Young Professionals reception

TimeThursday, October 26, 18:00-21:00
LocationDUNWOODY Room
OrganizerChristoph 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, October 26, from 18:00 to 21:00 in the convention area of the Hyatt hotel. The room is DUNWOODY located on the Atlanta Conference Level (LL 3).

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 (@) 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 ( for more information. Or, even easier, visit us at the IEEE membership/Conference Information and Promotion desk.

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

Women in Engineering (WIE) Luncheon

TimeThursday, October 26, 12:00-13:40
LocationBAKER Room
OrganizerKeumsil Lee (Stanford University)

You are invited to the Women in Engineering (WIE) Lunch to be held at the 2017 IEEE NSS-MIC & 24th RTSD, Atlanta, GA. The lunch is scheduled for noon Thursday October 26.

The WIE lunch is an opportunity to hear from, and meet with, eminent STEM scholars dedicated not only to research, but also, to the advancement of women in STEM disciplines. Lunch attendees will hear of specific professional experiences of the STEM scholars and of programs the STEM scholars have helped establish and advance in support of STEM women.

Lunch attendees will meet junior and senior STEM women and thus have opportunity to network or/and to search for mentors or mentees.

Lunch will be provided on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending the WIE Lunch, please indicate your interest and intent when you register for the meeting. If lunch tickets are available when you register, the registration software will indicate such and confirm a WIE Lunch ticket in your name. Once you are at the meeting, you can collect your WIE Lunch ticket from the registration desk..

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!!!!

STIR Usersʼ & Developersʼ Meeting

TimeThursday, October 26, 18:00-20:00
LocationPIEDMONT Room
OrganizersKris Thielemans (University College London)
 Charalampos Tsoumpas (University of Leeds)

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 can be added in the future. This year we will also present SIRF (Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework) for PET/MR reconstruction, open source software that builds on STIR and Gadgetron. 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. Registration will open soon. For up-to-date information check STIR website:

GATE User’s Meeting: Open Access Simulation Tool for PET/SPECT, CT, Optical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

TimeThursday, October 26, 12:00-13:40
LocationPIEDMONT Room
OrganizersUwe Pietrzyk (Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH)
 Irène Buvat (Université Paris Saclay)

More info will follow.