CoNuSS 2008


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.

conference centre of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce

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 Protection Journal.

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 related activities,

The annual meeting of the NSS Management Board also took place to coincide with the conference.

CoNuSS participants

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.

Dragoljub Antic
CoNuSS-2008 Organising Committee Chairman

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