Call for Papers
1 May 2012
Paper submission deadline
17 Dec 2012
Acceptance Notifications
28 Feb 2013
Camera ready papers
15 Apr 2013
1-4 July 2013

Panel session: Nuclear Safety and Operational Experience

Session Chair
Prof. Zdenko Šimić, EC JRC-IET, The Netherlands

  • Prof. Marko Čepin (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    Reliability of power systems related to safety of nuclear power plants
  • Prof. Davor Grgić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
    Operational experience and its potential in nuclear power plants safety improvement
  • Prof. Zdenko Šimić (EC JRC-IET, The Netherlands)
    Making better use of operational experience for nuclear power plants safety
  • Dr. Ivan Vrbanić (APoSS, Croatia)
    Risk significance of near misses and safety issues from operational experience of NPPs


Operational experience feedback has numerous attraction and promises in all major industrial activities and this is especially important for nuclear power plants. Potential for the use of operational experience feedback is in both increased availability and improved safety of nuclear power plant. Difficulties to achieve safety improvement from operational experience feedback are fundamental (i.e., stochastic complex models for connecting causes and consequences) and specific (i.e., data collection imperfection and limited experience exchange). The challenges are to increase access to industry wide operational experience and to properly understand operational experience relevance. The panel will discusses number of issues related to fundamental and specific issues related to the plant, national and international effort to collect, assess and use operational experience feedback to improve safety of nuclear power plants.