16th International School on the Effects of Radiation on Embedded Systems for Space Applications

Virtual Edition
December 1-4, 2020

Vilmar Rodrigues Dahmer


SERESSA combines academic, government, and industrial communities working in the area of radiation effects on embedded systems. Radiation effects are a significant concern for space and avionics systems, as well as for critical applications operating at ground level such as automotive, high energy facilities, medical or even banking. The school is based on lectures and exercises involving real case studies using the common tools of the domain. The intended audience includes both beginning and experienced researchers, engineers, and post-graduate students wishing to enhance their knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field. Topics covered by SERESSA include: radiation environment, spacecraft anomalies, single-event effects (SEE), total dose effects (TID), radiation effects in power systems, radiation effects in solar cells, architecture hardening in analog, and digital circuits and in memories, software hardening, effects in FPGAs, hardness assurance, rate prediction, radiation testing, laser testing and remote testing experiments.

First SERESSA was organised in 2005, in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, Manaus, Brazil. Then, it moved around the world, being organised in Seville, Buenos Aires, Palm Beach, Takasaki, São José dos Campos, Toulouse, Ansan, Moscow, Bariloche, Puebla, Montreal, Munich, Nordwick and Seville. Now, in 2020, celebration of 15 years of SERESSA, it will be a fully Virtual Edition, from Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Invited speakers

  • Joaquim E. R. Costa (INPE (National Institute of Space Research, Brazil))
  • José Ramón GONZÁLEZ (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
  • Stephen Buchner (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA)
  • Luca Sterpone (Politecnico de Torino, Italy)
  • Ricardo Reis (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Alexandra Zimpeck (UCPel)
  • Pavel Chubunov (URSC-ISDE, Russia)
  • Raoul Velazco (TIMA, France)
  • Giuseppe Lerner (CERN, Switzerland)
  • Marcilei Guazzelli da Silveira (FEI, Brazil)
  • Nilberto Heder Medina (USP, Brazil)
  • Odair Lelis Gonçalez (IEAv, CTA, Brazil)
  • Tiago Balen (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Stephen Buchner (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA)
  • Jonathan Pellish (NASA, USA)
  • Melanie Berg (Space R2 LLC, USA)
  • Jaime Estela (Spectrum Aerospace Technologies, Munich, Germany)
  • Michel Pignol (CNES,France)
  • Luis Alfonso Entrena Arrontes (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Fakhreddine GHAFFARI (ENSEA, CY Cergy Paris University, France)
  • José Lipovetzky (Centro Atómico Bariloche – CNEA, Argentina)
  • Fernanda Lima Kastensmidt (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Sung Chung (QRT, South Korea)
  • Juan A. Clemente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Yann Deval (IMS, University of Bordeaux, France)
  • Juan A. Fraire (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina and Universität Des Saarlandes, Germany)
  • João Baptista Martins (UFSM)
  • Nelson Schuch (INPE, SM, Brazil)
  • Paolo Rech (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • José Rodrigo Azambuja (UFRGS, Brazil)





General Chair:
Ricardo Reis, UFRGS, Brazil
Raoul Velazco, TIMA, France
Program Chairs:
Fernanda Kastensmidt, UFRGS, Brazil
Pedro Martín-Holgado, CNA, Spain
Local Chairs:
Raphael Brum, UFRGS, Brazil
Tiago Balen, UFRGS, Brazil
Finance Chair:
Jose Rodrigo Azambuja, UFRGS, Brazil
Paulo Butzen, UFRGS, Brazil
Industry Liaisons
Joao Baptista, UFSM, Brazil
Marcelo Lubaszewski, UFRGS, Brazil
Poster Chairs:
Cristina Meinhardt, UFSC, Brazil
Alexandra Zimpeck, UCPel, Brazil
Web Chair:
Gabriel Souza Ribeiro

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