“It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the first virtual IEEE NSREC. Our conference committee has assembled an outstanding technical and short course program for all attendees, with many interesting and important presentations on radiation effects. While fully online, the conference will offer an array of opportunities for attendees, authors, and industrial exhibitors to interact in live venues and other online platforms. It will be different for sure, but we are confident that the program will be well worth it! I would like to thank the many volunteers, supporters, staff, authors, exhibitors, and attendees for their important contributions to making the NSREC 2020 conference a great success."
Hugh Barnaby NSREC 2020 General Chair Arizona State University
2020 is unlike any other year we have experienced. The pandemic has caused tragic loss of human life and upended life as we have known it. Businesses have struggled to keep afloat or to meet their obligations. Many individuals have suffered unemployment. Medical facilities and medical personnel have been stressed. Educational institutions – kindergarten to the university – have been challenged to find a balance between online learning and in-person classes.
IEEE NSREC 2020 – the 57th - will not be like any other.
Early in this year, the NSREC 2020 Committee was busily organizing for an on-site, in-person conference in the beautiful and historic Santa Fe New Mexico area. A strong technical program was coming together, sponsors and exhibitors signed, and local arrangements were being made for an exceptional social program. Then it became clear that, due to public health precautions and travel restrictions, our plans had to change.
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the first virtual IEEE NSREC. I do so on behalf of the IEEE, its Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS), the Radiation Effects Steering Group (RESG) and the 2020 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers. The conference will “go live” on-line from November 29 through December 8 (see detailed schedule in this brochure). We have added opportunities for the attendees to interact with speakers, exhibitors, and one-another. The content will continue to be available on-line until December 30.
As is customary, the conference begins with a Short Course “New Technologies Meet Radiation Effects” organized by Ken Galloway, Vanderbilt 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. This year the Short Course will be available to all registered attendees.
The Technical Program will occur “live” from December 1 to December 8. Philippe Adell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Technical Program Chair, along with his technical committee, have chosen an outstanding set of contributed papers for presentation. And, a useful and high quality Radiation Effects Data Workshop will be part of the program. Finally, Philippe has invited two engaging speakers to give general interest presentations as part of the schedule.
Scott Jordan, Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry, has organized a virtual Industrial Exhibit. It will allow one-on-one discussions between attendees and exhibitors in areas such as radiation survivable electronics, test resources, engineering services, equipment, and modeling. Please visit these outstanding exhibitors who have continued to support NSREC as we enter this “brave new world.”
Your Conference Committee members hope that you join us on-line for the first virtual NSREC. Our international radiation effects community is strong and resilient. We anticipate a technically excellent, very interesting, and different IEEE NSREC 2020 experience.