Co-sponsored meetings and conferences

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

2009

14-16 January ISOE North American ALARA Symposium/EPRI Radiation Protection Conference
 

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. The objective is for participants to exchange occupational dose reduction practices and lessons learnt to improve occupational radiation protection in nuclear power facilities worldwide. The conference will also provide a forum for information exchange between vendors and other members of the industry.

Organisers

Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE); ISOE North American Technical Centre, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Where Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
URL http://hps.ne.uiuc.edu/natcisoe/
   
8-11 February 2009 Public Information Materials Exchange (PIME) Meeting
 

The 2009 PIME conference will address how to adapt to societal changes and address issues related to a possible nuclear renaissance. The PIME conferences address internal as well as external communication and cover all civil uses of nuclear technologies.

Organisers European Nuclear Society
Where Edinburgh, United Kingdom
URL www.euronuclear.org/events/pime.htm
   
23-27 February Control and Management of Occasional Radioactive Materials in Scrap Metal
 

The objective of the conference is to exchange international experience gained in recent years in the control and management of radioactive material that has been inadvertently diverted into scrap metal streams. To promote good practices to prevent inadvertent diversion of radioactive material and to elaborate further upon existing international recommendations and, as needed, to develop new recommendations and guidance.

Organisers Spanish Nuclear Safety Council in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Tarragona, Spain
URL

http://www-ns.iaea.org/meetings/rw-summaries/tarragona-2009.asp?s=10&l=80

   
5-9 April Sixth ANS International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT)
 

I&C and HMI (ICHMI) technologies provide enabling capabilities that not only strongly influence plant performance and operational costs but also significantly contribute to dependable safety. Conference topics address the challenges and opportunities associated with effective use of these technologies for existing plant modernization, new plant implementation, and advanced plant development. The present emphasis on resolving licensing uncertainty for digital systems promises notable discussion of current practice, recent experience, technology innovation, and emerging solutions. NPIC&HMIT 2009 will also feature a technical exhibit by vendors of ICHMI equipment and services.

This meeting will bring leading I&C and Human Factors experts together with nuclear power plant commercial operators and system vendors. NPIC & HMIT 2009 will feature additional emphasis on new construction of reactors around the world.

Organiser American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Where Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
URL http://npic-hmit2009.org
   
20-22 April International Ministerial Conference "Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century"
 

The objectives of the conference are to provide a forum for discussion among high-level participants from a large number of countries about the role of nuclear power in meeting energy demands in a sustainable manner; to discuss the different aspects of, and conditions for, the development of nuclear power in developing and developed countries; and to discuss the interrelationship between nuclear energy as well as the use of resources and the environment.

The conference will enable many interested governments and other parties to present and discuss the future role of nuclear energy by making presentations on their national positions. The conference will also include sessions to discuss major issues such as energy resources and the environment; what technology is available now and is expected to be available in the near future and what the long-term perspectives are; infrastructure development and support for countries considering introducing nuclear power; and reliable fuel supply, spent fuel and waste management.

The OECD Secretary-General will be a keynote speaker at the opening of the conference. The NEA Director-General will chair the first session and also present the Nuclear Energy Outlook (NEO). This conference is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency and hosted by the Chinese Government.

Organiser International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Beijing, China
URL www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35252
   
3-7 May M&C-2009 – International Conference on Advances in Mathematics, Computational Methods and Reactor Physics
  The purpose of the conference is to provide an international forum for providing 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.
Organiser ANS Mathematics and Computation Division
Where Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
URL http://local.ans.org/ne-ny/topical_2009_neny.html
   
10-14 May International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP ’09)
 

The congress will bring together international experts of the nuclear industry involved in operation, development, building, regulation and research related to nuclear power plants. The program will cover the full spectrum of nuclear power plant issues, from design, deployment and construction of plants to research and development of future designs and advanced systems. It is expected to cover lessons learned from power, research and demonstration reactors, from over 50 years of experience with operation and maintenance, structures, materials, technical specifications, human factors, system design and reliability.

Organiser Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ)
Where Tokyo, Japan
URL www.icapp09.org/
   
19-23 May European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF ‘09)
 

The European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (enygf09) will gather young nuclear science and technology specialists from all over Europe. The aims of the forum are to:
• promote science, engineering and communication in the field of the peaceful uses of nuclear technology;
• promote knowledge exchange between the older and younger generations;
• train and encourage new leaders;
• attract young people to the nuclear field and encourage them to stay in the field; and
• create a platform for career development and networking among the young people.

The forum will seek to expand and strengthen the young generation’s networking with other professionals and offer the opportunity to meet the most important nuclear experts and policy makers in the EU. Additionally, it will organize discussions on relevant current issues related to nuclear new build in Europe (new projects and designs) tackling technical aspects which deal with safety and waste management, and topics focusing on social aspects such as communication, transparency as well as human resources.

Organiser Spanish Nuclear Young Generation
Where Córdoba, Spain
URL www.enygf09.org
   
June 2009 ISOE International ALARA Symposium
 

This international ISOE symposium is organised to provide a global 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. The objective is for participants to exchange occupational dose reduction practices and lessons learnt to improve occupational radiation protection in nuclear power facilities worldwide. The conference will also provide a forum for information exchange between vendors and other members of the industry.

