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This year's "Hiroshima" Symposium (HSTD) is co-organized with the Workshop on SOI Pixel Detector (SOIPIX), to benefit from shared human and research resources. The venue is the island of Okinawa, and will be held at the Auditorium of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), with strong support from the institute.

True to tradition, the primary goal of the "Hiroshima" Symposium is to bring experts in design, processing, and applications of semiconductor tracking detectors together for discussions of experiences, lessons learned, and new ideas which are still in the early stage of development.

SOIPIX is an innovative radiation and imaging detector using a new semiconductor technology, Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) multi-layer wafer. The SOI technology enables us to realize a 3D sensor where sensor layer and readout electronics layer are bonded in a truly monolithic way, which will open up new frontiers of particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics, material and life science with quantum beam imaging.  

Key dates:

10 July — 28 Aug   Submission of Abstracts
10 July — 9 Oct (Early) — 20 Nov   Online Registration
11Dec —15 Dec   Conference
1 Jan — 5 Feb, 2018   Submission of NIMA manuscripts


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Conference Center
OIST, Onna, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

Local organizers

Y. Arai (Chair), KEK
T. Shintake, OIST
F. Suzuki, OIST
S. Takeda, OIST
Y. Unno, KEK

Local support

Conference and Workshop section (CWS), OIST

Organizing Committee

Y. Arai, KEK
Y. Fukazawa, Hiroshima University
S. Hou, Academia Sinica, Taipei
X. Lou, IHEP, Beijing
H.F-W. Sadrozinski, University of California, Santa Cruz
H. Sugawara, OIST
Y. Unno (Chair), KEK


International Advisory Committee

P. Allport, Univ. Birmingham, UK
N. Cartiglia, INFN Torino, Italy
M. Garcia-Sciveres, LBNL, Berkeley, US
G. Hall, Imperial College, London, UK
S.C. Lee, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
T. Ohsugi, Hiroshima Univ., Japan
A. Seiden, Univ. California, Santa Cruz, US
T. Takahashi, ISAS, Sagamihara, Japan

M. Idzik, AGH, Krakow, PL
Q. Ouyang, IHEP, Beijing, China
T. Hatsui, RIKEN, Japan


Previous "Hiroshima" symposia:
10th, Xi'an, 2015 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A831, 1-448, 2016)
9th, Hiroshima, 2013 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A765, 1-296, 2014)
8th, Taipei, 2011 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A699, 1-250, 2013)
7th, Hiroshima, 2009 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A636, S1-S256, 2011)
6th, Carmel, 2006 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A579, 557-914, 2007)
5th, Hiroshima, 2004 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A541, 1-466, 2005)
4th, Hiroshima, 2000 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A466, 243-428, 2003)
3rd, Melbourne, 1997
2nd, Hiroshima, 1995 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A383, 1-266, 1996) 
1st, Hiroshima, 1993 (Nucl. Instr. Meth. A342, 1-308, 1994)

Previous SOIPIX Workshop:
1st, Sendai, 2015 (SLAC eConf C150603)


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