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2nd International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors

November 7, 2012 @ 12:00 am - November 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Held in cooperation with AECL and IAEA 




Content table

Draft Program
Table-Top Exhibits
Topics of Interest
Abstract Submission
Chalk River Labs tour registration
Related Small Reactor Workshop on November 6th
Key Dates
Technical Meeting Organizers
Further Information


Please submit your EXTENDED ABSTRACT to yues@aecl.ca.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, September 15, 2012


Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) are hosting the 2nd International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors. There is growing international interest and activity in the development of small nuclear reactor technology.  This meeting will provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas and exchange information on new developments.

This Technical Meeting will cover topics of interest to designers, operators, researchers and analysts involved in the design, development and deployment of small reactors for power generation and research. A special session is planned to focus on small modular reactors (SMR) for generating electricity and process heat, particularly in small grids and remote locations. On the last day of the Technical Meeting (November 9), AECL will host a tour of the Chalk River Laboratories for all interested attendees. The tour will include the ZED-2 and NRU reactors.

Following the success of the first Technical Meeting in November 2010, which captured numerous accomplishments of low-power critical facilities and small reactors, the second Technical Meeting is dedicated to the achievements, capabilities, and future prospects of small reactors.  This meeting also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) reactor which was the first small reactor (20 MWe) to generate electricity in Canada.


Please note that the Chalk River Tour is now full, and cannot take any more registrations.
Registration closed

CNS Member: $550 Early-bird – $620 after Sept 15th.
Non-CNS Member- $650 Early-bird – $720 after Sept 15th.
Students- $200 Early-bird – $220after Sept 15th.

Draft Program

Click here for the draft program (PDF 393KB)

Table-Top Exhibits

There is an opportunity for a few table-top exhibits Nov. 7 & 8 at the 2nd International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors, which will be held at the Albert at Bay Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

An exhibit space with one 6-ft table, 2 chairs and a waste basket will be provided.  The exhibit fee for the two days will be $500 + 13% HST = $565.  One exhibit attendant will have access to the Conference meals.  However, participation in the conference sessions will require full registration to the Meeting.

If your organisation is interested in this opportunity, please communicate with Ben Rouben, CNS Executive Director, at roubenb@alum.mit.edu.    

Topics of Interest

Presentations related to the following topics are of interest to this Technical Meeting:

  • Safety and Licensing
  • Reactor Physics (physics code validation, bias and uncertainty, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Thermalhydraulics (passive safety, heat pipes, etc.)
  • Advanced Fuels (new compositions, inherently safe fuels, etc.)
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Research reactors and low power critical facilities
  • Education and training
  • Commercial SMRs for electricity generation
  • Small reactors for remote locations
  • Autonomous Control and Operation
  • Novel Concepts 

Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Authors should submit an extended abstract (two to three pages) with contact information, via electronic mail, to the Technical Program Chair, Shuwei Yue, (yues@aecl.ca). Extended abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings (CD format).

Click here for the extended abstract template.

Chalk River Labs tour registration

To register for the Chalk River Labs tour:

  1. download the registration form
  2. Email the completed form to Ashley Godin (godinas@aecl.ca)

Related Small Reactor Workshop on November 6th

Click here for more information.

Key Dates

Extended abstracts deadline…………………………August 31, 2012
Early-Bird registration deadline…………………September 15, 2012
Chalk River Labs tour registration deadline……….October 12, 2012

Technical Meeting Organizers

Advisory Committee

Iain Harry, CIC

John Root, CCNI

Romney Duffey, DSM Associates

Marcel de Vos, CNSC

Paul Labbé, DRDC

Dan Meneley, UOIT

John McKenzie, SaskPower

Adriaan Buijs, McMaster University

Eleodor Nichita, UOIT

Benjamin Rouben, 12 & 1 Consulting

Fred Boyd, CNS

General Chair  David Sears, AECL
Technical Program Chair Shuwei Yue, AECL

Further Information

Additional information may be obtained by contacting

David Sears, General Chair, AECL,
Chalk River Laboratories,
Chalk River, Ontario
Tel: (613) 584-3311 ext. 44200
Email: searsd@aecl.ca



This Conference will be at the Albert at Bay Suite Hotel, 435 Albert Street, Ottawa Ontario K1R 7X4.
Guest rooms are available at $139 and $154 per night (plus tax).
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 800-267-6644 or 613-238-8858.  The deadline for reserving within the CNS block is October 15, 2012.




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November 7, 2012 @ 12:00 am
November 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am
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