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RRFM 2015

19 - 23 April 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Call for Papers

The RRFM 2015 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding

  • All key areas of the nuclear fuel cycle of research reactors - 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 including reprocessing.

  • Utilisation of research reactors – nuclear science and technology including support for nuclear power programmes, education and training, industrial and medical applications; research reactor networks and coalitions, strategic and business plans and other activities to improve the research reactor utilisation and sustainability.

  • Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics – development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for core load management (including burn-up calculation), operational and safety analysis, and fuel cycle physics; benchmark exercises; nuclear data improvements.  

  • New research reactor projects – planned and ongoing new research reactors projects; lessons learned from building and operating new research reactors; role of research reactors in developing nuclear competence to implement nuclear power programmes; research reactor projects to meet future demand for radioisotopes; development of national infrastructure necessary to implement new research reactor projects, including inter alia organization and management, uses and applications, stakeholder involvement, nuclear safety and security and human resources development.

  • Research reactor operation and maintenance – managing issues at either end of the facility 'bathtub curve' (commissioning, early operation and end of life/ageing related issues); refurbishment, long term operation and life-time extension; 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 research reactors - implementation of IAEA safety standards and security recommendations; review of national regulatory requirements on safety/security and of licensing activities: design review and upgrades including associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities); safety analysis methods and approaches, including analyses of beyond design base accidents; security management; review of emergency and contingency plans; interface safety/security; threat assessment and design basis threat in RR security; nuclear safety and security considerations in the training and qualification of personnel.  

  • Decommissioning and dismantling of research reactors and waste management – strategies and concepts; decommissioning planning; economics; efficiency improvement measures; licensing; dismantling technologies applied; decontamination and measures to reduce radiation exposure; radiation and environmental protection; treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive waste; logistics and transportation; running projects; lessons learned from ongoing  and completed projects.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts on www.rrfm2015.org before 15 November 2014.

Click here to download the RRFM 2015 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 November 2014 through the RRFM 2015 Abstract Submission System.

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM 2015 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 15 January 2015.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2014
Notification of authors: 19 January 2015
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 March 2015
Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations: 5 April 2015
Conference: 19 - 23 April 2015

Instructions for authors

Your full paper must be upload by 15 March 2015 at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 5 April 2015 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Download template for CV

Publication Policy

The proceedings of RRFM 2015 will be published on the RRFM 2015 conference website, linked to the ENS website, with the reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-24-9.

Please don't hesitate to contact the ENS / RRFM 2015 Secretariat you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902
e-mail: rrfm2015@euronuclear.org




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