TopSafe 2017

TopSafe 2017

12 - 16 February 2017 in Vienna, Austria



Call for Papers

TopSafe 2017 provides a forum for addressing the current status and future perspectives with regards to safety at Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs), Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Research Reactors (RRs) and other nuclear installations.

The TopSafe 2017 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations associated with the regulation, operation and technical support of current and future nuclear installations in the following areas:

Safety Analysis and Assessment

  • Operating Experience Feedback and Lessons Learned

  • Power Upgrades

  • Ageing Management and Long Term Operation

  • Periodic Safety Review and Safety Upgrades

  • Spent Fuel Treatment and Storage

  • Shutdown States

  • External Hazards

  • High Level Waste

  • Implementation of actions following stress tests

  • Severe Accidents

Safety and Risk Management

  • Safety Culture

  • Leadership Organisation and Management for Safety

  • Safety Reports and Reviews

  • Passive safety systems

  • Experience Feedback from International Organisations

  • Implementation of Safety Standards and interface with Security

  • Political and public perception

  • Research and Development Programs

  • Severe Accident Management, Emergency Planning and Response

  • Human Factors

Trends in Nuclear Safety

  • Risk informed decision making

  • Best Estimate codes and methods

  • Beyond Design Basis and Design Extension Conditions

  • Integrated Management Systems

  • Embarking nuclear programmes (utility requirements, regulations)

  • Harmonisation of requirements and regulations

  • Knowledge Management and Configuration Control

Click here to download the TopSafe 2017 Call for Papers


TopSafe 2017 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 installations. It is aimed at professionals coming from research organisations, universities, vendors, operators, regulatory bodies as well as policy makers. Top level representatives of countries that are constructing new nuclear power plants are invited. Regulators of all individual countries with nuclear programmes are expected to contribute the conference.

Authors should submit their abstract text in English (a minimum of 400 words) through the Abstract Submission System on by:

15 October 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 October 2016

Draft full paper submission for review (minimum 1000 words):
15 December 2016

Final paper submission: 20 January 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations:
3 February 2017

Instructions for authors

Your draft full paper must be uploaded by 15 September 2016 and the final paper must be uploaded by 20 January 2017 at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 3 February 2017 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Publication Policy

The proceedings of TopSafe 2017 will be published on the TopSafe 2017 conference website, linked to the ENS website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-28-7.

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

About 6 weeks after the TopSafe 2017 conference delegates will get access to a password protected website to download the conference presentations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ENS / TopSafe 2017 Secretariat should you have any question:

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





TopSafe 2017