Call for papers
The RRFM/IGORR 2019 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster
- Research reactor nuclear fuel cycle from front-end to
back-end- conversion to LEU fuels; fissile material supply;
fresh fuel and targets: origin, fuel development, qualification,
fabrication; in-core fuel management and safety; fuel transportation;
fuel and reactor licensing; fuel back-end management including
reprocessing, spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; fuel cycle
- Low power research reactors, critical and subcritical assemblies
– utilisation, research, education and training
programmes, core conversion, licensing, new projects.
- Utilisation of research
reactors – nuclear science and
technology including support for nuclear power programmes; neutron beam
applications; industrial and medical applications, including
radio-isotopes production and irradiation/transmutation technology;
strategic and business plans.
- Capacity building – role of RR in capacity
building and capacity maintenance; E&T Programmes; RR networks and
coalitions; support for new nuclear power programms, E&T and
distance learning; public outreach.
- 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/regional plans or construction updates of new research
reactors; lessons learned from new research reactor projects –
design, construction and start of operation; development of national
infrastructures; design for decommissioning.
- Research reactor operation & maintenance
and ageing management
– managing reliability issues (commissioning, early
operation to end of life related issues); ageing management,
modernization, refurbishment, long term operation and life-time
extension; maintenance management systems; human resource development
and training programmes.
- Research reactor safety - implementation of updated
international safety standards; application of graded approach to
regulatory safety requirements; review of national regulatory
requirements on safety and of licensing activities; design review and
upgrades including associated facilities (spent fuel storage
facilities); safety analysis methods and approaches; safety of
experiments and experimental devices; safety upgrades based on the
safety assessments following the Fukushima Daiichi accident; management
of the interface between nuclear safety and security; .
- Research reactor security – implementation of
updated international security recommendations; review of national
security regulatory requirements; cyber security standards and facility
upgrades; security management; review of emergency and contingency
plans; interface security; threat assessment and design basis threat in
- Decommissioning and dismantling of research reactors and waste
management – strategies and concepts; radiological
characterisation; decommissioning planning; economics and cost
estimation; licensing; backend solutions for reflector and shielding
materials; decontamination and measures to reduce radiation exposure;
radiation and environmental protection; treatment, storage and disposal
of radioactive waste; logistics and transportation; on-going projects; D&D
Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts
before 16 November 2018.
For abstract submission please go to our RRFM/IGORR 2019 Abstract Submission
The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM
2018 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance
by 17 December 2018.
- Deadline for abstract submission: 16 November 2018
- Notification of authors: 17 December 2018
- Deadline for full paper submission: 15 February 2019
- Deadline for submission of presentations files: 1 March
- Conference: 24 - 28 March 2019
Instructions for authors