Beyond the CAD already used in mechanical, electrical, control-command systems..., towards systems engineering. In parallel, the simulation gains new applications. How to optimize designs quality? How to validate more quickly new concepts and procedures?
● Guillaume Montandon, ORANO Projets
Digitalised and BIM (Building Information Modeling) approaches are developing in the construction sector. How does the transformation benefit nuclear projects before and during the construction up to handhover to operation?
● Claude Duval, EDF
Maintenance & Operation_
New intelligent digital mock-up, sharing tools and digitalized workflow between operator and services providers open up new ways for operational excellence & flexible operations. What are the new opportunities, in the preparation and implementation period of interventions, to validate co-activity management strategies? How to simplify and streamline processes between the operator and its service providers?
● Jean-Bernard Thevenon, Framatome
Dismantling & Waste Management_
How can digital technology anticipate and manage the uncertainties of dismantling projects? How can digital approach reduce schedules? What can be learned from the experiences already carried out in digital (VR, AR, AI, scenario simulation, 3D CAD models like BIM, Big Data ...), in terms of economic and industrial performance? How organizations and processes are adapting to digital transformation to make it a key factor of expertise and success for dismantling and waste management?
● Cyril Moitrier, CEA
Additional focused areas
(as stand-alone or associated with a main session)
Knowledge & Change Management_
➔ How digital changes the way of working ?
Documents to data move translates into a large volume and diversity of data making manual analysis very time consuming and fastidious. How artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, ontologies and knowledge representation, natural language processing, will overcome all these issues (requirements engineering, documents verification and validation, clash detection in drawings …) ?
Complex projects need to develop a delivery model encompassing the interactions between the different activities, the unexpected events and to deal with all constraints. How smart rules based engines are able to create a digital twin of the project to identify roadblocks and to trace a critical path optimizing the delivery of the project over the whole lifecycle ?
How advanced search engine and business ontologies will improve Knowledge Management to capitalize lessons learned among projects lifecycles , involving projects and operation heritage, experts knowledge, and then facilitating the industrialization of the whole nuclear infrastructures through the concept of learning enterprise? How this encapsulated knowledge within a software system can be valuable in delivering a new plant for the benefit of the operator ?
How digital through elearning, Hackathon, gaming, virtual, augmented reality and entrepreneurship will accelerate skills development and will reinforce attractiveness of the nuclear industry ?
● Jean-Eudes Guilhot, Assystem
Safety & Cyber-security_
➔ Accelerating conformity assessment in a secured digital world