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									                        INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
                                        621-I2-TM-26932

                                    Technical Meeting on
     “Impact of Modern Technology on Instrumentation and Control in Nuclear Power Plants”

                                    13 to 16 September 2005

 Organized in co-operation with Electricité de France - Research & Development, Chatou, France

                                    INFORMATION SHEET


1.       BACKGROUND

        The recent years have brought significant changes in the world energy market and
deregulation has fundamentally affected nuclear utilities. In many countries the electricity markets
are liberalized and becoming more and more multinational. Due to increased competition, power
production costs are now monitored more closely. The opening of electricity markets has led nuclear
power plants (NPPs) to be under serious economic pressure leading to demands for continuous cost
reduction along with increased availability, reliability, and power output. All of these, plus
obsolescence concerns, make it essential that NPPs modernize their instrumentation and control
(I&C) systems to be more cost-effective by increasing the reliability of their I&C systems and
reducing the need for maintenance and calibration. In addition, a large amount of modern
technology tools and aids have been introduced during the last 3-4 years. The new opportunities
represented by modern technologies can be quite useful for I&C modernization and cost
optimization.

       A transition from analogue to software-based I&C systems in nuclear power plants enables
the industry to make use of the advantages of computers and modern computing technology for the
control of technological processes. However, it also adds the unusual short innovation cycles in
computer technology. These rapid innovative cycles offer more benefits for process I&C, but also
speed up the concerns about obsolescence of the systems. The driving factor for the rapid
development is the progress in hardware and software technology and the associated increase of
functionality, with a resulting considerably enlarged potential for new, improved system designs.

       This potential ranges from the increased quantity of measurement signals that can be
processed, to the application of new methods for information management and the introduction of
advanced automation concepts. Consequently, we are frequently faced with the current version of
hardware being phased out of the market quite rapidly.

       The situation outlined above has led the IAEA to provide an international forum for the
presentation and discussion of the potentials and challenges related to modern I&C technologies,
and to invite experts from the field instrumentation and control, process measurement, and
computer applications to a Specialists´ Meeting dealing with all important aspects of rapid
technological changes in the field.
       The subject of the present technical meeting was considered and suggested by the members
of the IAEA Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Plant Control and Instrumentation
(TWG- NPPCI) and supported by a number of IAEA meetings on NPP I&C Systems. Additional
information on the Technical Working Group, and on the activities of the IAEA Division of Nuclear
Power is available on http://www.iaea.org/OurWork/ST/NE/NENP/index.html.


2.        OBJECTIVE OF THE MEETING

        The purpose of the meeting is to provide an international forum for presentations and
discussions of experience with various aspects of the impact of new technologies on the
modernization of measurements, I&C systems, and human-system interfaces (HSIs). Future trends
for technology development in the field will be also discussed.


3.        PROPOSED TOPICS FOR THE MEETING

3.1       Experiences with the modernization of I&C

        Modernization of I&C has to be considered when planning new installation or refurbishment
projects in NPPs. All papers are welcome which report on planning, designing, implementation,
testing, and utilization of new I&C systems for modernization, in the field of safety, operation, and
maintenance. Topics of interest include lessons learned from

         Data collection of the existing I&C System, reverse-engineering effort
         Planning, design, implementation, and testing of new I&C systems and modernization of
          existing I&C systems
         Refurbishment of information processing systems including human-system interface
         Use of advanced instrumentation testing techniques and diagnostic systems
         Development of innovative measurement techniques and sensors
         Application of modern process monitoring and system surveillance techniques
         Development of wireless networks, transmitters, and portable aids.

3.2       Management and system related aspects

       The change from analogue to digital technology has a major impact on the way the I&C
systems are modernized. Also, the modernization of I&C is to be intended for life periods of about
10 to 20 years, as part of a larger plant life cycle management program. Management on how to
determine the need for and strategy of modernization should be covered. The following topics are
suggested:

         Criteria and procedures for optimal decision on modernization (extent, schedule, cost,
          impact on operation and outages, acceptance criteria)
         Decision criteria for large one-step modernization program versus smaller multi-step
          modernization program
         Guidance for planning, specification, design, implementation, testing, licensing, operation,
          and maintenance
         Upgrading or complete replacement of old systems and components

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        Co-ordination management between project scheduling and cost considerations
        Analysis of engineering works to avoid unjustified costs
       Interface management and integration between upgraded systems and existing systems
       Human-system interface concepts
       Computer based operator support (degree of automation and complexity)
       Education and training of staff, maintainability of the modernized systems
       Simplification of systems, more efficient implementation and testing, and on-line activities
        to reduce the outage time needed for the modernization
       Life time management of the new I&C system

3.3       Hardware related aspects

          For modernizing I&C hardware, the following topics are to be discussed:

