of U.S. Nuclear Power Report 1
to the Computer Code and Data Collection. 2
COURSES, SYMPOSIA.. 3
2006 MCNP Class Schedule. 4
RP&S Division Biennial Topical Meeting. 5
2006 Annual Meeting: “Chernobyl at
Course on Neutron Spectra Unfolding. 5
International Radiation Protection Association Congress. 6
Annual Workshop. 6
Annual Actinide Separations Conference. 7
Carlo User Group meeting MCNEG-2006. 7
Problems of Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy (NPAE-Kyiv 2006) 7
Training Course/Tutorial 8
MCNP for the Health Physicist, Medical Physicist, and Rad Engineer 8
European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning. 10
Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES 2007) 12
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Chesapeake Nuclear Services, Inc.,
contributed a newly frozen version of this suite of NRC's computer codes
used for evaluating routine radioactive effluents from nuclear power
plants. NRCDose includes
LADTAP II, GASPAR II, and XOQDOQ with a WINDOWS interface to facilitate
ease of use. It is intended
for modeling routine, normal effluents under annual average environmental
conditions and should not be used for accident dose assessment.
NRCDose runs on Pentium computers under
Windows XP. The distributed
executables were created with Microsoft Fortran PowerStation Version 4.0
and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0.
Source files are not included, so this code system can be run only
on PCs under Windows. The package is transmitted on CD in Windows
format. References: “User’s
Guide,” (November 14, 2000, revised 2003); NUREG/CR 4653, PNL 5907 (March
1987); NUREG/CR 1276, ORNL/NUREG/TDMC 1 (March 17, 1980); NUREG/CR 2919
(PNL 4380) (September 1982).
Fortran and Visual Basic; Pentium (C000684PC58605).
ANS Fellows: Two new Fellows were
recognized during the Honors and Awards Luncheon at the 2005 ANS Winter
Meeting in Washington. Fellow is the highest grade
of ANS membership and is presented to members who have made outstanding
contributions to the advancement of nuclear science and technology.
Hans Toffer for “outstanding
leadership in nuclear criticality safety issues throughout the Department
of Energy complex, and for dedication to excellence in the implementation
of leading-edge technologies. These include waste tank moisture
measurements using Cf-252, the multi-parameter Hanford Data Base for
nuclear safety evaluations and applications, N-reactor safety upgrades and
life extension, and the development of criticality safety consensus
standards.” Toffer has been an ANS member since 1972. He is manager of
criticality and shielding for Fluor Federal Services.
Lawrence W. Townsend for
“outstanding contributions furthering the understanding of cosmic
radiation interactions with matter, and for exceptional technical
leadership in the development of interaction models, transport codes, and
engineering methods for space radiation protection.” Townsend has been a
member of ANS since 1995. He is a professor of nuclear engineering at the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
ANS Seaborg Medal was presented
to Robert C. Block for “numerous excellent
contributions to the nuclear data base for use in nuclear design through
extensive experimental measurements of neutron cross sections.” Block is
professor emeritus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been an ANS
member since 1967.
Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist
Award, presented to Massimo
Salvatores for “sustained technical excellence in advancing
state-of-the-art fast neutron reactor physics, and for visionary world
leadership in the advancement of thermal and fast critical reactor and
subcritical source-driven fast neutron spectrum concepts for sustainable,
ecologically sound energy supply.” Salvatores, a member since 1979, is a
scientific advisor at the CEA’s Cadarche facility.
Landis Public Communications and
Education Award, presented to Garry A. Harris for “his broad,
demonstrated, and continuous commitment to the proper communication and
education of business leaders, legislators, educators, students, and the
general public. Also, for his unwavering commitment to ensuring that
frequent and accurate information on issues related to nuclear science and
technology is clearly communicated.” He is president and chief operating
officer of HTS Enterprise, LLC. He has been a member of ANS since
Octave J. Du Temple Award,
presented to Connie H. Cherry
in recognition of meritorious service to the Society by a member of the
staff. The citation reads “Her professional focus, creativity, and
diligence have contributed to the success of the Society’s governance
operation. Her strong personal integrity, leadership, superior
organization abilities, and high standard of performance are obvious in
the work she has done to streamline procedures, build and maintain
relationships, and reduce costs. … She is a valued asset not only to the
governance, but to the American Nuclear Society in general.” Connie has
been an ANS employee since 2000.
