28th Symposium of AER on VVER Reactor Physics and Reactor Safety

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October 8 – 12, 2018, Olomouc, Czech Republic

First Announcement and Call for Papers

The 28th Symposium continues the traditional series of annual meetings of the international association „Atomic Energy Research“ (AER) on VVER reactor physics and safety research. This year‘s Symposium will be organized in the Czech Republic by NRI Rez.

The Symposium will take place from Monday, October 8, 2017 until Friday, October 12, 2018 at the NH Collection Olomouc Congress Hotel near the center of Olomouc.

The official program of the symposium will start on Monday, October 8, at 9 AM. The participants are however welcome already on Sunday evening.

Further details information about the AER Symposium 2018 including the travel information will be available on this page.

Conference topics


The registration is to be carried out electronically through the registration form at the symposium web page.

Please perform the preliminary registration soon, so that we can get an approximate number of participants. You will be able to update the preliminary information (modify title of the paper, add abstract etc.) later.

Registration will close on September 15, 2018.

AER members can take part free of charge, non-AER members will be charged with a registration fee of 100€.

Abstract submission

Please submit a 200-300 word abstract for your presented paper till September 15, 2018. The abstract is to be submitted through the registration web page.

Paper submission

A PDF version of the paper is needed for the conference proceedings.

Please follow the paper format instructions.

The papers should be submitted at latest on October 10, 2018 through the symposium web page.

Practical information

Visa requirements

Should you need a letter of invitation for visa application, please send us a copy of your passport by e-mail (aer2018@aer-web.com) together with information on your planned travelling dates.


Participants are required to book the hotel rooms themselves.

The organizers made a block reservation at the NH Collection Olomouc Congress Hotel where the symposium is held.

The booking should be made on a dedicated event page

Travel information

Olomouc can be easilly reached by direct and frequent trains from Prague. The trip duration is about 2 hours 15 minutes. The time schedules can be found for example here
Further details will be provided later.

Key dates

Registration opens

April 23, 2018

Register through the symposium website.

Please register by the end of May so we know an approximate number of participants and papers. You will be able to update your information, add/remove papers and submit abstracts until the deadline.

Abstract submission deadline

September 15, 2018

Registration and paper management page.

Registration deadline

September 15, 2018

Hotel reservation deadline

September 15, 2018

Hotel page

Paper submission deadline

October 10, 2018

Registration and paper management page.

Presentation submission

At the symposium or beforehand through the website.

Registration and paper management page.