May 03-06, 2015 - Nice (France)
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants"Nuclear Innovations for a Low-carbon Future"
Abstracts Due: September 30, 2014
Submit Abstract Here
Call For Papers (PDF)
About ICAPP 2015
Concerns about climate change are increasingly influencing global energy policies in the direction of displacing fossil fuels and promoting low-carbon energy sources.
Although the primary focus in many countries has been on renewable energy (e.g., solar and wind), the merits of nuclear power for large-scale carbon-free power generation are widely recognized by communities of distinguished climate and energy scientists. Plans to restart nuclear power reactors in Japan and the ongoing construction of more than 70 advanced light water reactors (LWRs) throughout the world, together with the recent start of operation of 2 commercial-scale fast neutron reactors in Russia and India, demonstrate the sustained resurgence of nuclear power and open the way for a sizable contribution to mitigating climate change.
ICAPP 2015 will address advances in nuclear power plants in a broad sense, not only covering technological progress in reactors and associated nuclear fuel cycles but also extending to broader applications of nuclear power, such as cogeneration and hybridization with other low-carbon power sources to displace fossil fuels in applications beyond electricity generation in the housing, transportation and industry sectors.
The conjunction of the 21st Climate Change Conference (COP21) and the 2015 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2015), both taking place in France in 2015, provides an excellent opportunity to review advances in both fields and to reassess the potential of the best available nuclear technologies to mitigate climate change in the medium term with advanced LWRs, including small modular reactors (SMRs), and in the longer term with fast neutron reactors and other types of Generation IV nuclear systems.
Abstract and Paper Deadlines.........................................
Authors should submit a 500 word abstract (text only) with contact information & preferred track number by September 30, 2014. Submit Abstracts Here
ICAPP 2015 Organizers
Noël Camarcat, EDF, France
Moon Hee Chang, KNS, South Korea
Takuya Hattori, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc., Japan
Danny Roderick, Westinghouse Electric Company, USA
Françoise De Bois, AREVA, France
Seok Cho, KHNP, South Korea
Kumiaki MORIYA, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., Japan
Michaele (Mikey) Brady Raap, ANS, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Valérie Faudon, SFEN, France
Bernard Jolly, SFEN, France
Goon-Cherl Park, KINGS, South Korea
Koji NISHIDA, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., Japan
Samim Anghaie, Consultant, USA
Technical Program Chairs:
Frank Carré, CEA, France
Sunkoo Kang, KINGS, South Korea
Kazuo SODA, Nagoya University, Japan
[Hirofumi TANAKA, Cube Electric Company, Japan (Assistant Program Chair)]
Sama Bilbao y Leon, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
1. Water-Cooled Reactor Programs and Issues
Evolutionary or innovative designs, large or small, light and heavy water cooled reactors; super critical water reactors; issues related to meeting near term utility needs; emerging plant safety issues, design improvements; I&C solutions; business, political and economic challenges; improved construction techniques including modularization.
Contact: Jean-Philippe Frontigny (AREVA), jeanphilippe.frontigny@
Shigemitsu Otsuka (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), shigemitsu_otsuka@
Tetsushi HINO (Hitachi, Ltd.), tetsushi.hino.kd@
John Sulley (Rolls-Royce) , John.Sulley@
2. High Temperature Reactors
Design and development issues, components and materials, safety, reliability, economics, demonstration plants and environmental issues, fuel design and reliability, power conversion technology, impact of non- electricity applications on reactor design; advanced thermal and fast reactors.
Contact: Dominique Hittner (AREVA), Dominique.hittner@
Céline CABET, CEA, (Celine.CABET@
Michael FÜTTERER, JRC, (michael.fuetterer@
Yassin A. HASSAN, Texas A&M University, (y-hassan@
Thierry LAMBERT, CEA, (thierry.lambert@
Henri Paillère, NEA, (Henri.PAILLERE@
Frederik REITSMA, IAEA, (F.Reitsma@
Layla SANDELL, Westinghouse, (sandell@
Farshid SHAHROKHI, AREVA Inc., (F.Shahrokhi@
Shigeaki NAKAGAWA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), nakagawa.shigeaki@
3. Fast Neutron and Other Innovative Reactors
Reactor technology with enhanced fuel cycle features for improved resource utilization, waste characteristics, and power conversion capabilities. Designs of systems with longer development times considered in international projects such as Gen-IV, and INPRO.
Contacts: Alfredo Vasile (CEA), Alfredo.vasile@
Konstantin Mikityuk (PSI), konstantin.mikityuk@
Richard Stainsby (NNL), richard.stainsby@
Zoltán Hózer (MTA EK), zoltan.hozer@
Peter Baeten (SCK.CEN), pbaeten@
Alessandro Alemberti (ANSALDO), alessandro.alemberti@
Yoshitaka Chikazawa (JAEA), chikazawa.yoshitaka@
Puthiyavinayagam Pillai (IGCAR), vinayaga@
Lelio Luzzi (Politecnico Milano), lelio.luzzi@
Andrei Rineiski (KIT), andrei.rineiski@
Kevan Weaver (Terrapower), kweaver@
Jan Leen Kloosterman (Delft University), J.L.Kloosterman@
Janos Gadó (MTA EK), janos.gado@
Kazuhiro KAMEI (Toshiba Corporation), kazuhiro5.kamei@
Hidemasa YAMANO (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), yamano.hidemasa@
4. Operation, Performance & Reliability Management
Training, O&M costs, life cycle management, risk based maintenance, operational experiences, performance and reliability improvements, outage optimization, human factors, plant staffing, outage reduction features, major component reliability, repair and replacement, in-service inspection, and codes & standards.
