NSS Program & Topics

NSS Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers describing their original, unpublished work on one of the topics below:

  • Scintillators
  • Photodetectors
  • Semiconductor Detectors
  • Gaseous Detectors
  • Neutron Detectors
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • DAQ, Trigger, and Front-End Readout Systems
  • Modeling, Computational methods, and Data Analysis
  • Radiation Damage Effects and Radiation-Hard Detectors
  • Synchrotron, FEL, and XFEL Detectors
  • High-Energy and Nuclear Physics Applications
  • Dosimetry and Reactor Applications
  • Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation
  • Gamma-Ray Imaging

The IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) brings together the very large and diverse international community of ionizing radiation detector scientists and engineers. We look forward to welcoming you in the beautiful city of Vancouver in 2023!

The NSS 2023 program incorporates the latest developments in detector technology and materials, new instrumentation techniques, their implementation in high energy and nuclear physics, astrophysics, accelerators, nuclear security, and many other applications in various types of radiation environments. The program will also include emerging fields and current hot topics in nuclear science instrumentation.

Interdisciplinary state-of-the-art developments will be included in the joint sessions with the MIC and RTSD. Special topic workshops will cover areas of specific interests and short courses will be offered on a variety of traditional and novel topics of interest to the NSS community.

NSS Plenary Sessions


MIC Program & Topics

The IEEE Medical Imaging Conference (MIC)

The IEEE Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) is a leading international scientific meeting to discuss the latest physics, engineering, and mathematical innovations in medical imaging with a particular focus on applications of ionizing radiation.

Medical imaging is a continuously growing field where technical advances in detectors, instrumentation, computational methods, and integrated systems pave the way towards advances in clinical detection, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring as well as clinical research into the underlying mechanisms of disease and treatment. In recent years, there has been increased interest in applications of machine learning, AI, and other rapidly emerging areas of research, and innovations in these areas continue to play an increasing role in medical imaging.

MIC is an opportunity for students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior and senior researchers from around the world to come together to share their new ideas and results of innovations and scientific endeavors.

The scientific program of the MIC consists of oral and poster sessions, plenary sessions, and a student award session. Regular sessions will be complemented by Short Courses and specialized workshops covering timely topics in medical imaging and therapy.

MIC Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers describing their original, unpublished work on one of the topics below:

  • New radiation detector technologies for medical imaging
  • Simulation and modeling of medical imaging systems
  • Total-body, whole-body, and multi-modality clinical emission systems
  • High resolution imaging systems (organ-dedicated, small animal systems)
  • X-ray imaging systems (CT, spectral CT, photo-counting CT)
  • Tomographic reconstruction techniques
  • Quantitative imaging (data corrections, parametric/kinetic modeling)
  • Signal and image processing, image assessment, standardization
  • Radionuclide therapy (image processing, theranostics, dosimetry)
  • Imaging in particle therapy and image-guided interventions
  • Emerging applications, new concepts (e.g., self-collimation in SPECT)

Note: abstracts utilizing deep learning and artificial intelligence will be integrated into the above topics depending on the application.

MIC Plenary Sessions


RTSD Program & Topics

Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Conference (RTSD)

The Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Conference (RTSD) represents the largest forum of scientists and engineers developing compound semiconductor radiation detectors and imaging arrays operable at room temperature. The IEEE NSS-MIC-RTSD Vancouver will be the 30th RTSD conference since 1972.

Room-temperature semiconductor radiation detectors are finding increasing applications in such diverse fields as medicine, homeland security, radiography, astrophysics and environmental monitoring. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the state of the art for room-temperature-operating detector technology based on compound semiconductors, including materials improvement, material and device characterizations, fabrication, electronic readout, system development and applications. To provide a comprehensive review, oral and poster presentations representing a broad spectrum of research and development activities emphasizing compound semiconductor detectors or imaging devices are sought.

RTSD Topics

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on original work related to the following topics:

  • Compound Semiconductor Materials for Radiation Detection
  • Organic and Perovskite Materials for Radiation Detection
  • Crystal Growth, Materials and Defect Characterization
  • Properties of Electrical Contacts and Device Fabrication Technology
  • Radiation Damage, Long-Term Stability and Environmental Effects
  • Pixel, Strip, Frisch-Grid and Discrete Semiconductor Detectors
  • Detector/ASIC Hybridization, Interconnects and Electronics
  • Scintillator/Semiconductor Array Hybrids
  • Compound Semiconductor Neutron Detectors
  • 3D Photon Tracking Detectors and Image Reconstruction Technology
  • Use of AI/ML tools for Analysis of Detector Signals and Decision Making
  • Spectrometer Systems for Homeland Security, Nuclear Inspections, Safeguards, Portal Monitoring, and Other Uses
  • Imaging Systems based on Compound Semiconductor Detectors for Medical, Astrophysics, Non-Destructive Testing, Cargo Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring and Other Uses

Short Courses


Special Events