special events

A number of events and meeting on particular subjects will be offered throughout the week of the conference. All these events are free of charge, but pre-registration is required for some of them.

Organisers: Irène Buvat, IMIV, SHFJ, France, Albertine Dubois, IN2P3, France, Sébastien Jan, IMIV, SHFJ, France

GATE is an open access Monte Carlo simulation tool based on Geant4 to enable simulation of emission tomography (SPECT and PET), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging (fluorescence, bioluminescence), and radiotherapy treatments (conventional radiotherapy and hadron therapy).

The GATE workshop is intended to gather all those interested in using GATE for various applications.

This year’s workshop will include a variety of tutorials describing not-so-well known aspects of GATE, including

  • Contributing to GATE developments using the GitHub
  • Using GATE for modeling the optical response of PET scintillators
  • Modelling a theranostic scenario using GATE
  • GATE as an educational tool

The on-going developments will also be presented. Time will be allowed for discussion between speakers and the audience.

Organiser: Cinzia Da Vià, University of Manchester, UK

This year's Women In Engineering Session will be dedicated to exploring the condition of women working in under-represented environments. The session, which will take place on Thursday 3 November from 12:00 till 14:00, will include three presentations and a concluding discussion. The talks will cover the experience of a senior eminent american scientist (Prof.Janet Barth), of a young greek scientist and entrepeneur (Dr. Maria Georgiou) and a final study of the problem by a Social Scientist and Psychologist (Prof. Belle Derks).

The event will be limited to 70 people and requires registration. Due to the limited availability acceptation will be made on a "fist come, first serve" basis.

In 1992, surgery faced inevitable changes, shifting from the industrial era to the computer era. In this context, Prof. Jacques Marescaux came up with the idea to create an original research and training center. In 1994, IRCAD opened on the grounds of the University Hospital of Strasbourg. Since its creation, IRCAD has gained world renowned fame as a leading research and education institute. In 2001, Professor Marescaux electrified the surgical world with “Operation Lindbergh”. Sitting at a robotic console in New York City, Professor Marescaux dexterously removed the diseased gallbladder of a patient in Strasbourg, France – the perfect blending of information technology and surgery. Just as Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic revolutionized our thinking, so too did this worldwide first, proving that distances were no longer an obstacle in surgery.

A visit has been organized with a limited number of places of this state of the art facility. http://www.ircad.fr/the-institute

You can reserve this visit during the registration process

Organiser: Christoph Ilgner

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) promotes the activities of the IEEE Young Professionals program. A special reception will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Strasbourg Hilton Hotel, right across the street from the convention center. The room is Bartholdi B and C on the ground floor, it will be signposted from the front desk.

Refreshments will be served and attendance is free but restricted to IEEE Young Professionals members.

In a comfortable and casual atmosphere, warm relationship between the attendees will be easily established. After a short welcome address, the participants will be invited to take refreshment while listening to speakers who look back on their careers in both academia and industry. Their brief talks will focus on what were the steps they have undertaken to get to where they are today.

This time, a special service will be offered to the participants: If you are about to look for a job, you are encouraged to bring your resume/CV along, and we will try to bring you in contact with one of the speakers that lives and works in the world region that you are from to give you specific hints. It is likely that this kind of matching will work at least for Europe and the Americas, in English, French, and German. But we will of course try hard to find someone if you come from somewhere else. In this case it would be good to notify me before the meeting by E-Mail (Christoph.Ilgner (@) cern.ch). Proof of IEEE membership is required for this service.

Over the past few years, the reception for young professionals at NSS-MIC has proven to foster direct contact between young professionals and colleagues at the peak of their careers. Therefore, if you are an IEEE Young Professionals member or have joined the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences society at the conference, you are welcome to participate. If you wish to become an IEEE member, please check the IEEE website (www.ieee.org) for more information. Or, even easier, visit us at the IEEE membership/Conference Information and Promotion desk.

I look forward to seeing you at the Young Professionals reception.

Organiser: Kris Thielemans, University College London, UK & Charalampos Tsoumpas, University of Leeds, UK

STIR is Open Source software for use in tomographic imaging. Its aim is to provide a Multi-Platform Object-Oriented framework for all data manipulations in tomographic imaging. Currently, the emphasis is on image reconstruction in emission tomography (PET and SPECT) but other imaging modalities will be added in the future. During this annual meeting experienced users and developers will present their recent work with STIR with technical emphasis on software and algorithmic development. Additional time will be allowed for discussion between the speakers and the audience. If interested in presenting contact the chairs before the 15th of September.

The event is free but priority will be given to those that have reserved as only limited space is available. Register here: you will have also the possibility to book (free of charge) a dinner box (first come - first served). For up-to-date information please always check the STIR website.

ATTRACT and ERDIT, in collaboration with NSS, are organizing the 2nd symposium on path breaking technologies in detection and imaging in Strasbourg, 4-5 November 2016. The symposium is free. The purpose of the symposium is to address the following questions: What new path breaking detection and imaging concepts could be developed and used by 2025 for scientific instrumentation? What will they represent for industry, business and society?

More information could be found at: https://indico.cern.ch/event/542659/