Out of concern for our attendees’ safety, we have made the decision to postpone AccApp’20 to an as-yet-undetermined date and location. The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. The decision was based on the large number of attendees coming from countries currently affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and developing information regarding the spread within the United States. Many institutions and companies are discouraging international travel to limit the spread of the virus, which is why we think the best action is to postpone AccApp’20 until a later date.

Please be patient while ANS staff arrange for the future location and date for AccApp’20. ANS staff will be in touch with all current registrants regarding refunds of their registration fees.

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this decision has caused, but we believe this is the right course of action to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff.


“The Expanding Universe of Accelerator Applications” 

Dear Colleagues,

AccApp’20 is the fourteenth international topical meeting on the applications of accelerators; it is being organized by the Accelerator Applications Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). AccApp’20 will be held at the IAEA Headquarters in the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, 5-9 April 2020.

The purpose of these topical AccApp meetings is to provide an international forum for discussing the various applications of particle accelerators. Meetings are focused on the production and utilization of accelerator-produced neutrons, photons, electrons and other particles for scientific and industrial purposes; production or destruction of radionuclides significant for energy, medicine, cultural heritage, or other endeavors; safety and security applications; medical imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutic treatment. One of the great strengths of the AccApp meetings is the dissemination of knowledge on the diverse applications of accelerators.

The conference provides an opportunity for nuclear physicists, accelerator physicists, nuclear engineers, and other experts in the international community to meet and discuss their research face-to-face. These interactions can help establish good working relationships and collaborations to solve common problems across multiple disciplines. Also, old friendships can be cultivated, and new ones established. You are cordially invited to participate in AccApp’20 by submitting an abstract, making an oral or poster presentation, and submitting a full paper for publication in our conference proceedings.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna,  Austria!

Philip Cole
Lamar University
General Chair of AccApp’20
Aliz Simon
General Co-Chair of AccApp’20

Valeriia Starovoitova
Technical Program Chair of AccApp’20

Abstract submission deadline: 

January 6, 2020

Preliminary program available:
March 6, 2020

Full papers deadline:
April 2, 2020

Conference starts:
April 5, 2020