The ANS Nuclear Criticality Safety Division Topical bridges the four-year gap between successive International Conferences on Nuclear Criticality (ICNC) and provides a forum for exchange among technical disciplines that impact criticality safety, including operational criticality safety, experimental criticality, nuclear data, and radiation transport code development. The field of criticality safety, like other related nuclear engineering fields, is experiencing significant personnel turnover and an increasingly less experienced staff makes the need for technical knowledge transfer ever more important.

The theme of NCSD 2022 is Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future. In the mindset of embracing the future, in addition to full papers (6-10 pages) and 15-minute technical presentations or posters, the organizing committee encourages summary papers (1-4 pages) for 3-minute Lightning Talks, especially from more junior staff. In addition, all poster authors are encouraged to submit a 60-second advertising video (similar to a Tik Tok video format) with their final paper submission 2 weeks before the start of the conference. The videos for posters will be played during the relevant technical sessions, and the three best videos will be played at the opening plenary session.


General Chair:

Catherine Percher (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

General Cochair:

Theresa Cutler (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Program Chair:

John Bess (JFoster & Associates)

Assistant Technical Program Chair:

Deborah Hill (National Nuclear Laboratory)