Here we, the Computational Science & Engineering Division (CSED) of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, would like to announce that the next international “Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA) and Monte Carlo (MC)” (SNA+MC 2020) conference will be held in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, 18-22 May 2020.

The first joint SNA+MC conference was held in 2010 in Tokyo, Japan, organized by JAEA. The second conference was hosted by CEA in Paris, 2013, and the third was organized by ANS as a combined Mathematical & Computation (M&C), SNA+MC conference in Nashville, USA, 2015.

SNA+MC 2020 will cover not only the traditional conference topics, but also special topics relevant to Fukushima Recovery & Decommissioning, Virtual Reactor & Virtual ADS, AI Technologies in the Nuclear Field, and Monte Carlo Simulation for Medical and Life Science.

Welcome Message:
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcoming you to the Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo 2020 (SNA+MC 2020) on 18-22 May 2020 at Makuhari Messe in Japan.

Supercomputers are useful tools for nuclear science and engineering to carry out massive simulations for design, safety, maintenance, etc. Monte Carlo simulation is one of typical ones which exploit supercomputers. The main topics of SNA+MC 2020 are computational nuclear applications, high performance computing and visualization, and Monte Carlo simulation for radiation transport. We prepared special topics of Fukushima recovery & decommissioning issues, virtual reactor and virtual ADS, AI technology for the nuclear field and Monte Carlo simulation for medical and life science. The participants will be interested in these contemporary topics and gain beneficial insights for the future researches.

SNA+MC 2020 is hosted by the Computational Science and Engineering Division (CSED) of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ). The Organizing Committee is preparing the attractive conference for all the participants from the world with the cooperation of the International Advisory Board, the Local Organizing Committee chaired by Prof. Mitsuo Yokokawa, and the Technical Program Committee chaired by Prof. Kei Ito. The delegates will enjoy the stay in relaxed and exiting atmosphere of Japan. Recovery from the accident of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant is steadily progressing and the Olympic Games are held in Tokyo in the summer of 2020. Please mark the date of SNA+MC 2020 on your calendar!

Seiichi Koshizuka
Chair of the Organizing Committee of SNA+MC 2020