Contact: Stephane Feutry (EDF), stephane.feutry@
Hiroaki OHIRA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), ohira.hiroaki@
5. Plant Safety Assessment and Regulatory Issues
Transient and accident performance, severe accident analysis, nuclear plant security, natural disaster initiated severe accidents, impact of risk informed changes, accident management and emergency situations, advances in regulatory issues for operating and future plants, life assessment and management of aging, degradation and damage extension lessons from plant operations, containment with radiological and non-radiological inventory, probabilistic safety assessment and reliability engineering, new methodologies for plant safety analysis. Fire protection, emergency preparedness, and used fuel storage and transportation.Reactor licensing, advanced reactor design certification, combined license, and multinational design license application and evaluation.
Contact: Giovanni Bruna (IRSN), Giovanni.bruna@
Mike Corradini (University of Wisconsin, USA), corradin@
T. (Nithy) Nitheanandan (AECL, Canada), nitheanandant@
Paride Meloni (ENEA, Italie), paride.meloni@
Martin Zimmermann (PSI), martin.zimmermann@
Andreas Schaffrath (GRS), Andreas.Schaffrath@
Toshihiro AOYAGI (The Japan Atomic Power Company), toshihiro-aoyagi@
6. Reactor Physics and Analysis
Nuclear data libraries and related error files, lattice calculation, deterministic and Monte-Carlo approaches, core calculation, multi-physics coupling. Progresses achieved in this domain contribute to the improvement of core performances (for existing reactors and next generation reactors). New fuels, new fuel management, new reactor cores and characterization of spent fuels.
Contacts: Anne Nicolas (CEA), anne.nicolas@
Ivan Maldonado (University of Tennessee), Ivan.Maldonado@
Ben Forget (Massachusettes Institute of Technology), bforget@
Han Gyu Joo (Seoul National University, Korea), joohan@
Tadashi IKEHARA (Global Nuclear Fuel), tadashi.ikehara@
7. Thermal Hydraulics Analysis and Testing
Experimental techniques and measurements, phenomena identification and ranking, computer code scaling applicability and uncertainty, containment thermal hydraulics, separate and integral system tests, improved code development and qualification, single and two phase flow and heat transfer; advanced computational thermal hydraulic methods; single and two phase CFD.
Contacts: Bernard Faydide (CEA), bernard.faydide@
Chul-Hwa Song (KAERI), chsong@
Kazuyuki Takase (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), takase.kazuyuki@
8. Fuel Cycle and Waste Management
Fuel cycle sustainability, fuel cycle options, review of national programs on advanced fuel cycle options, core fuel management, nuclear material separation and recycling processes and technologies, advanced separation and transmutation technologies and performances, fuel and target designs for advanced fuel cycles, fuel cycle scenario assessments, nuclear nonproliferation, fully integrated fuel cycle and symbiotic nuclear power systems, scenarios for P&T deployment, modeling of processes, impacts of advanced fuel cycles on waste management, waste conditioning and disposal, thorium fuel options, accelerator driven systems.
Contact: Luc Van Den Durpel (AREVA), luc.vandendurpel@
Yoshihiko HORIKAWA (Nuclear Engineering, Ltd), yhorikawa@
9. Materials and Structural Issues
Fuel, core, reactor pressure vessel and internals structures, advanced materials issues, environmental effects and fracture mechanics, concrete and steel containments design and analysis, design and monitoring for seismic, dynamic and extreme accidents, irradiation issues, materials and structural mechanics issues, aging material issues, codes and standards for new generation plants.
Contact: Françoise Touboul (CEA), francoise.touboul@
Céline CABET (CEA), celine.cabet@
Travis KNIGHT (University of South Carolina), KNIGHTTW@
T.Jayakumar (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research), tjk@
Xinyu Huang (University of South Carolina), huangxin@
Djamel Kaoumi (University of South Carolina), KAOUMI@
Helena Geirinhas Ramos (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa) ,hgramos@
Peng Xu (Westinghouse Electric Company), xup@
Kunihiko Itoh (Nuclear Development Corporation), kunihiro_ito@
10. Nuclear Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
Climate impact and carbon reduction of nuclear and alternative systems, including applications such as the production of hydrogen, sea water desalination, liquid fuels produced with reduced carbon footprints, biofuels, heating and other cogeneration applications. Scenario analysis of nuclear role substitution for fossil fuels not only for power but for transportation, and its qualitative contribution.
Contact: Bernard Bonin (CEA), bernard.bonin@
Kazuaki MATSUI (The Institute Applied Energy), mac@
11. Infrastructure Issues for Nuclear Power Plant Programs
Technical, managerial, administrative, cooperation, localization, timing, funding and other issues for capacity building from stakeholders’ perspectives (international organizations, government, regulatory body, technical support organization, operator, vendor, industry and supply chain, inspection and control, conformity assessment and accreditation bodies, educational and training institutions, others) according to the strategy adopted for the NPP program and according to the set-up model considered for the NPP project ; Smart and innovative arrangements (owner/operator) for NPP programs and for NPP projects’ and contracts’ implementation.
Contacts: Franck Lignini (AREVA), franck.lignini@
12. Plant Licensing and International Regulatory Issues
Reactor licensing and rule making, advanced reactor design certifications, combined license applications and review, multinational design evaluation, international licensing convergence, risk informed decision making and regulation, generic safety issues, fire protection, emergency preparedness, nuclear plant security, construction inspection, environmental models for dose assessment, spent fuel storage and transportation, reactor inspection and assessment, emerging electrical/mechanical/materials issues.
Contact: Françoise De Bois (AREVA), francoise.debois@
Kenichi (Ken) Sato, (Hitachi), kenichi.sato@
Jukka Laaksonen (ROSATOM), YTLaaksonen@