Local Section Meritorious Award
was presented to the Oak
Ridge/Knoxville Section and the Idaho Section for small and large
sections, respectively, to recognize the outstanding activities and
achievements of local sections.
RSICC attempts to keep
its users and contributors advised of conferences, courses, and symposia
in the field of radiation protection, transport, and shielding through
this section of the newsletter.
Should you be involved in the planning/organization of such events,
feel free to send your announcements and calls for papers via email to email@example.com
with “conferences” in the subject line by the 20th of
each month. Please include the announcement in its native format as an
attachment to the message. If the
meeting is on a website, please include the url.
Every attempt is made to ensure that the
links provided in the Conference and Calendar sections of this newsletter are
correct and live. However, the very nature of the web creates the
possibility that the links may
become unavailable. In that case, please call or mail the contact
Lead Teachers: Drs. John
Hendricks, Gregg McKinney, Laurie Waters
and MCNPX homepage: http://mcnpx.lanl.gov/
MCNPX is packed with new and exciting
plotting features, including numerous mesh tally options which can be
superimposed on your geometry plot and plotted within the MCNPX run,
eliminating the need for post-processing and costly additional plotting
package(s). You can plot
particle flux, tracks, dosage, and energy deposition as well as source
points and many others.
workshops include hands-on instruction, generally on PC Windows machines.
Subject to participant export
approval from the MCNPX beta test team, participants will be able to
access the Fortran 90
version of MCNPX 2.4, the LA150 (150 MeV) cross-section data for over 40
isotopes for incident neutrons and protons and 12 for
photonuclear interactions, and a notebook of
Follow-up consultation for class
participants will be provided.
The classes are taught by experienced
MCNPX code developers and instructors. More information on code versions
and capabilities is available at MCNPX Workshops web site http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
To register go
Los Alamos National
Los Alamos National
classes will showcase the latest release of MCNP, Version 5. All classes
provide interactive computer learning with time available to discuss
individual questions and problems with MCNP experts. While MCNP supports a
number of platforms, LANL class computers are usually PCs. The class fee includes a notebook
with all class viewgraphs and handouts, dinner the first evening, and
snacks and refreshments provided during class breaks. Registration and the
most current information can be found at http://www-xdiv.lanl.gov/x5/MCNP/classinformation.html.
For information regarding the class in Japan - Contact: Dr. Tadakazu
Suzuki - Research Organization for Information Science & Technology
(RIST), (phone 029-282-8309,6335, fax 029-282-4282, email firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rist.or.jp/nucis).
classes are for people who have little or no experience with MCNP. This
class surveys the features of MCNP so the beginning user will be
introduced to the capabilities of the program, and will have hands-on
experience at running the code to solve simple problems. Course topics
include Basic Geometry, Source Definitions, Output (Tallies) Specification
and Interpretation, Advanced Geometry (repeated structures specification),
Variance Reduction Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Criticality, Plotting
of Geometry, Tallies, and Particle Tracks, and Neutron / Photon / Electron
classes are for people with MCNP experience who want to extend their
knowledge and gain depth of understanding. Most areas of MCNP operation will
be discussed in detail, with emphasis on Advanced Geometry, Advanced
Variance Reduction Techniques, and other Advanced features of the program.
Time will be available to discuss approaches to specific problems of
interest to students.
Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division Biennial
Topical Meeting will be held April 3–6, 2006, at the Pecos River Village in Carlsbad, New
Mexico. The conference will open with a keynote
address by Dr. Glenn Knoll. Other outstanding plenary speakers will
include Dr. Kenneth
Shultis, Dr. Cassiano de Oliveira and other special speakers.
be offered on April 2 and 6, both morning and afternoon. These continuing
education classes with the time and location are listed in the conference
website. There will be no charge to those registered for the conference
for any of the workshops, although pre-registration is requested.
Attendance at the conference will provide continuing education credits for
various technical certifications depending on the degree of participation
by the attendee.
Tours will be
offered of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a licensed and
operating deep geological repository for transuranic waste. The actual
number of visitors WIPP can accommodate will depend on operational
conditions and the work schedule of the facility. The WIPP site is a
federal facility and advance notice will be required for a site visit so
early registration is strongly encouraged.
Site is also available to the general public independent of the conference
on Saturday, April 1, 2006. The Trinity Site is the location of the
world’s first detonation of a nuclear weapon.
