Conference Announcement

You can now download the conference announcement here: NURIS 2015 2nd Call

The registration is open till the 6th of April 2015.

Scientific program

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • The Future of Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Technology and Risks of old and new Reactors
  • Regulation, Risk Governance and Transparency
  • Proliferation Risks
  • Risks of Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal
  • Radiation Protection

Welcome address

H.E. Andrä Rupprechter
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Martin Gerzabek
Rector of University Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Keynote speakers

Dr. Gregory Jaczko
(Former Head of the NRC )

Dr. Satoshi Sato
(Nuclear consultant, former GE engineer, Investigator for NAIIC)

Dr. Richard Adams
(Member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union; Co-Chair of the Transparency working group of the European Nuclear Energy Forum)

Abstract submission deadline extended!

In response to many contributors request, the deadline for NURIS abstracts is extended to 15 February 2015!

Submitted abstracts should provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to evaluate their relevance to the conference (criteria: originality, contribution to the discourse on nuclear risks, and research content). Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, excluding title and author(s) affiliation. In addition, applicants should provide a one paragraph biography. One author of each accepted abstract is expected to register for the conference and to present the paper. A template for submission can be found here NURIS 2015 Abstract template

The abstracts and presentations must be in English.

Call for Abstracts open

The Call for Abstracts is open. Participants are asked to present their work on the implications of nuclear technologies, insights in recent developments and general research in the field. The interdisciplinary context of the conference suggests presentations to meet both, scientific quality and general comprehensibility.

List of Topics

  • Role of nuclear energy in (desired) future energy systems
  • Nuclear technology of existing reactors and related risks (e.g. risk-informed operation, licensing including risk-informed regulation, probabilistic risk assessment, deterministic safety analysis, code development, assessment and validation, severe accidents and analysis, radiological consequences and analysis, Fukushima accident analysis)
  • Proliferation risks
  • Risks of nuclear fuel supply
  • Risk governance and transparency
  • Risks of radioactive waste management and disposal
  • Economic risks
  • Risks of new nuclear technology concepts

International Conference on Nuclear Risk in Vienna

The University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna is hosting the first international conference on nuclear risks (NURIS). The conference will take place on 16-17 April 2015. The International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group (INRAG) invites scientists, professionals and experts to NURIS to contribute to an independent and comprehensive discussion on nuclear risks.