Welcome to the 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The 2018 Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, in Sydney, Australia, from the 10th to 17th of November.

This conference is the premier gathering of experts in radiation detection instrumentation with its applications in nuclear science, medical imaging, and space. The synergy created by the joining of the NSS and MIC is significant as it is an ideal atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge, generation of new ideas, and application of radiation detectors among academics, engineers, medical physicists, and physicians. The 2018 international conference event marks the 65th meeting aimed at bringing additional research flavours by encouraging participation of new groups of people to create ideas leading to innovation in radiation detectors, signal processing, and imaging. The conference is of special interest to IEEE Region 10 scientists who will be able to participate and learn from the large and diverse group of people that regularly attend every year.

The meeting will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, in Darling Harbour. The Convention Centre provides comfortable and quiet places for group meetings. There is also plenty of meeting spaces outside in the gardens or even on Sydney Harbour!

The Committee has put enormous efforts to obtain support for students, postdocs, and young researchers to enable them to participate. The Industrial exhibition will be an important part of the conference where many companies will present state-of-the–art radiation detectors, signal processing electronics and related technologies and applications. It is expected strong contingent of Asian, Australian and New Zealand industry participants will attend. The exhibition will be larger than ever giving, attendees a unique opportunity to explore the new equipment and exchange ideas with the equipment designers.

Sydney will be a new destination for many of the delegates. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. The Sydney Opera House is famous worldwide and within walking distance or a short harbour ferry ride. Darling Harbour is next to the ICC Sydney and offers many restaurants and licenced venues for casual meetings and discussions – remember November is spring time. This amazing multicultural city offers exquisite art galleries, theatres, classical music concerts, attractive China Town, Japanese Garden, Taronga Zoo, aquarium, and Hyde Park. Many hotels are within walking distance from ICC and offer a wide range of room rates suitable for student accommodation right up to the top-end Sofitel style. Don’t forget to extend your stay and make the most of the numerous discounted pre-and post- conference tours in Australia designed exclusively for our delegates through our travel partner.

On behalf of the entire organizing committee, I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2018 IEEE NSS/MIC and RTSD.

Anatoly Rozenfeld
General Chair

Ralf Engels
Deputy General Chair