13th International Conference on Radiation Shielding
& 19th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection & Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society -2016


Following Nara in Japan in 2012, Paris is honored to host the joint conference 13th International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-13) & 19th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection & Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society -2016 (RPSD-2016), from 3rd to 6th of October 2016. This conference explores the scientific, technological and engineering issues associated with particle and ionizing radiation shielding in its broadest context, including nuclear energy systems, accelerator facilities, lasers, space, medical area and other radiation environments. It is one of the premier international events dedicated to this multidisciplinary radiation shielding field, regularly attracting hundreds of the world's top scientists and engineers.

The 50th Anniversary of the First Radiation Shielding Symposium, celebrated in 2008, recalled the towns where ICRS has been successively held. In 1972, Paris hosted the ICRS’4; in 2016 that will make 44 years since. Indeed, the present Honorary Chairs, Jean-Claude Nimal (CEA) and Enrico Sartori (OECD/NEA), were both active participants and the privileged witnesses of these international meetings.

The ICRS 50th Anniversary commemoration raised awareness of the thematic richness of the Radiation Shielding studies from its very beginnings. But we can also gauge the progress made by this discipline and the associated conferences so far by the huge international audiences drawn to Radiation Protection & Shielding disciplines. That has been accomplished by opening up progressively and naturally to other fields than nuclear fission applications, namely fusion, nuclear medicine, particles physics, space, homeland security, radiation industrial use. Nevertheless, the original intellectual mark of their founders has been maintained through the continuous renewal of both calculation and measurement methods and strategies as well as by the application to ever more diverse and complex physical configurations.

Furthermore, from a purely symbolic point of view, the so-called “Composition VIII” of the “avant-gardiste” painter Vassily Kandinsky (Russia, 1866 – France, 1944) can be perceived as a sublimated vision of the Radiation Protection & Shielding field, thanks to its warm and cold colors, thanks to its mixing of straight and curved drawing lines, thanks to its colored Cartesian, triangular and circular patterns.

Back to the organizational aspects, we appreciate the efforts made by the ICRS and RPSD conferences to join each four years. Fully agreeing upon this dynamic we look at ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016 as a new opportunity offered to international community to notably:

  • survey the theoretical, methodological, experimental and applicative innovations
  • focus on recurrent challenges such as the source term determination by solving the inverse problem, the study of extreme situations, the shield design optimization, the real time dose rate determination in the frame of virtual reality, the finest dosimetry measurement interpretation, the nuclear data improvement, the uncertainty propagation&heelip;
  • discuss the future of the calculational and numerical methods : deterministic versus Monte Carlo, semi-empirical methods, the contribution of high performance computing, the contribution of other disciplines…
  • identify new needs in a globalized world where the environmental dimension is becoming even more crucial, and must consequently inspire new radiation problematics, new experiments, new measurements, new standards new theoretical and computational developments and challenges.

Two dark broken lines in the Kandinsky’s painting echo symbolically the selected location devoted to the scheduled communications and exchanges, in the heart of Paris, next to the Seine River, in close proximity to the Eiffel Tower. We hope that this geographical configuration among the finest will favor a successful ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016 conference, where PhD students have their legitimate place just as well the confirmed researchers and engineers.

We welcome all the ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016 attendees in Paris.

Lastly, we take the opportunity to thank warmly here the co-organizers of the ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016 and all the physical and moral persons who contribute to its realization.

Cheikh M. DIOP - General Chair
CEA, France

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General Chairs

Cheikh M. Diop, CEA, France
Giovanni Bruna, IRSN, France
Michele Ferenci, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, USA
Takashi Nakamura,Tohoku University, Japan

Honorary Chairs

Jean-Claude Nimal, retired, formerly CEA
Enrico Sartori, retired formerly OECD/NEA

International Advisory Board Chairs

Jean-Paul Deffain, CEA, France
Patrick Blanc-Tranchant, CEA, France
Sylvie Leray, CEA, France

International Relations Chair

Jean-Christophe Trama, CEA, France

Technical Program Chairs

Fausto Malvagi, CEA, France
Fadhel Malouch, CEA, France
Thomas M. Miller, ORNL, USA
Toshiya Sanami, KEK, Japan

