The conference "Nuclear Energy for New Europe" is a traditional
annual meeting of professionals from nuclear research and
educational institutions, nuclear utilities and regulatory bodies
from Europe and abroad. In the past two decades the conference was
organized in various places in Slovenia, and this year, the jubilee
20th conference paid tribute to its roots: Bovec was the venue also
of the first conference in June 1992.
The editorial activities of these Proceedings started in December
2010 with Call for papers and 159 abstracts were submitted by May. A
Program Committee meeting was held in June in Ljubljana where the
program of the conference was outlined. Contributed papers presented
a variety of new scientific, technical and operational results.
Around one third of contributions were presented orally and others
as posters. Each paper was reviewed by two referees before being
included in the Proceedings.
Following the tradition of previous meetings, award was given for
the best paper prepared by first author aged no more than 32 years.
Fourteen young authors participated in the contest and two Awards
for Young Authors were presented to:
Davide Rozzia, Italy, for the paper
of FGR by TRANSURANUS Code in LWR Fuels Subjected to Power
Ramps, from the IFPE Database
(co-authored by Alessandro Del Nevo , Martina Adorni and
Samo Košmrlj, Slovenia, for
Transient Analysis of the
Divertor Cooling Finger Subjected to High Cyclic Surface Heating
(co-authored by Boštjan Končar).
The Best Poster Award was presented to:
Analysis and sensitivity study of BWR Ex-Vessel Steam
Explosion with MC3D code
by Adrien Giacosa, Mitja
Uršič and Matjaž Leskovar, Slovenia.
I would like take this opportunity to thank the sponsors who
contributed to the success of the meeting. The Organizing Committee,
chaired by Ms. Melita Lenošek, gave us outstanding logistical and
|Chair, Program Committee