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Workshop on Sealing, Containment, and Authentication Technologies
Vienna, Austria
9-11 November 2011 Conference ID: 43123  (43123)

General Statement of Intent

The IAEA is soliciting manufacturers and technology developers to come to Vienna to demonstrate relevant technologies that are close to, or on the commercial market. The technologies of interest are listed below. This demonstration will be attended by variety of experts in the safeguards area and provide an excellent opportunity to meet together and demonstrate to the community capabilities of new products.

Safeguards System s Mission

The safeguards system comprises an extensive set of various measures, including sophisticated technical means, by which the IAEA Secretariat independently verifies the correctness and the completeness of the declarations made by States about their nuclear material and activities.

Seals Team s Mission

The Seals Team within the Department of Safeguards provides both routine support to field inspectors for the issuing and verification of seals, as well as the development, modernisation, and deployment of new seals and containment verification technologies.

Objective of the Technology Demonstration

The Safeguards Department has identified key challenges in the areas of sealing, containment and authentication that may be met with technologies emerging on the market. We are hosting a Workshop to identify and assess which products at or near the commercial market would be valuable in addressing these safeguards challenges. Selected vendors will set-up actual demonstrations which will then be evaluated by a small international expert team to determine which of their technologies merit further field testing.

How to Apply for Selection

The list of challenges and possible technologies that meet these challenges is provided in the Announcement Leaflet. General technical requirements are listed in the Announcement Annex. Review both the challenges and their mapped technologies to see if you can provide a proposal with follow-on demonstration that meets the IAEA needs.

The proposal must be sent to the e-mail address SealsWorkshop@iaea.org as PDF file containing no more than two A4 pages with mandatory photographs of working devices or prototypes.

Submission deadline: 15 September 2011.

Overall Structure of the Workshop and Dates

Subsequently to the acceptance of proposals submitted by vendors not later than 15 September 2011, invitations to the Workshop will be sent by e-mail, or in hard copy for visa purposes. Experts may qualify for funding of their travel expenses through their Member State Support Programs. On 9 November 2011 Vendors will meet with the Expert Team, receive assistance in setting-up their displays, and evaluations will start. Using the original Technical Requirements as a guide, evaluations will continue on 10 November 2011, and in the morning of 11 November 2011. The results of the evaluations will be discussed in the afternoon of 11 November 2011.

Working Language

The working language of the workshop will be English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Designated participants who require a visa to enter Austria should submit the necessary application to the nearest diplomatic or consular representative of Austria well in advance of entry. An official letter of invitation will be issued to all designated participants.

Local Arrangements

It is the responsibility of all participants to make their own travel arrangements to/from Austria. Detailed information on accommodation, local transport to/from the meeting venue, and other organisational details, will be sent to all designated participants well in advance of the meeting.



Scientific Secretary:

Mr Timofey Moskalev
Tel: +43-1-2600-26372
Email: T.Moskalev@iaea.org

Administrative Support:

Ms Inna Cherkasskaya
Tel: +43-1-2600-26566
E-mail: I.Cherkasskaya@iaea.org
Section for Systems Integration and Coordination
Division of Technical Support and Scientific Services
Department of Safeguards

International Atomic Energy Agency
PO Box 100
1400 Vienna, Austria

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