8 COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING OF TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND IMPACTS (CE&T) Robert Berry, Foxfire Scientific Inc (Lead Co-Chair) P: +44-1612927990, E: berry@foxfirescientific.com W.T. (Sonny) Goldston, Jr., CH2M (Co-Chair) P: +1 803-292-1079, E: Sonny.Goldston@ch2m.com Judith Connell, Fluor Corporation (Co-Chair) P: +1 509-376-6808, E: Judith.Connell@fluor.com This track covers communication, public involvement and education and training for technical and management issues in the nuclear waste-management industry. This includes used nuclear fuel, high- level, low-level and TRU waste management. There are five objectives: capture various perspectives for effective communication among waste-management practitioners, policy makers, regulators, and implementers, including advisory boards and technical experts; enhance public involvement to ensure decisions reflect stakeholder and community perspectives; advance ideas for knowledge sharing among nations; highlight innovative approaches for information communication and knowledge management approaches that develop the next generation of nuclear leadership; and improve effective workplace management, coordination and performance. 8. - Communications, Involvement, Education and Training - Non- Specified Abstracts 8.0 Communications, Involvement, Education and Training - Posters 8.1 Communication of Technical Issues: Worldwide Experiences 8.2 International Experience in Community Involvement and Education Initiatives 8.3 The Stakeholder’s Voice - The Impact that Citizens and Regulators on Radioactive Waste Issues 8.4 Decision Making Tools and Frameworks that Enhance Communication for ER Cleanup Programs 8.5 National and International Sharing on Nuclear Licensing & Environmental Regulations for WM 8.6 The Effectiveness of Advisory Boards; the US DOE EM Site Specific Advisory Board Experience 8.7 Innovations and Performance Solutions to Workplace Management 8.8 Global Experience of Records, Knowledge and Memory (RK&M) for Nuclear Waste Geologic Repositories 8.9 Social Sciences as a Resource for Improving Public Involvement in HLW Siting Decisions 8.10 Stakeholder Role in Decommissioning 8.11 US DOE Office of Legacy Management and Interpretive Centers 8.12 Implementation Lessons Learned and Novel Approaches for Radioactive Waste Management; Regarding US DOE O. 435.1 9 SPECIAL TOPICS AND MULTI-TRACK CROSS CUTTING TECHNOLOGY TOPICS (ST) Ming Zhu, US DOE (Lead Co-Chair) P: +1 301-903-9240, E: Ming.Zhu@em.doe.gov Hans-Juergen Steinmetz, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Co-Chair) P: +49-02461614341, E: hjsteinmetz@aol.com Kim Auclair, KD Auclair & Associates LLC (Co-Chair) P: +1 360-609-0627, E: kdauclair@gmail.com This track consists of all special topics including the aspects of US and non-US international safety, security safeguards and US Homeland security issues. It also includes technical track crosscutting topics or special WM topics on programs associated with orphan and sealed sources, integrated risk management and decision support analysis in support of program management and project management inclusive of but not limited to modeling, compliance activities, criteria and standards development, Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA); Technology Deployment and Technical Risk Management; instruments, filtration, advanced technologies, extreme environment operations enabling technologies, technology driven program implications and drivers, and/or other technical crosscutting issues that involve multiple waste forms or radioactive materials and/or risk management. 9. - Special Topics and Track Cross Cutting Technology Topics - Non-Specified Abstracts 9.0 Special Topics and Track Cross Cutting Technology Topics - Posters 9.1 Global Management of Spent/Used Radioactive Sealed Sources, HEU, and Orphan Materials and Controls 9.2 Crosscutting Subsurface Mass Transport and Environmental Assessment of Geological Disposal Systems 9.3 Integrated Performance and Risk Assessments, Decision Analysis, and Risk Management 9.4 Radiological Dispersion Devices and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Detection, Response, and Recovery 9.5 Global Perspectives on Advances in Nuclear Safety Management 9.6 Radioactive Containment Ventilation 9.7 Project Management Improvements-Planning through Completion-Scope, Cost, & Schedule Control 9.8 Developments in Deep Borehole Disposal Around the World 9.9 Research Reactor Waste in Emerging Countries 10 MISCELLANEOUS AND NON-SPECIFIED ABSTRACTS PENDING TOPIC OR TRACK ASSIGNMENT Gary Benda, WM Symposia (Lead Co-Chair) P: +1 803-345-2170, E: gbenda@wmarizona.org Linda Lehman, CH2M PRC (Co-Chair) P: +1 612-867-9725, E: llehman@wmarizona.org This track serves two independent miscellaneous functions (MISC). First, authors unsure of the best topic number can assign their abstract to 10 and it will be reviewed and reassigned by the PAC Chair to the appropriate topic. The second function is to assimilate late abstracts for the WM poster topic (10.0). Along with the Student Poster topic (1.1), this is the only poster topic that does not require a full paper. It will also accept abstracts where the authors do not want to prepare a paper or are delinquent in meeting the deadlines. All other poster topics will require an accompanying paper. 10. Miscellaneous and Non-specified Abstracts Pending Topic or Track Assignment 10.0 Non-Paper Poster Topic for Emerging Issues and Late Abstracts WM2018 Thursday Afternoon Featured Panel Session A special Thursday afternoon panel on “Nuclear and Industrial Robotics” will be held March 22, 2017. The session will provide the current status of various worldwide activities and will consist of both US and non-US experts with audience participation, followed by an evening reception. The panel is part of an embedded topical session on “Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technologies”. It will culminate with this Thursday afternoon panel and it will link the management, technical, regulatory, legal, and stakeholder involvement in the process. All tracks have topics that will support this year’s theme. These will include panel, poster and oral technical presentations and demonstrations in the exhibit hall. If unsure, abstracts can be submitted to Topic 1.4 for this theme. Please arrange your schedule for this and other Thursday sessions along with the WM2018 Thursday evening reception. WM2018 Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technologies