Co-sponsored meetings and conferences

The conferences and symposia listed below are organised by national or international bodies for which NEA co-sponsorship or co-operation has been granted.


10-12 January 2011 2011 ISOE North American ALARA Symposium/EPRI Radiation Protection Conference

The international ISOE symposium is organised to provide a global forum to promote information exchange of ideas and management approaches to maintaining occupational radiation exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). It is designed to meet the needs of nuclear utility and regulatory authority professionals with responsibilities in the areas of occupational radiation exposure control and health physics. The objective is for participants to exchange occupational dose reduction practices and lessons learned to improve occupational radiation protection in nuclear power facilities worldwide. The conference will also provide a forum for information exchange between vendors and other members of the industry.

Organisers Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE)
ISOE North American Technical Center
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Where Florida, United States


13-16 February 2011 2011 Public Information Materials Exchange (PIME) Conference

PIME, the Conference on Public Information Materials Exchange, is a unique international conference that has established itself as the annual meeting place for professional nuclear communicators from all around the world and is a “must” for all nuclear public information specialists who want to enhance and share their know-how.

The 2011 conference will address how to be prepared to face a communication crisis and how to reach the general public when communicating on nuclear issues.

The PIME conference addresses internal as well as external communication, and covers all civil uses of nuclear technologies

Organiser European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Where Brussels, Belgium
8-12 May 2011 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (MC 2011)

MC 2011 will provide an international forum to scientists from around the world to present their most recent work and exchange ideas on a powerful class of methodologies extensively used for solving mathematical models of physical phenomena and processes applied to nuclear science and engineering.

One of the aims is to promote new research tools and procedures that help link Mathematics, Applied Sciences and Technology. Therefore, the MC 2011 will offer an opportunity for direct information exchange between participants from both academia and industry.

Organiser State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Brazilian Association for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) with the support of the Latin American Section of the ANS (LAS)
Where Rio de Janiero, Brazil
6-9 June 2011 International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications (ANIMMA 2011)

The Second International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications aims to bring together scientific, academic and industrial communities interested in, or actively involved in research and developments related to nuclear instrumentation and measurement methods.

The programme is focused on instrumentation, but emphasizes the latest developments in all measurement stages: nuclear radiation detection and in-pile measurements, modelling, electronics, signal acquisition and analysis, interpretation and associated training/education activities.


Centre d’études de l’énergie nucléaire (SCK•CEN)

Where Ghent, Belgium
19-24 June 2011 International Conference On Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity

This conference will continue the important development of Canada as a key contributor to the international scientific community and continue the promotion of Canadian research, aiding in the attraction of high caliber researchers and students. Topics to be discussed will be:

  • Radionuclide Speciation & Ecological Transfer;
  • Radiation Biology;
  • Radioecological Sensitivity (including Arctic & Antarctic Environments);
  • Environmental Protection, Surveillance and Risk Management;
  • Emergency Preparedness, Rehabilitation, and Management;
  • NORM including Mines, Refineries, Conversion Facilities & Non-Nuclear Industries;
  • Radioactive  Waste  Management  &  Disposal;
  • Radiation and Society;
  • Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Endeavours;
  • ¼  Century after Chernobyl;
  • Tritium in the Environment;
  • Nuclear Legacy.

Organiser Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), McMaster University, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the International Union of Radioecology (IUR) and the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (JER).
Where Hamilton, Canada
4-9 September 2011 Global 2011 Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Toward 2030 and Beyond

GLOBAL 2011 is the 10th of the GLOBAL conference series that was started in Seattle in 1993 and is the third conference to be held in Asia (Japan). The previous one, held in Tsukuba in 2005, included fruitful discussions with many attendees and paper presentations under the rapid increase of nuclear plant construction being planned in Asia. Since then there have been various trends in each country including: direction changes for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) and the Yucca Mountain project in US, construction of European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) and development of advanced reprocessing technologies in France, and the final preparations for starting the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant and restarting the Monju in Japan. Huge nuclear utilisation programs have also made steady progress in China and India.

