November 26-30, 2017
Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
Gyeongju, Korea

WELCOME MESSAGE

Following the success of the first conference in 2002 in Seoul, Korea, the international conference, ISOFIC (International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants), has been held every three years. We are proud to announce that ISOFIC 2017 will be held November 26-30, 2017 at Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, Korea. The ISOFIC 2017 promotes academic and practical information exchanges mainly on the topics of innovative Instrumentation and Control (I&C), and human system interface technologies.
While nuclear I&C has recently made significant advances through technological innovation, many challenges remain such as communication between safety and non-safety systems, software verification and validation (V&V), the choice between spatially fixed or screen-switchable indicators, availability of information during severe accidents, I&C architecture against common mode failures, and cyber threats and security. There are concerns that these challenges may cause delays in the construction process of nuclear power plants.
However, we believe that challenges alsobring opportunities. ISOFIC 2017 will contribute to worldwide nuclear I&C society by further connectingdesigners, manufacturers, operators, regulators, and researchers and sharing solutions towards advancing nuclear I&C technologies and early settlement of digital I&C technology within the nuclear industry.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the international journal of "Nuclear Engineering and Technology" after the conference. “Best Paper” and “Best Student Paper”awards will also be given,after evaluation by a specifically-appointed panel, to those works that contribute most to the advancement of innovative technologies in the conference’sareas of interest.“Best Presentation Award” will be given to the paper presentations which best inform the audience and engage them in developing a clear understanding of the engineering concepts.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract submission deadline : April 30, 2017
  • Abstract acceptance notification : June 30, 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline : September 31, 2017
  • Early registration deadline : October 30, 2017
  • Conference convened : November 26~30, 2017

SUBJECT AREAS

  • Methods of Sensing, Processing, and Communication
  • Modernization of I&C and Control Room
  • Wireless Technologies in Nuclear Applications
  • Post Fukushima Actions and Development
  • System Simulation Technologies
  • Robotics & Automatic Remote Technologies
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Future I&C technologies for Nuclear Applications
  • Cognitive Systems Engineering for Process Control
  • Human Reliability Assessment in Innovative Control Rooms
  • Human Factors Studies from Social, Environmental, and Economic Aspects
  • System Reliability and Risk
  • Safety Critical Software Development and Qualification
  • Surveillance, Diagnostics, and Prognostics
  • Cyber Security
  • Safety Culture

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