Czech Geological Survey and RADON v.o.s. organize the
11th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
OF RADON RISK MAPPING
September 18th – 20th(22nd), 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
+ RIM – Radon Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 17th, 2012
It is certainly possible to participate both in the Workshop and in RIM, or only in the Workshop or only in the RIM
Matej NEZNAL (RADON)
Ivan BARNET (CGS)
Petra PACHEROVA (CGS)
Milan MATOLIN (Charles University in Prague)
Martin NEZNAL (RADON)
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Second announcement March 2012
Deadline for paper submission June 15, 2012
Deadline for lower registration fee June 15, 2012
September 16th (Sunday) – Registration for RIM (17,00-19,00)
September 17th (Monday) – Registration for RIM (8,00-9,30), Field Measurements
Registration for Workshop (18,30-20,30)
September 18th (Tuesday) – Registration for Workshop (8,00-9,30), Sessions
September 19th (Wednesday) – Sessions, workshop dinner
September 20th (Thursday) – Sessions, Roundtable discussions, conclusions
September 21st – 22nd (Friday and Saturday) – Two days field excursion, optional
WORKSHOP - GENERAL TOPICS
- RADON RISK MAPPING
- NATIONAL STRATEGIES, APPROACHES TO RADON RISK
- METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS, CLASSIFICATION OF RADON RISK
- INDOOR RADON – GEOLOGY RELATIONSHIPS, FACTORS
INFLUENCING THE RADON ENTRY INTO HOUSES
- RADON RISK - PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND REMEDIATION
- RADON MEASUREMENTS FOR OTHER PURPOSES (EARTHQUAKE
PREDICTION, RADON AS A NATURAL TRACER, MINING AREAS, URANIUM
Due to our common experiences from last workshops, we would like to ask
you for oral presentations (15 min) or short oral presentations
combined with a poster (10 min+poster) and/or poster.
For the closing day of the workshop, we would like to prepare
meaningful roundtable discussions (probably two parallel each time),
where we would discuss following questions:
EUROPEAN GEOGENIC RADON MAP
- State of the art of the geological classification against the OneGeology classes for the involved countries
- First results of the (risk) classification maps per country + how to advance for the others
RADON IN SOIL GAS – METHODS OF SOIL GAS SAMPLING AND THEIR IMPACT ON MEASUREMENT RESULTS
With respect to future cooperation and preparation of research projects
proposals, participants are kindly asked to propose other topics for
The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Prague, capital of
the Czech Republic, at the conference hall of the Hotel DAP (the same
as in 2010). The hotel is located in the western part of central
Prague, near the Prague Castle, the dominant symbol of Prague, in the
direction to the Ruzyne airport, close by to the Dejvicka underground
station (line A). It is also well served by tram and buses.
Hotel DAP, Vitezne sq. No. 4/684, 161 00 Prague 6
On site accommodations (i.e. directly at the Hotel DAP, medium/low
price) is possible but limited in number to 80 - 90 participants. See
- www.daphotel.cz and click on “English”
For more information please contact Mrs. Steinertova, the representative of Hotel DAP,
e-mail: email@example.com , and mention „radon workshop“
The direct neighbourhood has also a large number of excellent hotels,
pensions, hostels, which you can find via internet (we recommend to
concentrate on accommodation in the central parts of Prague –
Prague 1 and/or Prague 6).
RIM - GENERAL INFORMATION
Radon intercomparison measurement will be organized at two reference sites
(chosen from three reference sites established in 2000, located 60 km
SW of Prague near the city Milín in the Czech Republic,
accessible for cars). During this RIM we would like to focus not only
on comparison of resulting soil-gas radon concentrations, but on the
sampling methods themselves.
Radon intercomparison measurement will be organized for single participants or groups of participants.
Results of tests will be anonymous, each participant (group) will be denoted by a code.
Benefits of participation in radon comparison measurement are:
• Radon comparison with international expert community.
• The use of two well documented radon reference sites fulfilling geological requirements.
• Based on 20-year experience in periodical radon comparison measurement 1992-1999, and 2000-2011.
• Tests by computer programme TestMOAR based on
statistics, compiled by the Institute of Applied Mathematics and
Computer Technique, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague.
More detailed information will be available at the workshop webpage,
details will be discussed with all participants of RIM via e-mail.
Accommodation: Please, take into consideration, that “only” one–day intercomparison is hold this year.
Suitable accommodation, just in the area of radon reference sites, is
available in “Hotel u Milina” (www.hotelumilina.cz), but
there will be certainly a possibility of transport from Prague.
Workshop field excursion
field excursion will be organized in two days, because this time we
will visit a place interesting from the radioactivity point of view far
Expected time of departure – Friday, September, 21st, at about 9,00 in the morning
Expected time of arrival to Prague - Saturday, 22nd, at about 17,00 in the afternoon
More detailed information will be available at the worshop webpage and will follow in the second circular.
REGISTRATION FEE and INSTRUCTION for PAYMENT
The registration fee for the workshop (360 € if paid after June
15, 2012, 310 € if paid before) covers the workshop program, the
book of abstracts, refreshments during the sessions and the workshop
dinner. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
The fee for the field excursion – optional activity – 165
€ if paid after June 15, 2012, 140 € if paid before) covers
the whole excursion (including accommodation).
The fee for RIM – (280 € if paid after June 15, 2012, 240
€ if paid before) means a fee for an independent participant or
for two participants in one measuring group. The fee for each another
one (third, fourth ..., participant in the same measuring group) is 50
€. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
In order to confirm your registration, a proof of payment (photocopy of
bank transfer) should be sent to RADON v.o.s. (via e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org ), accepting the given conditions of payment and
cancellations. Participants are kindly asked to indicate clearly the
name of the person for whom the services are booked in the bank
document sent. Payments can only be accepted in Euros. Only total
payment guarantees registration, i.e. any bank expenses for issuing a
transfer must be paid in full by participants.
Cancellation and requests for refunds should be made in writing and
sent to RADON v.o.s.. Those made before 30 August 2012, will be
refunded at 80 % of the original sum. After that date no refunds will
be possible. All bank charges will be deducted from the refund. Refunds
will be issued after the Workshop (15th October 2012).
Payment - by bank transfer (the payee name ... RADON v.o.s.)
The bank name: KOMERCNI BANKA
The bank address:
POBOCKA PRAHA - PODVINNY MLYN
180 00 PRAHA 8
Account number: 35-6485850237/0100
Swift (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
IBAN code: CZ9501000000356485850237
Var.symbol/details of payment: 340112
There would be also a possibility to pay cash at the registration, but
those participants should also send us the registration form in advance
(the number of participants, especially in case of RIM and the field
excursion, is limited!).
CALL FOR PAPERS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The language of the conference will be English.
Authors are kindly asked to send their contributions (extended
abstracts) as camera ready file, e-mail attachment (best in Word 6. or
higher, for high quality print, black+white, A4 format, 2.5 cm margins
on all sides). Please do not number the pages. The papers should not
extend 10 pages including figures, tables and references.
Contributions (extended abstracts) should be submitted by the 15th of
June, 2012. The volume of the extended abstracts will be made available
during the workshop.
For further contacts, please, send us the registration form here.
Please fill in your e-mail with attention as it is the most effective
way how to contact you (participants without e-mail will be contacted
via fax or post mail).