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About the conference

Organized since 2000 by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the ATALANTE Conference provides an international forum for presentations and discussions on advances for future fuel cycles and waste management. Previous editions took place in Avignon (2000), Nîmes (2004) and Montpellier (2008, 2012, and 2016).


Original photos: JM.Taillat / Areva-CEA & Y.Audic / CEA

Topics

The 2024 edition will include plenary, technical and poster sessions. Technical sessions will include invited and contributed talks. Presentations will be limited to 30 min for invited talks and 20 minutes for contributed talks including discussion.
Oral and poster presentations will be selected on subjects and issues that cover almost all the fields of the nuclear chemistry related to the nuclear fuel cycles:
  • Actinide and fission product chemistry
  • Uranium ore processing and purification
  • Actinide separation
  • Pyrochemistry and chemistry for molten salt reactor
  • Actinide material & fuel fabrication
  • Waste conditioning and long-term evolution
  • Nuclear chemistry for geological repository
  • Safeguards and analytical developments

Key dates

  • September 1, 2023: opening of the call for abstracts
  • January 15, 2024: registration opens
  • February 29, 2024: abstract submission deadline
  • March 30, 2024: notification to authors
  • May 31, 2024: early bird registration deadline
  • July 1, 2024 July 15, 2024: registration deadline

Schedule

  • Sunday 1 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm: main registration + welcome social mixer at 6:00 pm
    Conference rooms : SALLES DES GARDES + GRANDE AUDIENCE
  • From Monday 2 to Thursday 5: plenary + technical sessions
    Conference rooms #1 & #2: CONCLAVE + BENOIT XII
    late registrations from 8 am to 9 am : SALLE DES GARDES
  • Tuesday 3 (evening) : Poster Session & Buffet
    Conference room #3: GRANDE AUDIENCE
  • Wednesday 4: Conference Diner
  • Friday 6: visit of the Marcoule center (limited to 80 participants and subject to authorization from the center security service)

Download the programme here


Oral & Poster Presentations

Here is some useful information to prepare your presentation:

ORAL PRESENTATION
  • Keynote lectures: 25 minutes slot + 5 minutes Q&A
  • Contributed talk: 15 minutes slot + 5 minutes Q&A
Microsoft PowerPoint or pdf files only. Presentations will be displayed in landscape orientation on 16/9 screen

POSTER PRESENTATION
  • Maximum size: A0 (841 X 1.189 mm)
Presentation to be displayed in portrait orientation on the poster boards at you disposal onsite

Register to the conference

  • Early Bird registration (before May 31, 2024): 750€
  • Standard registration (starting June 1st, 2024): 850€
  • Student registration: 500€

Included in the registration fees: four lunches, the poster session buffet, and the conference diner

Please note:
  • The visit of the Marcoule center is limited to 80 participants and subject to authorization from the center security service
  • Tickets for accompanying person at the conference dinner will open in July

Venue

The conference will take place in the Conference Center of the Pope’s Palace of the historic city of AVIGNON, which have both been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. The palace is known to be one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. This architectural masterpiece was the papal residence during the 14th century and held several conclaves before the return of the papacy to Rome. The palace is nowadays a touristic place and a conference site.


Avignon is a magnificent city in the heart of the southern wine-producing region of France. The city is famous for the majesty and exceptional conservation of its historic heritage. The beauty of its old historical center, the Pope’s palace, the city’s fortifications, the garden “Rocher des Doms”, or the famous broken bridge “Pont Saint-Bénézet” from the children’s song «Sur le pont d’Avignon» will seduce you.

THERE WILL BE NO DIGITAL ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE

Due to security control at the entry of the congress center, it is strongly recommended to leave your suitcases at the hotel
NAME BADGES MUST BE WORN DURING ALL TECHNICAL SESSIONS, AND EVENTS.

Travel information

Avignon can be reached by train:
1. The Avignon-TGV station connected to direct TGV trains from:

Paris:
  • Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport in less than 3 hours
  • Gare de Lyon train station (center of Paris) in 2 hours and 40 minutes

Lyon:
  • Part-Dieu train station in less than 1 hour
  • Saint-Exupery airport in less than 1 hour

Marseille:
  • St-Charles train station in 30min

The center of Avignon can then be reached from the Avignon-TGV station using a short local train ride (5 min, every 15-30 min) or by bus (line 20 – Bus stop : Porte de l’Oulle) in 20 min (www.orizo.fr).

2. The Avignon-center station with local connections
Marseille-Provence airport (MRS), about 70 km from Avignon, with a connection to the Avignon-center station by train in 1h10 min to 1h30 min

3. Other possible connections are:
Montpellier airport (MPL) or Nimes airport (FNI), with in either cases, connection by shuttle bus or using a car rental.

PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING THEIR OWN ACCOMMODATIONS

Some hotels offer special rates to conference attendees. Please find the list here.

Organizing committee

  • General Chairs: Christophe JOUSSOT-DUBIEN, Philippe GUILBAUD
  • Local Organizing Committee: Sarah BAGHDADI, Sandrine COSTENOBLE, Anne LÉLIAS, Sylvain PEUGET, Christelle TAMAIN, Mélodie ORTIGOSA

International Advisory Committee

Bénedicte ARAB-CHAPELET (CEA), Laurence BERTHON (CEA), Sophie CHARTON (CEA), Nicolas DACHEUX (Univ. Montpellier), Eva DE VISSER-TYNOVA (NRG), Christian EKBERG (Univ. Chalmers), Kerstin FORSBERG (KTH), Hitos GALAN MONTANO (CIEMAT), Andreas GEIST (KIT-INE), Bruce HANSON (Univ. Leeds), Anamul HAQ MIR (Univ. Huddersfield), Clément HILL (IAEA), Gregory HOLMBECK (INL), Santa JANSONE-POPOVA (ORNL), Elena MACERATA (POLITECNICO di MILANO), Giuseppe MODOLO (FZJ), Cédric RIVIER (CEA), Pier Lorenzo SOLARI (SOLEIL), Christian SOREL (CEA), Robin TAYLOR (NNL), Carole VALOT (CEA), Thierry WISS (JRC), Karen WRIGHT (INL)

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