Call for Abstracts

February 1, 2022

Call for abstracts opens

June 1, 2022

Abstract submission deadline

July 15, 2022

Author notification of acceptance have been sent

Please contact [email protected]
if notification not received.

August 1, 2022

Deadline for authors to register and pay

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be of scientific, technical, or of economic interest and present original research.
  • Submissions should present significant new scientific or technical developments.
  • Presentations of case studies are encouraged.
  • Comprehensive analytical reviews are acceptable.
  • Abstracts should be concise and informative and must include preliminary results.
  • The quality of the English used for the abstract will be one of the selection criteria.
  • Rule of Two: Each presenting author may make a maximum of one oral AND one poster presentation OR two poster presentations at the congress. The number of submissions is not limited.
  • Title: maximum 200 characters including spaces
  • Presentation Preference: Authors may indicate, at time of submission, whether they wish their abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation or both. The Program Committee reserves the right to assign selected papers to the presentation categories that are in the best interest of the program.
  • Authors:
    • We recommend that the presenter of any submitted abstracts also be the submitter (corresponding author). If the presenter is not the corresponding author, we require that the presenter creates his/her own profile at
    • Students Presenters: Please check the box if the presenter is a student.
  • Figures: maximum two (2) figures as either a .jpg, .png or .tif
  • Abstract: Maximum 1800 characters in total, including spaces.
    Each figure counts as 20 characters.
    The abstract must consist of:

    • Introduction with objectives
    • Body
    • Conclusion
    • References (maximum 4 citations)
  • Publication: Selected presentations will be considered for inclusion in publications related to IMRP20.

A committee will select some poster submissions for flash presentations during a plenary session.

Abstract Topics

Category Topics
Radiation chemistry
  • Basic radiation chemistry
  • Progress in analytics
  • Nanoparticles, nanocomposites
  • Novel applications of cross-linking and grafting
  • Advanced materials for specific applications
Sterilization of healthcare products Product qualification

  • Sterilization modalities transfer,
  • Using ISO 13004, AAMI TIR 76 and AAMI TIR104
  • Dmax,acc and Dster assessment
  • Activation assessment
  • Validation of bioprocessing components
  • Sterilization of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines
  • More than just sterilization: product enhancement, non-proliferation, DNA removal

Process control

  • Challenges posed by standards
  • Release (dose, parametric, combination…)
  • Influence of process parameters
  • Process capability assessment (Cp, Cpk)
  • Change to irradiator and PQ status of product
  • Addressing beams energy spread
Phytosanitary irradiation
  • Trade updates and developments
  • Food Standards development and harmonisation
  • Post-harvest and supply chain research
  • Efficacy and generic doses
  • Technical advancements in treatment and dosimetry advancing PI development
  • Consumer marketing
  • Regulators and governments experience: framework, regulatory responsibilities,
  • Complementarity biosecurity and food safety
  • Devitalization
  • Cut flowers
Food irradiation
  • Recent developments: regulations, use, opportunities
  • Commercial experience
  • Acceptance issues
Environmental applications
  • Wastewaters and solid waste
  • Effects on organic and inorganic pollutants
  • Biologically hazardous waste
  • Modelling
  • Innovations in dosimetry
  • Dealing with dose uncertainties
  • Influence quantities: dose, dose rate, environmental conditions, products
    transition, scheduling…
EB-X Accelerators

Low, medium, and high energies

  • Innovations with e-beam and X-ray sources
  • New product handling methods (boxes, pallets, bulk, …)
  • New software features related to system control or process management
  • Studies, reviews or comparisons on e-beam or X-ray processing technology
    (environmental impact, energy efficiency, …).
Gamma technology
  • Irradiator efficiency improvements
  • Innovation in controls and safety systems
  • Scheduling processes and software
  • Design and process for special applications (e.g. temperature control)
  • Advancements in Cobalt supply
  • Production of Cobalt sources, including recycling
  • Transportation and logistics
New applications Cannabis, etc.
New fields of research