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

Message of the Chair concerning COVID-19

On behalf of the entire SMiRT 26 organisation team, we hope that this message finds you in good health, wherever you are opening this website and look for news. 

COVID-19 has created unprecedented worldwide challenges for our industry, our conference and every one of the SMiRT family. As SMiRT 26 organising team we feel connected to all of you.

After monitoring the situation and thorough discussions on how to proceed, we have concluded that in response to these uncertain times it is necessary to adjust the original timeline of our conference planning to some degree. 

First of all, we are confident that SMiRT 26 can take place as planned in Berlin from 8 to 13 August 2021. This shall also give a sign to the community that we have overcome the worst and that we are moving forward. Although, to make this conference financially viable, we will all have to give our best in the months to come.

On the other hand, the call for abstracts and official second announcement are postponed to summer of this year. Besides posting the announcement on this website, we will also reach out to you personally. After that, we are all looking at a further condensed timeline, postponement of subsequent dates and organisational adjustments.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all SMiRT 26 participants we keep monitoring the further development of COVID-19 and the worldwide situation and will keep you posted on any further changes. Please stay healthy in the meantime.

Dr. Jörg Aign
Conference Chair

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, 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.




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.


Sponsorship & Exhibtion

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 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 starts in summer of 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.


Maritim Hotel Berlin

Stauffenbergstr. 26
10785 Berlin


For reservation in the conference hotel:

Booking code: 1DGZ070821 (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.
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: starts in summer of 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