Questions? Please contact Shelley Sullivan, Technical Program Coordinator at or by phone at +1 480-557-0263, Gary Benda, PAC Chair,, or the relevant Track Co-Chairs listed on the following pages. WM2018 Abstract & Paper Submission Deadlines August 11, 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline October 9, 2017 Authors Notified of Acceptance November 10, 2017 Full-Length Draft Papers Due December 15, 2017 Reviewer Comments to Authors January 12, 2018 Final Full-Length Papers Due with Signed Copyright Authorizations February 16, 2018 PowerPoint Presentations Due Track Descriptions and Contacts: 1 CROSSCUTTING POLICIES AND PROGRAMS Ray Clark, US EPA (Lead Co-Chair) P: +1 202-343-9198, E: John Mathieson, UK NDA (Co-Chair) P: +44-7557394896, E: Eric Knox, AECOM (Co-Chair) P: +1 571-232-2897, E: This track includes overall crosscutting policies and major programs. Crosscutting topics technical in nature can be submitted to Track 9. Similar topics that are not track crosscutting and thus specific to a single waste type (e.g. HLW, SNF, LLW, etc.) or program (e.g. ER, D&D, etc.) should be submitted to the specific track for that waste type or program. Presentations of waste management programs and policies at the national, multi-national and international level are particularly encouraged. Other potential crosscutting or general topics include crosscutting regulatory issues, contracting, legal aspects, permitting (licensing) and compliance activities, criteria and standards development, privatization issues, legislation, enforcement agency and state issues (including multiparty agreements), interface, and other high level crosscutting issues that involve multiple waste types/programs or tracks. 1. - Crosscutting Policies and Programs - Non-Specified Abstracts 1.0 Crosscutting Policies and Programs - Posters 1.1 Student Posters: The Next Generation - Industry Leaders of Tomorrow 1.2 Worldwide Perspectives of Radioactive Waste Management - Challenges and Solutions 1.3 Worldwide Regulatory and Oversight for Waste Management and Disposal 1.4 Featured Theme – Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Emerging Technologies 2 HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES (HLW), SPENT/ USED NUCLEAR FUEL (SNF/UNF) AND LONG-LIVED ALPHA/TRANSURANIC RADIOACTIVE WASTE (TRU) Tom Brouns, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Lead Co-Chair) P: +1 509-372-6265, E: Steven Thomson, National Nuclear Laboratory (Co-Chair) P: +44-1946779333, E: Ernest Hardin, Sandia National Laboratories (Co-Chair) P: +1 505-284-9381, E: Thilo Von Berlepsch, DBE Technology GmbH (Co-Chair) P: +49-5171431517, E: Robert Jubin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Co-Chair) P: +1 865-574-4934, E: This track covers all long-lived alpha/TRU waste, SNF/UNF and HLW operations from generation and storage through characterization, treatment and disposal. It also covers associated technology development and deployment, recycling/reprocessing strategies and technologies, periodic progress updates oriented to specific achievements in waste removal and disposal activities, overlapping issues including interim and final disposition strategies for SNF/UNF and HLW, associated environmental permitting and monitoring of stored waste, waste processing alternatives, waste form, deep geologic disposal and operating facility performance and risk assessment, and the impacts of directly associated regulations and standards. 2. - HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU Waste - Non- Specified Abstracts 2.0 HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU Waste - Posters 2.1 HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU Programs and Policies 2.2 Storage and Retrieval of Spent/Used Nuclear Fuel 2.3 Storage and Retrieval of HLW 2.4 Storage and Retrieval of TRU 2.5 Reprocessing/Recycling and Separation of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU 2.6 Future Alternate Fuel Cycle HLW Management 2.7 Stabilization/Immobilization of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU 2.8 Geologic Disposal of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU 2.9 Closure and Monitoring of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/ TRU Facilities 2.10 Global Insights into Disposal Site Selection 2.11 Containment Materials for Long-Term Geologic Isolation 2.12 Post Mortem Analysis of Failed HLW Infrastructure 2.13 Infrastructure Improvements in Aging Facilities 2.14 Role of Robotics in the Management of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU 2.15 Operational Safety Issues in the Implementation of Deep Geological Repositories (DGR) 3 LOW-LEVEL WASTE (LLW), INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WASTE (ILW), VERY LOW-LEVEL WASTE (VLLW), MIXED WASTE (MW), BY PRODUCT MATERIAL, TENORM, NORM RESIDUES, ENRICHED AND DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) Colleen Owens, Consultant (Lead Co-Chair) P: +1 303-638-9283, E: Gabriele Bandt, TÜV NORD EnSys GmbH & Co. KG (Co-Chair) P: +49-51199861551, E: Kapila Fernando, ANSTO (Co-Chair) P: +61-297179488, E: This track consists of many waste categories including LLW, ILW, VLLW, MW (radioactive & hazardous), Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM), Enriched and Depleted Uranium (DU) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM). The track encompasses: Operations from generation through treatment and disposal; Technology development, demonstration, and deployment; Overlapping issues including waste minimization, waste characterization and analysis, effluent monitoring, waste form and facility performance assessment, regulations and standards; and for all types of facilities from hospitals, accelerators, research reactors, government facilities, disposal sites, etc. This Track covers waste management of uranium or thorium ores as well as US NRC defined “Greater than Class C - LLW”, byproducts or tailings, NORM residues and waste, and NEC defined TENORM. This track also includes radioactive materials, articles and consumer products. (NPP operational waste is covered in Track 4. TRU and similar long-lived alpha waste is covered in Track 2. 3. - LLW, ILW, MW, NORM, TENORM and Depleted/Enriched Uranium - Non-Specified Abstracts 3.0 LLW, ILW, MW, NORM, TENORM and Depleted/Enriched Uranium - Posters 3.1 Regulatory and Programmatic Issues and Solutions for LLW/ILW Worldwide 3.2 Improvement of Sustainability, Re-use and Recycling in Management of LLW/ILW Worldwide 3.3 Instrumental Waste Characterization Methods and Data Analysis for LLW, ILW, U, NORM & TENORM 3.4 The Use of Process Knowledge and Records for Waste Management Decision Making 3.5 Emerging Treatment and Storage Technologies for LLW/ILW Worldwide 3.6 Operating Experience in the Treatment and Storage of LLW/ILW – a Global Perspective WM2018 Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technologies