The program and
contact information for the conference can be found at http://www.ans-rpsw-carlsbad.com/.
The National Council
on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) will hold its 2006 Annual
Meeting April 3–4, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington,
Virginia. The April 26, 1986,
accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power
plant near Kiev in the Ukrainian
Republic of the
Former Soviet Union was the worst nuclear power accident in history. Large
numbers of people were contaminated in the Ukraine Republic, Belarus Republic, Western Russia, Western Europe, and
Scandinavia. More than 200,000 people in
the Ukraine and
Belarus Republics were evacuated and resettled as a
result of significant fallout from the Chernobyl accident.
On the twentieth anniversary of this
disastrous event, the 2006 NCRP Annual Meeting will provide a
comprehensive retrospective review and analysis of the effects of the
nuclear accident on human health and the environment. Topics to be
discussed by international experts include:
the initial release, distribution and
migration of radiation from Chernobyl;
efforts to clean up, contain and dispose of
radionuclides released by the accident;
health effects observed in emergency
responders and cleanup workers;
exposures and health effects among
populations living close to, and distant from, the Chernobyl reactor
lessons learned from the Chernobyl
accident, including improved nuclear safety procedures, better
preparedness for future nuclear accidents, and more effective management
and mitigation of human health consequences of such events; and
international perspectives on the future
use of nuclear technology and nuclear power in comparison with other power
The program and registration for the
meeting can be accessed at http://www.ncrponline.org/dates.html.
training course on neutron spectra unfolding will be held April 7–8, 2006,
in Cape Town,
Africa. The training course is organized
by the Neutron Radiation Department of the Physikalisch-
Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany. Additional support is
provided by EURADOS. The course is intended for those who do spectrometry
in neutron or mixed neutron/photon fields and need to analyze their data
using unfolding procedures; emphasis is on practical aspects of unfolding.
A series of
lectures in the morning sessions will provide an introduction to unfolding
as well as allow for discussions on the theory of unfolding. In the
afternoon sessions participants will work on specific examples at
PC-workplaces using the UMG software package provided by PTB (UMG:
Unfolding with GRAVEL and MAXED, currently distributed by NEA as code
package NEA-1665 and by RSICC as code package PSR-529). We will focus on
Bonner sphere measurements for our discussion of few-channel unfolding,
and on liquid scintillation spectrometer (NE213) measurements for our
discussion of multi-channel unfolding.
The number of
participants will be restricted due to the limited number of PC-workplaces
available. Therefore, you should register as soon as possible. For on-line
registration and further information please visit the website at: http://www.ptb.de/utc2006/. Contact:
Burkhard Wiegel, PTB, email Burkhard.Wiegel@ptb.de
The fee for the course is 800 Euro
and includes a CD with a complete set of notes and unfolding software, as
well as refreshments.
The Second European International
Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Congress, organized by the French
Society for Radiation Protection (SFRP), will be held in Paris, May 15–19,
2006. The European Congress is a global forum on the radiological
protection field and will provide a unique opportunity to present papers
and participate in debate on subjects which will determine the future of
this specialty, ranging from the scientific data and questions about
biological radiation effects, to the regulation and practice of radiation
protection. Details about the conference and registration information are
available from the website at http://www.irpa2006europe.com/.
The North American Young Generation in
Nuclear (NA-YGN) is offering its
Annual Workshop May 16–17, 2006, in San Francisco, California. This professional
development workshop theme is “Innovate & Rejuvenate: Act Today,
Change Tomorrow” and will include on the program:
Plants: Inside and Out
An up-to-date overview of new reactor designs and what it would it
take to build them.
The West Side
Story California faces
unique concerns in our nuclear industry. This panel will help shed light
on the various issues.
Security Concerns at University Research Reactors A breach in security or just media
hype? Join this panel to hear how the industry addressed the public’s
Passion at the Grass-roots Level: NA-YGN Local Chapter Updates Need inspiration or ideas? Check
out what our NA-YGN local chapters are doing.
Sizing Up the Industry
Find out how data-driven methodologies can have huge returns on
investments in nuclear and non-nuclear organizations.
A Walk Down
Memory Lane Learning
from our industry’s history helps us continue to be primed for our
Torch: A Knowledge Transfer Workshop What’s the best way to share
information from one generation to the next? Join together to explore a
growing industry issue.
