smirt26
26th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 
Postponed to 10 - 15 July 2022 , Berlin/Potsdam, Germany
 

Message of the Chair
Postponement of SMiRT 26 and new timeline

Aign_Jörg


Since our last update, the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed profoundly. We hope that this message still finds you in good health. The SMiRT 26 team closely monitored the overall situation for a long time but eventually, in cooperation with the IASMiRT Board, had to make a difficult decision on a feasible way forward as the organisation of an in-presence conference as formerly planned in August of 2021 became more and more unrealistic and impracticable.

Keeping in mind the health and safety of our community, the important foundations and traditions of SMiRT conferences, the great uncertainties about in-person attendance at events and meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple restrictions of many companies, organisations and academic institutions as well as the unfulfilling experience of truly world-encompassing live events it was mutually decided not to hold SMiRT 26 as a virtual event, but to postpone the conference to July 10 through 15, 2022.

While SMiRT 26 will remain our anniversary conference and the theme stays the same, the postponement does have immanent implications on the conference planning such as e.g. a change in the venue and an entirely new preparation timeline. The updated information will be posted soon. Authors, who have submitted an abstract already, will be contacted personally to coordinate the handling of their papers with respect to the postponed conference.

As of now, the organising team would kindly ask the community to update their calendars, reserve the new dates and be part of SMiRT 26 in Berlin/Potsdam in our new venue Kongresshotel Potsdam from July 10 through 15, 2022. 

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

Particular Sponsor

TÜV_Nord

General Sponsor

Wölfel

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/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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Information will be updated soon. Please 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 the chance to present your company, products and services to the professional audience.

Information will be updated soon. Please contact as per e-mail, if you are interested in booking a booth.

Exhibitors

Technical Programme
Call for Abstracts will be renewed in 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.

Venue

Kongresshotel Potsdam

Am Luftschiffhafen 1
14471 Potsdam

Directions

Dates & Downloads

Key Dates – will be updated soon

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

Downloads

  • Call for Abstracts
  • First Announcement
  • Exhibition Manual
  • Invitation for Sponsoring - Letter
  • Invitation for Sponsoring - Flyer