Argonne National Laboratory
RERTR 2008
International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
RERTR Program, Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne
U.S. Department of Energy

RERTR :: 2008 International RERTR Meeting :: Call for papers

Announcement and Call for Papers

The U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Global Threat Reduction is hosting the “RERTR 2008 International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors” in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The meeting is being organized by Argonne National Laboratory and will be held in Washington, D.C. USA from October 5-9, 2008. This will be the 30th annual meeting in a series on the same general subject regarding the conversion of reactors within the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI).

Information will be exchanged on the progress of national and international programs to develop low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuels and targets for research and test reactors and to convert research reactors and radioisotope production processes to the use of such fuels and targets. The meeting technical subjects will include development of new LEU fuels, development and testing of LEU targets and processes for the production of Mo-99, design and safety analyses for reactor conversions, transportation and storage of spent fuels, and HEU minimization and Global Threat Reduction. The meeting will be held in English and will be open to those who share such interests, but the organizers reserve the right to limit the attendance. Technical and policy experts interested in attending the conference may register by completing the attached forms.

Participants interested in such technical topics are encouraged to present a paper at the meeting. Additionally, papers submitted by university students participating in GTRI activities are welcome and will be included in the Poster Session. Please indicate an intention to submit a paper by completing the attached Abstract Submittal form  (See Related Documents - Attachment 2) and send the completed form with an abstract of the paper, as soon as possible, but not later than July 15, 2008, to Linda Legerski (see Organizing Committee). The presentation of each paper will be limited to 20 minutes.

It is the intent of the organizers to collect the finished papers and release authorizations by August 1, 2008 to allow time to prepare CDs containing the papers for distribution at the meeting. The papers must be submitted in a timely manner for this to be accomplished. Several reminders will be sent prior to the deadline to remind authors to submit their full papers on time. All papers will be published on the RERTR web site ( following the meeting.

Topics to be covered during the RERTR 2008 meeting are:

  • Progress reports of national programs
  • Fuel development
  • Fuel testing and evaluation
  • Measurements and calculations for converted reactors
  • Safety tests and evaluations
  • Core conversion studies
  • Production of fission Mo-99 from LEU
  • Utilization of converted (LEU) reactors
  • Licensing requirements
  • HEU and LEU fuel cycle
  • Radiological Programs
  • Spent fuel transportation and storage
  • HEU Minimization and Global Threat Reduction


The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C. which is the official hotel for the RERTR 2008 Meeting.

Meeting Registration

All participants of the RERTR 2008 International Meeting must complete the registration form (Attachment 3) and send it to Linda Legerski by August 1, 2008.
A registration fee will not be charged for RERTR 2008.

IAEA Travel Grants

The IAEA offers a limited number of travel grants which contribute to meeting the grantee’s travel and accommodation expenses. The grants aim to stimulate the attendance of selected professionals in the research reactor community who would have difficulties attending RERTR 2008 without this assistance. The IAEA invites particularly young people to apply for a travel grant. The criteria for selection, the downloadable Grant Application Form in PDF format and instructions on how to apply can be found in the Instructions for Forms and Deadlines section of this website.

Related Documents

The companion documents to this announcement are available in different formats (HTML, PDF, DOC) for your convenience. Please follow the link below to access the list of downloadable documents.

Instructions for Forms and Deadlines

An overview of Instructions for Forms and Deadlines can be found at:

Social Program

For details about special events and things to do in Washington D.C. visit the Social Program page.

2008 RERTR Meeting

News Flash

Mar. 3, 2009 - First set of available Papers now online The first available papers from the RERTR 08 International Meeting are now available for download.
Available Papers List

Feb. 25, 2009 - Final Monday  Program available and Technical Program updated
The final Technical Program of RERTR 2008 and the List of Invited Presentations scheduled for Monday Oct. 6, 2008 have been updated.  For more information and to download these documents:
FINAL Technical Program / FINAL Monday Program

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