18th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry

Date: May 18, 2025 - May 23, 2025

Event Location:  Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Jointly Sponsored by: ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications and the European Working Group on Reactor Dosimetry (EWGRD)



About the Event

The 18th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry will be held May 18-23, 2025 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Please note that the technical sessions will not start until the morning of May 19, 2025.  The symposium is being organized by ASTM and is jointly sponsored by the ASTM International Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications and the European Working Group on Reactor Dosimetry (EWGRD).

This symposium is held approximately every three years to provide a forum for the interchange of state-of-the-art techniques, databases, and standardization of radiation metrology. The symposium will be of value to those involved in reactor dosimetry including researchers, manufacturers, and representatives from industry, utilities, and regulatory agencies.

The symposium language will be English and no translations will be provided.


Objective and Scope

The theme of ISRD is dosimetry for the assessment of irradiated reactor materials and reactor experiments, featuring radiation metrology techniques, nuclear databases, and standardization. The topic areas for ISRD18 include the following:

  • Experimental techniques, measurements and monitoring
  • Calculational and transport methods
  • Reactor surveillance, plant life management and decommissioning
  • Nuclear data, uncertainties and adjustments
  • Benchmarks and inter-comparisons
  • Dosimetry in test and research reactors, including accelerators and fusion facilities

This symposium is organized into a single track of oral and poster presentations, along with informal roundtables and workshops. This format provides for in-depth discussion during and after the sessions and promotes a strong community of attendees.


Abstract Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit an approximately 250-word abstract by October 1, 2024 via the Abstract Submission Portal. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

Abstracts must include a:

  • Clear definition of the research objective
  • Scientific approach of the work
  • Result that constitutes a novel contribution to the field.

Abstracts must be complete enough to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium because of the limited number of submissions that will be accepted for presentation. The presentation and subsequent manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor have been previously published. Authors will be notified of acceptance of their papers for presentation by mid-December 2024.  Details and dates for full paper submission will be provided upon acceptance of abstracts.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in an STP, an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.


A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by EARLY, MID, LATE MONTH YEAR.



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EPFL Privacy Policy

Attendee registration includes the welcome reception, breaks, scheduled lunches, social event, and banquet. Companions are invited to attend the welcome reception at no cost. Companions are also invited to attend the social event and banquet (subject to fees below). All fees will be detailed and payable through the EPFL website. A book of Symposium Proceedings will also be provided to registered attendees following peer review and publication.

Registration fees are as listed below (CHF):

  • Early Registration (through 31 March 2023) – 750.00 CHF
  • Late/On-site Registration (after 31 March 2023) – 850.00 CHF
  • Student/Young Professional On-line Registration – 350.00 CHF **
  • Student/Young Professional On-site Registration – 400.00 CHF **
  • Companion – Wednesday Evening Banquet – 100.00 CHF
  • Companion – Wednesday Social Event – 35.00 CHF
  • Companions Program – 150.00 CHF
  • Technical Tour – CANCELLED

** Interested students and young professionals must contact Caroline Pletscher to apply for discount registration rate at caroline.pletscher@epfl.ch or +41 21 69 33375.

Online registration will end at close of business (5:00 PM (UTC+2)) on Friday, 5 May 2023, after which only on-site registration will be available.

Cancellation policy –Should a registrant encounter a need to withdraw from the ISRD, a full refund of registration cost will be available for cancellations received prior to close of business on 5 May 2023. A 50% refund of the registration cost, 350.00 CHF, will be available from 6 May 2023 to close of business on 19 May 2023.

** Students and young professionals – A limited number of registrations at a reduced fee are available for young professionals and full-time students at accredited universities. Students and young professionals may participate in all Symposium activities. 

Students – Full-time students from accredited universities will be asked to show their student identification cards at the conference check-in.

Young professionals – To qualify for young professional rates for ISRD-17, a young professional must have graduated within the two years prior to the start date of the conference and be under the age of 35. The following written verification attesting to their young professional status is required:

  • Copy of their transcript from the institution they attended within the last two years.
  • (or) Written letter from their faculty advisor attesting that they were a full-time student within the last two years.
  • To verify that an individual’s age is less than 35 — driver license or other government issued identity card (e.g., passport), to be shown at the conference check-in.


Organizing Committee Contact Information

Americas, East and Southeast Asia, Israel   Europe, Africa, Asia (other), and Australia
ASTM Symposium Chair:   EWGRD Programme Chair:
Russell DePriest   Jan Wagemans
Sandia National Laboratories  


krdepri@sandia.gov   jan.wagemans@sckcen.be
ASTM Symposium Secretary:   EWGRD Programme Secretary:
David Vehar   Dean Thornton
Sandia National Laboratories   Jacobs
dwvehar@sandia.gov   dean.thornton@jacobs.com

Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

More information about how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted in late 2024 or early 2025.

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: +1 844-201-2997


Standards Development Meetings

ASTM Committee E10 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and thier future meetings, please visit the Committee E10 Homepage.