Accelerator Center Tour
Interested in checking out particle physics research, the giant
detectors required to observe subatomic particles and Klystron Gallery,
the world’s longest building? We’ve arranged a tour on Thursday morning,
Complete workshop information and
registration forms are available at http://www.na-ygn.org/pd/workshop.shtml.
The Environmental and Molecular Science
Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, will host the 30th Annual
Actinide Separations Conference May 22–25, 2006. Papers are being
solicited for the conference topics which are:
aqueous separations, including solvent
extraction and ion exchange;
process development for waste management
plutonium and fissile material disposition
waste disposal technologies, including
waste acceptance criteria for disposal sites;
advanced nuclear fuel process development
medical isotopes; and
research and development activities
associated with fission products.
Both oral and poster presentations will be
considered. No part of the title or summary should contain UCNI. Submittal
forms and details about the conference may be obtained from Cal Delegard
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MS P7-25, Richland, WA 99352 (phone 509 376-0548, fax 509
372-3861). Papers may be submitted by mail or electronically.
This year’s Monte Carlo User Group Meeting
MCNEG-2006 will take place at City University, London. on May 25–26, 2006. MCNEG is the
user group meeting for everybody interested in the use of Monte Carlo simulation for radiation transport
calculations. Users of all Monte Carlo
codes, including BEAM, MCNP, Penelope, EGS4, FLUKA, etc., as well as
deterministic codes and home-made codes, are encouraged to attend our
meetings. One-page presentation abstracts in electronic form may be
submitted to email@example.com by
May 1, 2006.
This year’s guest speakers include:
Dr Habib Zaidi of Geneva University Hospital, who will address “Monte Carlo in
nuclear imaging systems” and “Quantitative imaging and dosimetry for
targeted radiation therapy,” and
Dr Alfredo Ferrari, CERN and Developer of
the Fluka code (TBC), who will talk on “The development functionality of
FLUKA and its use for proton and C-ion therapy.”
Full details are available on our website
or via e-mail from the organizer, Dr. Robert Price, Associate Dean (Research), School
of Allied Health Sciences, City University, Northampton Square, London
EC1V OHB (phone +44 (0)20 7040 5670, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The organizing committee
for Current Problems of Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy
(NPAE-Kyiv 2006) invites your participation in the conference which
will take place May 29–June 03, 2006, at the Institute of the Post-diploma
Education (http://www.ipe.univ.kiev.ua/) of
National University. The program will include
invited talks and scientific presentations on the following topics:
Collective processes in atomic nuclei
Nuclear reactions and processes with exotic
Rare nuclear processes
Relativistic nuclear physics
Neutron physics and physics of nuclear
Problems of atomic energy and future
Applied nuclear physics and technique of
Details and forms related to the meeting
are available at the website (http://www.kinr.kiev.ua/NPAE_Kyiv2006/)
or you may contact Institute for Nuclear Research, Prospect Nauky, 47,
Kyiv, 03680, Ukraine (phone +38 044 525 39 49, fax +38 044 525 44 63,
The next PENELOPE training course/tutorial
will be held from 4–7 July 2006, at the Facultat de Fisica (ECM),
Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, 08028 BARCELONA, Spain. This course is addressed
to researchers in radiation physics and its applications. The main
objective is to provide participants with a detailed description of the
2006 version of PENELOPE, with an
ample perspective on Monte Carlo methods
for simulation of electron/photon transport. The reliability of the
interaction models and the accuracy of the numerical methods and
approximations implemented in the code will be discussed. Examples of
simulation results and benchmark comparisons with experiment will be
presented. The course will include practical sessions on the use of the
generic main programs, PENCYL (cylindrical geometries) and PENMAIN
(quadric geometries), and on the design of the main program for specific
applications. Details and registration information can be found at http://www.nea.fr/html/dbprog/penelope2006.html.
July 2006 (4.5 days)
FEE: $1,450 per
MESA Complex, Room 130, University of New
The Los Alamos
MCNP code is a general and powerful Monte
Carlo transport code for photons, neutrons, and electrons.
MCNP can be safely described as the “industry standard” with more than 600
person-years of development effort behind it. It is supported on a variety
of platforms and is now accessible to health physicists, medical
physicists, and rad engineers using desktop or laptop personal computers.
This 4.5 day course introduces the basic concepts of Monte Carlo,
demonstrates how to put together an MCNP input file, and illustrates some
health and medical physics applications of the code. No prior knowledge of
Carlo is assumed.
