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Topics Of The Congress

Reactor Physics, Fuel Cycle, and non-Proliferation

Neutron transport and diffusion, reactivity and control, in-core fuel burnup, criticality, cross section calculation and/or measurements, numerical methods in reactor physics, fuel and core design optimization, fuel management, high and low level waste management, final repository engineering design and materials, reprocessing, MOX fuel.

Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics and Safety

Transient analysis, design basis accident, severe accident analysis, reactor stability, probabilistic safety assessment, safety systems, prediction and early detection of malfunctioning of safety systems, risk modeling, thermal limits, structural integrity, nuclear reactor thermalhydraulics, fuel element thermalmechanical analysis, computational codes, computational fluid dynamics, active and passive safety systems, two phase flows, critical heat flux, boiling, condensation and stratification research.

Operation, Maintenance, Materials, Design, and Licensing of Nuclear Power Stations

Aging, operational experience, plant life extension, inspection, anomaly detection, simulation and control, emergency planning, instrumentation, equipment qualification, new technologies for nuclear reactors, human-machine interface, decision-making in autonomous systems, modular construction, new materials for components and structures; corrosion, fracture and stress in the reactor vessel or internals; testing and analysis of materials for the nuclear industry, Generation III & III+, Generation IV, hydrogen production.

Environment, Public Acceptance, and Non-Energetic Applications

Nuclear energy impact on climate change, CO2 reduction and gas and coal consumption, radiological environmental impact, nuclear energy and environment, nuclear energy and public opinion, applications in industry, medicine or agriculture; tomography, neutrography, gammagraphy, spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear chemistry, particle accelerators and X-rays, isotope and radiation applications.

Energy Planning and Human Resources in the Energy Industry

Nuclear economy, nuclear energy and energy planning, decommissioning and dismantling of facilities, levelized generation cost calculation methods, hydrogen economy, experience in education and training programs, safety culture and nuclear knowledge management.

Radiological Protection and Safety

Qualification and certification in radiological protection, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation industrial applications, nuclear medicine, nuclear instrumentation, regulation, shielding, power and research reactors radiological safety and security; radioactive material transport, radiological waste management and environmental impact, safeguards.