Úvod Eastern and Central European Decommissioning (ECED)

Eastern and Central European Decommissioning (ECED)

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The ECED conference (Eastern and Central European Decommissioning) is focused on safe and efficient decommissioning of nuclear installations in Central and Eastern Europe. The conference is organized by the Slovak Nuclear Society (SNUS).

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The Slovak Nuclear Society would like to invite you to attend the 4th International Conference – Eastern and Central European Decommissioning.
The conference will be held in Trnava, Slovakia from June 25th to 26th, 2019.

The conference covers wide range of aspects that accompany the process of nuclear decommissioning and offers a platform for experience exchange between its international attendees and speakers.

The safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear facilities requires coordination of professions from several fields including nuclear energy, chemistry, engineering, construction, ecology.

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The main objective of the conference is to encourage the exchange of experience and best practises in all areas of decommissioning in Central and Eastern European countries. The conference is focused on different aspects of decommissioning of nuclear facilities (technical, managerial as well as social), mainly in the following areas:

Safe and effective decommissioning

  • Comparison and evaluation of experience from the decommissioning of VVER reactors.
  • Comparison and evaluation of experience related to the decommissioning activities in general.

Lessons learnt/challenges in planning for effective decommissioning

  • Lessons learnt and challenges in planning for effective decommissioning.
  • Stakeholders/public acceptance of activities related to decommissioning and management of materials and radioactive waste from decommissioning.

Management of materials and radioactive waste from decommissioning

  • National strategies and programmes.
  • Logistics of materials from decommissioning.
  • Effective decontamination of radioactive materials.
  • Release of materials from the decommissioning into the environment.
  • Experience with operation of near-surface and very low-level waste repositories.
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The ECED conference is organised every two years by the Slovak Nuclear Society, having started in 2013. The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic took the patronage of the conference and it was attended by leading domestic and foreign experts from renowned institutions, e.g. the International Atomic Energy Agency, Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority, National Nuclear Fund of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Nuclear and Decommissioning Company, and many others, like VUJE, AMEC, Westinghouse, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Rosatom, as well as representatives of the academic community – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

April 15, 2019
Submission of the extended abstracts

April 30, 2019
Notification of the contribution acceptance

June 25 – 26, 2019
Conference dates


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May 1, 2019

Conference fee 400 €
for ENS members*) 350 €
for SNUS members 300 €
for students 100 €

*) valid for all national European Nuclear Society members

Billing information for the bank transfer

Bank’s name and address: Slovenska sporitelna, a. s., Trnava, Slovakia
IBAN: SK 12 0900 0000 0000 4554 6525
Payment Code: 386
Organization’s name and address: Slovenska nuklearna spolocnost, Okruzna 5, 918 64 Trnava, Slovakia
Indicate your name and “ECED2019” on the bank transfer.

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ECED 2019 will be held at the hotel Holiday Inn in Trnava which is located in the historical city centre of the Trnava city. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk to some of the most famous city landmarks – the Town Tower, the Trinity Square, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, St. Nicholas Basilica. You can find more information about the hotel at www.holidayinn-trnava.sk.

Trnava is one of the oldest cities in Slovakia. It is situated in western Slovakia only 50 km far from the capital city Bratislava. Because of the many churches within the city, Trnava has often been called “Little Rome”. You can find more information about the Trnava city at www.trnava.sk.

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Holiday Inn Trnava

Hornopotočná 5
917 01 Trnava

GPS Coordinates



+421 (0) 33 3250 100

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The Conference is organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
The Conference is sponsored by the leading Slovak and international nuclear organizations:
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Submission of the extended abstract

Template for the extended abstract is available here.


You can submit your extended abstract while filling out the registration form or additionally after you registered until April 15, 2019. Book of the extended abstracts will be provided for all the participants.

To submit the extended abstract additionally (if you did not already upload the abstract during your registration), please, use the form below.

We strongly encourage participants to contribute to the conference by submitting their abstracts related to the various aspects of the decommissioning or back-end challenges. Technical presentations for the conference will be selected from extended abstracts that will be submitted to the Programme Committee no later than April 15, 2019.

Important dates

April 15, 2019 Submission of the extended abstracts
April 30, 2019 Notification of the contribution acceptance
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You can register for the Conference by filling out the registration form below until June 20th, 2019.

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