International Scientific and Technical Conference

Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Prospects

Sochi, Russia.

It is with our deepest regret please be informed that the International Scientific and Technical Conference “Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Prospects” planned for the period 1-3 October 2020 has been cancelled for 2020 and is postponed until 2022.

The main reason of the postponing of the event is the global pandemic of COVID-19 that creates the increased risk to public health and safety of potential participants, especially with respect to their significantly gatherings in conference rooms and considering unclear situation in the autumn of this year.

It is planned that this important event will take place in 2022. Therefore, we thank all of you that responded to our invitations, expressed an interest and contribution to the conference “Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Prospects” and hope to see everybody in  2022 in Russia.

Scientific Organizational Committee of the International Scientific and Technical Conference “Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Prospects”.

The need to organize the conference relies on the exchange of experience and knowledge, putting together the international scientific community in order to discuss the scientific and technical readiness of deployment of many prospect technologies influencing the sustainable development of nuclear energy industry in the forthcoming years not only in a specific country, but also globally.

The conference will feature such the topical tracks as emerging reactor technologies of Generation 3+ and 4, spent nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear material recycling, safe management of radioactive waste streams, nuclear fuel supply for advanced nuclear energy systems, non-energy applications of nuclear science, etc.

The discussions during the topical tracks will not be limited to scientific novelty, but also consider the safety of nuclear technologies, their public acceptance, efficiency and innovativeness. Thus, the conference will be a subject of interest and demanded both for scientific community and representatives of state and regulatory bodies, nuclear societies and business entities.

A particular attention will be given to the nuclear youth generation, since it will particularly be responsible for scientific research and its implementation in the form of advanced technologies in the XXI century. Young scientists will be given an opportunity to present the results of their research and vision at a poster session, to communicate with vis-à-vis from other countries of the world and familiarize with the knowledge of prominent Russian and foreign scientists and specialists of the nuclear industry.


The conference is organized with support of:

Program Committee

Aleksander Lokshin

Rosatom, Russia

Kirill Komarov

Rosatom, Russia

Yuri Olenin

Rosatom, Russia

Vladimir Asmolov

Rosatom, Russia

Victor Ilgisonis

Rosatom, Russia

Leonid Bolshov

IBRAE RAS, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Stepan Kalmykov

Moscow State University, Russia

Pavel Ptitsyn

PE Science and Innovations, Russia

Grigory Trubnikov

Ministry of Science and Education, Russia

Behzod Yuldashev

Academy of Sciences, Republic of Uzbekistan

Vladimir Shkolnik

Kazakhstan Nuclear Society, Kazakhstan

Eric van Walle

Centre d’étude de l’Energie nucléaire, Belgium

Bernard Bigot

ITER, France

Michael Harms

German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Germany

Anil Kakodkar

Nuclear Energy Commission, India

Agneta Rising

World Nuclear Association

Tran Chi Thanh

Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute, Vietnam

Toru Obara

Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Anhar Antariksawan

Badan Tenaga Nuklir Nasional, Indonesia

Nenad Popovich

Ministry of Innovations and Technology Development, Republic of Serbia

Siegfried S. Hecker

Stanford University, USA

Bernard Salha

EDF Group, France

Roland Msiska

Zambia Atomic Energy Agency, Zambia

Won Seok Park

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, South Korea

Conference schedule

The agenda of the Conference is formed based on recommendations of international experts. The plenary session will provide a few inception reports about the current status of the nuclear energy industry and conditions for its sustainable development in separate countries and regions.

The topical sessions will focus on advanced scientific and technical achievements promoting the resolution of vital tasks in specific areas of the global nuclear industry. A poster session will be organized at the conference.

More detail agenda of the conference will be presented at the web-site after gathering and reviewing of the papers sent by potential reporters. It is planned that the conference proceedings will be published by the beginning of the conference.

Tracks of the Conference and Subject Matters

Nuclear Fuel Supply for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

  • Uranium resource availability for sustainable development of new nuclear energy systems;
  • Accident tolerant nuclear fuel;
  • Increase of campaign of nuclear fuel cycles and the rate of enrichment of existing and prospect types of nuclear fuel;
  • New types of nuclear fuel for fast reactor units and other prospect nuclear energy systems.

