Deadline for submission of abstracts 31 July 2023 (extended)
Notification of accepted contributions 17 August 2023
Deadline for attendance registration 27 Oct 2023
Deadline for presentation submissions 27 Oct 2023
Workshop date 16-17 Nov 2023
More information about the submission and registration forms is provided below.
Dynamic methodologies for probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) and risk assessment continue to advance steadily. A number of (primarily research-oriented) case studies have been published, demonstrating the additional capabilities and insights that dynamic PSA approaches can deliver, while advances in computational power and methods allow problems of increasing scale to be tackled. Recognising that both technical and organisational obstacles to the practical deployment of dynamic PSA remain, the Working Group on Risk Assessment (WGRISK) of the NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) is carrying out a task to assess the potential role of currently available and emerging dynamic PSA tools and methodologies in risk-informed decision making, to identify the practical challenges for their application to support such decisions, and to evaluate the outlook for overcoming these challenges.
With these goals, the WGRISK is organising an international workshop Dynamic Probabilistic Safety Assessment and its Role in Risk-Informed Decision Making to be hosted by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) in Rockville, MD, United States, on 16-17 November 2023.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss topics such as:
The scope of the risk and safety issues includes all scopes of nuclear power plant PSA, nuclear installations safety, the associated safety issues, and the diverse decisions made by stakeholders including licensees and regulatory bodies.
The workshop will consist of a combination of presentation sessions and panel/discussion sessions. To facilitate discussion, contributors will be asked to submit presentations prior to the workshop ( by 27 October). Workshop papers are not expected from the contributors.
Michelle Gonzalez, US NRC, USA (Chair)
Tanja Eraerds, GRS, Germany (Co-Chair)
Vinh Dang, PSI, Switzerland (WGRISK Chair)
The organisers kindly invite specialists from operating organisations, regulatory authorities, vendors, design organisations, technical support organisations (TSOs), research institutes, practitioners and consultants. The workshop is open to participants from the OECD member countries and NEA member countries, strategic partners, invitees, and partner international organisations. The workshop will be enriched through the participation of:
The event will take place at the US NRC, Rockville, MD, United States. No virtual participation is foreseen.
Call for contributions
Participants intending to present are asked to submit an abstract (300-500 words).
Authors will be notified by 17 August 2023.
To support efficient planning, please register early.
If you require an invitation letter for a visa, you must register by 28 July 2023.
The workshop is free of charge for all participants.
Travel and accommodation are not provided and must be organised by the participants. A practical travel information sheet will be available on this page at a later date.
Workshop will be held in English.
All presentations and discussions will be held in English. No translation will be provided.