The CMNCC 2017 Technical Program Committee invites the submission of 300-word abstracts of papers pertaining to the technical focus of the conference. Abstracts covering, but not limited to, the following topics will be considered for presentation.

CANDU Refurbishments

Benchmarking Programs

      • Performance
      • Maintenance
      • Component Degradation and Life Management

Operational Experience (OPEX)

      • Degradation of Major Components
      • Lessons Learned
      • Best Practices

Aging Management and Equipment Reliability

      • Pump Motors and Pump Seals
      • Heat Transport System and feeders
      • Steam Generators and Heat Exchangers
      • Fuel Channels
      • Inspection Tooling
      • Instrumentation & Control

Power Derating Mitigation

      • NOP/ROP – Extreme Value Statistics (EVS)
      • Reactor Inlet Header Temperature Reduction
      • Steam Generator Cleaning
      • 37 M and other Fuel-Design Strategies

Post-Fukushima Strategies

      • Emergency Mitigation Equipment (EMS)
      • Hydrogen Mitigation
      • Containment Exhaust Venting

Succession Planning & Attracting Young Professionals to the Industry


Submission of full papers for the Conference Proceedings is preferred, however as a minimum speakers’ PowerPoint slide presentations are required for inclusion.

Abstracts of proposed presentations are to be no more than 300 words in length and are to be submitted online through this link.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 1, 2017.

Click here to download the Call for Papers (PDF).
Click here for access to the online submission system.
Click here to download the Paper Formatting Guide.
Click here to download the Paper Preparation Template.

Author Notification
All abstracts will be formally reviewed and assessed by the Technical Program Committee and presenters will be notified of the results of the Committee’s review by June 15, 2017.

Key Dates
June 1, 2017 Abstract submissions due
June 15, 2017 Author notification of review results
July 14, 2017 Draft papers/presentations due
July 31, 2017 Early registration deadline
August 18, 2017 Final paper/presentation acceptance
August 30, 2017 Hotel reservation cut-off date
October 1, 2017 CANDU Configuration Overview Course
October 1-4, 2017 The Conference

For enquiries pertaining to abstract/paper submission or the technical program, please contact:

Technical Program and Proceedings Co-Chairs:
Metin Yetisir,
Krish Krishnan, Krish.Krishnan@CANDU.ORG