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Call for Papers

The RRFM 2014 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.

  • Utilisation of Research Reactors – Utilisation in the field of: science and development, education and training, industrial and medical applications; Research reactor networks, strategy and business plans and other activities to improve the research reactor utilisation.

  • Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics – Development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for core load management, operational and safety analysis, and fuel cycle physics. Benchmark exercises. Nuclear data improvements.  

  • 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.

  • Safety and Security of RR - Implementation of IAEA safety guidance and security recommendations. National updated Requirements on Safety/Security, Licensing activities, Review of External Events database, Review of new designs, Review of associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities), Thermal hydraulic Analyses of Beyond Design Base Accidents, Security Management, Review of Emergency and Contingency Plans preparedness, Interface Safety/Security, Threat assessment and Design Basis Threat in RR security, Nuclear Security Considerations in the Training and Qualification of Personnel.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts on www.rrfm2014.org before 15 November 2013.

Click here to download the RRFM 2014 Call for Papers

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 15.11.2013 through the RRFM 2014 Abstract Submission System.

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM 2014 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 20 December 2013

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2013
Notification of authors: 20 December 2013
Deadline for full paper submission: 28 February 2014
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations: 14 March 2014
Conference: 30 March - 3 April 2014

Instructions for authors

Your full paper must be upload by 28 February 2014 at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 14 March 2014 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Download template for CV

Publication Policy

The proceedings of RRFM 2014 will be published on the RRFM 2014 conference website, linked to the ENS website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-20-1.

RRFM 2014 delegates will receive a USB key with the proceedings of the conference about 6 weeks after the event.

Please don't hesitate to contact the ENS / RRFM 2014 Secretariat you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902
e-mail: rrfm2014@euronuclear.org




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