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

Call for Abstracts
Final Deadline: 31 December 2021

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



Dear friends, 

After another challenging year for all of us, we would like to send you and your families the best wishes for the holiday season and a good and healthy start into the year 2022.

All along, the SMiRT 26 team keeps on planning for our conference in July of next year. We have received over 600 abstracts and the information of the authors of accepted papers started as well as the submission of full papers. 

Latest news is that IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has agreed to give the keynote speech during the opening session. Furthermore, the Jaeger Lecture on “Airplane Impact on Nuclear Installations” has been assigned and is scheduled for the opening day. A Post-Seminar is agreed and the planning started.

Join the discussions under our motto “Building the future on 50 Years of experience – It’s SMiRT to embrace change”. Share state of the art developments, scientific and technological innovations, and present 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 the global energy transition. The conference will make a significant contribution to the safety and reliability of nuclear facilities all over the world. It will also help to build, advance and retain scientific-technical expertise and to support young engineers and researchers in the area of nuclear safety.

We also invite you and your companies to look at the possibilities to support the conference through sponsorships or participating in the exhibition (check out the tab with the interactive tool). 

Jörg Aign
Conference Chair

September 20, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Thomas Jaeger’s opening of SMiRT 1 in Berlin. Remembering that date, we posted the above video message for your kind consideration. We hope all this will motivate you to join us from July 10 through 15, 2022 for SMiRT 26 as the next in-person conference in the long SMiRT tradition and make it a memorable conference.

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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Our Sponsors



Contribution of Deterministic and Probabilistic Assessments for Safety Margins and their Practical Application
18 - 20 July 2022 in Zürich Switzerland

Organization and logistics of the seminar are taken care of by MCI Geneva.
For more information, please contact:


• Strategies for integrating deterministic and probabilistic safety analyses to obtain risk insights
• Development and maintenance of database systems with SSCs’ digitized plant specific information to be used in deterministic and probabilistic safety evaluations
• Modernisation / digitalisation of deterministic and probabilistic safety assessment calculations using automation scripts and databases
• Verification of SSC Safety Classification according to IAEA SSG-30: Benefits of DSA and PSA Integration
• Consistency of PSA results in a multi-unit site
• Challenges in consistency verification between deterministic and probabilistic safety assessment results – regulatory aspects
• Extreme Weather related topics
• Seismic hazard related topics
First Announcement (PDF)

Heki Shibata Early Career Award

SMiRT 26 will continue the Early Career Shibata Award. The objective of the award is to identify and recognize outstanding work of young and early career professionals, defined here as participants who have earned a Bachelor’s degree within 10 years of July 2022.

At the time of registration, authors have to indicate if they want their paper to be considered for the Heki Shibata Early Career Award. The early career professional must be (a) the first author of the paper, and (b) the presenter of the paper at the conference. The ISC Division Coordinators will identify papers for further consideration. An expert panel will then rank these papers based on technical merit and innovation, and a member from the expert review panel will attend the presentations of these top ranked papers. Finally, the expert panel will rank the papers using a composite ranking of 70 % for paper content and 30 % for the presentation. A total of 3 awards will be presented - a cash award of €1000 and a free conference registration at the next conference (SMiRT 27) for the winner, and cash awards of €500 and €250 for the first and second runners up, respectively.



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.

Dates & Downloads

Key Dates

  • Conference date new: 10 – 15 July 2022
  • Deadline for abstract submission: NEW 26 September 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: November 2021
  • Deadline for registration & payment of presenting authors: 31 January 2022
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 31 March 2022