The aim of the Conference

To provide a forum for addressing the current status and future perspectives with regards to safety at nuclear installations worldwide. Previous TopSafe editions took place in Budapest (1995) and Valencia (1998).



  • Safety Issues of Operating Power Plants

  • Application of European Utilities Requirements

  • Probabilistic and Deterministic Analysis

  • Shutdown Safety

  • Advances in Safety: Analysis Codes and Techniques

  • Severe Accidents Management,

  • International Safety Studies

  • Emergency Planning

  • Risk Informed Application and Licensing

  • Regulatory Safety Requirements

  • Ageing and Life Extension

  • Power Upgrades and Relevant Topics

  • Management of Safety and Quality

  • Safety Culture and Self Assessment

  • Political and Public Perception of Nuclear Energy

  • Nuclear Power Plant Security

  • Safety Issues of Future Power Plants
    Near term deployment reactors (EPR, SWR1000, AP1000, ESBWR, SBWR, ACR-1000) and Generation IV reactors

  • Safety Issues of Research Reactors (pool type and others)

  • Fuel Cycle Facilities Safety
    Uranium mining and conversion, enrichment and fuel production, reprocessing and transmutation, waste disposal


The conference is directed at a broad range of experts in the area of nuclear safety, including professionals from the different disciplines involved in the safety of nuclear power plants, installations in other parts of the fuel cycle, and research reactors. It is aimed at professionals coming from the research organisations, universities, vendors, operators, regulatory bodies as well as policy makers. Top level representatives of the Countries that are constructing new nuclear power plants are invited. Regulators of all individual Countries with nuclear programme are expected to contribute the Conference.


  • Notification of abstract’s acceptance: 18 April 2008

  • Full paper submission: 31 May 2008

  • Notification of paper’s acceptance: 30 June 2008

  • Final paper submission: 31 August 2008

Publication policy

Conference proceedings with reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-06-5 will be published on this website.
Selected papers will be proposed for publication in International Journals.



Croatian Nuclear Society
organised in cooperation with the IAEA