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ICNC 2011 : The International Conference on Nuclear Criticality


When Sep 19, 2011 - Sep 22, 2011
Where Edinburgh, UK
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2011
Notification Due Mar 31, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2011
Categories    nuclear   safety   waste

Call For Papers

1. Development of Standards and Assessment Methodology

•guides, standards, handbooks,
•general methodology developments for fuel fabrication, storage, reprocessing, transport, decommissioning etc.
•'special' methodology developments, e.g. for fuel fabrication & transport of advanced reactor fuels )5w/o enrichment, risk informed methods,
•optioneering studies/methods
•consistency of safety margins, integration with overall facility safety cases, 'fit-for purpose' safety cases

2. Operational Practise

•practical considerations in the implementation of criticality control
•selection of methods of control, measurement techniques, compliance issues
•operator training, human factors, criticality audits and inspections
•lessons learnt from operating experience, incidents

3. Criticality Codes and Nuclear Data

•improved user interface/checking tools
•testing of new codes & data
•improvements to nuclear data
•identification of experimental needs

4. Criticality Experiments

•new evaluations of existing experiments
•new experiments
•future programmes

5. Uncertainty Analysis

•derivation of code/nuclear data bias and its uncertainty
•sensitivity analysis, selection of representative validation benchmarks
•assessment of manufacturing/operational uncertainties

6. Analysis of Criticality Accidents and Incidents

•modelling of criticality excursions
•analysis of causes of accidents/incidents, lessons learnt for
•emergency response planning
•accident detection and alarm systems: adequacy/omission studies

7. Burnup Credit

•modelling issues, code development, validation
•application & implementation, bounding assumptions, burn-up measurements, compliance issue
•future uses, e.g. disposal, new build

8. Waste Management Issues

•waste inventories, variability, characterisation requirements, special issues
•design of waste packaging, design of waste packaging processes,
•assessment of retrieval/conditioning/packaging/surface storage operations
•design of disposal facilities, assessment of disposal operations, assessment of post-closure phase

9. Professional Development Issues

•maintaining/building capability, national programmes, core competencies, training programmes
•international coordination/collaboration
•meeting future challenges, e.g. new build

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