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Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on national SNF management strategies and on how the management of spent fuel will support the role that nuclear energy could play in a changing energy mix. Whether countries are moving toward nuclear energy to mitigate climate change and meet their national energy goals or moving away from nuclear energy and are concerned about the legacy of its use, the world has reached a pivotal moment. Those who manage spent nuclear fuel must rise to the challenge of meeting the moment

Following on the theme of the 2019 conference, this new edition aims to illustrate the benefits of an integrated approach to the nuclear fuel cycle on the management of spent fuel from power reactors, and the potential impact of the deployment of advanced reactors (e.g., SMRs) with new fuel types, considering technological developments, regulatory requirements, safety, security, safeguards, economics, etc. 

The conference will also allow for the evaluation of advances in the management of spent fuel from power reactors to overcome current issues and will identify strategies and anticipated challenges to be addressed in preparation for the future.

Key Deadlines and Dates

13 October 2023 (Final Deadline)

  • Submission of abstracts through IAEA-INDICO
  • Submission of Form B (together with Form A) through the InTouch+ platform
  • Submission of Form C (together with Form A) through the InTouch+ platform

6 December 2023

  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation


  • Electronic submission of full papers through IAEA-INDICO

15 April 2024

  • Notification of review of full papers

14 May 2024

  • Deadline for submission of revised full papers submitted through IAEA-INDICO

27 May 2024

  • Deadline for submission of oral and poster presentations

4 June 2024

  • Submission of Form A only (no paper submission, no grant request) through the InTouch+ platform

Participation and Registration

All persons wishing to participate in the event must be designated by an IAEA Member State or should be member of an organization that has been invited to attend. The list of invited organizations is available here.

Registration through the InTouch+ platform:

Access the InTouch+ platform (

  • Persons with an existing NUCLEUS account can sign in here with their username and password;
  • Persons without an existing NUCLEUS account can register here.

Once signed in, prospective participants can use the InTouch+ platform to:

  • Complete or update their personal details under ‘Basic Profile’ (if no financial support is requested) or under ‘Complete Profile’ (if financial support is requested) and upload the relevant supporting documents;

Search for the relevant event (EVT2300039) under the ‘My Eligible Events’ tab;

  • Select the Member State or invited organisation they want to represent from the drop-down menu entitled ‘Designating authority’ (if an invited organisation is not listed, please contact;
  • If applicable, indicate whether a paper is being submitted and complete the relevant information;
  • If applicable, indicate whether financial support is requested and complete the relevant information (this is not applicable to participants from invited organizations);
  • Based on the data input, the InTouch+ platform will automatically generate Participation Form (Form A), Form for Submission of a Paper (Form B) and/or Grant Application Form (Form C);
  • Submit their application.

Once submitted through the InTouch+ platform, the application will be transmitted automatically to the required authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority). If approved, the application will automatically be sent to the IAEA.

NOTE: Should prospective participants wish to submit a paper or request financial support, the application needs to be submitted by the specified deadlines.

For additional information on how to apply for an event, please refer to the InTouch+ Help page. Any other issues or queries related to InTouch+ can be sent to

If it is not possible to submit the application through the InTouch+ platform, prospective participants are requested to contact the IAEA’s Conference Services Section via email:

Conference Web Page

Please visit the IAEA conference web page regularly for new information regarding this conference.


Scientific Secretaries of the Conference:

Ms Amparo González-Espartero
Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology
Department of Nuclear Energy
Tel.: +43 1 2600 22507
Fax: +43 1 26007

Mr Gérard Bruno
Division of Radiation, Transport, and Waste Safety
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
Tel.: +43 1 2600 21469
Fax: +43 1 26007


Administration and Organization:

Ms Nancy Herter
Conference Services Section
Division of Conference and Document Services
Department of Management
IAEA-CN-323; EVT2300039
Tel.: +43 1 2600 21315

Subsequent correspondence on scientific matters should be sent to the Scientific Secretaries and correspondence on administrative matters to the IAEA’s Conference Services Section.