Call for Papers
The RRFM 2013 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding
All Key Areas of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle of Research Reactors
This includes: Conversion to LEU fuels; Fissile material supply; Fresh fuel and targets: Origin and status, qualification, fabrication; Technical aspects of fuel in-core management and safety; Fresh and spent fuel transportation; Fuel and reactor licensing; Spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; Fuel back-end management.
Furthermore the Call for Papers extends to the following areas:
Innovative methods in research reactor analysis and design - Development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for research reactors physics, safety and fuel management: Neutronics Calculations and Experiments, Methods and Tools for Research Reactor Core Analysis and Design, Fuel Cycle Physics (including Actinides transmutation and proliferation reduction issues).
Utilization of Research Reactors – Research reactor services; Utilization experience and good practices; Success stories in improving research reactor sustainability; Utilization in the fields of research & development, education & training and industrial applications; Research reactors networks, coalitions and centres of excellence; Experiences in the transition from full government support to total or partial facility self-sustainability and self-reliance; Utilization in support of international initiatives on innovative nuclear power reactors and fuel cycles; Irradiation programmes carried out in research reactors in support of multilateral undertakings; Challenges, constraints and capability gaps potentially limiting research reactor’s utilization; Medical application in particular Moly production.
New Research Reactor Projects – National and regional plans for new research reactors; Lessons learned from building and operating new research reactors; Role of research reactors in developing nuclear competence to implement nuclear power programmes in a medium to long term perspective; Research reactor capacity needed to meet the future demand for radioisotopes for medicine and industry; Development of national and regional infrastructure necessary to implement new research reactor projects, including inter alia organization and management, uses and applications, funding and financing, stakeholder involvement, legislative framework, regulatory framework, nuclear safety, environmental protection, security and physical protection, safeguards and human resources.
Research Reactor Operation and Maintenance – Plant material condition control; Managing issues at either end of the facility 'bathtub curve' (commissioning, early operation and end of life/ageing related issues); Maintenance assessments and risk informed maintenance programmes; Management systems; Configuration management; Procedure utilisation; Communications and work control; Design review and control; Human resource development and training programmes; Regulatory interface; Public relations; Management improvement programmes and performance monitoring.
Complementary Safety Assessment of RR following the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi NPP’s Accident - National updated Requirements, Licensing activities, Implementation of IAEA safety guidance, comparison with NPP’s “stress test” concept, Review of External Events database, Review of Emergency Preparedness Plans, Review of new designs, Review of associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities), Thermal hydraulic Analyses of Beyond Design Base Accidents
Click here to download the RRFM 2013 Call for
We welcome both oral and poster
submissions. If you wish to share your knowledge
and insights with fellow-members of the research
reactor community, please submit your abstract
by 16.11.2012 through the RRFM 2013 Abstract
The abstracts received will
be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM 2013 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified
of paper acceptance by 20 December 2012.
Deadline for abstract submission:
16 November 2012
Notification of authors: 20 December 2012
Deadline for full paper submission: 22 March
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations:
7 April 2013
Conference: 21 - 25 April 2013
Instructions for authors
paper must be upload by 22 March
at the very latest.
presentation must be in our possession by
7 March 2013 at the very latest.
Download instructions for authors
Download template for CV
The proceedings of RRFM 2013 will be published
on the RRFM
2013 conference website, linked to the ENS
website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-18-8.
RRFM 2013 Delegates will receive a USB stick with the proceedings of the conference about 6 weeks after the event.
Please don't hesitate to contact
the ENS / RRFM 2013 Secretariat you have
Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902