WPNCS and related expert groups

The annual meetings of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and its five Expert Groups will take place on 2-6 July 2018 at NEA and OECD headquarters in Paris.

Registration is open until June 25, 2018

Register here to the WPNCS 2018 meetings. Detailed agendas will be made available in due course.

Proposed Timetable: 2-6 July 2018

Date Schedule


Room BB1


Room BB2



Mon. 2 July 13:30-18:00

  Ad hoc meeting for finalization of EGUNF benchmark
Tue. 3 July 09:00-18:00   EGAMCT  
Wed. 4 July 09:00-18:00 SG-1    
Wed. 4 July 09:00-12:30 - SG-5  
Wed. 4 July 13:30-18:00 - SG-3  
Thurs. 5 July 09:00-12:30 SG-4    
Thurs. 5 July 13:30-18:00 SG-2    
Fri. 6 July 09:00-17:00 WPNCS*    

* Participation to the WPNCS meeting is restricted to WPNCS members.

SG-1: Role of Integral Experiment Uncertainties and Covariance Data in Criticality Safety Validation (EGUACSA, Phase IV)

SG-2: Blind benchmark on MOX damp powders (EGUACSA, Phase V)

SG-3: Criticality Benchmark: A proposal for a benchmark examining the effect of temperature on the neutron multiplication factor for PWR fuel assemblies

SG-4: Analysis of Past Criticality Accident

SG-5: Experimental needs for criticality safety purpose

Last reviewed: 27 June 2018