13th International Symposium “Conditioning of Radioactive Operational & Decommissioning Wastes” including 13th Status Report of BMBF “Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities”
March 22 – March 24, 2017
MARITIM Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Due to the organization of the KONTEC 2017 at Dresden, our Hamburg office will be closed as from March 20, 2017 through March 24, 2017!
Incoming emails can only be read sporadically for the same reason. In urgent cases you can contact us by using the known telephone numbers.
However, we ask for your kind understanding that we might be reachable only very limited during the course of the event.
The conference counter/ registration desk will be located at the entrance of the MARITIM Internationales Congress Center Dresden (ICD) on the terrace level and will be opened as follows:
Tuesday March 21, 2017 06.00 pm – 08.00 pm
Wednesday March 22, 2017 08.00 am – 06.30 pm
Thursday March 23, 2017 08.00 am – 06.30 pm
Friday March 24, 2017 08.00 am – 02.00 pm
Starting with KONTEC ’93, the initiators of the KONTEC symposium series have created an institution which is to convene regularly power plant operating experts, equipment manufacturing experts and service people as well as reviewers and authorities representatives for exchange of experiences. In the course of the KONTEC symposium series 1993 through 1999 in Hamburg and 2001 through 2005 in Berlin and since 2007 in Dresden, KONTEC could be extended into an international symposium which adopted decommissioning as a new topic, thereby establishing KONTEC as an important instrument for the exchange of information and experiences for the experts of this branch of industry. The abrupt German federal government’s decision for nuclear phaseout after the Fukushima event, created enormous planning- and investment needs due to many decommissioning projects to be carried out in parallel. In addition people involved in such projects will have to deal with big technical challenges. The symposia KONTEC 2017 will provide a valuable contribution to find solutions for the problems of radioactive wastes conditioning as well as a broad discussion about recent developments in the field of decommissioning techniques.
Again numerous international participants are expected for KONTEC 2017.
The still growing complexity of the special field under discussion at KONTEC is again taken into account by a stronger involvement of international papers in the various topical sessions of KONTEC 2017 and the ensuing international dialogue.
The results of BMBF’s r&d program “Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities” will again be presented at KONTEC 2017 (13th Status Report of BMBF and PTKA-WTE, its subordinate research unit). Such results reports will topically be assigned to the separate conference sessions.
General Conference Arrangements
The KONTEC takes place in spring every 2 years.
Together with the programme committee all responsible persons for the organisation, preparation and performance of the KONTEC are in permanent dialogue with representatives of this branch of industry in order to adjust the general framework as well as the content of the event to actual circumstances and requirements without delay. After three very successful events in the years 2001 through 2005 in Europe’s biggest and most modern conference hotel, the ESTREL Residence and Conference Hotel Berlin, in 2007 KONTEC moved to Dresden. The MARITIM Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden since then provides an extremely suitable scope for a diversified and interesting KONTEC. The more, Dresden offers an ideal basis for an appealing special programme.
The symposium programme of the separate sessions will again be presented as plenary sessions and poster sessions including KONTEC DIRECT which take place at the same time. The numerous plenary- and poster presentations will give an extensive overview about experiences, requirements and innovations in the conditioning of radioactive operation and decommissioning wastes.
The papers presented on “Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities” (13thStatus Seminar of BMBF) will be fully integrated into KONTEC 2017. The programme will further be completed through technical papers from invited speakers on general topics. Conference proceedings on an electronic media (USB/ flashdrive) will be available at the conference.
Conference languages are German and English (simultaneous interpretation German/ English and English/ German will be provided).
One further important feature of the symposium series is the technical exhibition which takes place in close proximity at the same time. On more than 1100 square metres of exhibition space, many exhibitors showcase all aspects of their products and services related to this branch of industry and are at one’s disposal for exchange of experiences.