The CTBT: Science and Technology 2017 Conference (SnT2017) will take place from 26 to 30 June 2017 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It will be the sixth in a series of multidisciplinary conferences designed to further enhance the strong relationship between the scientific and technological community and the CTBTO.

The conference series provides a forum for scientists from around the world to exchange knowledge and share advances in monitoring and verification technologies of relevance to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Such interaction helps ensure that the Treaty’s global verification regime remains at the forefront of scientific and technical innovation.

SnT2015 attracted more than a thousand registered participants and over 550 submitted abstracts.

A comprehensive record of materials from past conferences in this series is available under Conference Series Science and Technology Series.

SnT2017 will be of interest to scientists and technologists including young scientists, science administrators, academics, representatives to the CTBTO’s policy-making organs, representatives of agencies involved in research and development in areas potentially relevant to the Treaty’s verification regime, and media representatives.



Registration and Abstracts

Registration for the Conference is now open on the CTBTO Conferences, Training and Workshops platform ctnw.ctbto.org. No registration fee will be charged.

For further information on signing up and registering please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for scientific oral or poster presentations is Monday 6 February 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to SnT2017.

Conference Goals

  • To enlarge the scientific community engaged in test-ban monitoring, including among young scientists;
  • To promote the wider scientific application of data that are used for test-ban verification;
  • To enhance the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the CTBTO and the broader scientific community;
  • To present to the scientific community the needs of nuclear test monitoring and verification.


A draft Conference Programme and information on keynote speakers will be available later.

Scientific Programme Committee members

Financial Support

Financial support may be available to a limited number of participants. Such assistance must be requested at the time of registration and no later than the abstract submission deadline of Monday 6 February 2017.

Financial support will be considered only for those who have submitted an abstract. Participants are strongly encouraged to first seek travel and participation funds from non-CTBTO sources.


If you do not find the answer to your SnT2017 query on these pages, please email SnTping@ctbtopong.org.