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14th International Conference on CANDU Fuel

July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am - July 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The FULL PROGRAM is now available

updated July 14, 2019

Call For Papers

Following the highly successful 13th conference held at Kingston in 2016, the 14th International Conference on CANDU Fuel will once again bring together international experts of the nuclear fuel industry involved in design, R&D, fabrication, operation, fuel modelling, safety analysis and regulation. Under the theme of Powering a Greener Future with Advanced Fuel Cycles, papers are solicited for the following categories:

  1. International Experiences for CANDU Fuel: Summary of national programs for CANDU fuel development, and of CANDU fuel operations and related issues
  2. Fuel Performance and Operational Experiences: Fuel behaviour under normal operating conditions, failed fuel detection and location, fuel inspections, station experiences, PIE studies/techniques/facilities.
  3. Fuel Safety: Licensing issues, fuel safety criteria, accident analysis, fuel behaviour at high temperature, fission-gas release, experiments and simulations.
  4. Fuel Design & Development: Modifications to fuel designs, quality assurance in fuel design and development, MOX, DUPIC, slightly enriched uranium (SEU), recovered uranium (RU), thoria-based fuels, SCWR fuel, economical and societal implications of fuel cycles.
  5. Fuel Code Development: Predictive capability for thermal, mechanical, irradiation and fission-gas release behaviour under NOC, DBA, and design extension conditions.
  6. Fuel Fabrication: Fuel manufacturing experiences, advances in manufacturing & inspection technologies, quality assurances, fuel manufacturing issues and improvements.
  7. Fuel Management: Fuel management schemes, load following, fuel physics analysis, specific operational problems.
  8. Fuel Bundle Thermalhydraulics: Reactor aging issues, CHF and CCP assessment and enhancement, fuel thermalhydraulics simulation and testing.
  9. Spent Fuel Management: Fuel handling technology, spent fuel storage, in-storage fuel behaviour.
  10. Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Fuel: Advances in SMR fuel, fuel fabrication issues, quality assurances, material handling, predictive methods, experiments.
  11. Accident Tolerant Fuel: Design options, benefits and challenges, R&D on material selection for pellet or sheath/cladding, experimental and analytical studies.
  12. Light Water Reactor (LWR) Fuel: Advances in LWR fuel design and operation. New LWR fuel licensing and regulatory requirements. Lessons learned applicable to CANDU fuel.

Important Dates

The following are important deadlines for paper submission. Late submissions may not be accepted.

  • 2019 February 1
  • 2019 February 15
  • 2019 April 30
  • 2019 May 31
  • On-line submission of Abstracts
  • Notification of the Acceptance of Abstracts
  • On-line Submission of final version of papers
  • Notification of acceptance of full papers




The abstract is to be no more than 100 words. You can submit your abstract here.

Full Paper

The required full paper is to be submitted in Microsoft Word, and shall be using this provided template. Final papers should be submitted directly here using the pass code that each author received previously upon submission of the abstract.



Please see Full Conference Program – updated July 14, 2019 (Click Here)


Note: All fees in CAN$
Note: To register as a CNS member, your membership must be in good standing for 2019)
All prices include HST (#870488889 RT).

Registering: On or before June 15 After June 15
CNS Member $1000 $1100
Non CNS Member $1200 $1300
CNS Retiree Member $450 $575
Full-Time Student (CNS Member) $450 $575

To register online click here

NEW: Your registration includes one ticket to the Conference Banquet at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (VIP Queen Royal package) located at 10 Dufferin St, Toronto. Buses will transfer delegates to the dinner and show from the Conference Hotel.  If you would like to join us for the Conference dinner and show or if you need additional ticket, please request it through the link above.

IAEA Sponsorship

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has limited funds at its disposal to help meet the costs of attendance at this conference by selected specialists from Member States eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Generally, not more than one grant will be awarded to any one country.

Organizations/Individuals should ensure that applications for grants are:

  • Submitted by 29 March 2019;
  • Accompanied by a duly completed and signed Grant Application Form giving detailed information on the scientific qualifications of the candidate and signed by the head of the applicant’s organization.

Applications which do not comply with the above conditions cannot be considered.



The conference will take place at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale.
Located just off highway 401 in Mississauga, a short drive from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.


  • Conveniently located for your visit to Greater Toronto Area
  • Close to major highway to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Wonderland and the Zoo
  • Family friendly all-day dining in Quest Restaurant
  • Indoor/outdoor pools and three-story water slide for kids
  • Only 20 minutes from Pearson International Airport

Several area attractions are:



We would like to acknowledge and thank the organizations listed below which have made outstanding contributions to the success of the CNS 14th International Conference on CANDU Fuel and to the enjoyment of the attendees and their guests through their generous sponsorship.

SNC-Lavalin Nuclear

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Stern Laboratories Inc.

Kinectrics Inc.


Room rate in the CNS Block: $155/night + tax, single/double.
This rate will be available until the earlier of:

  • the cutoff date of 2019 June 21, or
  • the date when the CNS block is full.

So we recommend early guestroom reservation to avoid disappointment.
Reservations can be made by:

  • Phone: +1-905-821-1981, Please mention “CNS Conference”; or
  • Online: Click Here



Conference Chair:

Dr. Masoud Shams
Manager, Fuel Engineering Department
SNC-Lavalin Nuclear
1-905-823-9060 Ext 35177


July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am
July 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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