ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, 3-5 JUNE, 2020.

Jul 11, 2019

TANZANIA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (AC&ENSTA)
DATES: 3-5 JUNE, 2020

VENUE: ARUSHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER (AICC) ARUSHA

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND EXHIBITIONS

NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Nuclear Science and Technology has various applications in various sectors including health, agriculture, water, livestock, nutrition, food security and other industries. However the public is not aware of this. This conference will act as a vehicle in promoting nuclear science and technology in Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Energy, Mining, Water, Industries, Radiation Safety Safeguard and Security Environmental Protection (Radiological).

This first AC&ENSTA will bring together researchers, academicians, innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors from the public, private sectors, policy/decision makers practitioners, users, stakeholders and professionals from the academia, nuclear providers, operators and regulators; and research industry to share, exchange ideas and network  on issues related to peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology and its  contribution towards industrialization and attainment of Tanzania’s National Development Vision 2025. Authors and invited speakers are invited to submit their abstracts to Nuclear Science and Technology (NST) 2020 Conference, addressing issues that serve present and future developments of the field. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by reviewers and will appear in the conference proceedings and selected one will be published in a special issue of a journal. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution to nuclear science and technology.

The conference is expected to;

  1. Promote nuclear science and technology in various sectors
  2. Strengthen networks among the professionals in nuclear science and technology opening up future opportunities,
  3. Provide a platform for leading scientists and researchers in nuclear science and technology to exchange  of  information, their  experiences  and share their expert knowledge,
  4. Share opportunities and encourage  participation in nuclear-related research, innovation, and skills development programs,
  5. Provide a platform for participants to learn ways of promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of mankind,
  6. Provide a platform in which the policymakers will appreciate the benefit of embracing nuclear science and technology in its development agenda,
  7. Develop spirit of volunteerism and establish mechanisms for youth engagement in community services,
  8. Broaden government and industry participation to enhance development of nuclear industry,
  9. Encourage private sector, emerging industrialists, entrepreneurs as beneficiaries of and contributors to strategic government initiatives and infrastructure development in the nuclear sector,
  10. Share national and Internationalization of activities, collaboration, and impact in nuclear science and technology.

  1.   PARTICIPANTS

The Conference is open to various stakeholders including the nuclear science and technology community, scientists, innovators, private sector, civil society, media, and policy and decision makers.

  2.   Theme: SAFE APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

There is a notable growth of the use of nuclear technology in its wide range of applications in Tanzania and there is a need to enhance the use and application of nuclear science and Technology. At national level, there is often a lack of awareness of the major contribution nuclear science and technology make to development. As a result, the full potential of peaceful nuclear science and technology is not being released. This conference will help to raise public awareness about nuclear technology, incorporating it explicitly into national development plans, and stressing its importance to all stakeholders.

  3.   SUB THEMES

Relevant sub themes will include but not restricted to:

     i.        Nuclear law including Atomic energy act and regulations

             ii.        Radiation protection and safety culture

            iii.        Nuclear safety and security

           iv.        Application of nuclear science and technology for social and economic development

            v.        Nuclear technology in health

           vi.        Nuclear science and technology for pests control

          vii.        Radioisotopes

         viii.        Energy for the future

           ix.        Atoms for food and nutrition

            x.        Activation analysis

           xi.        Applications of research reactors

          xii.        Linear accelerators

         xiii.        Food irradiation and multipurpose irradiation processes

        xiv.        Environmental radiation monitoring

         xv.        Nuclear technology in gas, oil and mining

        xvi.        Best practices in mining radioactive ore

       xvii.        Uranium exploration, mining, production, supply and demand, economics and environmental Issues

      xviii.        Atoms for sustainable development

         xix.        Nuclear politics and economics, communication, and social acceptance

          xx.        Innovative approaches to the development of nuclear energy

         xxi.        Radioactive waste management

        xxii.        Best practices in radiography (diagnostic and therapy).

       xxiii.        Application of radiotracers

      xxiv.        Training, Education and Nuclear Knowledge Management.

       xxv.        Occupational radiation protection

      xxvi.        Environmental monitoring, emergency preparedness and response

     xxvii.        The role of IT in nuclear science and technology

    xxviii.        Radiation detection and measurements

      xxix.        Training, Education and Nuclear Knowledge Management.

       xxx.        Illicit trafficking of radioactive sources and nuclear materials

      xxxi.        Plant mutation induction and biotechnology

     xxxii.        Nuclear technology in industrial application

    xxxiii.        Application of radiation technologies in sediment transport of marine infrastructure.

 Side events

Side events will provide an opportunity for showcasing participants work, sharing learning among peers; disseminate ideas and solutions within our focus areas and expanding our network of contacts. The proposed side events will be directly related to the goals, objectives and themes of the conference. Side events are open to all conference participants to attend.

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Exhibitions

  4.   INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS PRESENTATIONS

Language

The official language of the conference is English. Oral presentations will be made in English.  Oral presentations will be 20minutes in length including discussion and questions.

Submission of Papers and Poster Abstracts

Authors  wishing  to  present  papers/posters  should  submit  electronically  abstracts  not exceeding 300 words using font size Times New Roman of 12 points, to the Secretariat through conference@taec.go.tz Abstracts should include: title, name (s) of the author (s) and detailed address, background, objectives, summary of research methodology, results, conclusions and key policy messages. Review papers are also accepted. The deadline for submission of abstract is 15 April 2020. Abstracts not received by this date will not be included in the book of abstracts and may not be considered for oral or poster presentation. Decision of the Organizing Committee will be communicated to authors by 15 May 2020.