All of the
input and output files for the class demonstrations will be provided for
self-study on a diskette. The course will focus on providing a practical
boost toward learning the program and guiding the student toward useful
applications. Extensive practice sessions are scheduled using a personal
computer in class.
available online at: http://drambuie.lanl.gov/~esh4/mcnp.htm.
Make checks (U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank ) payable to the University of California and mail with name, address, and
phone number to: David Seagraves, Mail Stop J573, Los Alamos National
Laboratory, Group HSR-4, MCNP Class, Los Alamos, NM
regarding registration and class space availability should be made to
David Seagraves, 505-667-4959, fax 505-665-7686, email: email@example.com. Technical questions may be
directed to Dick Olsher, 505-667-3364; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Nuclear Society has
announced that the ANS Reactor Physics Topical PHYSOR-2006, “Advances in
Nuclear Analysis and Simulation,” will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept. 10–14, 2006. The
meeting is sponsored by the Reactor Physics Division of the ANS and
co-sponsored by several international societies. The conference will be
held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver.
You are invited
to visit the meeting website at http://www.cns-snc.ca/physor2006/
to obtain updated information and to download a copy of the call for papers. The
conference chair is Benjamin Rouben, FCNS Manager, Reactor Core Physics
Sheridan Park (phone 905-823-9060 x 4550, fax
905-822-0567, email email@example.com).
The technical program co-chair is Ken Kozier, Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited (AECL), Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada K0J
1J0 (phone +1-613-584-8811 + ext. 5059, email
The 10th International
Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-10) will be held at the University of
Coimbra, Portugal, 17–22 September 2006. This event is organized jointly
by the International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS) and the Physics
Department of Coimbra University. The meeting is devoted to current trends
in radiation physics research and will include a series of plenary talks
given by prominent international researchers. The symposium in Coimbra is the latest in a series of triennial
symposia which began in Calcutta in 1974
and continued in Penang (1982), Ferrara
(1985), São Paulo (1988), Dubrovnik (1991), Rabat (1994), Jaipur (1997), Prague (2000) and Cape Town (2003). A 2½ day Workshop on the
Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation
Detectors will be held immediately prior to ISRP-10 (15–17 September
More information on the Symposium, the
associate workshop, as well as on the venue, can be found at http://pollux.fis.uc.pt/isrp10.
The Twelfth International
Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ICNCT-12) will be held October 9–13,
2006, in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. The meeting is sponsored
by the International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT) with the
society president, Yoshinobu Nakagawa of the Kagawa National Children's
Hospital, acting as chairman of the organizing committee. The meeting will
focus on the many significant developments that have been made in neutron
capture therapy in biology, medicine, chemistry, medical physics and
engineering, and clinical trials. Those wishing to present their work on a
relevant topic may submit an abstract until the March 15 deadline. One of the
highlights of the presentations will be the report of results from our
Japanese NCT teams of clinical trials on brain, skin and head and neck
tumors. Results of recent treatments on liver and lung cancers will also
be reported. These treatments have been carried out using a combination of
BSH and BPA which have yielded successful results. The most up-to-date
information as well as registration and submittal information can be found
at the conference website: http://icnct-12.umin.jp/index.html.
The European Workgroup on MCTP
(EWG-MCTP) is sponsoring the First European Workshop on Monte Carlo
Treatment Planning, October 22–25, 2006, in Gent, Belgium. The conference theme
is “Introduction of MCTP into the Clinic.” The workshop will offer the
opportunity for scientists to exchange information, to develop new ideas
and initiate international collaborative programs on the exciting and fast
developing research domain of Monte Carlo
treatment planning. This workshop will also provide an overview of the
current state of the art to clinical physicists who are thinking of
introducing MCTP into their clinic.
The venue of the meeting is “Het Pand,” a
former Dominican monastery located in the historical centre of the city.
The oldest parts of the building date from the 13th century and houses
some valuable collections of the University such as the Museum for the
History of Medicine and the ethnographical and archaeological
Scientific sessions will consist of
general talks and poster presentations. The research topics covered will
be the following:
Industry – MCTPS
General multipurpose codes
MC in optimisation
Inquiries may be sent to N. Reynaert, Lab
for Standard Dosimetry Gent, Gent University –FANC, Proeftuinstraat 86 –
B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM (phone + 32 9 264 66 48, fax + 32 9 264 66 96, email
Details and updated information can be found at http://www.ewg-mctp.ugent.be/.
