General meeting information

Particle accelerators have evolved over the last decades from simple devices to powerful machines and are having an increasingly important impact on research, technology and lifestyle. Today they cover a wide range of applications including Material Science and medical applications. In recent years, requirements from new technological and research applications have emerged and the number of accelerator facilities in operation, being commissioned, designed or planned has significantly increased. Their parameters (such as the beam energy, beam currents and intensities, targets composition, etc.) vary widely giving rise to new radiation shielding aspects and problems.

The activities of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities (SATIF) are sponsored by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and its Nuclear Science Committee (NSC). The main objectives of the SATIF Meetings are to:

This meeting is held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-11) and the 15th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (RPSD-2008) of the American Nuclear Society, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA, scheduled for 13-18 April 2008.

Scientific Committee

The members of the Scientific Committee of SATIF-9 are:
P. Ferguson (ORNL)  (Chair) 
H. Hirayama (KEK) 
B. Kirk (RSICC)
H.S. Lee (PAL)
A. Leuschner, (DESY) 
N. Mokhov (FNAL) 
T. Nakamura (U. Tohoku)
H. Nakashima (JAEA)
S. Rokni (SLAC)
E. Sartori (OECD/NEA - Secretary)
M. Silari (CERN)
P. Vaz (ITN)


Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee, in charge of preparing the Technical Program for SATIF-9 and submitting them to the Scientific Committee, are: 
P. Ferguson (ORNL) (Chair)
B. Kirk (RSICC)
H.S. Lee (PAL) 
T. Nakamura (U. Tohoku) 
S. Rokni (SLAC)
E. Sartori (OECD/NEA - Secretary)
M. Silari (CERN)
P. Vaz (ITN- NSC Member) 



The workshop will be held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Bethel Valley Road, OAK RIDGE, TN 37830-6474, United States of America

Workshop proceedings

The presentations made at the workshop will be available on CD-ROM to workshop participants. The proceedings of the workshop are in preparation. Authors and participants will receive a complimentary copy of the proceedings. Intructions for the authors can be found at Further details will be provided to registered participants and authors.

Official announcement



Dr. Phillip D. FERGUSON
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Target Systems, Bdg 8600
Spallation Neutron Source, SNS
Bethel Valley Road,
OAK RIDGE, TN 37830-6474
United States of America
Tel: +1 865 241 5702
Fax: +1 865 574 6080
  or Enrico Sartori
OECD NEA Data Bank
12 Bd des Iles
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 72
Fax: +33 1 45 24 11 09