         Criteria for selection of hardware product lines (degree of integration, compatibility, etc.)
         Use of commercial off-the-shelf components including qualification and acceptance
         Possibilities and consequences of partial hardware replacement, (e.g. processors,
          communication, interfaces)
         Qualification of computer hardware components for automation, information, and the
          periphery (new sensor concepts, field busses, smart sensors)
         Testability, maintainability, service concepts
         Installation and commissioning new sensors, detectors (testing and monitoring requirements)
         Upgrading and expanding existing safety related I&C systems (e.g. adding new trip
          parameters)
         Redundancy, fault resistance, fault tolerance, and fault recovery

3.4       Software related aspects

       Methods for design, verification, and validation of software for modernized systems are the
characterizing properties of advanced I&C systems. Papers should focus on important changes in
software technology, addressing topics such as:

         Modern software design methods and tools
         Graphical computerized methods of software requirements definition
         Possibilities and consequences of partial software modification and exchange
         Qualification and pre-qualification of software-based platforms and components
         Reusability and portability of validated software, use of off-the-shelf software and/or
          proprietary software
         Fixed software life cycle vs. rapid prototyping
         Certification and reliability of software components
         On-line testing of system behavior
         Redundancy, fault resistance, fault tolerance, and fault recovery

3.5       Regulatory aspects

        Rapid changes in I&C technology are a challenge for regulators as well. In this context it is
important to learn about regulatory requirements in different countries. Papers would be valuable
that outline how assessment methods are able to cope with technological changes. They should also

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discuss questions as to what extent regulatory requirements have to be adapted. Subject areas to be
discussed are:

         Methods and tools used for licensing I&C systems
         Evaluation of I&C replacement/refurbishment strategies
         Qualification of hardware and software components
         Licensing approach for safety and safety-related systems
         Graduated approaches to licensing
         Risk-informed regulation
         Regulation related to specific issues such as diversity, defense-in-depth, operating under
          degraded conditions, fixed location indicators and controls, etc.
         Cyber security requirements
         Differences in the national and international codes and standards
         Certification of upgraded equipment
         Approaches of the regulatory bodies of different countries to licensing process

3.6       Further developments and trends

        New approaches in communication, measurement, and automation technology, already
utilized in the non-nuclear field, may pose new questions for the nuclear industry. Papers are also
called for the following topics:
      New methods and approaches in signal processing and managing/presenting measurement
        information
      Utilization of commonly available products (e.g. computers, communication components,
        data acquisition systems) for safety related applications
      Multi-function smart sensors
      Application specific integrated circuits (ASICs)
      Advanced information technology and HSI-techniques
      Wireless technology
      Smart computerized procedures
      Automation
      Intelligent alarm systems
      Computerized operator support systems (supporting operations, engineering, or maintenance
        staff)
      Advanced display paradigms such as task-based, function-based, etc.
      Soft controls
      Early fault detection, diagnostics, and prognostic systems
      User-interface interaction and management
      Expert analysis and advice from off-site locations such as from centralized experts
        supporting multiple sites
      Cyber security
      System Modelling




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4. ORGANIZATION


Meeting Chairman:
      Mr. Jean-Georges Schlosser
      Head of Performance Optimization of Industrial Process Department
      EDF R&D/OPP
      6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
      Tel: +33 130 878 247
      Fax: +33 130 878 261
      E-mail: jean-georges.schlosser@edf.fr

Meeting Co-Chairman:
      Dr. Joseph Naser,
      Head of I&C
      EPRI, Nuclear Power Sector
      3412 Hillview Avenue, P.O. Box Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
      Tel: 650 855 2107
      Fax: 650 855 2090
      E-mail: jnaser@epri.com

Technical Coordinator:
      Mr. Patrick Salaün
      Senior Research Engineer
      EDF R&D/OPP
      6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
      Tel: +33 130 877 948
      Fax: +33 130 878 261
      E-mail: patrick.salaun@edf.fr

IAEA Scientific Secretary:
     Mr. Oszvald Glöckler,
     International Atomic Energy Agency
     Wagramerstrasse 5
     P.O. Box 100
     A-1400 Vienna / Austria
     Tel: +43 1 2600 22791
     Fax: + 43 1 2600- 29598
     E-mail: O.Glockler@iaea.org

IAEA Technical Working Group NPP Control and Instrumentation (TWG NPPCI) Chairman
     Prof. Dr. B. Wahlström,
     Technical Research Centre of Finland
     VTT Automation
     Tehniihantie 12, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland
     Tel: (3589) 45664 00
     Fax: (3589) 45667 52
     E-mail: Bjorn.Wahlstrom@vtt.fi



