2010 Power Plant Simulators Conference


Call for Papers

2010 Power Plant Simulation Conference (PPS'10)

Sponsored by:
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

February 21 - 26, 2010

Hilton Mission Valley
San Diego, CA

(Click Here to download the Exhibitor Kit)

2010 Program/Agenda

The 2010 Power Plant Simulation Conference (PowerPlantSim'10) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. The focus of this conference is Nuclear Power Plant Training Simulator and Fossil Plant Simulators and includes presentations by technology and industry leaders, technical sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, and vendor exhibits.

The 2010 conference had more than 170 attendees from 12 countries represented. For the full list of exhibitors, please see the conference program book.

Who should attend future events?

Those who involved with simulator training personnel, training managers, and anyone with an interest in power plant simulators or those who develop or use simulation tools are invited to participate and present their original papers/presentations.

Suggested Session Titles Include:
  •  Use of simulators for other than operator training
  •  "New Build" Simulators
  •  Hardware Upgrades, I/O Upgrades and Alternatives to Obsolete Hardware
  •  Operating System Obsolescence
  •  Validation Testing for Experience Requirement Credit (Reactivity Manipulations); Core Testing Strategies
  •  ANS-3.5-200x Standard Implementation Strategies
  •  Analytical Benchmarks for Plant Events
  •  Innovative Approaches in Simulation
  •  Simulation Computer Rehost / Major Model Upgrade Efforts
  •  DCS Implementations
  •  Re-staffing, knowledge transfer/retention of simulator groups
  •  Simulator training
  •  Simulator capabilities
  •  Simulator technologies
  •  Models
  •  Scenarios

Utility presentations and vendors co-presenting with utility presentations will be given first priority. All submittals will be reviewed and considered. Please submit your suggested presentation title on Nuclear to Mac McDade and on Fossil to Christy Robertson or Tara Stuart.

A PDF version of this Call For Papers is also available.

Key Dates

Abstracts due to General Chair  October 30, 2009
Notification of Acceptance December 15, 2009
Presentation Material due   January 16, 2010
Optional Full Paper due January 30, 2010

PowerPlantSim'10 Chairs:

Nuclear Simulator Track
General Chair
Mac McDade
Progress Energy - Harris Nuclear Plant
Harris Plant Simulation
Fossil Simulator Track
General Chair
Erica Finley
Performance Consulting Services, a division of General Physics
Exhibits Chair Executive Director


This conference is coordinated by the Energy Services group of General Physics Corporation and The Utility Simulator User Group (USUG).

Power Plant Simulation Conference Registration Fees:

PPS 2010

PowerPlant10 Program.pdf1.39 MB