Deadline extended: Call for Pers: International Conference on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Deadline extended: Call for Pers: International Conference on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste



The deadline for interested contributors to submit abstracts for the International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management: Solutions for a Sustainable Future, which will take place November 1-5, 2021 in Vienna, Austria, has been November 6-20 Extended in 2021.

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The deadline for interested contributors to submit abstracts for the International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management: Solutions for a Sustainable Future, which will take place November 1-5, 2021 in Vienna, Austria, has been November 6-20 Extended in 2021.

Effective radioactive waste management is critical to the sustainability of all nuclear engineering activities from power generation to nuclear techniques and technologies in industry, medicine, research and agriculture. A wide range of robust solutions are either already implemented or about to be deployed.

The aim of the conference is to promote the exchange of information on current advances and solutions in the field of radioactive waste management. The conference will also highlight the effectiveness of the techniques and technologies currently used for radioactive waste management and help promote the adoption of best practices and well-integrated approaches for the future.

“The conference will highlight the many ways countries can successfully manage their radioactive waste through national and multilateral initiatives,” said Felicia Dragolici, IAEA radioactive waste management specialist and co-scientific secretary of the conference. “Despite the highly technical nature of some of the topics under discussion, we hope that the conference discussions will appeal to policy makers interested in learning more about radioactive waste management.”

Topics to be covered include:

  • national programmatic perspectives
  • Implementation of waste management strategies
  • Solutions for specific waste
  • Role of security case development in support of radioactive waste management
  • socio-economic aspects of radioactive waste management programs
  • integrated waste management
  • multinational cooperation in radioactive waste management

The conference will include panel discussions with experts from around the world as well as current sessions with keynote addresses. Side events and exhibitions are also held to better illustrate the nuances of certain subjects. The conference also offers young professionals the opportunity to participate in and present their work.

“The regular organization of conferences on radioactive waste management brings together all interested parties such as regulatory authorities, waste management organizations and industry to exchange and share experiences and progress in this area,” said Gerard Bruno, head of the IAEA for radioactive waste and management unit for spent fuel . “It also highlights where efforts need to be made to achieve higher levels of safety in the management of all types of radioactive waste around the world.”

The IAEA particularly encourages abstract submissions by young experts. Prospective conference attendees younger than 37 years of age and relatively early in their careers may receive grants to attend the conference. The conference committee awards grants to partially cover travel and accommodation costs for up to 7 participants. More information can be found here.

Those who would like to present a person – orally or in the form of a poster – at the conference must submit an abstract in electronic form via the web-based file submission system (IAEA-INDICO) of the conference by June 6, 2021. Proof of copy cannot be accepted and the instructions for uploading an abstract to IAEA-INIDO must be followed exactly.

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