Call for Abstracts
RT2014 is an interdisciplinary conference on realtime data acquisition and computing applications in the physical sciences. These applications include
- High energy physics
- Nuclear physics
- Astrophysics and astroparticle physics
- Nuclear fusion
- Medical physics
- Space instrumentation
- Nuclear power instrumentation
- Realtime security and safety
- General Radiation Instrumentation
|Abstract deadline:||February 24, 2014
|Program available:||April 1, 2014
- Front end fast digitizers
- Ultra-fast ADCs and Switched Capacitor Arrays in the GHz range and their applications.
- Realtime system architectures
- Includes architectures dealing with realtime data acquisition, extraction, compression, signal processing and storage applied to the physical sciences.
- Intelligent signal processing
- Includes front end signal processing, ultrafast analog and timing converters, and digital signal processing mandatory to compress and extract data in real time.
- Programmable devices
- Includes techniques for programming FPGAs, GPUs, DSPs, and reconfigurable hardware.
- Fast data transfer links and networks
- Includes every data transfer protocol from local data transfer up to global fast networks with their associated hardware (routers, switches, etc.)
- Trigger systems
- As applied to the physical sciences.
- Data acquisition
- Readout data paths and system architectures as well as conceptual design for future instruments (machines and detectors)
- Processing farms
- Processing farms for high level trigger and online selection.
- Control, monitoring, and test systems
- For small and large instruments.
- Improvement of existing large and small systems.
- Emerging realtime technologies
- Hardware, software, tools, and techniques.
- New standards
- ACTA/μTCA, for example.
- Realtime safety and security
- Dedicated instruments for scanners and conceptual design of new devices including in environmental and health applications
- Feedback on experiences
- Lessons learned from successes and failures.
- Realtime simulations
- Simulation tools and their applications to realtime systems.
Submitting an Abstract and PDF Supporting Materials
The path to the RT2014 program starts with submittal of an abstract no
longer than 500 words, plus one or two pages of supporting material in
PDF. The abstract should summarize the major points of your research.
The abstracts will be distributed to attendees. The supporting material will be available only to the Program Committee, which will use it to guide decisions related to paper selection and program organization. The PDF supporting materials may include graphs, built-up equations, photos, and other such objects that cannot be included in the plain-text abstract.
A special note to invited speakers: Attendees will use the published abstracts to plan their day. Thus, if you are an invited or otherwise featured speaker, you should submit an abstract for the benefit of attendees, even though your place in the program is assured.
To begin, create an account on our manuscript database (or use your existing account) via the Login link at the top of this page. The same account will be used later for submittal of your manuscript.
During this process, you will be asked to categorize your abstract by subject matter and to express a preference for oral or poster presentation. All participants must indicate whether they intend to give a mini-oral if their contribution is accepted as a poster. (See the section on Presentation Tips for more details about mini-orals).
Please submit and present only materials that are cleared for release—no classified documents (even at the "sensitive" or "for official use only" levels) or corporate-confidential materials.
What Happens Next
Upon submission, the following actions will be taken:
- The abstracts and PDF supporting materials will be reviewed by the Program Committee.
- Taking into account your expressed preferences for oral vs. poster presentation and the appropriate subject-matter grouping, we will lay out the program and assign specific time slots.
- You will then be notified of the decisions.
- We will publish the abstracts on the Web, and possibly in paper form for distribution to attendees.