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Administration secretary from EDF R&D/OPP:
     Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE
     EDF R&D/OPP
     6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
     Tel: +33 130 877 754
     Fax: +33 130 877 525
     E-mail: attika.mouatakide@edf.fr


5.     PARTICIPATION

        All persons wishing to participate in the meeting are requested to complete the attached
Participation Form and to send it to the competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign
Affairs or National Atomic Energy Authority) of the applicant’s coutry for obtaining an official
national nomination. The subsequent transmission from the national authority to the IAEA must
reach the Agency not later than 24 July, 2005. At the same time the original is sent to the national
authority, please send a copy of the form directly to

    Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE, EDF R&D/OPP, 6 quai Watier BP 49, 78401 Chatou Cedex,                      Formatted
     France, Tel: +33 130 877 754, Fax: +33 130 877 525, E-mail: attika.mouatakide@edf.fr              Formatted
                                                                                                       Formatted
    Mr. Oszvald Glöckler, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box
     100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria, fax: +43 1 2600 29598, e-mail: O.Glockler@iaea.org

6.     PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF THE MEETING

        The meeting will commence on Tuesday 13, September 2005 at 9:00 a.m. and will end on
Friday 16, September 2005 at 6:00 p.m. A full-day technical visit to the French N4 Nuclear Power
Plant (Full scale Simulator), in Civaux, France will be organized on the last day of the meeting,
Friday 16, September 2005 (traveling by TGV between Paris and Poitiers, and taking a bus between
Poitiers and Civaux NPP). The group will return to Paris by 6:00 p.m. on 16 September, 2005.
Inquiries regarding the meeting and other arrangements in France can be addressed to the
administration secretary from EDF:

       Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE
       EDF R&D/OPP
       6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
       Tel: +33 130 877 754
       Fax: +33 130 877 525
       E-mail: attika.mouatakide@edf.fr


        The agenda of the meeting and details on local arrangements in France will be sent to
participants when completed participation forms are received.

7      SUMMARIES AND PAPERS

       Each designated participant wishing to present a paper on the topics outlined above should
send an abstract of approximately 300 words to the following reviewers:


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       Mr. Oszvald Glöckler
       Scientific Secretary
       International Atomic Energy Agency
       Wagramer Strasse 5,
       P.O. Box 100
       A-1400 Vienna, Austria
       Tel: +43 1 2600 22791
       Fax: + 43 1 2600- 29598
       E-mail: O.Glockler@iaea.org

       With a copy to:

       Mr. Patrick Salaün
       EDF R&D/OPP/
       6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
       Tel: +33 130 877 948
       Fax: +33 130 878 261
       E-mail: patrick.salaun@edf.fr

       The abstracts should be received not later than 24 July 2005. Abstracts will be used to select
the presentations for the meeting and to establish the final programme. Authors will be notified
about the acceptance of their presentation not later than 15 August 2005.

       Full papers should be prepared in MS Word format and not exceed 14 pages in length,
including illustrations and references. Authors will be requested to bring the electronic copy of their
papers and presentation files to the meeting for the production of the proceedings.

        Time for the presentation of the papers will be limited to 25 minutes in order to have
sufficient time for discussion. Overhead projectors and PC based projection will be provided.

8.     WORKING LANGUAGE

       The official working language of the meeting will be English and no interpretation will be
provided.

9.     VISAS

       Designated participants who require a visa to enter France should submit the necessary
application to the nearest French diplomatic or consular representative within the appropriate
timeframe. Formal invitation letter from EDF R&D is available through fax or mail, therefore
accurate mailing address and fax number are required in the participation form.

10.    ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORTATION AND MEALS

        Participants can make their own accommodation arrangements. The meeting venue, EDF
R&D center is 35 minute away by train from Paris downtown. Alternatively, EDF R&D can assist
in making reservation. In this case, a copy of the attached accommodation booking form should be
sent to Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE.

Hotel room rate (pre-reserved rooms until 06/30/2005):

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     Hotel               Items                Sub Items                        Price
QUALITY INN       Accommodation        Standard room                        124 Euros
  50 rooms
                   2 avenue Benoit FRACHON, 92000 Nanterre. - France. tel . +33 146 950 808-
                    Fax : +33 146 950 124This hotel is near the Research Center of EDF (15 mn
                      walk) and near the RER station to Paris (20 mn to reach Paris downtown)
Hotels            Accommodation         « Méridienne » room                   77 Euros
ITINERAIRES                             « Bergère » room                      72 Euros
                  Meals                 Breakfast                             10 Euros
                  19 rue Slavador Allende – 92006 Nanterre Cedex - France.
                  Tel . +33 147 259 134, Fax : +33 147 218 821
                  15 mn to RER Nanterre Ville (5 min to RER Rueil Malmaison +15 mn walk to
                  the R&D Center).