GLOBAL 2011 will promote discussions regarding next generation reactors and fuel cycles to foresee the nuclear energy systems around 2030 when spent fuel management needs and next generation reactors construction are envisaged. Innovative fuel cycle systems in some counties may include partitioning and transmutation in the late 21st century. Thus, GLOBAL 2011 invites discussions under the main theme of “Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems toward 2030 and beyond”.
Organiser Atomic Energy Society of Japan
Where Nagoya, Japan
11-14 September 2011 Conference on Waste Management, Decommissioning and Envionmental Restoration for Canada's Nuclear Activities

The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussion of the status and proposed future directions of technical, regulatory, environmental, social, and economic aspects of radioactive waste management, nuclear facility decommissioning, and environmental restoration activities for Canadian nuclear facilities. It will serve to improve communication among specialists, managers, and other stakeholders in these activities, and to foster collaborations to the benefit of the Canadian nuclear industry as a whole.

Topics to be addressed during the conference will include the following:

  • Near-surface disposal of very low level waste;
  • Low and intermediate level waste management issues, with an emphasis on geological disposal and operational issues faced by waste-producers such as waste segregation, characterisation; verification; treatment and processing; waste minimization, and waste inventories;
  • Uranium mining, milling and conversion wastes;
  • Used nuclear fuel, with an emphasis on geological disposal, but including storage practices;
  • Decommissioning and environmental remediation, including that of old waste management facilities;
  • Licensing and regulatory considerations, including standards and clearance criteria;
  • Social issues, including siting of facilities, and decision-making criteria and processes; and Transportation.
Organiser Canadian Nuclear Society
Where Toronto, Canada
19-22 September 2011 Ninth International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC 2011)

This event is one of in a series of conferences organised every four years. The conference provides an opportunity for the criticality safety community to share information about experimental programmes, validation of data and methods used by criticality analysts and the development of new methodologies to address the current challenges (e.g. burn-up credit).

Organiser UK Working Party on Criticality Safety (WPC)
Where Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2-4 November 2011 Eighth International Symposium on Radiation Safety Management (ISRM)
  The ISRSM has been held every two years since 1997. The objectives of the ISRSM are to explore issues related to the advancement and deployment of the radiation safety management technologies and to build strong collaborative relationships among domestic and overseas organizations. Since its inception 14 years ago, these objectives have been met successfully, and the participants of the ISRSM 2011 will continue to share various technologies and invaluable lessons-learned with worldwide peers and mutually search for the mosteconomical and "green" solutions to the tough issues facing us today.

Nuclear Engineering & Technology Institute (NETEC) of Korea
Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP)
Korean Radioactive Waste Society (KRWS)

Where Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
6-11 November 2011 21st International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology

The 21st Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology will be dedicated to the Art, Science and Practice of the Structural Mechanics. The conference will aim to cover all the technical and professional practice issues. It will focus on the need of and the contemporary issues affecting the Structural Mechanics profession worldwide and highlight the profession's interface with the impact on society by improvement of the public image, standing & credibility of nuclear technology in general and structural mechanics in particular. All efforts will be made to bring together the best and the brightest in the world of structural mechanics to meet and discuss the momentous issues in the profession. Around 600 delegates around the world are expected to attend the conference.

Organisers Homi Bhbha National Institute (HBNI)
Where New Delhi, India
13-18 November 2011 Second Neutron Resonance Analysis School

Neutron-induced nuclear reactions are important in a wide range of applications ranging from stellar nucleosynthesis, symmetry breaking effects in compound nuclei, the investigation of nuclear level densities, to applications of nuclear technology, including the transmutation of nuclear waste, accelerator driven systems and nuclear fuel cycle investigations. Accurate measurements and a careful analysis of measured nuclear data are the crucial basis for evaluated nuclear data libraries, which in their turn form the basis for technological applications.

This summer school is intended to provide a practical introduction to the analysis of measured neutron-induced resonance reaction data and to the processing of experimental and evaluated data. Lectures and hands-on computer exercises will be alternated. Topics include neutron-induced reactions, R-matrix theory, neutron time-of-flight measurements, uncertainty and covariance assessment, data formats (ENDF, EXFOR) and related topics.

The school is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers working in the field related to neutron time-of-flight measurements and neutron resonance analysis. Since the capacity of receiving participants is limited, priority will be given to applications of PhD students and post-docs.

Where Geel, Belgium