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4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors (ITMSR-4)

November 2, 2016 @ 12:00 am - November 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am


Organized Jointly by CNL and CNS

Program of Events

  • November 1: Evening meet and greet. Registration.
  • November 2: Plenary sessions in morning, technical sessions in afternoon. Evening banquet.
  • November 3: Technical Sessions.
  • November 4: Technical tour.


Click here for the conference program – Updated 2016 October 3


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) are hosting the 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors.

Small nuclear reactors can play an important role in addressing the energy, health, safety, security and climate change goals of the world. While the water-cooled small modular reactor technology is developing rapidly, a number of non‑water‑cooled advanced small reactor technologies, such as the molten salt reactor, the liquid metal reactor and the high temperature gas reactor, are being developed. These small reactors have advanced passive safety features, are resistant to nuclear proliferation, have no greenhouse gas emissions and promoted as being economically competitive. They are suitable for niche and off-grid applications as well as connection to electric grids in slow-growing economies to increase capacity as needed.

Next-generation research reactors are considered for multiple purposes, such as radionuclide production, silicon doping, neutron activation, neutron radiography, materials research, fuel irradiation and generating data for reactor physics code validation activities.

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 research and power generation purposes.

Call for Extended Abstracts

In response to demand, the deadline for submission has been extended to August 15.

Authors should submit an extended abstract (two to four pages) via this link. Extended abstracts approved for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings (CD format).
Click here to view/download call for extended abstracts

Click here to download the Extended-Abstract Template 


To register click here
Note: To register as a CNS member, your membership must be in good standing for 2016 All prices include HST (#870488889 RT)

       Registering         By Sept. 12         After Sept. 12         
 CNS Member  $670  $750
 Non CNS Member  $720  $800
 CNS Retiree Member  $330  $380
 Full-Time Student (CNS Member)  $350  $400


Note: These fees include 2 the lunches and the banquet.  Tickets for each lunch and the banquet are available to be bought for companions, but registrants need not buy them for themselves!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities.


Submission of Extended Abstract ………………………….August 15, 2016
Acceptance/author notification………………………………August 31, 2016
Earlybird Registration Deadline…………………………… Sept. 12, 2016


Two parallel tracks are planned on small modular reactors (SMR) and research reactors on the following topics. Abstracts not covering these topics will also be considered for presentation.

Track 1: Small Modular Reactors

  • Non-water-cooled small reactors
  • Licensing of prototype and demonstration SMRs
  • Underground installations
  • Off-grid installations
  • Autonomous control and operation
  • Source term and consequence evaluation
  • Passive and inherent safety
  • Accident tolerant fuels
  • Novel concepts and applications
  • Economics and Social acceptance

Track 2: Research Reactors

  • Multi-purpose Research reactors
  • Materials research and neutron beams
  • Radionuclide production
  • Operating experience
  • Reactors Physics
  • Thermalhydraulics and Safety



Advisory Committee:
Dan Brady (NRCAN)
Paul Chan, (RMC)
Marcel de Vos (CNSC)
Roger Humphries (AMEC Foster Wheeler)
Benjamin Rouben (CNS)
Pavel Samuleev (RMCC SLOWPOKE-2)
Gina Strati (CNL)
Bhaskar Sur (CNL)
Daniel Banks (Canadian Neutron Beam Center)

General Chair : Stephen Bushby, AECL

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Metin Yetisir and Steve Livingstone, CNL 



A technical tour of the Chalk River Laboratories, hosted by CNL, will be offered to all interested attendees on November 4. The tour will include the state-of-art Hydrogen Isotopes Technology lab, the Biological Research Facility, ZED-2 and NRU research reactors and the Fuel Development Lab.

The tours themselves are at no charge. However, there will be a charge of $35 to partly cover the cost of transportation. Lunch will be at the CRL Cafeteria at your own cost, or you may bring your own lunch along if you prefer. 

If interested, please note the following information:

  • Fill out the CNL Visitor Registration Form http://www.cnl.ca/en/home/about/visitor-registration.aspx.
  • Purchase the ticket on the ITMSR-4 registration page.
  • Additional information:
    • Bring government-issued photo ID (driver’s licence, Passport, health card, etc.).
    • Wear flat-soled, closed-toe shoes and long pants (no steel-toed shoes).
    • Most of the day is spent walking outside, dress appropriately for the weather.
    • Photo taking is prohibited.  Cell phones should be left in the vehicle.
    • AECL is a non-smoking site.  Please smoke only in designated areas.
    • Advise of severe allergies, pregnancy or medical conditions / devices.
    • Note: There are food and drink restrictions in certain areas of the Laboratories.  Please inquire with your escort. 



Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel

101 Lyon St., Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9

Book your group rate for Canadian Nuclear Society Meeting. Reserve your room as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Patron Sponsor

Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation



Opening Reception 

Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation



Wednesday Breakfast

SNC Lavalin



Wednesday Break




November 2, 2016 @ 12:00 am
November 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am
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