13 - 17 March 2016 in Berlin, Germany



Call for Papers

The RRFM/IGORR 2016 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding

  • Research reactor nuclear fuel cycle - conversion to LEU fuels; fissile material supply; fresh fuel and targets: origin, qualification, fabrication; in-core fuel management and safety; fuel transportation; fuel and reactor licensing; fuel back-end management including reprocessing, spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; fuel cycle economics.

  • Low power research reactors, critical and subcritical assemblies – utilisation, research, education and training programmes, core conversion, licensing, new projects

  • Utilisation of research reactors – nuclear science and technology including support for nuclear power programmes; E&T; industrial and medical applications, including radio-isotopes production and irradiation/transmutation technology; research reactor networks and coalitions; strategic and business plans.

  • Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics – development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for core load management (operational and safety analysis, and fuel cycle physics); benchmark exercises; nuclear data improvements.

  • New research reactor projects - national/regional plans or construction updates of new research reactors; lessons learned from new research reactor projects; development of national infrastructures.

  • Research reactor operation & maintenance and ageing management, – managing reliability issues (commissioning, early operation to end of life related issues); ageing management, modernization, refurbishment, long term operation and life-time extension; maintenance management systems; human resource development and training programmes.

  • Research reactor safety - implementation of updated international safety standards; review of national regulatory requirements on safety and of licensing activities; design review and upgrades including associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities); safety analysis methods and approaches; Lessons learned after Fukushima Daiichi and complementary safety assessments.

  • Research reactor security – implementation of updated international security recommendations; review of national security regulatory requirements; cyber security standards and facility upgrades; security management; review of emergency and contingency plans; interface security; threat assessment and design basis threat in RR security;

  • Decommissioning and dismantling of research reactors and waste management – strategies and concepts; decommissioning planning; economics; licensing; decontamination and measures to reduce radiation exposure; radiation and environmental protection; treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive waste; logistics and transportation; running projects; D&D lessons learned.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts on www.rrfm2016.org before 27 November 2015.

Click here to download the RRFM 2016 Call for Papers

We welcome both oral and poster submissions. If you wish to share your knowledge and insights with fellow-members of the research reactor community, please submit your abstract by 27 November 2015 through the RRFM/IGORR 2016 Abstract Submission System.

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM/IGORR 2016 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 18 December 2015.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 27 November 2015
Notification of authors: 18 December 2015
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 February 2016
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations: 5 March 2016
Conference: 13 - 17 March 2016

Instructions for authors

Your full paper must be upload by 15 February 2016 at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 5 March 2016 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Download template for CV

Publication Policy

The proceedings of RRFM/IGORR 2016 will be published on the RRFM 2016 conference website, linked to the ENS website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-25-6.

EPJ-N official publication of the conference
A selection of the papers will be submitted to a peer review and published in the European Journal of Physics – Nuclear. The papers will be hosted for an unlimited time and each paper will receive a DOI for unique identification. The copyright is retained by the author(s).

EPJ-N is an on-line academic journal with peer review from a strong reputation editorial committee. It’s a new branch of the European Physical Journal dedicated to nuclear science and technology. More at www.epj-n.org

Please don't hesitate to contact the ENS / RRFM 2016 Secretariat you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 3054
Fax: +32 2 502 3902
e-mail: rrfm2016@euronuclear.org

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