2017 Scientific Detector Workshop
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
SDW 2017 is the sixth installment of a successful series of workshops bringing together the scientists and engineers who develop, produce, implement and operate the most advanced imaging sensors used in scientific instrumentation. The focus is given to the fields of astronomy and earth sciences.
The workshop builds on a consolidated format that includes talks from the lead experts in the technology and scientific fields, and provides extensive time for discussions during oral/poster sessions, and interactive roundtables. Informal discussions continue during group activities promoted by the social and cultural events featuring the best offered by the location of choice, Baltimore. The workshop formula is tailored to keep the atmosphere informal and conducive to the exchange of information and the establishment of long-lasting relationships and collaborations.
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|July 21||Abstract Submission Deadline|
|August 11||Deadline for Being Notified Whether Submitted Abstract is a Talk or Poster|
|August 25||Registration Closes|
|August 31||Deadline for Submitting Electronic Version of Poster|
|September 1||Hotel Special Rate Expires|
|Sunday, September 24, 2017||Registration||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|Sunday, September 24, 2017||Baltimore Orioles Baseball Game||11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 24, 2017||Welcome Reception||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Monday, September 25, 2017||Workshop||8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.|
|Monday, September 25, 2017||Beer & Pretzel Reception||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2017||Workshop||8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2017||Crab Feast||6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, September 27, 2017||Workshop||8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, September 27, 2017||SDW17 Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony||6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.|
Please see the Workshop Agenda for a full breakdown of sessions.
Since there is a limited number of 150 participants we recommend you register as soon as possible. The registration fee is $500.00 and includes conference materials, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and admission to all sponsored social events. A voucher code is required to register. If you have do not have a voucher code, use SDW17 when prompted during the registration process.
The registration fee for SDW2017 is $500.00 and includes conference materials, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and admission/transportation to all sponsored evening social events.
We invite submission of abstracts on:
- Status and plans for astronomical facilities and instrumentation (ground & space)
- Earth and Planetary Science missions and instrumentation
- Laboratory instrumentation (physical chemistry, synchrotrons, etc.)
- Detector materials (from Si and HgCdTe to strained layer superlattices)
- Sensor architectures – CCD, monolithic CMOS, hybrid CMOS
- Sensor electronics
- Sensor packaging and mosaics
- Sensor testing and characterization
Abstracts should be submitted for consideration, with indication of the preferred format (talk/poster). The final format will be decided by the SOC, charged with the task of preparing the program, and communicated to the presenters well ahead of the conference.
The abstract submission period will now close on July 21, 2017. You will be notified by August 11, 2017 whether you have been assigned a talk or a poster. Late submissions may be considered, but acceptance is not guaranteed.
Each talk will indicatively be assigned a 20 minutes slot, 15 for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Poster pops will be at the end of each session, giving the chance to the authors to present their work with a 2-slides/2-minutes limit.
All talks will be recorded and broadcasted in real time on the internet. Recordings and slides will be made available to all workshop participants after the conference. Those selected to present a talk or submit a poster must complete and sign a Consent and Release Form prior to the workshop start date. Return completed form as a pdf to Sherita Hanna.
Posters will be on display all week at the workshop Hotel Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade and dedicated poster viewing sections will be during breakfasts, lunches and other events held at this location.
Each poster shall be printed on a single sheet measuring of dimensions 60 cm x 120cm (~23 in x 47 in). An electronic version of the poster should be submitted for inclusion in the conference material, by August 31, 2017.
James Beletic (Chair) (Teledyne Imaging Sensors)
Paola Amico (Co-Chair) (European Southern Observatory)
John Mackenty (Co-Chair) (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Martin Roth (Co-Chair) (Astrophysical Institute of Potsdam / innoFSPE)
Elena Sabbi (Co-Chair) (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Ian Baker (Leonardo (formerly SELEX Galileo))
Naidu Bezawada (United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre)
Jan Bosier (Teledyne DALSA Professional Imaging)
Greg Bredthauer (Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc.)
Randy Campbell (W.M. Keck Observatory)
Mark Clampin (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Josh Eskin (Ball Aerospace)
Simone Esposito (INAF Astrophysical Observatory)
Olivier Gravrand (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA))
Rob Green (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Nicolas Haddad (European Southern Observatory)
Andrew Holland (The Open University)
Steve Holland (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Derek Ives (European Southern Observatory)
Paul Jorden (Teledyne e2v)
Ralf Kohley (European Space Agency)
Mike Lesser (University of Arizona)
Ian McLean (UCLA)
Harald Michaelis (DLR Institute of Planetary Research)
Satoshi Miyazaki (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Anna Moore (Mount Stromlo / Australia National University)
Peter Moore (Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory)
Shouleh Nikzad (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Fernando Pedichini (INAF Astronomical Observatory of Rome)
Gustavo Rahmer (Large Binocular Telescope Observatory)
A.N. Ramaprakash (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA))
Doug Simons (Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope)
Marco Sirianni (European Space Agency / Space Telescope Science Institute)
Roger Smith (California Institute of Technology)
Barry Starr (Raytheon Vision Systems)
Chris Stubbs (Harvard University)
Vyshnavi Suntharalingam (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Space permitting, workshop talks are open to astronomers from all local (Maryland and Washington, DC) institutions without registering. However, seating is not guaranteed in the auditorium without registering for the workshop. Locals attending the workshop are requested to refrain from partaking in the refreshments. Locals wishing to partake in the refreshments will need to register and will receive a badge for admission after payment of the registration fee.
Hosts and Sponsors
Space Telescope Science Institute (Host) (STScI)
University of Arizona
2017 Scientific Detector Workshop Materials
September 24, 2017 - September 29, 2017