September 18-23, 2016
Kobe Portopia Hotel
Kobe, Japan


9 February 2017
The PATRAM2016 Proceedings-DVD has been dispatched to your mailing address at the registration. If you will not receive the DVD until the end of February, please notify to
The DVD works on Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10 with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Some intended functions of the DVD may not work depending on setting of your computer or browser.
The closure of PATRAM2016 web pages is extended until the end of March.
22 December 2016
Due to the delay of our work, PATRAM2016 Proceedings DVD will be sent to you at the end of January, 2017.
PATRAM2016 web pages will be closed at the same time.
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year!
26 September 2016
PATRAM2016 was held 18-23 September, 2016 as scheduled.
Thanks to all who made PATRAM2016 so successful.
Join us in 2019:
12 September 2016
Less than a week is left to open PATRAM2016 Symposium.
Please check some important notices from the secretariat.
  • - When you will come to the Symposium, visit the Registration Desk first.
  • - Paricipants who have not registered in advance have to register at the Registration Desk.
  • - Participants who have registered in advance are requested to bring “Confirmation” at the Symposium registration. Your Confirmation can be downloaded from the page “Registration, Hotel & Tour” to click Registration button.
  • - Oral presenters are requested to join “Speakers’ Breakfast” on the day of your presentation. One person per one presentation is invited. The Speakers’ Breakfast will open at 7:30 every morning, but the breakfast will be served from 7:00.
  • - Presenters who have not submitted their final papers, do it now through this web!
    The deadline to submit your presentation material (PPT and PDF) or poster (PDF) is at noon of the day before your presentation.
  • - How to reach the PATRAM2016 venue and enjoy Kobe and its surroundings?
    Visit “How to enjoy Kobe” on the page “Location”.
29 August 2016
Advanced registration through this web site will be closed on 31 August. Register now from the page “Registration, Hotel & Tour”. After 1 September, please register at the Symposium.
Due date for submission of your final papers is 31 August. Don’t be late.
19 August 2016
A month left for you to be in PATRAM2016, Kobe. We believe you are at the last stage in preparing your final papers, presentation materials or posters, and travel arrangements.
Those who join the PATRAM2016 Banquet on 22 Septermber and need a special recipe such as for vegetarian, please contact us immediately:
5 August 2016
A collection of abstract is available on the page “Program”.
Early bird registrations have been closed. Online registration are available until 31 August. Please register through the page "Registratiom Hotel & Tour". After 1 September, please register at the Symposium.
15 July 2016
An ANNEX to the PATRAM2016 Preliminary Program is available: here.
Plenary speakers and topics are confirmed. Please check the ANNEX.
Presenters and authors are requested to check the ANNEX whether any correction is needed. Authors are also advised to provide your final papers before you go to summer holidays.
1 July 2016
A portal site to receive your final papers, presentation materials and posters is now open. Please submit through the page for “Paper Submission”.
20 May 2016
The Preliminary Program is uploaded on the page “Program”.
10 May 2016
Thank you for PATRAM2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors. Your designations are presented on the page “Exhibition & Sponsors”.
A short guidance to Kobe is uploaded on the page “Location”.
20 April 2016
PATRAM2016 Symposium registration is open. Visit the page for “Registration, Hotel & Tour” to register now. Consequent reservations for the technical tour, the optional tours and the hotels are also available.
18 April 2016
Notices for acceptance of paper to the authors have been dispatched. Any author who has not received the notice should immediately contact to:
A guide for preparation and submission of final papers, presentation materials or posters is available on the page for “Call for Papers”.
1 March 2016
The PATRAM 2016 Paper Selection Sub-committee Meeting was held on 24-25 February in Kobe, and successfully completed to organize preliminary technical session disposition. Authors will be notified for acceptance of the papers by the middle of April. Read more on the page for “Call for Papers”.
The joint meeting of the Technical Program Committee and Liaison and International Committee was also held on 25 February to confirm the status of arrangements for the Symposium.
1 February 2016
The Call for Papers has been closed. Many thanks for submitting your abstracts.
If you have, or had, any trouble in submitting abstracts, please contact:
PATRAM 2016 organizers welcome the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) as the third cooperative organization.
8 January 2016
Abstract submission deadline is extended to 29 January 2016.
Exhibition spaces and sponsorship are still available. Check the “Exhibition & Sponsors” page.
7 October 2015
Information on Exhibition & Sponsors is available on the page for “Exhibition & Sponsors”.
1 October 2015
Submission of your abstract is ready to be accepted.
Check the page for “Call for Papers” and register your abstract.
27 August 2015
"Call for Papers" has been announced.
Check the page for "Call for Papers".
11 August 2015
In order to avoid conflict with the G7 Ministerial Meeting, the date of PATRAM 2016 has been postponed for a week, i.e., to 18-23 September, 2016 from 11-16 September previously planned.
27 March 2015
PATRAM 2016 web site is now open.
Check the important dates and join us in September 2016 in Kobe.

The International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM) brings together experts from governments, industries and research organizations worldwide to exchange information on all aspects of packaging and transport of radioactive materials around the globe.