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AER Symposium: First Announcement and Call for Papers

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The 27th Symposium of AER will be held from 17 to 20 October in Munich, Germany, organized by GRS. The Symposium continues the series of annual meetings of the international association “Atomic Energy Research” on VVER reactor physics and safety research. The Symposium is open to participants from AER member organizations as well as from other institutions involved or interested in VVER reactor physics and safety research.

Schedule and Topics of the Symposium

The schedule will be published after the abstract submission deadline. Papers are requested on the following topics, related to VVER reactor physics and safety:
1.    advances in spectral and core calculation methods,
2.    reactor physics experiments and code validation (benchmarks),
3.    fuel management issues,
4.    core surveillance and monitoring,
5.    reactor dynamics and safety analysis,
6.    nuclear applications of computational fluid dynamics (CFD),
7.    fuel behavior in normal conditions,
8.    intermediate storage of spent fuel, decommissioning and radwaste,
9.    spent fuel disposal and actinide transmutation.
Additionally, progress reports of the AER working groups will be presented.

Participation and registration

Please inform the organizers about your preliminary intention to participate via mail till May 15, 2017. Indicate the number of people and the titles of proposed papers, as well as the topics to which the papers are related. Send the e-mail for preliminary registration to

We will confirm that we have received your message about the preliminary intention to participate, abstract, registration or final paper by e-mail. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within a few days, contact Sandra Böhm directly.
Participants from AER member organizations may take part in the Symposium without a registration fee. Non-AER participants are charged with a registration fee of 100 €. A representative of AER will handle the fee payment at the Symposium. The Symposium proceedings are included in the fee.

Papers, proceedings and working language

Deadline for submitting a 200-300 word abstract is August 14, 2017. Please use the abstract template to prepare the abstract including all necessary information (list of authors, abstract title, abstract text) using the prepared text styles. Send the abstract by e-mail to
Please reference the symposium topics to which your paper is related. The abstracts will be included in the Symposium proceedings. They will also be handed to the participants on USB flash drives during the Symposium.

The working language of the Symposium and of the papers is English. The duration of each presentation should not exceed a maximum of 20 minutes.


Due to its central location close to the Munich Central Station, Hotel Maritim can be easily reached from Munich Airport. The available transportation options can be viewed here: Hotel Maritim: Maps & Transportation.


Accommodation during the Symposium will be available at Hotel Maritim. A hotel room block was reserved, with rooms available from October 14 to October 20, including the weekend before the Symposium. Early reservation is encouraged. After August 14, 2017 the block reservation will no longer be valid. The prices for hotel accommodation (in €/day), depending on the room type, are as follows:


Room type  Classic     Comfort     Superior
Single            128          143         163
Double          176           191         211




All prices include breakfast and VAT.

For booking your rooms please use the booking form on the hotel website. In order to get a room from the block reservation, please enter the code “AER2017GRS” in the dedicated “Booking code” slot.
If needed, you may also contact the hotel by e-mail or by phone (+49 89 55235-0).

Early reservation is encouraged. After August 14, 2017 the block reservation will be no longer valid, and rooms at Hotel Maritim cannot be guaranteed.
Lunches during the Symposium will be provided, but dinners, apart from the traditional Symposium dinner, will not be included.

Visa requirements

Should you need a letter of invitation for visa application, please send us a copy of your passport by e-mail together with information of your planned travelling dates.

Contact Information

Please send all additional correspondence concerning the Symposium, preferably by e-mail, to:
Sandra Böhm
Boltzmannstr. 14
D-85748 Garching n. Munich
Phone: +49 89 32004-574

Accommodation alternatives

This is a list of alternative hotels close to the symposium venue. Please consider that for these hotels no room block was reserved by GRS. Hence, availability and prices may vary from the indications given in this table. Room availability cannot be guaranteed and booking will still be at your own risk.
In the table below you can find direct links to the respective hotel websites and to Google Maps. These are external links and the creators of this site bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any of the external sites appearing on this site or for that of subsequent links.

Hotel list

Hotel Website Route to AER venue1
Low price category hotels (50 – 100€ per night)
Hotel Germania Schwanthalerstr. 28
Adagio Munich City Schwanthalerstr. 61
Hotel Cristal Schwanthalerstr. 36
Hotel Cocoon Stachus Adolf-Kolping-Str. 11
Hotel Cocoon Sendlinger Tor Lindwurmstr. 35
Leonardo Hotel Munich City Senefelderstr. 4










Hotel Website Route to AER venue1
Medium price category hotels (100 – 140€ per night)
Mercure Hotel Senefelderstr. 9
Hotel Mirabell Landwehrstr. 42
InterCity Hotel Munich Bayerstr. 10
Eurostars Book Hotel Schwanthalerstr. 44
Eurostars Grand Central Arnulfstr. 35
Hotel Munich Inn Goethestr. 15
Aloft Munich Bayerstr. 37











Hotel Website Route to AER venue1
Upper price category hotels (from 140€ per night)
Fleming’s Hotel M-City Goethestr. 7
Hotel Marc Munich Senefelderstr. 12
Hotel Seibel Theresienhöhe 9
Hotel Bavaria Gollierstr. 9
Le Méridien Munich Bayerstr. 41
Hotel Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Goethestr. 7









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