Organisers

Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE), IAEA ISOE Technical Centre

Where Vienna, Austria
URL

http://www.isoe-network.net/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=364&Itemid=122

   
4-6 June Second International Youth Conference on Energetics (IYCE2009)
 

The goal of the event is to provide opportunity for young researchers (undergraduate, MSc, PhD students and other young professionals) in the field of energetics and power engineering to present their work in an international forum. The conference hosts the 2009 ENEN European Symposium as well. Plenary sessions will be organised as well as oral and poster sessions to offer a wide platform for discussions and experience exchange.

Organiser The Student’s Association of Energy (SAE) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Where Budapest, Hungary
URL www.iyce2009.org/
   
7-10 June First International Conference on "Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications" (ANIMMA)
 

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientific, academic and industrial communities interested in, or actively involved in research and developments related to nuclear instrumentation and measurement methods.

The conference topics include instrumentation and measurement methods for:
• fundamental physics;
• nuclear power reactors;
• research reactors;
• nuclear fuel cycle;
• safeguards, homeland security;
• environmental and medical science

Organisers French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Institut national des sciences et des techniques nucléaires (INSTN)
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
Where Marseille, France
URL www.animma.com
   
8-11 June Values in Decision on Risk (VALDOR 2009 Symposium)
 

The VALDOR, meaning VALues in Decisions On Risk, addresses theory and overall approaches as well as practical case studies. The symposium will focus on nanotechnologies, biotechnology, security and nuclear waste management. The 2009 VALDOR will deal with practical experiences from example areas and cross-cutting themes: the interface between risk assessment and risk management; the role of risk perception and value judgement in risk management; the risk management and democracy and the precautionary principle.

Organiser Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM)
Where Stockholm, Sweden
URL www.congrex.com/valdor2009/
   
22-26 June IAEA International Symposium on Uranium Production and Raw Materials for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
 

The purpose of this symposium is to analyse uranium supply-demand relationships and to present and discuss new developments in uranium geology and exploration, mining and processing, and environmental requirements for uranium operations and site decommissioning. The forthcoming symposium is intended to bring together scientists, exploration and mining geologists, engineers, operators, regulators, and fuel cycle specialists to exchange information and discuss updated research and current issues in uranium geology, geochemistry, exploration, mining and processing, and production economics and environmental sciences.

Organisers

International Atomic Energy Agency

Where Vienna, Austria
URL

http://www-pub.iaea.org/mtcd/meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35425

   
29 June -
3 July
Fourteenth International Conference on "Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems" (ICENES 2009)
 

The main objective of the series of International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES) is to provide an international scientific and technical forum for scientists, engineers, industry leaders, policy makers, decision makers and young professionals who will shape future energy supply and technology, for a broad review and discussion of various advanced, innovative and nonconventional nuclear energy production systems. A new dimension of ICENES2009 is to extend the forum, which will also comprise innovative non-nuclear technologies, such as hydrogen energy, solar
energy, deep space exploration, etc. A special new field in ICENES 2009 will be the discussion and proposals of new tools for a more efficient way to organize R&D in the nuclear energy and related fields, and to boost international co-operation in a more synergic way.

Organisers Nuclear and Technology Institute (ITN)
Institute of Plasma and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)
Where Ericeira, Portugal
URL  
 
05 July -15 August World Nuclear University (WNU) Summer Institute
 

The deadline for applications to the 2009 World Nuclear University Summer Institute (WNU-SI) is 20 December 2008. Selection will be completed in January. The Institute invites approximately 100 WNU Fellows from 35 countries to participate based on several criteria, including leadership potential.

During the programme, these young, nuclear professionals will hear cutting-edge presentations on a full spectrum of nuclear energy issues, engage in team-building and leadership exercises, and become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear profession. Some of the world’s foremost experts in the field will also tutor and lead the Fellows through the programme.

A Fellowship Application Form can be obtained online from the WNU website (see link below).

Organisers

WNU Coordinating Centre in co-operation with the WNA, the IAEA, the NEA and WANO

Where Oxford, United Kingdom
URL

World Nuclear University

   
6-10 September GLOBAL '09: Congress on Advanced Fuel Cycles and Systems
 

GLOBAL 2009 will focus on future nuclear energy systems and fuel cycles. Special emphasis will be placed on links between research and industrial applications, and considering what can be practically achieved in the 21st century.

Organisers

Société française d'énergie nucléaire (SFEN)

Where Paris, France
URL  
   
13-17 September NCSD 2009 − Nuclear Criticality Safety: Realism, Robustness and the Nuclear Renaissance
 

The meeting will stimulate communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through discussions of subjects such as the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications.

Organiser American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Where Richland, Washington, United States
URL www.ncsd2009.com/
   
21-23 September Sixth International Symposium on the Release of Radioactive Materials from Regulatory Requirements - Provisions for Exemption and Clearance
 

Since 1998, TÜV Nord has organized different symposia about the release of radioactive material from regulatory control fostering a process towards harmonisation of clearance levels and release procedures. Meanwhile, the revision of the International Basic Safety Standards as well as the revision of the European Basic Safety Standards bring again to the fore the question of appropriate values for exemption and clearance in various contexts of releases from regulatory control. The symposium will address the current international experience in applying the various systems proposed to govern the regulation of release of radioactive materials.

