“I would like to invite you to attend this year’s conference in Portland. The conference committee has put together excellent technical and social programs. I would like to thank all the volunteers, authors, exhibitors, supporters, reviewers, and attendees for your hard work on making NSREC 2016 possible.”
Robert A Reed Vanderbilt University NSREC 2016 General Chairman
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 2016 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 53rd NSREC to be held July 11 – 15, 2016.
The conference will be in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, and the conference hotel is the Portland Doubletree Hotel. The conference begins Monday, July 11, with a one-day Short Course titled “Techniques for SEE Modeling and Mitigation”. It is organized by Ken Rodbell of IBM and consists of four sections taught by leading experts in their respective fields. The first part of the course will provide an introduction to CMOS device scaling and space radiation environments. These two courses will be followed by two talks focusing on issues related to single event effects. It will provide introductory material for those new to the field, as well as advanced concepts and emerging issues for those that are more experienced.
The Technical Program is from Tuesday, July 12 to Friday, July 15. Philippe Paillet of CEA is the Technical Program Chair. He, along with his technical committee, has 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. This is an additional poster session describing radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Philippe has invited three entertaining speakers to give general interest presentations from Wednesday to Friday.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Keith Avery of AFRL, 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 cocktail reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday evening. The exhibit will conclude following a luncheon for attendees on Wednesday in the exhibit hall.
Local Arrangements Chair Steve McClure of JPL has organized an outstanding social program. The Conference Social on Wednesday evening, at the World Forestry Center, will highlight the program. Two companion tours are also scheduled. The first, on Tuesday, will be a tour of the Best of Portland, which includes a visit to the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest of its kind. The second, on Thursday, will be a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, followed by a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram.
The NSREC 2016 conference committee, including Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Cobham), Finance Chairs Rob Waters (NRL) and Brian Sierawski (Vanderbilt University), and Awards Chair Vincent Pouget (IES-CNRS), welcomes you to one of America’s most endearing cities.
We look forward to seeing you in Portland this July!