ICAPP 2020

Abu Dhabi

Information to ALL – On March 11th the ICAPP committee agreed that ICAPP Abu Dhabi will be postponed until the Spring Semester 2021.  However full reimbursement will be given now and we will start the process again in 2021.
The ICAPP 2020 proceedings will be postponed until 2021. Options for ICAPP 2020 authors:
•    resubmit your accepted 2020 paper to ICAPP 2021 "as is - without further review"
•    resubmit your accepted 2020 paper to ICAPP 2021 "as a revised paper for review"
•    withdraw your 2020 paper and submit it to another conference/journal

Cancellation of ICAPP 2020 for Public Health and Safety


Dear ICAPP 2020 Community

It is with my deepest regret that, on behalf of the ICAPP 2020 program committee, I have cancelled ICAPP 2020 for the period 15-19 March 2020 due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 globally and thus the increased risk to public health and safety, especially with respect to significantly large gatherings of people from all corners of the world. I use the term cancel as I did not want to give any false hope of choosing another date in 2020 without consulting with our 2021 hosts for ICAPP, the Republic of Korea; this consultation has now started.  I also used the word cancel in order to advise you to cancel flights, other transport and hotel bookings rather than reschedule, as plans for the future still need to be discussed.

I thank all of you for your hard work and contributions to ICAPP 2020 and the Program Committee will make every effort to resolve this situation while minimizing the risk to health and safety.

Best wishes to you all

Philip Beeley

ICAPP 2020 General Chair

About ICAPP 2020

The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) provides a forum for leaders of the nuclear community to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the industry, and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world.

ICAPP Sponsorship Packages

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was established by decree in December 2009 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. ENEC is charged with leading the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and building the Barakah Nuclear Energy plant, the first of its kind in the Arab World. The Barakah plant comprises four Korean technology APR1400 reactor units, and is located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The overall construction completion of the 4 units of Barakah plant is now more than 93%.

Construction of Unit 1 is now complete and the unit is currently undergoing commissioning and testing, prior to regulatory review and receipt of the Operating License for Unit 1, from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), with the loading of the first nuclear fuel assemblies scheduled to take place in early 2020. When all four units of the Barakah plant are operational, the plant will supply around 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs while preventing the release of 21 million tons of carbon emissions per year.


Site visits to Barakah are planned in conjunction with ICAPP 2020. To be confirmed.

Executive Chairs 



Honorary Chairs:

Dr. Arif Al Hammadi

Executive Vice President, Khalifa University

General Chairs:

Dr. Philip Beeley

Professor and Chair, Nuclear Engineering Department,

Khalifa University

Dr. Mohamed Chookah

VP – Fuel, Waste, Research & Development, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Dr. Jacopo Buongiorno

Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Technical Program Chair:

Dr. Yassin A. Hassan

Chair in Engineering and Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University

Dr. Youssef Shatilla

Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, Khalifa University

Abu Dhabi

Meaning 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm ('barasti') huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. 


This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi and the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates.  Abu Dhabi is one of the safest cities in the world.

In March, the average temperature in Abu Dhabi is 28°C (83°F) in the peak of the afternoon.  At night the temperature dips to a cooler 18°C (65°F).

About Abu Dhabi
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Khalifa University 

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

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