Call for Paper

WRFPM (TopFuel) 2020 – Call for Papers


The 2020 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting (WRFPM/TopFuel 2020) will take place in September 21-25, 2020, in the ancient city of Xi’An, China.

WRFPM’s primary objective is to bring together leading specialists in the field from around the world to analyze advances in nuclear fuel management technology and to use the findings of the latest cutting-edge research to help manufacture the high performance nuclear fuels of today and tomorrow.

The WRFPM/TopFuel 2020 Technical Program Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations in the following tracks:

 Track 1. Advances in water reactor fuel technology and testing

Advances in fuel system design,manufacturing and testing,improved fuel, cladding,structural and functional materials development,Mox fuel design and manufacturing,new fuel design, test facilities, Fuel qualification and licensing.

Track 2. Operation and experience

Fuel performance,reliability and operating experience,flexible operation and core management,re-use after transportation or storage,water chemistry and corrosion counter measures,pool-side and hot-cell examination,maintenance experience,high-burn experience, MOX and reprocessed uranium fuel performance, irradiation experience in test reactors, reload variability , fuel assembly distortion.

Track 3. Transient and off-normal fuel behavior and safety related issues

Fuel behavior and safety criteria,pellet-cladding interaction(PCI/PCMI/SCC), transient fission release, cladding ballooning /burst experiment and modelling, fuel behavior under extended loss of cooling, test facilities and Experiments.

Track 4. Fuel cycle, used fuel storage and transportation

Closed fuel cycle, Fuel performance and characteristics for transportation and storage,fuel behavior in dry container, wet storage ponds and during transportation, criticality,feedback from recycle and disposal, R&D activities.

 Track 5. Innovative fuel and related issues

Developing status and roadmap,New concept fuel,ATF fuel design and fabrication,economy,core management,experiment data and analysis, fuel test, qualification and licensing, fuel cycle and back-end issues,fuel for small reactor, deployment scenarios.

 Track 6. Fuel modelling, analysis and methodology

Developing, verification and validation for modelling codes, experiment data and modelling,qualification and licensing for modelling codes,fuel behavior modeling for normal, transient and off-normal operation,irradiation effect and simulation, Statistical analysis and numerical treatment of uncertainty, multiscale modelling, multi-physics coupling, fuel degradation modelling.


Please prepare and upload your abstracts (< 400 words) on before April 30, 2020. If you have any question, please send an email to Due to the COVID-19 pneumonia epidemic, the meeting time may be postponed. We will release news according to the latest situation. Thank you.

Key Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline

May 31, 2020

Abstracts Acceptance Deadline

May 31, 2020

Draft Papers Submission Deadline

Jun. 30, 2020

Draft Papers Acceptance Deadline

Jul. 30, 2020

Final Papers Acceptance Deadline

Aug. 30, 2020

Online Registration Deadline

Sept. 10, 2020

Conference Registration

Sept. 21, 2020

Opening & Keynote

Sept. 22, 2020

Technical Tour

Sept. 24, 2020



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