All accepted presentations must be brought to the Conference on USB flash drive or emailed prior to the conference opening to  conference@taec.go.tz Organizers cannot guarantee connection for individual laptop computers. A technician will be on duty to assist you. Please submit your Power Point presentation to us on or before 25 May 2020.

Posters may be prepared in either English or Kiswahili. There will be special session for posters presentation but all posters will be displayed during the entire Conference period.

Submission of Full Paper

The conference intends to produce peer reviewed proceedings that will be registered with ISSN and thus authors wishing to submit full papers for this should do so electronically as attachments to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee by 25 May 2020 to the conference email: conference@taec.go.tz

Guidelines for Authors

  • Oral presentation: Projectors will be available but presenters are advised to bring their presentations in pdf format and load them in the appropriate conference room at least 3 hours before they are to present. Presentations are expected to take not more than 20 minutes in total that includes discussion and comments.
  • Preparation of Manuscripts: The organizing committee requests that all authors who wish their papers to be published in the proceedings to submit the documents in a following format.
    • MS Word compatible.
    • Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Discussion and Conclusions.
    • Manuscript typed in double space and not exceeding 3,000 words.
    • Numbered   lines  on  all  pages,  including  those  pages  for  references  and  figure- legends, beginning with number one at the top of the page. A 2.5 cm margin on both sides of the page is desirable. The font size Times New Roman of 12 points should be used.
    • Do not number the pages
    • Do not use headers or footers
    • Tables, plates and figures should be captioned with SI units used consistently.
    • References should not be dated more than 8 years from the date of the conference, and should follow the Tanzania Journal of Science format. (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjs/about/submissions#authorGuidelines)
  • Exhibition: Exhibition will run alongside the conference. Individuals, organizations or groups wishing to participate in exhibitions should submit summaries not exceeding 300 words on the aspect(s) to be displayed or submit the plan would like to showcase. The summary should include: the title, name(s) of exhibitors and a detailed address, background, objectives, function description, and end-use. There will be an exhibition booth with size 3m by 3m and height of 2.56m. Deadline for submitting a brief of what you will exhibit is 22 May 2020

Instructions for posters

  • Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons to share.  Your topic could be described by text, graphics, photographs, illustrations etc.
  • Posters must be written in English.
  • The best configuration of your poster is A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm).
  • Authors of accepted posters must attend the conference for the poster to be displayed and presented.
  • Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the Conference venue. Display panels will be provided. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
  • Display panels for posters will be ready on 22 May 2019 and all posters should be put up before 10:30 am.
  • Personal laptop computers and visual display devices may be used at the poster display area. Should your presentation include a laptop or the use of other electronic devices, please inform us in advance.
  • A  final  abstract  for  the  poster  as  well  as  your  profile  will  be  published  in  the Conference programme and on the website.
  • You will have the opportunity to present your poster to the audience within the conference programme: You will have two minutes for a quick intro – and to attract as much participants as possible to visit your poster at the poster exhibition.

  5.   VENUE AND DATES

The Conference will be held at Arusha Conference Center, Arusha from 3-5 June 2020.

  6.   REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fees cover costs for registration, conference package, conference bag and programme for the conference. Payment of fees should be done through “Government Electronic Payment Gateway” (GePG) through NMB or CRDB banks or through mobile transfer of M- Pesa, Tigo-Pesa and Airtel Money. The company number is 888999 and Control Number will be issued after receiving our Government Bill.

The conference web page will provide guidance options for accommodation but the organizers will NOT cater for nor arrange travel and accommodation logistics for participants. Registration fees can be paid on site Deadline for registration is 25 May 2020.

Category Fee (TZS)
Individuals 200,000
PhD students 80,000
Students(Masters and below) 50,000
Exhibitors/EXPO 800,000
Posters 80,000
Advertisements 100,000 and 200,000for half and full page

 

  1.   IMPORTANT DATES

Announcement and call for abstracts 1st  June , 2019
Deadline submission for paper and Posters abstracts 15 April,  2020
Decision of the Organizing Committee will be communicated to authors by 15 April, 2020
Deadline for submitting a brief of what you will exhibit 15 May, 2020
Deadline for submission of full papers 22 May,  2020
Registration deadline 25 May, 2020
Power Point presentation submission on or before 22 May 2020
Conference dates 3-5 June 2020

 

  2.   CONFERENCE SPONSORS

  • The sponsor may provide a free standing banner which will be positioned at the entrance to the conference dinner venue,              and conference room.
  • The sponsor will be provided with an exhibition booth.
  • There will be an opportunity for the sponsors’ representative to give a ten (10) minutes speech each during the key note                    speech, and dinner.
  • The sponsor’s logo will be printed on all conference programs, menus and tickets.
  • Complimentary registration will be provided five (5) participants from your organization.
  • Organization / company logo will be placed in the conference literature portal (with hyperlink) and conference signage.
  • Sponsors will have a chance for limited posters or oral presentations on topics relevant to the theme of the conference.

  3.  CONFERENCE CONTACT ADDRESS

Conference Secretary

TAEC, TANZANIA, Websites: https://www.taec.go.tz

Emails: conference@taec.go.tz

Tel:+255272970050