“It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the IEEE NSREC 2021 in Qttawa, Canada. While there remains much uncertainty in the format in which we will be able to hold the conference, we assure you that we hold the conference in a format that best assures an interactive experience while maintaining the safety of our attendees, authors, and industrial exhibitors. These are profound times, but we are confident that the program will be well worth it! I would like to thank the many volunteers, supporters, staff, and exhibitors for their important contributions to making the NSREC 2021 conference a great success"
Steve McClure NSREC 2021 General Chair Jet Propulsion Laboratory
On behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), its Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS), the Radiation Effects Steering Group (RESG) and the 2021 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 58th NSREC to be held July 19-23, 2021 The conference will be held for the third time in Canada! Ottawa, the Capital of Canada, will host NSREC at the Westin Ottawa with the adjoining Shaw Center.
As I compose this invitation, the status of live events is uncertain. NSREC is safe in saying that we all hope that NSREC 2021 is able to take place Live in Ottawa. However, contingency plans are being developed to address whatever the situation may be and to ensure that the event proceeds live, virtually or a hybrid combination of both. The safety of all participants will always be the driving factor.
As is customary, the conference will begin with a Short Course “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiation Hardening in Advanced Technologies” organized by Marta Bagatin, Padova University. The course consists of four lectures given by subject matter experts. An extensive set of written notes (that can be downloaded) will be a useful study guide and a valued technical reference.
The Technical Program Chair, Brian Sierawski, Vanderbilt University, along with his technical committee, are recruiting abstracts for the presentation review process due February 5, 2021. A useful Radiation Effects Data Workshop will be part of the program. Brian will have engaging guest speakers to give general interest presentations as part of the schedule.
Larisa Milic, EMPC, is formulating plans for an Industrial Exhibit. The traditional Live Exhibits will allow one-on-one discussions between attendees and exhibitors in areas such as radiation survivable electronics, test resources, engineering services, equipment, and modeling.
Local Arrangements Chair, Michael Trinczek, TRIUMF, has found outstanding venues for the Conference Social and companion tours. Ottawa is a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world. I, along with the committee members mentioned above and the remainder of the NSREC 2021 Conference Committee, including Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Archon-LLC), Finance Chair Greg Allen (JPL), Awards Chair Jeff Black (Sandia), Web Developer Dolores Black (Sandia), Poster Chair Ted Wilcox NASA GSFC) and Radiation Effects Data Workshop Chair Helmut Puchner (Infineon), welcome you to Ottawa.