Participation and Registration

No registration fee is charged to participants

The working language of the workshop will be English

The workshop is targeted at experts from regulatory bodies, utilities, technical support organizations, vendors, research and development organizations, who are working in the areas covered by the workshop.

All participants who pre-registered for the IAEA workshop on this website have to be also nominated by their competent national authority.  IAEA workshop invitation will preferably be given to participants from IAEA Member States with a certain capacity of nuclear programme (e.g. having a nuclear power plant or a research reactor of high capacity and feasible embarking level).

The competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs or National Regulatory Authority of the individual Member State, where your institution is located) will be informed by the IAEA through the diplomatic channel on relevant information for the workshop. Each pre-registered participant will be requested to contact the competent national authority for the formal registration by filling a specific IAEA Participation Form A that will be provided by the national authority. The decision of each nomination will be subject by the national authority of the individual Member State. The IAEA will support participants with obtaining their nomination by the authorities through the diplomatic channel.

VERY IMPORTANT: After the nomination, pre-registered participants will be informed on the invitation status by the IAEA.

As first step please fill in the online pre-registration below.

Abstract and paper submission:

Participants willing to present their work orally or in the form of a poster must submit an abstract (max. 300 words). After acceptance of the abstract and the type of presentation (oral or poster), participants are encouraged to submit a full paper. The minimum length of the paper is 6 pages, and it is recommended to be no longer than 15 pages. This is a guideline and not an absolute limit. Please include this information when filling in the IAEA Participation Form.

Papers submitted to this workshop will be invited for a publication in a PAGEOPH Topical Volume and corresponding book version. The selected papers will be subjected to the PAGEOPH peer review process.

The publication of the Topical Volume will follow the same process as the Topical Report published after the first BestPSHANI workshop held in 2015. That report is now available as Vol. 174, N. 9, 2017

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 31st , 2018
  • Full paper submission deadline: March 31st , 2018
  • IAEA registration deadline: February 28th , 2018
  • Registration deadline for the field trips (by CEA): April 30th , 2018


Participants who require a visa to enter France should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of France at least four weeks before they travel to France. Since France is a Schengen State, persons requiring a visa will have to apply for a Schengen visa. In States where France has no diplomatic mission, visas can be obtained from the consular authority of a Schengen Partner State representing France in the country in question.

Participation Form

Note that this is not a formal registration to the workshop, you will need to follow the formal IAEA procedures after your  pre-registration is received. Instructions will be e-mailed to you.

Registrations are closed