Local Organizing Committee Chairs

Daniel Caruge, CEA, France
Patricia Hamel-Bloch, SFEN, France

International Advisory Committee

Hamid Aït Abderrahim, SCK-CEN - BE ǀ Syuichi Ban, KEK - JP ǀ Patrick Blanc-Tranchant, CEA - FR ǀ Michel Boyard, AREVA TA - FR ǀ Pierre Désesquelles, CSNSM Université Paris-Sud - FR ǀ Alfredo Ferrari, CERN, CH ǀ Ulrich Fischer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/INR) - DE ǀ Frédérico Garrido, CSNSM Université Paris-Sud - FR ǀ Matthieu Guillo, EDF - FR ǀ Alireza Haghighat, Virginia Tech - USA ǀ Nolan Hertel, Georgia Tech - USA ǀ Shinya Hohara, AERI - JP ǀ Jeff Johnson, ORNL - USA ǀ Nordine Kerkar, EDF - FR ǀ Kyo-Youn Kim, KAERI - KR ǀ Bernadette Kirk, Kirk Nuclear Information Services - USA ǀ Ray Klann, ANL - USA ǀ Chikara Konno, JAEA - JP ǀ Masahiko Kurosawa, TOSHIBA Corp. - JP ǀ Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, CEA - FR ǀ Sylvie Leray, CEA - FR ǀ Arnaud Lucotte, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie de Grenoble - FR ǀ Sabine Meyer, PSI - CH ǀ Isao Murata, Osaka University - JP ǀ Hiroshi Nakashima, JAEA - JP ǀ Mikihiro Nakata, Mitsubishi HI - JP ǀ Naoteru Odano, NMRI - JP ǀ Eric Pitcher, ESS - SW ǀ Véronique Rouyer, IRSN - FR ǀ Francesc Salvat, University of Barcelona - SP ǀ Lembit Sihver, TU Wien, Chalmers Univ – AT,SW ǀ Michel Siemann, NEA - France ǀ Robert Singleterry, NASA – USA ǀ Glenn Sjoden, AFTAC - USA ǀ Vladimir Smutný, Škoda - CZ ǀ Hervé Toubon, AREVA - FR ǀ Lawrence W. Townsend, University of Tennessee - USA ǀ Timothy Valentine, RSICC - USA ǀ Yoshitomo Uwamino, RIKEN - JP ǀ Pedro Vaz, Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares - PT ǀ John Wagner, ORNL - USA ǀ Laurie Waters, TechSource Inc.- USA ǀ Yican Wu, Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology, CAS · FDS Team - CN ǀ X. George Xu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – USA

Technical Program Committee

Stefano Agosteo, Politecnico Milano – Italy ǀ Yoshihiro Asano, RIKEN – Japan ǀ SYuichi Ban, KEK – Japan ǀ Valentin Blideanu, CEA – France ǀ Jean-François Bottollier , IRSN – France ǀ Stéphane Bourganel, CEA – France ǀ Markus Brugger , CERN – Switzerland ǀ Peter Caracappa, RPI– USAǀ Zhi Chen, University of Science & Technology – China ǀ Isabelle Clairand, IRSN – France ǀ Jean-Christophe David, CEA – France ǀ David Dixon, LANL – USAǀ Michael L. Fensin, LANL – USA ǀ Ulrich Fischer , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany ǀ Brian C. Franke, Sandia National Laboratory – USA ǀ Juan Galan, NEA ǀ Sedat Goluoglu, University of Florida – USA ǀ Takumi Gotoh, Nagoya RDF – Japan ǀ Robert Hayes, NCSU – USA ǀ Lawrence Heilbronn, Univ Tennessee – USA ǀ Ahmad Ibrahim, ORNL – USA ǀ Jean-Charles Jaboulay, CEA – France ǀ Cédric Jouanne, CEA – France ǀ Brian Kiedrowski, Univ Michigan – USA ǀ Yong-Kyun Kim, Hanyang University - KR ǀ Ray Klann, ANL – USA ǀ Ivo Kodeli, IJS – Sloveny ǀ Ted Lazo, NEA – France ǀ Hee-Seock Lee, PAL/POSTECH - KR ǀ Yi-Kang Lee, CEA – France ǀ Young-Ouk Lee, KAERI – KRǀ Davide Mancusi, CEA – France ǀ Vladimir Mares , Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen – Germany ǀ Gregg W. McKinney, LANL – USA ǀ Franco Michel-Sendis, NEA - France ǀ Joachim Miss, IRSN – France ǀ Makoto Morishima, Mitsubishi HI – Japan ǀ Hiroshi Nakashima, JAEA – Japan ǀ Yasushi Nauchi, CRIEPI – Japan ǀ Yannick Pénéliau, CEA – France ǀ Odile Petit, CEA – France ǀ Maria Grazia Pia, CERN – Switzerland ǀ Irina Popova, ORNL – USA ǀ Joel Risner, ORNL – USA ǀ Laurence Roy, IRSN – France ǀ Francesc Salvat, University of Barcelona – Spain ǀ Ron Jiun Sheu, University Tsing Hua, Taiwan ǀ Hyung Jin Shim, Seoul National University – Korea ǀ Chang-ho Shin, Hanyang University– KR ǀ Rachel Slaybaugh, University of California, Berkeley – USA ǀ Jean-Christophe Sublet, Culham – UK ǀ Cheick Thiam , CEA – France ǀ Lawrence W Townsend, University of Tennessee – USA ǀ Yoshitomo Uwamino, RIKEN - Japan


