Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation

    13th Information Exchange Meeting

    Seoul, Republic of Korea | 23-26 September 2014

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    This meeting is held in co-operation with the IAEA. IAEA travel grants can be provided to applicants from countries eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA's Technical Cooperation Programme. Applications can be submitted by filling the IAEA application form and sending it back via email to .


    The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is organising the thirteenth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). The meeting will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 23-26 September 2014 (including a Technical Tour of KAERI Pyroprocess Pilot Facility (PRIDE) on Friday 26 September), hosted by Seoul National University and organised in cooperation with the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    Important dates

    1 Oct 2013       Start of registration
    NOW CLOSED Close of abstract submission
    April 2014 Select papers / plenary talks / set chair and sessions
    June 2014 Notification to authors
    1 September Close of registration and full paper submission (Template and Copyright form)


    Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) is one of the key technologies for reducing the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste produced. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.

    In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T, the OECD/NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990. The previous meetings were held in Mito (Japan) in 1990, at ANL (USA) in 1992, in Cadarache (France) in 1994, in Mito (Japan) in 1996, in Mol (Belgium) in 1998, in Madrid (Spain) in 2000, in Jeju (Korea) in 2002, in Las Vegas (USA) in 2004, in Nîmes (France) in 2006, in Mito (Japan) in 2008, in San Francisco (USA) in 2010 and in Prague (2012).


    The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T, such as:  

    • fuel cycle strategies and transition scenarios;
    • role of P&T in potential evolutions of role of nuclear energy in future energy mix;
    • radioactive waste forms;
    • impact of P&T on geological disposal: criteria and results;
    • radioactive waste management strategies (including secondary wastes);
    • transmutation fuels and targets;
    • advances in pyro and aqueous separation processes;
    • P&T specific technology requirements: materials, spallation targets, coolants, etc.;
    • transmutation physics, experiments and nuclear data requirements and validation;
    • transmutation systems: design, performance and safety;
    • impact of P&T on the fuel cycle: fabrication, handling and transportation of transmutation fuels;
    • economics of P&T.

    These topics include multi-scale modelling, experiments and instrumentation, novel theories and benchmarks.


    The preliminary programme is now available.

    The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions (listed below) and a poster session covering the above technical subjects.

    At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session will be presented by the session chairs.

    Technical sessions:

    • fuel cycle strategies and transition scenarios (including international collaborations);
    • potential benefits of P&T on waste disposal (including waste form and geological disposal);
    • advanced nuclear fuel recycling: aqueous and pyroprocessing;
    • transmutation fuels and targets;
    • transmutation systems and infrastructure.

    Registration and abstract submission

    Abstracts of 500 words maximum using the instructions for authors should be sent before 1 March 2014 to the Secretariat by means of the registration form. Authors are invited to indicate under which topic (scope is listed above) their paper could be classified and if they would like to have an oral or a poster presentation.

    Abstract submission is now closed – Participants will be informed by 1 June 2014 whether their paper has been accepted. Full papers of accepted abstracts and invited talks must reach the NEA Secretariat (E-mail: ) in electronic form by 1 September 2014.

    Participants planning to attend the meeting without presenting a paper are invited to complete the registration form before 1 September 2014.

    No registration fee is required.

    Full paper submission

    Full paper using the template provided, should be sent before 1 September 2014 to the Secretariat by means of the Full paper submission.

    Venue, hotel, transport, visa, etc.

    The 13IEMPT will be held at Hotel SEOUL PALACE, 160 Sapyeong-Daero, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, South Korea, 137-804 Tel.: 82 2 532 5000, Fax: 82 2 532 0399;

    Hotel rooms can now be booked by filling the form and sending it back via e-mail to:

    Hotel reservations can also be made by visiting the following link:

    View directions and transportation information between Incheon International Airport and the Seoul Palace Hotel. Download useful Korean phrases.

    Alternative hotels

    Name Walking distance from the Hotel Seoul Palace Price in South Korean Won (KRW) Breakfast price in South Korean Won (KRW)
    Hotel Rex 2.8 km KRW 120 000 Not included
    Provista Hotel 2.4 km KRW 120 000 KRW 13 200
    Samjung Hotel 3.0 km KRW 160 000 KRW 19 000
    The Riverside Hotel 3.2 km KRW 120 000 KRW 18 000
    Ramada Hotel 4.2 km KRW 140 000  

    Technical tour

    For more information, please download the PDF.


    The working language of the conference will be English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

    Scientific advisory committee

    Dominique Warin (CEA, France) Il Soon Hwang (SNU, Rep. of Korea)
    Massimo Salvatores (CEA, France) Han Soon Lee (KAERI, Rep. of Korea)
    Hamid Aït Abderrahim (SCK-CEN, Belgium) Gary Dyck (IAEA)
    Robin Taylor (NNL, UK) Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France)
    Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden) Kazuo Minato (JAEA, Japan)
    Jan Uhlir (Czech Republic) Temitope Taiwo (ANL, USA)
    Tadafumi Koyama (CRIEPI, Japan) Concetta Fazio (KIT, Germany)
    Jean-Paul Glatz (ITU, EC) Myung-Hyun KIM (Kyunghee University, Rep. of Korea)
    Dmitry Klinov (IPPE, Russian Fed.) Terry Todd (INL, USA)
    Mikhail Kormilitsyn (RIAR, Russian Fed.) Byung-Il CHOI (Korea Radwaste Corp., Rep. of Korea)

    All correspondence with regard to the meeting should be addressed to the workshop Secretariat:

    Prof. Il Soon Hwang
    SNU Nuclear Transmutation Energy Research Center of Korea
    Seoul National University
    56-1 Shinlim-dong, Gwanak-ku,
    Seoul, 151-742


    Dr. Stephanie Cornet,
    OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
    Le Seine St-Germain
    12 bld des Iles
    92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France


    Last reviewed: 13 October 2014