Shielding Topical (RPS-2008)
This meeting will provide a forum for experts world-wide relative to the scientific, technological and engineering issues associated with radiation shielding in broad nuclear energy systems, accelerator facilities, space and general environments. It is one of the premier international radiation shielding relevant events, regularly drawing some 250 of world's top scientists. For the second time, this event will be combined with the equivalent ANS Topical covering a similar scope as ICRS-11.
Georgia Institute of Technology – Nuclear Research Center
|Where||Callaway Gardens, Georgia, USA|
|18-22 May||NESTet 2008 – Nuclear Engineering Science and Technology - Education and Training|
Nestet 2008 will be dedicated to networking in nuclear education and training across the fields of engineering science and technology. This conference is designed to facilitate the exchange of information, collaboration and the sharing of best practices in nuclear education and training in engineering science and technology.
|Organiser||European Nuclear Society (ENS)|
|19-23 May||International Conference 'ATALANTE 2008' - Nuclear Fuel Cycle for a Sustainable Future|
|The ATALANTE 2008 conference will cover fundamental and applied scientific topics regarding nuclear fuel cycles for the future.|
|Organiser||French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)|
|25-30 May||13th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry|
This symposium is held approximately every three years to provide a forum for the interchange of state-of-the-art techniques, databases and standardisation of radiation metrology. The symposium will be of value to those involved in reactor dosimetry, including researchers, manufacturers and representatives from industry, utilities and regulatory agencies.
|26-30 May||Women in Nuclear Global 2008 Annual Meeting - Nuclear Revival: Maintaining Key Comptencies|
The potential n uclear revival poses a crucial challenge for keys competencies replacement:
|Organiser||Women in Nuclear France, in co-operation with the Société française d'énergie nucléaire|
|15-20 June||International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity|
|This conference will cover the acquisition of basic scientific knowledge as well as identifying new societal needs and requirements for regulators and industry. This will include predicting the consequences of all sources of radioactivity: industrial, (enhanced) natural, accidental and potential.|
|Organiser||Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) and the Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN)|
|25-27 June||ISOE European ALARA Symposium on Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Facilities|
|This ISOE symposium is organised to provide a regional forum to promote information exchange of ideas and management approaches to maintaining occupational radiation exposures "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA). It is designed to meet the needs of nuclear utility and regulatory authority professionals with responsibilities in the areas of occupational radiation exposure control and health physics.|
|Organiser||Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) and the ISOE North American Technical Centre|
|7-11 September||PSA 2008 - ANS International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis|
The conference will address several topics regarding probabilistic safety assessments:
|Organiser||American Nuclear Society (ANS)|
|Where||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
PHYSOR-2008 – International Conference on the Physics of Reactors
This conference will provide a forum for world-wide experts in reactor physics, nuclear power plant design and related technologies to discuss most recent developments, both analytical and experimental, in areas such as nuclear safety, advanced systems, high-performance computing, research reactors, and non-power nuclear applications.
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Swiss Nuclear Society (SGK/SOSIN/SNS)
|16-18 September||Fault Zones: Structure, Geomechanics and Fluid Flow|
|With recent advances in subsurface, modelling and field-based studies, this conference aims to bring together a diverse range of scientists interested in fault growth, fault zone properties and their effects on other processes such as fluid flow and earthquake processes.|
|Organiser||The Geological Society of Britain|
|20-26 September||IYNC 2008 – International Youth Nuclear Congress|
|The primary purpose of the congress is to transfer knowledge from the current generation of leading scientists and engineers to the next generation. Scientific, political, public and corporate views regarding the development of different nuclear issues were presented to provide comprehensive discussions on all sides of the subject. Since it is the youth who will go on to deal with all nuclear prospects and challenges in the future, open and candid commentary from this younger generation is encouraged.|
|Organiser||Swiss Young Generation/International Youth Nuclear Congress|
|28 September-2 October||Decommissioning Challenges: An Industrial Reality?|
This conference will provide a forum for discussing the regulatory, social, scientific and technical aspects of decontamination, decommissioning and associated material and waste management and site/building reuse. The conference programme will include commercial, government and international projects updates and present project management, technology and regulatory developments and improvements along with feedback on experience.
|Organiser||Société française d'énergie nucléaire (SFEN)|
|1-3 October||TOPSAFE 2008 - International Topical Meeting on Safety of Nuclear Installations|
This conference will provide a forum for addressing the current status and future perspectives with regard to safety at nuclear installations worldwide. The following topics will be covered: safety issues of operating power plants; safety issues for future power plants; safety issues for research reactors (pool type and others); fuel cycle facilities safety; safety issues concerning uranium mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel production, reprocessing, waste disposal and transmutation.
|Organiser||Croatian Nuclear Society|
|19-23 October||Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting 2008|
The conference will provide for an exchange of information and data on fuel performance and fuel safety issues based on recent experimental work and on operating experience. Additional aspects included in the conference programme are: nuclear core design; fuel modelling and analysis; fuel cycle and spent fuel storage. The conference is a forum for industry, safety institutions and technical support organisations to gather key information and discuss its relevance and its best use for improved fuel behaviour and safety modelling.
|Organiser||Korean Nuclear Society|
|Where||Seoul, Republic of Korea|
|19-24 October||IRPA 12 – 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association|
The congress will focus on three major areas:
|Organiser||Argentine Radiation Protection Society|
|Where||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|21-24 October||Tenth Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation|
|Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) technology is expected to be one of the key technologies used to alleviate the burden on geological disposal sites for nuclear waste. This is one of a series of information exchange meetings to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T.|
|Organiser||OECD Nuclear Energy Agency|
2008 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 radiological 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 Technical Centres|
LOWRAD 2008 - Seventh International Meeting on the Effects of Low Doses of Radiation in Biological Systems: New Perspectives on Human Exposure
This workshop will address radiological protection science and effects of exposure to low dose and low dose rate radiation.
|Organiser||Portugese Nuclear and Technological Institute (ITN)|
Last reviewed: 12 January 2011