the technical program, special highlights included the keynote address,
invited lectures and special sessions described in the following.
Remarks on Risk Assessment and Safety Management
Speaker: Prof. Gisbert Freiherr zu Putlitz, Gottlieb
Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation, Head of Board of Management; Former
Rector of the University of Heidelberg
Monday, June 14, 2004, 9.40-9.55 am, Potsdam I
Prospects for Nuclear Power Generation
Speaker: Dr. Ralf Güldner, AREVA, Framatome ANP
GmbH, Managing Director; Wolfgang Breyer, AREVA, Framatome ANP GmbH,
Director Corporate Communications
Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 8.00 – 9.00 a.m., Potsdam III
in High Risk Environments
Speaker: Prof. Rainer Dietrich, Humboldt University
of Berlin, Head of GIHRE Collegium
Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 8.00 – 9.00 a.m., Potsdam III
of Risk: A New Approach to Risk Assessment and Management
Speaker: Prof. Ortwin Renn, University Stuttgart
Thursday, June 17, 2004, 8.00 – 9.00 a.m., Potsdam III
and Safety Assessment in Offshore and Process Industries
Speaker: Dr. Lars Bodsberg, SINTEF Industrial Management,
Friday, June 18, 2004, 8.00 – 9.00 a.m., Potsdam III
Informed Regulation - Move Towards Realism
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Thadani, US NRC, Office of Research,
Friday, June 18, 2004, 11.40 am – 12.20 noon, Potsdam III
Plenary by Senior Advisory Board
QRA, RAM and Safety Management in Decision Making: Accomplishments,
Challenges, and Future Prospects
Monday, June 14, 2004, 9.55-10.35 am, Potsdam I
Session: Insights and Lessons Learned
Pressing Issues, Emerging Ideas, and Future Challenges Presented by
Young Generation Programme Participants
Friday, June 18, 2004, 11.10 -11.40 am, Potsdam III
In the following, we have made available a selection of presentations
and talks held at the PSAM7/ESREL'04 conference as well as some remarks
and feedback about the conference that may be of interest to participants
and the general public:
Opening by Cornelia Spitzer (download,
by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gisbert Frhr. zu Putlitz (download,
Plenary by Senior Advisory board, Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken
in Industry" - Dipl.-Ing. Erich Brand and Prof.
Dr.-Ing. B. Bertsche (download,
RAM and Safety Management in DM", EU-Perspective:
Dr. P.C. Cacciabue (download,
5 pages) and USNRC-Perspective: M.V. Bonaca (download,
Perspectives for Nuclear Power Generation", Dr.
Ralf Güldner & Wolfgang Breyer (download,
under high task load", Prof. Rainer Dietrich
presentation 23 pages or text
and Safety Assessment in Offshore and Process Industries",
Dr. Lars Bodberg (download,
and Lessons Learned - Pressing Issues, Emerging Ideas
and Future Challenges presented by Young Generation Programme Participants",
Dirk Proske (download,
regulation: Move toward Realism", Ashok C. Thadani
15 pages or download
text 4 pages)
on Conference Participation (download,
Sunday, June 13, 2004, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
On Sunday evening, a Welcome Reception was held at
the Conference Hotel in the Potsdam Foyer and in the room Potsdam III.
June 14, 9:30 a.m.
The Conference Technical Programme started on Monday
morning with the Opening Session to be held in the
room Potsdam I.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Thursday, June 17, 2004, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
An Exhibition took place during the Conference in the
Garden Lounges. Books and journals relevant to the Conference topics
were displayed and offered here. The exhibitors highlighted companies´
achievements, products, and services and gave demonstrations of –
among others – the latest risk assessment software and equipment.
and ESRA General Assembly
Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 6.00 pm
After the technical sessions on Tuesday, the IAPSAM and ESRA General
Assemblies took place in the Conference Hotel. The IAPSAM General
Assembly was intended to provide the opportunity for the conferees
and the IAPSAM Board of Directors to exchange ideas on future directions
for the PSAM conferences; with the ESRA General Assembly, the members
of the association held their annual meeting.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 12.40 pm – 2.00 pm
The traditional Conference Luncheon took place in the Hotel Inter-Continental
in the room area Potsdam.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 6.00 pm
On Wednesday, we went to the German
Museum of Technology Berlin (GMTB) for the Conference
Since 1982, a highly diverse technology museum of international repute
has sprung up in Berlin's old and new centre: the Deutsches Technikmuseum
The museum continues the tradition of the reputable technology museums
to which Berlin had been home until World War II. The Gleisdreieck
location is also of historical importance: this is where Anhalter
freight station, the rail depot with two circular locomotive sheds
and the factory buildings of a company specialising in markets and
cold stores were located. On completion of all development phases
(planning), the building will cover an exhibition area of over 50,000
square metres and will be one of the largest technical museums in
The new extension of the GMTB is a trendsetting museum building of
international standing. The prominent five-storey building is located
across from Potsdamer Platz; its architecture forms the unmistakable
landmark of the Gleisdreieck forum for culture and technology.
The Gala Dinner was served on the 3rd floor of the new extension.
The reception also covered the 5th floor which has a spectacular view.
The terrace on the 4th floor with the famed mounted plane, a "Raisin
Bomber", was also accessible to attendees.
Friday, June 18, 2004, 12.40 – 2.00 pm
The Closing Session marking the end of the Conference
took place in room Potsdam III and was scheduled to finish at about 12.40
pm and concluded with the traditional Farewell Social in the Potsdam Foyer.