29th Symposium of AER on VVER Reactor Physics and Reactor Safety

October 14 – 18, 2019, Energoland Mochovce, Mochovce NPP, Slovakia

The 29th Symposium continues the traditional series of annual meetings of the international association “Atomic Energy Research” (AER) on VVER reactor physics and safety research. The 28th Symposium was held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, in October 2018. The 29th Symposium will be organised by the VUJE, a. s. in co-operation with SE, a. s., main electricity producer at Slovakia.

The Symposium is opened to participants from AER member organizations as well as from other institutions involved or interested in VVER reactor physics and safety research.


The 29th Symposium will take place from Monday, October 14, 2019 until Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Energoland Mochovce , Mochovce NPP, GPS coordinates: 48.256801, 18.455405. The centre is situated in Mochovce NPP areal, between towns Nitra and Levice. Distance from the capital Bratislava is about 120 km in direction to Zeleneč (highway D1), Nitra (highway R1), Vráble and Čifáre (road 51), and Mochovce NPP (secondary road 1652).


The proposed topics of meeting are:

Progress reports of the AER working groups will be presented.

Papers, Proceedings and Working Language

Deadline for submission of abstracts of 200 – 300 words (a figure = 150 words) is September 6, 2019.

Full papers will be published on Symposium web-page and in the Symposium proceedings as a book.

Participants can provide a few copies of their papers for handout at the Symposium.

Authors are requested to send their full papers (as pdf-document) and presentations (as pdf- or pptx- document) by e-mail to radoslav.zajac@vuje.sk before the Symposium or use the aer web page and insert paper to aer web page or to provide them on a flash not later than at the opening date of the Symposium.

Normal conference equipment including PC with projector will be available.

If too many papers are submitted, there will be organised a poster session. Texts of papers presented there will also be included in the proceedings.

The working language of the Symposium and of the papers is English.

Registration and Fees

Final registration has to be made via web-page not later than September 6, 2019.

Participants from AER member organizations may take part in the Symposium without registration fee. Non-AER participants are charged with a registration fee of 150 EUR to be paid at the Symposium. This fee includes the Symposium proceedings.

Accommodation is available at hotels in the town Nitra. The approximate price of hotel room is about 50 EUR and more. Hotels at the Nitra down-town are recommended: Centrum, City, Alexanders Other hotels (Atrium, Capital, Comfort, De LUXE, 11, Sole, Oko and others) to be close to the transport starting point (48.314861, 18.087389). Transport to the Energoland Mochovce will be organised by bus from the Nitra centre at 07:45 and will take about 45 min.

Transport from Vienna and Bratislava airports is possible by utilisation of public transport (train, bus). It will be supported by help with travel schedule. Car travelers will be supported by maps and road informations.

Visa requirements

Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic in order to verify your visa requirements, visa information and forms are available at http://www.mzv.sk/web/en/consular_info

(necessary data are as follows: citizenship, e-mail address, home address, place of birth,
passport details – number, date of issue, date of expiry, issued by …..)

Should you require more information or letters of invitation, please contact Organizational Committee.

Social Programme

The welcoming cocktail reception will be given on October 13, 2019 in Hofferka restaurant at 19:00 o’clock.

In addition to technical sessions tour throw the Mochovce NPP will be organised by SE, a. s. The meeting will include also organised tour to Nitra Castle. Meeting dinner will be offered for the pleasure of attendees and their spouses in Hofferka restaurant on October 17, 2019.


Registration opens

April 24, 2019

Register through the symposium website.

Please register during May – June so we know an approximate number of participants and papers. You will be able to update your information, add/remove papers and submit abstracts until the deadline.

Abstract submission deadline

September 6, 2019

Registration and paper management page.

Registration deadline

September 6, 2019 

Paper submission deadline

At the symposium or beforehand through the website

Registration and paper management page.

Invitation letter requirement

June 3, 2019

Presentation submission

At the symposium or beforehand through the website

Registration and paper management page.

Organisational and Program Committee

Mr Radoslav Zajac

VUJE, a.s.

Phone: +421 33 599 1316

e-mail: radoslav.zajac@vuje.sk


Mr Petr Dařílek

VUJE, a.s.

Phone: +421 33 599 1312

e-mail: petr.darilek@vuje.sk


Mr Branislav Hatala

VUJE, a.s.

Phone: +421 33 599 1172

e-mail: branislav.hatala@vuje.sk


Mr Robert Holý

SE, a.s.

Phone: +421 36 6362561

e-mail: robert.holy@seas.sk

Contact Address

Please send all correspondence concerning the Symposium preferably by e-mail to:

Radoslav Zajac

VUJE, a.s.

Okružná 5

91864 Trnava

Slovak Republic

Phone: +421 33 599 1316

Fax: +421 33 599 1191

e-mail: radoslav.zajac@vuje.sk; Subject: “AER2019”