About the Conference



This conference will allow for the presentation of how individuals and groups have overcome recent challenges in the nuclear industry by implementing innovative technologies and methodologies. The conference has a focus on implementing Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data to obtain new insight, perform analysis more efficiently and more accurately, be more sustainable and improve safety.


Conference topics include:

  • Innovation in both

    • Technologies (including advance rector concepts)

    • Methodologies and algorithms

  • Data Analysis, innovative approaches toward data and analysis

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Big Data



The central objective of this conference is to provide a forum for exchanging views, ideas and information relating to “Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Data analysis, and Big Data”. There is a considerable recognition that through collaboration, the nuclear industry needs to move forward and deal with the challenges it faces as it enters the 21st century. Influence of AI and ML on our daily lives is more than ever, industries are adopting AI to their benefits and the nuclear industry in Canada is not exempted from this. Innovation is what kept our industry so strong for the past 40 years and it will keep us strong in the future.


Keeping this vision, and to help direct the development of conference program, it is proposed that the theme of the conference be:


“Innovation and AI for a brighter future of Nuclear Industry”


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Registration & Login


Registration Fees : 

To register as a CNS member, your membership must be in good standing for 2020

Note: All fees in CAD & do NOT include HST



In order to login to the Symposium platform on 6 & 7 of October please click login 

 To Download the user Manual please click here 

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Guest Speakers

Gary Newman,

M.A.Sc., P. Eng

Chief Engineer, Senior Vice President of Engineering- Bruce Power

Sean Donnelly P.Eng.

Director of Innovation Kinectrics

Akira Tokuhiro

Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Ontario Tech University

Stephanie Smith

President & CEO- COG

Jeffrey Griffin


Science & Technology- CNL

Mark Knutson

Senior Vice President of Enterprise Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer

Ontario Power Generation

Dominique Lachance 

M.A.Sc., P. Eng

Senior Strategist - Bruce Power

Liette Lemieux

Director of R&D - COG

Peter Elder, M.Sc. , B.Sc. 
Vice-President and Chief Science Officer

Technical Support Branch, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)


Bala Bratap

Vice President – Business Development, Strategy & Marketing (Nuclear)
Candu Energy Inc, Member of the SNC Lavalin Group

Andy Hayward

Chief Nuclear Engineer-Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

Nick Farrant,

Senior Director – Digital Partnerships Westinghouse

Daniel Foster - Roman

Section Manager 

Monitoring & Diagnostic Centre, Ontario Power Generation



October 6

09:00- 11:30

Plenary Session

11:30 -12:50

Technical Session 1: Outage Management & Maintenance Schedule Reduction

12:50 - 13:20

Lunch Break

13:20 - 14:40

Technical Session 2: New technologies for Nearly Autonomous Reactor Control, Operations

14:45 - 16:05

Technical Session 3: Regularity Challenges

16:10 - 17:30

Technical Session 4: Cyber Security, Training


October 7

09:00- 11:00

Plenary Session

11:00 -12:40

Technical Session 1: Engineering and Scientific Data Analysis

Lunch Break

12:40 - 13:20

13:20 - 14:40

Technical Session 2: Reactor Safety and Security

14:45 - 16:05

Technical Session 2: Waste Management, Decomissoning and Health Application

16:10 - 17:30

Technical Session 2: System and Component Health Monitoring


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Abstract Submission

To access the Call For Presentations (PDF) 


Please submit your abstracts and

presentations via 


To access the abstract template



Important Dates: 

Abstract submission: August 25, 2020
Acceptance of abstracts: September 4, 2020
Pre-recorded presentation video or slides submission: September 25, 2020

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Our unique virtual platform for this conference have several sponsorship opportunities. The platform will also let you exhibit your services and products. Please download the Sponsorship and Exhibition package for more details. 




If you need extra assistance please contact Willy Cook or Mohinder Grover, Sponsorships and Exhibits Co-Chairs at wcook@unb.ca or msgrover@rogers.com 

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Organization Committee

Conference Honorary Chair

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Conference General Chair


CNS President



Technical Committee Co-Chair

Technical Committee Co-Chair

Technical Committee Co-Chair

S&E Committee Co-Chair

S&E Committee Co-Chair

Plenary Session

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Our Sponsors & Exhibitors


Host Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Platinium Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors



Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

Tel./Tél.: (416) 977-7620