Emerging reactor technologies of Generation 3+ and 4 of national and regional nuclear energy systems

  • Scientific and technical results of international programs of INPRO and Generation IV and the issues of their practical implementation;
  • The formation of multicomponent nuclear energy systems at national and regional scales;
  • Modelling and simulation of new reactor technologies;
  • The issues of the balance between the safety and investment attractiveness of new reactor technologies;
  • The issues of safety ensuring, risk assessments and regulation of advanced nuclear systems.

Management of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear material recycling

  • Latest advances in aqueous-chemical processes of SNF reprocessing and fractioning;
  • Approaches to SNF management and nuclear material recycling (overview of national programs);
  • Treatment of high burn-up SNF and spent MOX nuclear fuel;
  • Treatment of minor actinides and lanthanides

Management with radioactive waste: safety and public acceptance

  • Fundamental science in the field of treatment of various types of radioactive waste;
  • Technologies for radioactive waste treatment of advanced nuclear energy systems (including SMR);
  • The synthesis and characterization of matrix compositions for immobilization of radioactive waste streams;
  • Near-surface and deep geologic disposal of radioactive waste streams;
  • Public acceptance of radioactive waste management operations.

The futures of SMR development

  • The issues of infrastructure availability, site selection and licensing of SMRs;
  • International developments of SMRs;
  • The application of SMRs in smart-grids and in conjunction with renewables;
  • The specifics of establishing national energy systems with the use of SMRs in nuclear newcomer countries

Hydrogen energy and other applications of nuclear science

  • The use of nuclear technologies for hydrogen generation, water desalination (cogeneration, materials, etc.);
  • Nuclear science and techniques for environmental monitoring of water biota contamination; and influence of nuclear energy on the climate change;
  • Developments and commercialization of research reactors

Side events

The scientific and technical conference will be performed in conjunction with the Forum “World Atomic Week”, celebrating the 75-th year Anniversary of the nuclear industry in Russia.

Workshop on economics of advanced nuclear energy systems

  • Sustainable development of the advanced nuclear energy systems;
  • Analytical tools and methodologies of the evaluation of the practical readiness of nuclear technologies;
  • Economic studies in the field of modelling of advanced nuclear energy systems and cycles.

Joint Russia-IAEA INPRO School for Managers and Decision-makers in the Nuclear Sector and Government

Workshop on R&D management and innovation adoption

Guidelines for Speakers

The abstracts, science papers and presentations should be submitted to the conference organizers in an electronic form to the following e-mail

For participation in the poster session one also needs to prepare a science paper pursuant to requirements established in the Guidelines for Preparation of Science Papers. It is prerequisite to attach a Submission form or other formal document that states about the absence of information of limited distribution in the information materials and copyright agreement to transfer them to the conference organizers for open publication.

All received and selected by the Program Committee science papers will be compiled up into the Conference Proceedings and published in the bibliographic and reference database of Scopus/Elsevier.

You are kindly asked to send the abstracts and papers to the conference organizers according to the main dates identified at the web-site of the event.

Main dates

December 30, 2019

The start of the abstracts and papers provision

July 1, 2020

The end of collection of the abstracts and papers

July 20, 2020

The end of reviewing of the abstracts and papers

July 30, 2020

Sending a notice to the authors of papers about their acceptance to the conference

August 30, 2020

The start of gathering papers and presentations

September 10, 2020

The start of registration of conference participants

September 21, 2020

Completing the collection of presentations for speaking at the conference

September 30 – October 3, 2020

Dates of the scientific and technical conference

Conference Venue

Information on transport routes to the conference venue and accommodation will be provided later.
Official address: Krasnodarskyi region, Sochi, Adler area, Olympic prospect, 1.

Main media center in Sochi is one of the largest and modern exhibition complexes of Russia. It is located in the close vicinity to sport facilities, where the XXII Winter Olympic Games took place.

Transport accessibility:

  • From the International airport of Sochi named after Sevastianov – 10 km;
  • From the railway station Adler – 9 km;
  • To the Krasnay Polyana resort – 40 km (a closest railway station is within 1 km).


Participation in the conference is free of charge.

A number of potential speakers at conference sessions is limited, thus, please send the abstracts and papers as soon as possible.

Registration to the conference is obligatory and will be opened at the web-site later. In addition, there will be provided information about the visa support to conference delegates, ways to travel to the Sochi City area, as well as accommodation in the course of the conference.

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