Other hotels close to EDF R&D (no pre-reserved room) :                                              Formatted



     Hotel               Items                Sub Items                        Price
  NOVOTEL         Accommodation          Standard room                         165 Euros
   ATRIA                                 Deluxe suite                          180 Euros
                  Meals                  Breakfast                              13 Euros
                                         Working lunch/dinner              ~ 16 & 21 Euros
                  21 ave Edouard BELIN 92500 RUEIL MALMAISON - France. tel . +33 147
                  166 060 - Fax : +33 147 510 929
                  This hotel is near the R&D Center of EDF (15 mn walk) and near the RER
                  station to Paris (20 mn to reach Paris downtown)
 Hotel IBIS La    Accommodation          Standard room                         110 Euros
   Défense        Meals                  Breakfast                               6 Euros
  286 Rooms       4 boulevard de Neuilly, 92081 Neuilly - France. tel . +33 825 882 222 - Fax :
                  +33
                  It is necessary to walk to the RER (10 min) and then take the RER (4 stops : 15
                  min) and then 15 min walk
  Hotel IBIS      Accommodation          Standard room                    55 EUR to 83 EUR
   Nanterre       36/38 rue des Champs Pierreux, 92000 Nanterre. - France. tel . +33 147 241 991
  123 Rooms       - Fax : +33 147 240 240
                  It is necessary to walk to the RER (10 - 15 min) and then take the RER (2 or 3
                  stops : 10 min) and then 15 min walk
    Hotel         Accommodation          Standard room                             87 €
 CAMPANILE        20/22 avenue Pablo PICASSO, 92000 Nanterre - France. tel . +33 147 291 551 -
   Nanterre       Fax : +33 147 252 709
  50 Rooms
   Groupes        Accommodation        Standard room                          103 €
 CITADINES        Paris La Défense, 1-8 bd de Neuilly – 92400 Courbevoie - France. tel . +33 182
   50 Flats       501 0311 - Fax : +33 147 789 500
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11.    EXPENDITURES

        The cost of the meeting in Chatou is borne by the host organization EDF R&D. Travel and
all accommodation expenses are to be covered by the participants. In particular, the estimate of the
roundtrip travel cost of the optional technical tour at Civaux is about 90 Euros per person for the
TGV train (group rate) between Paris and Poitiers, plus 7 Euros for the bus service between Poitiers
and Civaux (provided that the bus with a capacity of 50 is fully occupied).




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                        INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

 Technical Meeting on “Impact of Modern Technology on Nuclear Power Plants Control and
                       Instrumentation Systems” (621-I2-TM-26932)

                                        13-16 September 2005
    Organized in co-operation with Electricité de France - Research & Development, Chatou, France.

                                     PARTICIPATION FORM

        The completed Participation Form is to be sent to the competent national authority (e.g.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs or National Atomic Energy Authority) of the applicant’s coutry for
obtaining an official national nomination. The subsequent transmission from the national authority
to the IAEA must reach the Agency not later than 24 July, 2005. At the same time you send the
original to your national authority, please send a copy of this form directly to

       Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE, EDF R&D/OPP, 6 quai Watier BP 49, 78401 Chatou Cedex,                 Formatted
        France, Tel: +33 130 877 754, Fax: +33 130 877 525, E-mail: attika.mouatakide@edf.fr         Formatted
                                                                                                     Formatted
       Mr. O. Glöckler, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-
        1400 Vienna, Austria, fax: +43 1 2600 29598, e-mail: O.Glockler@iaea.org

Surname:

Given Names:                                                         Dr./Mr./Ms.:

Date/Place of Birth:               Passport #:                       Nationality:
                                   Expire date :
Title and position:

Organization/Company:

Full address:


Tel:                               E-mail:                           Fax:

I intend to present a paper and enclose a 300 word extended summary:        No Yes,
with the following title:



I intend to visit the Full Scope Simulator at Civaux N4 NPP :               No Yes
Date:                                                   Signature:




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                            ACCOMODATION BOOKING FORM

                                  Technical Meeting on
    “Impact of Modern Technology on Nuclear Power Plants Control and Instrumentation
                                       Systems”

                                  13 to 16 September 2004

To be sent to:                                   Please send a copy to:

Hotel :                                    Administration secretary
                                           Ms. Attika MOUATAKIDE
                                           EDF R&D/OPP
                                           6 quai Watier BP 49, F-78401 Chatou Cedex
                                           Tel: +33 130 877 754
                                           Fax: +33 130 877 525
                                           E-mail: attika.mouatakide@edf.fr




 Name:

 Title/Position:

 Organization and Address:




 Telephone and Fax:

 Arrival Date/Time:                         Departure Date/Time:

 Accompanying person?

 Occupancy (Please circle one):
                      SINGLE       DOUBLE




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