IYNC 2014 –Rising to the challenge
IYNC 2014 is an international conference for both young and senior nuclear specialists. The “Last Call for Summaries” has been launched and the deadline for receiving contributions is 14 March 2014. Papers are expected in the following technical fields, all of which feature on the conference programme:
Operation and Maintenance, Design Modifications, Radiation Protection
Generation 3 Reactors and SMRs
Reactor Physics and Materials (including Advanced Reactors, e.g. Gen IV)
Safety, PRA, Severe Accidents and Fukushima
Fuel Cycle Front-end and Non-Proliferation
Decommissioning, Fuel Cycle Back-end and Waste Management
Training, Human Resources and Human Factors
Politics and Economics, Social Acceptance
Medicine and Other Applications
YGN Best Practices
In addition, 15 interactive workshops will be organized covering both technical and non-technical areas.
Participants in IYNC 2014 will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with keynote speakers from the industry such as: Danny Roderick, Westinghouse CEO & President; Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice President of the European Parliament; Ibrahim Babelli, K.A. CARE Chief Strategist; Mike Weightman, former ONR HM Chief Inspector in the UK; Ralf Güldner, CEO E.ON Kernkraft GmbH; Ken Ellis, WANO Managing Director; etc.
Spain has a long tradition of operating nuclear power plants, with the first reactor having being constructed in 1964. Currently, Spain has seven nuclear reactors generating a fifth of its electricity. The organizers of IYNC2014 propose visits to one of 7 important nuclear sites on the last day of the conference:
Tour 1 ENSA Manufacturing Facility for large nuclear components
Tour 2 Juzbado Fuel Manufacturing Facility
Tour 3 Garoña Nuclear Power Plant
Tour 4 Tecnatom simulators and facilities
Tour 5 José de Cabrera NPP
Tour 6 Trillo NPP
Tour 7 Ciemat investigation center with stellarator (TJ-II)
In addition to the organisation of the conference an initial meeting between the representatives of the Chinese Nuclear Society and IYNC took place in November 2013, in China. The programme included visits to the Sanmen NPP and the State Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (SNPEC). It is expected that participants, managers and plenary session speakers from China will attend IYNC2014. The venue for the conference has been confirmed as the ABBA Hotel in Burgos.
We would like to invite our members and all interested parties to keep up-to-date with news concerning the IYNC network and IYNC2014, by visiting our website at: www.iync.org.