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 still 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, and for financial support has now passed.

We look forward to welcoming you to SnT2017


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

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.


Information on keynote speakers will be available later.

Scientific Programme Committee members


SnT2017 is open to the media. Please send accreditation requests to pressping@ctbtopong.org.
See media advisory (21 June) for additional information on resources and special events during the Conference. For more information, please contact pressping@ctbtopong.org or tel. +43 069914597069

CTBTO Youth Group

For the first time, the 2017 SnT Conference includes a special focus on youth and young scientists. Close to 100 members of the CTBTO Youth Group from over 50 countries are contributing actively to the substance and the coverage of the Conference and adding their voices and impressions.

For more please see:

The CTBTO encourages the enthusiasm of Youth Group members in promoting the work of the Organization, the Treaty’s entry-into-force and non-proliferation in general. The views expressed in these features are those of the members and should not be seen as representing the Organization.

Information for Participants

The CTBT: Science and Technology 2017 Conference (SnT2017) will be held from  26 to 30 June 2017 in the Hofburg Palace, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

SnT2017 is NOT in the same wing of the Hofburg Palace as previous SnT conferences.

The conference begins on Monday, 26 June 2017, at 9:00. Three parallel sessions are planned for the oral presentations. The high level opening will take place on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, at 10:00.

Conference badges are available for collection at the registration desk at the Hofburg during the conference. Valid photo identification is required.

For more information, please see the
Information for Participants [pdf].