16th International Seminar on
Fire Safety in Nuclear Power Plants and Installations

27 - 29 October 2019 at The Westin Ottawa, ONT, Canada



Submissions & Deadlines

SMiRT Fire Seminar Abstract Submission 28 June 2019
Notification of Acceptance 12 July 2019
Full Seminar Paper Submission 30 August 2019
Seminar Presentation Submission 21 October 2019

Objective & Topics

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an international forum for detailed technical discussion of topics relevant to the analysis and assurance of fire safety in nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations.
The planned technical sessions address the following areas:

  • Regulation and standards
  • Fire safety in the design and operation of new and future NPP
  • Operating experience and lessons learned
  • Experimental research and results
  • Fire model experience and validation
  • Deterministic fire safety analysis and fire PSA
  • Risk-informed, performance-based fire protection
  • General experience

Structure & Proceedings

The seminar consists of a single track of technical sessions with presentations which will be conducted on October 28 and 29, 2019.

Authors are requested to limit their formal presentations to 30 minutes; including a minimum of 5 minutes for discussion.
Full papers (12 pages maximum) have to be provided by August 30, 2019.

A dinner event will be arranged for participants of FSEP 2019 and SMiRT Fire Seminar. Spouses are also very welcome, however have to pay for the dinner. Details can be found on the FSEP 2019 website.


An electronic version that includes each paper along with other relevant information will be provided to participants during the Seminar.
Written proceedings will be published after the seminar and freely available to SMiRT Fire Seminar participants.

Location & Accomodation

The Seminar will take place together with FSEP 2019 at the Westin Ottawa representing an ideal location for an international conference in the center of Canada´s capital. Ottawa can be easily reached by all means of transportation.

The FSEP 2019 2.5-days core program is comprised of 12 plenary sessions and 4 technical sessions the first two days of the conference. The technical sessions will present and share the latest work and information in the important areas of fire safety and emergency preparedness as well as mechanisms of emergency management and response that support enhanced interoperability.

The SMiRT Fire Seminar will be held in parallel to the FSEP 2019 Conference the first two days of the FSEP conference (October 28 to 29, 2019) to maximize interaction of delegates and exhibitor engagement. SMiRT Fire Seminar and FSEP 2019 delegates will be able benefit from the technical sessions offered by both conferences.

A block of guest rooms has been secured at the Westin for FSEP 2019 and SMiRT Fire Seminar participants. More information can be found on the FSEP 2019 website.


Arranging travel and accommodations is the responsibility of each Seminar participant. Funding of the seminar is neither possible to support participant travel nor for hotel accommodation.

Special room rates are available in the Westin Hotel for FSEP 2019 and SMiRT Fire Seminar participants. Please access the FSEP 2019 website and quote the group code "CJ24AC" or the group name "CNS Conference on Fire and Emergency Preparedness" to obtain the preferred FSEP/SMiRT conference rate.

Registration & Fees

Please register via the FSEP conference website:
CNS Conference Registration - FSEP and quote SMIRT as Seminar participant.

FSEP 2019 / SMiRT Fire Seminar Registration Rates

Early Bird CNS Member Rate
before 01 September 2019
can $ 900.00
Early Bird CNS Non-Member Rate
before 1 September 2019
can $ 1025.00
Regular CNS Member Ratecan $ 1025.00
Regular CNS Non-Member Rate
after 1 September 2019
can $ 1200.00
One-Day Member Rate can $ 500.00
One-Day Non-Member Rate can $ 550.00
Regular Student Rate
(including CNS Student Membership)
can $ 500.00
Early Bird Student Rate can $ 425.00
CNS Retiree can $ 500.00
Additional Exhibit Attendant Rate can $ 500.00
Reception and Banquet additional ticket can $ 150.00
Speakers reduction can $ 50.00

Participants fees include participation in FSEP 2019 and SMiRT Post-Conference Fire Seminar, breakfast, lunch and refreshments, receptions and a dinner event on Tuesday, electronic FSEP proceedings as well as printed SMiRT Fire Seminar proceedings.


Dr. Abderrazaq Bounagui
Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission (CNSC)
280 Slater Street
1070 Ottawa, ONT, K1P 5S9,
+1 (613) 947-3722

Ann B. Turney, ABCP
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.
286 Plant Road
Chalk River, ONT, K0J 1J0
+1(613) 584-8811 ext. 43493

Rudy Cronk
3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 6
Mississauga, ONT, L5C 1V8
+1 (905) 949-1752 (fax)

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Berg
formerly: BfE
Willy-Brandt-Str. 5
D-38556 Salzgitter
+49 (0)531-3907390 (fax)

Dr. Marina Röwekamp
Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und
Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH
Schwertnergasse 1
D-50667 Köln
+49 (0)221-2068-898
+49 (0)221-2068-10898 (fax)