“I am pleased to invite you to attend NSREC 2018 on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. The Conference Committee has put together exciting technical and social programs to make your NSREC experience memorable. I would like to thank the volunteers, authors, exhibitors, supporters and attendees for all your efforts in helping to make NSREC 2018 a success.”
Ronald Lacoe NSREC 2018 General Chair The Aerospace Corporation
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 2018 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 55th NSREC to be held July 16 – 20, 2018. The conference will be in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
The conference begins Monday, July 16, with a one-day Short Course titled “Variability in Environments, Devices and Radiation Effects – from Average to Extreme”. It is organized by Simone Gerardin of the University of Padova and consists of four sections taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The short course is organized into sections all featuring introductory material and advanced topics, with an emphasis on variability. The first section provides an overview of radiation environments. The second section of the course discusses hardness assurance methodologies. The third section focuses primarily on process variations and cumulative effects in MOSFETs. The final section addresses single event effects in scaled devices.
The Technical Program is from Tuesday, July 17 to Friday, July 20. Hugh Barnaby, Arizona State University, is the Technical Program Chair. He, along with his technical committee, will choose 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 will select 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, Hugh has invited three engaging speakers to give general interest presentations from Wednesday to Friday.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Tony Amort of Boeing, 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. Attendees and guests are invited to a reception in the exhibit halls on Tuesday evening.
Local Arrangements Chair, Keith Avery, Air Force Research Laboratory, has organized an outstanding social program. The Conference Social on Wednesday evening, which will highlight the program, will be a traditional Sunset Hawaiian Luau at the nearby Marriott Hotel. Two companion tours are also scheduled. The first event, on Tuesday, will be a tour of the Volcano National Park. The second event, on Thursday, will be a visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm followed by a Kailua-Kona Shopping tour.
The NSREC 2018 Conference Committee, including Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Cobham Semiconductor Solutions), Finance Chair Sarah Armstrong (NSWC Crane), Awards Chair Stephen Buchner (NRL), Poster Chair Nathan Nowlin (Sandia National Laboratories), Radiation Effects Data Workshop Chair Martha O’Bryan (NASA GSFC), and Web Developer Jeff Black (Sandia National Laboratories) welcomes you to one of America’s most beautiful locations.
We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii this July!