Second Workshop for Radioactive Decay Data Evaluators:
Training sessions of the Decay Data Evaluation Project (DDEP-2008)
Bucharest, Romania, May 12-14, 2008

Last Update 06-03-2008


  1. Organizers:
    • The "Decay Data Evaluation Project" (DDEP)
    • The "Horia Hulubei" National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)

    In cooperation with The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    With the support of The National Authority for Scientific Research (ANCS), Romania

  2. Main Topics:
    • Nuclear Decay Data: theory, experimental determination, applications
    • Evaluation of Nuclear Decay Data: principles, procedures and tools, examples and practical exercises
    • International collaborations in the field of nuclear decay data evaluation (DDEP, IAEA, NSDD Evaluators Network, BIPM)

  3. Workshop Program:
  4. The workshop will be held in Bucharest, at the Hotel Capitol *** (Calea Victoriei, nr. 29). The agenda of the workshop can be accessed in the section Programme

  5. Abstracts and Proceedings:
  6. All the participants presenting papers at the workshop are kindly asked to send an Abstract of their presentation, after downloading and completing the available Template, before the 7th of April, 2008, in order to be included in the Abstract Book. The Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to Dr. A. Luca, at the address aluca@ifin.nipne.ro
    The full papers (as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations) will be sent by e-mail, to the DDEP Coordinator & Scientific Editor, Dr. Edgardo Browne, at the address EBrowne@lbl.gov , before the 18th of April, 2008. The Proceedings of the workshop will be available on CD-ROM only, freely distributed to all the participants.

  7. Scientific Committee

  8. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Victor Zamfir (President of the Scientific Committee, General Director of IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania)
    Dr. Edgardo Browne (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA)
    Dr. Marie-Martine Be (Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel / Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay, France)
    Dr. Valery Chechev (V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia)
    Dr. Jagdish K. Tuli (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA)
    Dr. Filip G. Kondev (Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA)
    Prof. Dr. John C. Hardy (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA)
    Prof. Dr. Dimiter Balabanski (Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
    Dr. Tibor Kibedi (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
    Dr. Mark A. Kellett (IAEA/Nuclear Data Section, Vienna, Austria)
    Dr. Stefaan Pomme (EC/JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel, Belgia)
    Prof. Dr. Octavian Sima (Bucharest University/Faculty of Physics, Romania)

  9. Local Organizing Committee

  10. Dr. Aurelian Luca (President of the Local Organizing Committee, IFIN-HH / Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory, DDEP member)
    Dr. Maria Sahagia (IFIN-HH, Head of the Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory)
    Phys. Constantin Ivan (Technical-Administrative Director of IFIN-HH)
    Dr. Ioan Ursu (Scientific Secretary of IFIN-HH)
    Ec. Alexandru Popescu (Financial Manager of IFIN-HH)
    Phys. Anamaria Cristina Răzdolescu (IFIN-HH/ Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory)
    As. Andrei Antohe (workshop secretary, IFIN-HH/ Radionuclide Metrology Laboratory)
    As. Laurenţiu Şerban (workshop webmaster, IFIN-HH/ IT&C Department)
    Adrian Sokolov (workshop designer, IFIN-HH / Library, Edition, Dissemination and PR Department)
    Dr. Cătălina Cîmpeanu (IFIN-HH, Head of the Radioisotope Production Center Department)

  11. Accommodation
  12. In order to make an on-line room reservation in a hotel from Bucharest, please, access the Accommodation section of the web page.

  13. Language
  14. The official workshop language is English.

  15. Romanian Visa Formalities
  16. The citizens from the European Union and some other countries (such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China (only diplomatic and professional passport), Japan, Mexico, South Korea, USA) do not need a visa to travel to Romania. For more specific details, please, consult the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires (http://www.mae.ro/index.php?lang=en , section Visas, down in the left part of the page).

  17. Financial Support
  18. IAEA granted a financial support in order to cover the travel expenses for a few participants, who needed funding in order to attend the workshop. The cost of their international transport tickets will be reimbursed during the workshop (these participants must provide to the organizers a photocopy of the official international travel documents).

  19. Local transport and other details
  20. The organizers from IFIN-HH will provide free transport from the airport to the hotel(s), by bus, on Sunday 11th of May, 2008, according to an optimized schedule, based on the arrival hours of the flights, communicated in due time by the participants, to the contact person: Dr. A. Luca, e-mail: aluca@ifin.nipne.ro
    Interesting and useful details about Romania and Bucharest can be found at the web page available through the Accommodation section; other useful addresses are: http://www.inyourpocket.com/romania/city/bucharest.html (updated in 2008), http://www.turism.ro/english/index.php (last update in 2004!).

    After the workshop, our partner - the Domino Travel Tourism Agency organizes, at request, several excursions in picturesque regions of Romania, at special rates (minimum 10 participants are needed for such a trip); more details are available through the Accommodation section.

    Some practical works, using different software for Windows/MS-DOS (SAISINUC, BrIcc, etc.), are planned for the second day of the workshop; if the participants think it's necessary and have the possibility, they can come to Bucharest with a portable computer (notebook, laptop), in order to use it during the workshop.
    Thank you.