SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUCLEAR SOCIETY OF SERBIA
The Sixth International Conference of the Nuclear Society of
Serbia, CoNuSS-2008, organised by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear
Sciences and the Nuclear Society of Serbia (NSS), was held in
Belgrade from September 22 to 25, 2008. The CoNuSS-2008 conference
sessions took place in the conference centre of the Serbian Chamber
of Commerce and were supported by the Ministry of Science and
Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
and several other organisations and companies.
CoNuSS-2008 upheld the tradition of international
conferences organised by our nuclear society, helping to stimulate
further the exchange of information and ideas among the experts
and scientists from South Eastern Europe and other countries.
The conference covered the following topics: research reactors,
accelerators, nuclear power plants, nuclear methods in science
and technology, radiation protection, nuclear and radiation medicine,
radioactive waste, environmental protection and education.
This year's conference featured 75 papers by 160 authors from
24 countries (42 papers from foreign authors), thus following
on from the success of the previous conferences organized by
the Society. The participants came from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany,
Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lybia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Pakistan,
Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine,
United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan and Serbia.
The conference programme centred around a series
of sessions that included presentations given by recognized experts
in the field. A number of papers were also presented during the
conference poster sessions. The final versions of all papers,
comments, and conclusions will be published in the Proceedings
of CoNuSS 2008, which were later prepared and mailed to participants.
The Book of Abstracts was prepared and distributed during registration.
Some selected papers were published in the Nuclear Technology & Radiation
During the Conference the following three round
table discussions were organized on the following themes:
Technical, administrative, and regulatory issues
related to spent nuclear fuel
Experiences with the preparation and implementation of the decommissioning
of nuclear facilities
Material and waste management in spent nuclear fuel and decommissioning
The annual meeting of the NSS Management Board also took place
to coincide with the conference.
Following the decision of
the CoNuSS-2008 Award Committee the prize for the best conference
paper was awarded to Nikolay Sobolevskiy (Russian Federation).
The conference was organised by the Organising Committee (Dragoljub
Antic was the Organising Committee Chairman), in cooperation
with the Conference and International Program Committee Chairman
and NSS President, Milan Pešic; Jovan Nedeljkovic, General
manager of the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences; Vladan Ljubenov,
the Conference Executive Assistant, Milijana Steljic (who put
together the conference documents prepared the web site and provided
updates); Mirjana Borota, Conference Technical Secretary and
several employees of the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences.
CoNuSS-2008 Organising Committee Chairman