Abstract Submission Guidelines

Papers are invited for oral or poster presentation. An abstract must be between 150 and 250 words in length and submitted via this FORM by 29 September 2017 for consideration. Abstracts submitted after this date may not be accepted. Abstracts will be reviewed by the steering committee and authors will be notified of the outcome of the review and selection in November 2017.

Any decision on the abstract will be made by the steering committee and will be final in all respects. The completed paper which has been accepted for presentation at the conference must be submitted no later than the 12 February.


Authors are invited to propose papers for presentation on any of the following and related topics on the packaging for the transport, storage and disposal of nuclear and radioactive materials

Regulation and Institutional issues
• Regulations
• Regulatory harmonisation
• Code of Practice and related guidance
• Public perception and communication
• Legal issues
• Implications of BREXIT
• Liability and insurance

Package Engineering
• Innovation – new concepts and materials
• Design issues
• Design substantiation
• Analysis – containment, structural, thermal, criticality, shielding
• Performance Testing
• Manufacturing and manufacturing technique
• Licensing and safety case
• Package ageing

• Transport system, storage system, disposal system
• Multi-modal transport
• Emergency preparedness, response and recovery
• Risk assessment
• Safeguards and security
• Records management
• Ageing management
• Maintenance and inspection
• Knowledge management
• Training and education
• Learning from experience

Content specific challenges
• Fissile materials
• Fresh fuel
• Large items
• Orphan sources
• Radiopharmaceuticals
• Spent fuel
• UF6
• UO3
• Uranium ore concentrate
• Wastes

How to Submit an Abstract

  1. Please complete the FORM. Note that up to 10 people can be tagged as a co-author. If you require additional space please contact the organising team via email ramtransport2018@nuclearinst.com
  2. A form is required for each abstract submission. Please note that each Author can submit up to five abstracts
  3. Those invited to present their paper shall be issued with login details to create an account ahead of final paper submission
  4. Acceptance of your paper will depend on the quality of the abstract you submit.
  5. The named principle author lead will be contacted with a decision.
  6. Please be aware that, in the process of reviewing the abstracts, the committee will take account of Scientific significance, Quality and Clarity.

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Key Dates

29 September 2017 – Final day to submit an abstract

30 November 2017 – Notification of paper selection completed

12 February 2018 – Paper submission deadline

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