Organiser TÜV Nord Akademie, Germany
Where Wiesbaden, Germany
URL www.tuev-nord.com/english/clearance.asp
   
21-24 September Conference on "Faults and Top Seals - from Pore to Basin Scale"
 

The conference addresses the assessment of geological seals with the aim to discuss the present level of understanding of fault and top seal behaviour and to identify future developments in seal research. The conference will focus on the integration of information into the assessment of seals for the petroleum industry, CO2 storage and nuclear waste disposal alike.

The conference organisers and the NEA Clay Club are coordinating to establish a special joint session on gas migration in clays, which is of specific interest to the Clay Club, as part of the technical programme for the conference.

Organiser European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
Where Montpellier, France
URL www.eage.org/events/index.php?eventid=133&Opendivs=s2
   
Autumn 2009 ISOE Asian ALARA Symposium
 

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. The objective is for participants to exchange occupational dose reduction practices and lessons learnt to improve occupational radiation protection in nuclear power facilities worldwide. The conference will also provide a forum for information exchange between vendors and other members of the industry.

Organisers

Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE), ISOE Asian Technical Centre

Where Japan
URL

http://www.jnes.go.jp/isoe/english/alarasymposium/workshop_2009.html
http://www.isoe-network.net/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=385&Itemid=122

   
Autumn International Nuclear Law Association Congress 2009
  All relevant aspects of nuclear law: safety and regulation, nuclear liability and insurance, radiological protection and radioisotopes, nuclear law in the new millennium, international nuclear trade, nuclear waste management and decommissioning.
Organiser International Nuclear Law Association
Where Toronto, Canada
URL http://www.cnlo.ca/pdf/INLA%20Program%20MASTER%20090901.pdf
   
27-30 October International Conference on "Opportunities and Challenges for Water Cooled Reactors in the 21st Century"
 

The objectives of the conference are to explore the status and trends in the development of advanced water cooled reactor designs, both for electrical and non-electrical applications; provide a forum for the exchange of information among those interested in the introduction or expansion of nuclear power programmes in the 21st century, taking into account the desire to build capacity in terms of human resources, energy planning, regulatory capabilities and other infrastructure; discuss the trends in nuclear design and safety and their anticipated impact on the required capabilities of operating, regulatory and technical support organisations, as well as in safety, reliability and performance
improvements; examine the role of operation and maintenance optimisation programmes in assuring safe and reliable nuclear power plant operations; explore the future role of water cooled reactors, by themselves and as a bridge towards the use of innovative nuclear reactors designs and fuel cycles.

The conference is geared to senior policy-makers and government officials, decision-makers in climate change policy, energy planning and finance, managers and technical experts from nuclear design and research organisations as well as operating organisations.

Organiser International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Vienna, Austria
URL www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35251
   
4-6 November Seventh International Symposium on Radiation Safety Management
 

This symposium will address diverse themes covering radiation safety management, including radiation measurement and protection technology, radioactive waste treatment technology, high temperature melting technology, radioactive waste disposal, spent fuel management (including transportation) and radiochemistry.

Organiser International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Daejon, Republic of Korea
URL N/A
   
8-12 November Forthieth International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection (ETRAP)
 

ETRAP2009 aims to reinforce the contacts between organisations and individuals dealing with education and training in radiological protection on national and international level. In addition to sharing of experience and mutual learning, the conference wants to contribute to a better harmonisation of training practice and of skills recognition. Special attention will be paid to the networks currently emerging at the European and global level. ETRAP2009 and the subsequent ETRAP conferences will provide the necessary platform for a comprehensive and transdisciplinary approach to education and training in radiological protection.

Organisers European Nuclear Society (ENS), Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Centre d’études de l’énergie nucléaire (SCK-CEN)
Where Lisbon, Portugal
URL www.euronuclear.org/events/etrap/index.htm
   
7-11 December International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles - Challenges and Opportunities (FR09)
 

This international conference will present new developments and experience gained with fast reactors and their fuel cycles, with the objective of identifying and critically reviewing problems of importance, as well as stimulating and facilitating co-operation, development and successful deployment of fast reactors.

Topics to be addressed at the conference are advanced and innovative reactor concept designs and associated objectives and driving forces; recycle strategies for fast reactors and associated technologies; proliferation resistance and physical protection; economics and performance; transition scenarios; fast reactor safety; advanced fuels for fast reactors; structural materials; coolant technologies and instrumentation; in-service inspection and repair; advanced and innovative fast reactor component and system design and technologies; past 20 years’ experience with fast reactors, lessons learned and perspectives; fundamental issues, new experiments and requirements; advanced
simulation, modelling and verification, validation, qualification in various areas; availability and capability of experimental facilities; human resources, education, infrastructures and knowledge management.

Organiser International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Where Kyoto, Japan
URL www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35426
   

Last reviewed: 12 January 2011