smirt26
26th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 
8 – 13 August 2021 in Berlin, Germany

Message of the Chair – Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Since our last update on this website and amidst daily changing news on COVID-19, we have received very encouraging feedback on moving forward with the planning of SMiRT 26 as in-person conference. Therefore and as communicated before, we now take our next step in starting the official call for abstracts, not forgetting to keep on monitoring the worldwide situation in the meantime.

Energy production and consumption account for about two-thirds of today’s greenhouse gas emissions with the global energy mix still based on fossil fuels. Nuclear power presents an excellent technology to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel-powered energy sources without compromising access to reliable and sustainable energy supplies. In advanced economies, it provides a good share of the electricity supply and is the largest low-carbon source of electricity. Nuclear will undoubtedly form an essential part of the world’s future energy mix and its clean energy transition. 

Over the course of the last years, many developments have taken place throughout the nuclear industry and the nuclear community. Some countries have enlarged their nuclear share in power production, Japan is restarting its nuclear fleet, and other countries are joining the nuclear community by starting nuclear New Build programmes or by implementing nuclear programmes from scratch. On the other hand, there are countries that continue their skeptical view on nuclear energy. We do see nuclear plants being shut down due to political, social, economic reasons or because they reach their end of lifetime. Thus, decommissioning of retired plants and waste management is becoming more and more a subject of interest in many countries. Nevertheless, common to everyone always was and permanently is the necessity for safety in all doings and the knowledge transfer from the “Greybeards” to “Newcomers” in the nuclear business. To share the worldwide lessons learned and provide a platform for the exchange on new developments in the enhancement of safety, the nuclear community has for a long time organised international conferences all around the world. 

In 1971, Thomas Jaeger organised the first conference on “Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology” (SMiRT) in Berlin. With that, he initiated a biannual series of conferences, which alternately convene in Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

Today 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.

Coming back to Berlin after 50 years and after the 2020 COVID pandemic, SMiRT 26 is set to mark the beginning of a new era under the conference motto “Building the future on 50 Years of experience – It’s SMiRT to embrace change”. 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.

We kindly invite you to be part of SMiRT 26 in the MARITIM Hotel in Berlin from 8 – 13 August 2021 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.

It’s SMiRT to Embrace Change

Jörg Aign
Conference Chair

BUILDING THE FUTURE ON 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
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.

Invitation

Welcome to Berlin, 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 Maritim Hotel Berlin as our venue, 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, 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.

 

Organisers

DGZfP

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

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

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.

MAKE IT YOUR EVENT!

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.

Exhibition

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

Take a look at the floorplan and choose the best location for presenting your company, products and services to the professional audience.

Book your booth

Technical Programme
Call for Abstracts has started in July 2020!

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.

Venue

Maritim Hotel Berlin

Stauffenbergstr. 26
10785 Berlin

Directions

For reservation in the conference hotel:

Booking code: 1DGZ070821

The rates below are guaranteed for bookings made until 31 March 2021

  Superior  Comfort  Classic
Single room 129.00 € 119.00 € 109.00 €
Double room 169.00 € 159.00 € 149.00 €





For bookings after 31 March 2021 the regular daily rate is valid. This rate can be much higher.
5 % discount on the daily rate will be granted for bookings via the online booking form using the booking code above.

Booking form

Dates & Downloads

Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts: end of July 2020
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 November 2020
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: end of February 2021
  • Deadline for registration & payment of presenting authors: 31 March 2021
  • Conference: 8 – 13 August 2021