The First International Conference on
Physics and Technology of Reactors and Applications (PHYTRA1), will be
held March 14–16, 2007, in Marrakech City, Morocco. This is the first
International Conference organized by the Moroccan Association for Nuclear
Engineering and Reactor Technology “GMTR” after a series of three national
conferences. The objective is to provide scientists and engineers from
different countries an opportunity to present their recent work in reactor
physics and nuclear technology. Industrial vendors may exhibit their
products and innovations in different domains related to reactor physics
and nuclear technology. The PHYTRA1 conference will also be a celebration
for the operation of the first research reactor (TRIGA Mark II) in
Morocco which is expected to be
commissioned in 2006.
Conference topics include:
Deterministic and Monte Carlo Transport
Reactor Core and Lattice Physics
Physics and Computational Methods for
Reactor Theory and Reactor Concepts
Neutron Kinetics and Dynamics
Criticality and Safety Analysis
Fuel Loading Optimization and Fuel
Nuclear Data Analysis and Methods
Computer Codes and Benchmarks
Computational Methods for Research
High Temperature Reactor Physics and
Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
Radioactive Waste Management
Research Reactor Utilization
Reactor Dosimetry and Reactor Shielding
A one-page abstract should be sent by June 15, 2006, via email, to Pr.
A. Jehouani, Faculty of Sciences SEMLALIA, Dept. of Physics, University
Cadi Ayyad- Marrakech Morocco (email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, fax 212-44-43-74-10) or Pr. L.
Erradi, GMTR President, Mohammed V Agdal University, Faculty of Sciences,
Department of Physics, B. P. 1014 RABAT Morocco (email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
The International Conference on Nuclear
Data for Science and Technology will be held April 22–27, 2007, in
conference is organized by the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA)
under the auspices of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). The General
Chairs are B. Bigot, Haut commissaire à l'Énergie Atomique and L.
Echávarri, NEA Director-General. Abstracts should be submitted by September 2006 on the
Nuclear structure and decay data
Experimental facilities and detection
Nuclear data measurements and analysis
Nuclear theories, models and data
Evaluated nuclear data libraries and
Validation, benchmarking of evaluated data
Data dissemination and international
Fission energy applications
Fusion technology applications
Dosimetry and shielding applications
Safeguards and security
Space, cosmic-ray applications, radiation
effects on electronics
Astrophysics and cosmology applications
Medical and environmental applications
most current information will be posted on the website at http://www-dapnia.cea.fr/Sphn/nd2007
/site_nd2007/ and questions or comments may be addressed to
The committee for the 13th
International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES 2007)
has issued a call for papers for the conference to be held June 3–8, 2007,
at Gazi University in Istanbul.
The main objective of ICENES is to provide
a broad review and discussion of various advanced, innovative and
non-conventional nuclear energy production systems to scientists,
engineers, industry leaders, policy makers, decision makers and young
professionals who will shape future energy supply and technology. ICENES
2007 will also open the forum to innovative non-nuclear technologies, such
as hydrogen energy, solar energy, deep space exploration, etc. with an
emphasis on unthinkable ideas
with a sound scientific-technical basis. The program will include invited
papers, submitted contributions in oral and poster sessions, as well as an
industrial exhibition and social tours. Topical areas include:
Advanced Fission Systems
Fusion Energy Systems
Accelerator Driven Systems
Exotic Nuclear Reactor Concepts
Transmutation and Fuel Cycle
Co-Generation and Non-Electricity
Generation IV Reactors
Space Power and Propulsion
Deep Space Exploration, general
Nuclear Hydrogen Production
Radiation Protection & Shielding
Hydrogen Energy, general including
Other Alternative Energies
The official language of the conference
will be English. Authors should submit abstracts of 300–500 words to email@example.com for
review by the Program Committee.
Abstracts should include sufficient information to explain and
support the new and significant results to be presented in the proposed
paper. The topical area
appropriate to the abstract and the name and address of the author to whom
correspondence should be addressed must be clearly stated at the top of
the first page. Abstracts may be submitted in “pdf” or “doc” format via
e-mail by September 22, 2006.
Authors will be notified by November 17, 2006. The deadline for full
papers is March 2, 2007. The
proceedings will be produced on an interactive CD-ROM with an ISBN
registration number. A selection of ICENES 2007 papers will be published
in a special edition of the journal Energy Conversion &
Management. Updated information will be posted to http://www.icenes2007.org/.
