26th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 
Postponed to 10 - 15 July 2022 , Berlin/Potsdam, Germany

Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract by 31 August 2021

Abstracts already submitted before the announcement of the postponement remain valid!

While driving innovation, the SMiRT 26 technical programme will also include all familiar topics concerning Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology. In addition to that, you may add value to the conference by setting up complementary pre- or post-conference seminars. Please contact the SMiRT 26 secretariat via e-mail, if you are interested in organising a seminar.

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Message of the Chair
One Further Step to Normality, Relaunch of Abstract Submission



At the end of last year, when we last updated this website and announced the postponement of SMiRT 26 to July 10 through 15, 2022 we also indicated a renewed preparation timeline. Herewith, we would like to inform you that we are taking the next step in organising our anniversary in-person conference in Berlin/Potsdam.

As you well know, SMiRT is the premium conference series bringing together nuclear industry and academic researchers to mark the advances in understanding and development of engineering solutions for the entire nuclear cycle – from material science, plant design and construction issues, through safe operation, reliability, risk, margins and life extension, to decommissioning and waste disposal.

We now renew our call for abstracts and the invitation to be part of SMiRT 26 being held in the Kongresshotel Potsdam from July 10 through 15, 2022 by submitting papers to present your technical achievements, by joining the discussions during the conference, by sharing state of the art developments, scientific and technological innovations, as well as presenting your company to the audience. SMiRT 26 will bring leaders, managers and engineers from around the world together to drive innovation for safe, reliable and efficient nuclear energy in the face of global energy transition.

You will find the newly adjusted key dates below as well as the full announcement with all necessary information in the download section. Use the extra tab to submit your abstracts. We encourage you to submit your abstracts early and join SMiRT 26 after the 2020 COVID pandemic to make it a memorable conference under the motto “Building the future on 50 Years of experience – It’s SMiRT to embrace change”.

We will update this site regularly and keep you all posted on the further developments.

It’s SMiRT to Embrace Change

Jörg Aign
Conference Chair

Our Sponsors

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of International Conferences on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology

The future of mankind depends on a progressive energy supply. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our conference series, SMiRT 26 is set to mark the beginning of a new era and will bring leaders, managers and engineers from around the world together to drive innovation for safe, reliable and efficient nuclear energy in the face of the global energy transition.


Welcome to Berlin/Potsdam, the Cradle of SMiRT

We are proud to invite you to the city in which Thomas Jaeger initiated the SMiRT conferences back in 1971: Berlin, Germany’s political, cultural and historical centre. Located in the heart of Europe, it is an easy city to access that has once again become a top ten destination amongst world metropolises. With Kongresshotel Potsdam as our new venue for 2022, you will enjoy an ideal starting point for discovering the city’s living history, art treasures from all eras, trendy shopping and a wild club culture.

Berlin/Potsdam, a Capital of Masterminds

Humboldt, Einstein, Virchow, Koch, Meitner, Planck and many other famous scholars are testimonies to the fact that Berlin has always had a special attraction for scientists. Today, it is one of the largest and most diverse science regions of the continent, with roughly 200,000 people from around the world teaching, researching, working and studying here.




The German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) is a not-for-profit organisation and the body which coordinates all NDT activities in Germany.

The DGZfP encourages international communication be­tween research and development institutes, on the one hand, and NDT users, equipment manufacturers and service providers, on the other, by organising multinational conferences.


TÜV NORD is a worldwide leader in the field of technology services and supports companies and partners in more than 70 countries for a wide range of applications. Among these, TÜV NORD is a full service provider in the field of nuclear safety, supporting in Germany exclusively the regulatory body; in the international environment any party involved in nu­clear is a potential customer for consultancy, engineering and inspection services.


swissnuclear is the association of the Swiss nuclear power station operators and represents their joint interests in relation to the general public, politics and government.

swissnuclear provides support to the nuclear power stations for safe sustainable operations and in the further stages of their life cycle. It is committed to optimising overall conditions, internally and externally.

University of Kaiserslautern

The Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics is devoted to excellent scientific research and education in the fields of earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, probabilistic safety assessments and innovative and smart materials and structures. A specific focus area is the safety of nuclear structures, systems and components.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Sponsorship Packages

SMiRT 26 offers attractive opportunities for friends and partners to become a sponsor of the conference. The options include:

  • Presenting your brand, company and products to conference attendees.
  • Meeting potential clients and potential employees face-to-face.
  • Priority in selecting exhibition space (with category 1 of sponsoring packages) for demonstrating services and products to several hundred potential partners and customers.

Please find the detailed sponsoring packages here and contact the SMiRT 26 secretariat via e-mail, if you are interested in sponsoring SMiRT 26.


A vendor exhibition will be conducted to complement the technical presentations.

Take the chance to present your company, products and services to the professional audience.


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Dates & Downloads

Key Dates

  • Conference date new: 10 – 15 July 2022
  • Call for abstracts: will be renewed in February 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 August 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: November 2021
  • Deadline for registration & payment of presenting authors: 31 January 2022