TopSafe 2012

Call for Papers

TopSafe 2012 provides a forum for addressing the current status and future perspectives with regards to safety at nuclear installations worldwide.

In view of the ongoing discussions and initiatives that have been taken over the last months, the TopSafe 2012 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations in the following areas:

Safety and related analyses in operating nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations

  • Organisation and management of safety, safety culture

  • Experience feedback

  • Shutdown states

  • Power upgrades and relevant topics

  • Ageing and Long Term Operation

  • Periodic Safety Review and safety upgrades

  • Spent fuel

  • Education and Training

Safety and Risk Assessment

  • First lessons learned from Fukushima nuclear accident

  • Safety reports and reviews

  • Experience feedback from international organisations

  • Implementation of Safety Standards, Security Guidelines

  • Political and public perception

  • Research and Development programs

  • Severe Accident Management, Emergency Planning and Response

  • Human factors

Trends in nuclear safety for existing and future installations

  • Risk informed decision making

  • Best Estimate codes and methods

  • Design Basis and Beyond Design Basis

  • Integrated Safety Assessments

  • Embarking nuclear programmes (utility requirements, regulations)

  • Harmonisation of requirements and regulations

Click here to download the TopSafe 2012 Call for Papers

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the TopSafe 2012 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 15 November 2011.


  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2011

  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 November 2011

  • Full paper submission for review: 31 December 2011

  • Notification of paper acceptance: 8 February 2012

  • Final paper submission: 15 March 2012

  • Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations and CV's: 8 April 2012

Instructions for authors

Your draft full paper must be uploaded by 31 December 2011 and the final paper must be uploaded by 15 March 2012 at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 8 April 2012 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Publication Policy

The proceedings of TopSafe 2012 will be published on the TopSafe 2012 conference website, linked to the ENS website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-15-7

TopSafe 2012 Delegates will receive a CD ROM with the proceedings of the conference about 6 weeks after the event.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ENS / TopSafe 2012 Secretariat should you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902


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