TopNux: Securing the Future—The Role of Nuclear
Energy, March 21–23, 2006, London, England. Contact: Dionne Bosma,
ENS (phone 32-2-505-3054, fax 32-2-502-3902, email Dionne.firstname.lastname@example.org).
23rd Short Course Series on “Modeling and
Computation of Multiphase Flow,” March 20–24, 2006, Zurich. Contact:
Prof. G. Yadigaroglu, Short Course Multiphase Flow, ETH WEN B-13,
Weinbergstr. 94, CH-8006 Zurich, Switzerland (phone + 41 44 632 4615, fa:
+ 41 44 632 1105, email email@example.com) http://www.ascomp.ch/ShortCourse/Short-Course.html.
MCNPX Intermediate Workshop, March 27–31, 2006,
Africa. Contact: Bill Hamilton (phone
806-928-6021, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
U.S. WIN Region 2 Meeting, March 27–28,
2006, St. Lucie,
Florida. Contact: Anita
Bailey at Anita_Bailey@fpl.com.
NCRP 2006 Annual Meeting April 3–4, 2006, Arlington, Virginia. Contact: http://www.ncrponline.org/dates.html.
14th Biennial Topical Meeting of the ANS Radiation
Protection and Shielding Division, April 3–6, 2006, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Contact: Dr. Chuan-Fu Wu
(phone 505-234-7552, email email@example.com) or Mr. Russell
McCallister (phone 505-234-7395,email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical
Chemistry (MARC VII), April 3–7, 2006, Kona, Hawaii. Contact: B. Stephen Carpenter,
General Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau
Dr., Stop 1090, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (phone 301-975-4119) http://www.min.uc.edu/nuclear/marc/.
Two-day training course on neutron spectra
unfolding, April 7–8, 2006, Cape
Africa. Contact: Burkhard Wiegel, PTB
International High-Level Radioactive Waste
Management Conference (2006 IHLWM), April 30–May 4, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Daniel B. Bullen,
General Chair, Exponent, 185
Hansen Court, Suite 100, Wood Dale, IL 60191 (phone 630-274-3223, fax
630-274-3299, email email@example.com) http://www.ans.org/meetings/index.cgi?c=t.
39th Annual National Conference on
Radiation Control, May 7–10, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Contact: http://www.crcpd.org/2006annualmeeting.asp.
2nd European International Radiation
Protection Association (IRPA) Congress, May 15–19, 2006, Paris, France. Contact: Technical
Secretary, COLLOQUIUM, 12, rue de la Croix-Faubin, F-75557 Paris cedex 11
– France (phone +33 (0)1 44 64 15 15, fax +33 (0)1 44 64 15 16, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.irpa2006europe.com/.
Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, May 16–18,
Contact: dbcm GmbH, phone 49-02241-93897-23, fax 49-02241-93897-12, email
30th Annual Actinide Separations Conference, May
22–25, 2006, Richland,
Washington. Contact: Cal
Delegard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999,
MS P7-25, Richland,
WA 99352 (phone 509 376-0548, fax 509
372-3861, email email@example.com).
Monte Carlo User Group Meeting MCNEG -2006, May
25–26, 2006, City University, London. Contact: Dr Robert Price, Associate Dean (Research),
School of Allied Health Sciences, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V
OHB (phone +44 (0)20 7040 5670, email firstname.lastname@example.org). http://www.mcneg.org.uk/.
Current Problems of Nuclear Physics and Atomic
Energy (NPAE-Kyiv2006), May 29–June 03, 2006, Kyiv, Ukraine. Contact: Institute for
Nuclear Research, Prospect Nauky, 47, Kyiv, 03680, Ukraine (phone +38 044 525 39
49, fax +38 044 525 44 63, email NPAE-Kyiv2006@kinr.kiev.ua)
WIN Global 2006, May 30–June 1, 2006, Kitchener-Waterloo,
Contact: WIN Coordinator, Carol Berrigan (phone 202-739-8050, email email@example.com) http://www.win-2006.org/Win/.
ANS Annual Meeting, “A Brilliant Future: Nexus of
Public Support in Nuclear Technology,” June 4–8, 2006, Reno, Nevada. Contact: http://www.ans.org/meetings/annual/.
