“I am pleased and excited to invite you to attend NSREC 2019 in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. I and my conference committee have put together a set of exciting and educational technical and social events in order to ensure that your NSREC experience is one to remember. I extend my heartfelt thanks, in advance, to all of the volunteers, authors, exhibitors, supporters, and attendees whose efforts have been directed to ensuring that NSREC 2019 is a resounding success. ¡Bienvenidos a San Antonio!”
NSREC 2019 General Chair Southwest Resarch Institute
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 2019 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee and volunteers, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 56th NSREC to be held July 8-12, 2019. The conference will be in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel.
The conference begins Monday, July 8, with a one-day Short Course titled “Predicting, Characterizing, and Mitigating SEE in Advanced Semiconductor Technologies.” It is organized by Steve Moss, Aerospace Corporation (retired), and consists of four sections (in five talks) taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The short course is designed to provide a broad overview of Single Event Effects (SEE) topics including an introduction to SEE sources and mechanisms, an overview of established and developing SEE test techniques, and issues therewith, and an introduction to the techniques used and challenges faced in designing for and proving SEE resilience. An extensive set of written notes is sure to become a valued technical reference.
The Technical Program will be held from Tuesday, July 9 to Friday, July 12. Simone Gerardin, University of Padova, is the Technical Program Chair. He, along with his technical committee, have chosen an outstanding set of contributed papers organized into 10 sessions of oral presentations and a poster session encompassing papers from all 10 sessions. In addition, the technical committee has selected a set of high quality presentations for the Radiation Effects Data Workshop. Workshop posters will present radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Simone has invited three engaging speakers to give general interest presentations from Wednesday through Friday.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Gregg Panning, Aerospace Corporation, opens Tuesday morning. It will allow one-on-one discussions between conference attendees and exhibitors on the latest developments in areas such as radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant electronics, engineering services, facilities, modeling, and equipment. Attendees will be able to visit the booths during scheduled breaks and, with their guests, are invited to a reception in the exhibit halls on Tuesday evening. The exhibits will conclude at noon Wednesday with a luncheon for attendees only.
Local Arrangements Chair, Brian Sierawski, Vanderbilt University, has organized an outstanding social program. The Conference Social, on Wednesday evening, will provide some of the flavor of San Antonio with western entertainment and a Tex-Mex Buffet at the Buckhorn / Texas Rangers Museum. Two companion tours are also scheduled. The first event, on Tuesday, will include a visit to the Alamo, a narrated riverboat ride through downtown and up the San Antonio River to the Pearl redevelopment for lunch (on your own), and a post lunch visit to the Witte Museum of Natural History. The second event, on Thursday, will include a guided visit to several of the UNESCO World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions, as well as lunch (on your own) at San Antonio’s El Mercado (Mexican Market.)
I, along with the committee members mentioned above and the remainder of the NSREC 2019 Conference Committee, including Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Cobham), Finance Chair Michael Campola (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Awards Chair Christian Poivey (ESA), Poster Chair Ethan Cannon (Boeing), Radiation Effects Data Workshop Chair Kirby Kruckmeyer (Texas Instruments), welcome you to San Antonio, at 301 years old, one of America’s most unique cities.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio this July.