The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) relies on innovation to enhance the capabilities of the Treaty’s verification regime as well as to help move the Treaty closer to universalization and entry into force. As the sixth conference in the CTBT: Science and Technology series, SnT2021 is expected to bring together (physically as well as virtually) over 1000 scientists, technologists, academics, students and representatives of the CTBTO’s policy making organs. In addition, representatives from the fields of research and development, science
diplomacy, science advisory, media and advocacy will be present. The 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) presents an opportunity to review the scientific and technological advancements made and to project what developments can be expected in the next 25 years.
It is currently planned for SnT2021 to be hosted at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, featuring a virtual component for active online participation. The structure of the conference will remain flexible to adapt for future changes of COVID-19 restrictions.
Online registration and abstract submission is accessible through conferences.ctbto.org/e/SnT2021. No registration fee will be charged. The working language of the conference is English. Prospective authors are asked to choose the appropriate theme and topic when submitting the abstract (maximum 200 words) of their presentation. Authors can select their preferred format as an oral or a e-poster presentation. While it is hoped that physical attendance at SnT2021 will be possible, active online participation is offered to ensure the conference remains fully accessible to both presenters and participants in case of COVID-19 restrictions.
In addition, authors are required to submit a short and very simple description (maximum 280 characters) outlining the abstract’s main contribution to the SnT2021 objectives. The selection of abstracts will be based on quality and relevance to the themes and topics of the conference. The Scientific Programme Group may reassign an abstract to an alternative topic in order to maintain a coherent scientific programme. By submitting an abstract, authors agree to the publication of their abstract and presentation material by the CTBTO. Accepted abstracts will be made available online and through the CTBTO Event mobile app and compiled into a book of abstracts. Short descriptions may be used for advertising presentations during the event and in the final conference report. A peer reviewed collection of publications will be produced from a selection of all abstracts submitted.Abstract Submission