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power
Plants (ICAPP ’06), June 4–8, 2006, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Samim Anghaie, Univ or
Florida, 202 NSC, Gainesville, FL 32611-8300 (phone 352-392-8653, fax
352-392-8656, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for the Next
Generation Nuclear Reactors, June 4–8, 2006, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Lance L. Snead, Oak
Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak
Ridge, TN 37831-6140 (phone 865-574-3560,
fax 865-574-9942, email email@example.com).
MCNPX Introductory Workshop, June 12–16, 2006,
Santa Fe, NM. Contact: Bill Hamilton (phone
806-928-6021, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
EXRS 2006–European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry,
June 19–23, 2006, Paris, France. Contact: email@example.com, http://www.nucleide.org/exrs2006/.
US WIN Meeting (WIN 2006), “Leadership,
Education and Outreach in the 21st Century,” July 16–18, 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contact: WIN Coordinator,
Carol Berrigan (phone 202-739-8050, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.winus.org/.
47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of
Nuclear Materials Management, July 16–20, 2006, Nashville, Tennessee. Contact: INMM (phone
847-480-9573, fax 874-480-9282, email email@example.com).
14th International Conference on Nuclear
Engineering (ICONE 14), July 17–20, 2006, Miami, Florida. Contact: Kim Punter (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
MCNPX Intermediate Workshop, July 17–21, 2006,
Contact: Bill Hamilton (phone 806-928-6021, email email@example.com) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
MCNPX Intermediate Workshop, July 31–Aug 4, 2006,
West Point, NY USA. Contact: Bill Hamilton
(phone 806-928-6021, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
“Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation,” Sept. 10–14, 2006,
Vancouver, BC, Canada. Contact: Ken
Kozier, Technical Program Co-Chair, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
(AECL), Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada K0J 1J0
(phone 613-584-8811 ext. 5059, email email@example.com) http://www.cns-snc.ca/physor2006/.
Workshop on the
Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation
Detectors, Sept. 15–17, 2006, Coimbra, Portugal. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (http://pollux.fis.uc.pt/isrp10/workshop/index.htm).
ISRP-10, Sept. 17–22, 2006,
Coimbra, Portugal. Contact: email@example.com (http://pollux.fis.uc.pt/isrp10).
MCNPX Intermediate Workshop, Sept 18–22, 2006,
Santa Fe, NM USA. Contact: Bill Hamilton
(phone 806-928-6021, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
12th International Congress on Neutron
Capture Therapy (ICNCT-12), October 9–13, 2006, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. Contact: ICNCT-12
Secretariat, Association for Nuclear Technology in Medicine, 2 Masumoto
Bldg., 1-8-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, JAPAN (phone
81-3-3504-3961, fax 81-3-3504-1390, email ICNCT2006@antm.or.jp) http://icnct-12.umin.jp/.
First European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment
Planning, Oct. 22–25, 2006, Gent, Belgium. Contact: N. Reynaert,
Lab for Standard Dosimetry Gent, Gent University –FANC, Proeftuinstraat 86
– B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM (phone + 32 9 264 66 48, fax + 32 9 264 66 96,
MCNPX Intermediate Workshop, Oct 30–Nov 3,
2006, Tokyo, Japan. Contact: Bill
Hamilton (phone 806-928-6021, email email@example.com) http://mcnpxworkshops.com/.
ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo,
“Securing the Future in Times of Change,” Nov. 12–16, 2006, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Robert W. Kuckuck (phone 505-667-5101, email firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.ans.org/meetings/index.cgi?c=n.
First International Conference on Physics and
Technology of Reactors and Applications (PHYTRA1), March 14–16, 2007,
Contact: Pr. A. Jehouani, Faculty of Sciences SEMLALIA, Dept. of Physics,
University Cadi Ayyad- Marrakech Morocco (email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 212 44 43 74
10) or Pr. L. Erradi, GMTR President, Mohammed V Agdal University, Faculty
of Sciences, Department of Physics, B. P. 1014 RABAT Morocco (email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, fax
ICENES 2007, June 3–8, 2007, Istanbul. Contact:
Prof Dr. Sümer Şahin, Gazi University 06500 ANKARA/TURKEY (phone
+90.(0312).212.43.04, fax +90.(0312) 212.43.04, email email@example.com) http://www.icenes2007.org/.
ANS Annual Meeting, June 24–28, 2007, Boston, Massachusetts. Contact: http://www.ans.org/meetings/.