Scope and Topics

The working group "Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling" was set up in 1963 to encourage and stimulate collaboration between European nuclear facilities in order to reach and preserve the high quality of their key competences. More recently, the working group expanded its objectives to serve as a global contact forum for all kinds of nuclear services.

The program of the 47th Annual Meeting to be held in Russia will revolve around the safety in an ageing hotlab environment. This will not be limited to sharing of best practice between hotlabs but it should also initiate a constructive dialog between hotlabs, safety authorities and regulators. Speakers from several official bodies are invited.

Others topics include setting up of material test reactor experiments and the behavior of materials, the cost effective and safe transport of small quantities of radioactive materials for research purposes and handling of highly active reactor core components, radioisotopes and waste


  • Safety in an ageing hotlab environment (invited speakers)
  • Research reactor experiments and behavior of materials
  • Handling active nuclear reactor core components, radioisotopes and waste
  • Transportation issues
  • Post Irradiation Examination Techniques


Under the support of the Russian Fund of Fundamental Research, Project #10-08-06047


Registration and reception will be held in the evening of 06 September 2010. The meeting will take place on 07 — 08 and 09 September 2010 and includes a day for the technical visit to the hotlab facilities and Materials Test Reactors at RIAR (Dimitrovgrad).

Admittance to the RIAR facilities will be granted only if the Pre-registration and Entry Check forms have been completed and returned before 01 April 2010!

RIAR is ready to provide visa support if needed. For visa support information see here (.doc, 0.02Mb).
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Key Dates

01 April, 2010 — Submission of title /abstract and pre-registration deadline
01 May, 2010 — 2nd announcement
15 June, 2010 — Registration deadline
15 July, 2010 — Booking deadline
10 August, 2010 — Submission of full paper deadline

Registration Fee

The registration fee of € 250 covers transportation from and to Samara Airport, welcome drink, attendance to all workshop sessions, coffee breaks and workshop dinner, technical visit to RIAR and workshop proceedings on CD-ROM.