THE AIM of the conference is to bring together scientific, academic and industrial communities involved in research and development related to nuclear instrumentation and measurement methods.

THE PROGRAM emphasizes the latest developments in all measurement stages: radiation detection, in-pile measurements, modeling, electronics, signal acquisition and analysis, interpretation and associated training/education activities.

ANIMMA offers an outstanding opportunity to address complex problems and fi nd advanced and innovative solutions in nuclear instrumentation and measurement sciences and technologies.

Abdallah Lyoussi

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications ANIMMA has always strived to create a special meeting place shared by all those working in nuclear instrumentation and its applications, as we strongly believe that cross-border exchanges between scientists, engineers and industrialists can only lead to the most developed ideas, the best solutions and the most efficient collaborations and partnerships. ANIMMA continues to maintain a high level of scientific and technical quality by presenting not only the latest advances but also the state of the art in each field through the participation of international specialists and experts.

Since the beginning of 2020, travelling around the world to attend meetings, congresses, symposia, and conferences is highly handicapped by the Covid-19 pandemic whose development differs from place to place and time to time. Teleworking, virtual meetings, distance courses are used as substitutes for the traditional face to face meetings, with an inevitable loss of quality of the human contacts which are believed to be of paramount importance to build enthusiasm for a project, an idea, a collaboration, a grouping of individuals.

In such a context, the ANIMMA2021 committees (Program, Organizing and Steering committees), by following the sanitary rules as well as the Czech government recommendations, dedicated best and huge efforts in designing the Conference in hybrid layout to make it highly attractive and very efficient for both the on-site participants as well as the remote ones.

Therefore the best possible communication means gave the opportunity not only to remotely follow or deliver presentations, but also to interact online in the best possible way with the authors and contributors as well as the exhibitors, with the other connected experts, and to access recorded materials in delayed mode to cope with the time-zone differences. This required also a fully committed and flexible conference management team to create a conference that is rewarding for both presenters and attendees.

ANIMMA-2021 was held from June 21st-25th in hybrid mode at Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference was locally organized by the Czech Technical University represented by the institute of experimental and applied physics (IEAP) in a strong partnership with CEA (France), SCK-CEN (Belgium), Aix-Marseille University (France), Josef Stefan Institute (Slovenia). The ANIMMA2021 was technically sponsored by IEEE/NPSS.

The conference program was dealing with:

  • 2 full-day short-courses: The classical lectures have been partly given on-site, partly via remote connection. They have been streamed to all students simultaneously via a Zoom meeting, allowing for interaction between students and lecturers. The practical sessions have been performed by IEAP and CAEN. A part of exercises was in remote mode, simultaneously for the students on-site and those remotely connected and the other part as a real hands-on course for the students on-site. Separately a remote interactive demonstration session has been organized for the remotely connected students. Participants to the Short Courses had the opportunity to perform immediately after the courses a multiple choice test (35 multiple-choice questions on all courses).
  • 3 international workshops: The topics of the workshops addressed in this 7th ANIMMA edition focused on instrumentation for major research facilities in fusion and fission fields, crystalline materials for radiation detection in harsh media and prospective technologies for the future of nuclear medicine. 19 speakers and 71 people participated from 22 countries. Each workshop included time slots for discussion and exchange between speakers, experts and participants. These periods were useful to share opinions, cross-fertilize skills and expertise and identify collaborative research axes to go further by solving scientific and technological challenges.
  • 3 prestigious keynote lecturers :
    • Dr. William D. MAGWOOD, IV, Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on “Nuclear Solutions: Innovation for an Energy Transition”.
    • Dr. Alan OWENS, European Space Agency, ESTEC and IEAP on “Recent developments in sensor materials”.
    • Prof. Dr. Katia PARODI, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Experimental Medical Physics on “Getting to the point in particle therapy”.
  • 4 plenary sessions in a new transversal topic on “current trends in development of radiation detectors”,
  • A second new topic on “Space sciences and technology”,
  • Over 270 contributions presented in 31 parallel oral sessions.
  • A permanent poster session.

ANIMMA-2021 welcomed 320 attendees from 29 nationalities including 65 graduated students. 30% of the attendees participated physically and 70% attended remotely.

The ANIMMA2021 attendees deserve our warmest thanks and consideration for making this seventh edition an exceptional success in extraordinary situation.

All the committee members are looking forward to welcoming everyone again at the ANIMMA2023 in Pisa and Viareggio in Tuscany, Italy on June 12-16, 2023.

Prof. Dr. Abdallah Lyoussi
ANIMMA General Chairman and Program Committee Chair

(*) Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications

Committee Chairs

General & Program Committee Chair: Abdallah Lyoussi
Scientific Committee Chair and Co-chair: Michel Giot and Michel Carette
Steering Committee Chair and Co-chair: Ivan Stekl and Stanislav Pospisil
Local Organizing Committee Chair: Rastislav Hodak
Workshops Organization Chair: Christelle Reynard-Carette
Short-courses Organization Chair: Ludo Vermeeren


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor



The Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic (IEAP CTU in Prague)

The IEAP is scientific and educational institute of the CTU in Prague focusing on experimental and theoretical fundamental research in particle (LHC at CERN), neutrino (double beta decay, detection of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, oscillations), astroparticle (detection of dark matter and cosmic rays) and subatomic physics as well as on broad range of applications (pixel and strip detectors, X-rays and neutron radiography, biomedical imaging etc.).

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

CEA is a French public government-funded research organisation in the areas of energy, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. The CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.

The National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN)

The INSTN is a public higher education institution administered by the CEA under the joint authority of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.

The Aix-Marseille University (AMU)

The Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is a public research university located in the region of Provence, southern France. AMU is today one of the youngest universities in France, it is also the largest by the number of its students, its staff and its budget. All of which made of AMU an institution of higher education and excellent research.

The Instrumentation Stream

The Instrumentation Stream is an educational and engineering unit of the Department of Physics within the Faculty of Sciences of the AMU. Since 1985, it has offered a coherent set of higher education courses for senior technician and executive positions, positioned in the fields of metrology, instrumentation, automation, industrial process control, testing and R&D. Its offer is supplemented at Master level by the training of specialists in marketing in scientific instrumentation and microsensors and detection systems.

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN)

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre is a global leader in the field of nuclear research, services and education.

The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS)

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The main research areas are physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, information technologies, reactor physics, energy and environment.

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS)

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) originated in 1949 as the Professional Group on Nuclear Science within the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). The fields of interest of the NPSS include Nuclear Science and Engineering (including radiation detection and monitoring instrumentation, radiation effects, nuclear biomedical applications, particle accelerators, and instrumentation for nuclear power generation), and Plasma Science and Engineering (including plasma dynamics, thermonuclear fusion, plasma sources, relativistic electron beams, laser plasma interactions, diagnostics, and solid state plasmas). The NPSS sponsors seven conferences and three peer reviewed journals.

Opening Session (PDF)

Conference Scope (PDF)

Poster (PDF)