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

Call for Abstracts
Deadline Extension. Final Deadline is now 26 September 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

Dear friends,

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 under the motto “Building the future on 50 Years of experience – It’s SMiRT to embrace change”.

Join the discussions during the conference, 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. 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

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

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