ENC 2016

The European Forum to discuss Nuclear Science & Technology Issues, Opportunities & Challenges

9 - 13 October 2016 in Warsaw, Poland


Call for Papers

ENC 2016 provides a platform for the nuclear science community to share their experience and to learn about the latest developments going on in nuclear research and their practical applications. It will furthermore exploit synergy among scientists, industry representatives, policy-makers and citizens on wider societal issues that impact upon how the nuclear science community carries out its work.

ENS and the ENC 2016 Programme Committee are now calling for abstracts in the following areas:

  • Nuclear science applications for industry and society
    Silicon doping; neutron activation analysis including PGAA and delayed neutron detection; isotopes production and supply; water desalination; heat cogeneration; sterilisation; hydrogen generation; non-destructive testing including neutron radiography and tomography; nuclear in space; instrumentation; geochronology, gem stone coloration;...

  • Life science applications
    Radiation protection; low-dose research; environmental studies; diagnostics and therapeutic applications; development of new radiopharmaceuticals; instrumentation; ...

  • Advanced reactor technologies
    Innovative technologies for Generation III+ reactors; Generation IV reactors; small and modular reactors; innovative reactor concepts, including the Thorium cycle; research reactor and testing facilities; fusion reactors; nuclear data; space propulsion reactors; naval civil reactors; floating nuclear plants;  …

  • Current reactor technologies and new build
    Creating the framework for newcomers; localisation; stakeholder involvement; socio-economic impact; development of competences, development of a safety culture; licencing; regulation and supervision; regulator recruitment in an expanding industry; innovative construction and engineering; innovations in the supply chain or construction engineering; training methods and experiments for new coming countries; funding issues; managing budgets and planning; strategic export control;…

  • Plant operations
    Operation and maintenance; operation support systems; control room design review; human and organisational factors; instrumentation and control; plant life management; equipment and component obsolescence; material technology and testing; fuel surveillance; meeting grid requirements; lessons learned; plant software simulators; reactor physics software simulators; long term operation; …

  • Nuclear Fuel
    Front end; fuel materials; in core management and fuel behaviour; management of fuel leaking; improved fuel performance; used fuel management; used fuel inspection; long term resource management; uranium and plutonium recycling; partitioning and transmutation; transport of fuel; thorium fuel;…

  • Waste management, dismantling and decommissioning
    Waste management; interim storage; waste segregation, exemptions and recycling; surface and geological disposal facilities; material – host rock interactions; decommissioning; decontamination; dismantling; rehabilitation; regulations; socio-economic impact;...

  • Safety and Security
    Safety management; continuous improvement of safety culture; cyber security; 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; implementation of updated international security recommendations; review of national security regulatory requirements; security management; review of emergency and contingency plans; interface security; threat assessment and design basis threat; instrumentation; managing severe accidents beyond design conditions; impact of European stress tests; ...

  • Education, training and knowledge management
    Initiatives in education, training and knowledge management; education & training facilities; knowledge transfer; new skills requirements; human capital development; human performance and safety culture; non-destructive testing: personnel qualification and certification; training results: evaluation methodologies; international collaboration; recruitment and labour market issues, e-learning; training simulators; ...

  • Public engagement for nuclear
    Public information;  including communicating on nuclear events, nuclear and the societal debates, including and at international fora, nuclear and social media, public perception, stakeholder involvement, economical aspects of nuclear, including CO2;  nuclear liability and insurance; countries’ perspectives on nuclear energy policy; international initiatives and projects,...

We welcome both oral and poster submissions. If you wish to share your knowledge and take part at this prestigious event, please submit your abstract by 4 April 2016.

ENS particularly encourages its Young Generation to submit abstracts. ENC 2016 will offer a Young Generation Support Programme, a Young Generation Excellence Award, as well as the second edition of the ENS Career Advice Event. more

Click here to download the ENC 2016 Call for Papers

Paper review

Authors can either submit a Full Paper or an Extended Abstract. Full Papers will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the ENC 2016 Programme Committee and the ENS High Scientific Council. Extended Abstracts will not be subject to a peer review process.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 4 April 2016

Notification of authors: 30 April 2016

Deadline for submission of Full Papers requesting a peer review: 30 June 2016

Peer Review of Full Papers concluded and author notification: 31 August 2016

Deadline for submission of Full Papers and Extended Abstracts: 15 September 2016

Deadline for submission of CV and PowerPoint presentations: 1 October 2016

Conference: 9 - 13 October 2016

Publication Policy

Accepted and presented Full Papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings that will be published in electronic format with reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-27-0.  Extended Abstracts will be published without an ISBN. Both publications will be made available to ENC 2016 delegates.

EPJ-N 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

Authors of accepted and peer reviewed papers will furthermore have the opportunity to submit their paper for publication in a special issue on ENC 2016 in the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science.

Download instructions for authors

Download template for CV

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ENS / ENC 2016 Secretariat should you have questions:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902
e-mail: enc2016@euronuclear.org

ENC 2016 Gold Sponsor


organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Poland

Ministry of Energy


organised in collaboration with:





National Centre for Nuclear Research