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Technical Sessions

CALL FOR ABSTRACT IS NOW OPEN

Deadline for GEN 4 Systems (GIF) :  31st of March – Closed

Deadline for Atoms For The Future’s Abstract submission (SMR, current fleet, fuel cycle, under dismantling, GEN3+) :  31st of August

Deadline for EPiC submission  :  31st of August

GEN3+, SMR, Fusion, Reactors under operation: safety, licensing, construction, simulation and training, operation and maintenance + Decommissioning, Dismantling, Waste Mangement + Fuel Cycle

During the conference, the technical sessions on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday Morning will be dedicated to technical presentations: you will have the opportunity to present your work to a small group of participants (~ 30).
All experience levels are welcome for both Technical Presentations and EPiC! Moreover, there is a large variety of topics and no fee to submit your abstract. It should be well structured and address topics one of the eleven topics. Abstracts should contain no more than 400 words and a maximum of five keywords.
Download the template and application form here: GIFAF2018Callforpapers_FORM and the call’s brochure here: GIFAFF2018CallforAbstracts.

To get more details on the GEN IV part for Technical Tracks and the paper submission process dedicated to these systems, you can visit: http://gifsymposium2018.gen-4.org/

Submission Process

It is possible to either prepare a 400 word abstract or send a video that shall explain the technical or scientific aspect of your presentation. The submission is done by returning this application form with your name at the beginning (NAME_GIF_AFF_2018_Abstract.docx) at:

conferences@sfenjg.org and gifsymposium2018@gen-4.org

If you choose the video submission, the video cannot last more than 3 minutes and must be sent by email with the enclosed application form. If needed, it is possible to use a transfer website such as “WeTransfer” and send in parallel the application form. In this case, indicate “Video submission” instead of writing a summary in the section “Technical Sessions – Abstract”.

Deadlines for full papers dedicated to Gen IV systems (GIF):

Capture d’écran 2018-01-09 à 20.10.09Deadlines for simplified process dedicated to other systems (AFF):

Capture d’écran 2018-01-09 à 20.10.21* Abstracts submitted to the Atoms for the Future conference are not subject to the writing of a full paper (Atoms for the Future acceptance will be based on the abstracts only). For that reason, the submission process for Atoms for the Future abstracts has been simplified.

The SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS deadline has been extended to June, 30th !

Elevator Pitch Challenge (EPiC)

Students, PHDs or young professionals are highly encouraged to take part in the Elevator Pitch Challenge (EPiC) **. The EPiC is an additional contest that will take place during AFF-GIF Symposium. The participants will have 3 min to present their subject and convince the jury (this 3’ talk may be supported by a short Powerpoint). The 3 best EPiC presentation will be elected by a jury and will be awarded.

Click here for the dedicated webpage !

Topics of the 2018 Technical Presentation and EPiC

  • Track 1 & 2: Progress on GEN IV systems
  • Track 3: Human Capital Development
  • Track 4: Research infrastructures
  • Track 5: Safety and security
  • Track 6: Fuels and materials
  • Track 7: Advanced components and systems for GEN IV reactors
  • Track 8: Integration of nuclear reactors in low carbon energy systems
  • Track 9: Decommissioning and Waste Management
  • Track 10: Operation, Maintenance, Simulation & Training
  • Track 11: Licensing and construction of nuclear reactors

Description of each track

Track 1 & 2: Progress on Gen IV systems

Progress on the development of Gen IV reactors including design, engineering, studies on structures, systems and components, including core design, instrumentation, in-service inspection and repair. Any scientific or engineering design study related to one of the six systems, from concept to demonstration.

Track 3: Human capital development

Gen IV related national and international Education and Training programs, networks, courses, webinars, massive open online courses (MOOCs), schools: overview and novel approaches. Role of GIF in human capital development, including student’s career paths: success stories and potential.

Track 4: Research infrastructures

Progress in existing or planned experimental facilities, in support of design, technology development and qualification of components and systems for Gen IV, as well as papers on the key role of experimental testing on the validation of modelling and simulation. Their potential crossed use between GIF members could be highlighted.

Track 5: Safety and security

This track is not only focused on Gen IV and can also deal with the current nuclear fleet, SMRs and Gen III.
Any safety methodology or analysis, including deterministic and probabilistic studies. Safety design Criteria or Guidelines. Design and Design Extension Conditions including severe accidents. Security methodology or analysis, proliferation resistance and physical protection issues.

Track 6: Fuels and materials

This track is not only focused on Gen IV and will deal also with the current nuclear fleet, SMRs and Gen III.
The higher temperatures, prolonged strong irradiation, and potentially chemically aggressive environments compared with light water reactors, together with the expectation of enhanced safety and lower severe accident probabilities provide challenges and opportunities for both fuel and structural materials in Gen IV systems. This track will cover the design, fabrication, irradiation and PIE, qualification, as well as the modelling and simulation of materials systems that address these challenges. Papers are particularly encouraged that delineate present impediments to full deployment of Gen IV technologies and how they be overcome.

Track 7: Advanced components and systems for Gen IV reactors

Design, fabrication, irradiation and PIE, qualification, modelling and simulation of advanced components and systems (power conversion, decay heat removal …).
Papers are particularly encouraged that consider how Advanced Manufacturing may be used to enable material, qualification and certification and supply chain improvements to potentially reduce the time to deploy innovative solutions with nuclear energy systems.

Track 8: Integration of nuclear reactors in low carbon energy systems

This track is not only focused on Gen IV and will deal also with the current nuclear fleet, SMRs and Gen III.
Economic and technical aspects of integration of renewable energy resources and nuclear power plants in electricity grids, economic and optimisation modelling studies, flexibility requirements for new-build nuclear capacity for load-following, hybrid energy systems including energy storage and co-generation, system effects including grid reliability, market and economic analysis and policies required to make nuclear-renewable integration viable.
Scenarios studies, technical-economic analysis of power and co-generation for specific Gen IV systems, studies on closing/partially closing fuel cycles using Gen IV reactors in symbiosis with other systems.

Track 9: Decommissioning & Waste Management

This track is not only focused on Gen IV reactors and will deal with the decommissioning (and waste issues) of all nuclear power plants or facilities using nuclear materials (including research reactors, fuel cycle facilities, facilities producing medical isotopes, …)

Track 10: Operation, Maintenance, Simulation & Training

This track is not only focused on Gen IV and will deal also with the current nuclear fleet, SMRs and Gen III.
Operating experience case and strategies. Any NPP operation-related experience feedback. Long term operation (LTO) modifications. Operators and workers’ training including the use of the simulation for maintenance preparation, operation management, Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMG).

Track 11: Construction of nuclear reactors

This track is not only focused on Gen IV and will deal also with the current nuclear fleet, SMRs and Gen III.
Any experience related to design optimisation. Construction process. Supply chain, Commissioning.

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