Workshop 1: "VARIAN, Attila radiation transport software"

Mr. Greg Failla

Sr. Manager Attila Product Line Varian Medical Systems – Imaging Components, USA

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Attila4MC, a new product from Varian Medical Systems for improving the productivity of MCNP® users. Attila4MC provides robust CAD integration, an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), and automated variance reduction. Through the Attila4MC GUI, users can import arbitrary geometry directly from CAD, and leverage MCNP's new unstructured mesh functionality. Most fixed source MCNP calculations can be set up entirely in the GUI without editing an input deck, simplifying analysis and verification. Attila4MC variance reduction options include automated region-wise importances and deterministic weight windows. SpaceClaim is offered as integrated part of Attila4MC, providing users with the full power of direct CAD modeling at their fingertips. The workshop will include a 2 hour hands-on session for attendees who bring a laptop with Windows XP (64 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), or Linux (64 bit) installed. To run MCNP from Attila4MC, users must already have MCNP6.1 of MCNP6.1.1 installed.

Workshop 2: "SuperMC Tutorial"

Dr. Jing Song, Dr. Mengyun Cheng, Dr. Shengpeng Yu

Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST), Chinese Academy of Sciences · FDS Team, China

The SuperMC workshop consists of two presentations. One presentation is for the advance features and development progress of SuperMC and the other presentation would give exhaustive introduction of the usage of SuperMC. Your participation will be among the highlights of the workshop.

Super Monte Carlo Simulation Program for Nuclear and Radiation Process (SuperMC), a general, intelligent, accurate and precise simulation software system for the nuclear design and safety evaluation of nuclear systems, is designated to support the comprehensive neutronics calculation, taking the radiation transport as the core and including the depletion, radiation source term/dose/biohazard, material activation and transmutation, etc. The main usability features of SuperMC include automatic modeling of geometry and physics, visualization and virtual simulation and cloud computing services. The latest version of SuperMC can accomplish the transport calculation of n, γ and depletion calculation, and can be applied for criticality and shielding design of reactors, medical physics analysis, etc.

SuperMC has been verified and validated by more than 2000 benchmark models and experiments, such as International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project(ICSBEP), Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD), and the comprehensive applications from the reactors including International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), FDS-II, IAEA-BN600, IAEA-ADS, BEAVRS, HM, TCA and International Reactor Physics Experiment Revaluation Project (IRPhEP), etc.

SuperMC has been used in 50+ nations and more than 30 major nuclear engineering projects. It has been embodied by Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/NEA) Data Bank. SuperMC has passed International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) benchmarking and supported to create a series of ITER neutronics reference models. Relevant achievements of SuperMC have been recognized by international counterparts as “represents a major contribution to the progress made in the recent years in the field of neutronics”.

Workshop 3: "MRT Methodologies for Real-Time Particle Transport Simulation of Nuclear Systems"

Prof. Alireza Haghighat

Virginia Tech Transport Theory Group (VT3G) Director of Nuclear Engineering and Science Lab (NSEL) at Arlington Nuclear Engineering Program, Mechanical Engineering Department, USA

The goal of this workshop is to introduce the audience to the novel Multi-stage, Response-function Transport (MRT) methodology, a Physics-based computational technique, for real-time simulation of nuclear systems. The workshop will include two parts:

  • Part I: Discussion of the MRT methodology and its application for a few real-world problems;
  • Part II: Demonstration of novel MRT-based software tools.

In a MRT methodology, the problem of interest is partitioned into stages based on its physics, and each stage is represented by a response function or set of coefficients. These stages are combined into a linear system of equations which are solved iteratively using the pre-calculated functions and/or coefficients. The MRT methodology has been applied to a few real -world problems, and novel software tools have been developed as follows:

  • AIMS (Active Interrogation for Monitoring of SNM)
  • INSPCT-S tool (INSPCT-S, Inspection of Nuclear Spent fuel-Pool Calculation Tool ver. Spreadsheet)
  • TITAN-IR (TITAN code system for Image Reconstruction)
  • RAPID (Real-time Analysis spent fuel Pool In-situ Detection)